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Reds 2018

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by The torpedo, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    COMREDS!!!!

    ON ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAPPENED TONIGHT, IT IS TIME TO LOOK TOWARDS THE NEXT PHASE OF OUR THREE-YEAR PLAN

    FIRST WE MUST INSPECT OUR TROOPS:

    CONFIRMED LOYAL TO THE RED ARMY FOR NEXT YEAR AND ONWARDS:

    Hooker:

    Stephen Moore (2018)
    Andrew Ready (2018)
    Alex Mafi (2018)

    Prop:

    James Slipper (2018)
    Taniela Tupou (2018)

    Lock:

    Kane Douglas (2018)
    Izack Rodda (2018)
    Lukhan Tui (2018)
    Angus Blyth (2018)
    Harry Hockings (2020)

    Backrow:

    Scott Higginbotham (2019)
    Adam Korczyk (2018)
    Michael Gunn (2018)
    George Smith (2018)
    Caleb Timu (2018)

    Scrumhalf:

    Nick Frisby (2019)
    James Tuttle (2018)

    Flyhalf:

    Quade Cooper (2019)
    Hamish Stewart (2019)

    Centre:

    Duncan Paia'aua (2019)
    Samu Kerevi (2018)

    Wing:

    Izaia Perese (2019)
    Lachlan Maranta (2018)
    Eto Nabuli (2018)

    Confirmed Gone:

    Rob Simmons (Waratahs)
    Leroy Houston (Bordeaux-Begles)
    Jake McIntyre (Agen)
    Sam Talakai (TBC?)
    Cadeyrn Neville (France somewhere)
    Hendrick Tui (marquee period over)

    Contract Up:

    Marcus Vanzati
    Sef Faagase
    Chris Feauai-Sautia
    Chris Kuridrani
    Karmichael Hunt

    Likely Gone:

    Campbell Magnay (Japan and then???)
    Henry Teafu (picked by Samoa)??
  2. dillyboy Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I feel bad liking this post but jeez even after a bottle of port after getting home from the game things aren't looking any better :(

    Any chance of us signing Link for next year? Even as an advisor to Stiles maybe..
  3. Thinker Darby Loudon (17)

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    Can we just skip 2018 and start a 2019 thread?
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  4. TOCC Guest

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    L.Tui and I.Rodda need to be locked in as the long term lock combination, Ive long been a strong supporter of Simmons and whilst he still has much to offer, he doesn't have long left to offer it.


    Re-sign
    Talakai
    Hunt
    Perese
    Sanday
    Paia'aua
    Ngamanu
    Hewat
    Nabuli
    Stewart
    Magnay

    Time to go:
    Kuridrani
    McIntyre
    Feauai-Sautia
    Maranta
    Taefu
    Gunn

    Already gone:
    H.Tui(signing with Sunwolves i believe)
    C.Neville(needs to go for opportunity)

    Jury is still out:
    Kite
    C.Timu
    Sorovi
    Vanzati
    Simmons(do the begin succession planning now)?

    Recruit
    Assitant Coaches
    Outside back x 2
    Inside back x 1
    Prop(LHP and THP)
    Lock
    Openside Flanker
    Issak Fines- Leleiwasa
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  5. Strewthcobber Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Simmons must be a fair chance of losing his ARU top up, and would probably look os if that happened. Hunt will take a big pay cut from the ARU too you'd imagine so will be interesting to see what happens there.

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  6. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Follow what dillyboy did:

  7. The torpedo Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Director of coaching?

    A man can dream....
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  8. TOCC Guest

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    Skelton heading overseas will offer Simmons a reprieve
  9. TOCC Guest

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    Link isn't coming back people, time to move on.. he hasn't been coaching for years now, involved in construction management last I heard
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  10. Twoilms Trevor Allan (34)

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    Your team as it is would be perfectly fine if not for the foul every 2.46 seconds and yellow every 40 minutes.
  11. Strewthcobber Peter Sullivan (51)

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    I wonder. You're probably right. But 4 locks already with a top up at the moment for next year. Do they see a role for Simmons all the way to 2019?

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  12. TOCC Guest

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    Skelton was reportedly offered a top up, not a massive one but still a top up. Ultimately the ARU have already spent big on Arnold and Coleman, and Carter also received one, I think there's space for one more, and Simmons seems like a natural choice for the next 12months at least.
  13. Strewthcobber Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Douglas is on one for next year (2018) though right?

    I'd certainly think Simmons is ahead of him in the pecking order, but he might get squeezed out by the timing of contracts. He should be expecting a pay cut at least

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  14. Sauron Larry Dwyer (12)

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    We must do two things next season:

    1) recruit Jim McKay as attack/backs coach
    2) increase pig iron production by 500%
  15. dru Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Who was that Kiwi strategist during the Link era? The one that Genia sacked. Let's have him back.
  16. Sauron Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Philip 'Chook' Fowler
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  17. dru Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Him. Chook. Let's get him.
  18. RugbyReg Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I'd agree with that. I'd throw Vanzati in as a keeper but understand the caution.

    I'm not sure about Reece Hewat but think we have him for a while.

    You a fan of IFL? Over Sorovi?

    Openside flanker is the biggest issue. For the first time since forever the production line is a little bare.
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  19. HJ Nelson Alex Ross (28)

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    Surprised to see this guy warming up with the Reds on Saturday night.

    I assume it's Tate McDermott. Maybe he is on the radar, or maybe he is just on 'work experience' while he is not required with Aussie7s ?

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  20. TOCC Guest

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    I'm a big fan of IFL, Sorovi has show glimpses but I'm not absolutely sold on him either way.

    McDermott seem like an incredible talent, I assumed he was locked to Sevens, almost looks like a 5/8 rather then a halfback IMO
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