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Reds 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. USARugger John Thornett (49)

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    If he’s improved under the ball, definitely
  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think we're well into FanFic territory talking about Quade Cooper making his triumphant return at fullback in 2019 in Brad Thorn's Reds team.
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  3. dillyboy Jim Clark (26)

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    ↑ True. How about he just makes his return at flyhalf...
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  4. USARugger John Thornett (49)

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    You need to give us a few months before we start sinking into the looming reality of next season, please. Think of the children.
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  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    You figuring that with the improvement he showed at scrummaging over the last offseason, he should try his hand at goalkicking next?
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  6. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Like when Ealesy was made kicker, I say just give it to the most talented footballer!

    And there's this 'raw ability' to work with (or we get Talakai back)

  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Tupou just needs to be shown how to place the ball on the tee! Strange technique.
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  8. Scrubber2050 Mark Ella (57)

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    Wasn't it a year or 2 ago when Willie G was on the market and supposedly wanted to return to the Reds and the Reds, for one reason or another bounced him.

    Lots of talk about a dodgy knee.

    He's played pretty well whilst on the park this year but missed several games through injury.

    I just don't want another Stephen Moore. That worked out shithouse for the Reds.

    Would HE fit in with Thorn - I don't think so.
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  9. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Him and Quade would make Souths a powerhouse

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  10. upthereds#! Dick Tooth (41)

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    Looks like Toua is going, at least for now. Pretty sure he was only ever an injury cover. With our current FB being the departing flyhalf, and the only specialist FB in Toua leaving, plus 'backups' like J.N and Maranta also going...we are definitely short on playmakers & fullbacks with nous. Even if we get Folau.trying to get Toua or another specialist FB to come here post Japan again seems like a smart move.
  11. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    he's actually not even playing that exceptionally at the moment. Certainly wasn't making a commanding statement for a recall.
  12. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    As an aside, if Cooper sees out all of 2019 and pockets his full wedge, would he seek to play another top-level season after that?

    By the age of 32, and given the circumstances, it's gotta be doubtful. Perhaps Japan could be a possibility. But his last pro match may end up as the Reds being outclassed at Dunedin in 2017.

    Sooner or later (likely sooner) it will be time to move on.
  13. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    I’m staggered he hasn’t done any boxing. I thought he’d have a bout or two.
  14. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Maybe he's contractually not allowed during the season

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  15. Beer Baron Vay Wilson (31)

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    Carozza back to academy. Wayne Smith reporting in Oz.

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  16. liquor box Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I dont think we should rush to get Genia, if he is desperate to play in QLD then wait until he accepts a really low offer. We have talent already and this makes it a buyers market.
  17. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Good news in that the backs this year appeared mediocre at best and uncoached at worst.

    Good luck for the future Paul

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  18. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    So Reds looking for a attack coach.. hmmm whos out there ?

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  19. dillyboy Jim Clark (26)

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    I know someone on their roster who's pretty decent in attack...
  20. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    I thought we'd all agreed that appointing inexperienced coaches who used to be great players is a terrible idea?

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