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Reds 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, May 9, 2019.

  1. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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  2. LearningCurve Ted Fahey (11)

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    Interesting that Stewart has signed for 3, I wondered if he would look elsewhere after this year. He barely appeared in the later part of the season and I think was meant to be in Premier Grade for Bond and then didn't show there or managed one game maybe. Was he injured?
  3. Adam84 Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Thought he was carrying an injury for a bit there?
    I also think they wanted to see what McGahan has to offer and whether to re-sign him or not.

    In 2020 I think this is how we may see the players and their positions

    10. Lucas, Gordon, Hegarty
    11. Daugunu, Hardy
    12. JOC, Stewart
    13. Petaia, CFS
    14. Speight, Campbell
    15. Hegarty, Stewart, Lucas, Campbell
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  4. upthereds#! John Solomon (38)

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    What's allowed in pro squad? 32 plus 5 development? plus whatever you want in academy..
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  5. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Yeah I think so.

    I reckon Lucas will be signed for a long term deal. Possibly a 4 year one.
  6. Roberts Rugby Billy Sheehan (19)

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    You might find Lucas and Hegarty switched for starters.
  7. upthereds#! John Solomon (38)

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    Would he, Wilson, Mcreight etc all be beneficiaries of the RA initiative to retain talent? Does that mean the Reds don't pay, or does it mean that the young talent is secured on a higher combined wage to support retention? - Similar to the Top tier Wallabies
  8. Blackadder Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Well done to the reds locking up so many young players to provide some stability and hopefully future stars of the game
  9. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Well we have a match day 23 signed at least:

    15 Campbell
    14 Daugunu
    13 Petaia
    12 Stewart
    11 Speight
    10 Hegarty
    9 McDermott
    8 ASY
    7 McReight
    6 Wright
    5 Salakai-Loto
    4 Rodda
    3 Tupou
    2 Mafi
    1 JP Smith

    16 Paeng-Amosa
    17 Fotuaika
    18 Ruan Smith
    19 Hockings
    20 Wilson
    21 Sorovi
    22 Feauai-Sautia
    23 Hardy
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  10. Ignoto Dick Tooth (41)

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    No JoC in your 23 Reg?
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  11. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    ahh shit. Forgot we'd signed him. Yes. He'd be there somewhere. PRobably 12 with Stewart to 15 for Campbell.
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  12. Silverado Cyril Towers (30)

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    Hoopert?
  13. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    I don't believe he has been officially re-signed yet? Or announced at least?
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  14. TSR Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    The upside of this years injury crisis is that Hardy & particularly Campbell both got decent exposure and CFS got more game time and, IMO, played his best for a few years.

    As ever, depth will be just as critical as who is in the first pick starting 15 and the squad is starting to look pretty sold in that regard. Even the bench is handy, with two Wallabies and two potential Wallabies in waiting. Add Lucas into the mix and there is a a good
    balance between strong ball running and more dynamic ball runners/ball players.

    I think the key question here will be who is going to guide the team around. I’m happy enough with Hegarty and I thought he was quite good for the most part this year, but I think we need him to get better again this year to really be competitive.
  15. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    Sorry for the off topic post but I didn't want to start a new thread and couldn't find another appropriate place to ask.

    I'm wanting to head to the Brisbane City v Fiji Drua NRC match at GPS this weekend but I can't find any details about it online (tickets (if any), kick off times etc.).

    Anyone point me in the right direction?
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  16. SouthernX Arch Winning (36)

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    It will be free. hard to fence off the expansive fields which are Yoku Road

    Only venue you’ll have to open the wallet for probably is Brothers.
  17. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    Thanks SX. Never been to GPS, at least I don't think. Looking forward to it
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  18. Adam84 Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Wilson(2023) and Hoopert(2022) locked into long term deals as well
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  19. TSR Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Just thinking out loud - but if Carter Gordon is seen as a future Super Rugby level 10 and Lucas’ best position is more unclear, would it make more sense to leave Hegarty at 10 with Gordon as his understudy & play Lucas at 15?
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  20. thierry dusautoir Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Lucas himself said on the fox rugby podcast after the U20s Championship that his best and favoured position is 15

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