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

  1. Sully John Eales (66)

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    His contract does not guarantee selection so no problem. And who is close? besides Pocock?
  2. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Gill and McMahon left before he signed the big contract (for big contracts of their own).

    McReight and Wright signed on after the big contract (potentially hoping to get some of those sweet millions at the next round of negotiation.

    Which potential international 7s have we lost as a result of Hooper signing in Aug 2018? None as far as I can tell
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  3. Adam84 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    and both those players decided to go overseas, if they wanted to be competing for the starting flanker position, then they need to be playing in Australia and forgoing the big money offers on offer form overseas. And for whatever reason, neither did.
  4. Finsbury Girl Vay Wilson (31)

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    re: selection. Whatever you say.

    Wright is a better 7 and his super rugby stats this year proved it. Not that it mattered one jot, he gained some token mins to keep him interested though.

    The upside is the Fearnley/Price party will be broken after the world cup.
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    How so? Hooper beats him in pretty much every statistical category. Wright attacked the breakdown harder and had more forced penalties. That is about the only stat he beats Hooper in across the board.
  6. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Which of course can never happen.

    When does that contract die?
  7. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    *cough cough* Reds Thread *cough cough*
  8. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Sure it can.
  9. drewprint Ron Walden (29)

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    Wright is a very good, promising young player but FFS Hooper is excellent and absolutely, unequivocally deserves his spot.
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  10. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Hooper is defintely better than Wright, right now.

    However I think the point is this.. with a deluge of 7s coming through, as always, I hope we do not sign Hooper to another long-term contract.

    Getting McMahon back should be far more important given the dearth of world class 6s and 8s in Australia.
  11. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Well getting McMahon back might be viable post Cheika.
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  12. Adam84 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    With Pocock retiring there is surely some more money freed up for players in the back-row. Problem for McMahon is, the longer he stays away the more opportunity he gives to new guys like Wright, McReight and Dempsey to prove that they are suitable alternatives
  13. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    McMahon is an already proven world class international forward.

    McReight hasn't started Super, Wright has played 20 minutes of test, and Dempsey is a valuable Wallaby but not in Seans league at this point.
  14. Adam84 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Sure, but McMahon isn’t available is he? I believe he has signed in japan for long term and my comments are about his longterm absence from Australia and international rugby. McReight hasn’t played SR yet, but by 2022 when McMahon wants to come home, there might night be the funds available
  15. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    McMahon will come home when Cheik leaves, bookmark it.
  16. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    MMmmm. I though Sean had worked out he was permanently crocked, and preferred to earn some coin while he still can on the gentle fields of Japanese rugby.
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  17. Rebels3 Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I can 100% confirm this is the major factor in him moving overseas. There is no issue with Cheika, his only gripe in Aus was the value of the wallaby top up offered when compared to some other players, not talking the top tier contracts but the mid range ones. RA valued him on one of the lower top ups.
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  18. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I’ve heard it from boys that have spent time with him in Bali & on the GC that he doesn’t like Cheik, the rugby is less impact & he gets paid more. In order.
  19. Finsbury Girl Vay Wilson (31)

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    Most important stat for a 7 in the modern game, turnover. Everything else that matters is par or better. He didn't make as many tackles as he doesn't have lazy partners in his pack. Running I couldn't care less. There are 6 blokes with double digits on the back who are paid to run.

    This talk of NSWelshmen is stinking up the QLD thread/
  20. dru Andrew Slack (58)

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    Agree

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