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Reds 2020

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

  1. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

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    It seemed to me all about David Pocock & how other younger Reds players measured up to his younger version.
    If that's about the 2020 Reds then my aunty has balls
  2. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    The first comment was " Mcreight is the second coming of Pocock"

    That's what kicked if off.
  3. Adam84 Colin Windon (37)

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    Seemed relevant enough to the Reds thread, it’s not like it was swamping out any other reds conversation

    On actual Reds news though, Reds to play trial vs NSW at Dalby on 24th Jan. as someone who has had the pleasure of playing in Dalby around that time, the boys are in for an experience. Going to be raging hot, and unless the drought has sorted itself out then the pitch will be rock hard. Good for doing shoulders and knees.
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  4. Strewthcobber Paul McLean (56)

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    Just a nice comfortable 36 degrees there that day this year
  5. TSR Ken Catchpole (46)

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    How is your Aunty Ralph?
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  6. redstragic Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Country rugby is important and it is good the Reds are thinking of it but Dalby in January? I worry about the early start to the year and the number of injuries we'll get because it is just so fuckin hot.
  7. Adam84 Colin Windon (37)

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    I think they’ll take a squad of 30 and play quarters with drink breaks.

    To be honest, it’s probably necessary acclimatisation because the season actual starts a week later, there’s no avoiding the heat this year.
  8. liquor box Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Heard a new advert for membership on the radio this morning, I must say Angus Scott-Young has an impressive voice and is very clear and concise with the way he talks as opposed to a lot of footballers when they do promotions. Reminded me of how well spoken Matt Burke was when he used to be interviewed.

    I actually think I may re-join this year (not because of the advert), I left after a piss poor effort by the Reds in the way they stuffed everything up with my membership a couple of years ago. I got a refund after the season because I still had not received my membership pack.

    The prices for memberships are interesting, I will probably only get to one game next year so am looking at the Forever Red membership which is $60, there is a Lady in Red membership that is $100 that includes 2 x gold tickets to a game, a scarf and everything you get in the Forever membership.

    Can a man purchase a Lady in Red membership? Do I need to identify as female at the time of membership? It seems like the best deal I can get if I am not going to many games through the season.
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  9. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Brisbane City lock Ryan Smith and the halfback Chapman would be good development contracts or extended playing squad contracts for the Reds? With Malolua injured probably need a third halfback.
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  10. Adam84 Colin Windon (37)

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    Thoughts on chapman as a halfback? I didn't see much of him, but he didn't stand out for me
  11. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Sydney Middleton (9)

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    He started for City a bit, I think they probably like Sorovi's impact coming off the bench. Chapman seems like he has a pretty good running game which suits playing alongside the dynamic Reds backrowers who pick and go so well around the ruck.
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  12. jl75 Herbert Moran (7)

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    Wasn’t impressed with him. That’s the whole problem here in Aus. We are looking for running xfactor 9’s and then worrying about service. AB’s, Wales, Ireland have 9’s that service and excel in game management and Japan. Here we haven’t focused on 9’s that can service from the base. Jmo
  13. Bobby Sands Desmond Connor (43)

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    Japanese nines service is incredible.
  14. The Nomad Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    Not commenting on the player mentioned , but agree with your logic .

    We complain about a 9 who skips out from a ruck with too many steps before passing , but then also want a 9 who is a ball running threat . Guess it’s more about when you choose to run ?
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  15. Ignoto Dick Tooth (41)

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    You can have a halfback like Genia who takes a couple steps in the direction they want to pass, but you need to do it when you have a player on the inside making a run. Digby used to always pop up on the inside after Will would draw the pillar and post out of position to make a nice hole.

    Jordy, Dangunu and Speight can all perform that role if Tate or Moses wanted to drift.
  16. The Nomad Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    ^Agree , in fact it looked a few times in the first half on Sat night that the inside channel had opened up for an inside pass of a Genia "skip", but alas it was just more of the same.
  17. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Just wondering if there is likely to be any recruitment at prop now that Ruan Smith is gone? Tupou and Nasser seem to be the only tightheads contracted although can JP Smith play there? I'm not across it very well but do they bring Gavin Luka back or contract someone like Van Nek or Dane Zander etc.?
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  18. upthereds#! Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Fotuaika would be the no.2 THP at this stage.
  19. Adam84 Colin Windon (37)

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    Which I don’t love, played well last year. but, still has fitness and injury concerns
  20. Bobby Sands Desmond Connor (43)

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    Jordy goes alright doesn’t he?

    Regardless of the Wallabies, much of what is going right in Oz rugby is happening in QLD..

    Feels good to only be worried about the Reds again.
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