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Reds 2021

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Now much of this could change at the drop of a hat, but might as well give it a go.

    Will try to update squad lists but this is what I have very quickly from the top of my head. Let me know what needs updating and changing:

    CONTRACTED:

    Hookers:

    Alex Mafi -2022
    Brandon Paenga-Amosa - 2021

    Props:

    Taniela Tupou - 2023
    Feao Fotuaika - 2021
    Harry Hoopert - 2023

    Locks:

    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto- 2022
    Angus Blythe - 2023

    Backrow:

    Harry Wilson - 2023
    Fraser McReight - 2023
    Liam Wright - 2021
    Angus Scott-Young - 2021
    Seru Uru - 2021

    Scrumhalf:

    Tate McDermott - 2023

    Flyhalf:

    James O'Connor - 2021

    Centres:

    Hamish Stewart - 2022
    Jordan Petaia - 2022
    Hunter Paisami (2022)

    Wings:

    Suliasi Vunivalu - 2022
    Filipo Daugunu - 2023
    Jock Campbell - 2022

    Fullback:

    Bryce Hegarty - 2021

    Reds Wider Training Squad:

    Wilson Blythe - 2022

    Reds Development Squad:



    Off-Contract:

    Scott Maloula - 2020
    Moses Sorovi -2020
    JP Smith - 2020
    Carter Gordon - 2020
    Sean Farrell - 2020?
    Tom Kibble - 2020
    Josh Nasser - 2020?
    Michael Wood - 2020?
    David Feao - 2020 (Prop)
    Tuaina Taii Tualima (Lock)
    Jack Hardy - 2020
    Chris Feauai-Sautia - 2020

    GONE:
    Isaac Lucas - Released
    Izack Rodda - Lyon
    Harry Hockings - Released
    Henry Speight - Biarritz
  2. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    Yep, a lot will depend on a broadcast deal and if RA manage to get some test match rugby played in Oct/Nov.

    Without cash being generated could be a few more joining the last three on the list.
  3. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Yes contract negotiations for 2021 are currently frozen
  4. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Jojo Fifita is signed for 2021 as a WTS member
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  5. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    Noticed on the Brumbies 2021 thread that Reg also kicked off that Reesjan Pasitoa off contract with the Brumbies.

    Could be a great long term option for the Reds at 10 if they can get him back up to Brisbane.
  6. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    If we have Carter Gordon already in the system why not just back him?
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  7. Jimmy_Crouch Arch Winning (36)

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  8. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    I rate Carter and the Reds pathways have put a lot of faith in him .

    But he has been playing carrying injuries for the past couple of years .

    I don’t doubt his courage or his ability, but have concerns about him staying injury free long enough to be the solution to who plays 10 for the Reds .

    Hope I’m wrong about this , would love to see him kick on to his potential.
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  9. SouthernX John Solomon (38)

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    What injuries The Nomad?

    My understanding is he has had 1. a bung knee during NRC for putting too much weight on too fast and had to get a clean up on the miniscus or something. Also don't recall him being that injured during time at BBC.

    If his form from club rugby is to be taken into account. You have a guy who got thru the whole season where the only games he missed were the 2 outings against Souths! (I believe 1 of the weeks was simply a rest week)
  10. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    Yep similar bung knee he carried through his senior year , kept him out of Aussie U18’s last year and had him in the rehab group in Reds preseason in the lead in to the 2020 season.

    He was very good for Wests last year and hope he stays fit .
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  11. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    "back" to Brisbane? How long was he here for? He may opt to head "back" to Perth if the Force feature in whatever comp we have next year.
  12. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    Didn’t say he was from Brisbane, he spent three years at NC after being “noticed” playing for WA in the U15 Gold Cup .
    Played U16’s for Qld in 2017 , Qld Schoolboys 2018 and signed with the Brumbies during his final year at school after being in the Reds Academy before that .

    No doubt plenty would claim him and plenty would be happy to have him .
  13. Tomikin Paul McLean (56)

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    Pretty sure there's a sponsor who pays for Reesjan to play for the Brumbies, I would suspect once they know how much the broadcast deal is he will be signed again.
  14. liquor box Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Thinking forward to 2021 it will be interesting how the Reds approach memberships. At what point will they know what they can offer? Will they want more dollars per game as they are local derbies, or will it be reduced as it is no longer Super Rugby?

    Does the Reds contract with Suncorp only involve Super Rugby? Can the Reds get back to Ballymore if it is only an Australian competition?

    So many details to sort out on top of the playing talent.
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  15. PhilClinton Jim Clark (26)

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    I hope not.

    The back to Ballymore mantra is great in theory and brought up every year, but logistically it really isn't viable at the moment.

    The place is literally falling apart and even on the weekends of club rugby finals, the lines for food and drink are horrendous. Some of my greatest rugby memories are at Ballymore but if the QRU want to utilize it properly, it needs a major overhaul.
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  16. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    ^Any news on the redevelopment of Ballymore?

    There would be very little point to playing there if crowds were allowed in it's current state.
  17. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Surely the Vunivalu contract is now DOA.
  18. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Not unless they come to a mutual agreement to terminate it
  19. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Back to Ballymore makes perfect sense of there are no crowds. Assuming the lights are still broadcast standard.

    Unless Suncorp is giving hirer's a massive discount
  20. PhilClinton Jim Clark (26)

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    This thread is Reds 2021 isn't it? Do you think there will still be no crowds going along to sports in 12 months?

    If RA/QRU are serious about putting rugby back on the map, now would be the perfect time for them to take advantage of the post-COVID funding to get construction projects happening and get the Ballymore development on the front burner. At least aim to get the main field fixed up and bring it into the current century in terms of amenities. Then I would definitely support a back to Ballymore approach in 2021.

    Otherwise yes I would be asking Suncorp for a reduction in fees based on the number of patrons allowed in the Stadium. I'm sure they'll be trying to get as many going as possible, as soon as possible, with the Caxton St business also reliant on it.
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