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Reds v Brumbies Trial Match - Cairns - 11 Feb 2012

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by MrTimms, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Reds Squad for the trial announced. Link has gone with full strength, only injured players won't be playing.

    forwards:
    Albert Anea, Ben Daley, Kevin Davis, Saia Faingaa, Liam gill, James Hanson, Scott Higginbotham, Greg Holmes, James Horwill, Dave McDuling, Ed Quirk, Beau Robinson, Radike Samo, Jake Shatz, Guy Shepherdson, Rob Simmons, James Slipper, Adam Wallace-Harrison

    Backs:
    Chris Feauai-Sautia, Nick Frisby, Will Genia, Mike Harris, Digby Ioane, Jono Lance, Ben Lucas, Luke Morahan, Dallan Murphy, Dom Shipperley, Ben Tapuai, Aidan toua

    All up 10 Capped Wallabies.
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    That looks like the whole squad!
  3. barbarian Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Who is Nick Frisby?

    Does he get tossed around a lot? Taken to picnics? I bet the kids really love him. Is his nickname 'Ultimate'?


    I think I'm done. For now, anyway.

    But seriously, who is he?
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  4. MrTimms Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Scrumie. As he is Sanchez's backup, you won't see much of him.
  5. suckerforred Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I had actually forgotten about him. Might see more of him this year. From memory what I have seen is that he is quite a handy little player.
  6. mudskipper Colin Windon (37)

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    Good to see Link giving the full Reds squad getting a run. his will give the Brumbies a real try out. and show their weaknesses.
  7. What2040 Dave Cowper (27)

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    needs to sort out team rather quickly with the Tahs game on the near horizon.
  8. Godfrey Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Small sidenote: is their something about being a "passionate" Brumbies fan that forces people to always use 3 periods rather than 1? Just curious.
  9. Godfrey Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    I wonder if Lucas will be playing more half-back this year in the absence of Prior. For his sake, and the Reds, I hope he is used more often than that would entail.
  10. What2040 Dave Cowper (27)

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    looking forward to reports on Sautia - kid was great as a schoolboy
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  11. Penguin Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Nick Frisby is the youngest of a long line of Frisby's I'm led to believe, he apparently knows no fear & is a GPS boy.
    This is the first I've heard of Kevin Davis, anyone in the know?
  12. suckerforred Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Kevin Davis - Prop, 26. Actually came over from england in 2010 I think. Spent a fair bit of last year on the injured list and only got back into club rugby towards the end of the season. My understanding. Played for Uni so someone out there should have seen him play. I haven't
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  13. tigerland12 John Thornett (49)

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    Frisby is definatly a talent and a good choice as Genia's back up (ahead of the younger Lucas). Increadibly skillful, very capable running and kicking game. His only downfa would be his leaner figure, but hopefully he can add some bulk now he is part of a professional squad.
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  14. tigerland12 John Thornett (49)

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    Also is Davies and A.Faingaa the only injured ones?
  15. Sandpit Fan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Didn't think they had any, based on that last trial :D.
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  16. tranquility Banned

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    He is a former U20 prop for England, so hopefully he can blossom into a scrummaging weapon. It is odd that at 26 he hasn't made more of an impact, but as you said he has been injured quite a bit. I hope he smashes some blokes in premier rugby this year, and starts to put his hand up.
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  17. mudskipper Colin Windon (37)

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    one can only hope... but in reality we're playing the champs and half the Wallabies squad. who are outstanding so I'm told. even without their playmaker. ;)
  18. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    For the Brumbies, Jake White said a few weeks ago that he would see how the combinations worked in their first trial before making a decision on the team for this week. The better combinations would be retained for this match and probably play more than a half.

    Having said that, those plans could change but you can count Robbie Coleman out with a sternum injury from the Force trial.
  19. Jon Chris McKivat (8)

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    the ponies will probably show their hand a bit more for this game than they did for the trial against the force.
    link obviously wants his match day squad to get a good run in the combinations that they are going to be playing in the first half of the season; the reds will probably continue off from where they left off last year. the Brumbies will have to play a bit closer to what will be their regular season game.

    will be interesting to see what white has done with his squad during preseason actually. and to see how the reds manage with no cooper (obviously). which will give an indication of how they are going to set up their season. or at least the first leg of it.
  20. mudskipper Colin Windon (37)

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    I think your right. but I'm sure White will still give all lads a run.

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