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Rnd 18: Brumbies v Reds

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by RugbyReg, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. VassMan Herbert Moran (7)

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    Is Tate injured?
  2. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    I like that side. Would much prefer Hegarty/Stweart as 10/15 but still lots to like. Plenty of impact coming off the bench (if Thorn actually uses it). Any word on Tate? That ankle must've been worse than first thought to miss two weeks?
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  3. Ignoto Alan Cameron (40)

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    No Tate or Stewart and Sefa from the bench? I would have thought having Sefa instead of Jock would give them some extra speed and a third ball crasher.
  4. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    I prefer Jock to be honest. Seems to put in way more than Sefa who has looked a little lazy or uninterested at times. We have plenty of crash ballers with CFS and Kerevi.
  5. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Tate still recovering.

    Hopefully Stewart plays club footy.

    Jock doesn't deserve to be dropped.
  6. Finsbury Girl Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    I'm firmly in the Hegarty/Stewart camp as well. I think this is the area Brad needs to improve, we had a combo that was starting to look cohesive. Stewart must be thinking "what the hell have i done?" ditto Moses. Not happy Brad.

    Jock has more than enough toe, he will be hard to dislodge from the starting line up now.
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  7. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    Jock has been solid but Naivalu is definitely the better player.
  8. TSR Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    IMO Campbell has been better than Naivalu this year. It’s the last game in a season where Naivalu is leaving and Campbell is staying and where the team can’t make finals.

    I’m happy to see Campbell retained in the starting line up.

    Edit: and agree on the comments re Stewart. Would have like to see him there.
  9. dru Paul McLean (56)

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    What happened to Blyth?
  10. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6213995/brumbies-reunite-to-remember-macca/?cs=14280


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  11. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    "Gene Fairbanks is driving in from Goulburn"

    Is this a gee up to pay out the guy living in Goulburn? Aside from those living in Canberra, he'd be travelling the least distance to get there.
  12. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    Brumbies

    1. Scott SIO
    2. Folau FAINGA’A
    3. Allan ALAALATOA
    4. Rory ARNOLD
    5. Sam CARTER
    6. Rob VALETINI
    7. Jahrome BROWN
    8. Lachlan MCCAFFREY
    9. Joe POWELL
    10. Christian LEALIIFANO
    11. Tom WRIGHT
    12. Irae SIMONE
    13. Tevita KURIDRANI
    14. Andy MUIRHEAD
    15. Tom BANKS
    REPLACEMENTS
    1. Connal MCINERNEY
    2. James SLIPPER
    3. Leslie LEULUAIALII-MAKIN
    4. Murray DOUGLAS
    5. Pete SAMU
    6. Ryan LONERGAN
    7. Jordan JACKSON-HOPE
    8. Len IKITAU
  13. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Injured Shoulder.
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  14. KOB1987 Paul McLean (56)

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    He must have moved down the highway, he was coaching the Bowral Blacks a couple of years ago.
  15. Brumby Runner Phil Kearns (64)

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    No Speight or Pulu. Will be missing a bit of quality on the wings. As they say, it will be another opportunity for Tom Wright to show what he's got. I think he has sufficient pace to play there, his stepping ability is good and he doesn't mind a bit of hard contact. It's his handling skills that worry me a bit.
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  16. emuarse Alan Cameron (40)

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    Worry not. He probably won't get a chance to see the ball.
    But his defense, he'll need to be good at;)
  17. RoffsChoice Peter Johnson (47)

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    I know Speight is a Brumbies fan favourite, but he has not been up to his historic standard since 2017, and I'm perfectly fine with Muirhead starting ahead of him for any reason. I know this is his first pro season, but Wright needs to commit to a position if he wants to nail a starting spot in the team. We have good wingers, and he's good enough to push Simone for a start, but he could well be a good winger.

    I guess we're going for the continuity approach, otherwise I don't know how we could justify not starting Swain, Lonergan, or Ikitau. Besides the pride of a win against Aussie rivals, there's nothing to gain from this game: a win alone will be enough to finish above the Jaguares if they (somehow) lose to the Sunwolves, but, chances are, we're 3rd and that's that. Chances are that we'll have to travel a lot in the finals if we go all the way, so resting players here would have been really valuable.

    Anyway, Brumbies by 20. Hopefully to nil.
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  18. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    I'll just put this here.

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  19. Shaker Syd Malcolm (24)

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    FORWARDS BATTLE

    [IMG]
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  20. Slim 293 Jason Little (69)

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    So Cusack and Pulu have been rested - Cusack has started every game for the Brumbies this year.....

    Not sure if it was reported whether Speight was still recovering from injury or was being rested as well?

    Surprised to not see Swain there though... thought that Arnold or Carter might come off early and give him some extra minutes.
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