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Rugby World Cup 2019

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by waiopehu oldboy, May 8, 2017.

  1. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    View it here.

    Only Veremalua, Mawi, Lomani and Voka are Fijian-based (i.e. Rapid Rugby Latui).

    All the rest are from Euro clubs (or between gigs for three of 'em).
  2. Highlander35 Paul McLean (56)

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    It's a damn good squad: and I've seen a fair few remark that it might be the best assembled in the pro era, and while the majority of names might not be familiar to a SH audience, they're not short of quality by any means, and while that's expected in the back row and outside backs, it's very true of the locks as well, and Nakarawa is still my favourite player to watch in World Rugby. If the front row can hold their own, and the scrum halves release the backs (I love you Niko, but that probably means you miss out) they can be a serious threat.
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  3. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Argentina RWC 2019 squad

    Forwards: Nahuel Tetaz Chapparo, Mayco Vivas, Agustin Creevy, Julian Montoya, Santiago Socino, Juan Figallo, Santiago Medrano, Enrique Pieretto, Guido Petti, Tomas Lavanini, Matias Alemanno, Pablo Matera, Tomas Lezana, Javier Ortega Desio, Marcos Kremer, Rodrigo Bruni, Juan Manuel Leguizamon.

    Backs: Tomas Cubelli, Felipe Ezcurra, Nicolas Sanchez, Benjamin Urdapilleta, Jeronimo de la Fuente, Matias Orlando, Matias Moroni, Lucan Mensa, Juan Cruz Mallia, Ramiro Moyano, Bautista Delguy, Emiliano Boffelli, Joaquin Tuculet.

    https://www.world.rugby/news/444149
  4. Tex Chilla Wilson (44)

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    I'm adopting them as my second team. Shame that we share the same pool, but hopefully they bust a big surprise over Wales.
  5. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Italy squad
    Forwards: Simone Ferrari, Andrea Lovotti, Tiziano Pasquali, Nicola Quaglio, Marco Riccioni, Federico Zani, Luca Bigi, Oliviero Fabiani, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Dean Budd, Federico Ruzza, David Sisi, Alessandro Zanni, Maxime Mbanda, Sebastian Negri, Sergio Parisse, Jake Polledri, Abraham Steyn.

    Backs: Callum Braley, Guglielmo Palazzini, Tito Tebaldi, Tommaso Allan, Carlo Canna, Tommaso Benvenuti, Michele Campagnaro, Luca Morisi, Mattia Bellini, Giulio Bisegni, Jayden Hayward, Matteo Minozzi, Edoardo Padovani

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rugb...alanders-feature-in-italy-s-31-man-squad.html
  6. Eagles90 Allen Oxlade (6)

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    2 years ago this guy was running out for reserve grade at Wests Bulldogs in Brisbane, before being picked up by Bordeaux in the Top 14. Great to see him now representing his country. Great bloke.
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  7. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Oh, that guy? Wow. Fantastic story.
  8. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    so bummed at the lack of island flair on display in recent Pacific Nations cup matches. Tonga/Fiji/Samoa players almost all NH pros now and seem fully subscribed to the terminally dull safety-first bump and plop game-of-inches euro moneyball bullshit
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  9. Tex Chilla Wilson (44)

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    That's a real shame mate. Some of the Fiji highlights that have filtered my way have been A+++. Their win over NZ Maori was fantastic
  10. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Best RWC promo commercial ever:

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  11. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    The hero narrative needs work.

    A lot of work.

    [IMG]
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  12. Adam84 Bill McLean (32)

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    Seems accurate to me
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  13. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    Lurch has the villain role down, tho.
  14. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Money, money, money.
  15. Rugby Head Stan Wickham (3)

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    Wallabies squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup

    Forwards

    Allan Alaalatoa (34 Tests, Brumbies, 25)*

    Rory Arnold (22 Tests , Brumbies, 29)*

    Adam Coleman (33 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 28)*

    Jack Dempsey (11 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 25)*

    Folau Fainga’a (11 Tests, Brumbies, 24)*

    Michael Hooper (c) (95 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 27)

    Sekope Kepu (105 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 33)

    Tolu Latu (15 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)*

    Isi Naisarani (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)*

    David Pocock (77 Tests, Brumbies, 31)

    Izack Rodda (21 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)*

    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (15 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)*

    Rob Simmons (97 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)

    Scott Sio (58 Tests, Brumbies, 27)

    James Slipper (90 Tests, Brumbies, 30)

    Taniela Tupou (15 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)*

    Jordan Uelese (3 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)*

    Backs

    Adam Ashley-Cooper (118 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 35)

    Kurtley Beale (87 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)

    Bernard Foley (69 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)

    Will Genia (104 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 31)

    Dane Haylett-Petty (32 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)*

    Reece Hodge (37 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)*

    Samu Kerevi (29 Tests, Queensland Reds, 25)*

    Marika Koroibete (23 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 27)*

    Tevita Kuridrani (60 Tests, Brumbies, 28)

    Christian Lealiifano (22 Tests, Brumbies, 31)*

    James O’Connor (47 Tests, Queensland Reds, 29)

    Jordan Petaia (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 19)*

    Matt To’omua (46 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)

    Nic White (26 Tests, Rugby Australia, 29)*
  16. Tex Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Props
    Allan Alaalatoa
    James Slipper
    Scott Sio
    Sekope Kepu
    Taniela Tupou

    Hookers
    Folau Fainga’a
    Jordan Uelese
    Tolu Latu

    Locks
    Adam Coleman
    Izack Rodda
    Rob Simmons
    Rory Arnold

    Back row
    David Pocock
    Isi Naisarani
    Jack Dempsey
    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
    Michael Hooper

    Halfbacks
    Nic White
    Will Genia

    Flyhalf
    Bernard Foley
    Christian Lealiifano

    Centres
    James O’Connor
    Jordan Petaia
    Matt To’omua
    Samu Kerevi
    Tevita Kuridrani

    Outside backs
    Dane Haylett-Petty
    Kurtley Beale
    Marika Koroibete
    Reece Hodge

    Random old bloke off the street who snuck in because of "the vibe"
    Adam Ashley-Cooper
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  17. Tex Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Praying Genia doesn't crock an old man hamstring or whatnot
  18. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    I assume that was Mickey Rooney doing the voice over?
  19. waiopehu oldboy John Eales (66)

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    Overnight Ringinland destroyed Oirland 57-15 which is an impressive result BUT Ringinland have a horror draw: final two Pool matches are Argentina & France then it's QF (Straya or Wales), SF & Final v two of NZ, SA & Ireland. On successive weekends. Can't be done IMO. I reckon they'll win their Pool, scrape through a QF then lose badly in a SF due to being knackered and/ or having lost key players to injury.
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  20. Dismal Pillock John Thornett (49)

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    hopefully now:
    • worlds greatest team Ireland are mentally shot in the brains and simper out at their usual 1/8 final juncture.
    • bloviating England so full of themselves that they rest on their laurels, neglect to do the shitwork, and shockingly exit tourney at group stage
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