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RWC Pool D - Wallabies vs Uruguay -Saturday October 5 2019 @ 2:15pm

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Bobby Sands, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. formerflanker Desmond Connor (43)

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    NZ beating USA 63-0 was a signal that no matter who plays, high scores are going to occur. No falling down in a heap because the opposition isn't strong. Game plan and structures and effort all continue despite the opposition and the score line.
    We have to do the same.
  2. waiopehu oldboy David Wilson (68)

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    ^ 24-hour embargo on mentioning results from other matches in a match thread (tho I s'pose by mis-identifying one of the teams you technically haven't :)).
  3. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    I disagree, the ball is like a bar of soap, the ABs dropped a million balls, we have less skills, we will drop 2,000,000 balls
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  4. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    On the risking injury front, I think it's still worth playing Toomua. He's really only played 20-35mins off the bench, so game time for him actually makes sense.

    Given there are 2 games until QF's in my view resting him for one game is more ideal then both. Same goes for most starters.

    Although I agree it's a bizaare choice to start him at 12. I can't see any sense in that all.
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  5. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Maybe they are after someone who passes the ball at 12. Matt's been playing well and While Samu is devastating with ball in hand we might be better off going back to our roots of a ball playing 12 and a big 13 e.g. TK / Samu.

    Food for thought..
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  6. molman Arch Winning (36)

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    There is also some chat that JOC's work in defence, positioning and defencive reads are not up to scratch. Maybe they are looking to see if they have a better combination they could work with.
  7. formerflanker Desmond Connor (43)

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    Damm! Sorry.
    Must have less red whist watching all these games and I may look as though I know what I'm talking about.
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  8. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I do love the 10. Lilo 12. Toomua 13. Kuridrani combo.. it's probably a safer option defensively and still solid on attack. but then again I'm a Brumbies supporter
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  9. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Isn't our game earlier? There seem to be fewer problems with the humidity earlier in the day.
  10. formerflanker Desmond Connor (43)

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    There seem to be a number of variables including time slot. Geography, weather on the day, and open/closed stadia being some others.
  11. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    You guys are forgetting that Chieka has already declared our back up 10's as Beale and Hodge. This is classic smoke and mirrors where we feign Toomua as our 10 moving forward and then in the knockout stages out comes Beale or Hodge and boom! England won't know what hit them! Genius! :D
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  12. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Hodge @ 10 :eek:

    But then again I can see the current brains trust thinking this is a good idea o_O
  13. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    He's taking the piss I believe, that was last year when there was literally no options besides Bernard.
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  14. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I just hope having Toomua at 12 isn't a sign that he is not being considered a starter at 10 for QF's.
  15. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Tiriuni described Toomua @ 10 like playing 3 centres
  16. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    Yep. Only other option was Cooper which was memorable for the fact it made it crystal clear where the selectors viewed Quade on the pecking order. Hodge did start one Test at 10 I'm sure.

    EDIT: Yep he did. Vs Japan in 2018.
  17. Dctarget Greg Davis (50)

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    Turinui also agrees with our Bobby Sands about Petaia. He said that if he wasn't injured earlier this year that he'd unequivocally be starting 13 for the RWC.
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  18. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Why dont we just throw Samu 10 TK 12 Two Dads 13. won't matter whos on the wing then just pick guys who can tackle they wont see the ball.
  19. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    We'd probably have beaten Wales if we'd spent the first half not trying to get the ball wide when we shouldn't have.
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  20. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    Forgetting that for years and years Matt was a 10 for the Brumbies, and played extremely well there with the only reason Lilo getting a shot at 10 was his knee injury.. The only thing that makes him a 12 is that he loves contact in attack or defense meaning he hit like a mac truck. But his got all the skills of a 10.

    His a very skillful player, and has found form coming off the bench, and that's probably the most important thing to get into our team at the moment

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