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SR Round 5: Waratahs vs Lions - Friday 28 February 2020 Super Rugby @ BankWest Stadium 7:15pm

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Braveheart81, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The Tahs need to turn things around this Friday. The Tahs have been hopeless but the Lions haven't been a whole lot better.

    After an excellent performance by the Waratahs A side, Rob Penney has to throw some caution to the wind and give some of those guys an opportunity.

    The side I would run with:

    1. Robertson
    2. Abel
    3. HJH
    4. Simmons
    5. Tafa
    6. Dempsey
    7. Hooper
    8. Harris
    9. Gordon
    10. Harrison
    11. Nawaqanitawase
    12. Hunt
    13. Foketi
    14. Maddocks
    15. Beale

    16. Fitzpatrick 17. Bell 18. Faulkner 19. Holloway 20. Gamble/Tizzano 21. Short 22. Moeroa 23. Clark/Newsome
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  2. Silverado Trevor Allan (34)

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    I like it. Time for some change, particularly in the pigs. Haven't seen Tafa at lock before but some of these young guys can't do worse than the incumbents
  3. Sully John Eales (66)

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  4. Blackadder Colin Windon (37)

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    Tafa played lock at NRC and for the Tahs A team. Adds go forward and grunt. Hopefully he gets a run and does well as this is a big step up.
  5. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    Tafa definitely. Don't think Harris is ready, especially up against a Saffer pack.
  6. A mutterer Nev Cottrell (35)

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    i understand the reason why beale would be picked, but fuck me i'd support penny if he dropped beale to send a message.

    i'd also have the pigs pick up nothing but celibacy and raw steaks this week, whilst also subjecting them to a steady stream of fake saffa accent voicemails each day insulting their mums.
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  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    He definitely needs to lift his game. He's still providing a lot of the attacking spark though.

    He should be on notice though. His play hasn't been good enough.
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  8. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    You don't want them to cry you masochist!! Narr I hope the Tah's give the Lions a toweling, I want all Australia teams to be strong, shut the kiwi's and saffa's up about how weak we are.
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  9. Finsbury Girl Vay Wilson (31)

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    ^ what about a bit of Tommy Raudonikus slapping each other in the sheds argie/bargie type stuff.

    Back to the future.
  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Waratahs are favourites with the bookies at this stage.

    I've invested a pineapple to ensure my evening at the game is enjoyable or at lesat I walk away with more money than I arrived :D
  11. Sully John Eales (66)

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    On the Lions?
  12. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Yes. Sorry, I thought that was implied from my post.

    If I bet on the Tahs I'm setting myself up for double disappointment at poor odds!
  13. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Lions at $2.40 is very tempting indeed.
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  14. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Waratahs to face the Lions
    1. Angus Bell
    2. Robbie Abel
    3. Harry Johnson-Holmes
    4. Tom Staniforth
    5. Rob Simmons
    6. Lachie Swinton
    7. Michael Hooper
    8. Jack Dempsey
    9. Jake Gordon
    10. Will Harrison
    11. Jack Maddocks
    12. Karmichael Hunt
    13. Alex Newsome
    14. Mark Nawaqanitawase
    15. Kurtley Beale
    16. Damien Fitzpatrick
    17. Tom Robertson
    18. Tetera Daulkner
    19. Jed Holloway
    20. Ryan McCauley
    21. Mitch Short
    22. Lalakai Foketi
    23. James Ramm
  15. Silverado Trevor Allan (34)

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    I was hoping for some major changes:( Newsome a mystery to me
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  16. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I guess Rob Penney must have missed last week's Waratahs A game.
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  17. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Who is James Ramm?
  18. qwerty51 Jason Little (69)

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    Lions are hopeless away from Jaco Peyper.
  19. Silverado Trevor Allan (34)

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    Randwick player. Played under aus under 20s a couple of years ago
  20. 7137 Stan Wickham (3)

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    He looked good in the “A” matches. Must have been a toss up between him, Lasila and O’Reilly.

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