1. Welcome to the Green and Gold Rugby forums. As you can see we've upgraded the forums to new software. Your old logon details should work, just click the 'Login' button in the top right.

Super Rugby Au Round 8 - Force vs Reds @ Cbus Stadium, 7:05pm Friday 21st August

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by dru, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. dru Steve Williams (59)

    Likes Received:
    4,419
    Gold Coast is not likely to feel like a home game for the Force who face a Reds team who were running hard in Round 7.

    Reds need to front up not relax, after that effort, but the task seems daunting for the Force who must surely pull a win soon.

    Bring it on.
    The_Brown_Hornet likes this.
  2. Wilson Peter Fenwicke (45)

    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Will be interesting to see if Petaia goes to 13 for Paisami or if it's Flook like it was against the Rebels. At this stage I think I'd prefer Flook to come in so we don't see Campbell shifted to the wing.
    RugbyReg likes this.
  3. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

    Likes Received:
    14,653
    Flook could play wing
  4. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

    Likes Received:
    2,322

    From what I've seen Flook is a primarily an outside centre. Whereas Petaia's comfortable in playing both positions.
    Flook is a bit like Stewart in style and tackling ability, I think they could form a pretty handy defensive mid-field.

    Jack Hardy off the bench hopefully, im keen to see him back on the field after his knee injury.
    Jimmy_Crouch likes this.
  5. Roberts Rugby Cyril Towers (30)

    Likes Received:
    463
    Stewart and Flook are not strong hard running centres. We need at least one, with Petaia at 13 as an attacking player or we will stuck in our 22 like last week when Paisami went off.
    Good option but the coaches seem set on JOC at flyhalf.
    9 McDermott
    10 Stewart
    11 Filipo
    12 JOC
    13 Petaia
    14 Hardy
    15 Campbell

    21 Scotty (maybe a good time to bring in Sorovi)
    22 Hegarty
    23 Flook
  6. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

    Likes Received:
    2,322
    Stewart and Flook are definitely hard running centres, what they aren't is big bodied or overly creative. But wings like Daugunu and Petaia, I think that works just fine though.

    I don't think having Petaia on the wing is why the Reds couldn't get out of their 22 last week, I think that had more to do with the lack of possession.

    Wright is backing Flook to start at 13 against the Force
    The Nomad and dru like this.
  7. Beer Baron Bill McLean (32)

    Likes Received:
    684
    You forgot to shuffle 9 and 15 :D. i think there are a tad too many changes there. Can't see a new 10/12/13 pairing with a debut winger (for the season). Steward is playing the house down at 12 - why change it?
    Roberts Rugby likes this.
  8. Roberts Rugby Cyril Towers (30)

    Likes Received:
    463
    If CFS is back from injury he should start at 14 and move Hardy to 23. I think the coaches will keep JOC at flyhalf and Stewart at 12.
    dru and RugbyReg like this.
  9. emuarse Dick Tooth (41)

    Likes Received:
    1,097
    I agree, RR.
    Keep your half, fly half, & half 3/4 combination together, as it should only improve with each game.
    Petaia should play out centre (his preferred position, with CFS (assuming fit) & Daugunu on the wings, & Campbell at fullback
    Roberts Rugby likes this.
  10. Roberts Rugby Cyril Towers (30)

    Likes Received:
    463
    We just need to get on the attack with our backs finding gaps and pushing our forwards to the try time. We haven’t quite mastered this yet. Defence looking good.
  11. Forcefield Peter Fenwicke (45)

    Likes Received:
    1,588
    Jack Hardy would do well to come back to WA.

    Don't fancy our chances in this one. The only glimmer of hope is that the Reds will be wrecked and have had a shorter turn around. Surely it's time to give Tupou a rest, isn't it? It would definitely be in the Force's the national interest.
  12. Roberts Rugby Cyril Towers (30)

    Likes Received:
    463
    If you want Jack Hardy back can we please have Byron Ralston back?
    Wilson, RugbyReg and TSR like this.
  13. Forcefield Peter Fenwicke (45)

    Likes Received:
    1,588
    Sure. You'll get him back in the mail. Any day now.

    I figure being born in Darwin makes him practically West Australian anyway.
    barbarian likes this.
  14. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

    Likes Received:
    14,653
    yikes. Hearing some more 'front row' concerns for the Reds. Could see an interesting bench
  15. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

    Likes Received:
    10,176
    1 Jack Straker
    2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa
    3 Taniela Tupou
    4 Angus Blyth
    5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
    6 Liam Wright (c)
    7 Fraser McReight
    8 Harry Wilson
    9 Tate McDermott
    10 James O’Connor
    11 Filipo Daugunu
    12 Hamish Stewart
    13 Josh Flook
    14 Jordan Petaia
    15 Jock Campbell

    16. Josh Nasser (FR)
    17. Harry Hoopert (FR)
    18. Zane Nonggorr (FR)
    19. Tuaina Taii Tualima
    20. Angus Scott-Young
    21. Moses Sorovi
    22. Bryce Hegarty
    23. Jack Hardy
  16. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

    Likes Received:
    14,653
    Nasser back up hooker
  17. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

    Likes Received:
    14,653
    Western Force: 1 Pek Cowan, 2 Andrew Ready, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 4 Jeremy Thrush (vice-captain), 5 Ollie Atkins, 6 Fergus Lee-Warner, 7 Kane Koteka, 8 Brynard Stander, 9 Ian Prior (captain), 10 Jono Lance, 11 Brad Lacey, 12 Richard Kahui, 13 Kyle Godwin, 14 Byron Ralston, 15 Jake Strachan.
    Bench: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Tom Sheminant, 19 Johan Bardoul, 20 Ollie Callan, 21 Nick Frisby, 22 Jack McGregor, 23 Henry Taefu.
  18. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

    Likes Received:
    3,957
    Wow.
    The Nomad and RugbyReg like this.
  19. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

    Likes Received:
    10,176
    I've got Reds by 25 in this one. Wonder if the time away from home is starting to sap the Force, and losing Stowers in a big blow. After last week I think the Reds hit their stride and run away with this in the second half.
  20. Wilson Peter Fenwicke (45)

    Likes Received:
    1,697
    Outside of that I like the side, minimal disruption and the Flook coming in playing his preferred position to take some of the pressure off.

    Any idea what happened to Farrel? Was hoping to see more of him, apparently he's quicker than Tupou.
    The Nomad and RugbyReg like this.

Share This Page