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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. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    I am not sure I actually really understood the point of it personally.
  2. Dctarget Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Tactically stupid as, next to nothing chance of scoring. For PD best to kick it in to touch. But even after being fucked all night long, I bet all they were thinking about was a hot shower and their bed, despite all that, they still had a crack because they wanted to prove to us/them they could do it.
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  3. Dark Shark Alex Ross (28)

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    What the fuck is that all about. Have they given up on Nasser playing at prop and now trying to convert him into a hooker. Not many other places in world where you play your first game at hooker in a Representative / Provincial match.
  4. Boof1050 Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Agree with this! but if we dont give them a fair go well when are they going to get better!
  5. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Agree Boof, as I have said a few times they are a fairly good NRC/GRR standard side, probably nothing more, but if they know they are going to play at Super level from now on they need to do a shitload of buying in player stocks. What's hurting them a bit at moment also is teams like Reds and Tahs etc are full of young talet that is improving all the time, and will do over next few years (if Qld and NSW can keep them), so I think they probably have to hope that Twiggy is going to bankroll them a whole lot more.
    Anyway they still my 2nd Aus team regardless!
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  6. Boof1050 Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Yeah mate how would you feel if you were one of the young guys who were performing for the force working your ass off and when its time for your chance to shine in the big dance, you get overlooked for some older blokes who haven't been around the joint for 3 years and get parachuted in for super because they have experience.
    Thats not developing Australian Rugby
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  7. Wilson Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Just watching the sports update on ABC news, they talked about the Reds v Force game and started the highlights package then moved onto talking about the golf. There were so many tries in the highlights they had already finished talking about the golf before the package was done. Love to see it.
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  8. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    Serious question: how many of these young guys in the current Force squad are local products? The best thing that can be done for the growth of Australian rugby in this context is for Mr Moneybags to throw a lot of it at proven Australians playing offshore. Local rugby will only grow if local teams win a reasonable share of their contests. Success breeds success.
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  9. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    True Boof, not sure what the answer is, I really think if players are bought in it should be to replace some of the older ones maybe, and build a team around the younger players. I would hate to see these young fellas go on scrapheap because the team is not strong enough to support them through next few years.
  10. Forcefield Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    We lost a bunch of our local products with the 2017 death of the Force. There are some- Longbottom, Koteka, Callan, Godwin, Jooste and Lacey are the regulars. There are a handful with other teams- Jack Hardy at the Reds, Michael McDonald and Carlo Tizzano at the Tahs, Hardwick and DHP at the Rebels.

    Couple of sorta WA products in Ryan Louwrens and Ainsley (played age grade with us).

    Handful also overseas in Chance Peni, Luke Burton, Corey Thomas, RHP, Zack Holmes, Harry Scoble, the outside centre who went to the Tahs whose name escapes me.

    I don't think there are many, if any, local WA guys missing out because non-WA oldies are being parachuted in. Maybe Jooste. Ben Grant at a push.

    I'd say at the moment WA talent production is in line with the ACT and ahead of VIC. Not enough for sustainability at Super level, but enough to build a base that could be competitive with clever recruiting (i.e. what the Brumbies do)
  11. Forcefield Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Forgot Tevin Ferris who is now injured and Tom Sheminant. We do a pretty good job of producing backrowers, front rowers and inside backs. Not as good in other areas.
  12. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    In deed. My understanding is that the grass roots in Perth was expanding more rapidly than any other state until Clyne. Long may it last going forward.
  13. TSR Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Well - they will certainly have access to funding above what other areas have. I believe all of the QRU DOs were made redundant on Thursday.
  14. dru Steve Williams (59)

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    Yeah that is painful, understandable but not at all good. Best wishes to those effected.
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  15. Dan54 Andrew Slack (58)

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    Very painful, I heard Thorn saying he expecting to lose players overseas too. Challenging times indeed!:mad:
  16. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    And removing the Force from the top tier comp (no disrespect to GRR) means: less incentive for talent to move interstate—>WA rugby isn’t as high quality—>less enthusiasm at grassroots—>less home grown talent. The Force might have a couple of lean years but with all the talent coming through at the moment there are queues building in the east coast sides and some will surely move west for opportunities. Someone like ASY (and I know the QLD faithful won’t want to lose him) is easily starting quality (and would make a very good captain) but isn’t going to get it at the Reds.
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  17. Number 7 Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    There are some good juniors coming through too. Last years WA U18's academy beat Victoria and NSWJRU and only just lost to Brumbies in a nailbiter. At least 2 of the boys are likely to get funded via the fighting fund.
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  18. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    I must say that TMO is really good making early calls and keeping speed up of the game - Jordan for his first super rugby ref gig also has a good game.
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  19. Forcefield Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    The beauty of WA is that there is no real competition frlm League.
  20. Dctarget Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Is it as AFL dominated as Vic?

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