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Sydney Rays .. NRC Team Official Thread

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by Hugh Jarse, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. GunnerDownUnder Jim Clark (26)

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    There was more than 350 people on the hill?!?
    Crowd was around 1500
    Fardy was far from disinterested, just ask some of the Eagles forwards. He gave away a cheap penalty or two ( eagles scored on next possession after one) but won ball and penalties on at least half a dozen occasions.
    Plenty of Rats juniors round the ground, could have been more but was hardly a bad effort.
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  2. Heavyd Cyril Towers (30)

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    1500!! I was sitting on the Hill and Ill be generous and say max 550. (We actually started counting and gave up after we counted 220 in the stands so if you add 300 from the Hill that feels about right).

    Fardy was certainly getting encouragement from the Hill, it was to get off the wing and do something!
  3. Dave Beat Paul McLean (56)

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    Must say, glad we moved away from he quota rule.
    It is proof that the Shute Shield can match it with the non test player Super teams.
    Highlander35 and I like to watch like this.
  4. amirite Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Sometime I'm staggered by rugby fan's lack of understanding of rugby.

    When you see a forward looking 'disinterested' out on the wing at a professional level, it's not because he's lazy, it's the system the team is running. Not too many sides play 'get around the corner, same way attack' football at a high level, teams are too good at folding. They play channels.

    In attack, a loosey out wide that's good in contact and at off-loading can do damage. It's also good for securing those wide rucks.

    In defense, there's opportunities for turn overs. Lots of under resourced rucks out wide.

    Fardy often plays this role at test level too depending on what shape they're using.

    People used to say the same shit about Higgers 'seagulling'. It's just the way footy is played.
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  5. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Manly Marlins Sam Lane, Josh Turner, Harry Bergelin, Alex Westgarth (pictured above) and James Hilterbrand have all signed on the dotted line to play for the Rays.
    Huxley has been working on 2017 recruitment with Coaching Director Simon Cron and he has been pleased with the returns in what is a very competitive market.
    Others to put their hand up include the Shute Shield’s leading try scorer, Paula Balekana from the Gordon club.
    Guy Porter, a centre and fullback who plays for Sydney Uni, is another to agree to terms with the Rays and Huxley believes he’s ready for the next step.
    The Rays will also pick up a number of players from the NSW Waratahs with players like Irae Simone, Damien Fitzpatrick, Cam Clark, Michael Wells and Bryce Hegarty assigned.
  6. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Rays wider squad... no Wells?

  7. southsider Arch Winning (36)

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    More Souths players in the rays than the rams Pretty hard to get some proper tribalism going
  8. AussieDominance Trevor Allan (34)

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    Im sure Macquarie University and Pymble Ladies College are enjoying the influx of Penrith, Souths,Easts,Canberra, Brisbane & Parramatta representatives.

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