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Wallabies 2016 And Onwards

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by KOB1987, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. KOB1987 Peter Sullivan (51)

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    1. Sio
    2. Moore
    3. Holmes
    4. Douglas
    5. Simmons
    6. Fardy
    7. Hooper
    8. Pocock
    9. Phipps
    10. Foley
    11. Horne/speight/Tomane
    12. Toomua
    13. Kuridrani
    14. Horne/speight/Tomane
    15. Folau

    16. TPN/Hansen
    17. Slipper
    18. Smith/Faulkner/Cowan
    19. Mumm
    20. Mccalman
    21. Stirzaker
    22. Lealifano
    23. Beale

    I think we'll be OK :)


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  2. Pfitzy John Eales (66)

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    Don't bother naming a team - Cheika has already wiped the slate clean. He had 12 months to get us to a RWC and has - by all measures - exceeded expectation.

    The sponsors hopefully come back. The fans should fucking come back. The drive for rugby in an Olympic year is irresistible.

    Cheika now gets time to pause and get onto the new direction. Every player in the country should be doing hill runs starting tomorrow morning because world domination is where we're headed, fuckers.

    Get on board, the bandwagon is leaving!
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  3. Marcelo Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Out:

    Moore, Kepu, Horwill, Palu, Genia, QC, Giteau, Mitchell and AAC

    Those who won't play in Japan 2019 by age:

    Holmes and Fardy

    Out by 7s:

    Speight, McMahon?

    The starting XV for the coming years:

    1 Sio
    2 TPN
    3 ?
    4 Simmons
    5 Douglas
    6 ?
    7 Hooper
    8 Pocock
    9 Phipps
    10 Foley
    11 Horne
    12 Toomua/Kerevi
    13 Kuridrani
    14 Tomane
    15 Folau

    16 Hanson
    17 Smith
    18 Talakai
    19 Skelton
    20 McMahon/Liam Gill
    21 Stirzacker
    22 Leali'ifano/Kerevi
    23 Beale
  4. Marcelo Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Sorry. I didn't see this thread

    Speight is going to play 7s in 2016
  5. Inside Shoulder George Gregan (70)

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    Douglas looks to me to have a serious knee injury. 2016 might be a stretch.
  6. BarneySF Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Timani; Enever; Taniela Tupou somewhere in the mix? Maybe wider squads?


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  7. fatprop John Eales (66)

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    no
  8. fatprop John Eales (66)

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    and then he has to deal with playing within a Richard Graham coached side
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  9. wamberal Paul McLean (56)

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    It will be fascinating to see which choice Chubby makes between consolidating and rebuilding.


    IMHO, we need to do some rebuilding, we cannot win consistently with our current generation of locks and wingers.

    We need at least one winger with a lot of toe, and we need two locks who are big, safe in the set-pieces, and aggressive in both attack and defence.


    That means rolling the dice a bit and throwing some of our young prospects into the cauldron of international rugby.
  10. flat_eric Bill Watson (15)

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    I don't see any reason for Kane Douglas not being part of the side moving forward.

    But you're right, we lack depth in key positions. I can't think of too many obvious up-and-comers, whereas we know New Zealand have them coming through on a conveyer belt.
  11. Marcelo Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Timani could be an option at the backrow, Luke Jones too. Tupou has no experience even at Super Rugby level. So he's an unknown
  12. BarneySF Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Ok that's settled then



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  13. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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  14. Inside Shoulder George Gregan (70)

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    If I was him I'd take my time in rehab
  15. Marcelo Ken Catchpole (46)

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  16. louie Dick Tooth (41)

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    Hope your right Pfitzy! We need lots of attention to developing a world class line out and becoming kings at restarts. Hoping to see the start of some new talent and depth coming through from the NRC. There's some serous talent in there. Can't wait for 2016!
  17. Omar Comin' Dick Tooth (41)

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    Wouldn't need to happen in 2016, but I wonder if Fardy might move into the row at some stage in the 2-3 years in an effort to make 2019. He's tall enough, and would only really need to put on another handful of kg's. He's a young 31 in rugby terms so could potentially make it. Lock might be more suitable in his mid 30's than 6.
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  18. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    There are some good locks coming through the NRC & while jumping is a huge part of a successful lineout, Lifting and Throwing are also critical aspects.

    Unfortunately from the NRC, Lifting and Throwing has been rather inconsistent across most teams.

    As Super Mario has done wonders for the Aussie Scrum, and Cam Blades will apparently be running a series of Scrum Schools for the Coaches, we need to follow the lead and establish a Lineout School, particularly focusing on Throwing and Lifting.

    Hookers/Throwers need to approach their task with Wilkinsonesque determination and dedication to perfect their throwing skills.
  19. louie Dick Tooth (41)

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    Took the thoughts right out of my head Hugh.
  20. wamberal Paul McLean (56)

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    The most important skill in international lineouts is not throwing or lifting - it is calling.



    We need to hire Victor Matfield asap.
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