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Wallabies 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by A mutterer, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. TSR Peter Johnson (47)

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    I’m not sure there is any value in that FP.

    I think it’s a wonderful acknowledgement in junior age groups, particularly at the end of carnivals, but I don’t see any real value for pro athletes.
  2. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    It's a shame that our young players don't get this development year. Our young fly halves could really do with the time to mature a full cycle out from the cup. Now they have one year less for 2023.
  3. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    On the good side, they also have the opportunity to do a lot of strength and fitness work without the chance of being injured. They can also do a helluva lot of skills work. Rennie (if he can get in!) will not be forced to rush things, he can spend a lot of time getting to know the players, and teaching them how he wants them to play, without the pressure of internationals hanging over them.

    Nup. I am glass half-full on this.
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  4. upthereds#! Dick Tooth (41)

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    Does this perhaps mean we will be seeing a lot more wallaby and SR involvement in the NRC teams? Surely they will need as much conditioning as possible, and will not have earnt a rest, if SR doesn't get back under way.
  5. Hardtackle Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I agree. And McReight can transition to hooker
  6. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    Only a Queenslander would get away with saying that. Nobody else would be brave enough.


    Not sure what the Hookers' Union would have to say about it.
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  7. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Oh yeah, put that in the Richard Graham pile of thoughts.

    Having two good sevens is a good thing, not a bad thing.

    Mafi is an outstanding young rake.
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  8. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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  9. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    Cool for Harry, bit surprised Matt Gibbon managed to pull 1% of the vote. Must have some supporters who are good on the keyboard.
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  10. TSR Peter Johnson (47)

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    I was surprised by some of the votes too. But Rugby.com.au picked their ‘Australian Super Rugby XV’ first and then only guys from that side were eligible to be voted on.
  11. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Matt Gibbon has been excellent for the last couple of years. He'll be a Wallaby squad member soon enough (acknowledging he trained with them last year)
  12. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    Good on ya Harry!

    Saw the great interview with Fraser as well on the ARU site. He will make a fine Australian skipper when the time comes.
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  13. AussieDominance Trevor Allan (34)

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    Can not for the life of me see the NRC go ahead. The Super Rugby Australian games need to be played for broadcast and club rugby will be wanting to play in this period by the look of things.
  14. upthereds#! Dick Tooth (41)

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    Hopefully broadcasters will facilitate the delay.
  15. upthereds#! Dick Tooth (41)

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    Just curious how Beale and DHP are both top 4 paid players, when they play the same position. Is DHP new deal reflective of Beales ending, therefore only minimal crossover? Did Beales contract overlap with Folaus? Still - another, if not the highest, of the highest paid players playing in the same position..

    Next target for the RA warchest targeting young players needs to be a centre.

    After Tk, the next best is Paisami who a few months ago was a nobody. Hunt is ageing out, Meakes not too far behind, Simone just starting to become solid at SR, and the U20 options are now either playing 10, (Lolosio) or Tupou who is showing nothing of being the next TK, Kerevi or even Paisami. Doesn't help that Moeroa has been a dud at the Tahs also.
  16. Brumby Runner John Eales (66)

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    Don't forget about Petaia.
  17. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    DHP's contract was signed in early 2019 for 2 years (2020 and 2021).

    Beale's contract was signed in mid 2019 after Folau's exit for one more year (2020). He was definitely the beneficiary of Folau's exit including getting the keys to Folau's Land Rover.
  18. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Yeah, Petaia benefits from Covid. Season gets cancelled, no one takes his spot, we're all back to square one next season.
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  19. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    All older and wiser. Or maybe just older.
  20. TSR Peter Johnson (47)

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    I just hope fit & healthy. Deserves some good luck.
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