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Wallabies squad for Ireland series

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Brumby Jack, May 30, 2018.

  1. Brumby Jack Steve Williams (59)

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    Sekope Kepu
    Tom Robertson
    Scott Sio
    Taniela Tupou
    Allan Alaalatoa
    Brandon Paenga-Amosa
    Jordan Uelese
    Folau Fainga’a
    Rory Arnold
    Izack Rodda
    Adam Coleman
    Rob Simmons
    Michael Hooper
    David Pocock
    Caleb Timu
    Lukhan Tui
    Ned Hanigan

    Bernard Foley
    Will Genia
    Tom Banks
    Kurtley Beale
    Israel Folau
    Dane Haylett-Petty
    Reece Hodge
    Samu Kerevi
    Marika Koroibete
    Tevita Kuridrani
    Jack Maddocks
    Sefa Naivalu
    Nick Phipps
    Joe Powell
    Curtis Rona
  2. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    1 Sio
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    3 Kepu
    4 Rodda
    5 Coleman
    6/7 Pooper
    8 Timu
    9 Genia
    10 Foley
    11 Hodge
    12 Kerevi
    13 Rona
    14 Folau
    15 DHP

    16 Uelese
    17 Robertson
    18 Alaalatoa
    19 Arnold
    20 Tui
    21 Phipps
    22 Maddocks
    23 Koroibete
  3. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Good team, although he'll pick Beale, I reckon. If that starting team was picked, I reckon you wouldn't have Maddocks and Koroibete on the bench, but replace one with Beale for utility. I reckon Tupou will be in the 23 too.
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  4. southsider Arch Winning (36)

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    In the interview after, chek seemed to indicate he wanted to pick peter Samu but was blocked, wonder if it was contractual issues with nzru or some policy with aru
  5. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Any money it's NZRU.
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  6. southsider Arch Winning (36)

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    Most logical explanation and reeks of double standards after Shields
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  7. Derpus Steve Williams (59)

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    So Tui gets picked in the backrow just cause literally no one else.

    I don't really understand why NZRU would block it besides money. Which is pretty disappointing considering we are in dire straits, need a win and they are willing to use our squad situation to hold us ransom. If true of course.

    Pretty questionable stuff.
  8. Rugrat Bill Watson (15)

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    Don’t understand the hold up. Pick him and let NZ deal with it, pretty clear re Shields and world rugby rules, re teams must make players available for internationals.
  9. Micheal John Solomon (38)

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    That was my understanding to - I thought the NZRU had to release him?

    Otherwise, literally the exact squad I would've picked. I'm chuffed and think we'll be competitive against Ireland. It'll be 2-1, I just don't know which way the 2-1 will fall.
  10. Rugrat Bill Watson (15)

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    Think NSW have played some of thier best rugby this year recently without Hanigan, whats the justification for his selection?
  11. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Oh that guy. Yeah, but then you'd have a 10-12-13-14 Tahs combo and a conspiracy on your hands.
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  12. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    As a Tahs fan, let me say:

  13. Rugbynutter39 Tony Shaw (54)

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    And hence NZRU's position on Samu sums up why we should be dealing with Twiggy for a domestic indo comp then a trans tasman competition as nz won't put aside their own vested interested to make the latter work.whilst Twiggy be pro oz of course will...
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  14. zer0 Dick Tooth (41)

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    I'd wager that Samu will be released within a week. There's no reason for the NZRU not to release him. He's an Australian, who will be playing in Australia from next year, and isn't in line for All Blacks selection.

    For me the only real question is if the NZRU will be looking to extract payment from the ARU as they, supposedly, did form Scrooge McRFU. Personally, I hope they don't.
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  15. Strewthcobber Mark Ella (57)

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    Without knowing exactly what contract he has signed, he probably commited to NZ with his crusaders contract and they don't have to release him during that contract.

    Samu presumably agreed that he would not be available for Australian selection

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  16. The torpedo Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Why no Thor?
  17. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    He's missed two games hasn't he?

    I think he has been good this season.

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  18. Up the Guts Mark Loane (55)

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    Most pleasing part is quite a lot of talent wasn’t selected (or were injured) like:


    But you wouldn’t say any of those guys were especially hard done by. Not expecting us to set the world on fire immediately but things are looking up.
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  19. Mr Pilfer Chris McKivat (8)

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    Not sure why he rates Powell so highly. Most people I saw wanted gordon or ruru ahead of him.

    Great to see maddocks, tupou and banks, they are the future.

    Not sold on Hanigan, Simmons, Robertson.
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  20. Joe Blow Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    No TPN available either but I like the hookers he has selected.

    Backrow is thin on lineout ability as expected. I see Samu as a Hooper/Pocock type player and think we really need another Fardy type 6 soon more than that.
    Hope to see Maddocks get into the 23. Good to see all that speed available.
    This is a very organised and efficient Irish side and we will need to play exceptionally well to have any chance of winning. Folau. Beale, Maddocks and Hooper will be the guys to really put them under the pump.

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