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Wallabies vs All Blacks 10th August @Optus Stadium Perth

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Tomikin, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. KiwiM Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Jacobson needs to be the starting 6.

    They see Hemopo as a lock. Barrett with play lock with Brodie out.

    Claiming Jacobson is too green is garbage - Fifita is clearly not up to it at 6 so any 'experience' he has is not valuable. Jacobson is the form 6 in NZ and played well off the bench in Argentina. Give the lad a start.

    I don't expect it to happen as this AB coaching setup has completely butchered trying to replace Kaino for the last few years.
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  2. Dan54 Mark Ella (57)

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    I agree about Jacobson starting Kiwi, not sure they butchered replacing Kaino, just noone has come along.
  3. Tomikin Mark Loane (55)

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    At 6 ? Dont get that. but ok.
  4. Dan54 Mark Ella (57)

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    Kind of agree with a few of your comments zer), though not sure if all of them . SBW is available, has been told to play for CM to get some rugby under his belt, he will be at WC, though I not sure if I keen on it.
    Agree about Ioane, he starting to look like he's got his brother's problems, not sure I have been that impressed with him at all in last part of super season, so maybe he lacked a bit of fitness too and burnt out. Hope that not the case, but I think somehow that Reece will start if Ioane doesn't as they usually like one power runner on one wing.
    I not sure about Fifita, but they must be something there to keep him in squad, though to be fair I only seen games on TV this year and not live so I will bow to those who watch him closely in games. He really is starting to look like a slightly better version of Akira to me (and I only say that because Akira at end of year was the only player that people raved about who was playing like a worse version of Akira).
    But Read is a certainty to start, I like the look of Moli on bench, and think Laulala would be ok starting, but somehow think franks will still start.
  5. KOB1987 Andrew Slack (58)

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    No, at 7. Hooper would be 6. What we need to round out the balance of the back row now that Naisarani has stepped up is a bigger, breakdown proficient 7. Skills, size and aptitude-wise those 3 complement each other very well, but having sat on it for the day I think that Wright is next cycle, like Valetini, who's a genuine 6 anyway.

    I really don't know what the answer is, Hooper to wear platform boots maybe.
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  6. Seb V Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I don't think Samu covers 6 then or 8 adequately, as he doesn't jump in the line-out. Doesn't have the bulk to play like a damaging 8. On your basis he should be considered as a 7 only also.
  7. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    We should be kicking it out and dropping the ball constantly. Only areas we might edge them seem to be lineout and scrum.
  8. dru Andrew Slack (58)

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    Not much bothered by that assessment - you may be right.
  9. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    You can budget for Hooper to play 80

    So the back row bench option will go on at either 6 or 8, so it depends if you want to add dynamism (Samu) or have a more "like" big unit

    Against the ABs or Wales, I can see Samu, against England or the Boks I think we would need more muscle
  10. Joe Blow Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Dempsey is the perfect benchwarmer, behind only Pocock. If Pocock is on the bench one assumes the
    At the 6 and 8 are big lineout jumping options.
  11. Uh huh Ward Prentice (10)

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    Samu does jump in the lineout. While he may not have the bulk of Naisarani, he was one of the best ball runners for the Brumbies this year. Doesn't seem to have any trouble breaking tackles. Having been very skeptical about his merits when he made his Wallabies debut, I would now say he's an excellent candidate for the #20 shirt.
  12. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Allan Alaalatoa (32 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
    Rory Arnold (21 Tests , Brumbies, 29)
    Adam Coleman (31, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
    Folau Fainga’a (9 Tests, Brumbies, 24)
    Michael Hooper (c) (93 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 27)
    Luke Jones (4 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
    Sekope Kepu (105 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 33)
    Tolu Latu (12 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 26)
    Isi Naisarani (2 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
    David Pocock (77 Tests, Brumbies, 31)
    Tatafu Polota-Nau (89 Tests, Leicester, 34)
    Izack Rodda (19 Tests, Queensland Reds, 22)
    Rob Simmons (96 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (13, Queensland Reds, 23)
    Scott Sio (56 Tests, Brumbies, 27)
    James Slipper (88 Tests, Brumbies, 30)
    Taniela Tupou (13 Tests, Queensland Reds, 23)
    Jordan Uelese (3 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 22)
    Rob Valetini (uncapped, Brumbies, 20)
    Liam Wright (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 21)
    Adam Ashley-Cooper (117 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 35)
    Tom Banks (4 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
    Kurtley Beale (85 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 30)
    Bernard Foley (69 Tests, NSW Waratahs, 29)
    Will Genia (102 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
    Dane Haylett-Petty (32 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 30)
    Reece Hodge (35 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
    Samu Kerevi (27 Tests, Queensland Reds, 25)
    Marika Koroibete (21 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 27)
    Tevita Kuridrani (60 Tests, Brumbies, 28)
    Christian Lealiifano (20 Tests, Brumbies, 31)
    James O’Connor (45 Tests, Queensland Reds, 29)
    Jordan Petaia (uncapped, Queensland Reds, 19)
    Joe Powell (4 Tests, Brumbies, 25)
    Matt To'omua (44 Tests, Melbourne Rebels, 29)
    Nic White (22 Tests, Exeter Chiefs, 29)
  13. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Pocock & Petaia in, no Dempsey or Maddocks.
    Two pretty handy inclusions.
  14. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    1. Sio
    2. FF
    3. AAA's
    4. Rodda
    5. Arnold
    6. Jones
    7. Hooper
    8. Naisarani
    9. Genia
    10. CLL
    11. Koroibete
    12. Kerevi
    13. TK
    14. Banks
    15. Beale
    16. Uelese
    17. Slipper
    18. Coleman
    19. LSL
    20. Pocock
    21. White
    22. JO'C
    23. Petaia
    Edit: swap out LSL for Tupou.
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  15. Rugbynutter39 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I was a person who wants not a Samu fan when he made his wallaby debut last year - but after this seasons form for brumbies made me eat my words and accept I was wrong about him. Only challenge is fitting him into match day 23 when lot of good options to choose from and yes ability to cover 6 key consideration for bench option given if Pocock fit guaranteed to have one bench backrow spot stitched up.
  16. VassMan Ward Prentice (10)

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    Coleman reserve THP?
  17. VassMan Ward Prentice (10)

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    Surprised about the Dempsey admission. Anyone know more about that?
  18. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Whoops, knew I fucked something.
  19. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    There goes Jordy, walking into the Wallabies after 50 minutes of park footy.
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  20. Joe Blow Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    How many is that? 36.
    Remove 5 to come up with your RWC squad.

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