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Waratahs 2012

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Lee Grant, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Lee Grant Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    The move of Beale to Melbourne is bad news for the Tahs, as he has already developed into the standard of player I thought he would be at when he was at school. He is our best flyhalf at the minute and the best fullback in Oz. This versatility is priceless in times like now when so many Tahs backs are not available.

    The Tahs could decide to keep Halangahu to back up Barnes, because the next flyhalf in line at the minute is 20 y.o. Ben Seymour of Manly with 19 y.o. Rohan Saifoloi in the wings.

    The likely departure of Burgess is not good news either with Nick Phipps likely to remain in Melbourne. McKibbin will be the man, but Josh Holmes could get a reprieve because the next fellow in the Tahs stable is Ed Bedenhann, who has just turned 20.

    There are some harder heads than these young fellows in the Sydney comp in the 9 and 10 positions and outside the stable, but the halves depth situation for the Tahs next year does not look great.
  2. cyclopath John Eales (66)

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    Foley must be stoked.NOT!
  3. JimboJoe1006 Chris McKivat (8)

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    What about JOC? It seems the Tahs and Reds are the only ones not chasing him, and I don't see why NSW shouldn't be. It would probably be the best move for his own development, and also for the Wallabies - playing 12 in a class backline.

    Probably very far-fetched, I'm just surprised haven't heard the Waratahs throw their hat in the ring!
  4. Gnostic Greg Davis (50)

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    Will Hickey be Coach next year? I'm starting to think Tim Lane retruning from Georgia in a RWC year was a bit providential. Hickey may well be contracted next year? but we all know that means nothing in the land of the Tahs.
  5. cyclopath John Eales (66)

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    Isn't Hickey gone at the end of this season?
  6. Gnostic Greg Davis (50)

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    Don't know hence my ?

    Foley for head coach and Lane for backs I'm thinking.
  7. James Buchanan Trevor Allan (34)

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    I don't know what they'd have to entice him to come. If they couldn't out-money the Rebels for KB, they won't be able for JOC. Higher publicity and closer to family perhaps. At the same time, Melbourne is still plenty close compared to Perth, if that's what's on his mind.
  8. qwerty51 John Eales (66)

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    I'm losing interest in the Tahs fast. Good one Rebels.
  9. Gnostic Greg Davis (50)

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    You haven't been around long then Qwerty. Try sticking it out for 30 years like me or since inception like Lee.
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  10. Ash Steve Williams (59)

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    Rumour (Rugby Cub?) was saying that Hickey intended to retire at the end of the season, with Foley being likely successor.
  11. JimboJoe1006 Chris McKivat (8)

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    Financially, probably not. However, from a professional perspective, NSW would probably be his best option. NSW would give JOC the ability to become a world-class player by focusing one a single position. Most likely 12, and foreseeably 10 or 15. I anticipate players should, and will, begin to consider their own development more in deciding between team. Due to the fact that JOC will no doubt have the opportunity to earn some serious money later on over in Europe, thus it is not as essential to earn bigger money while playing in Australia.
  12. James Buchanan Trevor Allan (34)

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    The player in question would want to like the coach in question for that. Which isn't settled for the Tahs. I'm not sure that JOC will leave the force, but of all the other franchises, I'd say the Reds or the Rebels would have the best chances of getting him on professional development grounds. I doubt the Reds would be going after him.
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  13. #1 Tah Desmond Connor (43)

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    9. McKibben
    10. Barnes
    11. Mitchell
    12. Carter
    13. Horne
    14. Turner
    15. AAC.

    Fuck me, almost half of them are QLDers!

    We could certainly do a lot worse.
  14. waratahjesus Greg Davis (50)

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    kurtley going does mean Tom Carter keeps his starting spot, with every death comes rebirth as they say.

    i dont think the reds would be a great place for JOC to develop, playing next to quade when your best asset is in close stepping and his is cut out passes isnt the best thing. that said JOC would go alright anywhere. i think being behind a decent pack should be his number one priority, would love to see him come to the tahs but think melbourne would snag him.

    he would do very well at 12 outside a traditional flyhalf like barnes, but would he be able to get hte 12 jersey off carter or would he be stuck on the bench.
  15. waratahjesus Greg Davis (50)

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    qld'ers have to come to nsw for a game cos the reds backline is full of immigrants.
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  16. Bradley

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    Tim Lane is already assisting the Junior Waratahs 1-2 days a week.
  17. #1 Tah Desmond Connor (43)

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    but Bob Dwyer is coaching the Sydney team.
  18. Bowside Peter Johnson (47)

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    Hahahahaha
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  19. Ruggo Paul McLean (56)

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    Well I guess the Tahs will really be in the shit if Barnes's head doesn't come right.

    The Tah's will have their marquie signing back on the plate in 2012 when they get rid of Anessi?
  20. #1 Tah Desmond Connor (43)

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    Don't forget that Greyson Heart is hanging around.

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