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Waratahs 2020

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, May 9, 2019.

  1. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    Signings / departures are happening. Let's try to keep track.

    Let me know if I've missed anything

    Hooker:
    Damien Fitzpatrick (2020)

    Prop:
    Tom Robertson (2020)
    Harry Johnson-Holmes (2020)
    Rory O'Connor (2020)
    Chris Talakai (2021)

    Lock:
    Tom Staniforth (2020)
    Ryan McCauley (2020)
    Rob Simmons (2021)
    Jed Holloway (2021)

    Backrow:
    Michael Hooper (2023)
    Jack Dempsey (2020)
    Lachlan Swinton (2020)

    Scrumhalf:
    Jake Gordon (2021)
    Mitch Short (2020)

    Flyhalf:
    Mack Mason (2020)
    Will Harrison (2021)

    Centre:
    Tepai Moeroa (2021)
    Lalakai Foketi (2021)

    Wing:

    Fullback:
    Kurtley Beale (2020)

    UN-SIGNED:

    Tolu Latu (2019?)
    Cody Walker (2019)
    Ned Hanigan (2019?)
    Michael Wells (2019)
    Patrick Tafa (2019?)
    Adam Ashley-Cooper (2019)
    Alex Newsome (2019)
    Cam Clarke (2019)
    Karmichael Hunt (2019)

    GONE:
    Sekope Kepu - London Irish
    Nick Phipps - London Irish
    Curtis Rona -London Irish
    Shambeckler Vui (Brumbies)
    John Folau (Released)
    Le Roux Roets (Released)
    Bernard Foley (Overseas)
    Will Miller - Brumbies

    RUMOURED GONE:
    Israel Folau - TBC
    JP Sauni (???)
  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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  3. Jamie Fred Wood (13)

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    Hopefully we are a targeting some forwards for next season, also wouldn't mind a different type of winger, we seem to recruit the "same player" in the forwards and backs
  4. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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  5. Gnostic Mark Ella (57)

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    Coach?

    We know it won't be Cron :mad:
  6. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    It's Gibson next year.

    2021 will most likely be Whitaker or Tandy at this stage.
  7. Froggy Jim Clark (26)

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    I'd like to see Tom Robbo move back to THP (where he started), with Kepu going HJH and Robbo would be a pretty good pair of young starting props
  8. Jimmy_Crouch Jim Clark (26)

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    Tight five depth is still very shallow. Sham Vui and Cody Walker haven't really done much. How are they going in SS?
  9. Froggy Jim Clark (26)

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    I imagine Rory O'Conner and Chris Talakai are your first two back-ups. Both have had a fair bit of time this year and haven't been too bad, particularly Talakai.
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  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Hopefully Talakai can improve his ball handling next season. He's done well at set piece in his first season but his hands have let him down a few times. It's obviously not his main job but there's no escaping the fact that even your reserve THP has to handle the ball frequently enough for it to matter in the modern game.
  11. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Alex Newsome signs on for two more seasons (until end of 2021).

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  12. TheNude Stan Wickham (3)

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    I don't mind this, both Newsome & Clark seem to have grown as the season has gone on.
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  13. eastman Fred Wood (13)

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    I still think we need a strike winger as opposed to two pure 'work-rate' wingers. Clark has speed but not really the ability to beat a man.
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  14. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Yes!! Well done Tahs keeping Newsome! Tim Horan gave him a well deserved rap in commentary on Saturday after his splendid try under the posts in the second half. Tim Horan is a good judge.
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  15. Derpus Paul McLean (56)

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    I think Newsome is more of a strike winger than anything else. He's fast and relatively strong in the tackle. He certainly wouldnt fit the description of a second 15 like DHP etc.

    Good signing IMO.

    Also, Reg i think you can edit your first post to confirm Folau is gone now.
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  16. Jamie Fred Wood (13)

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    I must admit that I was not a big fan ow Newsome when he came over to the Tahs however I am impressed by his work rate and commitment, he seems to be developing into a solid winger!

    We do need some variety outside and I agree with Eastman, we need a strike weapon for 2020, Clark and Newsome are very much alike.
  17. Blackadder Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    The Tahs need to buy a decent 3 for next year.

    If not who is in line to play run on 3??
  18. Blackadder Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    So out of who is un signed for next year, who do Tahs fans want to keep?
  19. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Try and keep Chris Talakai and Vui for next year as tighthead props. They might not want to stay given the way they've been treated this year (no game time) and Vui's main mentor from u20s upwards, Cronny, is leaving.

    It's been nothing short of a disgrace the way that the bench has been used all year. Kepu playing 75-80 minutes every week is just a joke. I don't care if they think Talakai or Vui isn't ready, get them out there at the 50 minute mark. Same with every other substitute why have a bench if they're not going to get used????
  20. Pass it to Dunning! Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Tom Robertson can play either side of the scrum, and I bet that's what they'll do next year - HJH at 1 and TR at 3.
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