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Waratahs 2020

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

  1. Blackadder Colin Windon (37)

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    Wish we'd nabbed Slipper when the Reds shafted him, boy is he looking good atm.[/quote]

    Big strong prop. Great at the set piece. Wallaby and Experienced.
    Greatly needed

    Was AVAILABLE

    Not signed by Gibson and Hoare as

    NOT LIGHT AND MOBILE.
  2. Blackadder Colin Windon (37)

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    Beanpole seems to be like Simmons, Not an enforcer but was calling the lineouts for both the Tahs A games. Maybe that is what Penney sees in him for the future?
  3. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    I'd question if he'd have developed and refined his game to the same extent as he has at the Brumbies.
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  4. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    I'm not sure what his contract would be. Went over with Deegan back in 2018 so assume he renewed somewhere along the way. He didn't look too bad for the Force in the NRC. It'd be interesting to see how he goes stepping up to SR. He is a New South Welshman to boot.
  5. dru Mark Ella (57)

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    Slipper might not be light but he is definitely mobile. I think completely capable of playing a link man in the pods for centers wanting to get busy.
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  6. Blackadder Colin Windon (37)

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    Would have been the experience needed and had the size to match but alas not with Gibson
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  7. dru Mark Ella (57)

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    He also needed a stable and supportive club to support him through some tough times. Would Waratahs be such a club?
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  8. Blackadder Colin Windon (37)

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    They bought Hunt instead and he was in the same boat
  9. dru Mark Ella (57)

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    They did buy Hunt who I think has repaid handsomely. Appreciate what the Tahs did there. But I don't think he was in the same head space as Slipper.

    Actually that reminds me - it may not have been a Tah decission to take both of them. Seem to recall Reds playing shenanigans and not wanting them both harnessed with the same opposition.
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  10. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Slips played most of his junior footy at TSS as a 10. True story.
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  11. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    This:

    And this:

    Both great points - the NSW setup is a fucking basket case, operating a shitshow out of a set of demountables in the arse end of the Eastern Suburbs.

    They're so fucking disorganised they are holding the women's AGM at half a week's notice and the same time as the Subbies Board meeting. One hand is not washing the other, at any level.
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  12. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Been pondering future possibilities out there for the Tahs. So much talent abroad. The Arnolds, Carter, Coleman and Skelton all arguably at their peak. Even Gunter in Japan I liked the look of in the Sunwolves last year.

    Closer to home, what about Skelton's baby bro Jeral? I've liked what I've seen of him in the 7's. I think from memory he was playing 6 for St Pat's / Brothers? I'd be keen to see how he might go at SR. After the Olympics this year I wonder if some of those players might be ready for a change.

    Anyone know what happened to the other huge brother? went to the Chiefs and seemed to fall off the map.
  13. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Is there any ETA on those new facilities? Last I heard they were just appointing an architect but I was curious if they have a completion date goal?

    Not the most attractive setup if you're trying to attract and retain talent.
  14. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    From the Hunter Valley area if I'm not mistaken.
  15. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Supposed to start building end of last year but of course: this is rugby. Latest news i saw was this

    https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/waratahs-and-nsw-rugby-confirm-site-for-new-centre-of-excellence/



    You could say that about most things to do with the Tahds.
  16. Try-ranosaurus Rex Jimmy Flynn (14)

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  17. Dctarget Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Slipper has always been incredible. Had his injuries and his off-field discretions but his recent form isn't any better than 7 years ago, he's a champion.
  18. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Yes, That was already pointed out.
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  19. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    He's pretty fucken mobile, actually.
  20. Silverado Trevor Allan (34)

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    Correct, not exactly a giant but very mobile. And was he interested in signing with the Tahs?

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