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Waratahs 2020

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

  1. molman John Solomon (38)

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    To be fair, Mason also played U20's, including beating NZ U20's on the odd occassion. Success at that level hasn't been shown as a certainty of success at the next levels (SR / International), but yes the Tah's do have some of the most exciting future prospects and Harrison has shown a great start for such a young head. My concern is the lack of experience to learn off, the ability to improve your craft by being challenged by a more experienced player. Steel sharpens steel and all that..

    Tane is definitely another exciting future prospect who I suspect may even leapfrog some other 10's in a couple of years.

    Here are some of his Schoolboy highlights;



    And one from the U20's;



    .. but if you go watch some of the Sydney NRC games last year he played fly-half a couple of times and out back in fullback a few as well. Same with some of the U20's games you will see him running around. Not an untalented kid.
  2. Pass it to Dunning! Darby Loudon (17)

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    Siosifa Lisala and Rory O'Connor are both leaving the Tahs now.
  3. Adam84 Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Have left the Tahs, wont be returning to Super Rugby this year
  4. molman John Solomon (38)

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    Lisala makes sense. Only saw him in the Waratah A's so hard to really get a sense for what his potential actually was. With dollars tight makes sense to focus on local lads and future.

    With O'Connor leaving, I'm loosing track a litte of who is left in our prop stocks. Fitzpatrick the only other to leave?

    So Robertson, HJH, Talakai, Faulkner, Walker and Bell what we're left with?
  5. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    Tiaan Tauakipulu and Darcy Breen are there too. Both kids
  6. Silverado Nev Cottrell (35)

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    I don't think Walker is still about
  7. molman John Solomon (38)

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    Ah yes, I forgot the wider training / Elite development / Gen Blue (whatever they're call it these days) players. Theres Joe Cotton and a few others there too isn't there?.

    All very young and unlikely to be SR ready, but I guess this SR AU comp might be a chance for some of them. Starting to have a bit of a NRC meets SR hybrid feel about it this forthcoming comp with so many old timers moving on.
  8. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    Looks like Tahs had a Tahs vs Tahs game recently for a bit of a run. Photos on Tahs Instagram
  9. wamberal David Codey (61)

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    One game we could win!!!
  10. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    Nah still might loose
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  11. molman John Solomon (38)

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    . yes, just wait for the press release outlining the season ending injuries to key players. Be curious to know how all the players are tracking.

    Brumbies had a similar intra-team game, so seems all the couches are keen to get a gauge where their squads are at and who might be in the 23.
  12. Blackadder John Solomon (38)

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    Who is injured?
  13. molman John Solomon (38)

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    Sorry, should have indicated I was being sarcastic. the way the Tah's could still manage to loose even when playing themselves.
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  19. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Will Harris looks like he's put on 10kg in the break.

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  20. molman John Solomon (38)

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    Could be. Likely been hard to simulate the same level and intensity of training whilst in lockdown for some players.

    I'm actually really excited to see how the young replacements all go. Great opportunity for the likes of Walton and Donaldson to have a crack. Also curious if any of the sevens boys like Nick Malouf or Angus Bell get a run. Malouf is a pretty handy player.

    I feel the Tah's have a great opportunity to really identify who of the young stock is potentially ready to step up and be the basis of next years squad.

    I wonder what the Tah's average number of caps is now with the likes of players such as Fitzpatrick and Beale leaving.

    Edit: didn't realise the squad had been announced earlier today. Seems no Malouf.

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