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Waratahs 2020

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

  1. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    If Foketi is 12, Hunt is dubious, Rona gone and AAC rejected - who are our options at 13? Not convinced Clark or Newsome are the answers.
  2. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    I think Newsome could end up playing 13 next year but I agree that we are looking fairly skinny.

    It still comes back to price vs value though. You'd ideally want to keep one of Hunt and AAC but if both are overpriced we shouldn't do it.

    I'd definitely be looking to bring in some of the backs from either this years under 20s or the last year or so from interstate that haven't really got an opportunity there.
  3. Show-n-go Banned

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    J Folau has been playing OC for two blues, is it possible he will have a good enough off season to come into contention?
  4. TheNorth Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Possibility of bringing Semisi Tupou into the fold? As I doubt he will be getting much gametime at the rebels in the coming years?

    However Waratahs seem to have a policy of promoting from within and that’s not such a bad policy.
  5. Pass it to Dunning! Watty Friend (18)

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    He just requested and has been granted a release.
  6. swingpass Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Tupou is likely to start for Rebels on the wing in place of MK next year.
  7. Silverado Arch Winning (36)

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    His Wiki page says he was released in June, but no details on why
  8. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Who's Koro signed for again?
  9. Jimmy_Crouch Arch Winning (36)

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    I don't believe he has. It has just been rumored.
  10. The Honey Badger Jim Lenehan (48)

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    I rate him. Best young centre going around.

    James Armstrong also playing well for Uni. If he was a foot taller and wider he'd be really something.
  11. 'Tattsy'TaylorFan1 Ward Prentice (10)

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    I wouldn't make any list changes to our pack for next year unless people leave. Happy to take a cohesion dividend over trying to do something about lack of grunt (look how the Roets experiment went down).

    HJH, O'Connor, Robertson, A Bell. Vui and C Talakai (need to re-sign)

    Fitzy and Tuala (need to re-sign) + Latu on peanuts if he is all good with the law.

    Staniforth, McCauley. Holloway, Simmons and Hanigan (need to re-sign)

    Swinton, Dempsey, Hooper, W Harris. Wells, H Sinclair and P Tafa (need to re-sign)

    Replace Holloway, Simmons or Wells if they leave with Ben Gunter or Fergus Lee-Warner from the Force hopefully.
  12. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Staniforth should never be kept

    McCauley never gets used and has no grunt so shouldn't be kept

    Latu is nothing but trouble so shouldn't be kept

    Tried the Cohesion this year and failed

    Time for new recruits

    O'Connor has another year to go

    Vui was overlooked all year
  13. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Stainforth also still has one more year sadly
  14. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Lacking grunt will lead to the same results. Time to add size and grunt. The pack needs to change
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  15. The Honey Badger Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Dylan Pietch playing grade at Wicks at 13.

    He converted from a backrow/Lock at school though Aus 7's.

    Didn't see alot of ball on Saturdays game v Uni. Had one good run down the sideline but didn't figure too much in the game.

    Potentially a very good 13 option. Worth watching.
  16. Rebels3 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I was surprised Porch didn’t get a look in before signing to head to Connacht, could of been a solid signing for wing/centre

    Tahs going to be in the weird position of having spots available come NRC
  17. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    He hardly set the world on fire from what I saw of him for Norths in the Shute Shield. Certainly no better than Cam Clarke.
  18. Up the Guts Paul McLean (56)

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    I thought Armstrong covered him pretty well. Very quick though with a great right foot step, definitely athletic enough for higher honours.
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  19. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Are the Waratahs going to rest their Wallabies, if Gibson thought it was a shit idea then why did he agree to do it in the first place?
  20. Silverado Arch Winning (36)

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    This week obviously. I don't think he had much choice really

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