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Waratahs 2020

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

  1. MarkJ Tom Lawton (22)

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    The problem with Hawera was that he wasn't good enough, not so much that he was from overseas. He would have been eligible for Australia this year I think if he was still around.
  2. 7137 Stan Wickham (3)

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    ”I assume Feao will be our international exception? In any case, he’s a very welcome addition to the prop squad”

    Post by Bobby Sands, Dec 19th in Reds 2020 thread...
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  3. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Those players aren't exactly like for like though are they. I will say I was happy to see Dargaville get picked up by the Sunwoles, I agree he's got talent. Whetton wasn't exactly a local boy though. Was he even eligible for AU (when did he come over?)
  4. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    You know you'd miss playing us. :D
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  5. RoffsChoice Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Whetton not a local, but his grandfather was constantly pushing him to play for Australia and he was (and still is) eligible. He was a Brumby in 2014, played in six games and won five of them. Guys like Laurie Fisher and Peter Ryan would have been fantastic for his development.
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  6. Bobby Sands Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I don’t think the Tahs are a real organisation for many reasons, the fans are up there as one of them. Which is a shame because it should be a terrific union. I have hope that this new breed of players will shift the mire.
  7. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Lol nah. If there was any local talent available they would have easily displaced Hawera or Grant. There wasn't.
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  8. 7137 Stan Wickham (3)

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    Has a dig at the Tahs, calling them not a true club for signing an overseas capped player.
    Is happy with Reds signing an overseas capped player and praises the Reds as a true club.

    And the Tahs fans are the ones with a problem?
  9. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Bobby is partial to the odd troll- ignore him.
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  10. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    A combination martyr/troublemaker as per his username.
  11. Jimmyjam Chris McKivat (8)

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  12. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Bringing it back to the thread title I'm really looking forward to the trial game. It will be interesting to see how the Tah's on the rebuild go against Thorn's multi year project.
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  13. Jimmy_Crouch Bill McLean (32)

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    Yeah the comparisons are interesting. It feels like the Waratahs are where the Reds were two seasons ago. The difference is that I think the younger Waratahs players are more ready than Thorns players were.
  14. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    There are a number of middle tier units who have been there awhile that need to step up, lead and demonstrate consistency or they will be superceded

    Robinson
    Fitzpatrick
    Dempsey
    Hanigan
    Holloway
    Gordon
    Hunt

    and
    Simmons
    Beale
    Hooper
  15. Jimmy_Crouch Bill McLean (32)

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    Was going to agree but then you noted Hooper as middle tier. Lost all credibility at that point.
  16. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    I thought I put him with the captains\leaders and in the tier above
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  17. Dctarget John Thornett (49)

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    Think the 'and' separates the middle tier from the top tier.
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  18. Jimmy_Crouch Bill McLean (32)

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    Sorry my bad.

    Probably still annoyed about the reporting about Hooper earning his spot. Of course Rennie is going to say that but in truth we all know he is already the first one picked.
  19. Derpus Andrew Slack (58)

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    Hopefully not. I believe Rennie is the type to pick another 7 over him if form demands it.
  20. Finsbury Girl Vay Wilson (31)

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    Cronyism still alive amongst the Sydney rugby mafia.

    Isn't Dave supposed to drag us out of this shit malaise that we've been in for the last 5 years?

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