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Waratahs 2021

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, Jun 2, 2020.

  1. molman Alan Cameron (40)

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    Happy with this. Maddocks needs more time to settle and evolve. He's looked better at the Tahs than at the Rebels to my mind and 15 is definitely his position. He could be a fantastic player if he could just bring it all together consistently, really shows glimpses of it at times. He will need to show it in the next year or so if he wants to fulfil his Wallabies aspirations because Campbell and others will be vying for similar honours.
  2. Eyes and Ears Arch Winning (36)

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    Hopefully his best mate will sign up too but I am not holding my breath.
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  3. KOB1987 Steve Williams (59)

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    that will be in 2022
  4. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    To be fair, he has barely had any time at 15. What, 5 or 6 games? i think he'll ultimately be a Wallaby 15. Maybe not this year, but he's better than Banks and Campbell IMO - particularly his kicking game which is important at test level.
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  5. molman Alan Cameron (40)

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    Mental game, positioning and defence are his shortcomings. He has a nice boot, good hands. Really could be exceptional.
  6. Derpus Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Yeah his head does seem to drop a bit.
  7. Rebels3 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    He’s also bigger and potentially stronger than all the contenders, let alone he’s a little bit younger as well. Maddocks gets judged like he’s 27/28 not 23.
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  8. Mr Wobbly Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    He was seriously good while he was at the Rebels, for the most part. Half way through last season he reportedly had some kind of a falling out with Wessels and his his game turned to crap. I heard that he wasn't really into training too hard and wasn't particularly happy being 3rd in line for fullback, that could have just been sour grapes though.

    Don't forget, he did play seven test matches while he was at the Rebs. If he can fix up some of his issues and consistently string some good games together there's no reason he couldn't get back into the Wobs. He has the talent.
  9. Silverado Arch Winning (36)

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    Yes, he shot out of the blocks and was scoring more than a try a match, then fell off and didn't make the RWC squad. He obviously wasn't happy at the end
  10. Rugbynutter39 Mark Loane (55)

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    Watched north’s vs Randwick - Clarke has good good game - wonder if he would be better trying to convert to 13 or just one of those fringe players that just can’t quite take next step.

    Was wondering if Dave horwitz might have developed during his overseas time to consider being a recruit for tahs next season - do not see enough to suggest he would get a gig..
  11. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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  12. fatprop David Wilson (68)

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    Not exactly an upgrade

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...d/news-story/5b8aa6299301c1e506c70029ce3fd0db
  13. Blackadder Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Staniforth and Wykes as a lock combo are really a downgrade on the locks we have which is really, really bad
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  14. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    wow. Things are tough in Tah-land.
  15. Sully John Eales (66)

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    No one in the Shute Shield good enough?
  16. qwerty51 George Gregan (70)

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    Mostly kids which is good for the future but probably not ready for Super Rugby yet
  17. upthereds#! Bob Davidson (42)

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    wow. hopefully just a partial stop gap until some euro based players come off contract.
  18. Rugby Head Herbert Moran (7)

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  19. Number 7 Jimmy Flynn (14)

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  20. Adam84 Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Looks like they’ll be competing with the Force to bring Rodda home. My money is on him going west though.

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