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Waratahs 2021

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

  1. Rugby Mum 2 Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    This is a really shitty post to write about anyone.
  2. Adam84 John Thornett (49)

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  3. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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  4. Adam84 John Thornett (49)

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  5. Adam84 John Thornett (49)

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    Waratahs 2021 fixtures locked in:

    NSW Waratahs Super Rugby AU home venues:

    Round 3 v Western Force, Friday 5 March, Bankwest Stadium
    Round 5 v Reds, Saturday 27 March, ANZ Stadium
    Round 6 v Brumbies, Friday 2 April, SCG
    Round 10 v Rebels, Saturday 24 April, Bankwest Stadium
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  6. Byorgen Druffeldroff Stan Wickham (3)

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    It's a shame there's no regional matches. I really liked that initiative / idea. But with only 5 matches to choose from and with the covid times, it's understandable.
  7. Pass it to Dunning! Watty Friend (18)

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    Regional matches aren't smart business sense. In addition to lower ticket sales, you have to pay for travel and accommodation for your own team. None of that is needed for home games.
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  8. TSR Greg Davis (50)

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    I don’t think it’s quite that straight forward. You also potentially grow your membership & supporter base and increase tv viewing numbers, all of which contribute to the bottom line.

    On a cost centre basis lots of investments appear to run at a loss without consideration in the broader business.

    I’m not saying that the Tahs are wrong in this case with limited games, but if regional games didn’t work no-one would ever do them.
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  9. Blackadder Alan Cameron (40)

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    NSW Waratahs | NSW Waratahs

    Profiles are starting to be updated. Max Douglas and Jeremy Williams are there as our future locks.
    Alefosio Tatola (prop) looks like he scored a contract.
    Henry Robertson looks like he is the third scrum half
    Tristan Reilly looks like he got a contract too
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  10. Blackadder Alan Cameron (40)

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    The photo shopped images now appearing are hilariously bad
  11. Jimmy_Crouch John Solomon (38)

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    The 2021 NSW Waratahs Squad:

    Robbie Abel
    Joe Cotton
    Tom Horton
    David Porecki

    Tetera Faulkner
    Angus Bell
    Chris Talakai
    Harry Johnson-Holmes
    Alefosio Tatola
    Tiaan Tauakipulu

    Sam Wykes
    Max Douglas
    Jeremy Williams
    Jack Whetton
    Sam Caird

    Will Harris
    Carlo Tizzano
    Charlie Gamble
    Hugh Sinclair
    Jack Dempsey
    Lachlan Swinton

    Jake Gordon
    Henry Robertson
    Jack Grant

    Five Eight
    Tane Edmed
    Ben Donaldson
    Will Harrison

    Midfield backs
    Tepai Moeroa
    Izaia Perese
    Lalakai Foketi
    Joey Walton

    Outside backs
    Alex Newsome
    Jack Maddocks
    James Ramm
    Mark Nawaqanitawase
    Tristan Reilly
  12. Byorgen Druffeldroff Stan Wickham (3)

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  13. Rob42 Bill McLean (32)

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    "Five Eight" ? Old school, except even then it was "Five-Eighth".
  14. molman Dick Tooth (41)

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    Hmmm.. had to go back a few pages. Missed the fact that we'd picked up Perese, though I'd heard rumours before Christmas.

    This is a squad of a lot of unproven or burgeoning talent, sprinkled with some genuine future stars. I really don't know where to pitch my expectations this year. I'm rather keen to see how Tizzano and Gamble go. also keen to see what Porecki's experience might bring too. In a way this is Penney's first real squad, though the budget sure doesn't look to reflect past years.
  15. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Three five eighths (15 eighths) means a lot of clever juggling by the coach unless we want to see one of them with a lot of time out of the match day squad.
  16. upthereds#! Desmond Connor (43)

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    3 is pretty standard in a squad. Plus Edmed is just a kid and should be (maybe is) on a development contract. Plus Donaldson is the backup 15.

    As far as flyhalves go its quite weak, all developing.
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  17. Rugbynutter39 Paul McLean (56)

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    Centres and outside back certainly reads missing some star power. Midfield backs has no rock stars..outside backs - Ramm sure shown potential but not much else there - Maddocks been too inconsistent to be called star power. While you have for flyhalfs Harrison still earning his stripes with potential with others really just development backup.

    To me they are definitely looking wooden spoon candidates and my prediction is they will collect the wooden spoon given this is now their official squad. Lacking quality and depth and this is not a super rugby quality squad. Only good thing I suppose is they must be well under the salary cap as per their plans with that sort of squad.
  18. Blackadder Alan Cameron (40)

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    Rock stars?
    Star power?

    Do you want a team or to go to a concert?
  19. Rugbynutter39 Paul McLean (56)

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    With that team I think I would rather go to a concert. Sorry I find it pretty uninspiring..compared to say Reds squad / players..Brumbies squad / players.Force squad players.this is a bloody weak squad
  20. dru Simon Poidevin (60)

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    And yet they will monopolise the public broadcast along with Reds.

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