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Waratahs vs Chiefs - SR R 6 2020, Friday 6 March @ 7.15pm @ Wollongong

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by Braveheart81, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    After putting together a decent performance last week to record their first win of the season, things will be much tougher this week against the Chiefs, a genuine contender.

    I would expect a very similar team given Penney opted for stability and they repaid the faith with a much better performance.

    Rob Simmons' ankle is certainly a cause for concern and if he is unavailable, Pat Tafa could be in line for a debut off the bench.
  2. Blue Andrew Slack (58)

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    This is gonna be bad. See it no other way.
  3. Froggy Ron Walden (29)

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    What's the availability of Gordon & Mark N?
    If Simmonds is out, should Holloway start at lock or McAuley? If Gordon is out, I imagine Short starts and Donaldson debuts off the bench. And I wonder whether Ramm gets to start in place of Mark N, or either Clarke comes in or Newsome moves out one and Foketi starts at 13? Plenty of interest in this team.
  4. Up the Guts Tony Shaw (54)

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    Donaldson doesn't play 9. Who is the third string 9 in the squad?
  5. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    He means Michael McDonald.

    Sorry to have a go at you Froggy, but you were at least consistently incorrect with your names!

    Simmons
    McCauley
    McDonald
    Clark
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  6. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    He keeps forgetting.

    He's not in love anymore.
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  7. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    You should go have a doobie with the Gunston brothers.
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  8. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ what makes you think he hasn't already?
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  9. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    This either scores 0/10 or 10/10 for obscure musical references.
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  10. Dismal Pillock John Hipwell (52)

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    You mean not On My Own? I should be takin' it to the streets?
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  11. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Chiefs by a jillion
  12. Froggy Ron Walden (29)

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    On the bright side, I do spell Hanigan with one 'n'!
    (I could have shown off with Nawaqatinawase)
  13. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Strong irony, Froggy. Love it.
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  14. Froggy Ron Walden (29)

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    Thought it had gone unnoticed :)
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  15. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    How wrong can a bloke be: I always thought "Hanigan" had two Ns. Bit like my name. :D












    Not three.
  16. Froggy Ron Walden (29)

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    Usually does, but not this particular Hanigan!
    Can give you that on good authority, used to play footy with his uncle.
  17. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    1. Angus Bell
    2. Robbie Abel
    3. Harry Johnson-Holmes
    4. Ryan McCauley
    5. Tom Staniforth
    6. Lachie Swinton
    7. Michael Hooper
    8. Jack Dempsey
    9. Mitch Short
    10. Will Harrison
    11. Jack Maddocks
    12. Karmichael Hunt
    13. Alex Newsome
    14. James Ramm
    15. Kurtley Beale (c)

    16. Damien Fitzpatrick 17. Rory O'Connor 18. Tetera Faulkner 19. Pat Tafa 20. Jed Holloway 21. Michael McDonald 22. Lalakai Foketi 23. Siosifa Lisala

    Tafa, McDonald and Lisala all in line for their Super Rugby debuts.

    Simmons, Gordon, Robertson and Nawaqanitawase all out injured.
  18. Silverado Trevor Allan (34)

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    Is Clark injured or just out of favour? I'm a bit surprised that McCauley got the nod over Holloway and Tafa, but otherwise pretty much expected team after injuries. After watching Moera in the A game I'd like to see him get another chance.
  19. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Clark is out of favour. He played most of the A game last Friday. Lisala looks very threatening though and it is worth getting a look at him in Super Rugby.

    McCauley has been the bench lock for most or all games this season so it isn't surprising he's now getting a start. I think he has improved a fair bit in all aspects of his play. I'm keen to see Tafa get a run.
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  20. molman Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    I'm really happy for Tafa, hope he can translate some of what we've been seeing at Super A level to the next as this really is his chance to put in a good showing. It'd be great to have some more depth, because as nice as I thought McCauley's pass was last week I'm still not sold on him.

    Be interesting to see Lisala at this level too, he appears to have some gas and decent footwork but seems to still be needing some cohesion with the team. Could be wrong, but I suspect Short will play most of the game with McDonald not on till well into last quarter. A great opportunity for him to step up.

    Also good to see Ramm being rewarded with another run this week.

    I'm genuinely excited to see how they go. I don't think anyone is really giving them a chance so they really don't have much to loose.

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