Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by RugbyReg, Nov 24, 2018.
In both cases y
ou deserved more from the ARU.
I can live with it if we get a better outcome going forward. It was always a tough ask given the delays in getting approval. But I'm glad they tried, and glad they delayed when it became necessary.
better a year delayed,than going off half cocked this year,also allows time to get furtter teams involved
I just would have preferred to have had them come out and make this announcement a little earlier in the piece.
maybe they were negotiating up until now
They would have had a reasonable idea of how things were tracking 4 weeks ago. They were probably hoping for things to work out but the timeline was probably very tight a fortnight back. They would have been better served to have made this announcement early in the month and then get on the front foot on the plans for next season.
And it sounds like not all parties were given notice about the postponement...
Should have always been a 2020 start, made no sense starting it in a World Cup year
I can live with it if it means that we end up with a better result moving forward. That's so long as we get some footy actually played this year.
Congratulations Marcel Brache.
USA Eagles name former Stormer Marcel Brache as captain
I'm hearing rumours of perhaps the Force having their first Australian representative in a senior mens team very soon.
Heath Tessman getting a go with the Classic Wallabies?
Presumably one of their players is joining the 7s squad?
Gee, you rocketed to that conclusion.
Rod Davies would not have been the player I'd be recruiting for the 7s team. Seems bizarre. Is he still really fast enough to be an asset in 7s?
I would think the Force No 7 would be a good pickup for the Aussie 7s.
who is the Force #7? Stander?
No. Stander played 8 most of last year and could also be a candidate for 7's if eligible.
Tevin Ferris is the No 7. But according to the WF website, Rod Davies has been invited to train with the national 7s side.
Ferris would probably need to slim down a bit (as does pretty much anyone coming from XVs). Our squad lacks speed and playmaking though.
If Davies is genuinely quick in 7s still then he'll be a good addition. It's probably our biggest problem.
yeah, and they are aware of it. Davies shocked me with his speed in the NRC. I couldn't believe he still has it. They are wrapped with his strength in contact too, but I'd be worried about his defense and decision making (passing).
They are looking at another speedster who would be brilliant, but he's super rugby contracted and there is a couple more hurdles before he can play. Would be amazing though I reckon.
I look forward to finding out which Reds player you are referring to.
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