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  1. Purce

    Australia A v Japan XV matches

    As Reg and I think you alluded to as well Henry would have been my pick. While he has had an injury ravaged last year he showed some solid promise prior to that. I'll admit I haven't seen much of Creighton however he looked well out of his league last week.
  2. Purce

    Australia A v Japan XV matches

    Interesting hey. Maybe it points to MN's performance has already pushed him up the rung for the Tour. He doesn't need the game time like Vunivalu does. More surprised that Creighton kept his spot over other options. He was very poor last week. Hopefully Uru gets some game time
  3. Purce

    Bledisloe 2. Eden Park, 24th Sept 7.05pm NZT. 5.05 pm AEST, 3.05 WA

    Rob V would have been the first name on the team sheet. There is no doubt about that. And no one would think otherwise. The reality is that at 6 and 8 the numbers really don't matter on their back, its about which role the coaches think they will perform better. They will then be assigned that...
  4. Purce

    Qld Premier Rugby 2022

    This qpr final has the makings of an all time great. No love lost. Plenty of great club players as well as fringe wallabies/super players. I for one am hoping that guys like Brick and Anderson have cracking games to continue to show their value. I can't split them. My heart wants UQ by 4.
  5. Purce

    Qld Premier Rugby 2022

    It wasn't straight to it mate. It was in reply to another poster's question which was passed over. My valid experience and point has been made several times and I won't continue with it. If you can't get it then take your single digit iq and reply to someone else. If you want to have a proper...
  6. Purce

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    Holy hell. What. A. Game. Up there with the all time greats. Wallabies looked done and dusted after 20 then clawed themselves back. For all the gloss missing from this team you cannot fault their grit. I'm 25 pages behind on this chat and I'm sure I know what most of it is about but I want...
  7. Purce

    Qld Premier Rugby 2022

    No it isn't. It supports what my original post said. To simplify it I state that we all have bias, and some people are happy to use their position to influence the outcome of a match... because humans are flawed. What I then go on to say is while we cannot control that we can control some...
  8. Purce

    Qld Premier Rugby 2022

    Nope, not what I am insinuating at all. I am stating that these people are human beings. Prone to mistakes, external influences, implicit bias, being good honest people, being shitty dishonest people, everything that comes with human nature. Perhaps removing another level of perceived bias is a...
  9. Purce

    Qld Premier Rugby 2022

    Look I have full respect to anyone who volunteers their time to a sport and performs their duty honestly. However the lower grades refereeing over the past couple years has been abysmal to be honest. I have witnessed, 1st hand, complete and utter incompetence as well as blatant cheating at...
  10. Purce

    Wallabies v Springboks - Adelaide Oval, Sat 27th August, 2022

    In any case, as I said before, I would be stoked if Hodge goes on to win man of the match and somehow goes on the be the best 15 in history. However I don't think he will and we are wasting precious time trying to find our fullback 1 year out from the world Cup.
  11. Purce

    Wallabies v Springboks - Adelaide Oval, Sat 27th August, 2022

    I disagree with you saying I shit on him pretty hard and think I am pretty balanced in my critique of him. I don't think he is a test match specialist player, as 95% of pro rugby players in Aus aren't. He has been given more opportunities to prove he is than just about anyone I can recall. He is...
  12. Purce

    Wallabies v Springboks - Adelaide Oval, Sat 27th August, 2022

    Good response and I see the merit in it. I see it a different way which is that one is clearly the better 15 and isn't being selected. If we are talking about who to select at 23 with a 6/2 bench then I'd take Hodge every day for his versatility, no question. FWIW i would have played Kellaway at...
  13. Purce

    Wallabies v Springboks - Adelaide Oval, Sat 27th August, 2022

    Hasn't been mentioned much but do we not all think it is stupid as fuck that Rugby Australia have put a test match A. In Adelaide (what are sales like?) B. At 3pm on a Saturday when rugby watching public will be at club and school boy games? It boggles my mind. I know someone at the game will let the...
  14. Purce

    Wallabies v Springboks - Adelaide Oval, Sat 27th August, 2022

    I've been on white as starting 9 all year but that last game against the Argies he constantly stagnated our attack with very slow ball from the ruck, runners were overrunning their lines etc. I was a bit surprised it hasn't been talked about more. Was glaringly obvious to me. I think we need...
  15. Purce

    Qld Premier Rugby 2022

    If you had a choice out of further developing your game under a multi premiership winning coach/setup or one at the opposite end what would you do? Of the players you mentioned for uq only 2 are new to the club. Joost I believe came to the club because he is mates with a couple of the UQ guys...
  16. Purce

    Argentina v Australia II @ 5.10am 14/08

    Hmmm Petaia could definitely slip into 13 and JOC (James O'Connor) to 12. Who goes to wing when JOC (James O'Connor) comes off, Hodge is at 10 and a winger/15 comes off when we don't have a player who has been training in the back 3? Same scenario as you're proposing. Point is we significantly more cover for the centres than we...
  17. Purce

    Argentina v Australia II @ 5.10am 14/08

    Thinking about coverage of centre v back 3... players cabable of playing centre: Foketi, Ikitau, Petaia, Hodge, JOC (James O'Connor). Players capable of playing back 3: Koro, Petaia, Wright, Hodge So that's 5 players as cover for 12/13 and 4 players for coverage of 11/14/15 before taking number 23 into...
  18. Purce

    Argentina v Australia II @ 5.10am 14/08

    We are in agreeance as to how the Wallabies should play. As I said earlier there needs to be balance in their game. Know when to play field position and apply pressure, know when countering is the correct option and know when to apply the blowtorch in attack. Not just 1 of the 3 or 2 of the 3...
  19. Purce

    Argentina v Australia II @ 5.10am 14/08

    As you said I believe it certainly relates to how the team plays and the other players in the team (what are the strengths) . At a starting point you would want a consistent passer who reads the game well, is a strong communicator and kicks accurately in general play. As a base level. On top...
  20. Purce

    Argentina v Australia II @ 5.10am 14/08

    I think that's a fair comment when you consider: 9. Brumbs 10. Reds 12. Tahs 13. Brumbs Fair bit of disconnect there.
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