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  1. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    No Rodha, WE can't unequivocally say that, you may believe it, but many (me included) don't. I have said before that I don't hold Rennie solely, or even principally, responsible for the Wallabies poor performances, given Deans, McKenzie and Cheika also couldn't get them to perform. While it is...
  2. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    I don't think Rennie is a poor coach necessarily, I was surprised by his sacking and am far from convinced about Jones, BUT I just don't see this so-called upward trajectory we were on. FFS we had our worst ever loss to the Pumas, our first ever loss to Italy, and that's an upward trajectory...
  3. Froggy

    Waratahs 2023

    Lat year Gamble played several games at 6. He is certainly small for that spot, but can do so for the last 20 minutes if that's going to work better.
  4. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    According to official stats, Gamble only 1cm taller and 3kg heavier than McReight, both bigger than Hooper! Hooper 182cm, 101kg, McReight 184cm, 102kg, Gamble 185cm, 105kg.
  5. Froggy

    2022 GAGR POTY

    You gotta love the fact that four of our top six, Valetini, Ikatau, Frost and Marky Mark (Nawaqanitawase) are all under 25!
  6. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    Assuming HJH (Harry Johnson-Holmes) isn't ready at the start of the season, Holtz will start at THP for the Tahs. Holtz is a massive body, and still very young. If he can continue to develop, it may become tough for HJH (Harry Johnson-Holmes) to win the starting THP role at the Tahs.
  7. Froggy

    Wallabies v Wales, Principality Stadium, Sun 27th November, 2.15am AEST

    It will be interesting to see how the next season pans out. There is no Guarantee Cooper will be fit for WC, we can only hope. Imo in Lolesio, Donaldson and Edmed we have three 10's with potential but not really test 10's yet, but we hope for one of them to take the next step up next season...
  8. Froggy

    Wallabies v Wales, Principality Stadium, Sun 27th November, 2.15am AEST

    Interestingly, I'm still not convinced that Donaldson is the best 10 at the Tahs. Next year's Super season will be interesting, particularly if Harrison can remain injury free.
  9. Froggy

    Waratahs 2023

    Will Holloway play 6 in front of a fit Swinton? May be forced to lock.
  10. Froggy

    Wallabies v Wales, Principality Stadium, Sun 27th November, 2.15am AEST

    I'll back this team against whatever we put on the paddock: 1. Bell 2. Porecki 3. TT 4. Rhoda 5. Skelton 6. Leota 7. Hooper 8. Valetini 9. White 10. Cooper 11. Kellaway 12. Kerevi 13. Perese 14. MK 15. Banks
  11. Froggy

    Wallabies v Wales, Principality Stadium, Sun 27th November, 2.15am AEST

    Because I want to keep Ikatau at 13, I don't see Petaia playing 12 so that has to be Hodge. The alternative would be to start Petaia on the wing and move Wright to the bench, I'd be fine with that.
  12. Froggy

    Wallabies v Wales, Principality Stadium, Sun 27th November, 2.15am AEST

    I agree with Joe Blow, would start Marky Mark (Nawaqanitawase) and Wright on the wings with Campbell at 15, Gordon, Donaldson and Petaia on the bench, same forwards as Le Cheese but leave out Gleeson for the 5/3 bench
  13. Froggy

    Wallabies v Ireland, Sun 20th Nov 7am AEDT

    Marky Mark (Nawaqanitawase) had a real weakness in defence, which he has worked hard at and improved immeasurably. I have a lot of time for any player who is prepared to put the work in around their weaknesses. His other issue is ball security, and I think he still has a little way to go with that. His natural...
  14. Froggy

    Waratahs 2023

    Disagree qwerty, I thought Newsome had an excellent season.
  15. Froggy

    Waratahs 2023

    For some reason, I guess coaching style and personality, Coleman seems to have many of the same players performing a lot better than Gibson or Penney did. You look at some (at the time) less lauded players like HJH (Harry Johnson-Holmes), Sinclair, Foketi and Newsome, who many on here would have liked to see cut from...
  16. Froggy

    Waratahs 2023

    I think Nadolo will be a last 20 minute impact player, I expect Pietsch to start. Lock and 6 & 8 will be interesting. Seu may really push for a starting spot, he's a lot bigger than Hanigan or Holloway. That means you will have Hanigan, Swinton, Gamble and Gleeson all competing for 6 and 8, with...
  17. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    Yes, and the lazy offside. Half the offside penalties come because a player hasn't made the effort to get back. You don't need a referee's badge to see where the last feet are, or to make the effort to join the ruck/maul from the back rather than the side.
  18. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    Real world is Rennie won't be replaced before the WC, and if he was no self-respecting coach would take on the job this close to the big dance. I'm not sure what can be done by any coach to stop the players being so stupid. There's an article today by Sterling Mortlock lamenting the fact that we...
  19. Froggy

    Wallabies 2023

    Not a Kuenzle fan, my choice would probably be Stewart but Henry may have more potential.
  20. Froggy

    Wallabies v Italy, Florence, Sun 13th Nov 12am AEDT

    I think Porecki is adequate at 2, but certainly 10, 12 and 15, I would also argue 6, 9 and 11 are problems!
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