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Argentina v Australia II @ 5.10am 14/08

Wilson

Tony Shaw (54)
Vailanu at the Tahs went alright at Super Rugby level, miles away from test level though. Kaitu’u? Is he fit? Given they sent Pollard, maybe not. And other than BPA, are there any other Australian hookers playing OS?
From Australia it would be Kaitu'u or Faessler based on the Australia A squad. BPA would be a much better option though
 

Joe Blow

Greg Davis (50)
I’m guessing that FF (Folau Fainga'a) will be good to go against SA along with Porecki and a bunch of other first choice. I read 8 I think?
 

whitefalcon

Bill Watson (15)
I’m guessing that FF (Folau Fainga'a) (Folau Fainga'a) will be good to go against SA along with Porecki and a bunch of other first choice. I read 8 I think?
FF (Folau Fainga'a)
7As (Allan Ala'alatoa)
Poreki
Hunter
Kellaway

will all be back for SA wont they?
 

Sully

Tim Horan (67)
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Joe Blow

Greg Davis (50)
Played Club Rugby in Brisbane last week or the week before? Somebody said he wants to play for Samoa.. not sure if true?

You couldn’t blame him. He played last year against the ABs and went pretty well. Scored a good meaty and was part of a very good scrum.
Rennie doesn’t want him. He has to be ahead of both hookers in the 23 tomorrow.
 

Joe Blow

Greg Davis (50)
You couldn’t blame him. He played last year against the ABs and went pretty well. Scored a good meaty and was part of a very good scrum.
Rennie doesn’t want him. He has to be ahead of both hookers in the 23 tomorrow.
Or not……..apparently
 

Purce

Bob Loudon (25)
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 account.

Seems odd they went with another specialist centre over an outside back.

Is the Force Hooker injured? Or out of favor. Would have thought both he and Jordan would be ahead of the 2 playing tomorrow. Or at least Pollard given his youth.
 

KOB1987

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
Thinking about coverage of centre v back 3... players cabable of playing centre: Foketi, Ikitau, Petaia, Hodge, JOC (James O'Connor) (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 account.

Seems odd they went with another specialist centre over an outside back.

Is the Force Hooker injured? Or out of favor. Would have thought both he and Jordan would be ahead of the 2 playing tomorrow. Or at least Pollard given his youth.
The flaw with that analysis is that I doubt that either JOC (James O'Connor) or Petaia have been training in the centres. Sure they can play there but JOCs brief will be to manage the game from 10, potentially for the whole 80, and Petaias brief will be to get through the game. I don’t think it’s odd under the circumstances.
 

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
I'd be more concerned about the bench front row than the Nos 22 and 23 for this test. Gibbon, Pollard and Fa'amausili must be the least experienced front row combination since the game was first played at this level. Don't anticipate seeing them on before the 68 - 70 minutes but if forced on sooner could pose problems.
 
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