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Aussie Player Exodus

Drew

Arch Winning (36)
He was playing flanker for Bath and then got thrown in at centre for England if i recall correctly.

I was in England at the time and the talk was that he was slowely getting his head around flanker and then got moved by England to everyone's collective confusion (including his, i assume).
In his defence, he’s easily confused
 

Derpus

Tim Horan (67)
Heard that Dempsey is playing well and is somehow eligible for Scroteland. There goes another.

Taking this whole 'international test match' thing to a weird place.
 

Marce

Nev Cottrell (35)
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Nev Cottrell (35)
He was playing flanker for Bath and then got thrown in at centre for England if i recall correctly.

I was in England at the time and the talk was that he was slowely getting his head around flanker and then got moved by England to everyone's collective confusion (including his, i assume).
He was an incredible athlete. With game time and patience he could have been a good flanker or centre. There was no time to develop him, furthermore RFU wanted him to play a WC as soon as possible, it was a disaster

 

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Ron Walden (29)
I don’t understand.

Look - I’m not trying to be derogatory or argumentative. I don’t have a problem that you have a different opinion to me. But your analogy was a poor one. You can’t seriously think that your examples are relatable to my post.

Then to double down by suggesting that the response is somewhere a barometer of the issues in rugby. In what way?

Maybe just try not being so over the top on your posts - for what it’s worth.
say no more
 

Wilson

Tony Shaw (54)
Ramm off to Northampton, it's quickly becoming an Australian outpost like London Irish.

He's English qualified, but hopefully he follows the Kellaway trajectory and returns a better player in a couple of years
 

Dctarget

David Codey (61)
Heard that Dempsey is playing well and is somehow eligible for Scroteland. There goes another.

Taking this whole 'international test match' thing to a weird place.
Last test match for Australia in 2019... Is the stand down period 3 years or 5 years? That would be a bit ridiculous if he turned out for Scotland.
 

upthereds#!

Peter Fenwicke (45)
Heard that Dempsey is playing well and is somehow eligible for Scroteland. There goes another.

Taking this whole 'international test match' thing to a weird place.
Grandfather is Scottish - once he's had his stand down period he will be eligible. He was in the aus 2019 wc squad (not sure if he played?) So it's 3 years from last game....so latest hes available issssssssssssss later this year I think? Could be earlier if he didn't get picked during the WC.

Just like Coleman, Kepu & Folau could (and hopefully will) roll out for Tonga.
 

Rebel man

Bob Davidson (42)
Grandfather is Scottish - once he's had his stand down period he will be eligible. He was in the aus 2019 wc squad (not sure if he played?) So it's 3 years from last game....so latest hes available issssssssssssss later this year I think? Could be earlier if he didn't get picked during the WC.

Just like Coleman, Kepu & Folau could (and hopefully will) roll out for Tonga.
Who cares if his grandfather was Scottish? It’s a terrible rule, outside of players who have qualified on residency going back home to play for their birth nation players should not be able to move so easily
 

Jimmy_Crouch

Desmond Connor (43)
Jack Walsh moving from Exeter to Ospreys on a 2yr deal. Thought he might have been one for any team to chase barring NSW.
 

upthereds#!

Peter Fenwicke (45)
No way, mate. News Corp/Andrew Forrest or someone put the money here
I said could not should! I'd rather coleman here but he gets bigggggg bucks for london irish and arnold and skelton both better and we can't afford them either. Rugby Australia can't afford to go halvsies with every Super Rugby team for star locks.
 

Marce

Nev Cottrell (35)
I said could not should! I'd rather coleman here but he gets bigggggg bucks for london irish and arnold and skelton both better and we can't afford them either. Rugby Australia can't afford to go halvsies with every Super Rugby team for star locks.
Yeah but u can sign one of them and then you have an extra spot for the new overseas quota (3 players)
 

upthereds#!

Peter Fenwicke (45)
Yeah but u can sign one of them and then you have an extra spot for the new overseas quota (3 players)
I think they are alreayd using their alloted 'lock topups' on Rodda, Philip and Swain.

ATM the 3 overseas is needed for Kerevi, Koroibete & Quade. This may be extended for the WC tournament.

Hopefully Kerevi signs a 'futures' contract here as potentially discussed so that Arnold can be used.

But the likelyhood of seeing Coleman resigned in Australia with an Rugby Australia top up? About zilch I reckon. Tonga it is!
 
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