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

Dan54

John Eales (66)
Ok fellas I reckon we ned a seperate thread for this game, leave the shit on last test there.
I actually am incredibly interested to see how this week goes, and as an AB supporter real interested to see who is in team this week.
And sure there plenty of thoughts on Wallabies too!
 

Namerican

Chris McKivat (8)
I'm not bothering to watch it after last week's officiating. Until they sort out the horrible and inconsistent officiating I'm not bothering to watch rugby. The state of the game is farcical.
 

Dan54

John Eales (66)
All Blacks culd be after new 12, so talk of either Jordie or RTS (Roger Tuivasa-Sheck), if it's either I think perhaps Jordie as he can add kicking game, but RTS (Roger Tuivasa-Sheck) will have a different style, so relaxed who it is. If Jordie goes to12 BB too FB, or Jordan and Reece onto wing. If Cane out, guess they give Dalton another chance. Think if fit I would drop Frizzel back in and give Sam W a rest, perhaps on bench.
Just thoughts at moment, but not saying it needs to be so.
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Leota is out. That's the interesting change. I wouldn't change the backline at all. We have to change 6 and I'm still not sold on the locks. Tupou likely back on the bench
 

Rugby Head

Darby Loudon (17)
Thinking this:

1. Sio
2. Porecki
3. AAA
4. Neville
5. Phillip
6. Wilson
7. Samu
8. Valetini
9. White (C)
10. Foley
11. Koro
12. Foketi
13. Ikitau (Hopefully fit)
14. Vunivalu
15. Kellaway
16. FF (Folau Fainga'a) (Folau Fainga'a)
17. Bell
18. Thor (Pone if out)
19. Arnold (Frost if gone)
20. Holloway
21. McDermott
22. Paisami
23. Hodge

Really not sold on 6/ 20. We've already lost the Bledisloe/ RC, what's the harm in playing Langi Gleeson off the bench?
 

Froggy

Arch Winning (36)
I'm pretty happy with all of that except 9. I though Gordon was mostly pretty good on Thursday, would leave him at 9 and White on the bench. I would have AAA as captain.
 

griffins

Sydney Middleton (9)
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Paisami come in at 12 as well. He will give Foley some better options in attack.

I think Wilson's likely inclusion should sate the Queensland bloodlust over selections. Foketi looks a much sounder decision maker and brings a consistency of performance that Paisami has so far failed to deliver. No doubt Hunter has a better highlight reel but in attack especially Foketi's direct running and ability to preserve space for those out wide is a clear improvement.
 

Tomthumb

Alfred Walker (16)
Hopefully we can get a Nick Frost sighting this week

He played great starting vs England off the bench vs Los Pumas and his reward was to get put into witness protection it seems
 

Slim 293

Nathan Sharpe (72)
I'm pretty happy with all of that except 9. I though Gordon was mostly pretty good on Thursday, would leave him at 9 and White on the bench. I would have AAA as captain.

I wouldn't be against giving Gordon another start, but his game management was reasonably poor on Thursday and it was a marked improvement when White came onto the field...
 
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