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Brumbies 2022

The Nomad

Dick Tooth (41)
Nathan Grey was the Junior Wallaby head coach this year . Unfortunately never got the team on the field , would have been largely the same group that Hewat coached in the U18’s in 2019.

Coaches like players improve , he was well received by the U20’s this year. Wouldn’t have been easy job working a defensive structure under the former national coach.
 

LearningCurve

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Hewat would be my pick of those named. Very complementary coaching ideas and game plans to what's offered by the current coaching team.

Nathan Grey would be at the bottom of the list. As TSR says coaches sometimes improve. The same ought to be said for Bernie Larkham but Bernie at least has background with the club and the current coaching setup. I would have Bernie as next best to Peter Hewat.

Simon Cron looked extra good at Norths, but lacks experience at this level in comparison. Better than Grey nevertheless.
Wasn't Simon Cron with the Waratahs and supposedly lined up to be the next Tahs head coach at one stage? Surely that counts for experience at this level? Larkham should never have been parachuted in at Super Rugby level, too much jobs for the boys. Hewat looked good when he was at the Brumbies.
 

Tomikin

Steve Williams (59)
Nathan Grey was the Junior Wallaby head coach this year . Unfortunately never got the team on the field , would have been largely the same group that Hewat coached in the U18’s in 2019.

Coaches like players improve , he was well received by the U20’s this year. Wouldn’t have been easy job working a defensive structure under the former national coach.
When Nathan Grey calls himself the minister of defense and he ships points so easily.. then we can judge him.

Larkham has had alot of experience since his Brumbies job, maybe not the right time. Cron hasnt had a top job yet, Id say Hewat the same.

But hopefully references get you the interview, how you perform there gets you the job.
 

MarkJ

Syd Malcolm (24)
Any Canberra Times subscribers out there that are able to provide the gist of an article on the Times website today? Headline talks about Saturday arvo games next season and possibly having to move a game to Manuka due to a scheduling clash
 

Brumby Jack

Steve Williams (59)
Staff member
Brumbies 2022 Super Rugby Draw

Feb 18 Moana Pasifika (Away)
Feb 27 Rebels (Away) Super Round in Melbourne
Mar 5 Waratahs (Home)
Mar 12 Reds (Away)
Mar 19 Hurricanes (Home)
TBC Chiefs (Home)
Apr 1 Force (Away)
Bye
Apr 15 Drua (Away)
Apr 22 Highlanders (Away)
Apr 29 Reds (Home)
May 8 Force (Home)
May 14 Chiefs (Away)
May 21 Crusaders (Home)
May 27 Blues (Home)
 

Brumby Jack

Steve Williams (59)
Staff member
Full squad plus JID club allocations

PROP
Allan Ala'alatoa, 27, (Uni-Norths Owls)
Fred Kaihea, 22, (Queanbeyan Whites)
Sefo Kautai, 25, (Canberra Royals)
Tom Ross, 23, (Gungahlin Eagles)
James Slipper, 32, (Queanbeyan Whites)
Scott Sio, 30, (Tuggeranong Vikings)

HOOKER
Folau Fainga'a, 26, (Wests Lions)
Lachlan Lonergan, 22, (Tuggeranong Vikings)
Connal McInerney, 26, (Canberra Royals)
Billy Pollard, 19, (Uni-Norths Owls)

LOCK
Nick Frost, 22, (Queanbeyan Whites)
Tom Hooper, 20, (Tuggeranong Vikings)
Cadeyrn Neville, 33, (Uni-Norths Owls)
Darcy Swain, 24, (Tuggeranong Vikings)

BACKROW
Jahrome Brown, 25, (Gungahlin Eagles)
Ed Kennedy, 27, (Canberra Royals)
Luke Reimer, 21, (Wests Lions)
Pete Samu, 29, (Gungahlin Eagles)
Rory Scott, 21, (Canberra Royals)
Rob Valetini, 23, (Wests Lions)

SCRUM-HALF
Lachie Albert, 20, (Wests Lions)
Ryan Lonergan, 23, (Tuggeranong Vikings)
Nic White, 31, (Queanbeyan Whites)

FLYHALF
Rodney Iona, 30, (Tuggeranong Vikings)
Noah Lolesio, 21, (Tuggeranong Vikings)

CENTRE
Hudson Creighton, 22, (Queanbeyan Whites)
Chris Feauai-Sautia, 28, (Gungahlin Eagles)
Len Ikitau, 23, (Tuggeranong Vikings)
Irae Simone, 26, (Uni-Norths Owls)
Ollie Sapsford, 26, (TBC)

OUTSIDE-BACK
Tom Banks, 27, (Uni-Norths Owls)
Cam Clark, 28, (Gungahlin Eagles)
Jesse Mogg, 32, (Wests Lions)
Andy Muirhead, 28, (Canberra Royals)
Tom Wright, 24, (Wests Lions)
 

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
Great to see both Reimer and Hooper confirmed. Had been no mention of them until now.

That backrow looks immense. Samu and Valetini established Wallabies, Brown and Reimer excellent on ball, potential with Scott and new blood with Kennedy. And if needed, Hooper makes a huge presence in an emergency.
 

Rugbynutter39

Michael Lynagh (62)
Great to see both Reimer and Hooper confirmed. Had been no mention of them until now.

That backrow looks immense. Samu and Valetini established Wallabies, Brown and Reimer excellent on ball, potential with Scott and new blood with Kennedy. And if needed, Hooper makes a huge presence in an emergency.
Despite losing some good backs I think also got some good ones with cfs (really rate him), Jesse mogg and even cam Clarke not bad backup option who covers outside centre and wing, oh plus Ollie who also brings nz pedigree
 

Wallaby Way

Allen Oxlade (6)
No real surprises in the squad announcements, unfortunately. I was expecting to see 1-2 others named from the group currently training with the team including

- Corey Toole (Wing)
- Patrick Maka (No 8)
- Charlie Cale (Backrow)
- Harry Vella (Prop)
- Siave Seti (?)
- Titi Nofoagatotoa (?)
- Nick Chapman (Halfback)
- Nathan Carroll (Wing/Fullback)
- Will Stankey (Lock)
 

Brumby Jack

Steve Williams (59)
Staff member
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