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Reds 2016

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Gillys_ghost

Dave Cowper (27)
i worry then what will happen to Foley who isnt performing particularly well already. He is still playing in Japan after this RWC isnt he?
 
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Folau is off to Japan for the off-season as well, meaning he has no break or pre-season..

I think JOC (James O'Connor) will be a much better player in 2016, playing back to back seasons just doesn't suit professional rugby players. They need the mental break as much as they need they physical break, having no time to recover from injuries or re-build strength and fitness is having negative effects on their on-field performances.

How bad is CFS's shoulder injury?
 

Gillys_ghost

Dave Cowper (27)
WTF how much bad news have i missed out on? Folaus heading overseas, and now F'Sautias down and out. at least that makes me feel better about the Nabuli signing
 

Gillys_ghost

Dave Cowper (27)
NO I DIDNT WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! all the news i heard was that he re-signed for the force, they are screwed if he doesnt perform, who are the force gonna have to consistently carry the team? an injury prone and aging Hodgson or Peter grant (lol)?
 

Intruder

Dave Cowper (27)
2016 Current Top Squad Reds:

> Props:
James Slipper
Greg Holmes
Sam Talakai
Ben Daley
Sef Faagase
Pettowa Paraka
Taniela Tupou (DP)

> Hookers:
Saia Faainga
Andrew Ready
Matthew Mafi (D)
Alex Mafi (D)

> Locks:
Rob Simmons
Kane Douglas
Caydern Neville
Luhkan Tui (D)
Isacc Rodda (D)

> Back row:
Liam Gill
Jake Schatz
Hendrick Tui (JM)
Curtis Browning
Lolo Fakaosilea
Michael Gunn
Adam Korzyck (P)

> Halfback:
Nick Frisby
James Tuttle
Scott Gale (P)

> Five-Eight:
McIntyre
Sam Greene (P)

> Centres:
Samu Kerevi
Anthony Fainga'a
Karmichael Hunt
Duncan Paia'aua

> Wingers:
Chris F'Sautia
Chris Kuridrani
Eto Nabouli
Campbell Magnay
Izaiah Parese (D)

> Fullback:
James O'Connor
JJ Taulagi
Tom Banks (D)

> Insert:
- BK= Ballymore Kid (1 Player from NRC EDS Contract)
- IM= International Marquee (1 Player for the Reds)
- 2 Top Squad Contracts


D= EDS
P= EPS
DP= Development Player Contract
JM= Japanese Marquee (1-2 Players per S15 squad)

That looks about right, if the Reds add two quality signings with experience it is a playing group with a lot of upside. However the HC & Board will need to provide much more of a detailed game plan for our men to follow.
 

Marcelo

Ken Catchpole (46)
At least Nabuli has a background in the game so he should understand positioning etc.

The winger is the position with fewer responsibilities. Any League player could be an Union's winger quickly. Look at Naiyaravoro.

The story would be different if we talk about positions like centre or fullback.
 

neilc

Bob Loudon (25)
The winger is the position with fewer responsibilities. Any League player could be an Union's winger quickly. Look at Naiyaravoro.

The story would be different if we talk about positions like centre or fullback.


Naiyaravoro played rugby before he was spotted by league scouts - not that different a story to Nabuli. While I agree that league wingers generally can make the switch more easily they still struggle with defensive positioning, kick receipt, rucks and knowing when to come in to join the play vs calling plays for themselves.
 

liquor box

Greg Davis (50)
> Props:
1- James Slipper
3- Greg Holmes

> Hookers:
2- Saia Faainga

> Locks:
4- Rob Simmons
5- Caydern Neville

> Back row:
7- Liam Gill
6- Jake Schatz
8- Lolo Fakaosilea

> Halfback:
9- Nick Frisby

> Five-Eight:
10- Sam Greene (P)

> Centres:
13- Samu Kerevi
12- Karmichael Hunt

> Wingers:
11- Chris F'Sautia
14- Chris Kuridrani

> Fullback:
15- Izaiah Parese (D)

> Bench:
16- Andrew Ready
17- Sam Talakai
18- Taniela Tupou (DP)
19- Kane Douglas
20- Hendrick Tui (JM)
21- Curtis Browning
22- James O'Connor
 

Gillys_ghost

Dave Cowper (27)
I think i would prefer

1. Slipper
2. Fainga'a
3. Holmes
4. Simmons
5. Douglas
6. Korczyk
7. Gill
8. Fakaosilea
9. Frisby
10. McIntyre
11. O'Connor
12. Kerevi
13. Fainga'a
14. F'Sautia
15. Hunt

16. Ready
17. Daley
18. Faagase
19. Neville
20. Browning
21. Tui
22. Tuttle
23. Taulagi


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dillyboy

Nev Cottrell (35)
I think i would prefer

1. Slipper
2. Fainga'a
3. Holmes
4. Simmons
5. Douglas
6. Korczyk
7. Gill
8. Fakaosilea
9. Frisby
10. McIntyre
11. O'Connor
12. Kerevi
13. Fainga'a
14. F'Sautia
15. Hunt

16. Ready
17. Daley
18. Faagase
19. Neville
20. Browning
21. Tui
22. Tuttle
23. Taulagi


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Now on paper that team doesn't look too shabby....

Problem is for the last twotwo years our side has looked bloody good on paper but have simply played like shirt.
 

Gillys_ghost

Dave Cowper (27)
Fuark, i forgot, if thats the case then i would probably choose Magnay for his versatility


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upthereds#!

Ken Catchpole (46)
Won't see much of Slipper either unfortunately. So without news of new players or a marquee.

1. Daley 2. Fainga'a 3. Holmes
4. Simmons 5. Douglas
6. Schatz 8. Tui 7. Gill
9. Frisby 10. Mcintyre 11. Nabuli 12. Kerevi 13. Sautia 14. JOC (James O'Connor) 15. Hunt

16. Ready 17. Faagase 18. Talakai 19. Neville 20. Fakasolia 21. Tuttle 22. Fainga'a 23. Kuridrani
 

dru

Tim Horan (67)
Intruder showed MvIntyre as full contract and Greene as Extended squad (if I'm reading it right). At this stage via NRC I would agree with you though.
 
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