What's Sqwabba doing these days? I thought he and Thorn did a great job nursing through the young talent. Surely Thorns ability to instil grit and determination would do wonders for the Queensland youth?A few of us have said this now.
For all his criticism, Thorn still has coaching ability; he has did well with the Queensland Country team his style resonated with the U20s, it would be an absolute shame to lose him to Australian Rugby given how deficient we are in coaching IP.
Maybe that’s an U20s or academy coaching role. Who knows.
What's Sqwabba doing these days? I thought he and Thorn did a great job nursing through the young talent. Surely Thorns ability to instil grit and determination would do wonders for the Queensland youth?
Nice timingCarozza is still there. Academy and talent ID etc.
Diplomatically transfer him to "Strength and Conditioning Coach" or something.Also an interesting little note at the end when discussing Thorn's future, saying the Reds are hoping to keep him 'in their coaching system' - but not necessarily as head coach?
Are we really seeing grit and determination though? I would have thought that if you demanded grit and determination you would not have put Vunivalu on the field last week, or having done so, haul him off when he clearly wasn't showing that effort that you demand.Surely Thorns ability to instil grit and determination would do wonders for the Queensland youth?
Did Vunivalu come through the Reds academy though?
Yeah, the biggest potential changes they could make are Nasser and Jones in, but that requires them to be fit. Maybe Wilson Blyth onto the bench if he's fit too. Probably want to see Jeans on the bench over Thomas, particularly if the rumors he's moving on are true. A bit of a pity given Kalani started the season pretty well, but he's really fallen away.Ok so a short turnaround this week with a trip to Samoa. Means any coaching movements will unlikely happen until the following week (bye week).
So what changes to the team? Blyth gone for sure so Smith starts again. I wonder if Jones is close enough to sit on the bench?
I’d start Lynagh if fit. No idea what to do with Vunivalu. Pity he didn’t have club footy to play last week.
Sef back perhaps? Just bring him in for Zander.
In the end, there’s not many changes we can do that will make a material change. It’s just up to the team to step up.