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RWC Pool D - Wallabies vs Wales - Sunday 29 September 2019 @ 5.45pm

Forcefield

Ken Catchpole (46)
I know he hasn't kicked in a while, but JOC (James O'Connor) was always a reasonable kicker back when. Reckon he must have been close to 80% in Super Rugby.
 

Scoey

Tony Shaw (54)
We have a longer turnaround and a better prep match. That being said though, I think Wales should be the favourites for this. the Welsh defence looks very tight and our fairly average attack will struggle to score points so when we get the odd freaky half break we will need to capitalise on it if we are to have any chance. Also limit the opportunities that we give their back three.

It's pretty much our grand final though and that's how I expect we will approach it. I'm not confident but I am very hopeful! Go Wallabies!
 

tragic

Colin Windon (37)
I think we’ll score the same or more tries than Wales
The result will come down to our goal kicking lottery and how many dumb penalties we give away in kicking range.
Hard to watch when you're nervous the kick will be shanked even with a try near the posts.
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
Would absolutely love to see Beale and Pocock on the bench for the crunch games. Would be an incredible bench add or making the finishing side as stronger or stronger than the starting side as the game opens up.

I think the Lilo/To'omua starting finishing combo is our best. Think Lilo will start this game.

Really liked the idea of Genia as the finisher before Fiji, but he was so ordinary and most importantly jittery I think Genia needs to probably start from now on in. Genia always performs better when his position in the side is not a lay down misere. I think Cheik has probably put White there both because of his form, but also to humble and re-focus Willy G.
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) gonna have to watch his body height with ball in hand. The Welsh have in the past (including at the 2015 RWC) adopted the tactic of holding up the ball runner to start a maul and create a turnover. He's a ripe target.

The clamp tackle, perfect by the Irish and adopted across the globe.
 

Tomikin

Andrew Slack (58)
Think Genia and LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) will come in, with White and Pocock to the bench. Got 80 minutes into Poey against Fiji, so mission accomplished there.

Hodge likely out, DHP in and that's enough changes.

Couldn't believe Hodge was taking those straight forward shots at goal. From 40+ fair enough but these were close ones. Was CLL injured?
Think they said he had a hip/knee issue from the brutal hammering he was coping, put his kicking out, so handed it over. From what I remember when we were watching it.
 

Dctarget

David Codey (61)

Tomikin

Andrew Slack (58)
Thanks Guys, Poke in the Eye would suck, he did cope a beating but one thing we know about Lealiifano is his tough as teak, he will bounce back and give as best he can.

Let's go boy's I'm keen as mustard for this game.
 

VassMan

Alfred Walker (16)
Would be an incredible bench add or making the finishing side as stronger or stronger than the starting side as the game opens up.

The more I think about this, the more I like it. LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) and DHP are solid but not exceptional in my opinion, let them do the hard yard and then Pocock and Beale can pick a tired team apart. Got to make the changes with 25-30 minutes left though!
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
The more I think about this, the more I like it. LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) and DHP are solid but not exceptional in my opinion, let them do the hard yard and then Pocock and Beale can pick a tired team apart. Got to make the changes with 25-30 minutes left though!

Yep and will also make our bench more balanced to pull the levers as necessary based on the game.

Ie we can bring a fresh 7 on and keep Lukhan on if we need the lineout play/extra ball carrier or we can revert to the ground attack and have two 7s on the ground. In the event that we did play both on the ground, I will like to see Michael at 6 not the other way around.

Beale against a tired opposition is basically a cheat player.
 

KOB1987

Michael Lynagh (62)
If Hodge is suspended, Petaia is injured again, DHP is at 15, and Beale is on the bench, who is on the other wing? AAC (Adam Ashley-Cooper) or Kuridrani?
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
Beale will remain at 15 if Hodge is suspended. I think there is a strong chance he will regardless (and potentially DHP comes onto the wing for Hodge anyway).
 

Derpus

Tim Horan (67)
Beale often performs better off the bench. Not as sure about swapping Poey for LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) though. Suspect LSL (Lukhan Salakaia-Loto) is more likely to have a short powerful impact.
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
I really like the idea of Kurindrani on the wing.

Its where he started in QLD.
 
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Bobby Sands

Guest
Taking Petaia was foolish.

Nope. He will play against Georgia and Uruguay and then be a part of the 23 for the rest of the comp.

People want genuine wingers, well he is one of them (despite the fact that he can play 13 and 15 as well).
 
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