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SR Rnd 6: Waratahs v Reds

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Do we dare mix things up a little to give some game time to people or do we keep the combos going?

I'd be tempted to give Zane Nonggorr a start with TT on the bench. Probably start BPA next to him. Daugunu to come back to his wing spot but not sure what else you'd do? Perhaps give Wilson a break for Uru? Or bench LSL? Panda may get a break for Hoopert I guess
 

Sully

Tim Horan (67)
Staff member
Nonggorr definitely needs game time. The last two games needed our best guys to win unfortunately. I'd be tempted to do what Reg suggested and start him. Having said that I actually have no idea how Nonggorr is progressing but he does have an impressive moustache.
 

Sully

Tim Horan (67)
Staff member
Also, it'd be great if the Reds came out of this one with a win and a bonus point to add a little pressure to the Brumbies.
 

Adam84

Mark Loane (55)
I think JP Smith might be the better option to start with Tupou on the bench, not sure how long his contract was for. I think Nonggorr would be best off playing QPR, trial matches have started already so might be best for him to rack up some real minutes in that
 

Rugbynutter39

Steve Williams (59)
Nonggorr definitely needs game time. The last two games needed our best guys to win unfortunately. I'd be tempted to do what Reg suggested and start him. Having said that I actually have no idea how Nonggorr is progressing but he does have an impressive moustache.


It would be great if Tahs could come out of this with a win and a bonus point.....or maybe I might be better wishing for this weeks winning lotto numbers.....
 

TSR

Geoff Shaw (53)
Yeah my bad, Ruan Smith is at the Reds, i think he might be a better option to start then Nonggor
From what little I know of Nonggor, I suspect you’re right. ButThorn & Crapper have done a great job with Fotuakia & Zander, so I’ll be interested to see how it pans out.
 

biggsy

Chilla Wilson (44)
This is the Game i'm most nervous about for a Reds Loss. And the Force game hasn't helped those nerves at all.
 

dru

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
Do we dare mix things up a little to give some game time to people or do we keep the combos going?

I'd be tempted to give Zane Nonggorr a start with TT on the bench. Probably start BPA next to him. Daugunu to come back to his wing spot but not sure what else you'd do? Perhaps give Wilson a break for Uru? Or bench LSL? Panda may get a break for Hoopert I guess

I've been thinking Tupou needs his workload eased. Could they start Smith with Nonggorr on the bench? Has to be a coach call as few us have a clue as to training form.

Yes to Daugunu.
Might swap the 9s.
Definitely start Uru, though not for LSL who also needs time. I would have made Uru start 6, realise that 6/8 have similarities, how is he at the back of a scrum?

We definitely need them to get their heads out of an easing up scenario, though. Tahs could easily roll us if we don't front up with the full Reds never say die mindset.

I'd expect both Stewart and Hegarty to feature more minutes, though probably from the bench. Ditto that replacement 2nd row.
 

TSR

Geoff Shaw (53)
I think the Tahs will be up for it - but they just don’t have the cattle at the moment. Only possible chance I can see is if the Tahs starting pack plays out of their skin. Obviously I hope for a Reds win, but would love to see the Tahs pack take the game to them. They do have some players capable of if.

Really don’t like to be dismissive or arrogant before a game, but it would be a massive turnaround from both teams at this point and I just don’t see it.
 
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