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Super Rugby AU Round 7 - Force vs Waratahs @ Robina - Friday 14 August


Will Genia (78)
Staff member
A must win game for the Tahs who could put themselves within a win of the playoffs.

Likewise though, the Force are coming off a bye, don't have the same issue the first time around where it was their first game and will know that sides have faltered after a big performance this season. They'll be eyeing up their first win.

I would expect very few changes from the Tahs. Robbie Abel could come back on to the bench if he's healthy in place of Tuala.


Frank Row (1)
Can 'The Force' be with The Force ?... a win for them would be good for rugby.... Can the Tahs back up their great performance against The Reds? Playing the style they did in the first half, I say yes.... Give Ramm and Maddocks more ball early and limit kicking ball away. Hunt seems to love the grubber when often he has men outside him. Dempsey needs to continue form he showed too. May the best team win.


Tony Shaw (54)
They finally gave Graham Cooper his first crack with the whistle so hopefully they follow suit with Amy soon!

This game, because the Force can't make the finals from here, would have been a pretty good opportunity. Alas.

And I thought Graham Cooper did an excellent job for his first time out!


Michael Lynagh (62)
Funny that Force away game against Tahs is in QLD....but I get it also because follow on game etc so time to base in new camp etc.

Plus maybe chance to put match in QLD regions as QLD better rugby supporters of pro rugby then NSW...


Chilla Wilson (44)

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John Eales (66)
1. Tom Robertson
2. Ton Horton
3. Te Tera Faulkner
4. Tom Staniforth
5. Rob Simmons (c)
6. Lachie Swinton
7. Michael Hooper
8. Jack Dempsey
9. Jake Gordon
10. Will Harrison
11. Alex Newsome
12. Karmichael Hunt
13. Lalakai Foketi
14. James Ramm
15. Jack Maddocks
16. Robert Abel
17. Angus Bell
18. Harry Johnson-Holmes
19. Ned Hanigan
20. Hugh Sinclair
21. Mitch Short
22. Ben Donaldson
23. Joey Walton


John Solomon (38)
Any reason why HJH (Harry Johnson-Holmes) would move to the bench for the Tahs? I thought he was considered first choice.

But otherwise, very pleasing to see the stability in selection that the Tahs have managed for a few weeks now, great for building combinations and confidence.