Rod McCall (65)
Reds are gunna be up shit creek if Hegarty goes down. I figure one of Thomas or Sorovi is in as backup 10.
Seems to depend on who you are and/ or play for: article accompanying Clan team naming says ASmith missed last week due to mandatory rest; Razor on Saturday said he had no option but to rest Mo'unga & Whitelock; but AL-B hasn't had a rest since Tribe's last bye, six games I think.
I disagree actually. Australian teams should get better and win more against the NZ teams if they want to be at the top of the log.
Conferences and stuff have always been a poor solution and have ultimately led to this situation where the Australian teams have been artificially elevated in the overall ladder.
Really hope the Reds can win one away over there, but it'll require a monumental turnaround from how they have been playing.
Can't yo all read the f&*king title to this thread. Go create a thread titled 'TT comp effecting Aussi sides', or whatever.
Where oh where is the moderator.
Whether the Reds win on Hurricane home turf depends on the latter having a good game day or bad game day. They are a volatile bunch.
Sorovi can cover Wing
Henry and Creighton I imagine can cover 10, but a bit surprised they went with Hudson over actual 10 Lawson.
Did Droasese get injured? I cant remember, would have thought he would have started at wing with flook on the bench if he was fit.
Was it just last week that Droasese butchered a try by going himself with a couple of unmarked supports on his outside, all within the 22m area. I presume some coaches would have no hesitation dropping a player in those circumstances.