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And our next set of flyhalves will actually get introduced behind a Wallaby pack that goes forward.
The most developed and creative player among those who are not now aligned with the Wallabies would be Irae Simone. Sure, he's playing 12 with the Vikings/Brumbies but has the skills to play 10, and at his present rate of progression at the Brumbies would make an admirable fist of the job for the Wallabies, especially in the context of the competition for the spot.
Big call BR.
The Wallaby 10 jersey is certainly going to be interesting next year, but a guy who has really only had half
a season of decent rugby at Super level doesn’t seem to me to be the guy we should be looking to slip into the 10 jersey - especially as it seems he is not likely to be playing their for the Brumbies from everything I’ve read.
Andrew Deegan has signed for the Rebels, hasn’t he? He might be a chance. Lucas & Harrison both seem very good prospects coming through. If one of them makes a good fist of Super, it might be tempting to throw them in and see how well they swim. Otherwise I’d imagine To'omua to be a likely candidate.
Lets just see Simone regularly lock down a regular Super Rugby starting spot before we start talking Wallabies BR
Yeah Simone has demonstrated a lot of potential for years, but it's taking him a long time to covert that potential into results at higher levels. I think it was 3 years ago that he won player of the year in the NRC, and its taken him a while to convert that to Super Rugby potential.
Well, I didn’t suggest either of them had dibs on the spot - merely that they might come into calculations if they have good super rugby seasons. The clear difference is that they will presumably be playing 10, whereas Simone doesn’t appear likely to be. I agree with you that they would be long shots at this stage but, unless he plays 10 for some period for the Brumbies next year, I don’t really see Simone coming into calculations at all.Deegan is a real chance. But if you think Simone has insufficient experience at Super level, then in what universe do either of Harrison or Lucas have any dibs on a test spot? .
Deegan is a real chance. But if you think Simone has insufficient experience at Super level, then in what universe do either of Harrison or Lucas have any dibs on a test spot? I also think To'omua might be the go to player at 10, but there needs to be a bit more backup than we've been used to under Cheika and his true blue favourite. Just look where that has led us over the past 4 years.
I don’t think Simone showed anymore then Billy Meakes In 2019, one was just playing in a winning side and one wasn’t.
Which of those players actually deserve selection in the 23 though?Is that you Michael Cheika? Not selecting players from a winning side (Samu, Powell, Kuridrani, Fainga'a, Pulu, Banks) is just one of the many unfathomable traits of our national coach.
Next year is going to be wild. I strongly suspect this Walla side have not yet hit bottom. No Kerevi, no Folau, no recognised or experienced 10s and losing our best lock.
Could be a long year.
The thing that shits me the most is we finally have a pack that can match up to other countries in the set piece meanwhile we no longer have a backline.Agree with that Barbs. The hardest thing for me to swallow is the wasted four years since the last RWC. This group could be world beaters, but they've gone backwards and it just shits me.