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Wallabies 2021

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
He's a novice, for sure. He would struggle against just about every national team at the moment. But if he can learn the dark arts, he will be an outstanding weapon.

I still reckon he is more likely to make the grade as a #8. He is 1.96 tall!!!
Just a little taller than Angus Bell. Both look to be what Nutta on the front page refers to as No 8s playing front row.
 

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
What post match function? Even the teams meeting in the change rooms after the games is a bit of a rarity these days.

The demand for performative anger and crying after a match is dumb. It has absolutely nothing to do with on field performance.

Also, it's less surprising that the guys who have played a lot of tests are more friendly with the opposition after the game because they are far more likely to know them. Only 7 of the 23 had ever played Scotland before.
So, maybe Rennie should start lecturing the rest of the players to enjoy and be happy with their losses? Looks to me that some seem to think the rest of the army is out of step and that the different one is the real soldier.
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
Staff member
So, maybe Rennie should start lecturing the rest of the players to enjoy and be happy with their losses? Looks to me that some seem to think the rest of the army is out of step and that the different one is the real soldier.

Oh come on. You can look on the field after any test match and see players from each side smiling and happily talking with each other. The ones doing it most are the experienced players who have relationships with the opposition players because they have played together or against each other many times.

I just had a look at the game and I think I can see the moment referenced about Beale. It is with Finn Russell. A minute or so later there is a very similar moment between Nic White and Stuart Hogg. Unsurprisingly it is experienced players catching up with people they know.

I wouldn't say either of them look happy to have lost. They just look happy for the moment they are talking to a specific person they are glad to catch up with on a personal level.
 

Dctarget

Simon Poidevin (60)
Oh come on. You can look on the field after any test match and see players from each side smiling and happily talking with each other. The ones doing it most are the experienced players who have relationships with the opposition players because they have played together or against each other many times.

I just had a look at the game and I think I can see the moment referenced about Beale. It is with Finn Russell. A minute or so later there is a very similar moment between Nic White and Stuart Hogg. Unsurprisingly it is experienced players catching up with people they know.

I wouldn't say either of them look happy to have lost. They just look happy for the moment they are talking to a specific person they are glad to catch up with on a personal level.
It'd be so weird if Beale and Russell weren't talking. They're 10/12 for Racing 92. They're probably room mates aha.
 

Derpus

John Eales (66)
So, maybe Rennie should start lecturing the rest of the players to enjoy and be happy with their losses? Looks to me that some seem to think the rest of the army is out of step and that the different one is the real soldier.
Are you genuinely getting stuck up a 34 year old bloke having a laugh with a mate after a game? That's what rugby is fucking about. Its literally one of the most cherished aspects of rugby - being able to shake hands and put the game aside afterwards.

I know it's Beale but.. fuck BR.
 

wamberal

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
Just a little taller than Angus Bell. Both look to be what Nutta on the front page refers to as No 8s playing front row.

Bell is 192, Andrew Sheridan was huge for his era, at 195. The 4 cm purported difference between Bell and Pone looks like a lot.

There must be a lot more tall props these days, I guess.
 

Pfitzy

David Wilson (68)
Bell is 192, Andrew Sheridan was huge for his era, at 195. The 4 cm purported difference between Bell and Pone looks like a lot.

There must be a lot more tall props these days, I guess.

Doesn't matter how tall you are, if you can bend your levers right.
 

Lightblue

Billy Sheehan (19)
Are you genuinely getting stuck up a 34 year old bloke having a laugh with a mate after a game? That's what rugby is fucking about. Its literally one of the most cherished aspects of rugby - being able to shake hands and put the game aside afterwards.

I know it's Beale but.. fuck BR.
Ok.... Let me just say I agree, the greatest part of rugby is the friendship and camaraderie after a game .... I suppose I was trying to say that this is not club rugby... a Test match is big as it gets... I would love to play for my country and I would hate to lose.... I’m not sure if many All Blacks are laughing after a loss....and yes ... Beale and Finn Russell play together so I do get that.... I’ll leave it..... although if there is one team I wouldn’t be smiling after a game with if I lost is against the Poms...
 

Tazzmania

Chris McKivat (8)
If my memory serves me correctly it was Ollies mom that was behind or one of the people leading the rally to get Perth the Super rugby licence way back when our journey first started, wouldn't it be fitting of a Hollywood story if somehow Ollie managed to snare a test cap.
And the dream debut is one step closer for Ollie.

What a story for the Hoskins family that started I believe with two mums talking in a kitchen in Perth 17 years ago.....
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
I don’t even know who’s over there anymore.
My knee jerk reaction team would be

1 Slipper
2 Fainga'a
3 Tupou
4 Rodda
5 Swain
6 Leota
7 Hooper / Samu
8 Valetini
9 White
10 Lolesio
11 Daugunu
12 Paisami
13 Perese
14 Kellaway
15 JOC (James O'Connor)

16 Kaitu’u
17 Bell
18 AAA
19 Philip
20 Samu / Swinton
21 McDermott
22 Ikitau
23 Wright.
 

Brumby Runner

Tim Horan (67)
With Hooper injured who comes in at 7? I guess Samu.

Every gamble in the squad selection for this tour has failed.
If he's out, I'd like to see them stay with the current squad, rather than drafting another Europe-based player in - sorry LFG.

6 Letoa, 7 Samu, 8 Valetini, 20 Swinton.

Otherwise, I think Arnold is the only drafted player who has performed at all ok. Still prefer to go back to Philip and Swain to start and Rodda on the bench (too many errors against England). Latu offered nothing more, in fact looked a step down, on FF (Folau Fainga'a) and McInerney.

In the back three, I'd look to move Kellaway again to 15 (hardly sighted on the wing) with Perese and Daugunu on the wings. Tom Wright has a few too many minuses against him; poor tackling technique, prone to brain explosions.
 

upthereds#!

Peter Fenwicke (45)
If he's out, I'd like to see them stay with the current squad, rather than drafting another Europe-based player in - sorry LFG.

6 Letoa, 7 Samu, 8 Valetini, 20 Swinton.

Otherwise, I think Arnold is the only drafted player who has performed at all ok. Still prefer to go back to Philip and Swain to start and Rodda on the bench (too many errors against England). Latu offered nothing more, in fact looked a step down, on FF (Folau Fainga'a) and McInerney.

In the back three, I'd look to move Kellaway again to 15 (hardly sighted on the wing) with Perese and Daugunu on the wings. Tom Wright has a few too many minuses against him; poor tackling technique, prone to brain explosions.
Gill is in Japan.

Colby Fainga'a has been training with the squad already as the specialist 7 backup.
 
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