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Wallabies 2023

KOB1987

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
aha no, I'm just being miserable. The bloke is already cashing in on the yen. I'm assuming he won't make it to RWC27 though.
I don't see any reason why he won't if he keeps playing the way he is. Even if he defects back to the NRL I reckon we should change the rules and still pick him!
 

qwerty51

Nathan Sharpe (72)
He is technically leaving after the Bledisloes. He's not going on the EOYT.

Fine by me, we need to keep his Japanese employers as happy as possible so we get him at least sometimes.

He's zero chance going back to the NRL. Japan would be paying him 750k at least for a much easier season than the NRL. No one in the NRL would top that for a winger.
 

Dctarget

Michael Lynagh (62)
I don't see any reason why he won't if he keeps playing the way he is. Even if he defects back to the NRL I reckon we should change the rules and still pick him!
He'll be 36 years old! But I guess Japan is the best place for him to prolong his career and if has any longevity like Radike why not.
 

HJ Nelson

Trevor Allan (34)
Staff member
I‘d say it’s 99% likely that he’s there by invitation to gain coaching experience, and not in any official capacity. They will probably have Darren Coleman around the squad next week.

Calm the fuck down.
I was at the Wallabies camp/hotel last week and Brad Thorn, Sam Cordingley and crew were sitting in the foyer. Apparently they have had a different (Australian) Super Rugby side there each week
 

KOB1987

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
I was at the Wallabies camp/hotel last week and Brad Thorn, Sam Cordingley and crew were sitting in the foyer. Apparently they have had a different (Australian) Super Rugby side there each week
No doubt it’s only home games but that makes sense. You’d assume that being in Sydney this week will be the Tahs turn, it will be interesting to see if Coleman in the sheds with a Wallabies polo on will cause another couple of pages of outrage.
 

Tomikin

Steve Williams (59)
I was at the Wallabies camp/hotel last week and Brad Thorn, Sam Cordingley and crew were sitting in the foyer. Apparently they have had a different (Australian) Super Rugby side there each week

Wow.... That's a disgrace, what a bad look....How would the Force / NSW / Rebels feel about this absolute travesty...

I heard a rumour that if they had of lost in Adelaide 'Brad' and co would have stormed the hotel and taken over the Wallabies....

...p.s. I'm joking, it's ridiculous..
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Wow.... That's a disgrace, what a bad look....How would the Force / NSW / Rebels feel about this absolute travesty...

I heard a rumour that if they had of lost in Adelaide 'Brad' and co would have stormed the hotel and taken over the Wallabies....

...p.s. I'm joking, it's ridiculous..

Yep. For being in the same hotel? Ridiculous.
 

footy1>31

Watty Friend (18)
Rugby Australia has drafted a hit list of champion NRL players for the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour and the 2027 World Cup which includes Suaalii, Tom Trbojevic, Latrell Mitchell, Cameron Murray, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Matt Burton and Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

From Code Sports article about a $10m contract over 5 for Joey Suaalii

Personally I think worth it, money in professional sport only ever going up and these guys are the best of the best.

 

Beer Baron

Phil Hardcastle (33)
Rugby Australia has drafted a hit list of champion NRL players for the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour and the 2027 World Cup which includes Suaalii, Tom Trbojevic, Latrell Mitchell, Cameron Murray, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Matt Burton and Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

From Code Sports article about a $10m contract over 5 for Joey Suaalii

Personally I think worth it, money in professional sport only ever going up and these guys are the best of the best.

Noooooo!!!!!!
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
Rugby Australia has drafted a hit list of champion NRL players for the 2025 British and Irish Lions tour and the 2027 World Cup which includes Suaalii, Tom Trbojevic, Latrell Mitchell, Cameron Murray, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Matt Burton and Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

From Code Sports article about a $10m contract over 5 for Joey Suaalii

Personally I think worth it, money in professional sport only ever going up and these guys are the best of the best.

Suaalii: Yes, Trobojevic: Yes, Murray: Yes (position has me worried), Burton: Yes

Asofa-Solomona would never be on the field. Had something like 10 charges this year in the NRL. He would have a 139 week suspension if it was Union. Latrell is just as name for the article. I don't think he would give a shit about Rugby and wherever Latrell is it has to be his world or he sooks and trashes everyone. Rugby can't afford dummy spitters.
 

LeCheese

Bill McLean (32)
Suaalii: Yes, Trobojevic: Yes, Murray: Yes (position has me worried), Burton: Yes

Asofa-Solomona would never be on the field. Had something like 10 charges this year in the NRL. He would have a 139 week suspension if it was Union. Latrell is just as name for the article. I don't think he would give a shit about Rugby and wherever Latrell is it has to be his world or he sooks and trashes everyone. Rugby can't afford dummy spitters.
Yeah if people have concerns about Tupou’s ‘attitude’, I can’t wait until they see Latrell
 
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