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Wallaby 31 players for 2015 RWC

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Andrew Slack (58)
Don't quite understand, it says within the 48 hour period. Does that mean front rowers are except from the 48 hour window? That makes sense I guess.
You can't replace anyone in the squad within 48 hours of a match.

I read that as saying if you have an injury within that period, and it means you can't put a full 23 out on the field including 2 hookers, you run the risk of forfeiting the game.

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Jim Lenehan (48)
Forfeit??? I don't think so.

There must be someone that can play in that role should one of Moore or TPN pull a hammy in the warmup.

If that were to happen then that player would be able to be replaced before the next test match. Looks like Hanson will be waiting should that occur.


Arch Winning (36)
Can Toby Smith play hooker?

If not, the decision is insane. Both our hookers have a history of injury, and play in an attritional position. There is a significant risk of one going down within 48 hours of a game. If they do, we are pretty fucked.

I mean the Horwill selection is weird, but I don't think it will make or break us. This has the potential to fuck us right up.

When sio moved from the back row to the front row I'm pretty sure he started off as a hooker

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Nathan Sharpe (72)
As someone said last week if Deans had offered up this concoction there'd be allegations he was a plant and calls for his scalp.
So Moore and TPN have to be listed for every game and if one of them gets injured anytime after 3 days out Smith is the hooker?
FFS - why would a sane person take these risks?

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Rocky Elsom (76)
I agree the Horwill omission is poor but not a make or break selection. But the replacement is a step down.

The hooker issue is a massive fuck up. Takes a huge risk on potential forfeit, or losing a player for the remainder of the tournament over a minor injury.

Nah. The Saffers showed us how to do it - go uncontested scrums. McMahon at Hooker.

Can we call for uncontested Lineouts?:)


Trevor Allan (34)
How long does it take for a player to become "front row" certified. Perhaps they should Pocock through a course.


Let's see how many other teams select just two hookers

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George Gregan (70)
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So let's say Moore cops a cork and has to miss a game, that would mean his tournament is then over as any replacement from outside the 31 squad is final.

Massive gamble, at least in every other position there is redundancy.

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Yeah, a Moore gets a cork, Nau gets a head knock; and a McMahon or a winger or another goes home


Steve Williams (59)
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Was big Taqele ever a chance of going to the RWC with Fiji? If he is I hope he declines the offer of a trip to Chicago.
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