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Waratahs 2019

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'Tattsy'TaylorFan1

Ward Prentice (10)
I like the inclusion of Harry Burey in the Emerging Waratahs to face the Brumby Runners. Very smart and technically proficient player for Northern Suburbs over a long period of time. Plays the difficult role of a ball-playing 12 very well and can play fly-half as well. If Kurtley and Karmichael were both unavailable (unlikely but not impossible) I'd seriously consider putting him in at 12 for the Tahs to ensure we still get good distribution to the edges for Izzy and the loose forwards to carry.
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
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I like the inclusion of Harry Burey in the Emerging Waratahs to face the Brumby Runners. Very smart and technically proficient player for Northern Suburbs over a long period of time. Plays the difficult role of a ball-playing 12 very well and can play fly-half as well. If Kurtley and Karmichael were both unavailable (unlikely but not impossible) I'd seriously consider putting him in at 12 for the Tahs to ensure we still get good distribution to the edges for Izzy and the loose forwards to carry.

Ahead of Alex Newsome??? Gee, big call./
 

'Tattsy'TaylorFan1

Ward Prentice (10)
Ahead of Alex Newsome??? Gee, big call./

Haha like it. We'll see, just like to think outside the square every now and then. What about the Reds taking a leaf out of 2018 Tahs book and play Kerevi as a Naiyaravoro-like left wing? Try and give Kerevi space or a one on one out wide. Naivalu or Daugunu on the other wing as well who you just need to put into space and they're off as well. Win gainline and ruck speed with the forwards up the middle and then get Stewart, I Lucas, Hegarty and Paia'aua to distribute it wide.
 

Adam84

Mark Ella (57)
It’s probably been an area rugby has always lagged compared to some other sports like football, reflecting the broader ethnic diversification in the country. Players like YoolYool, if he goes onto to become a professional player have far wider effects then just the effort on the field.

When will the Waratahs rest their Wallabies? Sunwolves would have been a good opportunity on paper, the result speaks otherwise. Now they’re left with away trips to South Africa/Argentina or heaven forbid, New Zealand.
 

Quick Hands

David Wilson (68)
Hmm, a 'secret' report which was published two years ago as part of a parliamentary report.

Sensational headline, but

"After an exhaustive and detailed process Infrastructure NSW (INSW) valued a refurbishment of the SFS at $714.5 million and a rebuild at $729 million. INSW also identified the option to rebuild provided better value to the taxpayer than a refurbishment."
 

dru

Phil Kearns (64)
Hmm, a 'secret' report which was published two years ago as part of a parliamentary report.

Sensational headline, but

"After an exhaustive and detailed process Infrastructure NSW (INSW) valued a refurbishment of the SFS at $714.5 million and a rebuild at $729 million. INSW also identified the option to rebuild provided better value to the taxpayer than a refurbishment."

And a Labour member on the committee responsible for this review.

OTOH buildings have been retained on the basis of heritage on much shakier grounds than than this iconic stadium.
 

Braveheart81

James Horwill (77)
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Stadium could have been refurbished for $18 million, secret report shows


It seems the SMH was either loose with the truth or can't read.

"A report in the Sydney Morning Herald today regarding compliance works at Allianz Stadium is misleading and incorrect. A formal correction will be sought for both print and online articles.

The report referred to in the article outlined $130m in capital works required. Of this amount, $105.8m comprised end of life replacement of assets predominately of a safety, security and compliance nature.

Of the remaining assets with some residual useful life, a further $18 million would be required to be spent on safety, security and compliance. To isolate the $18m is misleading. The $18m referenced in the article accounts for replacement of electrical boards, emergency lighting, exit signage and fire detection systems only.

This total cost of $130m is only for basic compliance and does not consider improving the stadium for ingress and egress, disabled access, female spectator and player facilities, roof coverage nor meeting seismic code standards. It would have extended the life of the building for five years.

A full safety, security and compliance upgrade of Allianz Stadium was costed at $341m in the Infrastructure NSW Base Case in March 2018. This detail is publicly available.

The SCG was not contacted for comment prior to the story being published in the SMH."
 
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