If he was running 10.5s - it would have been at school (pre- professional rugby bulk) and it also would have made him close to the quickest schoolboy in Australia - now I'm pretty sure he wasn't.
Heard at the UQ Presentation Awards last night that their #8 Lona Halaholo has picked up a Tah’s contract for next year. Will be keen to see what he can do being in a professional set up. The commentators during the QPR grand final were calling him the find of the season. This was his first year playing QPR after coming over from Auckland, still only in his early twenties, plenty to offer , strong ball runner with a great offload.
Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco has spent time in the centres aswell. Backrow is starting to build considerable depth, shame this isn't the case for the tight five where we have struggled the most. The clock is ticking.....Harris I'm unconvinced of. Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco looks promising but I'm not sure he's the next Cliffy Palu. That's what the Tahs needl
Think a stronger, bigger and slower Cameron Clarke.Pietsch is quick for his size but I find it very hard to believe he is mid 10s, don't think he even competed in the 100m as a schoolboy.
Also Pietsch spent a bit of time playing for the Wicks and wasn't a standout. Perhaps sevens has developed him but I'd expect him to have to earn a starting spot.
It's still very weak across the second-row, no. 8 and outside backs.I think Caird re-signed, I see him as preferable to Whetton. My thoughts are Holloway and Douglas as locks with Caird off the bench. I would prefer to see Perese at 13, he was really effective there last year, Ramm and Peitsch on the wings, probably Donaldson at 15. Not sure where you fit Rahboni in, either he competes with Walton and Foketi at 12, or perhaps displaces Harris at 8, which he did at the end of last season. At this point I would imagine Breen is our back-up THP, wasn't too bad in his debut year, could yet develop into something.
I think a reasonable target for the Tahs for 2022 would be to finish 3rd of the Aus teams, and pick up at least one win against a NZ side.
Ben Marr or Tim Clements would be options worth looking at for 15, both are match winnersCertainly agree re the second row Eastman, and I think we are also short at THP. I don't see No 8 as a huge problem, between Rahboni, Swinton, Harris and Sinclair I think we have 6 and 8 covered, then of course Hanigan is to return later in the season. 15 is also a problem, I see the candidates as Donaldson, Nawaqanitawase and Newsome, with none really established at this level at 15.