Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Michael Ruru - A wallabies bolter

  1. #1
    Player
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    362
    vCash
    5088000

    Michael Ruru - A wallabies bolter

    Wallabies coach Michael Cheika loves a bolter and Perth Spirit halfback Michael Ruru could be next on the list, according to NRC coach Kevin Foote.

    Ruru has shown the value of the NRC in the past year, coming from club rugby in Perth to starring for the Spirit and working his way through the ranks at the Force.

    The New Zealand-born nine was third in line at the Force at the start of the year before a season-ending injury to Ryan Louwrens gave the debutant a chance to play regular games.

    By the end of 2017, Ruru was the easy first-choice for the Force by the end of the season.

    He has been one of the form Spirit players in the NRC this season and Foote said that hadn't been ignored by those higher up the ranks.

    "It you think about Ruru - he started NRC in 2014 and then didn't do it in 2015 and 2016 he say behind Louwrens - we had to pick him on the flank to give him time," he said.

    Now look at him, he's pretty much the player of the tournament so far and he may be being looked at for the Spring Tour.

    "The NRC's awesome in that sense, it does a couple of things for us (in Perth) - it's been that competition to focus on while everything (with the Force) has been going on and it gives them exposure."

    Foote said Ruru would be ready to compete at the international level if he was given a call-up.

    "He fought from the third place, behind Ryan Louwrens and Ian Prior, who had both played SR and by the end he was starting.

    "Hes older, hes got kids, hes a mature leader and he's ready for the next step."

    Cheika has picked players out of the NRC in the past, despite having little involvement in Test teams during the year, with both Kyle Godwin and Tolu Latu joining the Test fold after strong showings in the provincial competition last year.

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2017/10...ters-october-8

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Senior Player
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Bullcreek
    Posts
    830
    vCash
    5670000
    Another reason to get of the Force hey all this talent that brought into wallabies contention. FU ARU.. 😡

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  3. #3
    Veteran Sheikh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Perth
    Posts
    3,668
    vCash
    256000
    Dry July! 141 Club Award
    Watch him get picked for the Barbarians match - to deprive Alan Jones of the best scrum-half in Australia

    3 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon

  4. #4
    Champion sittingbison's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    North Freo
    Posts
    2,155
    vCash
    5452000
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Watch him get picked for the Barbarians match - to deprive Alan Jones of the best scrum-half in Australia
    This

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    The long sobs of autumn's violins wound my heart with a monotonous languor

  5. #5
    Champion Bakkies's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    1,398
    vCash
    5160000
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Watch him get picked for the Barbarians match - to deprive Alan Jones of the best scrum-half in Australia
    Ruru and Fishpaste as the halves pairing will be worth the price admission. I hope that Fishpaste wears Force socks for the game

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!

Similar Threads

  1. Bolter could join Wallabies tour
    By Ecky in forum Wallabies
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23-09-09, 19:16
  2. Mark Gasnier a Wallabies World Cup bolter
    By KenyaQuin in forum Rugby
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 20-07-08, 20:12
  3. Alexander the great Wallabies bolter
    By NewsBot in forum News Feeds
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-08, 22:53
  4. Alexander a bolter in Wallabies squad
    By laura in forum Wallabies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-08, 14:28
  5. Turner firms as Wallabies bolter
    By Burgs in forum Pacific Nations Cup
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28-05-07, 10:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •