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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Hang on Burgs...The real question? Would the benifits outweigh the costs.
    That's exactly the question.
    Not saying he hasn't become a solid Test contender, not saying he isn't potentially the best available for Australia.
    Am saying there's no way he is worth the money he would command elsewhere to come to the Force.
    We are better served getting 3-4 really good Locks for the same money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Are you talking about Skelton or Tupou here?

    Skelton's issue of not jumping in the line-out isn't so much of an issue if we have Williams at 6 (and possibly Anstee at 8!) Any player who can hold down a starting lock position for the European Champions is going to improve the Force.

    If you are talking about Tupou, I agree. I've always thought he's overrated, as he can't scrum properly (continually bores in) and his tackling is a liability. A year to two in the NH would solve his technical issues, and if he gets the right coaching team should solve his weight and injury issues. However, I do wonder if what's really holding him back is the top 4" (cf Nemani Nadolo)
    Can it be both?
    In this instance I was talking about Skelton.
    Even if both/either were the best in the world, it would not be a value proposition for them to be at the Force in 2025.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    as he can't scrum properly (continually bores in)
    to be fair, his illegal scrummaging isn't just permitted in Super Rugby, it's celebrated.

    We aren't building a team to take on English and South Africal front rows with refs being assessed by World Rugby, we're playing against New Zealanders, who get away with the same crap in front of refs who allow it.

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    Latest update sourced from The Roar comments have the Reds-Rebels-Force-Waratahs 46 man train on Squad as-

    Alex Hodgman
    Zane Nonggorr
    Isaac Kailea
    Matt Gibbon
    Taniela Tupou
    Sam Talakai
    Josh Nasser
    Matt Faessler
    Jordan Uelese
    Ryan Smith
    Angus Blyth
    Izack Rodda
    Miles Amatosero
    Josh Canham
    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
    Jeremy Williams
    Seru Uru
    John Bryant
    Harry Wilson
    Langi Gleeson
    Rob Leota
    Liam Wright
    Fraser McReight
    Charlie Gamble
    Carlo Tizzano
    Tate McDermott
    Nic White
    Jake Gordon
    Tom Lynagh
    Ben Donaldson
    Tane Edmed
    Carter Gordon
    Josh Flook
    Hunter Paisami
    Bayley Kuenzle
    Hamish Stewart
    Filipo Daugunu
    Lalakai Foketi
    David Feliuai
    Dylan Pietsch
    Lachie Anderson
    Darby Lancaster
    Tim Ryan
    Jock Campbell
    Andrew Kellaway
    Kurtley Beale

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    Latest update sourced from The Roar comments have the Reds-Rebels-Force-Waratahs 46 man train on Squad as-

    Alex Hodgman
    Zane Nonggorr
    Isaac Kailea
    Matt Gibbon
    Taniela Tupou
    Sam Talakai
    Josh Nasser
    Matt Faessler
    Jordan Uelese
    Ryan Smith
    Angus Blyth
    Izack Rodda
    Miles Amatosero
    Josh Canham
    Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
    Jeremy Williams
    Seru Uru
    John Bryant
    Harry Wilson
    Langi Gleeson
    Rob Leota
    Liam Wright
    Fraser McReight
    Charlie Gamble
    Carlo Tizzano
    Tate McDermott
    Nic White
    Jake Gordon
    Tom Lynagh
    Ben Donaldson
    Tane Edmed
    Carter Gordon
    Josh Flook
    Hunter Paisami
    Bayley Kuenzle
    Hamish Stewart
    Filipo Daugunu
    Lalakai Foketi
    David Feliuai
    Dylan Pietsch
    Lachie Anderson
    Darby Lancaster
    Tim Ryan
    Jock Campbell
    Andrew Kellaway
    Kurtley Beale
    Josh nasser has only started one game for the Reds this year, how can they justify his selection over Horton ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Owen View Post
    Josh nasser has only started one game for the Reds this year, how can they justify his selection over Horton ?
    Totally agree, if you want a mobile defensive capacity Rake to be on the Bench, then very hard to go past Horton for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    Totally agree, if you want a mobile defensive capacity Rake to be on the Bench, then very hard to go past Horton for mine.
    Nine Force players would be too many for NSW to palate. Horto hard done by in my book, he's had a rippa season

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    Latest update sourced from The Roar comments have the Reds-Rebels-Force-Waratahs 46 man train on Squad as-

    Carter Gordon
    He ruled out now he's signed with the NRL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kernow View Post
    He ruled out now he's signed with the NRL?
    I saw somewhere they wouldn't release him before the end of contract, which would be either 30 June or end of International Selections, but I can't see him getting a look in as a marginal selection anyway.

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