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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    TOCC, agree big steps for the Brumbies in 2012 and hopefully semis return in 2013... I'll enjoy watching them grow as a team... You have an abundance of talent in QLD, not for the first time the Brumbies have been lucky to sign of few of these talented lads.
    QLD schoolboys has just gone through a period of producing some of the most exciting backline talent in the country, the Reds cant keep them all, they did keep the best ones though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOCC View Post
    QLD schoolboys has just gone through a period of producing some of the most exciting backline talent in the country, the Reds cant keep them all, they did keep the best ones though.
    hoping they left a few unpolished diamonds,,, they can't all sit on the bench in Brissie.. the trouble with QLD backs is they cant tackle... you need a Brumbies faingaa to do the defensive work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    FYI... in the east bogans are from the west... so maybe he has stepped over and has done well... But in reality its the AUS 7s which has given him the real growth... just so we are clear James...
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    Nathan Charles is a Brumbies academy player... and JOC and Pocock the force signed from schoolboys... Hodgo I have no idea where you found him... but as a late comer his has done well at S14-15... don't take credit for what the force didn't produce... Furthermore didn't the force sack JOC its star player?
    Just saying, if Zack only saw real growth and opportunity in the East, the same must then be true of those I named. Let's just say that, all "what ifs" aside, it was coming to the Force that has given them the real growth they needed to become professional players...

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    OK, case in point, WA born and bred Will Brock.
    Brocky played all his junior Rugby here, then went and played a little in the east and (I believe he followed through and actually went) most of this season in the UK.
    He is now going to go to Samoa with the Force 2's.
    If the Force don't sign him and he went to the Brumbies and got his first Super cap with them, who developed him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    OK, case in point, WA born and bred Will Brock.
    Brocky played all his junior Rugby here, then went and played a little in the east and (I believe he followed through and actually went) most of this season in the UK.
    He is now going to go to Samoa with the Force 2's.
    If the Force don't sign him and he went to the Brumbies and got his first Super cap with them, who developed him?
    another on e the force lost

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    You're starting to slip into old habits recently muddie - making up for Dry July?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post


    Nathan Charles is a Brumbies academy player...:f
    Another one the Brumbies lost..........

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    Time to go back under the bridge...

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    Nathan Charles wasn't even a Brumbies product. He spent a couple of minutes in their academy but is a Sydneyite. Canberra was like the roadhouse that he stopped off at for a minute on the way to where he actually wanted to go.

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    Charles was with the brumbies for a while, I don't mind that he went to the force and straight into the 22, thats a great start.... But you'll have to ask Graham why the force didn't sign Zack Holmes... Holmes isn't tested at S15 level he may have nothing, he may be good... who knows... has the forced signed any new players for 2012?

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    Another one the Brumbies lost..........
    gerry the mighty force is full of ex brumbies or was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    You're starting to slip into old habits recently muddie - making up for Dry July?
    it was very dump in Sydney...

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    You're starting to slip into old habits recently muddie - making up for Dry July?
    Mud...Take the hint!!

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    the Force would have had a good look at holmes,after all he was in the academy

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    Zaks biggest issue whilst at the academy was injuries. Played schoolboys and blew a shoulder, recovered and played for Soaks.... blew a shoulder.... played Force A... blew a shoulder. I think that the Force just figured that he may be too injury prone.

    That said, Will Brock was the same... two years in the academy and almost always injured as were a whole host of others - its was a worry re the academy workload which they seem to have got right over time.

    I hope that Zak does stay injury free and can chase his dream.. ending up back here in a year or two

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