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    Name your 22 to play the Rebels in round 1

    Training is done the trials are over the last 3 months hard work all comes down to Friday night in Melbourbe. I left the game on friday night in mandurah with a smile on my face. One because rugby is back but 2 i was very happy with what i just saw.

    Heaps of combos and players were used so i thought i would have a go at picking a 22 i would like to see.

    So here we go:

    1) Pek
    2) Cheese
    3) Longbottom
    4) Lynn
    5)MMM
    6)Wykes
    7) Alcock
    8) McCalmam

    9) Alby
    10) Sias
    11) Mafi
    12) CTM
    13) Cummins
    14) Junior
    15) Tupou

    16)Teesmam
    17) Manu
    18) Cotrell
    19) McCafree
    20) Godwin
    21) Delit
    22) Snowden

    I guess we will have to wait till later in the week to see what Foley and the others come up with.
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    Hey Gaffa
    I think you pretty well on the money here got the right 22

    Play Dellit to open but poss using CTM as an impact player ???

    Brown dog is he injured ??? But in saying that I see we are again well set up with the back row and 2nd row interchange



    1) Pek
    2) Cheese
    3) Longbottom
    4) Lynn
    5)MMM
    6)Wykes
    7) Alcock
    8) McCalmam

    9) Alby
    10) Sias
    11) Mafi
    12) CTM //
    13) Cummins
    14) Junior
    15) Tupou

    16)Teesmam
    17) Manu
    18) Cotrell
    19) McCafree
    20) Godwin /// Nortan Knight ???? age over youth
    21) Delit
    22) Snowden

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    Will Alby retain the captaincy?

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    Is Super Rugby playing with a 23, as some comps are in the Northern Hemisphere? You get an extra prop on the bench who comes on rather than substituting a previously substituted prop on for an 'injured' prop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Is Super Rugby playing with a 23, as some comps are in the Northern Hemisphere? You get an extra prop on the bench who comes on rather than substituting a previously substituted prop on for an 'injured' prop.
    No super rugby wont have an extra prop till next year still only 22.
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    Just going by what I saw down in Mandurah Friday evening…….here goes

    Goodwin ran far to up-right for a 2nd, I felt for his safety at time's. Given he's one of the tallest backs and his skill set, I would love to see him serve part apprenticeship at Fullback.

    Christie gets my vote at 1st , he looked a dam site more ready than Sias did for a pro match in a wks time.

    I would like Patty Delit in the mix somewhere, however he looked out of sorts on the Wing and Goodwin would eat him for breakfast at FB so I’d have him and his giant heart and smarts at 13.

    CTM looked the part – expect big things.
    Tupou, Rosalea and super Mafi looked in fine form.

    1) Cowan
    2) Charles
    3) Longbottom
    4) Lynn
    5) MMM
    6) Wykes
    7) Alcock
    8) McCalman

    9) Mathewson (c)
    10) Christie
    11) Mafi
    12) CTM
    13) Dellit/Tupou
    14) Cummins
    15) Goodwin/Tupou

    16) Hilterbrand/Teesman
    17) Manu
    18) Cotrell
    19) McCaffrey
    20) Snowden
    21) Sias/Delit
    22) Junior


    Just my observations after several drinks.
    I’m on the fence with a few lads and haven’t looked too deeply into combos, so there are probably several options in the backs.

    Our weakness – FLY HALF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacman View Post
    CTM looked the part – expect big things.
    Yeah he looked really good. One think i really liked was his kicking game. It wasnt like a union kick which is almost like kicking for the sake of kicking it was like a league 5th and last kick turning the defence around which will cause a few headaches.

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    flyhalf does look like a problem pacman, but id still play Sias in the big matches. Christie still needs work on his kick for post and AFAIK the only other genuine option is SNK
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    for those who were there on Friday - what did Tupou look like at Fulback?

    I was quite surprised when i saw him named there, and read that Foley/Meehan were training him for that position. having only seen him play the "crash ball" 13 (and play it well mind you), i wouldn't have thought he would have the positional awareness nor kicking game for 15.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAFFA View Post
    Yeah he looked really good. One think i really liked was his kicking game. It wasnt like a union kick which is almost like kicking for the sake of kicking it was like a league 5th and last kick turning the defence around which will cause a few headaches.
    Yeah he did GAFFA. He looked so much more comfortable than others out there. His time and space with ball in hand stood him out head & shoulders.

    he's also a bit pretty for an inside back though. A large contingent of females gathered around snikering about CTM and his picture perfect looks. I think a few Saffa forwards will line him up

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    yeah, i am a bit surprised by that as well. I guess Meehan wants a finisher on the wing (Alfie Mafi), good counter attack/run. perhaps he will be a kick or crash it up fullback, like what the brumbies had Pat McCabe (thanks Jargs)(cant remember his name, played 12 for the wallabies and always got held up, esp by the irish??).

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitu View Post
    yeah, i am a bit surprised by that as well. I guess Meehan wants a finisher on the wing (Alfie Mafi), good counter attack/run. perhaps he will be a kick or crash it up fullback, like what the brumbies had (cant remember his name, played 12 for the wallabies and always got held up, esp by the irish??).
    Pat McCabe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    flyhalf does look like a problem pacman, but id still play Sias in the big matches. Christie still needs work on his kick for post and AFAIK the only other genuine option is SNK
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    I totally agree GIGS - I think it was a conversion attempt from a CTM try or a try from his kick in the left hand (northern) corner Christie attempted; ffs he lined it up poorly and the execution was amateur - He was surely injured atm?

    Did Goodwin get many shots at goal last year, how did he go?

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    Re the discussion around the 10: AFAIK Sam Christie is EPS, so can't be in the match day 22 except as injury cover?? Don't know when SNK arrives but it's between he and KG for utility back. Sias was a little quiet in the first game but likely could have found the same space outside if he were in the second game with same blokes in positions. He'll be first choice 10.

    How did Sias go in Darwin? Don't recall a lot of discussion around that.
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