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    Understrength teams to face Lions

    Will the Tahs, Reds etc all be fielding understrength sides without any Wallabies players selected? Or are they free to play in those games.

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    Dingo made it obvious that he wanted to see how Quade went against them and would not confirm final squad until after the Reds game.

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    With two halfbacks in front of him he won't start, but he'll surely warm the bench for one of them.

    I'd reckon he'll ride the pines for the Lions game, with Sheehan starting, Foley (if he's smart) will bank on Alby playing for 80 minutes and put a club weenie in the Tahs game.

    I won't mind if this is the case and Foley picks a Shute Shield halfback to fly over the other side of the country to watch a game of rugby

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    Ryan Louwrens would be the other Halfback for sure he has been playing the Force A games and against Tonga and has been training with the boys so will be in the know.

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    Rouwrens is a much better half back than Snowden in my humble opinion, but I believe he may have eligibility issues which I hear should be rectified shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    I think he is playing for the NSW and QLD Country side. Battye too I think but maybe Foley figures that one game is enough for Snowden.

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    How many other Super Rugby teams are going to field a full strength side?

    A. NONE!

    This hue and cry is an Eastern States Media plot to bluff the Force into fielding an under-strength side to play the TAHs!

    DON'T be fooled!

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    Whether next year or in twelve years , no one is going to remember we came 14 or 15th on the ladder because we had to field an understrength side for the tahs game to fit in a game against a touring test side. The highlanders and kings aren't far behind and have good oppurtunities to overtake us! i.e. highlanders vs rebels

    A good win over the tahs will give us breathing space on the ladder, an improvement on last year and a bit of extra belief for the boys that they are heading in the right direction for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelling_gerry View Post
    How many other Super Rugby teams are going to field a full strength side?

    A. NONE!

    This hue and cry is an Eastern States Media plot to bluff the Force into fielding an under-strength side to play the TAHs!

    DON'T be fooled!
    Yeah, but many of them are fielding understrength teams because they are losing their Wallabies. We're the only ones who have a Super Rugby match 4 days after playing the Lions!

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    Have they actually decided that ALL Wallabies so far named will not be released for Super Rugby on the weekend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Yeah, but many of them are fielding understrength teams because they are losing their Wallabies. We're the only ones who have a Super Rugby match 4 days after playing the Lions!
    Ahhh, numbers and facts, still an eastern states conspiracy!

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    I think this is piss poor. Who gives a fuck if we finish 13th, 14th or 15th now? No finals rugby again for the Force so why not at least show some respect to the Lions and put out the best team possible? I'd rather see a 2nd string play the Tahs. I went to Hong Kong to watch the barbarians game and felt let down but at least it was history in the making and great banter. The Lions against a Force 2nd team at Subi? No one will remember a loss but a win would be awesome and a highlight in anyone's rugby career. Typical WA short sighted nonsense; no wonder AFL is the dominant sport. Rant over

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    I'd rather see us beat the Waratahs - we have a fair chance of that. Can't see us getting close to the Lions either way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by doobie69 View Post
    I think this is piss poor. Who gives a fuck if we finish 13th, 14th or 15th now? No finals rugby again for the Force so why not at least show some respect to the Lions and put out the best team possible? I'd rather see a 2nd string play the Tahs. I went to Hong Kong to watch the barbarians game and felt let down but at least it was history in the making and great banter. The Lions against a Force 2nd team at Subi? No one will remember a loss but a win would be awesome and a highlight in anyone's rugby career. Typical WA short sighted nonsense; no wonder AFL is the dominant sport. Rant over
    Spot on

    No one will remember beating the Waratahs in a dead rubber in a few years (although we're short on wins so it's pretty easy to remember them all)

    The only thing people will remember about the Force in 2013 is that we didn't play finals again

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