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    Australia vs Scotland - RWC Quarter Final

    I've just seen on FSN that both Israel Folau and David Pocock are in doubt for the quarter final against Scotland this week.

    Beale for Folau and Hooper comes back for 7 with McCalman to 8?

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    I'd make that call, but after the way I've been bashing both of the ins in that plan over the last three years I'd feel a little humble pie about doing it!

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    Unless you want to stick AAC at full-back, Beale is about the only other player who's played there in the squad. I've been impressed by him so far; and I didn't think I'd be typing that a year ago.

    There may be some who want Hooper and McMahon playing together, but I'm not sure either has played 8 before. Pocock managed to play there, but he's good enough to adapt to play almost anywhere on the park (bit short for a lock and slow for a wing, but otherwise...). Hooper has been injured for the last game, so play him and McCalman with McMahon scheduled to come on after 50 for Hooper, or the other way round. McCalman needs the 80 minutes, and this is last 'easy' game* left in the tournament.

    (* Ducks and hides from the raging Scots! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Hooper has been injured for the last game
    Hooper was suspended for the last game not injured.

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    It's okay, the Australian citing commissioner has already tipped the scales in the Wallabies favour by handing out 3 week suspensions to two Scots players.....!

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    McMahon has shown repeatedly that he is not a No 7.

    He is capable of winning a lineout (but only if not used too often at Test level), has a strong tackling game, a reasonable running game and although has a high work rate does not put any pressure on at the breakdown.

    In SXV 2015 he averaged a Turn Over Won only every 3rd game. i.e. 0.3 TOW per game.

    Against the Scots, I'm with jargan83: Fardy, Hooper and McCalman with McMahon on the bench to give Hooper a rest (which won't happen unless Hooper is injured).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scozzie View Post
    It's okay, the Australian citing commissioner has already tipped the scales in the Wallabies favour by handing out 3 week suspensions to two Scots players.....!
    The Australian only cited them to a judicial hearing. It was Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC from England who actually suspended them for three weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    The Australian only cited them to a judicial hearing. It was Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC from England who actually suspended them for three weeks.
    I'm sorry blue, but if you keep bringing logic into the argument like that you'll have to stop posting on this site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue View Post
    The Australian only cited them to a judicial hearing. It was Judicial Officer Christopher Quinlan QC from England who actually suspended them for three weeks.
    Okay, so it's now an Australia-England conspiracy against Scotland....??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scozzie View Post
    Okay, so it's now an Australia-England conspiracy against Scotland
    That's a particularly Scottish way of looking at it Scozzie.

    Teams named (I think it's official)
    Sio
    Moore
    Kepu
    Douglas
    Mumm
    Fardy
    Hooper
    Pocock
    Genia
    Foley
    Mitchell
    Giteau
    Kuridrani
    Ashley-Cooper
    Folau

    Polota-Nau
    Slipper
    Holmes
    Simmons
    McCalman
    Phipps
    Toomua
    Beale
    McMahon*

    One to be omitted

    It seems to me that the only injury concern is Pocock, since he's the only one who has extra cover named on the bench. Reading between the lines, he'd be bracketed with McCalman and McMahon would come onto the bench if needed.

    That's only based upon the order of the team in an SMH article....could mean nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    That's a particularly Scottish way of looking at it Scozzie
    That'll be the Scot coming out in me.....😉

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    Almost like this will allow Chekia to not name the team until the last possible second...

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    I don't think thats official yet, everywhere I've looked todaysays "expected sides".

    Last week I think the actual side was named on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jargan83 View Post
    Hooper was suspended for the last game not injured.
    Whoops, yes. Can I blame work, stress, drink, age, or early onset Alzheimer's?

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    put it down to -too many years in the desert!

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