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    Quote Originally Posted by Bakkies View Post
    No idea why the Brumbies need Fines. There are already four scrumhalfs in the system and White likely to join in 2021. Thatís a lot of 9s playing club Rugby on Super Rugby money.
    They've got previous history on warehousing talent.

    They had plenty of potential flyhalfs at one point being used in positions that may have not been the best for Australian rugby at the time.

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    An important resigning

    Western Force full-back Jack McGregor commits to new deal

    Western Force full-back Jack McGregor has re-signed for next season’s Global Rapid Rugby competition.

    McGregor was snapped up by the Force in 2018 after the Melbourne Rebels let him slip through their fingers.

    The former Australian schoolboy and under-20 representative, who also captained NSW schoolboys, said the decision to stay with the Force was an easy one.


    “I was always happy to stay here,” McGregor said.

    “I’ve loved my time in Perth and with everything that is going on with the home-and-away season in 2020 it’s very exciting.

    “There’s a really good core group of boys sticking around and there are quality players coming in. The squad is building nicely.”

    Coach Tim Sampson converted McGregor from fly-half to full-back, a position he played in only one club game before moving to the Force.

    “The switch was a bit of a shock at the start but I’ve really enjoyed the change and to be able to play two positions is always good,” McGregor said.

    Meanwhile centre Marcel Brache, who has re-committed to his seventh season with the Force, has been selected for USA Eagles for the World Cup in Japan later this month.

    He joins fly-half AJ Alatimu and inside back Henry Taefu on the world stage after their selection for Samoa.

    Brache, who has 19 appearances for the Eagles, is eligible to play for the US as he was born in Los Angeles before moving to South Africa.

    “World Cup selection is one of the highest honours I have been able to achieve within my rugby career,” Brache said.

    “I feel very lucky and privileged to have been selected for this.

    “I thank the Force for being gracious and allowing me to pursue this adventure. It’s because of the Force that I am in this position.”

    https://thewest.com.au/sport/rugby-u...ng-b881319589z

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    Thats great news. Jack McGregor is a star.

    Are Kitu Ratu and Byron Ralston signed up as GRR players, or are they just here for the NRC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Thats great news. Jack McGregor is a star.

    Are Kitu Ratu and Byron Ralston signed up as GRR players, or are they just here for the NRC?
    I would say they are here to play NRC and are being trialled for next year GRR but I am not too sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Thats great news. Jack McGregor is a star.

    Are Kitu Ratu and Byron Ralston signed up as GRR players, or are they just here for the NRC?
    I wouldnt say "Star". He is pretty flakey at times, drops alot of ball, doesnt retain posession in contact very well some times, and kicks away alot of good posession.

    I would say he has a very long road ahead if he wants to get anywhere near the Wallabies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaRTAN View Post
    I wouldnt say "Star". He is pretty flakey at times, drops alot of ball, doesnt retain posession in contact very well some times, and kicks away alot of good posession.

    I would say he has a very long road ahead if he wants to get anywhere near the Wallabies.
    so you are saying he is not the Messiah,just a naughty boy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPaRTAN View Post
    I wouldnt say "Star". He is pretty flakey at times, drops alot of ball, doesnt retain posession in contact very well some times, and kicks away alot of good posession.

    I would say he has a very long road ahead if he wants to get anywhere near the Wallabies.
    I think he is a rising star

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    so you are saying he is not the Messiah,just a naughty boy?
    Splitter!

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    Super Rugby signing
    September 19, 2019
    We are thrilled to announce the signing of ACT Brumbies prop Angus Wagner for the 2020 Global Rapid Rugby season.

    Ironically the 21-year-old will be in Perth tomorrow when his NRC team the Canberra Vikings arrive to take on his soon-to-be teammates at UWA Sports Park on Saturday.

    News of the “poaching” has been immediately reported in The West Australian.

    Coach Tim Sampson said: “He’s a player that is ready to take-off, a quality player who is hard-working, has good skill levels and gets around the field well.”
    https://www.westernforce.com.au/super-rugby-signing/

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    Just looked on the Brumbies website - he’s listed as in their academy, not their SuperRugby squad. The Force don’t mention that in the press release though. Interesting too that the photo they have used is of him in his Brumbies jersey. If he’s in Perth this weekend they could have got a photo of him in a Force jersey for the press release.

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    He was promoted to the full squad apparently in may this year as an injury replacement according to Wikipedia.

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    Interesting that there is no mention of him on the full squad page on the Brumbies website if he was promoted in May. Oh well, I guess we’ll get to see him on Saturday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    Interesting too that the photo they have used is of him in his Brumbies jersey. If heís in Perth this weekend they could have got a photo of him in a Force jersey for the press release.
    He's still with the Brumbies until the end of the NRC or when released.

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    I have an ever growing faith in our coaches. They have a proven ability over the past two years to pick up quality young players and develop them. If they think Angus has growth potential, that is good enough for me.

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