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    Western Force Team of the Decade

    Rugby.com are doing a Super Rugby Team of the decade, starting off with the Reds. Looking forward to their Force Team.

    https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2019/1...ds1X7sCW6m1srY

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    #11 could be interesting. Davis or Morahan?

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    If it's a super rugby team of the decade, it has to be morahan

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    Either way morahan for me.

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    ... are we even sure we'll get a look in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maelkann View Post
    ... are we even sure we'll get a look in?
    Yeah, I doubt they'll even bother to produce a team for us.

    We could do our own. My initial thoughts would be:

    1. Kieran Longbottom
    2. Nathan Charles (although Heath Tessman would run him close)
    3. Pek Cowan (who else?)
    4. Adam Coleman
    5. Nathan Sharpe
    6. Angus Cottrell
    7. Matt Hodgson
    8. Ben McCalman
    9. Ian Prior (for me, just edging Brett Sheehan and Alby Mathewson)
    10. Andrew Deegan (for me, just edging Sias Ebersohn, Jono Lance and Peter Grant - we've not had a long-term 10 that I can recall)
    11. Luke Morahan
    12. Kyle Godwin
    13. Marcel Brache
    14. Nick Cummins
    15. Dane Haylett-Petty

    Pocock only play for 3 seasons in the decade, so Hodgo beats him.
    Sharpe also only played for 3 seasons, but did we ever have another lock so dominant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ecky View Post
    #11 could be interesting. Davis or Morahan?
    What I meant by this was that both are on the Reds' list

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    Quote Originally Posted by maelkann View Post
    ... are we even sure we'll get a look in?
    Ohhh, there is literally no chance in hell we're getting a mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Sharpe also only played for 3 seasons, but did we ever have another lock so dominant?
    Think you're slightly off there - 7 seasons and 93 caps. But Hodgo still gets the (C). IMO. Here from go to woe (literally) with absolute commitment that's still going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    Think you're slightly off there - 7 seasons and 93 caps. But Hodgo still gets the (C). IMO. Here from go to woe (literally) with absolute commitment that's still going.
    I think sheikh was talking about seasons in the last decade. Nobody was able to play more than 6 years due to Rea axing the wrong team. I guess we'd need to name a pro-rata team of the decade

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    I think sheikh was talking about seasons in the last decade. Nobody was able to play more than 6 years due to Rea axing the wrong team. I guess we'd need to name a pro-rata team of the decade
    *pedant hat on*

    More than 8, or more than 7, depending on what type of pedant you are.

    *pedant hat off*

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    Well, seeing as we are naming a team of the decade in 2019, I'm assuming that for the purposes of the conversation, the decade is being defined as 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2019 (and yes, I do know that's wrong, but it *is* consistent with when the millennium celebrations were held!)

    So Sharpe, Pocock and Cam Shepherd played in 2010, 2011 & 2012 (IIRC) which gives them 3 seasons each.

    And I'm considering the 2018 & 2019 seasons of the Force in my team, because I can then put Deegan in there, and Prior beats out Sheehan and Mathewson. If I stopped the Force team of the decade in 2017 with the axing from Super Rugby, I'd have to re-assess, and I don't want to do that because it wasn't our fault we got axed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maelkann View Post
    *pedant hat on* More than 8, or more than 7, depending on what type of pedant you are. *pedant hat off*
    Yup I stand pedanted

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    From back in 2015 - https://twf.com.au/showthread.php?t=...ghlight=decade

    Western Force Team of the Decade (Official)
    1. Pek Cowan,
    2. Brendan Cannon,
    3. Kieran Longbottom,
    4. Sam Wykes,
    5. Nathan Sharpe (c),
    6. Matt Hodgson,
    7. David Pocock,
    8. Ben McCalman,

    9. Alby Mathewson,
    10. Matt Giteau,
    11. Nick Cummins,
    12. Scott Staniforth,
    13. Ryan Cross,
    14. Drew Mitchell,
    15. Cameron Shepherd.

    TWF TOTD
    1. Pek Cowan
    2. Tai McIssac
    3. Kieran Longbottom
    4. John Welborn
    5. Nathan Sharpe
    6. Matt Hodgson
    7. David Pocock
    8. Ben McCalman

    9. Alby Matthewson
    10. Matt Giteau
    11. Nick Cummins
    12. Scott Staniforth
    13. Ryan Cross
    14. James O'Connor
    15. Cameron Shepherd

    16. AJ Whalley
    17. Nathan Charles
    18. Richard Brown
    19. Adam Coleman
    20. Steve Mafi
    21. Chris O'Young
    22. David Smith
    23. Drew Mitchell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Sharpe also only played for 3 seasons, but did we ever have another lock so dominant?
    Probably not but Sammy and The Mayor rated in past TOTD.

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