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    Well we are not going to be short of grunt in the scrums
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    Tom Robertson 2022
    Kieran Longbottom 2021
    Angus Wagner 2022
    Greg Holmes 2021
    Chris Heiberg 2021
    Santiago Medrano

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Well we are not going to be short of grunt in the scrums
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    Tom Robertson 2022
    Kieran Longbottom 2021
    Angus Wagner 2022
    Greg Holmes 2021
    Chris Heiberg 2021
    Santiago Medrano
    Keiran, Holmes and Medrano are all THs aren't they? Heiburg and Wagner are LH and Robertson plays both, IIRC. Or can Holmes play either side?

    Either way, I'd say we have two front rows who can mix it with any side in SRAu next season.

    I hope we have the right Santiago Iglesias, though. Santiago Gonzales Iglesias is currently playing in Japan, but there's also a Santiago Iglesias Valdez who's an Argentine international hooker!

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    I think Dom Hardman is signed too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post

    I hope we have the right Santiago Iglesias, though. Santiago Gonzales Iglesias is currently playing in Japan, but there's also a Santiago Iglesias Valdez who's an Argentine international hooker!
    Long as it's not Julio or Enrique we should be OK. They'd belt out an awesome team song though, I suppose.

    ... I'll see myself out too Ecky.

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    I look at that list of front rowers and find myself hoping that the likes of hard man and Warner see any field time. We can't lose sight of the pathway completely in our desire to build competitiveness.

    OTOH with a pack like we're building, we don't need a superstar flyhalf, they'll have so much footy they'll be able to drop half of it and still deliver 60 touches to the 12

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    I look at that list of front rowers and find myself hoping that the likes of hard man and Warner see any field time. We can't lose sight of the pathway completely in our desire to build competitiveness.

    OTOH with a pack like we're building, we don't need a superstar flyhalf, they'll have so much footy they'll be able to drop half of it and still deliver 60 touches to the 12
    Remember you use 4 props in every game. And these old bulls like Longbottom and Holmes pick up injuries every season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Remember you use 4 props in every game. And these old bulls like Longbottom and Holmes pick up injuries every season.
    I seem to pick up injuries every week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopper1 View Post
    I seem to pick up injuries every week...
    Yes, I have repetitive strain in my drinking arm's elbow and wrist as well.

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    Story on Tim Anstey's 2-year signing (although I'm not sure if it is "new" news) :

    https://www.westernforce.com.au/forc...n-sevens-star/

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    Super Rugby duo join the Force
    October 30, 2020
    The Western Force has added more Super Rugby experience to their squad with Toni Pulu and Ryan McCauley signing with the club.

    Pulu, who has played with the New Zealand side the Waikato Chiefs and ACT Brumbies, has put pen to paper on a one-year deal, while McCauley, who joins from the NSW Waratahs, has signed a two-year contract with the Force.

    Equipped with rapid pace and fast feet, Los Angeles-born winger Pulu began his career in New Zealand with Counties Manukau in the 2012 ITM Cup and went on to make over 30 appearances for the Auckland-based side, competing in the Mitre 10 Cup as well.

    After a series of eye-catching performances in the domestic competition, Pulu earned a place in the wider training squad for the 2015 Super Rugby season with the Chiefs. He went on to make a try-scoring debut in 2016 against the Force at FMG Stadium Waikato.

    After four seasons with the Chiefs, Pulu then made the move across the Tasman, joining the Brumbies in 2019.

    The speedster is delighted to be heading to Perth and joining up with his new Force teammates.

    “The style of rugby the Force play is very exciting. I’m really looking forward to joining the club and getting to meet everyone,” Pulu said.

    “There were plenty of players who experienced their first taste of Super Rugby this year and were very competitive. With the new signings on board, it’s going to be a massive year for the club and supporters in 2021.

    “I see this as a fresh start and I’m keen to get started. I’d like to thank the Western Force for this opportunity and I can’t wait to get to know everyone at the club.”

    An Australian Schoolboys and Australian Under 20s representative, McCauley is a towering lock measuring over two metres tall.

    The second rower played NRC with New South Wales regional side Country Eagles, where he thoroughly impressed during the 2016 campaign before being named the David Dennis Under 20s Player of the Year for his Australian U20 performances.

    McCauley is no stranger to HBF Park, having also made his Super Rugby debut for the Waratahs against the Force, in his case in the final round of the 2017 season.

    The 23-year-old is thrilled to make the move west and join the Force at such an exciting time.

    “There’s a massive rugby culture in WA and a lot of exciting developments happening at the club,” McCauley explained.

    “There’s a lot of top level experienced players in this squad, including Tom Robertson who I’ve played alongside before.

    “I’m looking forward to reaching my full potential with the Western Force, so to be given the opportunity to do that here is great. I can’t wait to be a part of this proud club and contribute as much as I can.”

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    Speed on the outside and a lock,

    At this point any lock is a good signing.

    Still concerned about the stocks at 10 and we still need more numbers in the locks.

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