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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Tom Robertson is part way through a medical degree which he started in 2016. In 2020 it was reported he was doing part time study towards anaesthetics. I am guessing he is continuing in that direction here in Perth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSJ View Post
    Tom Robertson is part way through a medical degree which he started in 2016. In 2020 it was reported he was doing part time study towards anaesthetics. I am guessing he is continuing in that direction here in Perth?
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    I asked him about that on Friday night and he said the studies were on hold. But he seemed very positive about being here, very positive about the Force and very determined to do enough to be selected for the Wallabies again. He really seems like a decent guy and a credit to his family and the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveWA View Post
    I asked him about that on Friday night and he said the studies were on hold. But he seemed very positive about being here, very positive about the Force and very determined to do enough to be selected for the Wallabies again. He really seems like a decent guy and a credit to his family and the game.
    Isn't it amazing how after leaving the Tahs we find that complete muppets are actually great blokes?

    I claim no bias in that statement

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    Rodda on the Force:

    “I had a lot of good conversation with ‘Sambo’ (Tim Sampson) and the guys at the Force and I really liked the sound of their program.

    "They have a good bunch of guys there and I think it’s the best fit for me going over to Perth.”

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    Finally official confirmation Thrush, Holmes and Kahui to take on coaching roles for the next eighteen month.

    The Western Force is pleased to announce that experienced trio Greg Holmes, Jeremy Thrush and Richard Kahui will be taking on coaching responsibilities within the club and Western Australian state rugby.

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    Great news for rugby in WA and the academy program, great incentive to attract players to the program

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazzmania View Post
    Finally official confirmation Thrush, Holmes and Kahui to take on coaching roles for the next eighteen month.

    The Western Force is pleased to announce that experienced trio Greg Holmes, Jeremy Thrush and Richard Kahui will be taking on coaching responsibilities within the club and Western Australian state rugby.

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    Great news for rugby in WA and the academy program, great incentive to attract players to the program
    So are they no longer part of the playing group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    So are they no longer part of the playing group?
    This is an important question. In a perfect world they would be on the Wider Training Group so they can play but on reduced player salary. Made up with a coaching stipend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    So are they no longer part of the playing group?
    Certainly the plan back in ~April was that all three continue playing in a player-coach role. This is what Tony Lewis said in the Member's bar before one of the matches. Of course, over the course of the season things can change ...

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    It would make a great deal of sense for these 3 to be given coaching roles (that I assume don't fall under the salary cap) but have lightweight player contracts so we can afford monsters like mataele.

    Don't know whether this is how it works but it makes sense.

    Can't wait for Ra to retrospectively change the rules so they can fine us for doing something that was legal again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheikh View Post
    Certainly the plan back in ~April was that all three continue playing in a player-coach role. This is what Tony Lewis said in the Member's bar before one of the matches. Of course, over the course of the season things can change ...
    I was there that night. Well every match actually. Don't recall his exact words but I took it that they would take a lesser on-field role. Wider playing group would be in that ball park.

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    At some stage they have already been announced as player signings for 2022, and states “Greg, Jeremy, and Richard have showcased their ability on the world stage for an extended period and enjoyed illustrious careers, but they’ve also shown great coaching and leadership potentials that hold them in good stead to eventually become part of the Western Force coaching staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    So are they no longer part of the playing group?
    On the basis of their efforts this year I certainly hope so.

    All three are still worthy of selection when they are fit and still offer the best match-day option.

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    Coaches for 2022 updated and Santiago Merdano will be the only Argie to return to the squad after Rugby Champs, all others have been contracted elsewhere.

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    You can probably drop Jake Ball 2021 off the list

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