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    From the Leicester Mercury

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    Hegarty has reportedly signed a one-season deal at Western Force, who have been active in their recruitment recently. The Perth side signed Curtis Rona from London Irish as well as former Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Folau Fainga’a, Chiefs flyer Chase Tiatia, Rebels back-rower and captain Michael Wells and second-rower Jeremy Williams from the Waratahs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFDom View Post
    From the Leicester Mercury

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/s...egarty-7292632

    Hegarty has reportedly signed a one-season deal at Western Force, who have been active in their recruitment recently. The Perth side signed Curtis Rona from London Irish as well as former Brumbies and Wallabies hooker Folau Fainga’a, Chiefs flyer Chase Tiatia, Rebels back-rower and captain Michael Wells and second-rower Jeremy Williams from the Waratahs.
    To be honest I think this is a bit of circular reporting.

    I expect the Merc saw the story in the West yesterday on Hegarty that referenced Rona seeking an exit from his contract and being linked with the Force, then turned that into "fact" that he had signed for us as well.

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    I hope the Rona signing is legit. Thats something worth getting excited about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    I hope the Rona signing is legit. Thats something worth getting excited about.
    You’ve all just spent two years trying not to get Rona!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Although he isn't the marquee name I was hoping for Bryce Hegarty will provide a mentoring input to reesjan.

    Glad to see hodgos considering him bench not start.

    Fingers crossed for sio and Rona.

    Personally I think it is a bit harsh to sign someone and refer to them as a potential bench player

    I am sure Hegarty would have his sights set on better than that such taking over at 15 from Strachan

    If we can lock in Sio and Rona we are looking good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha Handy View Post
    Personally I think it is a bit harsh to sign someone and refer to them as a potential bench player
    Someone has to sit on the bench Buddha.And I'd be disappointed if a professional rugby player wasn't trying to attain the highest level he can, but the team needs a mentor/backup for reesjan, not a 1 year superstar who'll leave nothing behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha Handy View Post
    Personally I think it is a bit harsh to sign someone and refer to them as a potential bench player

    I am sure Hegarty would have his sights set on better than that such taking over at 15 from Strachan

    If we can lock in Sio and Rona we are looking good
    Except Sio is a loosehead and it's tightheads we have a greater need of (unless Robertson switches permanently).

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    Robertson went okay in the Aus As. I have a feeling he started out on the TH side. I wasn't a big fan of Medrano, so I figure it's worth a crack.

    Sio and Rona would be awesome. It'd really add to two areas of need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha Handy View Post
    Personally I think it is a bit harsh to sign someone and refer to them as a potential bench player

    I am sure Hegarty would have his sights set on better than that such taking over at 15 from Strachan
    It seems that successful teams are picking and building a full-game strategy for 23 players.
    Not just a 15 player game with replacements.
    Quite looking forward to re-building of the WF SR franchise.

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    A Bench player seems like a detrimental term. And back a while it probably was.

    "You weren't good enough to make the first 15. But we have a spot for you on the bench."

    Nowadays. Modern teams, Successful teams refer to the bench players as replacements or Finishers. Players who are able to give their all for the team for the last 20-40 minutes. To punch that final nail in the opposition's coffin.

    It's all about perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    A Bench player seems like a detrimental term. And back a while it probably was.

    "You weren't good enough to make the first 15. But we have a spot for you on the bench."

    Nowadays. Modern teams, Successful teams refer to the bench players as replacements or Finishers. Players who are able to give their all for the team for the last 20-40 minutes. To punch that final nail in the opposition's coffin.

    It's all about perspective.
    ...and sports science. These days they provide detailed analyses of athletes' various areas of strength, speed, explosiveness, endurance etc.

    Pete Samu is the epitome of a devastating "finisher"

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    Has there been any official word about Curtis Rona's move to the Force?

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    There is a strong rumour circulating that Ox, Mrs Ox and two mini Oxs will be in Perth for the 2023 season and beyond

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    Another coup for the Force!

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