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    2007 AUSTRALIAN RUGBY TRAIN ON SQUAD ANNOUNCED

    2007 AUSTRALIAN RUGBY TRAIN ON SQUAD ANNOUNCED

    Qantas Wallabies Coach John Connolly and fellow selectors Scott Johnson and Michael O’Connor have announced a 59-man train on squad for the 2007 Wallaby and Australia A campaign.

    Players in the train on squad will continue training in their home states until a reduced squad of forty (40) players is selected to attend a three-day training camp in Sydney from May 15-17.

    Train on squad players are listed in alphabetical order under their Super 14 team.

    FORCE (14)
    Richard Brown
    Ryan Cross
    Matt Giteau
    Gareth Hardy
    James Hilgendorf
    Digby Ioane
    Drew Mitchell
    Junior Pelesasa
    David Pocock
    Nathan Sharpe
    Cameron Shepherd
    Scott Staniforth
    Troy Takiari
    Rudi Vedelago

    REDS (9)
    Berrick Barnes, Rodney Blake, Mitchell Chapman, Quade Cooper, Sam Cordingley, James Horwill, Hugh McMeniman, Stephen Moore, John Roe

    BRUMBIES (17)
    Adam Ashley-Cooper, Alister Campbell, Mark Chisholm, Mark Gerrard, George Gregan, Nic Henderson, Stephen Hoiles, Julian Huxley, Stephen Larkham, Stirling Mortlock, Jeremy Paul, Clyde Rathbone, Julian Salvi, Guy Shepherdson, George Smith, Jone Tawake, Adam Wallace-Harrison

    WARATAHS (19)
    Al Baxter, Kurtley Beale, Will Caldwell, Matt Dunning, Rocky Elsom, Adam Freier, Josh Holmes, David Lyons, Sam Norton-Knight, Wycliff Palu, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Benn Robinson, Brett Sheehan, Lote Tuqiri, Morgan Turinui, Lachlan Turner, Josh Valentine, Dan Vickerman, Phil Waugh

    A final Qantas Wallabies squad of thirty (30) players for the 2007 Bundaberg Rum Rugby Series will be announced on Sunday 20 May.

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    wtf is rodzilla doing in that list ?

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    what are so many tahs doing in that list

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    no henjak

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    Quote Originally Posted by main game
    what are so many tahs doing in that list
    Inanimate tackle bags can only train you for so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by main game
    what are so many tahs doing in that list
    hehe I thought exactly the same thing . No Henjak, no McIsaac.......though the latter doesn't surprise me. The fourteen who have been given a chance are all deserving, and hopefully most of them are named in the 30-man squad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter
    no henjak
    Shit! That MUST be an oversight, surely.

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    I remember last year that Josh Valentine was overlooked for the train on squad but drafted into the final squad...maybe the same will happen for Henjak?

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    That squad will definitely change, guys like Kanaar and Greg Holmes will get their chance from the ARC... I mean if Sheehan can make the squad, anyone can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by main game
    what are so many tahs doing in that list
    I see this list as the beginning of a slow crucification of McKenzie - i.e. they are saying that he has the player base but is doing nothing with it.

    The other interesting thing to watch is where will he play Cross, Stanners, Junior, Sheps and most of all Mitchell - many many people have said all season that Sir John is playing these people out of their best positions.

    Gitts my money is on him playing 9 with the occasional appearance at 12.

    Jak so deserves to be there - he has worked so hard and put up with more than his fair share of "negative comments/ some justified" and turned it around this year.

    The biggest thing for a fan as opposed to a fan like most of you is whether the lads gain something from this - maybes a different set of peps yelling at em will help them become more consistent, do the little things right get a better feeling for when to do a Richie McCaw - and make them better for next year

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    And as John Mitchell obviously forsaw last week ....no Matt Henjak.

    Very unwise move Wallabies.

    Blind Pugh can see that, considering his opposition, he should have a chance at the No2 halfback position so its obviously not a decision which was based on Henjaks ability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagerian
    That squad will definitely change, guys like Kanaar and Greg Holmes will get their chance from the ARC...
    I don't really see that, Sage. There's only about 3 weeks between the start of the ARC and the RWC. The final squad will probably have to be announced at the completion of the Tri Nations at the end of July, i'd imagine.

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    what the hell are they thinking of with no depth around Australia how do they leave Henjak out of the squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta
    I don't really see that, Sage. There's only about 3 weeks between the start of the ARC and the RWC. The final squad will probably have to be announced at the completion of the Tri Nations at the end of July, i'd imagine.
    Yeah sorry, you're right. The timing of the ARC is probably too late, but I'm still certain that squad will change.

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    I have no idea what D Mitchell is doing in that squad. If the Force had another game to play surely he would benched or dropped. I don't think he would be an automatic choice in Sydney first grade. He can't kick (but wants to play fullback) he can't catch (but wants to play fullback) and he is too light to be effective in defence. He is not a Super 14 player and the fact that J Mitchell kept him at 15 for the season has robbed the Force badly. Add to that Spanner played out of position in all but one game and the Coach has to take a large portion of the blame for what has be considered a disappointing season.

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