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WHEN:
Saturday 25th Sept

WHERE:
Townsville, Australia
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VENUE:
Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
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KICK OFF:

Townsville, Bris, Syd - 8.05pm
Perth - 6.05pm
Buenos Aires - 7.05am
Welly - 10.05pm
London - 11.05am
Cape Town - 12.05pm

CURTAIN RAISER:

New Zealand v South Africa (5pm)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

Referee: Matthew Carley (RFU)
AR1:
AR2:
TMO:

TEAMS:

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Doesn't Townsville look pretty in that pic in the OP?
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:17 am Doesn't Townsville look pretty in that pic in the OP?
A miniature Cape Town?

without the Mumbai sub district
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kiap wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:37 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:17 am Doesn't Townsville look pretty in that pic in the OP?
A miniature Cape Town?

without the Mumbai sub district
Cape Town is probably safer ;)
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:39 am
kiap wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:37 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:17 am Doesn't Townsville look pretty in that pic in the OP?
A miniature Cape Town?

without the Mumbai sub district
Cape Town is probably safer ;)
Is that why Towny is a right 'ard man on teh interwebs?

Grew up on the mean streets...
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:17 am Doesn't Townsville look pretty in that pic in the OP?
Yep it's a shame when you actually get into the place isn't it? :lol:
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Much like this weekend I expect the curtain raiser will actually end up being the main event.
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Ms MungoSpouse & I were keen on a Townsville trip to see this. Yeah nah left it too late. Forgot it was over the school hols, didn’t I? Everything booked out to the bejaysus.

Pity, tho’. I enjoyed watching the Reds - Chiefs game at Cun Tree Bank Stadium.
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MungoMan wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:07 am Ms MungoSpouse & I were keen on a Townsville trip to see this. Yeah nah left it too late. Forgot it was over the school hols, didn’t I? Everything booked out to the bejaysus.

Pity, tho’. I enjoyed watching the Reds - Chiefs game at Cun Tree Bank Stadium.
Return match v Argies on the Goldie anyway the following week, innit.

re Townsville these days - your assessment?

My only recollection is of driving through the place heading further north, ... and that was last century.
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kiap wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:24 am
MungoMan wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:07 am Ms MungoSpouse & I were keen on a Townsville trip to see this. Yeah nah left it too late. Forgot it was over the school hols, didn’t I? Everything booked out to the bejaysus.

Pity, tho’. I enjoyed watching the Reds - Chiefs game at Cun Tree Bank Stadium.
Return match v Argies on the Goldie anyway the following week, innit.

re Townsville these days - your assessment?

My only recollection is of driving through the place heading further north, ... and that was last century.
I've been there a few times recently for work. It's a nice enough coastal city/town. I quite like the inner city area and surrounds. It's a pretty rough joint after dark though. It also barely rains there...go an hour north and you get 7 metres of rain a year but it's dry af in Townsville.
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Thomas wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:54 am
kiap wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:24 am
MungoMan wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:07 am Ms MungoSpouse & I were keen on a Townsville trip to see this. Yeah nah left it too late. Forgot it was over the school hols, didn’t I? Everything booked out to the bejaysus.

Pity, tho’. I enjoyed watching the Reds - Chiefs game at Cun Tree Bank Stadium.
Return match v Argies on the Goldie anyway the following week, innit.

re Townsville these days - your assessment?

My only recollection is of driving through the place heading further north, ... and that was last century.
I've been there a few times recently for work. It's a nice enough coastal city/town. I quite like the inner city area and surrounds. It's a pretty rough joint after dark though. It also barely rains there...go an hour north and you get 7 metres of rain a year but it's dry af in Townsville.
:thumbup: Seems about right
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Actually, looks like the indigenous jersey is being worn for this game.

Green in, gold out.

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Btw I really like your OP and thread title format Kiap. Comcise and functional and without pretence :thumbup:
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Was there a few years back to stay on Magnetic island, thought it looked a nice place to live, CBD seemed to have seen better days, business' closed especially on Flinders st. It needs to stay on RA plans and continue to hold matched=s here, its only 4k less than Melbourne so nothing is lost by Melbourne not always getting a test.
Just drop Gold Coast, its the worst, they shouldn't be getting another game it could be been MacKay or Rockhampton.
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:06 am Btw I really like your OP and thread title format Kiap. Comcise and functional and without pretence :thumbup:
:thumbup: I thought you'd like it!

The pictures really make it 'pop' as well... ;)
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Anyway, back to the match

I'm going to say this bloke is a 90% chance of being in this weekend's 23 and is at 50% to be in the starting 15.

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kiap wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:32 pm Anyway, back to the match

I'm going to say this bloke is a 90% chance of being in this weekend's 23 and is at 50% to be in the starting 15.

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I’d say you are right but most likely as a replacement 7 from the bench to give Hoops a bit of a rest. Did you see him going around congratulating the boys after the game? He is considerably smaller than both Swinton and Valentini (Wilson too)and looks to have lost bulk since being in Japan. That was just my initial impression and it could be wrong.
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I think this will be a cracker of a game.
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I hope Muirhead gets a chance - would be great considering it's indigenous round, and Bank's injury has opened up a back three spot. JOC or Hodge may start, but Muirhead could come off the bench.
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Olo wrote: Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:47 pm I’d say you are right but most likely as a replacement 7 from the bench to give Hoops a bit of a rest. Did you see him going around congratulating the boys after the game? He is considerably smaller than both Swinton and Valentini (Wilson too)and looks to have lost bulk since being in Japan. That was just my initial impression and it could be wrong.
I didn't catch the aftergame ... but extrapolating from Drennie's comments (not bankable, obvs.) I just reckon Swinton will be 'rotated out' ... time will tell soon enough. :uhoh:

On the Argies, they will bring more in attack than the box-kick Boks and will give a better view on whether the Wobs defence is actually on the improve.
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kiap wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:23 amOn the Argies, they will bring more in attack than the box-kick Boks and will give a better view on whether the Wobs defence is actually on the improve.
You might be expecting a bit too much from LP.

The team hasn't been clicking, the defense has softened (they spent the first 3 1/2 matches drifting and only started putting a bit of pressure on the offense in the 2nd half of this weekend's game, when NZ was already disjointed.

We usually have our worst performances against Oz, and I fret this time it could be the same. Ledesma doesn't seem to be in touch with his locker room...
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I agree that Swinton gets a rest but more likely Samu or Wilson as a direct replacement with McMahon coming on to the bench
As we match up well with the Boks traditionally Los Pumas do the same with us. I expect a tougher match this and next week.
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Olo wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:40 pm I agree that Swinton gets a rest but more likely Samu or Wilson as a direct replacement with McMahon coming on to the bench
As we match up well with the Boks traditionally Los Pumas do the same with us. I expect a tougher match this and next week.
Swinton is a genuine lineout option though...lose him and replace him with Samu and you lose that. Maybe Wilson with Samu on the bench again?

I agree in that I think the Argies will provide more of a threat around the park than the Boks. It'll be interesting to see how our defence goes.
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Wilson must be champing at the bit!
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Thomas wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:19 pm
Olo wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:40 pm I agree that Swinton gets a rest but more likely Samu or Wilson as a direct replacement with McMahon coming on to the bench
As we match up well with the Boks traditionally Los Pumas do the same with us. I expect a tougher match this and next week.
Swinton is a genuine lineout option though...lose him and replace him with Samu and you lose that. Maybe Wilson with Samu on the bench again?

I agree in that I think the Argies will provide more of a threat around the park than the Boks. It'll be interesting to see how our defence goes.
If you had to rate the current backrow options based on lineout ability, probably something like:

LSL (is he crocked?)
Swinton
Wilson
Leota
Samu
Valetini
McMahon
McReight
Hooper

Suggests that we'll see Wilson and Valetini versus Argentina if Wilson is recovered from his knock.

If you were desperate you could pop Frost at 6. He's got the speed.
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Zakar wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:30 pm
Thomas wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:19 pm
Olo wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:40 pm I agree that Swinton gets a rest but more likely Samu or Wilson as a direct replacement with McMahon coming on to the bench
As we match up well with the Boks traditionally Los Pumas do the same with us. I expect a tougher match this and next week.
Swinton is a genuine lineout option though...lose him and replace him with Samu and you lose that. Maybe Wilson with Samu on the bench again?

I agree in that I think the Argies will provide more of a threat around the park than the Boks. It'll be interesting to see how our defence goes.
If you had to rate the current backrow options based on lineout ability, probably something like:

LSL (is he crocked?)
Swinton
Wilson
Leota
Samu
Valetini
McMahon
McReight
Hooper

Suggests that we'll see Wilson and Valetini versus Argentina if Wilson is recovered from his knock.

If you were desperate you could pop Frost at 6. He's got the speed.
Liam Wright is in the squad too.
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Thomas wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:35 pm
Zakar wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:30 pm
Thomas wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:19 pm
Olo wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:40 pm I agree that Swinton gets a rest but more likely Samu or Wilson as a direct replacement with McMahon coming on to the bench
As we match up well with the Boks traditionally Los Pumas do the same with us. I expect a tougher match this and next week.
Swinton is a genuine lineout option though...lose him and replace him with Samu and you lose that. Maybe Wilson with Samu on the bench again?

I agree in that I think the Argies will provide more of a threat around the park than the Boks. It'll be interesting to see how our defence goes.
If you had to rate the current backrow options based on lineout ability, probably something like:

LSL (is he crocked?)
Swinton
Wilson
Leota
Samu
Valetini
McMahon
McReight
Hooper

Suggests that we'll see Wilson and Valetini versus Argentina if Wilson is recovered from his knock.

If you were desperate you could pop Frost at 6. He's got the speed.
Liam Wright is in the squad too.
Cheers. He's pretty good in the lineout - I'd slot him above Leota.

You would lose a lot of physicality starting him at 6 in a test though.
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Zakar wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:42 pm
Thomas wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:35 pm
Zakar wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:30 pm
Thomas wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:19 pm
Olo wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:40 pm I agree that Swinton gets a rest but more likely Samu or Wilson as a direct replacement with McMahon coming on to the bench
As we match up well with the Boks traditionally Los Pumas do the same with us. I expect a tougher match this and next week.
Swinton is a genuine lineout option though...lose him and replace him with Samu and you lose that. Maybe Wilson with Samu on the bench again?

I agree in that I think the Argies will provide more of a threat around the park than the Boks. It'll be interesting to see how our defence goes.
If you had to rate the current backrow options based on lineout ability, probably something like:

LSL (is he crocked?)
Swinton
Wilson
Leota
Samu
Valetini
McMahon
McReight
Hooper

Suggests that we'll see Wilson and Valetini versus Argentina if Wilson is recovered from his knock.

If you were desperate you could pop Frost at 6. He's got the speed.
Liam Wright is in the squad too.
Cheers. He's pretty good in the lineout - I'd slot him above Leota.

You would lose a lot of physicality starting him at 6 in a test though.
Needs an "NBA body"... jump plus physical presence.

Fergus Lee-Warner should be in the squad.
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Puma wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:19 pm
kiap wrote: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:23 amOn the Argies, they will bring more in attack than the box-kick Boks and will give a better view on whether the Wobs defence is actually on the improve.
You might be expecting a bit too much from LP.

The team hasn't been clicking, the defense has softened (they spent the first 3 1/2 matches drifting and only started putting a bit of pressure on the offense in the 2nd half of this weekend's game, when NZ was already disjointed.

We usually have our worst performances against Oz, and I fret this time it could be the same. Ledesma doesn't seem to be in touch with his locker room...
Los Pumas doing more with the ball, is what I'm trying to say. I think it's the case even with the new 10 feeding the backline.

The Bok tactic was to play offense without the ball ... heavy on contestable kicks to the opposition and trying to force the mistake then, when in range, maul it and slot any 3s ... A limited game plan that sort of worked but wasn't enough.
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My son's U10 team does more with the ball than the Springboks.
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Thomas wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:14 am My son's U10 team does more with the ball than the Springboks.
:nod: I can believe it!
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kiap wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:19 am
Thomas wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:14 am My son's U10 team does more with the ball than the Springboks.
:nod: I can believe it!
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OK, so Christy Doran has straight out selected Mad Dog for this weekend...

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The five words that reveal why returning Wallabies star is a keeper

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September 20th, 2021 7:44 pm

In five words, Sean McMahon gave a reminder of what he will bring when he makes his return for the Wallabies against Argentina on Saturday.

After flying to Townsville on Monday, the Wallabies hit the gym and McMahon gave an insight into his mad-as-a-cut-snake personality.

“Come on, you weak dog,” he yelled as he went through his 120kg bench press reps.

It is exactly the firebrand mentality the Wallabies need and why Dave Rennie says, “He’s my kinda guy.”

With just two home Tests remaining in 2021, McMahon is all but certain to face the Pumas.

Rennie might want to reward the men who saw the Wallabies to narrative-changing victories over the Springboks, but you don’t send an SOS to a man who was on route to Japan unless you plan on playing him.

Especially when that man has had an awkward relationship with Rugby Australia, after deciding to leave Australia in 2017 as a 23-year-old where he had already announced himself on the international stage with starring performances against the All Blacks and at the 2015 World Cup.

In addition, it can be revealed McMahon left his family in Japan for the opportunity to add to his 26 Tests.

His decision to sign with Suntory in Japan – the same club Eddie Jones took over in the late 1990s and has worked with ever since – was a devastating blow for Michael Cheika, who is cut from the same cloth as the former Wallabies coach.

But valued behind David Pocock and Michael Hooper, McMahon followed the same path as Liam Gill and left overseas.

In Japan, he would earn upwards of $1 million, but he would also play half the matches and spend months with his young family and rebuilding his body.

“You mentioned financial (reasons), but for my family it was a good opportunity to go do something different, go experience something different,” McMahon told reporters on Monday.

“There were other factors involved that are reasons for myself, but I haven’t got too much more on that, that was four-five years ago now.

“More focusing on the opportunity that I have now to be back and more importantly focusing on this weekend.”

Sources in Japan say the lifestyle of being able to play in the Top League for four months, holiday for four months and spend four months in pre-season is a compelling reason to join the competition and when deals are in some cases worth up to three-times as much as playing Down Under, it becomes a temptation too good to turn down.

But the decision to head overseas has likely extended his career.

“Yeah, it was definitely one of the mitigating factors was to try and let the body recover a bit,” McMahon said.

“As soon as I left school at 17, I went into a pretty crazy sevens program where I was thrashing the body and as soon as I got to 15s, I probably got thrown into that a lot quicker than I expected as well and that led to international duties, so the body had copped a fair hiding by the time I got to 2017.

“Japan’s done wonders for me and my body, it’s definitely extended my career by a year or two.

“I’m feeling fresh, it’s been good for me up in Japan, but I’m looking forward to the contact side of things back at international level to see if I’m still capable of standing up to the bid dogs.”

McMahon hasn’t simply just come back from the cold.

In late 2019, McMahon returned to the World Series sevens where he was one of Australia’s best in South Africa.

He would have liked to have gone to the Olympics had Covid not reared its head.

But it was witnessing the World Cup from close quarters in Japan, which reignited the fire in the belly to return to the Wallabies.

“There’s always times, especially when you’re watching a World Cup and it’s in Japan where I was, where you think it would be nice to be out there with your friends and be back under the big lights under such a big environment,” McMahon admitted.

“Probably that would be the only time (I thought) I wouldn’t mind getting back into it that very minute.”

Just how long McMahon remains with the Wallabies remains unclear.

He is set to appear in gold for the next two TRC matches and given the Wallabies’ first match on the Spring Tour is in Japan, he will likely face the Brave Blossoms too.

From there though, it is possible his return to international rugby could come to a pause with Rugby Australia not willing to throw the eligibility laws out completely.

With RA hoping to only pick two or three players who don’t already qualify under the Giteau Law, they would likely turn to a European player or two such as Rory Arnold for the Tests against Scotland, England and Wales.

Even still, that would probably be to the betterment of the Wallabies’ selectors and their 2023 World Cup plans because they could see how the likes of Arnold, and perhaps Will Skelton and Tolu Latu, are tracking in France.

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Straight swap for Swinton then? Wilson on the bench.

With the Wallabies building it may be the incentive he needs to return to Oz for the next RWC.
How are the eligibility rules going to be altered? So far we have had Duncan P, who by all accounts is now back in France, McMahon and Kerevi. Quade qualifies under games played. Are we sticking with two outside the guidelines? 3-4 might be better. I’m guessing Arnold and Latu will walk back in. Skelton not so much. It would be nice to take Kerevi on the EOYT.
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Olo wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:06 pm Straight swap for Swinton then? Wilson on the bench.
Dunno.

McMahon and Hooper (Mea culpa?) would be Pooper Mark II ... so who knows.

The eligibility changes haven't ben specified, have they? Reckon they'll just jury rig something to get the handful blokes they want.
Olo wrote: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:06 pm I’m guessing Arnold and Latu will walk back in. Skelton not so much. It would be nice to take Kerevi on the EOYT.
Kerevi is a keeper. Arnold is the big one.

I'm actually a fan of Skelton as a "bomb squad" option at RWC. Latu ... well, okay ... but not so much.
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Right. Nein wwos are onto it so we have:

15. Hodge

... er, the rest of the team TBA today.
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I like Skelton as a 19, but it means you need an excellent jumper as a 20.
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I reckon Swain is the full package, a young Arnold if you like but already excellent set piece and maul skills. I’d have him on the bench if not starting.
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Re: Rugby Championship: Wallabies vs Los Pumas: MATCH THREAD: Sat 25th Sept

Post by Farva »

1. James Slipper (108 Tests)

2. Folau Fainga’a (19 Tests)

3. Taniela Tupou (33 Tests)

4. Izack Rodda (28 Tests)

5. Matt Philip (17 Tests)

6. Rob Leota (1 Test)

7. Michael Hooper (c) (113 Tests)

8. Rob Valetini (12 Tests)

9. Nic White (41 Tests)

10. Quade Cooper (72 Tests)

11. Marika Koroibete (41 Tests)

12. Samu Kerevi (36 Tests)

13. Len Ikitau (7 Tests)

14. Andrew Kellaway (7 Tests)

15. Reece Hodge (51 Tests)

Replacements

16. Feleti Kaitu’u (2 Tests)

17. Angus Bell (10 Tests)

18. Tom Robertson (25 Tests)

19. Darcy Swain (7 Tests)

20. Pete Samu (13 Tests)

21. Tate McDermott (10 Tests)

22. James O’Connor (55 Tests)

23. Jordan Petaia (12 Tests)
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