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Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:07 am
kiap wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:06 am
Ali's Choice wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:56 pm So the Wallaby team is being named on Sunday. Will there be any bolters or surprise selections?

Do people think the Australian teams' likely 2-23 record against NZ teams in TT Super Rugby will impact on player's confidence leading up to the Bledisloe series?
Is Jimmy Doleman reffing? If so, oui.
Egon Doleman doesn't need to referee anymore. Apparently he's come in to quite a bit of money over the past 12 hours and he's now retiring to the Bahamas.
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Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:49 pm Jesus.

Who. Would. You. Pick. At. 6?
I will take the liberty of answering on His behalf.

LSL at 6, Valetini to come on at 60 or even earlier to go berserk. LSL into the middle of the row.

We are a bit worried about the lineouts, would prefer to start with the best possible targets, all things being equal.
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wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:18 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:49 pm Jesus.

Who. Would. You. Pick. At. 6?
I will take the liberty of answering on His behalf.

LSL at 6, Valetini to come on at 60 or even earlier to go berserk. LSL into the middle of the row.

We are a bit worried about the lineouts, would prefer to start with the best possible targets, all things being equal.
If defense is the issue, LSL has been shown up massively at 6 due to lacking pace...
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Zakar wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:38 am
wamberal wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:18 am
Zakar wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:49 pm Jesus.

Who. Would. You. Pick. At. 6?
I will take the liberty of answering on His behalf.

LSL at 6, Valetini to come on at 60 or even earlier to go berserk. LSL into the middle of the row.

We are a bit worried about the lineouts, would prefer to start with the best possible targets, all things being equal.
If defense is the issue, LSL has been shown up massively at 6 due to lacking pace...

Yep, lacks the mobility to be a test backrower...

He is also a much, much better lock... which is a position we're light on talent for.
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Hmm might be time for an SOS over to one Ned Hanigan hey Sluggy?
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Only watched a bit of the Brums game yesterday and the scrum looked shaky. How was it later in the game when FF came on?
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Valentini is just coming out of his shell. With Hooper and Wilson following him around life should be good……and get better.
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Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:37 am Only watched a bit of the Brums game yesterday and the scrum looked shaky. How was it later in the game when FF came on?
No FF... Billy Pollard on the bench.

They did put on a couple of strong scrums at some point in the second half, but I can't recall off the top of my head who the personnel were?

Having said that their scrum looked alright early in the match, but then quickly went to shit...

They're really missing Slipper and Neville.

Hopefully Lonergan is spending extra time packing scrums at training, because his all round game otherwise is excellent.
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Slim 293 wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:18 pm
Ellafan wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:53 pm
shanky wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:17 pm I hear that Valetini doesn’t do push ups

Instead, he pushes the Earth down.
You know, I fully expect that after the Wallabies lose against NZ 5-blot in this year's further expanded Bledisloe, after Ritchie Mo'uaga scores 8 tries down the blind off set piece scrum moves, Slimmy, towny, Zakar et al will all be in here telling me that valetini is the best #6 of all time, and there is nothing wrong with his defence.

Is Valetini actually on the field in this example? Or have you, again, confused him for another player of PI appearance?

Sluggy... the slender Gordon Bray?
Throwing out false accusations of racism is a low, shitcunt act Slim. It is the sort of thing that low intellect fucktards like Towny and the toxic grub do - smartarses who are possessed of too low an IQ to know any better, or actually deploy some wit.

You can be better than that.
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Farva wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:12 am Hmm might be time for an SOS over to one Ned Hanigan hey Sluggy?
Idiot.

You also, are capable of better. You have recently lowered yourself to the moron level of posters in the low IQ zone. Lift your game.
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Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 am Valentini is just coming out of his shell. With Hooper and Wilson following him around life should be good……and get better.
Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am
Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 am Valentini is just coming out of his shell. With Hooper and Wilson following him around life should be good……and get better.
Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
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Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am
Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 am Valentini is just coming out of his shell. With Hooper and Wilson following him around life should be good……and get better.
Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
What? Your team got arse f**ked last night. Your attempt to talk them up is a bit pathetic.
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am
Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 am Valentini is just coming out of his shell. With Hooper and Wilson following him around life should be good……and get better.
Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
What? Your team got arse f**ked last night. Your attempt to talk them up is a bit pathetic.
What are you actually defending ....shirely not any Tahs players....the worst of anything Oz has produced in pro rugby ...get off the stage.
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Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.
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While I'm on a roll saying stuff people will give me shit for, Carter Gordon is a very classy young fly-half. Only 20 years old too. Watch that space.
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Yeah Carter Gordon has been brilliant for Rebels, one of the shining lights in a pretty poor season for Rebels. Can control the backline, can put players through gaps and not afraid to tackle players. Shame he only got to play a few games. They really should have started him ages ago as Toomua has been rubbish most of the year.

I think between Gordon, Harrsion, the other Tahs flyhalf and Lolesio, the flyhalf position is looking pretty good.
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grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am
Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:38 am Valentini is just coming out of his shell. With Hooper and Wilson following him around life should be good……and get better.
Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
What? Your team got arse f**ked last night. Your attempt to talk them up is a bit pathetic.
What are you actually defending ....shirely not any Tahs players....the worst of anything Oz has produced in pro rugby ...get off the stage.
I have not suggested a tahs player should be picked now, The young guy who plays 6/8 needs to be worked up in the wobs squad, and will quite likely be a 100 test Wallaby and captain in future years, but he needs to serve his apprenticeship.

In the meantime according to zakar and slimmy we need to pick blokes who would be front rowers in rugba loig, because they do good ball carrying hit ups. Unfortunately they can't move 3m laterally to make a tackle, but apparently we're supposed to overlook that.

The ABs are going to humiliate our team if Rennie doesn't teach Valetini & co how to get off the scrum fast and move his bulk into the inside blind channel. This would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
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TranceNRG wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:52 pm Yeah Carter Gordon has been brilliant for Rebels, one of the shining lights in a pretty poor season for Rebels. Can control the backline, can put players through gaps and not afraid to tackle players. Shame he only got to play a few games. They really should have started him ages ago as Toomua has been rubbish most of the year.

I think between Gordon, Harrsion, the other Tahs flyhalf and Lolesio, the flyhalf position is looking pretty good.
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TranceNRG wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:52 pm Yeah Carter Gordon has been brilliant for Rebels, one of the shining lights in a pretty poor season for Rebels. Can control the backline, can put players through gaps and not afraid to tackle players. Shame he only got to play a few games. They really should have started him ages ago as Toomua has been rubbish most of the year.

I think between Gordon, Harrsion, the other Tahs flyhalf and Lolesio, the flyhalf position is looking pretty good.
Harrison is pretty average, but he can consistently slot kicks at goal which is worth it's weight in gold and something I've been banging on about for literally a decade. It's a must-have in the squad, even if you leave a more talented player out to make room for the goal-kicker. It's that important. It's so important that there hasn't been a world-beating rugby team in living memory without an outstanding - not good, an absolutely outstanding - goal-kicker.

I'm not saying Harrison is awesome, just that ability adds a lot of weight to his value. Even if that guy is not kicking goals, just the threat completely changes the gameplan for the other team.
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:52 pm
grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am

Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
What? Your team got arse f**ked last night. Your attempt to talk them up is a bit pathetic.
What are you actually defending ....shirely not any Tahs players....the worst of anything Oz has produced in pro rugby ...get off the stage.
I have not suggested a tahs player should be picked now, The young guy who plays 6/8 needs to be worked up in the wobs squad, and will quite likely be a 100 test Wallaby and captain in future years, but he needs to serve his apprenticeship.

In the meantime according to zakar and slimmy we need to pick blokes who would be front rowers in rugba loig, because they do good ball carrying hit ups. Unfortunately they can't move 3m laterally to make a tackle, but apparently we're supposed to overlook that.

The ABs are going to humiliate our team if Rennie doesn't teach Valetini & co how to get off the scrum fast and move his bulk into the inside blind channel. This would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.

You’re the Mick Mannock of Australian rugby threads…

Just keep asking those questions…
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.

It’s Swinton’s 4th red card in 2 years…

He generally gives away too many penalties, hasn’t made a lot of impact in attack or defence all year, and he needs to massively up his work rate.

That red card might’ve been the first ruck he was sighted at for a while, and as Aussie Mick up there would say - “it’s not rugby loig.”
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Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:26 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.

It’s Swinton’s 4th red card in 2 years…

He generally gives away too many penalties, hasn’t made a lot of impact in attack or defence all year, and he needs to massively up his work rate.

That red card might’ve been the first ruck he was sighted at for a while, and as Aussie Mick up there would say - “it’s not rugby loig.”
You're right the red cards are a significant problem. Swinton has had one job since his enormous Wallaby debut: prove you can do it without being a liability. And he's fluffed that. He must be spewing and will be lucky if he makes the squad because of that alone.

The rest of it I dunno what you're watching. You reckon he's not putting in enough? Weird perspective but okay.
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.
He is quality but…………another red card? You cant risk that in a test. He needs to do a Tolu Latu type turnaround. I doubt he will be available for France, if they come.

Rennie will give him a run when available.
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:52 pm
grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am

Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
What? Your team got arse f**ked last night. Your attempt to talk them up is a bit pathetic.
What are you actually defending ....shirely not any Tahs players....the worst of anything Oz has produced in pro rugby ...get off the stage.
I have not suggested a tahs player should be picked now, The young guy who plays 6/8 needs to be worked up in the wobs squad, and will quite likely be a 100 test Wallaby and captain in future years, but he needs to serve his apprenticeship.

In the meantime according to zakar and slimmy we need to pick blokes who would be front rowers in rugba loig, because they do good ball carrying hit ups. Unfortunately they can't move 3m laterally to make a tackle, but apparently we're supposed to overlook that.

The ABs are going to humiliate our team if Rennie doesn't teach Valetini & co how to get off the scrum fast and move his bulk into the inside blind channel. This would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
It’s hard to get off it fast when its going backwards or under pressure. Hopefully Rennie and co can put together a decent scrum. It’s Valentini then daylight at 6 or you could switch he and Wilson around. Wilson is more skilled as an 8 controlling the pill at the base and should stay there.
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Good call on Carter Gordon - def a player to watch.

Is Uru (spelling?) - the Fijian/Aussie lock - back rower available?

At least he’s a good line out option and supports a fast game (if that’s what Aus are playing).

Not sure what strategy Rennie is building but I hope it’s a fast / passing game.
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Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:52 pm
grievous wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Slim 293 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Ellafan wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:17 am

Which one is making the blindside tackles from the set pieces?

Valetini made a great try saving tackle off the scrum last night…

You probably missed it because it wasn’t Henry Stowers.
What? Your team got arse f**ked last night. Your attempt to talk them up is a bit pathetic.
What are you actually defending ....shirely not any Tahs players....the worst of anything Oz has produced in pro rugby ...get off the stage.
I have not suggested a tahs player should be picked now, The young guy who plays 6/8 needs to be worked up in the wobs squad, and will quite likely be a 100 test Wallaby and captain in future years, but he needs to serve his apprenticeship.

In the meantime according to zakar and slimmy we need to pick blokes who would be front rowers in rugba loig, because they do good ball carrying hit ups. Unfortunately they can't move 3m laterally to make a tackle, but apparently we're supposed to overlook that.

The ABs are going to humiliate our team if Rennie doesn't teach Valetini & co how to get off the scrum fast and move his bulk into the inside blind channel. This would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
Valetini is an excellent defender.

Its his running game that's only really come on this year.
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Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:09 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.
He is quality but…………another red card? You cant risk that in a test. He needs to do a Tolu Latu type turnaround. I doubt he will be available for France, if they come.

Rennie will give him a run when available.
He’s ‘quality’, but then he makes no metres and gets penalised constantly

But we know ‘nothing’ about rugby, from a poster who complains constantly about people ‘playing the man’, while constantly doing that exact thing

lolwut

It’s like we’re in the hall of fcking mirrors at Luna Park

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Okay boys, selection day. Who can suggest a bolter who is going to make today's squad from out of left field?

Btw, given the NZ teams won 23 of the 25 TT matches, if Rennie can put together a Wallaby team that's even remotely competitive with the AB's then he will be doing extremely well, and Ian Foster should be put down and rendered into dripping.
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shanky wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:27 pm
Olo wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:09 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.
He is quality but…………another red card? You cant risk that in a test. He needs to do a Tolu Latu type turnaround. I doubt he will be available for France, if they come.

Rennie will give him a run when available.
He’s ‘quality’, but then he makes no metres and gets penalised constantly

But we know ‘nothing’ about rugby, from a poster who complains constantly about people ‘playing the man’, while constantly doing that exact thing

lolwut

It’s like we’re in the hall of fcking mirrors at Luna Park

:lol:
:lol: Because I called one guy "Sherlock" as a joke and said some unnamed people wouldn't know a blindside "from a bar of soap"? I'm sure you've heard worse than that.

I'm pretty tame when it comes to piling shit on people. At least I try to be.

Whatever. You don't rate Swinton, fine. I do. His running game is fine. His stats -- and measuring players by stats is over-rated -- weren't even bad, especially in a team that got smashed. And I agree he needs to control his aggro to get to the next level and will be lucky to get a spot on the back of another red card when his whole mission this year was to prove he isn't a liability in that regard.

I won't be shocked if he does though. Especially since that red was pretty arguable. When he's available after whatever sanctions he cops. He is young and has a lot to offer.
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I’d say Lonergan but we already know he’s in

I’ll pick Uru, and maybe that 6 from the Brumbies (Stowers?)
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shanky wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:50 pm I’d say Lonergan but we already know he’s in

I’ll pick Uru, and maybe that 6 from the Brumbies (Stowers?)
Sluggy will be pissed!
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Ali's Choice wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:48 pm Okay boys, selection day. Who can suggest a bolter who is going to make today's squad from out of left field?

Btw, given the NZ teams won 23 of the 25 TT matches, if Rennie can put together a Wallaby team that's even remotely competitive with the AB's then he will be doing extremely well, and Ian Foster should be put down and rendered into dripping.
Not sure its a complete bolter, but I think we'll see Nos Longeran
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Mog The Almighty wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 4:56 pm Swinton is quality those lads giving him shit wouldn't know a blindside flanker from a bar of soap.

There's a problem there with a bit too much uncontrolled aggression, but that's a f-ck load better than too little aggro. Once he gets a handle on that he's going to be a star. If it wasn't for that red card in the dying minutes he would have nailed-down his place in the squad with his performance today. As it happens he may well have brain-farted his way out of the squad. Them's the breaks sometimes.

If he's available he might still get selected. But probably not.

I wouldn't be shocked either way. But if he does happen to be given a chance, I look forwards to having a laugh at the the howls of protest on PR.
I'm giving him shit because he's red card penalty magnet. He's quality otherwise.

However, its kind of like praising a sports car that's got great acceleration, corners beautifully, but they just forgot to install brakes. Its kind of a big deal.
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Here we go... a 38 man squad, but still a few surprises in there:

Wallabies squad for 2021 eToro France Series (Test caps, Harvey Norman Super Rugby side and age)

*Uncapped players


Allan Alaalatoa (43, Brumbies, 27)
Tom Banks (11, Brumbies, 26)
Angus Bell (3, NSW Waratahs, 20)
Filipo Daugunu (5, Queensland Reds, 26)
Pone Fa’amausili* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
Lalakai Foketi* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 26)
Jake Gordon (5, NSW Waratahs, 27)
Reece Hodge (45, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
Michael Hooper (c) (105, Verblitz/NSW Waratahs, 29)
Len Ikitau* (uncapped, Brumbies, 22)
Feleti Kaitu’u* (uncapped, Western Force, 26)
Andrew Kellaway* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 25)
Marika Koroibete (34, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
Rob Leota* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 24)
Noah Lolesio (2, Brumbies, 21)
Lachlan Lonergan* (uncapped, Brumbies, 21)
Tate McDermott (2, Queensland Reds, 22)
Fraser McReight (1, Queensland Reds, 22)
Andy Muirhead* (uncapped, Brumbies, 28)
Isi Naisarani (8, Melbourne Rebels, 26)
James O’Connor (55, Queensland Reds, 30)
Brandon Paenga-Amosa (9, Queensland Reds, 25)
Hunter Paisami (6, Queensland Reds, 23)
Izaia Perese* (uncapped, NSW Waratahs, 24)
Matt Philip (9 Tests, Pau/Melbourne Rebels, 27)
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (25, Queensland Reds, 24)
Scott Sio (68, Brumbies, 29)
James Slipper (100, Brumbies, 32)
Darcy Swain* (uncapped, Brumbies, 23)
Lachie Swinton (1, NSW Waratahs, 24)
Sitaleki Timani (18, Western Force, 34)
Matt To’omua (54, Melbourne Rebels, 31)
Taniela Tupou (25, Queensland Reds, 25)
Rob Valetini (4 Tests, Brumbies, 22)
Michael Wells* (uncapped, Melbourne Rebels, 28)
Nic White (37, Brumbies, 31)
Harry Wilson (6, Queensland Reds, 21)
Tom Wright (3, Brumbies, 23)
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Simone's form has certainly been mixed this year, but surprised to see Foketi there in his place.
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A few of those will drop out through injury/suspension. Bases are pretty well covered.
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Just noticed Hosea didn't make the cut... big surprise - he and the Neville were the two best locks in Super Rugby Au.
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Hosea seems very unlucky to miss out. I'd take him over Swain and Timani every day of the week. Be interested to hear what the issue with him is.

Happy for Melbourne boys like Pone and Leota, the pathways are working. Excited for Kellaway too, I think he's a proper player.

Some fun players in there, wonder what the 23 ends up looking like.
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A few players in there Im a little surprised about. Foketi is very lucky, and so is Swinton. Really surprisd at Kelleway and for me Muirhead is a great player that I think has peaked at super level. But happy to be proved wrong.

Surprised at no Hosea and Ive been very impressed with Leota so glad he gets a shot.

Well, enough of the partisan stuff now, time to get behind the team!
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