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Larkham is back

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Steve Larkham is going to play for the Brumbies in the Brisbane 10's next year. Chris Latham will also be playing for the Reds.
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Brumbie_Steve wrote:Steve Larkham is going to play for the Brumbies in the Brisbane 10's next year. Chris Latham will also be playing for the Reds.
So the steppers and speedsters are going to target the old men for tries?
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:? Pretty sure I read somewhere that the teams are contractually obliged to field their strongest squads.
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BBB wrote::? Pretty sure I read somewhere that the teams are contractually obliged to field their strongest squads.
Given the Brumbies other options, he probably fits the bill.
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He probably still the best 10 in Australia, let alone the Brumbies
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Bindi wrote:He probably still the best 10 in Australia, let alone the Brumbies
You wouldn't think so watching the Brumbies. Jake White poisoned his mind! He's more machine now than man ...
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Nieghorn wrote:
Bindi wrote:He probably still the best 10 in Australia, let alone the Brumbies
You wouldn't think so watching the Brumbies. Jake White poisoned his mind! He's more machine now than man ...
True, for the Brumbies. But our attack under Larkham (for the Wallabies) flourished on the end-of-year tour. First time for many years.

Dare I say it, but the Aussie backline was scoring set-piece tries that you didn't (and won't) see from other teams. Other greatly lauded test teams. :o

Unfortunately we leaked a truckload of points to these opposition sides. x(
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kiap wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
Bindi wrote:He probably still the best 10 in Australia, let alone the Brumbies
You wouldn't think so watching the Brumbies. Jake White poisoned his mind! He's more machine now than man ...
True, for the Brumbies. But our attack under Larkham (for the Wallabies) flourished on the end-of-year tour. First time for many years.

Dare I say it, but the Aussie backline was scoring set-piece tries that you didn't (and won't) see from other teams. Other greatly lauded test teams. :o

Unfortunately we leaked a truckload of points to these opposition sides. x(
Did you notice when this started happening though? The reemergence of backline moves in the Wallabies coincided perfectly with the selection of Quade Cooper. I know he hasn't been playing, but I would not be remotely surprised to find out he's been pushing the backline move barrow and floating a lot of ideas. He's an idiot, of course, but the man does have a rugby brain.
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That ex-kiwi skills coach too
Gotta give that credit, or else... ya know...
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this was discussed in another thread Brumbie steve :P

http://forum.planetrugby.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=74054
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fraz wrote:
kiap wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
Bindi wrote:He probably still the best 10 in Australia, let alone the Brumbies
You wouldn't think so watching the Brumb
ies. Jake White poisoned his mind! He's more machine now than man ...
True, for the Brumbies. But our attack under Larkham (for the Wallabies) flourished on the end-of-year tour. First time for many years.

Dare I say it, but the Aussie backline was scoring set-piece tries that you didn't (and won't) see from other teams. Other greatly lauded test teams. :o

Unfortunately we leaked a truckload of points to these opposition sides. x(
Did you notice when this started happening though? The reemergence of backline moves in the Wallabies coincided perfectly with the selection of Quade Cooper. I know he hasn't been playing, but I would not be remotely surprised to find out he's been pushing the backline move barrow and floating a lot of ideas. He's an idiot, of course, but the man does have a rugby brain.
I totally agree or atleast I hope its the case.
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fraz wrote:
kiap wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:
Bindi wrote:He probably still the best 10 in Australia, let alone the Brumbies
You wouldn't think so watching the Brumbies. Jake White poisoned his mind! He's more machine now than man ...
True, for the Brumbies. But our attack under Larkham (for the Wallabies) flourished on the end-of-year tour. First time for many years.

Dare I say it, but the Aussie backline was scoring set-piece tries that you didn't (and won't) see from other teams. Other greatly lauded test teams. :o

Unfortunately we leaked a truckload of points to these opposition sides. x(
Did you notice when this started happening though? The reemergence of backline moves in the Wallabies coincided perfectly with the selection of Quade Cooper. I know he hasn't been playing, but I would not be remotely surprised to find out he's been pushing the backline move barrow and floating a lot of ideas. He's an idiot, of course, but the man does have a rugby brain.
You may be right there :)

I was gonna pose the question at the end of whether Bernie had anything to do with it, but it wouldn't have suited my agenda in replying to Niegs . :P

If true, it bodes well for the Reds in 2017.
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BBB wrote::? Pretty sure I read somewhere that the teams are contractually obliged to field their strongest squads.
The NZ teams won't be playing their AB players who toured the USA and Europe in November as they have an NZR mandated rest period.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
BBB wrote::? Pretty sure I read somewhere that the teams are contractually obliged to field their strongest squads.
The NZ teams won't be playing their AB players who toured the USA and Europe in November as they have an NZR mandated rest period.

Nah, it was already brought to your attention on the other thread that the NZ teams will be fielding AB players who were on those tours...

They are contractually obligated to field their best teams, plus there is a big incentive in terms of a large cash prize that the players get a cut of if they win...

Dagg, Kaino and Ben Smith have already been promoting the tournament.
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