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Zakar wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:
Zakar wrote:I think we're all on the Hodge is a fullback bandwagon now. Choo f**king Choo.

Meh... I haven't really seen him excel in any position this year to be honest.
I see you missed Reds v Rebels.

Nah, I watched it... I just didn't see anything special from him.

On form this year I wouldn't have him in the Wallabies.
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Slim 293 wrote:
Zakar wrote:
Slim 293 wrote:
Zakar wrote:I think we're all on the Hodge is a fullback bandwagon now. Choo f**king Choo.

Meh... I haven't really seen him excel in any position this year to be honest.
I see you missed Reds v Rebels.

Nah, I watched it... I just didn't see anything special from him.

On form this year I wouldn't have him in the Wallabies.
Who has been better than him?

Banks - good pre covid but has looked out of sorts
DHP - so injured I forget he exists
Maddocks - amongst it, but does some brain dead things time to time
Campbell - not up for it on defense yet
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Definitely DHP until injury...

Banks pre-Covid, but agreed he's been poor since his injury...

Definitely Maddocks post-Covid...

Hodge is a decent utility player, but I don't think he's shown he's good enough to start anywhere.

He's safe, but not spectacular... long, unreliable boot... runs hard, but isn't going to put the defence in two minds when he simply bashes it straight into a defensive player.
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towny wrote:Thanks dinosaur, but your opinion on every single thing is irrelevant.
Stop asking me then
Keep chasing the Mrs round the globe trying to be a house husband :thumbup: :thumbup:
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towny wrote:
grievous wrote:
towny wrote:Thanks dinosaur, but your opinion on every single thing is irrelevant.
Stop asking me then
Keep chasing the Mrs round the globe trying to be a house husband :thumbup: :thumbup:
You always know how to hurt me.

He's jealous.
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Slim 293 wrote:Definitely DHP until injury...

Banks pre-Covid, but agreed he's been poor since his injury...

Definitely Maddocks post-Covid...

Hodge is a decent utility player, but I don't think he's shown he's good enough to start anywhere.

He's safe, but not spectacular... long, unreliable boot... runs hard, but isn't going to put the defence in two minds when he simply bashes it straight into a defensive player.
He can tackle, which makes him somewhat better than all the other options.
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Slim 293 wrote:Definitely DHP until injury...

Banks pre-Covid, but agreed he's been poor since his injury...

Definitely Maddocks post-Covid...

Hodge is a decent utility player, but I don't think he's shown he's good enough to start anywhere.

He's safe, but not spectacular... long, unreliable boot... runs hard, but isn't going to put the defence in two minds when he simply bashes it straight into a defensive player.
I'd be in two minds if someone was running at me like a zombie from 28 days.
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He’s better than he’s given credit for. I reckon he will be in Rennies mix somewhere.
The other contenders, including DHP, are prone to KB like moments of madness.

Maddox might be maturing right before our eyes?
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Olo wrote:
Maddox might be maturing right before our eyes?

Come on, let's get the names of our players right. Maddocks.
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wamberal wrote:
Olo wrote:
Maddox might be maturing right before our eyes?

Come on, let's get the names of our players right. Maddocks.
Misspelling player names is a devine right of the Bored.
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wamberal wrote:
Olo wrote:
Maddox might be maturing right before our eyes?

Come on, let's get the names of our players right. Maddocks.
Maddox is a bit more catchy. When he’s a superstar it will suit him well Wambers.
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I know it’s only an opinion board, but having the opinion that DHP has a ‘lock’ on the 15 jersey is a completely stupid opinion

:P
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Cameron Orr as the form LHP must feel hard done by.
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Farva wrote:Cameron Orr as the form LHP must feel hard done by.
That’s a fair point.

Hard to get noticed without the big glamour runs. I’ve been shouted down for suggesting as much.
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Edit. Wrong thread
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shanky wrote:Edit. Wrong thread
Bit early isn't it
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grievous wrote:
shanky wrote:Edit. Wrong thread
Bit early isn't it
I thought I was on the game thread. :thumbup:
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shanky wrote:
grievous wrote:
shanky wrote:Edit. Wrong thread
Bit early isn't it
I thought I was on the game thread. :thumbup:
You are, long game thread
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Zakar wrote:Any thoughts on the PONI list?

I hope the positions were made up by Georgina Robinson, as there are some interesting calls.

Disappointed not a single Force player was listed. Ralston would be on my list.
Not really. Pretty predictable list if you ask me. Hunt is probably unlucky, maybe BPA too, but that's about it. I dont really see Hodge as a center tbh. Hes good enough to play there but some of his best assets are wasted in that position. Fullback or wing for my 2c.
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Cool. Terry from the pub is here to share the wisdom.
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shanky wrote:Cool. Terry from the pub is here to share the wisdom.
Yes, I know I'm not a qualified Wallaby selector and rugby genius. It's just my personal speculation.

... although that said, all my picks, including the ones the PR experts laughed at, made it into the squad. Weird. Probably the same as Tupou being such a good scrummager. Dunno what I'm talking about, I just keep fluking it.
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I wasn't referring to your competence, more your stridency

All good. :thumbup:
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Backs are shaping up.

9. McDermott
10. JOC
11. Koroibete
12. Toomua
13. Petaia
14. Wright (Daugunu is the form winger of Super AU and has by far the most run meters, but he's too similar to MK. Might end up a better player though)
15. Hodge
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JOC getting more comfortable with each outing at 10.

McDermott is a cheeky mouthy talented little carnt. Perfect test 9.

We might actually have a Wob backline where everybody can defend. Mind blowing!
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Bindi wrote:Backs are shaping up.

9. McDermott
10. JOC
11. Koroibete
12. Toomua
13. Petaia
14. Wright (Daugunu is the form winger of Super AU and has by far the most run meters, but he's too similar to MK. Might end up a better player though)
15. Hodge
In what ways is Naugunu similar to MK?
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towny wrote:
Bindi wrote:Backs are shaping up.

9. McDermott
10. JOC
11. Koroibete
12. Toomua
13. Petaia
14. Wright (Daugunu is the form winger of Super AU and has by far the most run meters, but he's too similar to MK. Might end up a better player though)
15. Hodge
In what ways is Naugunu similar to MK?
Left wing. Short, so not a target for cross kicks. Not a noted kicker (though he is a decent goal kicker).

Were you fishing for something?
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I’m definitely fishing for something and your invented answer wasn’t it. You probaby checked their zodiac signs while searching for justifications.
Daugunu and MK are not similar players..... other than they aren’t tall. Nice one, that. :lol:
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towny wrote:I’m definitely fishing for something and your invented answer wasn’t it. You probaby checked their zodiac signs while searching for justifications.
Daugunu and MK are not similar players..... other than they aren’t tall. Nice one, that. :lol:
And I thought I was drunk.
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Bindi wrote:
towny wrote:I’m definitely fishing for something and your invented answer wasn’t it. You probaby checked their zodiac signs while searching for justifications.
Daugunu and MK are not similar players..... other than they aren’t tall. Nice one, that. :lol:
And I thought I was drunk.
Sure thing, Tucker ;)
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Hang loose heroes, while I trot out my squad of 23 - all selections subject to fitness:

1 Sio
2 Fainga'a
3 Tupou
4 Phillip
5 Simmons
6 Dempsey
7 Hooper
8 Wilson
9 McDermott
10 Lolesio
11 Koroibete
12 Toomua
13 Paisami
14 Ralston
15 Campbell

Bench:
Uelese, Slipper, Ala'alatoa, LS-L, Naisarani, Conroy, Petaia, D H-P

Waiting in the wings( all very close to making the squad): Paenga-Amosa, Hosea, Kemeny, Samu, Harrison, O'Connor, Newsome.
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mightyreds wrote:Hang loose heroes, while I trot out my squad of 23 - all selections subject to fitness:

1 Sio
2 Fainga'a
3 Tupou
4 Phillip
5 Simmons
6 Dempsey
7 Hooper
8 Wilson
9 McDermott
10 Lolesio
11 Koroibete
12 Toomua
13 Paisami
14 Ralston
15 Campbell

Bench:
Uelese, Slipper, Ala'alatoa, LS-L, Naisarani, Conroy, Petaia, D H-P

Waiting in the wings( all very close to making the squad): Paenga-Amosa, Hosea, Kemeny, Samu, Harrison, O'Connor, Newsome.
should have added both Wright (Reds) an McReight to 'Waiting in the wings.' Any bias denied.
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mightyreds wrote:Hang loose heroes, while I trot out my squad of 23 - all selections subject to fitness:

1 Sio
2 Fainga'a
3 Tupou
4 Phillip
5 Simmons
6 Dempsey
7 Hooper
8 Wilson
9 McDermott
10 Lolesio
11 Koroibete
12 Toomua
13 Paisami
14 Ralston
15 Campbell

Bench:
Uelese, Slipper, Ala'alatoa, LS-L, Naisarani, Conroy, Petaia, D H-P

Waiting in the wings( all very close to making the squad): Paenga-Amosa, Hosea, Kemeny, Samu, Harrison, O'Connor, Newsome.
I’d have Petaia in the World XV. You have behind blokes I think I’m possibly better than.
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Here’s my latest effort - been a bit more experimental than usual:

1. Sio
2. Uelese
3. Tupou
4. LSL
5. Phillip
6. Valetini
7. Wright
8. Samu
9. White
10. JOC
11. MK
12. Simone
13. Kuridrani
14. Petaia
15. DHP

16. AAA
17. Robertson or HJH (if he can still play LHP)
18. Fainga’a
19. Hosea
20. Hooper
21. McDermott
22. Toomua
23. Wright

I call them, “The Mean Team”.

Few I’m not sold on.
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towny wrote:Here’s my latest effort
9. White
You have got to be joking.
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Ellafan wrote:
towny wrote:Here’s my latest effort
9. White
You have got to be joking.
No, why? He’s got the best pass, best kick and most experienced. Who do you think should start at 9?
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I’m glad to see MR bringing up the often overlooked Conroy.
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towny wrote:
Ellafan wrote:
towny wrote:Here’s my latest effort
9. White
You have got to be joking.
No, why? He’s got the best pass, best kick and most experienced. Who do you think should start at 9?
I’d be going with McDermott.

Not the bloke who did that kick that cost us the Bledisloe. He’s on my shit-list.
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He’s handy, White that is.
McDermott and White will do nicely.

Pretty crap game last night. What’s the deal with FF being left out?
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DHP is a donkey who cannot tackle. Anyone who selects him at 15 should be permabanned.

If JOC is to be 10, then selecting the 9 who is in great form and who he plays every week with is a no brainer. The successful 9-10 from pairing from different states/franchises was Farr-Jones / Lynagh - FACT!

Out with the old duds, in the with new champions.
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I’m a huge fan of McDermott! I wanted him in the RWC squad.
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