Waratarts v. Mighty Reds

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ScarfaceClaw wrote:I’ve just switched over to this and seen the score. Fk me. That’s a pumping for the reds.
The Reds have been somewhat worse than abysmal.

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The ref has also been a bit shit but isn't responsible for the score.
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Mongo needs to learn to scrum better.
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Tongan Thor comforting Baby Thor :lol:
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Weird game. Glad for the win.

One lesson is that Newsome is an out and out winger. This BS experiment of playing him at centre is hopefully over.

Feel sorry for Zane. He got the same lesson that Bell got last time. He’ll learn and improve.

Pleased for JOC. Really stepped up and led the team in a backfoot situation. This will do his WB chances no harm at all.
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Yeah JOC and Wilson still played well Reds.
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Ellafan wrote:Mongo needs to learn to scrum better.
Yep. And he won't learn without getting shoved around, penalised, etc
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The Reds are worse than the Force
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Bindi wrote:Thorn should be punched in the nuts for not starting McDermott.
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What a first half by the Tards. Didn’t see that coming.
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Ellafan wrote:Mongo needs to learn to scrum better.
He doesn't deserve to be called Mongo tbh. Maybe Wongo.
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MungoMan wrote:
ScarfaceClaw wrote:I’ve just switched over to this and seen the score. Fk me. That’s a pumping for the reds.
The Reds have been somewhat worse than abysmal.

EDIT

The ref has also been a bit shit but isn't responsible for the score.
Thought the ref did okay.
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shanky wrote:...

Pleased for JOC. Really stepped up and led the team in a backfoot situation. This will do his WB chances no harm at all.
Did the reds do better in the second half, or did the heavy rain drown the game?

What detail items in JOC's play are you referring to?
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Ellafan wrote:
shanky wrote:...

Pleased for JOC. Really stepped up and led the team in a backfoot situation. This will do his WB chances no harm at all.
Did the reds do better in the second half, or did the heavy rain drown the game?

What detail items in JOC's play are you referring to?
His kicking was pretty good. And he didn't stop trying despite being surrounded by incompetent fucks.
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Behind a beaten pack who couldn’t win a lineout, he kept them moving. Finding other ways to get progress, keeping the ball moving forward, organising, cajoling.

That’s a game manager in action. Much needed quality in test matches

Toomua has the same quality but it’s few and far between where we have true and competent game manager at FH in this country.
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shanky wrote:Behind a beaten pack who couldn’t win a lineout, he kept them moving. Finding other ways to get progress, keeping the ball moving forward, organising, cajoling.

That’s a game manager in action. Much needed quality in test matches

Toomua has the same quality but it’s few and far between where we have true and competent game manager at FH in this country.
Yep agree shanky, I see wallabies with JOC 10 and Toomua at 12, Toomua at 12 can do the 2nd playmaker role bloody well and help take pressure off JOC a bit. And Toomua plays there as a 2nd 5 rather than an inside centre style player.

Have to say it was an enjoyable game, Reds were missing in first half , I actually wondered if they got their match day prep right with flying in and out.
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Dan54. wrote: Have to say it was an enjoyable game, Reds were missing in first half , I actually wondered if they got their match day prep right with flying in and out.

Maybe this has been mentioned, but Jordan Petaia's father passed away suddenly during the week. Apparently he was a very keen follower of the team. I lost a parent at an early age to a sudden heart attack - it was a shattering experience. Under current circumstances the teams must be much closer than usual, no doubt they would all have been affected to some extent. Maybe a lot. It certainly looked as though they were playing in a trance.
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Condolences Wambers.

Dan, I’m warming to that 10/12 combo also, JP at 13
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shanky wrote:Condolences Wambers.

Thanks, mate. It was a long time ago, but the pain never goes away. I really feel for the young fella.
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wamberal wrote:
shanky wrote:Condolences Wambers.

Thanks, mate. It was a long time ago, but the pain never goes away. I really feel for the young fella.
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Well, that was dismal. Tough week for the Reds.

Deepest sympathy and love to Jordan Petaia and his family. The loss of a parent is the most terrible blow life can bring.
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mightyreds wrote:Well, that was dismal. Tough week for the Reds.

Deepest sympathy and love to Jordan Petaia and his family. The loss of a parent is the most terrible blow life can bring.
From experience when it is a sudden and unexpected death it can be all the more shattering.
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shanky wrote:Behind a beaten pack who couldn’t win a lineout, he kept them moving. Finding other ways to get progress, keeping the ball moving forward, organising, cajoling.

That’s a game manager in action. Much needed quality in test matches

Toomua has the same quality but it’s few and far between where we have true and competent game manager at FH in this country.
I was hoping you'd point me to some specific spots on the tape where he was seen to be pulling the backs in, talking to them, organising them, maybe also chatting to his young captain offering some sage advice. I must have missed those bits, so I'll take your word for it.
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10. JOC
12. Toomua

... sits very well with me. I don't believe either of them are competing for the best-in-the-world, but they're both "good" at the least and it's a solid pick.

Mongo will hopefully not let that debut f-ck with his head. He came on in the latter stages of hard game in shitty conditions and it takes more than one man to make a scrum. Of course it was instantly improved by Tupou, but that's to be expected, that scrum is built around him. I hope that the big man uses it as ammunition and I want to see him given more chances going forwards.

Condolences to JP and others who have gone through that experience.
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I wouldn't mind seeing JOC at 10 and Toomua at 12 but I'm not sure why so many people think that it should be like that and not the other way around.

Toomua has been excellent for Rebels at 10 this year in most games. Have you guys seen the games where he's played 10?
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Yeah, and I thought he was even better at 12 tbh. That and the fact we don't really have stand-out centers right now. JP maybe, but he's yet to prove anything apart from the fact he has a lot of potential.
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TranceNRG wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing JOC at 10 and Toomua at 12 but I'm not sure why so many people think that it should be like that and not the other way around.

Toomua has been excellent for Rebels at 10 this year in most games. Have you guys seen the games where he's played 10?
:thumbup:

Though I don’t mind the idea of Hunt or Simone at 12.
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Hunt always brings something. Hes just a classy, hard working player. I wouldn't mind at all if he featured in Rennie's plans. Can he play 13?
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Mog The Almighty wrote:Hunt always brings something. Hes just a classy, hard working player. I wouldn't mind at all if he featured in Rennie's plans. Can he play 13?
Who cares?

We’ve got the best centre on the planet!

Hunt is also mean. He likes to hurt. Toomua and he would make a bruising pair in the midfield.
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