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Yeah, we’ll have to see.

I think the way that Gibson has talked about him means that Rouets will play but we could also see Holloway, Simmons as the starting locks with Staniforth off the bench with Hanigan 6, Hooper 7 and Dempsey 8.

With again the Miller/Wells decision on the bench if they go a traditional 4/3.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

I think Stewart will get the first shot with Hegarty at FB but could see them switching if it isn’t clicking.

Hegarty has more speed and is a good play maker in wider channels which with guys like Daugunu, Petaia and Naivalu out there should be pretty dangerous.

9. Sorovi
10. Stewart
11. Daugunu
12. Kerevi
13. Petaia
14. Naivalu
15. Hegarty

with McDermott or Tuttle, Paia’aua and Feauai-Sautia looks a pretty tasty set of starters and bench to me

Karmichael Hunt signs with Waratahs for 2019

looks like still just for 2019.

http://www.redsrugby.com.au/News/NewsArticles/tabid/581/ArticleID/18454/St-George-Queensland-Reds-sign-Waratahs-utility-back-Bryce-Hegarty.aspx

Hopefully he goes well and extends.

Karmichael Hunt signs with Waratahs for 2019

Think so but he asked for early release which apparently kicked the whole swap deal off.

Can’t blame him after his limited opportunities despite killing it when he did manage to take the pitch last year.

Karmichael Hunt signs with Waratahs for 2019

Sure but I think that 6, 7, 8 should be Dempsey, Hooper, Holloway.

The selection decision will be a traditional 6/8 type on the bench or the dual open side option.

They aren’t like for like but I think the decision will be between them.

Particularly if Hanigan is looked at as a locking trio option with Simmons and Rouets.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

I like Wells, his defence in particular. Think he provides good value for the Tahs but also that there is only room for one of him or Miller.

Gibson and Cron were pushing a lighter group last season but they’ve given signals they’ll be a bit heavier this year which might give Wells the edge in that contest.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

That should be pretty much it, except that Robertson is out injured with his knee.

Sandell has been released so the other two props in the squad are Cody Walker of Easts and Rory O’Connor of Warringah. Haven’t seen either play so not sure which one would have the inside running.

Karmichael Hunt signs with Waratahs for 2019

11 would be Rona for the backline above.

Back up backs are Foketi, Clark, Newsome and John Folau for centre and wider positions. Mason is the back up 10.

I worry about Beale under the highball but you are probably right having those two switch between 12/15 will be the Tahs strongest set up.

I’d have preferred to keep Hegarty and have him play the full season at 15 but since Gibson obviously isn’t a fan I think his move north is the best thing for him.

Wishing both Hunt and Hegarty all the best with their moves.

Karmichael Hunt signs with Waratahs for 2019

Staniforth got smashed in a one on one, head on tackle by Nicolas Sanchez last season – was driven back and dumped on his backside.

Just can’t have a bloke that is 30 kgs lighter doing that to a lock. I’m not seeing the same potential you do.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

I don’t think Fitzpatrick is physical enough, same with Staniforth.

I’ll be surprised if Tom makes the Tahs match day squad if Le Rouets performs, he and Simmons with Hanigan as the third should be the Tahs locks this season.

The back row looks full as well with Hooper, Dempsey, Holloway, Wells and Miller

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

All my best rugby was at 7 but I had a season at 8, I much preferred 7 but it was definitely simpler! 8 asked me to play much more outside my comfort zone.

(sssshhhhh don’t tell Harry I gave a backhanded compliment to 8’s)

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

He’s been quoted saying he wants to play for Australia again

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Flat attack works if you have the skills to execute, if you don’t then you need to be deeper. Is pretty simple really.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

personal choice, or what Cheika might do?
I’d have been experimenting, I think Isi Naisarani should fill one of 6 or 8 and I’d have taken a look at Holloway and Cotterill while having a further look at Timu and be considering Jones, Phillip and Valetini.
Dempsey will hopefully be much better with a full season under his belt.
Definite no to maintaining Pooper

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Well I’d prefer to avoid it by the offences not happening, rather than by pretending they aren’t happening.

Kurtley Beale appears in second video

There is a Gillette ad asking men to be better blokes that has a bunch of blokes with their knickers in knots. Invasion Day is the alternate name for Australia Day which has plenty of folk het up. While the Nazis and white supremacists have been holding rallies with Fraser Anning and the Anti-Fa turned up to oppose.

Matt’s (quite neatly I thought) thrown three hot button issues into one line to demonstrate that there will be something along to take the focus of our attention from these blokes in the near future – basically the main point of his article.

Chill out, Dylan Napa, fresh outrage is coming

Sure, isn’t a linebreaker.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Fully agree – found it bizarre that Arnold wasn’t given more of a chance in the circumstances.

Salakaia-Loto and Rodda would be my starting pair. If Skelton signs for an Aussie Super team then I think he’d be sensational off the bench for Salakaia-Loto later in games. Really strong one-two punch with that pair.

Meanwhile Coleman can fight for fitness and form and look to challenge Rodda.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Sorry, not buying that at all.

By that logic it makes sense to cover up wrong doing.

However if that cover up is later exposed then the disrepute is even greater with now two offences. The original incident and the cover up.

I’ll take open and accountable, every time.

Kurtley Beale appears in second video

Coleman played the season with a cracked sternum. He has to be given a chance for that to heal. Has impacted him for two seasons now.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Agree that the Tahs have a bigger need for him than the Wallabies. Don’t forget Tupou in your go-forward group

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

He could sign a one-year contract extension with Saracens then sign to play Super Rugby the following season and under RA rules be eligible for selection.

Would dovetail with the one-year signing of Le Rouets at the Tahs.

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

I agree with most of what you said except for the good in the ruck. His clean outs remain the weakest part of his game.

He previously had poor carrying ability but has really fixed that aspect. Uses good footwork and gets quick recycle (has done for the last two or three seasons)

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

I find your line of reasoning truly bizarre.

Being open and accountable vs sweeping incidents under the rug is a no brainer to me, in no way can they be equated with regard to bringing the game into disrepute.

And I certainly wasn’t trying to equate over sleeping and missing a bus with making videos surrounded by what appears to be drugs/use.

Kurtley Beale appears in second video

First vid was 2016, not sure on the second.

Kurtley Beale appears in second video