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He’s not a classic 13 but he can play there. Got the skills to play anywhere 10-15 when your team’s stuck. Did play 13 with some success last year for the Wallabies. I think the Wallabies are stuck for good, reliable 13s now.

Wallabies still hopeful Jordan Petaia will play Bledisloe 1

I agree actually. There’s no obvious pick at 14 ahead of him either, if he is healthy. I think Korobeti, Wright and Daugunu all have a fair bit to offer but I don’t know that playing 2 of them at the same time would work that well against the All Blacks.

Wallabies still hopeful Jordan Petaia will play Bledisloe 1

Why is that, stillmissit?

Wallabies still hopeful Jordan Petaia will play Bledisloe 1

He’s a player that a non-player like me takes longer to be able to appreciate. Nice to see him in good form and achieving after a rough run with injuries.

How the Brumbies had the nous to get home by a nose

As a WA boy now overseas, I’m happy to hear all that, Forcefan.

Western Force announce major signing of Tevita Kuridrani

He does. Sees opportunities others don’t seem to, both ways.

Wallabies still hopeful Jordan Petaia will play Bledisloe 1

Who are the “so many failures of the Cheika Era” ?

Wallabies trying to keep a lid on excitement

For me as long as the decision is purely about picking him or not, and they’re not picking him cause there’s no other really strong option at 13. Could maybe do worse than bringing Kuridrani into the squad. Paisami looks okay, but maybe JOC there. I don’t see great options, but don’t pick Petaia cause of that.

Wallabies still hopeful Jordan Petaia will play Bledisloe 1

I’m wondering what motivated it. More money than at the Brumbies – he was still starting, so it’s not like he’d lost opportunities? Writing on the wall though perhaps? Or was he not enjoying it at the Brumbies anymore, and ould that explain his iffy form? Anyone heard any news or rumors about his motivations?

Western Force announce major signing of Tevita Kuridrani

Is the idea of Daugunu playing at 13 absurd? No experience there I know of but he has the strength, pace, motor to maybe compete to some extent there.

Wallabies dealt major blow as the extent of Jordan Petaia's injury is revealed

Fair summary Geoff. The Brumbies did look more sharp and focused from the get-go. They were well coached to play to their strengths, and to dull their opponents'(strengths) Tough pill to swallow still for the Reds, without LSL injuring himself so brutally, and Petaia still out there maybe they could have had that other moment or two of brilliance to get them over the hump…For the Reds one issue that was again settled clearly was Tupou’s dominance over Sio in the scrums. Small consolation.

The Wrap: Rugby learnings of Australia for make benefit glorious nation of Brumbies

Ah, okay, thanks. That explains why he was looking to hand off when it looked like he had the line himself

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

Wallabies are in a very good spot at 10, 11, 12, and if Petaia plays, 13 too (though little behind him). But at 14 and 15 I don’t like anyone on offer much. To me really no one has put their hand up. Wonder if Rennie might want to play JOC back there and start Loelesio at 10? Wonder if he’s considering Morahan.

Dan McKellar's big Bledisloe Cup call

What was Petaia’s injury? I saw him get up ginger off setting up he try. But I missed what he came off with

Five talking points from the Super Rugby AU final

As a WAer I should be neutral but I hope the Reds win. If it’s more of an open play game without too many lineouts inside their 22 I think they will.

Brumbies reveal key to decider

He’s not no charisma or presence as a player but he’s good. Consistent, smart.

Three talking points from the Super Rugby AU qualifying final

If they don’t bring anyone in hopefully Hosea gets some run. I get why they’d keep picking Simmons, but he just doesn’t seem give you all that much fight and energy.

Three talking points from the Super Rugby AU qualifying final

He’d be an exciting addition.. None of Banks, DHP, Maddocks have really put their hand up at 14, 15.

Three talking points from the Super Rugby AU qualifying final

I reckon it’s a bit iffy to say LSL, Simmons, Philip is a ‘good enough’ locking trio. For one it’s just a trio, you want 4-5 good locks available, but also Simmons is hmmm… an okay player, Philip à solid hardworker but limited in mobility even among 4s and 5s (laterally slow to the tackle) . If ever there was a time to ship in a lock or two I’d say it’s now. If the ‘ in principle don’t’ argument is your thing, fair enough, but in terms of circumstance, quality, utility, to me it looks like the clear best choice

Three talking points from the Super Rugby AU qualifying final

You are probably right. Still hard to see how there’s no spot in a squad of 44. that’s a lot of players

Wallabies squad for 2020 international season revealed

I see that. But he might help you win though. And he’s not that old that he can’t be part of the plan into 2023

Wallabies squad for 2020 international season revealed

From what I’ve understood of Rennie’s preferred style of play he’s going to want a more varied skill set at 12 than Kerevi’s (very strong) tackle busting but not much else. But that’s only what I’ve heard. Only seen one half of one match of a Rennie coached team

Wallabies squad for 2020 international season revealed

Looks better as a lock from what I’ve seen, but that’s much more in general play where he’s relatively quick as a second rower but a bit slow as a backrower. The idea of him instead of a fourth true lock sits okay with me.

Wallabies squad for 2020 international season revealed

Skelton does not have to be at his best to impact. Just with his weight at the breakdown and ability to stand up in tackles and offload he can wear other players down and draw a lot of defensive attention . I’d like to see him given a shot.

Wallabies squad for 2020 international season revealed

Definitely, just doesn’t make any sense to me. I could understand a slight preference for Samu or Wilson, though I don’t see it myself, but to not name him in the squad seems crazy.

Wallabies squad for 2020 international season revealed