Waratahs v Reds



  • Waratahs

    1 Tom Robertson, 2 Tom Horton, 3 Harry Johnson-Holmes, 4 Ned Hanigan, 5 Rob Simmons, 6 Lachie Swinton, 7 Michael Hooper, 8 Jack Dempsey, 9 Jake Gordon, 10 Will Harrison, 11 Alex Newsome, 12 Karmichael Hunt, 13 Lalakai Foketi, 14 James Ramm, 15 Jack Maddocks
    Reserves: 16 Andrew Tuala, 17 Angus Bell, 18 Tetera Faulkner, 19 Tom Staniforth/Jed Holloway, 20 Hugh Sinclair, 21 Mitch Short, 22 Joey Walton, 23 Ben Donaldson


    Reds

    1 Dane Zander, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 3 Taniela Tupou, 4 Angus Blyth, 5 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 6 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Liam Wright, 8 Harry Wilson, 9 Scott Malolua, 10 James O’Connor, 11 Filipo Daugunu, 12 Hamish Stewart, 13 Hunter Paisami, 14 Jordan Petaia, 15 Jock Campbell
    Reserves: 16 Alex Mafi, 17 Jack Straker, 18 Zane Nonggorr, 19 Tuaina Taii Tualima, 20 Fraser McReight, 21 Tate McDermott, 22 Bryce Hegarty, 23 Josh Flook


    Petaia with his first start in a long time

    Nawaqanitawase dropped from the Tahs?



  • @Duluth said in Waratahs v Reds:

    Nawaqanitawase dropped from the Tahs?

    Good move. Clearly a huge talent but needs a lot of work on his defence. i sense Penney is keen to bring him along slowly and avoid the temptation to automatically select him.



  • Penalty try?



  • Seems I'm the only mug watching.

    Suspect I won't last till half time 🙂

    But meanwhile 3 - nil Tards.



  • Oh that was nice



  • Waratahs look sharp so far.



  • @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    Oh that was nice

    Very good try

    Three breaks down that wing so far.



  • I hate myself but agree with Kearns about the chip kick.

    Backs who do should be shot.

    But whn it works...



  • @booboo I agree

    I was joining you in self flagellation, but that'll do me for the evening. Fun, but nothing like Super Aotearoa



  • This is the best the Waratahs have looked in a few years.



  • @African-Monkey said in Waratahs v Reds:

    This is the best the Waratahs have looked in a few years.

    Is it the quality of the opposition or because they got rid of Israel Folau? 🤔



  • @nzzp said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo I agree

    I was joining you in self flagellation, but that'll do me for the evening. Fun, but nothing like Super Aotearoa

    Yeah fuck this.

    Boring rugby and the Tahds are leading.

    Night all.



  • This is much like last night's game. Waratahs doing well.



  • @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    I hate myself but agree with Kearns about the chip kick.

    Backs who do should be shot.

    But whn it works...

    Kearns is an idiot. Chip kicks are fine if you can execute the skill properly and kick to space. Just ask Jeff Wilson.



  • Reds getting smashed

    38-0 after 36mins



  • @Duluth said in Waratahs v Reds:

    Reds getting smashed

    38-0 after 36mins

    Shit, I was reading the score wrong...

    I thought it was 38-36



  • @Duluth Bloody hell. Did not see that coming.



  • I turned over before the Reds are defending like my boys U7 Rippa team.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    I hate myself but agree with Kearns about the chip kick.

    Backs who do should be shot.

    But whn it works...

    Kearns is an idiot. Chip kicks are fine if you can execute the skill properly and kick to space. Just ask Jeff Wilson.

    Bullshit.

    Chip kicks are a sin punishable by eternal damnation (or worse).

    Thou shout only be forgiven if thou shall scorest from said damnable sin.

    Where a back shall givest away possession to the opposition who are thus given undefended possession on attack such back shall be kicked to death in the next forward practice on the Tuesday following.



  • @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @KiwiMurph said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    I hate myself but agree with Kearns about the chip kick.

    Backs who do should be shot.

    But whn it works...

    Kearns is an idiot. Chip kicks are fine if you can execute the skill properly and kick to space. Just ask Jeff Wilson.

    Bullshit.

    Chip kicks are a sin punishable by eternal damnation (or worse).

    Thou shout only be forgiven if thou shall scorest from said damnable sin.

    Where a back shall givest away possession to the opposition who are thus given undefended possession on attack such back shall be kicked to death in the next forward practice on the Tuesday following.

    You missed a sentence about prime Trans Botha.



  • Stunning first half. How long till the Reds look for a new coach?



  • The reds and brumbies losing will be another nail in the coffin of SR Aotearoa, see how close the comp is? Must be betterer



  • @Bones said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @KiwiMurph said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    I hate myself but agree with Kearns about the chip kick.

    Backs who do should be shot.

    But whn it works...

    Kearns is an idiot. Chip kicks are fine if you can execute the skill properly and kick to space. Just ask Jeff Wilson.

    Bullshit.

    Chip kicks are a sin punishable by eternal damnation (or worse).

    Thou shout only be forgiven if thou shall scorest from said damnable sin.

    Where a back shall givest away possession to the opposition who are thus given undefended possession on attack such back shall be kicked to death in the next forward practice on the Tuesday following.

    You missed a sentence about prime Trans Botha.

    Haha, I hope South Africa Man reads that 😉



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @Bones said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @KiwiMurph said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @booboo said in Waratahs v Reds:

    I hate myself but agree with Kearns about the chip kick.

    Backs who do should be shot.

    But whn it works...

    Kearns is an idiot. Chip kicks are fine if you can execute the skill properly and kick to space. Just ask Jeff Wilson.

    Bullshit.

    Chip kicks are a sin punishable by eternal damnation (or worse).

    Thou shout only be forgiven if thou shall scorest from said damnable sin.

    Where a back shall givest away possession to the opposition who are thus given undefended possession on attack such back shall be kicked to death in the next forward practice on the Tuesday following.

    You missed a sentence about prime Trans Botha.

    Haha, I hope South Africa Man reads that 😉

    I can't wait to list my achievements.



  • So Brad Thorn is at best a forwards coach? With adults he seems like a complete loser.





  • @Tim said in Waratahs v Reds:

    So Brad Thorn is at best a forwards coach? With adults he seems like a complete loser.

    Yet the Reds turned in some very good performances at the start of the SR season. And in the SRAU version.

    So what has changed? Rodda's departure and some other management shit? Just a bad night?

    I think they'll continue to suffer the same inconsistency as any young team regardless of coach.



  • @NTA what's changed is Thorn has inexplicably benched his best halfback all of a sudden - the form halfback in the country.

    The 'young side' excuse doesn't really wash when you are in your 3rd year as head coach and get pantsed by a rookie head coach with an equally young side.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Waratahs v Reds:

    @NTA what's changed is Thorn has inexplicably benched his best halfback all of a sudden - the form halfback in the country.

    The 'young side' excuse doesn't really wash when you are in your 3rd year as head coach and get pantsed by a rookie head coach with an equally young side.

    Being in your 3rd year is a factor. Turnover in personnel forced on your roster is, as well. Remember the first year was ditching bad influences like Kwade and cleaning house in general.

    The Tahs will likely go on to get thrashed in their next game, because they are also a young team.

    If the Reds turn around and win this thing, does Thorn suddenly become a good coach?



  • With the talent the Reds have they should be in the mix to win the comp. Anything less than at least reaching the final would be a failure.



  • Wow only 45-12 talk about going to sleep glad I didn’t stay up to watch the 2nd half...not that I would’ve of course


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