Ponies v Reds - Tongan Thor included



  • St.George Queensland Reds side to play Brumbies
    7:40pm, Friday 1 July, Canberra Stadium1. James Slipper (C)2.  Andrew Ready3. Greg Holmes4. Cadeyrn Neville5. Lukhan Tui (run-on debut)6. Hendrik Tui7. Liam Gill8. Curtis Browning9. Nick Frisby10. Jake McIntyre11. Eto Nabuli12. Henry Taefu13. Samu Kerevi14. Chris Kuridrani15. Jack Tuttle (Queensland/Super Rugby debut)16. Saia Fainga’a17. Sef Fa’agase18. Taniela Tupou (potential Queensland/Super Rugby debut)19. Kane Douglas (potential Queensland debut)20. Leroy Houston21. James Tuttle22. Duncan Paia’aua23. Campbell Magnay



  • He's lost a bit of weight



  • The other news is the return of Kane Douglas after his RWC knee injury, and Leroy Houston back from Europe.
     
    They rated him pretty seriously up there, so will be interesting to see how he goes back in the fast lane. 188cm and 114kg which might be slightly better than when he left.



  • I don't understand the hype over Leroy's return. He was touted as the next big thing, failed miserably to live up to the hype and disappeared.
     
    The NH tends to rate anyone up there. He must have had the biggest rugby renaissance in the last couple of years.



  • Superstar at Bath they say, but then others will tell you he's not in the top handful of 8th men going around the UK.



  • That would be the Bath with a crowded trophy cabinet?



  • He's lost a bit of weight

    that's either a wide angle lens from a funny angle or he should be known as the tongan owen finnegan.



  • If he has lost as much weight as that photo indicates then they might be converting him to hooker



  • If he has lost as much weight as that photo indicates then they might be converting him to hooker

    Astute call! Given the mobility and athleticism he displays and the tendency for hookers to be an extra centre in open play, he'd make an excellent modern hooker like Coles or Cronin.



  • The other news is the return of Kane Douglas after his RWC knee injury, and Leroy Houston back from Europe.
     
    They rated him pretty seriously up there, so will be interesting to see how he goes back in the fast lane. 188cm and 114kg which might be slightly better than when he left.

    Have these stats been confirmed by Canes4life ?



  • I don't understand the hype over Leroy's return. He was touted as the next big thing, failed miserably to live up to the hype and disappeared.
     
    The NH tends to rate anyone up there. He must have had the biggest rugby renaissance in the last couple of years.

    If you believed what the irish said about Rocky Elsom you'd be forgiven for thinking he went up to the corporate boxes at half time and if anyone was running low changed water into wine.



  • If you believed what the irish said about Rocky Elsom you'd be forgiven for thinking he went up to the corporate boxes at half time and if anyone was running low changed water into wine.

    To be fair, I even remember watching a few Leinster games and asking myself, surely that can't be Elsom, the same guy that ran upright, had poor handling and was basically being picked by the Tahs more on schoolboy reputation more than anything.
    He was excellent for the boys in blue.



  • And his scrum concedes a penalty immediately he comes on at tighthead.



  • 3.3C there right now. Fuck that.
     
    http://www.weatherzone.com.au/act/act/bruce



  • TT lived up to the hype. A great ballrunner, and made a big impression for a young prop. Had good scrums and bad, but reckon he is a future Wallaby.



  • One run of his I saw on FB - can move.
     
    FFS how deep were the Reds standing though!



  • And his scrum concedes a penalty immediately he comes on at tighthead.

    But fuck, that had to try hard to force that penalty. If it takes 5 or 6 or 10 seconds to finally break the front for they deserve a medal, for not cheating, not a penalty.
    The rules are fucked.