Bledisloe #1



  • Scotty Barrett is back. Ardie at 6 is weird. Finally we get ALB and Goodhue combo. Exciting team.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Bledisoe #1:

    Scotty Barrett is back. Ardie at 6 is weird. Finally we get ALB and Goodhue combo. Exciting team.

    I'm hoping the numbers on the loosies don't reflect how they play. Could see Ardie at 8 for some attacking moves perhaps?

    ScoBa covering 6 is useful too; means if someone goes down you can bring on Pat T and shift him out.

    Midfield is tantalising. ALB is only 24, and has made damn near every post a winner. A real taletn who probably doesn't get the love he deserves at times.



  • @nzzp said in Bledisoe #1:

    ALB is only 24, and has made damn near every post a winner. A real taletn who probably doesn't get the love he deserves at times.

    by the coaching team only I think, most fans can see it there.



  • That loose forward combo.

    Looks like the Wallabies will get a severe caning.



  • @Frank said in Bledisoe #1:

    That loose forward combo.

    Looks like the Wallabies will get a severe caning.

    Quality.

    They'll cop a Savea Caning if they don't Read what they're trying to do... 😛



  • @nzzp said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Frank said in Bledisoe #1:

    That loose forward combo.

    Looks like the Wallabies will get a severe caning.

    Quality.

    They'll cop a Savea Caning if they don't Read what they're trying to do... 😛

    Dad, is that you?



  • Official:

    Wallabies

    1 Scott Sio (56 Tests)
    2 Tolu Latu (13 Tests)
    3 Allan Alaalatoa (32 Tests)
    4 Izack Rodda (19 Tests)
    5 Rory Arnold (21 Tests)
    6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto (13 Tests)
    7 Michael Hooper (c) (93 Tests)
    8 Isi Naisarani (2 Tests)
    9 Nic White (24 Tests)
    10 Christian Lealiifano (20 Tests)
    11 Marika Koroibete (21 Tests)
    12 Samu Kerevi (vc) (27 Tests)
    13 James O’Connor (45 Tests)
    14 Reece Hodge (35 Tests)
    15 Kurtley Beale (85 Tests)

    Reserves
    16 Folau Fainga’a (9 Tests)
    17 James Slipper (88 Tests)
    18 Taniela Tupou (13 Tests)
    19 Adam Coleman (31 Tests)
    20 Luke Jones (4 Tests)
    21 Will Genia (102 Tests)
    22 Matt To’omua (44 Tests)
    23 Tom Banks (4 Tests)

    https://wallabies.rugby/news/2019/08/07/Wallabies-Bledisloe-Perth



  • Savea and Cane, this is a big test run with Japan coming up fast. If they can gel, a back row of savea cane and read sounds bad news for everyone else



  • @nzzp said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Frank said in Bledisoe #1:

    That loose forward combo.

    Looks like the Wallabies will get a severe caning.

    Quality.

    They'll cop a Savea Caning if they don't Read what they're trying to do... 😛

    alt text



  • That's a good Wallaby team actually, we'll actually have to play well to win.


  • Banned

    @nzzp said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Frank said in Bledisoe #1:

    That loose forward combo.

    Looks like the Wallabies will get a severe caning.

    Quality.

    They'll cop a Savea Caning if they don't Read what they're trying to do... 😛

    That left me Coles.



  • @Snowy said in Bledisoe #1:

    @nzzp said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Frank said in Bledisoe #1:

    That loose forward combo.

    Looks like the Wallabies will get a severe caning.

    Quality.

    They'll cop a Savea Caning if they don't Read what they're trying to do... 😛

    Dad, is that you?

    Daddy.



  • Four locks again in the 23.

    And we've got 3 opensides. 🤣



  • @Hooroo said in Bledisoe #1:

    With that team, if Aussie beat us, we can stick a fork in the WC for this year.

    If we lose this game it really will be 1991 all over again.


  • Banned

    So the master plan was Ardie at 6?

    Let's hope this isn't one of those times when the team looks lethal on paper but doesn't work in practice. Fingers crossed.



  • @nzzp said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Yeetyaah said in Bledisoe #1:

    Scotty Barrett is back. Ardie at 6 is weird. Finally we get ALB and Goodhue combo. Exciting team.

    I'm hoping the numbers on the loosies don't reflect how they play. Could see Ardie at 8 for some attacking moves perhaps?

    ScoBa covering 6 is useful too; means if someone goes down you can bring on Pat T and shift him out.

    Midfield is tantalising. ALB is only 24, and has made damn near every post a winner. A real taletn who probably doesn't get the love he deserves at times.

    During the Lions series ALB looked sluggish and down on confidence. A case of second season blues. But he’s developed his game more and more over these last two seasons. A long AB career ahead of him if he can stay fit.

    I still think that him and Crotty is our best midfield.





  • I think it's the team all the fans have been asking for.
    I actually liked the 10/15 combo, I think it has a lot of potential and doubted they would ever do it. Might as well keep going with it now. Best way to beat the rush in my opinion is to keep them guessing which playmaker the ball is going to, just gives you so many more options.

    As long as we have moved on from the terrible handling last match, this should be a great game.



  • @Bovidae said in Bledisoe #1:

    @shark said in Bledisoe #1:

    With the flankers you mean? That would make sense as it's a significant departure from the contemporary AB model of having a larger blindside flanker and a drastic move away from their search for a bruiser to replace the Squire / Kaino qualities.

    You don't think Read will be playing that role in this loose forward trio?

    I don’t think it really matters what numbers they have on their backs when it comes to these 3. They all have quite different games. I think we are rock solid in the tight with all 3 of them, my only concern is who is ranging out wide. Read hasn’t played that game for about 2 seasons. Cane doesn’t have the game out there, so it will have to be Ardie.

    Todd is probably the best running/link player out of the four.



  • Right, so you move the most dynamic loose forward to where he will be the least effective, that makes total sense..arggh. Having all three of those guys on the park makes sense but you would have to think out of all three of them Ardie is probably the least equiped to play blindside.



  • @Frank said in Bledisoe #1:

    Good team.
    ABs by 50 to 60.

    The one weakness of Savea's game is he does not hit hard in the tackle like Cane does. That has to mean Read will be playing the close in defense role of a typical 6.

    YEah but so what. The one weakness of Cane's game is he does not carry the ball as well as Savea does



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Bledisoe #1:

    I don’t think it really matters what numbers they have on their backs when it comes to these 3. They all have quite different games. I think we are rock solid in the tight with all 3 of them, my only concern is who is ranging out wide. Read hasn’t played that game for about 2 seasons. Cane doesn’t have the game out there, so it will have to be Ardie.

    Which was the point I was making. Read moved into the tighter role once Squire became the no.6, the opposite of the roles of 6 and 8 when Kaino was there.

    To be honest, Read doesn't have the speed anymore to range out wide. But Ardie's speed could be a real asset away from the traffic.



  • @Snowy said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Hooroo said in Bledisoe #1:

    @taniwharugby said in Bledisoe #1:

    alright, WTF...Hansen is now messing with us!

    What's happened?

    Mate, when is the team usually named?

    Would love to see that original post again. Who was it?

    Wasn't it Mogwai who got snarky about team naming time questions?



  • @booboo I honestly can't remember, but it was a great rant.



  • Saturday a bit chilly here - topping out at 16C at Homebush but still minimum of 5C.

    So with Mrs TA away at her Girls' Weekend, I'll be minding the kids while wrapping up Subbies Rugby for the day, speeches and a boat race at the pub, then heading home to watch the game.

    ABs by 24, having seen the teams. Two yellow cards for Australia in Latu and Thor.

    On this day in 2015 I attended a Wallabies match where we beat the ABs 23-15. I think I remember SBW being utterly shit.



  • Aw fuck its Jerome Garces refereeing....

    alt text



  • @NTA said in Bledisoe #1:

    Aw fuck its Jerome Garces refereeing....

    alt text

    I don’t know why you’re complaining? Surely it increases the Wobs chances of winning.

    6 deg out your way? Thankfully I live in the city without the extremes - although crazy windy at the moment (well, not Wellington or Palmy windy but crazy for Sydney).



  • @Nepia said in Bledisoe #1:

    Surely it increases the Wobs chances of winning.

    Probably already cut a deal.



  • @Nepia said in Bledisoe #1:

    @NTA said in Bledisoe #1:

    Aw fuck its Jerome Garces refereeing....

    alt text

    I don’t know why you’re complaining? Surely it increases the Wobs chances of winning.

    6 deg out your way? Thankfully I live in the city without the extremes - although crazy windy at the moment (well, not Wellington or Palmy windy but crazy for Sydney).

    The apparent temperature for the nation's capital won't get above zero from about 4pm this afternoon until 1pm Sunday.

    #holdmyfrozenbeer


  • Banned

    @antipodean said in Bledisoe #1:

    @Nepia said in Bledisoe #1:

    @NTA said in Bledisoe #1:

    Aw fuck its Jerome Garces refereeing....

    alt text

    I don’t know why you’re complaining? Surely it increases the Wobs chances of winning.

    6 deg out your way? Thankfully I live in the city without the extremes - although crazy windy at the moment (well, not Wellington or Palmy windy but crazy for Sydney).

    The apparent temperature for the nation's capital won't get above zero from about 4pm this afternoon until 1pm Sunday.

    #holdmyfrozenbeer

    You poor sad fools.

    25 in Brisbane right now 😎



  • More importantly the weather forecast looks good for Perth for Saturday



  • It's sort of slipped under the radar with the "Savea to 6" move (WTF for me, has he ever started a game at 6 for the Canes?), but "probably the AB's best player in 2018" has been dropped to the bench.

    I'm not convinced by this side:

    *Can Ben Smith really still play 14 at the highest level?
    *Is Savea really a 6?
    *Does Bridge really add impact off the bench?
    *If we're taking Laumape to Japan, and he's needed to start a game, is he up to it?

    The props selection is going to be interesting. I think Laulala is most likely to get the chop. Looks like Todd can pack his bags for Japan.

    Should be fun too watch...not least the JOC to 13 move.



  • Will be interesting to see how they use the loose trio. numbers on the teamsheet don't necessarily tell that story so i'll hold fire on that one for now, though savea is certainly the furthest from our recent style 6 of the 3. he has to be on the park now though, too good to leave out. read is lucky there isn't another loosie demanding selection, cause i think he'd have to be the one to make way.
    i really like the team selected as a whole, great to see them persist with mounga/barrett, and finally ALB/goodhue. have high hopes but don't have huge expectations performance-wise in this game though, combinations take time to gel.



  • Just realised this friendly will be over by the time I get off the plane. I'm expecting to be much happier than any Wallaby supporters when I find out the score.



  • @antipodean said in Bledisoe #1:

    Just realised this friendly will be over by the time I get off the plane. I'm expecting to be much happier than any Wallaby supporters when I find out the score.

    What sort of fan are you? Change your bloody flight.

    I moved my wedding when I realised it clashed with the World Cup - although given it was 2003, I wish I hadn't.



  • @Snowy I'm going to the races on Saturday, so even if i watch it, it'll be blurry. 7.45 is fucking late after a race day!!





  • “Probably not, they’re only numbers”. @Wallabies coach Cheika Chuckles on whether the numbers on the scoreboard on Saturday will dictate the better team and how much effort they put in at training.



  • @NTA hah I was just going to say that team looks good and a big munter forward pack, but then you look through again and the names White and Latu jump out. Latu will have a fun game with Coles there, double yellow for him maybe?



  • @Bones said in Bledisoe #1:

    Latu will have a fun game with Coles there, double yellow for him maybe?

    I believe that they call it "gold" in Oz so a double gold card perhaps if Coles gets up his nose enough.


Log in to reply