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Post by Driver on Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:58 pm

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10London Welsh20024653-746022
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12Gloucester20024861-1347011

 
Welcome to Season 7 of the Aviva Premiership fantasy rugby game.  Below are the rules of the game which must be adhered to.  If there are any situations that arise in the course of the game which are not covered by the rules, a final decision will be made by the RFU (SJE) as to how the situation will be resolved.
 
 
Senior Squads wrote:
The maximum squad size is 40 senior players.  If a team has more than 40 players in their squad then they will be fined £1 million per player over the permitted amounts per day for the first seven days. If after 7 consecutive days a team still has more than the permitted number of players then the team will be fined £2 million per player per day, and fined 1 league point per player per day for the next seven days. If after this time a team still has more than the permitted number of players in their squad, the RFU (SJE) will remove players at its discretion to bring them back under the permitted numbers. There will be no right of appeal to players being removed.

Be aware that all tier one international matches which are played during the season will count in the game, and players selected in the match day 23's for those matches will not be eligible to play for their clubs on that weekend, therefore you must give due consideration to the make-up of your squad.
Academy Rules wrote:
Each team will be allowed to have an academy squad of 20 players.  Players who are in the academy must be born on or after 1st September 1992. 

Any player, who is at any Premiership club in real life, either in their senior, academy or AASE squads, can be bid for on the domestic bidding page. Players who are at your own club in real life and are coming through the academy system must be bid for if you want them in your own academy.
Transfers wrote:

  • Domestic (other AP Teams)
    Each team has a budget to use in the purchase of players. Domestic transfers between AP clubs, regardless of nationality of player, should be negotiated between the respective managers, and then confirmed on the Domestic Transfer Confirmation Page.
  • Domestic (Championship and below)
    Each team may during the season purchase no more than 5 players from the Championship or the National Leagues. These players must be bid for on the National League Bidding page, and each bid will be considered by me on its own merits before being accepted or rejected.  No bid will be accepted until a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from the time the bid was made, in order to afford other managers the opportunity to make a counter bid.
  • Foreign
    To make a foreign transfer (i.e. from any club outside of the AP, regardless of whether the player is English) a bid should be made on the Foreign Transfers Page, which will be considered by me against the posted guidelines for purchase prices before being accepted or rejected. No bid will be accepted until a minimum of 24 hours has elapsed from the time the bid was made, in order to afford other managers the opportunity to make a counter bid.

    There will be a summer foreign transfer window, which will run as follows.

    Open Window

    Open transfer window, teams have unlimited bids provided they have the financial resources to cover them.  Teams may only bid for one player at a time.

    The window will open from the 9th of June but only to those sides that finish 8th and below at first. They will have a week to make one signing each before the window is open to all.     

Player Releases wrote: 
Managers may choose to release players from their clubs, for which they will be offered compensation

Compensation will be paid as follows

£2 million – current international (must have played international rugby in the previous 12 months)
£1.5 million – former international
£1m – top flight experience
£0.5m – other

All released players will be deemed to have joined a Championship side and can be bid for on the National League Bidding page.
Retirements wrote:
There will be no compensation for retiring players.  Should a player who retires decide to come out of retirement and play again, then he will automatically go back to the club who he was playing for in the game when he retired.
Fixtures wrote:
There will be 22 Aviva Premiership games per season, plus the play offs. There will also be European Rugby Champions Cup, European Rugby Challenge Cup and Anglo Welsh Cup matches.  These games will take place once a week. A match thread will be put up every Monday. Home teams must be named by midnight on Tuesday. Away teams must be named by midnight on Wednesday. Failure to meet these deadlines is punishable by the addition of three match points to the oppositions final score, unless both sides fail to do so. Both teams must provide tactics by midnight on Thursday. Predictions will be open from 00:01 hours on Friday and remain open until 15:00 hours on Sunday. Managers will post the scores that they think will happen from these games (apart from games in which they are involved).  An average of all predictions will be taken, and then 0.5 points added to each teams score for each prediction that had them as the winner, and that will then be the final score.

Managers are asked to provide detail as to why they have predicted a result.  To be considered a descriptive prediction this must be a full 3 lines long when entered into the text box. 
Teams wrote:
When naming your team, not only should you put the starting XV and replacements, but also tactics that your team will employ. Results will be affected by the tactics described.

In addition, each team must have the following:-

For domestic competition at least 8 England qualified players in your match day 23, and at least 4 of those must be in your starting XV.

For European competition at least 8 England qualified players in your match day 23, and at least 6 of those must be in your starting XV.

At least 2 props and 1 hooker on the bench.

All players must be eligible (not injured or banned).

Failure to comply with these rules will result in a 1 league point deduction.

If you fail to submit a team for a match, then the other team will be automatically awarded a 30-0 bonus point win. If both teams fail to submit a team, then it will be scored as a 0-0 draw.
Injuries and Suspensions wrote:
Injuries in this game do NOT reflect real life, they will be generated by me.

Players banned in real life will be ineligible for selection in this game for the duration of the ban.

Inclusion of injured/banned players will result in them being replaced by players on the bench, and the bench not having eight players, which may result in punishment if it concerns the front-row.

Punishment for fielding an ineligible player will be loss of one match point.
Financial Rewards wrote:
There will be no rewards for the result of an individual match, instead the managers will receive cash for predicting.

£2m for descriptive predictions 
£0.25m for scores on the doors predictions
If you fail to predict without first advising me that you are unable to do so that week, you will be fined £1m for a first offence, £2m for a second offence, £3m for a third offence etc upto a maximum of £5m per fine.

AP finishing positions.

Champions: 8m
Runners Up: 6m
Playoff Semi Finalist Losers: 5m
5th: 4m
6th: 3.5m
7th: 3m
8th: 2.5m
9th: 2m
10th: 1.5m
11th: 1m
12th: 0.5m

Heineken Cup

Losing Quarter Finalists - £2 million each
Losing Semi Finalists - £3 million each
Runners Up - £4 million
Champions - £5 million

Amlin Challenge Cup

Losing Quarter Finalists - £1 million each
Losing Semi Finalists - £2 million each
Runners Up - £3 million
Champions - £4 million

Anglo-Welsh Cup

Losing Semi Finalist - £1 million each
Runners Up - £2 million
Champions - £3 million


If your budgets falls below minus £10 million for any reason, the administrators (SJE) will step in and players from within your squad will be released for the relevant financial compensation (foreign transfer value) in order to bring your budget back above minus £10 million.
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:29 pm


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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:36 pm

Crazy, he's been nowhere near the level of Alberts.

Matfield, Smith, FDP.....he just won't let go.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:58 pm

Juan smith was fantastic last year. Also gives depth and experience. Not a starter maybe but good to have around.

Like burger he can play 8 also which may be the appeal

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Post by LukeLovesLuka on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:03 pm

To be goat Schalk and Smith is great back up to Alberts, Louw, Vermeulen. Given brussow etc never kicked on.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:04 pm

Brussow isn't a Meyer player. He likes them big!

Starting loose trio for Boks picks itself I reckon

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Post by LukeLovesLuka on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:11 pm

Goat was meant to be fair! Brussow was meant to be the real deal. Never happened really. They look better since spies kankowski era

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:14 pm

Brussow still dominates the breakdown at Super level. He's too small for Meyer, he packs the forwards with big carriers and physicality. A specialist fetcher isn't his game.

I'd love him for Englabd, one if my favs.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:36 pm

Brussow had injuries galore and seems to have just stalled.

Think the bok backrow picks itself up but they need back ups so smith makes sense.

Meyer said for years he sees burgers best position as 8. The year burger got injured he was captain of the stormers and was due to be 8 all season.

Great depth boks.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:37 pm

Also with Arno Botha having been injured for a year since becoming bok 6 they have needed back up.

Hope Botha comes back strong he looked tremendous at int level for a 20 year old

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:38 pm

I could put out an all bok backrow with replacements lol

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Post by Fluxy on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:00 pm

To be fair Brussow didn't really stall, super teams managed to mark him out of games. Still one of the best 7's around for me, makes a top ten easily

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Post by Driver on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:08 pm

Best 7 over the ball at the top level for me.
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:08 pm

I can see why he maybe doesn't start but to not be involved is criminal, Meyer has treat him terribly.

The Boks can struggle a bit at the breakdown and he's a game changer.

Boks backrow options are mental tbh

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:31 pm

Driver wrote:Best 7 over the ball at the top level for me.


Probably is driver. Just does not do the linking,carrying or lineout.

His deck work is immense he just comes out of the darkest places with the ball. He flourished when they changed the laws to the ELV's but when they changed them after he has never been the same. Now you have to disengage and then rengage at the breakdown it neutralised him a bit. He used to attach and then win the steal. Now his size hampers him a bit


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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:33 pm

This is a piece of analysis sent to me on a coaching course and is very good

http://rugby-coaching-blog.com/2010/02/12/gary-gold-analyses-heinrich-brussow/

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Post by Driver on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:34 pm

He'd be wicked in a defensive side which just wants to grind results out , if you want to play rugby a bit more you'd have to pick someone else.
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Post by Driver on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:36 pm

Matt what coaching level are you? Durham RFU keep getting onto me about being fast tracked through to my level 4 which is champ/prem level.
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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:36 pm

The minute that law changed was where brussow had issues

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Post by Fluxy on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:41 pm

He is great in open play and can carry well for his size. But like you said Matt, his size does hamper him slightly because most sides want as many big guys cleaning rucks or trucking it up, most sevens these days can do a lot of that, and not have to rely on their fetching and link play

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:43 pm

Driver I am only level 2. I struggle to commit to all that is required to get to level 3 as I still play have a family etc.

However I coach with quite a few pro players and played a decent level myself so am probably going to go all the way through them after 1 last season.

I help coach county u15s and u18s on breakdown in specialist sessions as my friends are main coaches for them. Also do a lot of scrum sessions for various clubs. You need to not be playing to do level 3/4. Take the fastrack if you are not going to play its a great opportunity. Level 3/4 is serious. For level 3 you need to be head coach level and 4 involves interviews and talent management and is almost pro.

Don't get many 3/4 as it's a commitment. 4 is about 3grand also.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:51 pm

Driver biggest issue you will find with all the coaching levels is the admin is awful from RFU and your local RFU.


They publish dates that don't happen, experience sessions and guests don't turn up etc. Number of CRB or DBS as they are now called if you help out with kids rugby. It's enough to deter. If I did not have a strong network of coaches who invite me in for sessions etc and in would have not bothered. Doing sessions with different clubs is also hard to document for assessment etc. It's basically a great system but hampered by a lack of organisation and technology

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Post by Guest on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:58 pm

Bit of DC fluff. Not even an article.
Why do sites carry this junk. Not drinking beer shocker !!

http://www.planetrugby.com/story/0,25883,3824_9390277,00.html

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Post by Driver on Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:59 pm

Yeah , they where saying to me if they where to fund my level 3 they'd want me to take on a coaching role at a club of there choice which put me off a bit. 

I'm pretty happy in that i'm one of the senior coaches at my club now , it's one of the reasons Durham have took a interest.

RFU is terrible , most RDO and CRC are poor and just ex players who can't do much else in life. Ours in John Benson former Leeds/Rotherham 10.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:06 am

Driver wrote:Yeah , they where saying to me if they where to fund my level 3 they'd want me to take on a coaching role at a club of there choice which put me off a bit. 

I'm pretty happy in that i'm one of the senior coaches at my club now , it's one of the reasons Durham have took a interest.

RFU is terrible , most RDO and CRC are poor and just ex players who can't do much else in life. Ours in John Benson former Leeds/Rotherham 10.


Bristol and glos RDO are great for youth level but not able to help much at senior level. Most clubs do not want a person who they don't know who is suggested due to badges and likewise you don't want to coach a club you don't know. It's a huge issue but I am not sure what the answer is. On my playing experience at a decent level and the fact I have done coaching sessions for some decent teams/ representative level I expected I could skip or have a flexible level 3 package. Instead it has rigid criteria and involves near full time dedication hence why few ex players do it.

There are so many level 2 coaches but so few level 3/4 due to the setup

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Post by Driver on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:12 am

The amount of theory on the level 3 is immense , Have you seen the director of rugby course which is being pushed by the RFU? I'd be keen on doing that tbh but it's scattered all over the country and hard to get one up here.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:17 am

I have the support to get on the courses but like you said its a mare and not worth doing.

Not seen the DOR course. You are younger so they should do as
Much as poss to get lads like you through the badges

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Post by Driver on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:21 am

The legacy of the RWC15 means they're is money been thrown at coaching courses left right and centre. 

They're is cashback schemes , free training and all sorts on go at the moment.



The Director of Rugby course has been developed by the RFU in partnership with the Ashridge Sport and Business Initiative to develop and support a generation of dynamic and inspirational leaders for the game. It is aimed at those leading rugby programmes in clubs, schools, Colleges and Universities.
The course will develop leadership and management themes, but set them firmly in an applied rugby context.
The course will be delivered over four days, taking in four modules. Modules will be delivered in two sets of consecutive days, with residential accommodation provided within the cost. Over dinner at each overnight stay, there will be chance to listen to and question an experienced Director of Rugby to further develop your learning. It is envisaged that each cohort will become part of an ongoing Community of Learning, sharing practice and experience for years to come and the RFU intends to help facilitate this.
The content will be delivered as follows:
Module 1

  • The DOR Role
  • What is Success: Vision, Mission, Values

Module 2

  • Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement
  • Change Management

Module 3

  • Leadership Models and Style
  • Conflict Management and Influencing

Module 4

  • Managing Performance and Developing People

    • Players, Coaches and Support staff


  • Appraisal
  • Succession Planning – Captains, Leaders

The content will be delivered by:

  • Nick Scott – National Coaching Development Manager
  • Ian Bell – Ashridge Sport Business Initiative 

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:23 am

New laws haven't hampered Brussow, he's been excellent this season and last. He was told to work on his carrying my Meyer and he's improved there too.

He's a scavenger but just not fancied by Meyer.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:27 am

This is due to us wasting the legacy of 2003. We have 10 or 20 thousand less players so they need to address it.

The north is seen as a great development opportunity and so it should. Playing numbers in north at youth level really affected. In South it's senior level.

They know they need to get it right this time which is why i am so disappointed by how they have allocated tickets.

I have bought over a hundred but they should be trying to get non fans or people who like rugby but have not been to a game. Increasing the fan base and developing the game whilst football is getting such a bad rep after Brazil should be the aim

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Post by Driver on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:28 am

Ticketing is a joke , They should be throwing them at schools and youth centres.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:33 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:New laws haven't hampered Brussow, he's been excellent this season and last. He was told to work on his carrying my Meyer and he's improved there too.

He's a scavenger but just not fancied by Meyer.

How many games did he play ? No idea personally

He is injured again and having surgery. Could be finished apparently http://m.news24.com/sport24/Rugby/Super15/Brussow-to-go-under-the-knife-20140708

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:33 am

Anyone after a lock, FH, centre? I've got loads!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:41 am

Brussow missed last two games of season and is off to Japan.

See Caucau is back, wonder how fat he is???

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Sgt_Pooly wrote:Brussow missed last two games of season and is off to Japan.

See Caucau is back, wonder how fat he is???


Always remember caucau turning up fat as hell at Kingsholm for Agen for a routine Heino victory for glos. He murdered us and was magical. Even the fans applauded him. Huge talent no discipline.

I have watched blanco, Campese, Lomu,Savea, Folau, North etc in flesh but he ranks up there with them. Just inconsistent. Amazing waste of talent. Had it all

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:12 am

Sgt_Pooly wrote:Brussow missed last two games of season and is off to Japan.

See Caucau is back, wonder how fat he is???


Brussow missed a lot at start. Don't think he made 9 games. Had some good games post Xmas but can't exist on such low appearance rate

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:16 am

Wow made his first appearance end of April and out by mid may http://www.bdlive.co.za/sport/rugby/2014/04/23/clash-of-the-wooden-spooners

Must have 4 games played. So
Unlucky. Size is everything these days. Shame as he was such a thief at breakdown.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:20 am

Are we expected to be in the mix for commonwealth sevens ? Whole event has passed me by until it has started populating my news readers

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:00 am

anonmattyt wrote:Wow made his first appearance end of April and out by mid may http://www.bdlive.co.za/sport/rugby/2014/04/23/clash-of-the-wooden-spooners

Must have 4 games played. So
Unlucky. Size is everything these days. Shame as he was such a thief at breakdown.

He started 6 games.

""Cheetahs flank Heinrich Brüssow made his first appearance in the tournament last week and was menacing against the Sharks in Durban. Even though the Cheetahs lost 19-8, Brüssow gave them a boost in the battle for the ball on the ground.

Brüssow and Stormers hooker Deon Fourie were last weekend’s leading pilferers — each nabbing four turnovers — and their duel should be a bruising one.

Brüssow also made a whopping 18 tackles, which underlined his menace to opponents and value to the Cheetahs"

Says it all about him really, topped the turnover stats pretty much every round.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:24 am

And that's 6 more than Figallo & Etzebeth have made all season..... Whistle

Figallo hasn't played a game since September! Can't believe he made no club appearences last season and has only made 15 T14 starts in 5 seasons! I never realised how injury prone he was, have Sarries bought a cripple????

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:59 am

Figallo has played 47 top 14 games in 5 years and 36 tests. Not bad for a TH.

Wiki is unreliable for stats pooly.

http://www.itsrugby.co.uk/player-4911.html

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:40 am

I used that site actually......read pts scored! lol

Played 8 games in 2 season in all club comps..........wow!

And neither him or Etzebeth have played a club game all last season Wink

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:49 am

No because they were injured. It happens in rugby. Don't understand why you are banging on about etzbeth or figallo??

Brussow came up from luke, flux and a few others hence talking
Of his injuries.

All a bit odd to say the least. Try and move the topic on to actual rugby debate instead of reacting when anyone mentions any of your players.

Makes the forum a lot more enjoyable.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:52 am

Only banter man....no need to have a hissy.

You can dish it out but can't take it eh Wink

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:36 am

Aus squad for 4N:

Forwards: Ben Alexander, Pek Cowan, James Slipper, Sekope Kepu, Scott Sio, Tatafu Polota-Nau, James Hanson, Nathan Charles, James Horwill, Rob Simmons, Will Skelton, Sam Carter, Scott Fardy, Scott Higginbotham, Michael Hooper (captain), Matt Hodgson, Wycliff Palu, Ben McCalman.

Backs: Nic White, Nick Phipps, Luke Burgess, Bernard Foley, Kurtley Beale, Matt Toomua, Christian Leali’ifano, Tevita Kuridrani, Rob Horne, Joe Tomane, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Henry Speight, Pat McCabe, Israel Folau.

best 15?

1. Slipper
2. TPN/Charles
3. Kepu
4. Skelton
5. Simmons
6. Fardy
7. Hooper
8. Palu

9. White
10. Foley
11. Speight
12. Beale
13. AAC
14. Tomane/Horne
15. Folau

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Post by Fluxy on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:42 am

Its got to be Skelton and Horwill hasn't it? Don't simmons at all, has the line out ability but just reminds of Borthwick when he was captain of England. Would also be tempted with Higgy at 6, just a better carrier than Fardy. 

Can't argue with that backline!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:46 am

No it's a very cheeky backline, Tooma and Leali other options at 12 but Beale has been excellent, as has AAC.

I quite like Simmons, offers a better line out presence than Horwill, although not an area of strength right now for Aus.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:48 am

Skelton is sub most of the time for tahs but yeah I would start him and Horwill. Never rated Simmons in anyway whatsoever
Carter could come in and looked good vs France.


Higgy for me short of int class. There are lots of reservations over him. His pen count is huge and quite a lazy defender

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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:51 am

Backline will be

9 white
10 foley
11 speight
12 toomua
13 Kurindrani
14 AAC
15 folau

Think there is very little debate on that being their starting backline. Unlike England Australia know there best backline.

Exciting back 3 with speight and folau with AAC decent there and gives them strong defence.

As great as speight is going forward he is a really poor defender so can see a few teams targeting him

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:01 am

I do like Toomua, having a solid season but Beale is different class. Kurindrani has been poor this season, I'd 100% start AAC over him although we'll prob see him on the wing.

Agree on Higgy, never been sold on him at Int level although good club player.

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:05 am

When does the 4 Nations start? Speight doesn't officially qualify to play for Australia until 11th September.
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