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Dumbo
08-03-06, 09:33 AM
Expect a good game from the Reds to secure points badly needed.
If there's any injuries before the team is announced (Reds) it maybe a tragic day for Queensland.

There is a long shot that Matt Giteau is open for buying, interest is in that the 10 jersey for the Force is wide open. Have a look at the Brumbies game and this game and think what the possibilities may have been.

Again until the team is announced - injuries on both sides are going to play a huge part of the game

Rassie
08-03-06, 09:41 AM
First win for Reds! Again, i think Force will be a `force` but not thier time yet. I`ve expected a lot from the Perth boys but they show so little rugby! Reds can`t miss that!

Dumbo
08-03-06, 10:03 AM
Fair Rassie... in the Force's defence they are missing some key players from their expected starting line up, specially in 10, 12 and 13.

10 is their biggest problem followed by 12.

Gay-Guy
08-03-06, 10:09 AM
This is the S14 final!....for the wooden spoon.............

If the Reds lose this one I'm sure John Eales will go to the next Reds training session and.................

If the Force lose this one then Mitchell will know for sure that he is a suck coach........the Brumbies started off as superstars beating the Blues first up.....yep thats right...the Blues......Fitzpatrick, Jones, Blowers, Brooke, Lomu, Vidiri...the list goes on and on........

Rassie
08-03-06, 10:11 AM
Their biggest problem if you ask me is that they are not a team yet! 9 of their players never were involved in Super 12 games. Until the start of the competition they`ve played toghether like what, 3-4 games? This means nothing! Give them time and you`ll see the results. Now, it`s too soon.

IMO, the fourth aussie franchise should have been in Melbourne if they weren`t for NRL and Aussie Rules strong money involvment. I repeat, it`s suits me just fine it`s Perth due to the fact that there, our teams will have a great supoport but honestly, the second largest city in Ausltralia should have the 4`th franchise!

Gay-Guy
08-03-06, 10:12 AM
Originally posted by Rassie@Mar 8 2006, 10:11 PM
Their biggest problem if you ask me is that they are not a team yet! 9 of their players never were involved in Super 12 games. Until the start of the competition they`ve played toghether like what, 3-4 games? This means nothing! Give them time and you`ll see the results. Now, it`s too soon.

IMO, the fourth aussie franchise should have been in Melbourne if they weren`t for NRL and Aussie Rules strong money involvment. I repeat, it`s suits me just fine it`s Perth due to the fact that there, our teams will have a great supoport but honestly, the second largest city in Ausltralia should have the 4`th franchise!
:lol:

Man...since when did you become a good poster lol! :bravo:

The TRUTH
08-03-06, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by Rassie@Mar 8 2006, 10:11 PM
IMO, the fourth aussie franchise should have been in Melbourne if they weren`t for NRL and Aussie Rules strong money involvment. I repeat, it`s suits me just fine it`s Perth due to the fact that there, our teams will have a great supoport but honestly, the second largest city in Ausltralia should have the 4`th franchise!
blasphemy!!!! please never bring this up again :P


Force is the most supported rugby team in Australia... why..... because its in PERTH!!!!!

Plus every wallabies game played over here is sold out within hours of the tickets being released.

You never would have got that in Melbourne.... even our two AFL teams sell out every game.

Dumbo
08-03-06, 10:41 AM
Guy's I live in Melbourne and the last place in Oz that should get a Union team is f&*king here. Never.

Rassie
08-03-06, 10:46 AM
Melbourne can support an Union team - from the economic point of view! NRL aud AFL chickened out , they were afraid of competition. Certainly they`ve put quite a lobby for Perth and by lobby i mean money! It`s a common fact that they joined their effort in order to prevent a Union franchise in Melbourne.

Dumbo
08-03-06, 10:50 AM
Crusaders got here first... 10K plus to see their pre 14 game against the Force... Victoria is a dead duck. AFL is all there is here

The TRUTH
08-03-06, 03:27 PM
TUNE IS BACK

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200504/r45548_118395.jpg

International winger Ben Tune was today announced in the QR Queensland Reds squad to play the Western Force at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night.

Coach Jeff Miller included Tune in a 23-man squad along with skipper John Roe, Mark Connors and Peter Hynes who all return from injury.

Exciting rookie Berrick Barnes has been ruled out with sore ribs and a rolled ankle.

Julian Huxley, Greg Holmes and Connors will all need to get through tonight's training session before Miller can finalise the squad later in the week.

The return of John Roe to the squad was welcome news to Miller.

"It's timely that we get John back, he'll add a bit of experience to the pack particularly if Mark Connors plays as well."

Tune is likely to play a key role from off the bench.

"We're hoping to give Ben a fair amount of game time," Miller said.

"He trained really well with us last night and looks like he's getting back to his best but we'll only see (how well he is going) when he gets out on the field against the Force this weekend."

Miller is hoping his team gets fired up for the match, stating yesterday that the team must show a higher level of intensity than they did against the Chiefs.

Miller sees this as a danger game for the Reds and won't be taking them lightly.

"We know that they'll be fired up with so many Queenslanders coming back with something to prove."


The squad is:

Rodney Blake

Caleb Brown

Mitchell Chapman

Mark Connors

Sam Cordingley

David Croft

Elton Flatley

Sean Hardman

Greg Holmes

James Horwill

Julian Huxley

Peter Hynes

Lloyd Johansson

Chris Latham

Anthony Mathison

Tom McVerry

Drew Mitchell

Stephen Moore

Peter Niumata

John Roe

Ben Tune

Cameron Treloar

Josh Valentine

they havn't said how they will line up.

Great to see Tune back :cheers:

Ripper
09-03-06, 03:08 AM
The Reds will win based on the pure ****tiness of the Force and John Mitchell.

Wally
09-03-06, 07:57 AM
The Reds season should start to improve their season. For the love of God, please.

On another note, I had a few words with Flats on Tuesday and then bumped into Drew Mitchell yesterday.. he was with a high school girl.

Rassie
09-03-06, 09:24 AM
The Reds season could start to improve if the money problem is solved otherwise you are going from bad to worse! QLD Rugby Union are getting through all sort of financial problems! Huh, i bet NRL has smth to do with that and it`s a pitty, QLD was a force to be reckon with from the beginning, and when i`m saying from the beginning i mean from the start when it was Super 6.

They were awesome also in Super 10, what super finals have we played with them then!

The TRUTH
09-03-06, 01:40 PM
The Force squad is:

1. Tai McIsaac
2. Brendan Cannon
3. David Fitter
4. John Welborn
5. Nathan Sharpe
6. David Pusey
7. Matt Hodgson
8. Scott Fava

9. Matt Henjak
10. Brock James
11. Digby Ioane
12. Scott Staniforth
13. Josh Graham
14. Cameron Shepherd
15. James Hilgendorf

subs=
16. Pek Cowan 17. David Te Moana 18. Luke Doherty 19. Richard Brown 20.Chris O'Young 21. Scott Daruda 22. Haig Sare

The team looks pretty good on paper considering the injuries, i think the Reds will win in a close one but i wont be suprised if they cause an upset.

Dumbo
09-03-06, 11:13 PM
I'm going the Force on this one by a single point.
Think that the Red's will think they have the game in the bag but that will be their undoing.
The Force have had a dismal season thus far but Mitchell and Co. will have been working on the basics over the past week. Expect to see a better forward game from the Force with a lot more upfront contact and better defence. They still will have problems in the backline but again I'm sure they will have been working on this as well and look foreward to seeing the results.

Force for sure...

Wally
10-03-06, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Rassie@Mar 9 2006, 09:24 PM
The Reds season could start to improve if the money problem is solved otherwise you are going from bad to worse! QLD Rugby Union are getting through all sort of financial problems!
Where do you pull that from? We have just signed the biggest sponsorship deal in provincial Australian rugby history, corporate boxes are up by 50% at the new stadium and our crowds have been relatively healthy - 38k, 25k, 23k in the opening three rounds.

aussie1st
11-03-06, 04:53 AM
Can't wait to see Digby Ioane and Johansson play. Both could play really good games. Hopefully we don't get one of those boring interstate games like usual.

Wally
11-03-06, 05:24 AM
I'm going to the game so I've already prepared myself for sloppy encounter, anything else is a bonus.

Ioane and Johansson, along with TPN and Houston should be the Wallaby's new breed of black over the next couple of seasons - and bloody oath do we need it.

The TRUTH
11-03-06, 09:58 AM
OK....lets bring on the real stuff

cant wait for this one........ should be cracker...... or a nigga.....whateva its gonna be good. :cheers:

The TRUTH
11-03-06, 10:57 AM
Half time Force leading the Reds 18-10.....Keep it up boys :bravo:

aussie1st
11-03-06, 08:49 PM
And that was the last time the Force scored any points :) They got run down by the better team.

Dumbo
12-03-06, 01:29 AM
Final Score: Reds 29-18.

The game was not as one sided as it looks, Force had a solid lead in the first half (2 tries), but seems they ran out of steam in the 2nd half and the Reds fought back.

Good improvement from the Forces forwards this week, my opinion is that the Force where let down mostly by 9 followed up by 10. Was hoping to see better form from the Force's backline, unfortunately not to be turned out on the day that they where just a group of individuals walking around with 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 on their backs and offered little in attack.
The only thing the reds can take from the game is that they one. If they keep up this form then they will easily make the bottom 3 on the ladder.

Wally
12-03-06, 07:03 AM
Henjak has been dead set disappointing so far, he'd be about 5 or 6 down the pecking order if the Wallabies scrum half was decided today.

The Force just don't have a Super 14 standard backline, and they'll struggle to win a game because of it. You couldn't have got much bigger losses than Mackay and Pelesasa as far as the backline is concerned.

The TRUTH
12-03-06, 07:27 AM
Meh...... I stopped watching at around the 60min mark..... i went out and drowned my sorrows. :buddies: :vomit: :injured:

Another good first half, but they just dont know how to play 80min.

Rassie
13-03-06, 01:01 PM
For the first time this season i`ve seen Force looking like a team. Unfortunately, the lack of experience from some players was obvious not to mention that they ran out of steam in the last part of the game!

Way too many handling errors from both sides, many open spaces in Reds defence (with a little bit of confidence Force could speculate on that) but, above all this, an well deserved first win for the Reds!