Ricky Plots Revenge

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  1. Ryan

    By:RyanJan 24, 2006
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    League: Kangaroos coach already plots revenge

    22.01.06


    SYDNEY - New Kangaroos coach Ricky Stuart has wasted no time plotting Australia's league redemption.

    Although the National Rugby League kick-off is seven weeks away and the Anzac test a blip on the horizon, Stuart has put players on notice that they are under consideration for the May 5 test at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, where Australia hope to avenge their Tri-Nations title loss to the Kiwis last November.

    Stuart has named an initial 40-man squad to meet in Sydney next weekend, including many established internationals. But he has also got an eye for the future by naming promising players including Anthony Tupou (Roosters) and Melbourne teenager Greg Inglis.

    Inglis, who turned 19 this week, was also named by selectors in a squad for an emerging Queensland State of Origin camp.

    The fullback made his first-grade debut only last season, appearing in 13 games for the Storm alongside rookie Kiwis' wing Jake Webster.

    Inglis was one of five Melbourne players named in the squad, alongside Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Michael Crocker and Matt King.

    Brisbane had four players - Darren Lockyer, Petero Civoniceva, Brent Tate and Shaun Berrigan - selected but they have already been ruled out by club officials as it clashes with a camp the club has already scheduled.

    Andrew Johns, Penrith half Craig Gower and Knights hooker Danny Buderus are also unavailable and players from Wests Tigers were excluded as they will be in England for the World Club Challenge.

    Notable inclusions were Cronulla prop Ben Ross, Penrith fullback Rhys Wesser and Sydney Roosters' Braith Anasta and Ashley Harrison.

    Cronulla halfback Brett Kimmorley, dropped after the opening game of last year's Origin series, has also been named.

    - NZPA

    DOH !!! No Bell, Orford, Watmough, Kite, Menzies etc etc.
     
  2. Guest

    By:GuestJan 24, 2006
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    Ashley harrison. What a surprise now that he plays for the Rorters. I am surpised that Ryan cross and Brett Finch didn't get a run as well.
     
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    By:MatabeleJan 24, 2006
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    Topou and Harrison?

    What a flaming joke!
     
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    By:NutzcrawJan 24, 2006
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    Mark my words greg inglis is going to be a superstar!!

    I been watching him in the queensland cup up here for ages, he will be worth every cent melbourne have paid for him... billy slater may find himself out of a spot in the future!
     
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    By:FluffyJan 25, 2006
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    anyone got the full list??
     
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    Australian squad (by club):-

    Bulldogs: Andrew Ryan, Mark O'Meley, Willie Mason, Willie Tonga

    Cronulla: Ben Ross, Brett Kimmorley

    Manly: Brent Kite, Steve Menzies

    Melbourne: Billy Slater, Cameron Smith, Greg Inglis, Matt King, Michael Crocker

    Newcastle: Clint Newton, Steve Simpson

    New Zealand Warriors: Steve Price

    North Queensland: Carl Webb, Johnathan Thurston, Luke O'Donnell, Matt Bowen

    Parramatta: Eric Grothe, Nathan Hindmarsh, Tim Smith, Timana Tahu

    Penrith: Rhys Wesser, Trent Waterhouse, Luke Lewis

    St George Illawarra: Ashton Sims, Ben Creagh, Ben Hornby, Dean Young, Jason Ryles, Luke Bailey, Mark Gasnier, Matt Cooper, Trent Barrett

    South Sydney: John Sutton

    Sydney Roosters: Anthony Tupou, Ashley Harrison, Braith Anasta, Craig Fitzgibbon, Craig Wing, Ryan Cross, Anthony Minichiello
     
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    How in the world can Tupou, Clint Newton,Tim Smith and Sutton be in the squad ahead of Orford and Watmough, albeit I do have a lot of respect for Smith and Sutton. Rick Stuart, you are a deadset tos*ser.
     
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    By:GuestJan 25, 2006
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    Clint Newton is a reserve grader.
     
  9. Ryan

    By:RyanJan 25, 2006
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    LoL - Look at the 9th / 10th placed Roosters...I'm surprised J Monaghan isn't there. I'd include less fullbacks as well...we all know who that will be. My squad would be:-

    01. Anthony Minichello
    02. Timana Tahu
    03. Mark Gasnier
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. Eric Growthe
    06. Darren Lockyer
    07. Andrew Johns
    08. Mark O'Mealey
    09. Danny Buderus
    10. Luke Bailey
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Craig Fitzgibbon
    13. Ben Kennedy

    14. Craig Wing
    15. Jason Ryles
    16. Andrew Ryan
    17. Brent Kite
     
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    By:FroJan 25, 2006
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    My squad would be spelt correctly :)
     
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    Whilst a few of those mentioned are a little surprising I am not too shocked with the majority of the squad. Many are good up and comers. Orford probably should be there but most of the players mentioned were given big wraps by the independent observers last year. Watmough should definitely be in the company. There are lots of fringe players who with good form this year will come into calculations.

    The biggest shock is that Jason King isn't there! :lol:
     
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    By:Jatz CrackersJan 25, 2006
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    If the The Sydney Roosters could ever be described as a "family" club then the only word for the naming of some of those (other than Minichello) in the squad is.....nepotism.
     
  13. Ryan

    By:RyanJan 25, 2006
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    I hope Orford has a "special" performance in line for when we meet The Roosters to prove young Ricky wrong. I'm sure Watmough will be feeling the same.

    I'll scratch up 4 points now shall I?

    Whoever has the Australian Coach as their club coach is always at a disadvantage, because fringe players will always try that little bit harder to impress on the day the player plays his team...LoL

    And the Roosters have lost a HOST of forwards already.
     
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    By:Stuey Davis SocksJan 25, 2006
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    Tezza certainly thought so
     
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    By:DiscoJan 25, 2006
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    Clint Newton really stepped up for Newie last year in the absence of BK, valid selection imo
     
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    By:RyanJan 25, 2006
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    Newcastle will be good this year.
     
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