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New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 10 May, 2019 12:36

Advertised on FB. Looks like a prop from silhouette.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: ChesterShark (IP Logged)
Date: 10 May, 2019 12:49

Mulipola?

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 10 May, 2019 13:33

Coenie Oosthuizen

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: romanfaithfull (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 13:55

100% this is Oosthuizen, silouette checks out. Another massive signing, hopefully we can keep him fit!

Potential XV for next year:

1. Harrison
2. AVDM
3. Oosthuizen
4. LDJ
5. Dan du Preez
6. Ross
7. Tom Curry
8. JL du Preez
9. Faf
10. Rob du Preez
11. Yarde/McGuigan
12. Van Cannonball
13. JOC/S James
14. Solomona
15. Ashton

Obviously even if no one is injured, we won't have that XV available the whole season due to the Super Rugby season and World Cup, but I would say that that XV could go toe to toe with any other in Europe.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 14:15

Think he will be sharing 1 with Harrison, otherwise we have an imbalance between 1 and 3

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: romanfaithfull (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 14:37

Ah okay, makes sense.

So a 23 could look like:

1. Oosthuizen
2. AVDM
3. JCW
4. LDJ
5. Dan du Preez
6. Ross
7. Tom Curry
8. JL du Preez
9. Faf
10. Rob du Preez
11. Yarde
12. Van Cannonball
13. JOC
14. Solomona
15. Ashton

16. Webber
17. Harrison
18. WGJ
19. Beaumont
20. Ben Curry
21. Cliff (weakest position IMHO)
22. AJ
23. Sam James

That's leaving out:

McGuigan
Luke James
Redpath
Phillips
(Potentially Wilson/Hammersley/Takelua)

I really wonder what the best back 5 and 19+20 will be when we have everyone fit and available, and if we get Wilson.

If we keep everyone fit and stay consistent (big if), we will do well!

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 17:23

If it is Oostheizen (and he stays fit) then itís a pretty astute signing, essentially covering two positions in one. Very rare to have props who can do both sides these days. Helps us keep the squad numbers lower. I reckon heíll bench and come on as an impact sub after 60.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: FarnhamShark (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 20:06

You're also leaving out Bryn Evans. If we do get both duPreez twins (I'm getting nervous waiting for the announcement!) I wonder if Daniel is primarily going to play 6/8, with Josh starting at lock. Having Dan & Ben Curry coming on after 55 minutes would be quite a statement.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: ale shark (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 20:18

8 South Africans, 1Aussie and 1 academy product in that starting XV.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 20:39

I think that Harrison Webber Beaumont snd James likely to start in their respective positions, at least until others acclimatise

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 20:42

Quote:
ale shark
8 South Africans, 1Aussie and 1 academy product in that starting XV.


Not enough EQP for my liking in that. I bet itís more like:

Harrison
Webber
John
Beaumont
de Jager
Ross
A Curry
JdP (when here)/ Strauss (if here)/Wilson (getting silly now)
Faf
AJ/RdP rotation
Yarde
RJVR
S James/JOC rotation
Solomona
Ashton/Hammersley

Akker
Oosthiezen
Cooper-Woolley
Phillips
A Curry
Cliff (but by God we need a better EQP 9)
JOC/James rotation
McGuigan



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Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: StalyShark (IP Logged)
Date: 12 May, 2019 20:53

Thatís potentially 10 EQP in the XV, 4 bench EQP and 6 academy. Thatís 61% and just lower than the standard.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 06:20

Another serious signing anyway. And another ball carrier.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: iBozz (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 06:26

Coenie Oosthuizen.



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Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: Olyy (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 07:31

Can't argue with that at all

We've wanted another loosehead for years, and we've wanted a big lump second row for years. We've signed two tier one internationals in those positions.
Great stuff!

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: clutch (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 07:48

Yes. No messing about.
Just need a few more to complete the jigsaw.

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: Yareet (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 11:59

Quote:
Olyy
Can't argue with that at all
We've wanted another loosehead for years, and we've wanted a big lump second row for years. We've signed two tier one internationals in those positions.
Great stuff!

Except he came over here in the Autumn as a tighthead and this article would suggest that they weren't considering him as a even a backup loosehead

[www.sport24.co.za]

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: thekeg (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 12:17

Quote:
Yareet
Quote:
Olyy
Can't argue with that at all
We've wanted another loosehead for years, and we've wanted a big lump second row for years. We've signed two tier one internationals in those positions.
Great stuff!

Except he came over here in the Autumn as a tighthead and this article would suggest that they weren't considering him as a even a backup loosehead

[www.sport24.co.za]

Heís played loosehead for years before that though

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: Crutch (IP Logged)
Date: 13 May, 2019 12:34

Quote:
Olyy
Can't argue with that at all
We've wanted another loosehead for years, and we've wanted a big lump second row for years. We've signed two tier one internationals in those positions.
Great stuff!

Absolutely.

Strange lack of comments so far for such a big signing. Possibly due to the 2 week gap in league meaning the less obsessed are not on the board?

No possible way to argue that the squad wonít be much stronger going into next year this time around. I have fleeting worries that weíre attempting to buy the league, and then remember that our spending is just catching up to everyone else!

Re: New signing 6am Monday
Posted by: FarnhamShark (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2019 16:16

Could be because the site's been down! Personally, I'm delighted to have Oosthuizen, and also a bit surprised - I did wonder if we were going to give Morozov a lot more game time next season, because he's looked pretty good up to now. I hope we don't lose him because of lack of game time.

Also delighted with the du Preez twins - and also a bit disappointed they're not here for the whole season. Presumably we need to keep Josh Strauss - those two will leave a massive hole when they go back to RSA!

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