1st Grade Fringe
- Mar 10, 2013
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So you would have played in the opens squads at those world cups aye? Good stuff!Played the 03 World Cup in Japan (Benji was playing for the Aussie Mixed team then and made his NRL debut that year) and 07 in South Africa.
Old boy now so play Masters and do a bit of coaching. Seen quite a few of the Touch boys get invited to various NRL clubs trials. Quite a few Aussie's come from Touch backgrounds - Matt Moylan, Matt Dufty, Bevan French, then of course there's SJ (who ripped a BOP team i was coaching apart - couldnt believe when i saw him next year how much beef he had put on when the Warriors picked him up, he was such a skinny whippet), Te Maire Martin another.....a lot of them running around in Jersey Flegg and u/20s. And i know at Nationals there was always the odd scout floating around.
I was in the lot before you 97 Gold Coast WC, not opens though...
But reason I bought it up was because, fucking Aussies are damn good at that game without doing all the fancy stuff.
That was the big lesson I learnt playing against or watching their team(s)
Do you recall the Kiwi' try vs Aussies where dude outside Benji bounced out to the sideline. Benji throws (after a dummy) the ball to the gap with SKD running in off the wing to the gap, catches ball and scores. Benji's pass to SKD was forward but they let it go lol - Aussie Touch move!
When they did that move I was like hey! wtf! Against the aussie's too...
Gonna be interesting times to see how touch runs....