Rugby Union 4 years ago

Red and Blue

  • Red and Blue

It's a daunting challenge and going to be one King-Hell of a game that's for sure.

The Waratahs may actually be shaping as some sort of weird threat this year. Israel Folau is no slump to this Rugby caper anymore. No. He's served his apprenticeship in full. He's an enigma, a prodigy, a bloody danger. He put the flame to the belly of the Force last week and scored a hat-trick against them.

The Reds have spoken publicly of their tactics in shutting down Izzy. Short of knee-capping him, I can't possibly think of what they could be.

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But forget Izzy, the Tahs are now boasting the explosive skills of Kurtley Beale too. The Wallaby is a genuine danger with the ball in his hands and runs as if he's being chased.

Not only that, but now Tahs coach, Michael Cheika, has revealed that he's going to unleash the South African man-thing Jacques Potgieter. This bloke is built like a brick out-house and about 3 pick-axe handles wide with the sunny disposition of a kicked rotweiler.

And an entertaining side-bar to this match will be Lachie Turner's return NSW, this time wearing the Reds jersey.

Will Turner's return be a triumphant one, or will the Tahs run rampant against us?

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