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2008 NRL Squad

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Sean Meaney Fullback
    Brett Stewart Fullback
    Michael Bani Winger
    Nick Bradley-Qalilawa Winger
    Michael Robertson Winger
    David Williams Winger
    Steven Bell Centre
    Steve Matai Centre
    Shane Neumann Centre
    David Vaealiki Centre
    Jamie Lyon Five Eight
    Clint Halden Half
    Matt Orford Half
    Jeff Robson Half/Hooker
    Matt Ballin Hooker
    Heath L'Estrange Hooker
    Mark Bryant Prop
    Adam Cuthbertson Prop
    Glenn Hall Prop
    Jason King Prop
    Brent Kite Prop
    Phil Morwood Prop
    Mark Offerdahl Prop
    Josh Perry Prop
    George Rose Prop
    Jack Afamasaga Second Row
    Jon Grieve Second Row
    Vic Mauro Second Row
    Steve Menzies Second Row
    Junior Palau Second Row
    Glenn Stewart Second Row
    Chris Trembath Second Row
    Jared Waerea-HargreavesSecond Row
    Anthony Watmough Second Row
    Jason Wells Lock
    Tim Browne Lock
    Luke Williamson Lock

    Here is the Squad for next season, I have put all the players into their respective postions (may have a got 1/2 wrong - took a guess on Willaims/Browne). No surprises we are a bit light on in the halves, we have plenty forwards though.

    One bit of good news - No Dunley
     
  2. Guest

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    No Dunley is offset by the fact that Robson looks to be our back up half/5/8 after Halden and Deadwood is still with Manly. Can Veileiki play 5/8 or half?

    If either Lyon or Orford are out for long period of time we are stuffed. I have a feeling that we are going to regret letting Groome go.

    The club must have big raps on Junior Palu as he was playing flegg last year.
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Deadwood must have the same photos as Willo.

    Velieiki is more a Centre/Fullback then 5/8 but could play there if required I guess. I have seen Palu he looks the goods IMO not sure if it will be next year but he will make NRL
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Here's my ROUND one @ Brookie vs. Sharks team:

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Steven Bell
    05. David Vaeliki
    06. Jamie Lyon
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Josh Perry
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Steve Menzies
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Heath Le'Strange
    15. Adam Cuthbertson
    16. Jason King
    17. Glenn Hall

    vs.

    01. David Simmons
    02. Luke Covell
    03. Fraser Anderson
    04. Ben Pommeroy
    05. Misi Taulapapa
    06. Brett Kearney
    07. Brett Kimmorley
    08. Ben Ross
    09. Isaac De Gois
    10. Adam Peek
    11. Greg Bird
    12. Lance Thompson
    13. Paul Gallen

    14. Kevin Kingston
    15. Kade Snowden
    16. Luke Douglas
    17. Reece Williams

    Hehehehehe...
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's a big call putting Perry, Vaeliki & L'Estrange in & dumping Bani, Bryant, Halden & Wells straight away.

    I'd at least like to hear reports of how the new guys are going at pre-season before cutting the loyalty. It's not like these guys are blue chip signings.
     
  6. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Duff especially on Bani, he sh!ts on Vaeliki.

    Lets do the comparison, an up and coming winger with freakish ability who handled first grade with ease, or some hack we have signed as a back up when SOO comes around.
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    See what you are saying lads, but I honestly think Vaeliki comes down to motivation & attitude.

    He was absolutely dominant for a while, had a falling out with Brian Smith (dropped form) - same as a lot of Newcastle players this year for example - then went to a 2nd rate competition in a crappy part of the UK.

    I feel 1000% safe in the knowledge that Des is skilled at getting the players attitude toward the game (as a whole) right. (Yes, I know there may be one or two games abnomality).

    BUT, as I said, I agree with you guys. Bani looks fantastic. I just feel that Des is the type of coach that will play an international excperienced player before a very promising rookie.

    Those were MY teams though lads...I reckon Des will actually go with:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Steven Bell
    05. Michael Bani
    06. Jamie Lyon
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Glenn Stewart
    13. Luke Williamson

    14. Mark Bryant?
    15. Josh Perry
    16. Adam Cuthbertson
    17. Steve Menzies

    How cool is it though, that we should see:-

    1. Cuthbo with a solid 1st grade year on the field.
    2. Matt Ballin !!

    Awesome.
     
  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Vaeliki over Matai!
     
  10. Guest

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    Vaeliki snapped his archilles tendon just before he left Parra and his form and pace dropped away alarmingly as a result.
     
  11. fLIP

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    I miss monaghan...
     
  12. toovs

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    as long as williamson is not there we will beat anyone
     
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    [/quote]

    YeeeEeeEEssss....instead of being a smart arse, there could be the contingency (and I thought this could potentially happen), that Vaeliki could replace Robertson....a relatively great up and coming prospect.
    (Actually Kiwi - this could happen)

    Therefore my statement stands, and your attempt at belittling is unfounded in this instance ! :lol:

    I meant this in a nice way by the way, but my humour is generally atroucious.
     
  14. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haha, after Robbos effort in the sheds afte rthe grand final, he may well be an up and coming prospect, maybe just not on the footy field
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Mate, to be honest, I didn't like Robertson' attitude after the GF loss. I have visions of Hoffman bawling when Melbourne lost in 06, then on the flipside, see Robertson doing the wang propella.
     
  16. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    People cope with losing in different ways. Some teams that lose come back bigger and better for the experience, others fade away, still making excuses.

    We will know in 11 months how Manly deal with it.
     

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