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2016 Top 25 Players

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by TagMonster, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, now that 2015 has finally been taken of life support I though we should look towards 2016. While I don't think we will be a special to win the competition from the start I believe we will be in a better position than we were this year. Below is what I think our first 17 and top 25 will look like:

    1. B. Stewart
    2. J. Taufua
    3. C. Gutherson
    4. S. Matai
    5. P. Hiku
    6. J. Lyon
    7. D. Cherry-Evans
    8. J. Trbojevic
    9. A. Koroisau
    10. N. Miles
    11. J. Buhrer
    12. L. Brown
    13. F. Mateo

    14. D. Lussick
    15. B. Lawrence
    16. J. Starling
    17. A. Demetriou

    18. M. Ballin
    19. T. Trbojevic
    20. T. Symonds
    21. B. Leary
    22. J. Sene-Lefao
    23. T. Moltzen
    24. M. Parcell
    25. L. Burgess

    I've probably missed someone but I think that just about covers it. Looking at the team list above I still feel we are short a big impact prop and don't have terrific depth in the backline to cover injuries to be a true contender in 2016.

    Hopefully the combination of Jake, Lussick and Miles will get the work done up front to allow DCE to show his class with our still potent backline.

    I still feel that Matty is our best option as starting hooker, however due to injury I doubt he will start week one. I would see Koroisau coming off the bench either side of halftime and just before fulltime in place for a tired forward.

    I think the player to watch in 2016 will be Demetriou! This kid is going to be a wrecking ball playing on the edge of the ruck. He leads the U20s in 2015 in tackle busts by a significant margin. He is a nugget of a player who get very good leg drive. I see him as a future starting lock.
     
  2. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    Manly 2016
    1.Stewart
    2.Tafua
    3.Hiku
    4.Matai
    5.Trbojevic
    6.Lyon
    7.Cherry-Evans
    8.Myles
    9.Koroisau
    10.Trbojevic
    11.Mateo
    12.Symonds
    13.Buhrer

    14.Parcell
    15.Lussick
    16.Brown
    17.Lawrence

    18.Starling
    19.Gutherson
    20.Leary
    21.Ballin
    22.Sene Lefao
    23.Docker
    24.Satini
    25.Burgess
    Moltzen
    Demetriou
    Knight
    Pearsell
    Green
    Wright
    Walker
    Bainbridge
    Parker
    Raimen

    I was thinking about this yesterday, Ballin won't be hooker as much as everybody wants him to because Barret has decided to use Parcell and Koroisau ahead of him. I also think burgess is worth keeping for depth and Demetriou, Lawrence and starling to battle for the number 17.
     
  3. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    And I don't wish to dampen on the parade but compare that side to the full strength Rorters outfit and tell me how much we are going to improve on in 2016 compared to where the market leaders are now??

    I'm not being pesimistic , just realistic, we are in the " twilight zone " until our young guns come through, our oldies retire , and our cheque book is open to snavel a couple of the games current superstars.

    2016-2017, about where we are now, maybe bottom of the top 8.

    2018 and beyond, in the lap of the gods.
     
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  4. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree Mark. It would help if the Penn family were to arrange some TPAs to bring in some big guns so we can compete with the unlimited salary cap of the likes of the Rorters. I think the resigning of Snake, no matter how much it makes me happy to see him stay withanly, is only delaying the recovery of this great club.
     
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  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Agree with this, don't want them to have to leave before their time but it's generation next that will take us forward and whilst ever the old guard is still around generation next won't be getting much of a go!
     
  6. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    When Beaver moved on the process was seemless. I strongly suspect that this is because he knew he was on the decline and had the future biting at his heels. He never thought he was bigger than the club and moved on gracefully. I suspect that Jamie will do something similar at the end of next season but I think he will be the only one.
     
  7. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Let's face facts, Skivvy and Killer are being overtaken by the next generation , fitter, faster, and some with more skills.

    I'm not in ANY way denigrating them, they are both absolute pillars of the club and have been for 10 years, but we probably can't really move forward with them and Snake still here.

    Would have loved to see them all announce that 2016 was their last year, and that they wanted to stay just oneire year to provide the training and culture to generation next.

    Only time will tell.
     
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  8. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    I can possibly see Killer and Skivvy doing this. Time will tell as their bodies are bearly keeping together at this point. Snake will stay on til the end of 2017. I can live with that as it's the loss of three massive leaders over a two year period rather than all at once.
     
  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    We also assume that Ballin will either move on or not play FG again??

    So it will be like the 3 Muskateers for a while.
     
  10. TagMonster

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    I'd like to see Ballin stay as the 9 moving forward. He has a tremendous workrate which will ease the burden on the forwards with less interchange. Plus his service is sublime. We should roll with an impact hooker off the bench like with did when we had Le Strange. Sadly I suspect the injury has done him in unless Koroisau is awful to start the year.

    Snake and Skivvy are the only two players likely to cause discontent. I can't see Matty or Killer rocking the boat.
     
  11. KeithSheldon

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    That is not a fair comparison, that Roosters side is too good. You could compare them to almost any side in the last 10 years and they would beat them. It is almost nightmarish how talented that squad is.

    They are the best side I have seen since the 2007-2008 Melbourne and Manly sides.

    I am not saying we are going to win the comp but don't compare us to the Roosters and say we are ruined and they we shouldn't even bother trying.
     
  12. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The squad above is capable of playing finals footy
    My biggest question is what style will TB bring to this squad . as it's been quoted that Toov,s style is easily contained and is in the past
    So in saying that what kind of footy will be playing as it's TB first year in coaching in the top grade could determine whether we play finals footy
     
  13. damiennp90

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    The roosters are losing RTS. The best running fb in the game. Plus JM. Who has actually played better when MP is injured.
     
  14. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    I'd assume two hookers so the defence has to be ready for constant scoots from dummy half. Speed out of dummy half even if it's just a half scoot before giving it to DCE should in theory enliven our attack. We've been a bit boring and predictable until it gets out the backs. I'd like to see more spontenaeity out of DH whilst still being able to pass cleanly.

    We have always looked woeful against team that had fast hooker (think about what Granville did to us). It will be nice to be that team for once.

    People also need to remember that even though Matai and Snake etc are here till 2017 - we now have a coach who is not loyal them at all. He is in a situation where he needs to win. So if any of the older guys aren't cutting, I'd hope he has the balls to drop and promote the youth waiting in the wings. Ditto even for guys like Hiku.
     
  15. cherry_poppins

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    Barrett has no balls

    Otherwise Nathan Brown would've copped a number of uppercuts
     
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  16. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    So long as someone does. Cartwright. Seibold. Whoever
     
  17. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well we won't have to worry about losing many players to rep sides next year. Myles to qld
    Hiku would play for the kiwis but I heard the test match has been canned.
    Turbo's are a year off SOO and I think city country is gone anyway.
    DCE is out of favour in qld.

    So unless someone like Buhrer or Lawrence has a blinder start we should be consistent with our combinations once TB figures out his top 17.
     

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