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And T-Rex's new nickname is....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon64, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    ...Obi Wan Kenobi.

    Well it should be after he used the Jedi mind trick on the City selectors.

    How the hell did he get a start ?
    He has been woeful....and I'm being generous.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He has to be picked in that game

    It is in NSW best interests to try and get the bloke on form, if he finds form and could come off the bench in Origin he could give Qld huge trouble, we've all seen what the bloke can produce (pre back injury anyway)

    The key is goin to be unlocking that form and hoping something clicks
     
  3. Jax24

    Jax24 Well-Known Member

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    rExtinct or Jurassic Pup lol.
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He is one of the few who have the ability to get NSW to win this thing once and for all.

    Dropping him will not do any good.

    Lets face it Clive Churchill would look ordinary in that Dogs side.
     
  5. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Dorathy The Dinosaur.

    Fair Dinkum how the hell does he get selected he's been woeful?

    It just goes to show you what a waste of time City V Country is it should be scrapped.
     
  6. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't know. I thought some of the previous posters raised some good points. Did you just read the headline & sprout your thoughts? Sounds like a Tele reader. Of course no Manly supporter would read that rag. Right, people?
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope your being sarcastic Kiwi or that is one long bow your drawing there.
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fitter, the 'super-coach' will get him right where others have failed.
     
  9. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    His new nickname is nessie - he is out there somewhere. Or labrador - always bludging on the blind
     
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  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nope not sarcastic mate

    Let's says Watmough, Lewis and Bird are the backrow for NSW

    They need 1-2 back rowers on the bench, who is going to worry Qld more, Say a Hoffman type coming on for 20, or a Williams type ?

    As I said, it is all dependent on form, but NSW need someone coming on to make a difference, Tony can be that man if on song. Ruling him out as of now wouldn't be the right selection imo

    Tariq Sims would have been my man for this role but he has come back pretty slowly from his leg issues so give him another year
     
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  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I would have Hoffman every day of the week over She-Rex (or The Labrador... read earlier post).
    I reckon Hoffman is an unsung hero for Melbourne. He's a real worker, which is what you need in SOO. Put him in the pack and shift Bird to 5/8 for SOO.
    You are expecting She-Rex to come on a blow Qld apart, but that won't happen. The same reasoning failed with Taylor for Qld.
    NSW will only win if the game becomes an arm-wrestle (sorry about the cliche).
     
  12. Dee Why Eagle

    Dee Why Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Hope T-Rex has a blinder for Sydney.
    Should frustrate the crap out of the bulldogs!
     
  13. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I think its highly improbable that considering his club form, somehow it might improve by selection to this rep game.

    There are just so many reasons why his selection is unwise.

    * If the structures around him at the dogs arent settling him into base levels of consistency then one city-country game isnt going to help. It may well hinder.
    * T-Rex struggles when the speed of the game overtakes him & even the speed of his teammates. Even this minor rep game will do it too him.
    * Different coach. Different input requirements. Different support players around him. He wont come good with all this going on.

    I understand NSWs need, but reaching into the cupboard hoping for a form reversing T-Rex is a massive massive gamble, IMO.
     
  14. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If it will hinder the Dogs then I congratulate the selectors on his selection. Hopefully he will make the Blues team too.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Origin doesn't need the structure of a club game, so maybe that helps the situation ?

    Tell the bloke he has 20mins, X number of hits ups are required, every hit up starts 5m back from the play the ball and he hits it at pace, and show him a George Burgess DVD of that, and it should be simple enough haha

    Not saying it will work or anything, but the original question was why was he selected, that sort of impact that only a very few can offer is exactly what NSW will be looking for
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    If he was able to carry out those simple instructions I would agree Kiwi, but I reckon that if those would work, Des would have reverted to them at some point either at Manly or at the Dogs.

    The Burgess DVD idea is good :)
     
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  17. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    The $600,000 Man.

    "We can rebuild him, stronger, faster, fitter than before" - Des to Greenturd (2012)
     
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  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haha yeah, but at the Dogs at the moment, there is nobody running onto the pill, it is all shallow, slow, sideways stuff. I've got no idea what Des is up to there because that structure looked terrible, and the simple addition of Kasiano and Graham can't fix that structure just coz they come back
     
  19. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    Where does all this back injury stuff come from.That happened 10 months ago and no-one,not even TRex or his club,has even mentioned it.What we did hear was what a great pre-season he had,how fit he is
    and how he wanted to improve immensely from last year bla bla bla.

    No problem with people trying to justify his inclusion but the injury stuff is rubbish.This bloke is not a footballer,he is a giant athlete who needs absolutely everything to go his way to achieve anything.Our game is about toughness and playing for your clubmates and fans,not wandering around and turning up twice a year.This attitude should not be rewarded with the famous sky blue jumper as it totally disrespects blokes having a real crack each and every week.He has played half a dozen decent games in his life.Blokes like Hoffman,Choc and Gallen spill blood each and every week for their club sides.They eat him for breakfast and always will.
     
  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It hasn't come from anywhere official, just views of certain people susan

    Personally I picked up a back injury nearly 2 years ago now and it still gives me trouble and effects my cricket big time. Obviously I don't have all the best physios and docs looking after it like the top line sportsman would
     

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