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Australian Team v New Zealand

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DVS Matt, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Billy Slater, Joel Monaghan, Greg Inglis, Israel Folau, Brent Tate, Darren Lockyer (capt), Jonathan Thurston, Petero Civoniceva, Cameron Smith, Steve Price, Glenn Stewart, Anthony Laffranchi, Paul Gallen. Interchange: Brent Kite, Josh Perry, Anthony Tupou, Kurt Gidley.

    Well done boys!
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hmmm

    I reckon Watmough deserved a spot!
     
  3. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    I am surprised that Fitzy didn't get a run actually. What's the point of having him in the squad if he won't hold down a spot?

    I think Choc will get a bench spot in one or maybe two games.
     
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    In front of whom Dan?

    Lafranchi And Stewart both deserved a spot, and Gallen the grub is blowing Stuart, and Tupou was always going to get favored now he is going to the sharks.

    The Telegraph online earlier had Micheal Monaghan making his debut on the wing :) Matas would have choked on his Yaks milk :)
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fitzy is a joke of a selection, it's like they pick him because they just can't face that he is not the player he use to be (and he use to be good)

    It's a pretty strong team though from looking at it. I still rate Price as one of the best players going around always has been. Not sure Civoniceva would have made my team.

    Also with Inglis he is incredibly poor moving to the right in defense. If you watch the grand final, Inglis was so so slow trying to move off the mark to his right hand side, that's how Ballin got across as well as several other places in the game where he was too slow
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fitzy had a top year, and was also OK for NSW in a pack that was battling, i don't have too many dramas with him in the squad

    Congratz for the Manly boys, obviously not cheering them on but hope they are looked after by the kiwis. That team still looks far too good, only thing in the Kiwis favour is a possible bit of rust on the Aussies while we have had 2 warmup matches
     
  7. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    How can Toupu not make the original squad and yet be picked, but Watmough makes the original squad, and not got picked?

    Topou is so over-rated it's not funny.
     
  8. toovs

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    someone needs to punch dicky ricky in the head tupoo over choc fu$$me
     
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why pick a centre on the wing when you have a WINGER there in Wolfman

    Glenn should have been picked at lock
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Manly centres owned Tate in the Semi against the Warriors and yet he gets picked on the wing. He is overrated.
     
  11. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Time for Des to become the Aussie coach next
     
  12. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Kite should start, he is vital in the opening minutes! He was so good in the opening of the grand final i don't see why he should start on the bench, have the fast and quick kite and price replace by perry and cino
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's Stuart's team, he's a complete moronic bum.  This wc is just a nonsense.  Go PNG. 
     
  14. deadlyeagle

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    TBH I'm not surprised that most of our players arnt playing or are benched. They are great players but the selectors mainly want to pick a team who gets bums on seats whilst winning matches.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai was interviewed earlier on the news

    They asked him if he will be looking for the Manly players, and he just started grinning and said Yes, then they asked if he will get Glenn Stewart and he said "I hope so"
     
  16. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    haha yeah i saw that interview.  It looked like he was about to giggle.

    There was a news report also where Matai said he'd tell Kearney Manly's secrets to shutting out the Storm players if it helped. 

    And yeah - good points made about Too-poo going from not being selected to going straight to the bench on game 1, and teams based on popularity and ticket sales.

    Like i said before, the only good thing for me about the WC is that it's more footy to watch and i dont really care what happens so long as Manly boys play well and dont get hurt.  Since most years there are more Origin matches played than tests, i've lost the passion for test matches.  I remember back in the 80s i used to love the tours to england and stuff cos it meant something
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    If I were selector and coach - my fully fit Australian team would be:-

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. David Williams
    03. Justin Hodges
    04. Greg Inglis
    05. Israel Falou
    06. Darren Lockyer
    07. Johnathan Thurston
    08. Brent Kite
    09. Cameron Smith
    10. Josh Perry
    11. Ryan Hoffman
    12. Luke O'Donnell
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Kurt Gidley
    15. Willie Mason
    16. Luke Bailey
    17. Anthony Watmough
     
  18. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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  19. ChuckWood

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    You've gotta have Price and Petero in the team.
    Both are champion players.

    You could select 2 quality Aust teams that
    would get the job done.

    I'm predicting that Australia will win comfortably.

    I was fortunate enough to win a double pass
    to the game in a Daily Telegraph competition
    where they were giving away a corporate box and
    50 consolation double passes.

    My biggest dilemma is - what to wear ??
    Either my Centenary Manly polo shirt or my Premiers T shirt.
     
  20. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Premiers T-shirt is a must.
     

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