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Backrow Options?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With back rowers available, would start Brown & Buhrer with Mateo off the bench & big Kapow at lock...other options are varied but personally - though it may seem a little soon - the rangy Knight could well slot into the backrow options, particularly if he trains/trials well pre season. I see him off the bench in the very NEAR future.
    Other back rowers include Symonds & Leary (more NSW cup due to new additions), with Lussick a reasonable option also & actually played backrow in his junior footy.
     
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  2. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Barrett may employ a horses for courses policy with the combination dependent upon the opposition we are playing e.g. if we are playing a big pack like the Dogs we might well start with Mateo, Ferris/Brown and Kapow.
     
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  3. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    I think that Mateo offers the most for us, and am torn between the other three main contenders...presuming we carry a hooker on the bench and two props, who misses out? Symonds often seems to make half-breaks and offers some speed out wide, but like many on here I don;t rate his defence very highly - gets pushed back almost every time. Buhrer has the most potential, if he can come back from two reconstructions with the same speed and agility...but that is a big "if". And I've always rated Brown quite highly, although mainly as a backrower - not centre or hooker. Leary - probably destined for reserves for the most part, which is a shame cos he is very close to the others...Knight should get a few runs under his belt too, hopefully - bring him on slowly towards the end of the year maybe?
     
  4. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    We aren't winning the comp if Symonds is starting or on our bench. He tries hard when covering positions and seems like a nice guy, but hopefully injury cover is as far as his involvement goes.

    Maxta summed it up well. Brown, Buhrer, Kapow to start, Mateo, Knight from bench. Buhrer is mid 20's, coming into his prime - expecting big things from him, regardless of his surgery (he is a top athlete, he'll come back fine). Mateo for impact off bench on tiring defences.
     
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  5. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't have Brown and Buhrer together just not enough size there. Still think Knight is too green and needs a year in NSW cup. Think Barrett will go with
    8. Myles
    9. Korosai
    10. Trbojevic
    11. Tapau
    12. Mateo
    13. Brown

    14. Buhrer
    15. Lussick
    16. Symonds
    17. Lawrence
     
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  6. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Parcell will be on the bench if not starting, no way he misses out, meaning Symonds is most likely to drop off. At some point during the year I think we will see Knight and Fanou-blake on the bench.
     
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  7. Hgbcds

    Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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    Tapau at 11 no chance.maybe swap him with brown, but if buhrer is fit definately starter before brown all day long
     
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  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    If we retain Buhrer & Brown I would love to see a move for Taupau AKA Gallen into prop as follows (and check this bench out):-

    08. Jake Trbojevic
    09. Matt Parcell
    10. Marty Taupau
    11. Feleti Meteo
    12. Tom Symonds
    13. Jamie Buhrer

    14. Nate Myles
    15. Darcy Lussick
    16. Brenton Lawrence
    17. Lewis Brown
     
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  9. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    08. Jake Trbojevic
    09. Matt Parcell
    10. Nate Myles
    11. Lewis Brown
    12. Feleti Meteo
    13. Marty Taupau

    14. Jamie Buhrer
    15. Darcy Lussick
    16. Brenton Lawrence
    17. Starling or liam knight
     
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  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lussick? Hardly. I spoke to him back in 2012 about a back row spot opening up with T Rex departing, and he said his back row days were well behind him.
     
  11. mike walker

    mike walker Well-Known Member

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    G,day all,As it appears both Brown and Korisau have been brought with the promise of first grade positions,it seems that Parcell,Jamie and Leary are left pushing for one spot in the seventeen as their is no way we will have four players of their similar stature in the squad.
    cheers mike
     
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  12. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just can't wait to see who does line up in Round 1. And 2 and 3 and ...
    Excited!!
     
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  13. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

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    If Starling is moved to Titians, Lawrence moved to Roosters and Buhrer to UK as reported I feel we could have Klemmer or Tamou in 16.
    Some food for thought.....
     
  14. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As stated a.....REASONABLE option
    Also played there up till 20yo.
    If he plays there at times in 2016, could work against the bigger packs Dogs,Souths before bring on the quicker backrowers against a tiring bigger pack & Imo will at times, with Barretts decision more important than what he wants.
     
  15. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's getting a bit late to start any more major signings & moving guys on. You'd think they'd be settled on the roster by now. I think what we have is it.
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree. Far too late in the piece, and while Klemmer is certainly a decent prop, he is in no way worth the depth Buhrer, Lawrence and Starling all provide combined. I'd rather it not happen tbh.
     
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  17. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    8. J. Trbojevic
    9. A. Koroisau
    10. N. Myles
    11. J. Buhrer
    12. L. Brown
    13. M. Tapau

    14. D. Lussick
    15. B. Lawrence / L. Knight
    16. F. Mateo
    17. M. Parcell

    Lussick and Lawrence / Knight interchange with Myles and Trbojevic. Mateo interchange with Tapau to exploit tiring forwards and same same with Parcell interchanging with Koroisau.

    I can see Knight really challenge for a bench spot early on and may push Lawrence out. If he really comes on I could see him even challenge Myles for the starting gig later in the year or for 2017.
     
  18. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You need at least 6 props in the roster. Currently we have Trbojevic, Myles, Lussick, Lawrence, Starling, Burgess, Knight. I can't see us dumping out 2 of them.
     
  19. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

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    They are cutting it fine but these rumors are still lingering. I can't see us moving these players on to front load contracts for cap space in 2017 as signed players have already had their contracts registered by nrl. The only reason they would try and shift players now is to free up coin for another signing. It's funny we are trying to move on Lawrence when he only has one year to go anyway.
    I really don't know but I'm just not convinced we are finished
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't we use Taupau as a prop though? Like I say, that leaves space for both Buhrer and Brown (who are similar players) in the backrow.
     

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