1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Battle of the packs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    All the journos went into a lather last week talking up the clash of the competition's two premiere packs, the Rabbits (*snigger*) and the Bullwogs.

    Well I think this Saturday night is going to be a very interesting spectacle. With apologies to Ryan, I'm not sure (on current form) that I'd swap King/Kite for O'Meley/Mason. Both of those blokes got stuck in big time. Interesting to note that King is not getting pushed backwards this year?

    Our backrow is relatively unheralded but they work well as a unit and are all 80 minutes players.

    And has Ballin made more than one mistake in First Grade? I really can't remember any.

    I reckon there'll be fireworks Saturday night. these packs are going to rip into each other and let's hope we continue to fly under the radar this week. The Rapists might get one helluva shock.
     
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    4,827
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Saturday night is going to be sensational.

    I hope the boys are up for it again... 2 years ago or even a year ago i would have been saying "I hope we get the dogs on an off night and get the points".. this week i'll be saying "bring on the dogs!!"
     
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Will Ryan survive next week if we take down the dog's pack?
     
  4. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    4,827
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    If we beat the dogs his yart next week might be:

    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Glenn Stewart
    13. Luke Williamson

    :lol:
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    And he'll trade Menzies to the dogs in exchange for Chilslowski.
     
  6. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    4,827
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    hahahhahaa :lol:
     
  7. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

    720
    9
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0
    Young Cleal is looking good though. If only Rose could lose as much weight as he has, I barely recognise the guy!
    We've done well against the Dogs in recent years though, should be a good chance of beating them.
     
  8. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    4,827
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    I was saying that to a mate on friday night.. cleal looks fitter than i have ever seen him.. good luck to him
     
  9. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

    720
    9
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0
    I'd love to have him back in a few years. Can't see it happening, but he was definately overweight when he played for us and Souths. I liked him though, it's good to see him getting some game time and playing well, just hopefully not next week:).
     
  10. domdom

    domdom Member

    41
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    yeah,cleal is looking pretty damn fit. must be the haircut.

    funny. i am about as dyed in the wool as you can get, but i wasnt expecting to be thinking that we'll be running over the likes of omeley, mason and williams. looking forward to it!!
     
  11. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    4,827
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Our pack against Warriors:

    08. Jason King:

    21 Tackles
    2 Missed

    15 Hit ups for 119 Metres :clap:

    09. Matt Ballin:

    33 Tackles
    2 Missed

    0 Hit ups but 80 Metres Gained.

    10. Brent Kite

    23 Tackles
    0 Missed Tackles

    1 Offload
    12 Hit ups for 124 Metres :clap: :clap: :clap:

    11. Anthony Watmough

    30 Tackles
    5 Missed Tackles 8|

    12 Hit ups for 124 Metres :clap: :clap:

    12. Glenn Stewart (most improved player in the NRL)

    1 Line Break
    30 Tackles
    3 Missed Tackles

    4 Offloads
    8 Hit ups for 105 metres :clap: :clap: :clap:

    13. Luke Williamson

    30 Tackles
    2 Missed Tackles

    5 Hit Ups for 48 Metres

    15. Glenn Hall

    14 Tackles
    1 Missed Tackle

    7 Hit ups for 53 Metres

    16. George Rose

    13 Tackles
    0 Missed Tackles

    2 Hit ups for 28 Metres Gained 8|

    17. Mark Bryant

    1 Line Break
    11 Tackles
    1 Missed Tackle

    8 Hit ups for 67 Metres

    I think the stats pretty much have a reflection on who our best were this week.

    Just for good measure i'll throw these stats in:

    01. Brett Stewart:

    1 Try
    3 Line Breaks
    6 Tackles
    0 Missed Tackles

    2 Offloads
    195 Metres Gained :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

    MOM:

    3 Brett Stewart
    2 Brent Kite
    1 Michael Monaghan
     
  12. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

    2,578
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    a couple of weeks in a row Monaghs second half was much better than the first half. Not sure what to read into that other than mayby our guys are much fitter than the opposing teams ?

    he did throw some shockers again but at least trying stuff, even when the opposing teams through wayward passes the radio announcers where calling it "a monaghan" !!!
     
  13. Noodler93

    Noodler93 Member

    81
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    When Monas chose a poor option today, he chased and made the tackle, forced an opponent to knock on, or drove the attacking player backwards on the next tackle.

    Can't knock his determination and efforts in filling in at no. 7. Feel we need Ox back to give the backs better options when attacking the line.
     
  14. domdom

    domdom Member

    41
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    totally agree. when monas did something, even if it was a poor option, he backed himself enough to chase hard or hit someone hard enough to make up for it.

    what he lacks in ability, he makes up for in guts.

    keen to have ox back, but monas has done a great job to plug the gap.
     
  15. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    6,779
    351
    Brisbane
    Ratings:
    +790 / 15
    I think we may see a repeat of yesterday's game with the doggies.

    Our fitness will kill a lot of sides this season.
     
  16. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    1,912
    441
    Ratings:
    +1,238 / 37
    i just hope the media don't hype this game/us up


    im quite happy with us staying under the radar atm
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    The SMH this morning is calling it a Blockbuster clash.

    Meanwhile FNF is Slime vs Panfers and Bongos vs Toitans. :wall: :wall: :wall:
     
  18. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    1,912
    441
    Ratings:
    +1,238 / 37
    TV games this week

    Parra V Penrith
    Broncos V Titans
    Cronulla V Tigers

    3 games this week i rate above any of those

    Manly V Bulldogs
    Storm V Dragons
    Cowboys V Warriors
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Yeah, but Sydney teams from south and west of the harbour rate better apparently. :roll:
     
  20. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    17,768
    1,418
    Ratings:
    +3,625 / 132
    we have a good record of turning up to play against the dogs in recent times
     

Share This Page