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Bench vs Roosters

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by silvertail, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    Our top 13 is intact and a no-brainer selection wise. Assuming Buhrer is still out injured we can select a bench from:

    Fa'aoso
    Symonds
    Gower
    Hasson
    Rose

    The first 2 are automatic picks in my opinion.

    Gower has been outstanding over the last couple of months and in my opinion, has earned the third spot. He can hit the line hard in attack and defence and has a nice and safe offload in him.

    The final pick is a very hard decision. I have always been a big fan of big George, but over the last month his mind doesn't seem to be on the job. Too many errors and hard not to think that not resigning him had muddled his on-field concentration. Very disappointed with his contribution over the last month.

    Hasson is solid and will be a greater player for us in years to come when he further builds strength and bulk. Solid and won't let us down against the Roosters.

    Very excited about Turbojet from what I saw today. So tempting to give him the fourth spot ... But common sense dictates that he should be blooded properly for a finals campaign.

    So which of these 3 should get the final bench spot?

    Might not be a bad thing for Toovey to let all 3 know they are in with a shot, and keep them all honest at training all week, especially Big George.
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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    Agree Gower was one of our best today
     
  4. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bench Bolter TURBOOJEVIIICC . The boy can play .
     
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  5. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    Rose drops off for me. Hasson is a power forward.
     
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  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Hasson drops off for me as well
     
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  7. God

    God Well-Known Member

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    Hasson gets a run in the reserves :s
     
  8. driftout

    driftout Active Member

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    Hiku on the bench is a must . If Snake , Wolf or Jorge were forced from the field we'd have no options .
     
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  9. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    T Red covers the backs.
    Bench will be
    14. Fa"aoso
    15. Buhrer
    16. Rose
    17. T Red

    Would loved to have seen Joe and or Kingy there.
     
  10. effnic

    effnic Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    100% agree. We are a much better side with hiku in it.
     
  11. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I guess hasson will have to go. Based on todays performance gower was way better.
     
  12. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Hiku plan may be the go if Buhrer is not fit. He's big and strong enough and likes to be in the thick of things, plus of course can cover fullback centre wing and 5/8.
     
  13. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    This makes sense.
    Echo.
     
  14. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have Symonds on our bench and he is our utility option
     
  15. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Buhrer will play.
     
  16. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    bones the bearer of good news
     
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  17. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Segyaro's dummy half try going between hasson and gower was a mite embarrassing. Just saw the highlights, how far was coote offside for their 1st try, sheesh.
     
  18. southsideeagle

    southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    This is great position to be in. Hiku wont be there even though does everything asked of him. Richie will be as will T red. The rest is up for grabs. Buhrer would have to be 100+% fit because that only leaves one more big bopper. If that is Rose I would be concerned. Gower was so impressive.

    I got a buzz out of the new kids playing. Jake was everywhere. I liked the passing between Clinton and Stevie. Simple stuff done well looks good!!
     
  19. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    If I were Tooves I'd seriously be considering having Hiku on the bench. If the Fuhrer is still out we need someone who can cover the back line if required.

    Makes me glad I'm not an NRL coach who has to make these decisions.
     
  20. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Spoke to Giggy at the club last night, sadly Brett is only 50/50, Hiku might get a run anyway!!!
     

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