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Can we win this comp without another BIG front rower ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by EagleFromMay1967, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Look, i dont know the answer, and i'm not panicking. But twice now our forward pack has been out gunned by Dogs, Wabbits. I just pose the question.

    Out gunned, or out enthused ? Cause if its the latter, we can do something about it, starting next weekend. But maybe, size Does matter - most chicks think so.
     
  2. seaeagles4life

    seaeagles4life Active Member

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    Our forwards with the exception of Watmough struggled to get to even reach 80m gained. We had little to no impact from the bench tonight with matai off early and JSL not able to show much in attack because he had to make 30+ tackles.
     
  3. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    YES we can.
     
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  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    You cant win games when you cough up the ball like that. We just fed the Vermins strength.

    The way to beat them is do through the middle before going out wide. Not enough ball tonight.
     
  5. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Time to give Epalahame Lauaki a go .
     
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  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our pack has us in first place and a decent number of scalps on our belt. No need for panic at this point. Tonight was a blip on the radar. Outenthused and poor execution...not lack of ability or toughness.
     
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  7. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    Precisely.

    They had far more to play for and whether we like it or not, that does play a role mentally.

    As I said, when we have to win we're a lot better.

    As it stands we're still first on the ladder.

    I can't wait 'til September now, too!
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i seem to remember us beating both the dogs and souths this year so find this thread rather stupid.

    more than twice this year the dogs and souths packs have been out guunned so i guess they are no chance either without another front rower....
     
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  9. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Can't add anything RE. Pretty much my view too.
     
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  10. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    we are leading the comp with this team and we can win the comp with this team
     
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  11. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

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    And it could be worse mate...

    We could be Bulldogs supporters!
     
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  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly will take a lot out of last night's game.

    The video sessions will be scrutinized I'm sure. Brains v Brawn :idea:

    Smarter play and not getting suckered into fights, ala Killer and Keary would work :cool:

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  13. MPC75

    MPC75 Well-Known Member

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    Our execution was way off. If Buhrer holds onto the ball when he was over the line I think that would have changed the momentum, but he drops it and souths score at the other end.

    I'm not too concerned, Toov's is not going to show his cards in a comp game when we are leading the comp by 4 points. Souths can't play any better than what they did. They also choke under pressure, so I am not too concerned about that loss. I am concerned about losing Matai for an extended period of time though.
     
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  14. Budgewoi Eagle

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

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    I think it all comes down to Matai. He's a massive defender in big moments and massive metre eater. Take that out and you lose one side in attack, a bench interchange player, and a hell of a lot of defence for 74 minutes of the game. The role of Matai means we've not had to have the cloned forward pack that the like of the rabbits and the bulldogs favour.
     
  15. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm not too concerned either. Let the bunnies have their moment and carry the heightened expectations for a while.

    Souths also face a potentially big problem, namely what to do with their bra boy captain. He weakens their team when played as a forward.
     
  16. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have a demonstrated history of winning big games against bigger packs. Our pack just needs to not turn over possession and be more aggressive, which they didn't do last night.
     
  17. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Also there were reports of a bug going through the team, Forans leftovers perhaps. If you are even 10% down against a quality side it makes the job a lot tougher.
     
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  18. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Epa is in the run on side for NSW Cup today.

    Would love to see him on the bench against the Titans. Smashing the Coaltrain would be a great test of his fitness :)

    Rd 25 and 26 have the Dogs,Scumos,Rorters and Rabbids up against each other :D
     
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  19. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah, i heard a number of players didn't train this week as the flu went through the team.
     
  20. sweetest g

    sweetest g Active Member

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    Not sure if the flu was to blame for the outcome. I thought Lawrence and kingy went missing in the middle . Uncharacteristic errors from some of our inform players , I think the boys will be embarrassed with there efforts lastnight and come back with vengeance. I hope skivvys ok I dont think we can go all the way without him
     
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