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Choc Injury

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ralphie, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but if Chocs injury isn't 100% or if he is ruled out, how about we put Hoppa (Due back this week) into the No 4 and Matai into the No 11.

    I know it will test Matai's neck & shoulder, but only for one game.

    OR

    Hoppa to No 13 and Glenn to No 11
     
  2. twitchk

    twitchk Active Member

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    as Gus would say, no no no no no no no!
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    If Choc has a week off, we have an embarrassing number of options for the back row. Why relocate a centre ?
     
  4. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Buhrer showed he's been just busting for game time on the weekend.
     
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not a great idea Ralphie, we have back rowers galore.

    Hopefully King should be back.
     
  6. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Some people have some downright crazy ideas...
     
  7. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just thought it was a way to keep all three of Robbo, Wolfie & Hoppa in the team.
     
  8. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    t-rex will be right this week too aye?
     
  9. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Wolfie will get his chance next year.

    I guess we'll just have to wait till tomorrow to find out what's named.

    I'm hoping Hoppa in for Wolfie and T-Rex in for Mauro
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Drop Mauro??? Are you ****ing crazy???

    He has been an absolute machine since getting a starting spot
     
  11. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ok then, wrong thread but this is the team for this week

    1. Snake
    2. Robbo
    3. Jamie
    4. Matai
    5. Hoppa/Wolf
    6. Foran
    7. DCE
    8. King
    9. Ballin
    10. Kite
    11. Rodney
    12. Joe G
    13. Glenn
    14. Rose
    15. Mauro
    16. Buhrer
    17. T-Rex
    18. Wolfie/Hoppa
     
  12. firechild

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    It's going to be very tough, D. Williams has scored 3 tries in the last 2 games and has looked very good (with the exception of the dropped ball that would have been a certain try against the rabbits). I certainly don't envy Des's position but I'd rather have the problem of too much talent than not enough. I like the idea of rotating the backs but if they start resting blokes like Williams, Stewart and Robertson, Hoppa isn't going to get any consistent game time in one position. Unfortunately left centre is probably Hoppa's best position and Matai is no chance of being dropped or moved so one of the wingers has to go. Hoppa appears to be better on the left but Robbo is too safe to be dropped, he's not an explosive player like Williams but there's barely a safer winger around. Having a back 3 of Hoppa, Robbo and Stewart is going to make the attacking kicks very difficult for the opposition. Add Lyon to that and you can see why Manly are so good at diffusing attacking kicks.
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What a problem to have. I think Hoppa will not be played this week. Des will give his hammy another week. What options, Oldfield, Hoppa, Williams, Robbo, even Big Tony. A richness of players at the moment.
     
  14. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wolf didn't look too good towards the end of the game with some sort of leg injury so maybe rest Wolf and play hoppa. As for choc we have a heap of players ready to fill the spot without moving Matai.
     
  15. stoodamire

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    So leave T-Rex's impact out?

    I'd have Galuvao, Rodney, Buhrer and Rose before Mauro.

    Mauro reminds me of Mark Byrant, the no frills forward who'll take the ball up and make tackles without doing anything spectacular.

    He's been good this season for us, but T-Rex provides us with a certain X-Factor on the left edge. Since he's been injured, we haven't been going down that side as often, they aren't as worried when Foz is running the ball to the line when T-Rex isn't running full steam next to him.

    Tough decision mate, just like having to drop either Wolf or Robbo, but Hoppa and T-Rex have the X-Factor that Mauro nor the other wingers provide.
     
  16. Cameron

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    the answer is simple we have 6 exceptional options for 5 places

    Lets start rotating these guys to keep em fresh for the finals
     
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  17. Ceagle

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    Sorry but we should drop Wolfman, he is probably the weakest under the high ball. Hoppas ability to defuse bombs is a huge asset
     
  18. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    I don't think you can rotate like the Australian Cricket Team...

    Players need to build combinations and get to know each others game well....i guess with forwards you could rotate because they interchange every 20 mins anyway, but with the backs you need to know the player either side of you very well and anticipate what each other is going to do...rotating won't help with that.
     
  19. Copa Eagle

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    this debate will go on all year ! Its a great problem to be in ! any other coach would be over the moon to have the depth that we have at the moment. For this reason i would rest choc and welcome back trex. My team for this week would be:

    01.Stewart
    02.Robertson
    03.Lyon
    04.Matai
    05.Williams
    06.Foran
    07.DCE
    08.King
    09.Ballin
    10.Kite
    11.Galuvou
    12.Mauro
    13.Stewart

    14.Trex
    15.Rodney
    16.Buhrer
    17.Rose

    Ive chosen mauro to start due to the fact he has started a few games lately. I believe Hoppa is not ready yet, if wolfman is out then bring in Oldfield !
     
  20. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    i guess out of all this heated discussion is, we're not sure whether Hoppa or T-Rex is even available yet for this week. haha
     

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