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Current Player Options for Backline

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by nightster, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    Current Player Options for Backline 2017


    Full Back :

    - Brett Stewart / Tom Trebojvic / T Wright / M Wright


    Right Wing

    - Tom Trebojvic / M Wright / B Williame


    Right Centre

    - D Walker / T Wright / J Ramien


    Left Wing

    - J Taufua / H Lavaka / T Satini


    Left Centre

    - S Matai / B Parker /F Goodall


    Five Eight :

    - T Wright / DCE / Issac John / Nicho Hynes


    Half Back

    - DCE / A Korisou / Issac John

    B Stewart & S Matai in bold as possible retirees along with Captain Courageous
    This is possibilities without recruitment I may have missed some.
    Lewis Brown a covering bench player

    just some possibilities
     
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  2. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    If snake plays on this will be the backline

    1.Snake
    2.Tafua
    3.Walker
    4.Skivvi
    5.Turbo
    6.Hynes/Norman
    7.Cherry-Evans

    If snake moves on

    1.Trbojevic
    2.Tafua
    3.Walker
    4.Skivvi
    5.Mansour?
    6.Hynes/Norman
    7.Cherry-Evans
     
  3. Manlymaniac

    Manlymaniac Member

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    wont be surprised to see
    1.Snake
    2.Tafua
    3.Turbo
    4.Skivvi
    5. Wright/ Williame
    6.Walker
    7.Cherry-Evans
     
  4. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about Walker ?
     
  5. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    I wasn't picking a team necessarily just putting current contracted players down in their positions .... so how does that make me optimistic?
     
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  6. sean john

    sean john Haters gonna hate..

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    If snake retires along with Matai this is my backline.
    1.Trbojevic
    2.Taufua
    3.Walker
    4.Brown
    5.Wright
    6.Koroisau
    7.DCE
    I would be looking to sign a winger or two. And a back up centre. And a decent back rower. Doesn't have to be an international just a solid player like Lovett or Thompson for eg. I think Taufua might be asking for a bit of coin. Better wingers out there and I see Matt wright as a solid back up player
     
  7. mbe

    mbe Active Member

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    Isn't it funny how late last week we bought Wright on a 3 year contract and then a few days later Jamie announces his retirement.
     
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  8. SoaringEagle

    SoaringEagle Member

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    My 2017 backline
    1. Tom Trbojevic
    2. Jorge Taufua
    3. Dylan Walker
    4. Jesse Ramien
    5. Brad Parker
    6. Tom Wright / Cade Cust
    7. Daly Cherry Evans
     
  9. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed Chee kam on tele. Isn't he meant to come back next year?
     
  10. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    According to rumour... Would like him back - fit, fast, always seems to try 100%.
     
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  11. mjb136

    mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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    Surely bought as depth only.
     
  12. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I hope he isn't planned as our long term centre. He is a good player, and will provide good depth but I think we need to replace a strike centre like killer with a strike centre most likely walker
     
  13. mjb136

    mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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    So he won't be making any of your lists?:giggle::giggle: sorry couldn't resist!
     
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  14. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Haha maybe the reserves list... Nah I'd be doing the exact same thing if I was you
     
  15. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    You know, if we go by those already at Manly we might not even have to sign anyone. Yes we probably will try and sign an established strike player, but if we didn't our backline could look like:

    FB - Tom Trbojevic
    WG - Jorge Taufua
    CE - Matthew Wright
    CE - Steve Matai
    WG - Brayden Wiliame
    FE - Dylan Walker
    HB - Daly Cherry-Evans (c)

    I don't know why people want to move Walker back to the centres so quickly. Yes he is a very good centre, but lets see how he goes for this year at 5/8 when we have a regular line up and as his confidence grows before calling his move to pivot a failure and moving him to the three-quarters. And besides, he's not doing too bad as a running 5/8. People need to remember he wasn't signed to be a play maker, though it would be good if he developed that side of his game because if we have a situation again where DCE is out for any period he's going to need to step up.

    After Skivy goes I can see Jorge moving to centre and another winger coming in on the left. But I don't think that will happen until 2018.

    Tom is the obvious choice as Snake's replacement and I have doubts whether Snake will continue in 2017.

    People might be surprised that I've included Wiliame, but he's not that bad and its really just been some back luck that until Monday he hadn't won an NRL game. I wouldn't say that he has been the sole reason that he was 0-13. He's ok under a bomb, has decent speed and as a winger his lack of defence can be hidden somewhat. Other than he's not a goal kicker, is he any worse an option than Gutho would have been had we not let him go?
     
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  16. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    have you been watching Brad Parker play? Parker, Lavaka & Satini are also good back up backs and of course Lewis Brown off the bench
     
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  17. Bearfax

    Bearfax Well-Known Member

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    I can see Brett Stewart retiring soon, but I suspect Matai has a year or two in him yet. Besides he loves the game and wont leave easily. But I do see Walker in the centre next year alongside Matai. My team

    T. Trbojevic
    Ramien
    Matai
    Walker
    Taufua
    Koroisau - Norman (if we're lucky)
    DCE
     
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  18. TOCC

    TOCC Member

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    Let's see how Wiliame goes vs good opposition
     
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  19. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    If you think 3 players in the high to very high price bracket are going to retire, and that we will replace them with bargain specials, you are a moon howling, slack jawed, lip dribbling, blithering parra fan.

    Bozo is already in negotiations with their replacements, and at least one of them will be a Rolls Royce. Contracted or not.
     
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  20. nightster

    nightster grumpy old bastard

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    now there is a veteran seaeagle supporter .... right on Woodsie
     
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