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Do we have the best backline in the Comp

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    I think we are up there but we do have a few little issues with wingers but the best halves combo.

    1. B. Stewart (NSW/Aust)
    2. J. Taufua
    3. S. Matai (NZ)
    4. J. Lyon (NSW/Aust)
    5. D. Williams (NSW/Aust)
    6. K. Foran (NZ)
    7. D. Cherry-Evans (Aust)

    I really cant see anyone matching us in the 1 to 7.
     
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  2. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Easily

    I think we might have Taufua go down though for Hiku
     
  4. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure. I think we need a experts opinion on this, Darren can you ask Jase and let us know?
     
  5. silvereagle

    silvereagle Active Member

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    I think that backline comes pretty close to best in the NRL business but I am more excited next year about the backup and some of the new / young recruits.

    1. B. Stewart (NSW/Aust) / Clint Gutherson
    2. J. Taufua / Peta Hiku
    3. S. Matai (NZ) / Dane Chisolm
    4. J. Lyon (NSW/Aust) / Esi tonga
    5. D. Williams (NSW/Aust) / Jacob Gagan
    6. K. Foran (NZ) / L Foran
    7. D. Cherry-Evans (Aust) / Kayne Lawton

    Not sure who else we have in NSW Cup or NYC.

    So we have a trrific forward pack with some great backup and now same in the backline. Will be intersting to see what the odds are at season start. Will be a good bet.
     
  6. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    any team with the games best centre and best halves pairing is the best.

    who would be the 2nd best? cows, dogs, storm?
     
  7. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    Depth still concerns me a bit, given some of the outside backs are injury-prone and/or ageing. On paper though, easily the best line-up when fit and healthy.
     
  8. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    But what about the forwards.

    Backs look pretty but usually ccannot fire unless the engine room is running well making meters and doing the hard tackles etc.
     
  9. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Exactly, whilst we have some excellent prospects and some what looks good on paper back up, it's our forward pack that's starting to look not so great.

    Now don't jump on my back here we still have some great forwards BUT we do tend to look a little thin when we get injuries.
     
  10. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Newcastle should have a good backline and the Bulldogs but lack in the halves. Souffs would be the closest to us and the Storm.
     
  11. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ageing backline and some ageing forwards is going to be a concern. These guys declining speed may be a problem as well.
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    You are correct Mick, I think the secret is to have a mixture of experience and youth...there's no doubt though we are starting to see that just coming through. Tafua ws the breakthrough in 2012, not sure who's next to breakthrough possibly Chee Rex
     
  13. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Based on the backline's last performance of the season (with the exception of Jamie Lyon) the answer would have to be NO, unfortunately.

    Of course, we all hope that the smashing we received from Melbourne was an aberation and will not be repeated this year.
     
  14. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Jorge wll be interesting to watch next year. With a bit of pressure from Hiku and Gagan and the dreaded 2nd year syndrome. Hard to forget how good he was this year though. I hope he fires early and really kicks on.
     
  15. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    The key to the backline is Snake getting back to full fitness & in 2013 should be good as he can since the knee probs.
    Also the young halves will only improve & with Joey offering advice could be scary for opposition teams.
    Fact is when we were towelled up in final by the Storm, it was the fowards who let us down & with Rocks/Diamonds player Rex replaced by willing , whole hearted aggressive players cant see this happening again in 2013.
    Hard to put it down to 1 player but Snake at his best is what really seperates the Seaeagles as clearly the best backline imo...
     
  16. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    On paper, and accounting for depth, I believe we have the best team in the NRL by some.
     
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  17. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Agree we have a great team on paper - and therein lies the problem, you don't win on paper. And ultimately you need them functioning as a team and not a quality group of individuals (not saying that is the case)
     
  18. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We have the best true supporters. :)
     
  19. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I love this quote BUT what does actually make a "true" supporter?

    Or is this just one of those "Meme" thingies (whatever that means) from Silvertails...and bit like the "Hope you enjoy the cut sandwiches Vidmar at the Football Club Board meetings"
     
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  20. Chip and Chase

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

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    On that note.

    5th best backline in the NRL ;)
     
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