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Don't be surprised if Tom Symonds . . .

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    is in the top 17 next round. He was outstanding today in second grade. Played the whole match, scored two tries and was everywhere in defence. He has a rangy build like the great Beaver, and was the best player for Manly today. Having red hair helps make him more noticeable than others.

    Dane Chisholm also impressed. He scored a sizzling 50-metre try early, and had some nice touches, especially with his kicking game.

    Manly scored five tries to four and were marginally better than Auckland, but the handling let many of them down. Kane Lawton made some nice scoots, but I was not impressed by big George nor Cam-See. However, it was very hot and probably understandable.

    I must say that Brookie looked beautiful. Pity only about 300 people were there to bask in its glory. Suncorp Stadium? Pffft!
     
  2. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking Symonds would have been good on our bench at Suncorp. If he's fit, he's a very good player. Probably good to give him a hit out or two first though.
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I thought Chee Kam went very well - as good as any of our forwards.

    Agree re Symonds he is a great pick up
     
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  4. Masked Eagle

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    I would be surprised if he was. I know Gower didn't have a great game but he spend the entire preseason working his butt off with everyone else. The message you like to send through the squad would be, work and and you'll get rewarded which is I'm guessing how Gower got the spot in the first place. I think Tom will have to play at least 2 weeks to get a look in the 17. Could be wrong of course, but that's how I think it should play out.
     
  5. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

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    I have Tom in my supercoach team but the Telegraph have him listed as a Rorter still.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Symonds is a class player, he is an unbelievable pickup at this time of year for us
     
  7. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A fit Symonds is a waste in the second grade comp . He is NRL standard
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He only arrived at Manly last monday, that's why he's in the reggies.

    He needs a few training sessions with the 1st grade team. You can't expect a player to come from another club and know all the moves in a week.
     
  9. dceagle

    dceagle Active Member

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    This bloke is a real talent , along with Lawrence he will be our best new signing this year
     
  10. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    I remember Bozo Fulton saying 2 or 3 years back this player was a future Origin rep. Just looked him up & he played for City in 2011. http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/players/tom-symonds/summary.html
     
  11. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He's a very good player who's had heaps of injuries. If he stays injury free he will be a permanent fixture in the top 17.
     
  12. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Roosters fans basically said he had potential but injury prone. Only played a handful of games each year for them. Fingers crossed he can go alright here and player regularly.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was a gun in 2011 think he scored 3 tries in one of his first games and tackled his heart out. Stays injury free and he will be an awesome purchase.

    Really like the way we have bought thia yea strlengthened some positions and added great depth in the forwards
     
  14. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    great signing when we think how much Choc is struggling with the ribs. It may give us an option to rest him if we win our first few. We need a healthy Choc in September. Buhrer, Horo and Symonds won't give away anything.
     
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  15. manlyfan76

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

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    Starts and lets choc come of the bench until his ribs are healed.
    It won't happen but it makes a small amount of sense.
     
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  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    What happened to gift Darren?
     
  17. The Insomniac

    The Insomniac Active Member

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    What was the score guys ???
     
  18. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't tell me you slept thru the game??
     
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  19. TWO DOGS

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    A cracker!
     

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