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Finally...explosive in the ruck

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The modern game just gets quicker each year & to have explosive dummy halves to exploit this, is a bonus to take advantage of some big boppers who will bend the line & create 2nd phase.
    Young Parcell is as good as the top shelf players who came from Qld cup to shape Melbourne for many years & Imo, will explode from day 1 behind a super pack.
    Api is also the new age dummy half who can zip out against tired or laterally challenged markers, to gain massive momentum.
    It all starts in that ruck & though Tommy T & Taufua will reap top tryscorers, the damage will be in that middle third, something lacking in recent times.
    As a massive Ballin fan, the way the game is played today & more so tomorrow, I think Barrett & co got it 100% right with the recruitment, especially the 9's.
     
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  2. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    Parcell will be buy of the year IMO and our hooker for a long time to come. I see manly scoring a lot more long range tries with him DCE, walker to rip things up inside our own half. Parcell also has a great short ball I see him sending over Trbojevic, Taupau and myles regularly out of dummy half with short balls. He'll also have the opportunity to grab that QLD jersey and Aus jersey in years to come with smith to retire.
     
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  3. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am the last person to watch a highlight package on Youtube & take it seriously, but the Parcell 1 is accurate as have seen many of Ipswich games live & on Q Cup gameday to justify this...I recommend Any supporters with 5 spare minutes to have a look.
    The Q Cup standard is at least on par with NSW Cup where 50% of players have NRL experience.
    The top 10 - 20% of Q Cup players are good enough for NRL, with the top 5% good enough to star at NRL level, as proven in the past.
    Parcell is in the 5% bracket & will be an X factor player for Manly for years to come.
     
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  4. Chip and Chase

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

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    Let's hope he delivers as there are some pretty heavy expectations floating around this guy.

    From what I've seen he looks an exciting prospect if he can make the step up in class. It will be great to have some creativity out of dummy half if he does make the grade.
     
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  5. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Lets hope the Parcell unwraps opposition defences.
     
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  6. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Not trying to put a dampener on Parcell, but I'll wait to see whether his defence is up to NRL standard before making bold claims on his future. I too watched a lot of the Jets this year but what he faced against other Super Cup clubs compared to even the worst NRL clubs, is chalk and cheese. There will be less room to move and he'll have a lot more big boppers heading his way.

    What I will suggest is that he has all the hallmarks to succeed. He is a hard worker, confident and appears willing to learn. The Walker brothers couldn't speak highly enough of his work ethos and talent, so I trust we'll see that peek through in 16, but perhaps it's after a solid year of NRL before we really see what he can do.

    Can't wait.
     
  7. Brookie Brawler

    Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Obviously in the current climate, by "for years to come" you mean "for 2016 and possibly even beyond that, anything is possible" right?
     
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  8. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    1.Stewart

    6.Walker

    7.DCE

    9.Parcell

    Best spine in the comp
     
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  9. seaeagledave

    seaeagledave Active Member

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    I think Warriors have strongest spine followed by Cowboys. Broncos up there too.
     
  10. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    It's the combo between stewart and DCE makes ours the best when those 2 combined last year they scored some of the best tries in the comp
     
  11. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    NZ in 2016 have a sensational spine ...Bris/Nth Qld were in the decider for good reason, but between Snake/DCE/Parcell & possibly Walker, it competes with any team in the competition.
    The 4 dummy halves have something in common with all these sides, they all ask questions in attack that not only create opportunities up the middle 3rd, but make holes on the edges & give space & time to the classy outside backs.
    It will be no surprise to see Snake back to his best & DCE live up to his undoubted talent.
     
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  12. Snake

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    The Parcell wraps on this forum are way over the top in my opinion.
     
  13. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am sure he will be given the time on here to develop into a first grader and not be slammed the first time he makes an error to two....
     
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  14. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    So you're saying they've taken the Parcell wraps and made a meal out of it.
     
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  15. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Time will tell, in the end its all just opinion but keep in mind, many others are wrapping Parcell well before Xmas.
     
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  16. captaincarpo

    captaincarpo Member

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    I hope as much as anyone that Parcell lives up to all the hype, I've watched him play a few Ipswich games and all the highlights but I also remember him coming off the bench in a few games for the Broncos and he didn't do anything spectacular, he's Definately one of the best young hookers coming through but I don't expect him to be tearing apart the nrl from round 1. He's still a work in progress IMO.
     
  17. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    If he maintains his current win rate from his 6 NRL games, I'll be satisfied.
     
  18. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    Bennett didn't give him a licence to go play his natural game. Bennett likes a hooker who makes 40+ tackles. Nikorima's only in the side so Bennett doesn't lose another young gun. Nikorima IMO is a waste of a bench spot.
     
  19. rifraff

    rifraff Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So basically Bennett is playing someone he thinks is a crap player to spite other clubs?

    Got it!
     
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