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Front Rowers Who Could Work

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Apr 22, 2015.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A few weeks ago this Luke Page ran like a possessed man in NSW Cup & took out a couple of defenders...this went viral with everyone claiming teams were all now fighting for him for 2016....great aggression shown, but if you watched the entire game it happened 2 out of 10 carries involving the same defender who took an elbow to the head on both occasions.
    The blokes who were far more impressive of late imo are 2 young Canberra forwards in Vaughan & the newbie Boyd - who last w/end bent the Tigers line all day & scored an explosive try using Woods as a speed bump.
    These are the kind of young enforcers needed to win the forward battles & if we had these 2 from the 1st game in 2015, I go out on a limb & say we have 2-3 more wins this season.
    Are they available??
    Most big names & high profile players are already signed, but give these boys time & they could well be high profile also.
     
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  2. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    Shannon Boyd contracted to 2017 (signed 3 year extension last year) Paul Vaughan 2017 was under contract to 2015 (signed 2 year extension last year)

    Can't imagine the raiders releasing either as Tilse was just released and Shillington is getting the flick.

    Boyd isn't new he played 24 games last year he has been injured.

    He won the rookie of the year at the raiders last season and has played NSW u18's and 20's
     
  3. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Damn it - both look the goods - in fact basically perfect for the rebuild needed
     
  4. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    I agree the raiders have been stockpiling young talent as they couldn't attract anyone now they are getting the dividends maybe something we have 2 look at.
     
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  5. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Good call on Page. Ontop of him needing the massive wind ups to get going which he just won't get to do at the NRL level he would be a big risk to sign. I'm sure clubs are doing their homework on him more than just a couple of big runs.
     
  6. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Another country forward named Boyd.

    Good thing Jim Comans isn't alive to see it, he's suspend him for 15 months.....
     
  7. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is there ANY other unsigned players who have potential & show that raw aggression lacking atm....there seems to be a real lack of quality big blokes available for 2016.
    We can sign Thurston & retain DCE but if theres no extra firpower up front - theres nothing for even the best halves to work off.
     
  8. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hardly Comans' fault. Les deserved everything he got. Great player but a huge grub. At least he was our grub. :)
     
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  9. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was a massive Les Boyd fan - to maintain his toughness & power & reduce his brainsnaps - almost the perfect forward....the tough nuts today would tremble & avoid him at all costs imo.
    However - todays Canberra Boyd would suit the modern game well & point being, there must be a couple of eager, talented forwards with potential who are not the big names yet that would be a great investment for the future who are available......well heres hoping.
     
  10. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Myles, Pauli Pauli, Jeremy Latimore and Mose Masoe.
     
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    There's plenty really.

    If $CE is Coast bound then I reckon we will get Myles / Elgey.

    I'd be happy with that but we need another 2-3 lower tier players, preferably younger.

    Myles is probably a 2 year prospect but you can bet he'd want 3.
     
  12. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That Herman Ese"se from the bulldogs went ok against us last weekend...but maybe we are looking for players with more game time.
     
  13. TagMonster

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    Joe Ofahengaue would be nice. Only 19 and would pair nicely with Jake for years to come. If we can pick him and Nate Miles up that would be a solid forward pack. Would also help if we can woo DCE to stay!
     
  14. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    I see Penrith are talking 2 Myles now also.
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Yep but they have a good young crew out there , many of whom they don't want to get rid of, I think cap wise they might have a fewore issues , unless they dump some players .

    Besides isn't Myles Mrs and family from Palm Beach?
     
  16. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    Not sure no she spent time at summer bay lol
     
  17. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Oh well, close!!
     
  18. Ben

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    I have never seen anyone run that hard into a line. I don't know what you guys are watching but every hit up in that highlights package he always lands on his elbows and knees, never gets turned on his back giving a quick play the ball. Sure there was only 2 times he knocked someone out but look at the meters he is making. This guy takes some stopping and is the pick of the bunch in my eyes
     
  19. lurker

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    Myles is 29 you could get 3 out of him easy.
     

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