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Game Day - Manly v Cowboys [Round 12, 2015]

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HappilyManly, May 26, 2015.

  1. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    COWBOYS V SEA EAGLES - SAT 30 MAY, 7:30PM, 1300SMILES STADIUM

    Cowboys
    1 Lachlan Coote
    2 Matthew Wright
    3 Justin O'Neill
    4 Kane Linnett
    5 Antonio Winterstein
    6 Michael Morgan
    7 Johnathan Thurston (c)
    8 Matthew Scott (c)
    9 Jake Granville
    10 James Tamou
    11 Gavin Cooper
    12 Ethan Lowe
    13 Jason Taumalolo

    Interchange
    14 Ray Thompson
    15 Ben Spina
    16 Ben Hannant
    17 Sam Hoare
    18 John Asiata
    19 Rory Kostjasyn
    20 Patrick Kaufusi
    Coach: Paul Green

    Sea Eagles
    1 Brett Stewart
    2 Jorge Taufua
    3 Jamie Lyon (c)
    4 Steve Matai
    5 Peta Hiku
    6 Tom Symonds
    7 Kieran Foran :confused:
    8 Jake Trbojevic
    9 Matt Ballin
    10 Luke Burgess
    11 Blake Leary
    12 Justin Horo
    13 Dunamis Lui

    Interchange
    14 Feleti Mateo
    15 Willie Mason
    16 James Hasson
    17 Ligi Sao

    Coach: Geoff Toovey


    GAME: COWBOYS V SEA EAGLES DATE: SATURDAY 30TH MAY, 2015
    VENUE: 1300SMILES STADIUM NRL KICK OFF: 7.30PM [FOX]
    REFEREE: Ashley Klein
    VIDEO REFEREES: Steve Chiddy, Steve Folkes
    ASSIST REFEREE: Henry Perenara
    TOUCH JUDGES: Michael Wise, Belinda Sleeman

    STANDBY TJ: Liam Kennedy
    JERSEY COLOUR: Red
     
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  2. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'd prefer Hiku to centre, Tom T on wing, Jamie at 6, Symonds to the backrow, Horo to bench, Hasson to NSW Cup. Kieran and Tom in the 7 and 6 against Cowboys up there is suicide in my opinion.
     
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  3. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see littlejohn play, we will need a second kicker
     
  4. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    We need Thurston,Scott,Tamou and Morgan not 2 back up from soo or we are in a world of hurt. What's Toovey's fascination with playing Symonds as 5/8? Lyon 5/8 Hiku centre and Tom on the wing.
     
  5. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    ^ In other bad news, Taumalolo made a successful return from injury last week. I usually love watching him run. Maybe not so much this weekend…
     
  6. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This could get very ugly
    But I don't expect it
    Would not surprise me if we go up there and win - Cowboys have to have an off game shortly and think it will be Saturday night- they can't win every game up to round 26.
    I think we will win by 14-10
    Upset of the season so far!!
     
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  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    WOW. Tooves, you've lost me. To not pick Hodges and Tom Turbo after proven failures by Hasson, and having no dummy half impact in the closing stages of matches . . .
    It may be time to change coaches. It's the first time I've thought it, but to keep the same team (actually a worse team than that which lost to the 'Riff) smacks of pig-headedness or simply not knowing his players well enough.
     
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  8. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was tipping us for an upset....then i saw Hasson. Lol. I think we may struggle for points with DCE out
     
  9. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree 100% mate - thing is Tooves has to know the players pretty well & maybe theres some attitude issues we are not aware of.
    Looking in & taking into account results, form & ability, both Hodges & Turbo are givens.....cant see Tooves Hasson thing but & as you rightly call - lack of flair, particularly back end of each half is evident big time.
    Tooves is an all time legend & his coaching imo has been good under the circumstances, his selections - not so much.
     
  10. damiennp90

    damiennp90 Well-Known Member

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    Foz is not a halfback. His at his best ( who knows when that was ) when he takes the line on. This weekend he'll be directing the team. Think were in trouble.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

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

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    I was hoping Cows might have rested Thurston for this one. Could still happen I suppose *crosses fingers
     
  12. Fibro Eagle

    Fibro Eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Well the cowboys have never won 9 in a row so im hoping that it stays that way
     
  13. jwaa

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    Makes no sense leaving Hodges out - up against his former team, cowboys starting props and halves backing up from origin. Not to mention some creativity out of dummy half will take the pressure off foran and tred.

    Hopefully there are changes by kickoff
     
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  14. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Foran has played halfback for us before and also for NZ so if fit he might be the best option. Not that I am confident of his commitment to the cause.

    I think this shows that the club doesn't consider JLJ as someone who is going to ever be able to hold down a first grade spot. Otherwise why would they have back rowers (first Mateo and now T-Red) playing 5/8 in front of him?
     
  15. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    They'd never won eight in a row before last week…
     
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  16. JenEagle

    JenEagle Well-Known Member

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    Insane not to play hodges and JLJ. However in Tooves I trust.
     
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  17. damiennp90

    damiennp90 Well-Known Member

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    That's true. I actually don't mind having Tred there. Really straightens our attack. Runs first and passes second. We don't go from side to side in attack. But with Tred at 5/8 it puts all the kicking pressure on Foz. With no backup. Not sure he can handle in. But as many say. In Tooves we trust :)
     
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  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nine is really pushing it
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't have the energy for the liveblog this week unless anyone else is interested in giving it a try?

    @lsz?
     
  20. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am most likely out but will confirm for sure later in the week
     

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