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Gary Riccardi

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by chrisos, May 10, 2011.

  1. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    HI guys,
    Just on Gary Riccardi,some of you may not have heard of him but he is our NSW cup Halfback and captain,was listening to the call of the game last night on the radio and joey johns said that he is a promising young player and if manly have any problems with injuries in the halves this year this guy could step up and more than get the job done,Joey works with the halves at manly and seems to have wraps on Gary,has anyone seen this guy play or know much about him?
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    From what I have seen he looks the goods. In the NRL which I watched earlier this year he looked better than DCE. I went to the PL game last weekend and it was hard to judge him there as the forwards were ordinary but when he did touch the ball he looked class. If DCE was to be injured and Des called on Riccardi I would not be worried.
     
  3. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

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    I was told by a club "insider" at the start of the season that DCE was going to be given until mid year and if it wasn't working the Riccardi would get a crack
     
  4. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    DCE has been solid so far, still a few inexperienced mistakes, but that is to be expected.
     
  5. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Can't see that you could drop DCE on his form so far!
     
  6. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wow we sure do have a lot of talent around. It's great to see. Pity we will lose a lot of them. I think DCE is going well and seems to have what it takes. Competition will be good for him
     
  7. Chip and Chase

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

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    Will he hang around if he is going to be behind DCE and Foran ?
     
  8. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't have thought so. If he is as good as some people seem to think he'll get offered an opportunity and you couldn't begrudge him for taking it.
     
  9. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Very good young player. Tough and skillful. The club has a big opinion of him and for good reason. Not sure what his plans are with two very good young halves ahead of him at the moment but he'll be ready for NRL quite soon.

    There are no doubt others on here who know more about his talent and thoughts on the future than I do but he's certainly a good player to have on the books at this stage.
     
  10. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Does Riccardi the type of game where he could play as a hooker? If DCE & Foran continue to grow in their combination than there really isn't a spot for him in first grade but if he could add that string of being able to play as a no 9 than it greatly increases his chances. Des obviously still has that backup role in his mind considering we resigned Seu Seu this year despite him not really showing anything in 2010.
     
  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I heard the reports from Joey last night as well on the way home from Brookie. Said that he is still young enough to play Toyota Cup but Manly are testing him against the men. Good to hear the panel on MMM rating Manly as a big threat, just behind the Dragons and up there with Melbourne and Brisbane.

    DCE is going well and improving with every game. We are in a good position.
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    in reference to hooker we also have liam higgins knocking on the door for a crack there so cant see Rccardi getting time ahead of him
     

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