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Gus Gould's Team Of The Year

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    Gus has named his best 13 for the season

    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/thirteen-for-13-my-team-of-the-year-20130921-2u6oq.html

    Inglis
    RTS
    Lyon
    Matai
    Tafua
    Sutton
    DCE
    Fifita
    Smith
    JWH
    SBW
    Bird
    Parker

    Coach: Trent Robinson

    Rookie: Dylan Walker
     
  2. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Exhibit A re Gus having massive wood for the Sea Eagles backline.
     
  3. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    To have 4 players in the 1-7 is sensational (and accurate).

    I think it is without question we have the 2 best centres in the game.

    Taufau has had a great season.

    And for DCE to now be shifting the likes of Cronk is a brilliant achievement.

    Now let's see this backline (and our underrated forward line) smash those bunnies!!!
     
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    any side without Watmough in it should be considered a joke.

    Manlys best player by a country mile in 2013, by far his best season in a great career and Chump Glould considers Bird and Parker better than him.

    The blokes a goose.
     
  5. Chip and Chase

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

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    Lock

    Nomination: Sam Burgess, Anthony Watmough, Trent Merrin, Elijah Taylor, Shaun Fensom, Glenn Stewart, Jeremy Smith, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Adam Docker

    The lock's role has changed a lot over the years and many teams use this position differently. NRL coaches don't call them ''locks'' anymore. They refer to them as ''middle players''. Some use it as another front-row type. Others use it as another creative skill position. This makes it hard to compare performers. For example, Anthony Watmough wears jersey No.11 for Manly and Glenn Stewart wears 13, yet Watmough plays in the ''middle'' and Stewart plays ''right edge''. There are similar examples in a number of clubs. All of the above players though have contributed greatly to their teams.

    My Lock of the Year:
    Corey Parker. The Broncos didn't have such a great season, but it wasn't for the lack of trying from this bloke. For Brisbane and Queensland I thought he was outstanding. On the NRL Stats player ratings system, he emerged as the No.1 player in the game based on contribution levels.


    Second Row

    Nominations: Boyd Cordner, Ryan Hoffman, Matt Gillett, Josh Papalii, Justin Horo, Glenn Stewart

    NRL coaches don't call them second-rowers anymore. They are called "edge forwards". This is a position we may soon have to isolate into left- and right-side categories because they are now specialist roles with rugby league teams. I've liked the performances of all these players. Boyd Cordner is fast emerging as a rep player of the highest order.

    My Second-Rowers of the Year:
    Sonny Bill Williams, Greg Bird. SBW has been a sensation. I never for one minute doubted that would be the case. As I said before a ball was kicked this season, SBW could lift the Roosters to a premiership victory. I have no reason to change that prediction. Greg Bird is such a competitor. For the Titans and NSW he has been a key figure.
     

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