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Halves depth

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With our club hopefully set for many years with an outstanding halves pairing, who are both still very young, we will presumably struggle to retain the current up & comers. Notably Ricardi, who apparently has good wraps on him.

    What young halfback with ambition would want to stick around at a club where both halves are internationals yet only aged in their early 20's?

    I suppose Lyon is the back-up plan? I certainly hope we retain Foz & Cherry on long-term contracts but if we do we'll be hoping they stay healthy because we won't have a whole lot of back-up.
     
  2. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    Well we lost Lussicks HB brother to parra already this year. And have we resigned Liam foran? Is he even any good?
     
  3. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think we have done remarkably well in maintaining most of this years squad but the cheque books will be flying when Kieran Foran comes onto the open market...Lets be honest we have such a great squad it's going to very difficult to hold on to all of them.
    Just asking is Ricardi purely a half or does he have the potential to play 5/8 ?
     
  4. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't think the half or 5/8 really matters thesedays its more can he play leftside or right side. Foran plays 1/2 for NZ because Benji doen't like being called a halfback. Locky would play some times as 5/8 and others like a half.
     
  5. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    From what I saw with the NSW Cup squad last year, Liam Foran is not 1st grade material!
     
  6. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Tooves & Des will have these bases covered. We may miss our main halves for a game or two during rep games.

    Riccardi can fill in at 7. Lyon at 6. Also I suggest that Burher be further trained up at 6 or even 9. Possibly when the NRL team has a bye, he could play 80mins at no 6 for the feeder club.

    Oo the coaches may chuck the boots on themselves.
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    We should keep Liam as long as we want Keiron. Personally I see Liam as a hooker.
    A lot of hookers these days aren't actual dummy half's but ex halves
     
  8. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Liam hasn't been offered a contract as far as I'm aware. No great loss.
     
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't agree, unless we have more cash to throw around then people say. Hooker is just as important to a team these days as half (I think?) and we have a great young hooking prospect whose name escapes me and also Buhrer who may be another hooking option.
     
  10. Northern Rhino

    Northern Rhino Active Member

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    Is it Liam Higgins that you are thinking of. I have seen him play and think hes a gun
     
  11. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

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    Representative duties alone allow young halves a look in to first grade at various times during a season.
     
  12. ERNIE FOR NO7

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

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    played bench NSW Cup when Seu Seu was fit.
     
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  13. beardie

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    Don't know if anyone realises, but Jamie Buhrer played hooker for Australian Schoolboys, and from memory was also captain.
     
  14. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon Ballin could go into the halves if needed. I swear he used to play halfback in the lower grades for us or Brisbane.
     

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