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Hard to judge

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Tough one to look at last night

    Horrendous start, due to a 1 on 1 miss, and another soft penalty that the refs seem to blow in the 1st couple of mins on us. Am still undecided on that 2nd Knights try if it was a fantastic piece of skill, or if we could have offered more to stop it. There was actually a positive at the start, 1st time in 3 games we have completed our 1st set haha

    From there, it is hard to gauge how well we played, the Knights were terrible, and invited us to score, but after we got our 1st, the team seemed to remember how to run a few moves, and there were some very nice pieces of play to score tries. 44-6 in the final 50mins is a pretty fair result

    Orford mixed again, our attack was average until we got the 1st, but after that I actually thought he went pretty well, and had a clever kicking game for the remainder.
    1 thing I would like to see less of within 5 of the line is Ballin wasting 2 plays a set with a flat ball to a front rower
    Was stoked to see Lyon back on the right hand side with Glenn Stewart

    My man of the match last night was Glenn Stewart, he was simply outstanding, imo his best game of the season. Another in the best of the season category was Kite, pleasure to see the big fella making an impact again, hope that continues.
    Rodney was handy in limited time as well, and I can't say enough about Rose.
    Foran seems to have that rare quality that top line footballers have, in that he is always in the right place at the right time. Every time there is an opportunity or something to be cleaned up, most of the time you see Foran or Orford there to clean it up
    Watmough was great again, that play he made to put Tony over was outstanding. I have a feeling he has taken Williams under his wing, because when he scored that try, and the cameras were following him, you could hear him yelling out and giving advice to T-Rex the whole time
    Farrar is a top class addition to our side as well.

    This is what I would like to see happen next weekend

    Robertson
    Farrar
    Matai
    Lyon
    D.Williams
    Foran
    Orford
    King
    Ballin
    Perry
    Watmough
    Bailey
    Stewart

    T.Williams
    Kite
    Rose
    Rodney

    Hall won't be with us next season, is down on form, so Rodney and Bailey should be playing ahead of him. L'Estrange has been overtaken by Foran

    I originally had Williams on the wing, Farrar in the centres, Lyon 5/8 and Foran bench, but I didn't see a good way of getting Keiren into the game from there so started him instead. If we get an injury in our backs there is enough cover there with Tony able to cover the wing, and Foran the centres if one of them went down, while Bailey is versatile enough to fill in at 6 and centres as well
     
  2. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't know about G. Stewart being MoM, I still don't think he hasn't recaptured his form from last year but he did have a solid game.

    Shane Rodney looked good last night with the few touches he had and Foran impressed me also.

    I hate to be Des and trying to pick the side so I will just site in my armchair with my cougar and coke.

    Did you hear some punter who put $40k at 8 to 1 on Manly to go back to back, I am sure the odds will shorten 5 to 1 next week if not less.
     
  3. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Hall was below average last night and might be worth dropping considering he's head to the UK.

    I'd go with:

    Robertson
    T. Williams
    Farrar
    Matai
    D. Williams
    Lyon
    Orford

    G. Stewart
    S Rodney
    Watmough
    King
    Ballin
    Perry

    Foran
    Kite
    Rose
    Bailey
     
  4. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    Hey Nutz, how do you have T Rex above Foran or even Bailey for that matter?
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    01. Michael Robertson
    02. Ben Farrar
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Chris Bailey
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Josh Perry
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Heath Le'Strange
    15. Jason King
    16. George Rose
    17. Glenn Hall
     
  6. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

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    Spot on Ryan, you could argue about Le strange but that team gets a big thumbs up from me. Actually swap Foran for Le Strange, but it's still a great team.
     
  7. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Because I think farrar is a better centre than winger so we need a winger. Do we put foran or bailey on the wing??
     

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