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How we win our next Premiership next year and beyond

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Beaver boy, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    1. The Foran/DCE combination restricts DCE. They were good in 2011, but 4 years have passed without another premiership, so time for a new direction. Goodbye Foran, enjoy Choc, Arthur and Parra.

    2016 - Sign Bird
    2016 - If Bird not signed then shift Lyon to 5/8. Lyon is getting embarressed by nimble centres. Still a classy player, just lost his speed.
    2016 - Tom Trbojevic must play every game. Whether it's on the wing at Tafua's expense, or alternating with Hiku in the centres. TomT needs to build up though.
    2016 - Release Ballin. Hodges much better.
     
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  2. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I think you will find that there is a high chance Killer will be 5/8 next season. I disagree with you about letting Ballin go, Ballin I think needs to be rotated with Hodges during a game to add variety to our ruck and also it allows Ballin the chance to defend which he is great at.

    Tom T will only get stronger and in time he will be full back, I would put him on the right wing for the rest of this season and he will get full back time and experience.

    I think we could do well next year but we must get our house in order and close out this season well.
     
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  3. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah lets not forget that 2015 isn't over yet before we start counting our 2016 eggs.
     
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  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There seem to have been a few hints being dropped about Tom T being a potential 6

    Time will tell
     
  5. Haz88

    Haz88 Active Member

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    Tom T shouldn't play 6. Apart from Lyon the only one I could see them giving a go is Gutherson, could see him doing similar to what Jack Bird has done in that spot.
     
  6. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hiku's best position is center BUT he needs a massive off season to work on his positional defense.
     
  7. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Have you seen his gut? He always has a massive offseason
     
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  8. Sea Eagle 4 Life

    Sea Eagle 4 Life Active Member

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    I think the Ballin / Hodges combination would work well like the Ballin / LeStrange combo worked in 2008.
     
  9. eagleron

    eagleron Well-Known Member

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    I agree and it would prime Hodges for an eventual full-time role, I think we had it right with our 2008 rotation although I'm not sure what the interchange rule changes would mean to this.
     
  10. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    I have a feeling that if those rumours about chasing the Bunnies hooker were true, the club doesn't rate Hodges as the long term successor...
     
  11. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hodges simply ain't gonna make it.
     
  12. Beaver boy

    Beaver boy Well-Known Member

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    Hodges was electrifying in The major semi against the Dogs with a spare parts pack at his disposal. He has performed in the first team on all ocasssions. Gives us much needed variety and doesnt shirk it defensively.
     
  13. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    I agree we need some spark around the dummy half. Manly put in a sneaky bid for Panthers hooker Apisai Koroisau, and he is still off contract next year. Ballin's needs to be interchanged.

    Our centres are more of a liability than asset this year. They lack speed and are terrible in defence. I had high hopes for Hiku, but he is so over weight as well. Hope we can fix this next year as there are so many classy centres going around with real speed to burn. We get shown up out wide every week!!
     
  14. Central Coast Eagle

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    You lost me at Hodges is better than Ballin.

    Hodges is a ball hog and imho is not up to it on defence.
     

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