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Injuries; we're not as badly off as some

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Yes, we've had a horrific run with up to 11 players out through injury. Now we have five, if my calculations are correct. When compared to some clubs we, currently, are not too badly off. Doesn'tmatta has 10 injured players, The 'Rff and Gold Coke 8, and the Storm 6.
    It's not surprising that Illawarra and Canberra are exceeding expectations with low injury tolls - just 2 each. It also seems that money can fix anything, as Easts have reportedly just one injured player. Ironic, really, as Easts have a second-string 13 that could beat most other clubs top team.
     
  2. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, and they could afford to send Blake Ferguson off to the US for specialist treatment.
     
  3. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    I guess the difference is that we may have less out NOW than others, but we've had a heap out all year, not to mention the catastrophic loss of key players early in games..

    /excuses
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Our injuries are to key players who are on big coin, hence their replacements are average or above average due to lack of depth because of the salary cap.

    When we won our last 2 premierships we hardly had any injuries in those seasons.
     
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  5. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Rehab clinics are a great invention.
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly and Penrith have chief play makers out - Foran, Killer, Snake - Sowie/Idris/Molan
    So the number is irrelevant.

    Plus Ferris and Gutho went off for the season in Round 1, with BJ and Starlo not looking for much game time this year either
     
  7. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Whats really killed us this year is most of our injuries have been in game and usually early as well. In particular injuries to outside backs which has resulted in reshuffles that ultimately weakens both the forwards and the backs and affects our rotations. I don't think that particular aspect has been highlighted enough.
     
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  8. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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    Apart from the donkeys game we haven't been awful lately. It was really in between Melbourne games that we copped it hard on the injury front.
    We're still far from healthy but it's not so bad. Despite my grievance with some selections for Friday nights game I think we're specials to get a good win.
     
  9. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    100% agree with this.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We'd used 28-29 players this season very early on, maybe after about 7-8 weeks which was more than last season as a whole I think somebody said. I wouldn't be surprised if we have already used our 2nd teir cap up as well for the year
     
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  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    A sensible solution to this is to carry a utility player on the bench (2V, are you listening?) rather than four lumbering forwards.
     
  12. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe Hodges
     
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  13. EagleBoi13

    EagleBoi13 Well-Known Member

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    Agree with above, i think we all do!!

    So why won't/can't Toovey see this??! Is sooo blatantly obvious...
     
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    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    EagleBoi13 Well-Known Member

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