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International starting 13

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by King, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. King

    King Active Member

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    Manly could field a starting side boasting players with International experience in every position.

    1. B Stewart (Aus)
    2. M Robertson (Sco)
    3. T Williams (Ton)
    4. S Matai (NZ)
    5. D Williams (Aus)
    6. J Lyon (Aus)
    7. K Foran (NZ)
    8. B Kite (Aus)
    9. T Seu Seu (Sam)
    10. J Perry (Aus)
    11. A Watmough (Aus)
    12. J Gulavao (NZ)
    13. G Stewart (Aus)



    Not a bad side when you look at it.
     
  2. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

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    with the so called experts tipping us to fail this year I am still glad to be 'under the radar' ala 2008
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    5 years ago I never thought I'd again see the day we could field a whole international team. Shows just how far we have come, that is a mighty achievement.
     
  4. King

    King Active Member

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    5 years ago I never thought I'd again see the day we could field a whole international team. Shows just how far we have come, that is a mighty achievement.
    [/quote]

    I agree, they were tough times for the club and the supporters.
     
  5. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Still never got the wooden spoon though and that counts for something.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    14. G. Rose (Pre-Invasion Australia)
     
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Do Scotland and Samoa count though?  Ballin being in the Queensland training squad impresses me more than that.
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With a squad like that, the $14.00 is looking quite secure. 
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    It's not about squad, it's about hunger, discipline and desire.  As many years of Dragons and Eels sides will attest.  I'll wait to see what our attitude is like before I even think of changing my 8th prediction.
     
  10. King

    King Active Member

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    Offcourse playing for Samoa and Scotland in the World Cup count as international games. Why wouldn't they?

    I didn't state this was our stongest 13, i just found it interesting that if we wanted too we could field a starting 13 boasting internationals in every position.
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Congratz on finiding a way to work your negative spin into this topic Mata !!
     
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I've played League for Zimbabwe then.
     
  13. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    Thats good, maybe you can vye for a bench spot then.
     
  14. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Thats good, maybe you can vye for a bench spot then.
    [/quote]

    For Zimbabwe :)
     
  15. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    He's right though. Our squad looks great, especially through maroon and white glasses, but so does almost every other squad in the NRL, especially to their supporters. It really does come down to the intangibles: hunger, determination, friendships within the squad, luck, timing. It's almost impossible to know how our season might shape up this early:)
     
  16. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    If we can win about half our games through the first 18 rounds or so, and 6 weeks out have no injuries in key positions with a bit of form we will be a good chance. 

    Same as about 10 other teams. 
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    He's right though. Our squad looks great, especially through maroon and white glasses, but so does almost every other squad in the NRL, especially to their supporters. It really does come down to the intangibles: hunger, determination, friendships within the squad, luck, timing. It's almost impossible to know how our season might shape up this early:)
    [/quote] An applaud for you.
     
  18. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    One factor that is our favor from last year will be rep footy - can not think of anyone other than Choc who will be picked (maybe Glenn or Jaime)

    This has got to be good for us
     
  19. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There might be more. Kieren and maybe Matai for the Kiwis. George at least for City/Country, along with maybe King again. Kite & Perry are Origin possibilities, otherwise might be forced to trundle out in City/Country. Wolfman seems to be popular with selectors, his chances will be enhanced if Tahu does not start with a bang. Ballin would get picked if Smith is hurt. (Smith has to get hurt one day, surely). And a certain B Stewart will also be a strong candidate I predict.
     
  20. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree re city / country but not sure on the others
    - Perry could be a shout but i think we would struggle to see both of them - Wolfman has done his dash (Morris brothers would have to be ahead of him for NSW as well as Faloue etc)
    - Agree re ballin but when was the last time smith was injured?
    - not sure about Brett. If you do not play him at full back , and you would have to think Hayne has it locked up, where will he play...and if he does play on the wing you have to think that is the end of the Wolfman
     

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