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Jake a Massive loss

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have not been anti DCE, but he hasn't set the world on fire early.
    He will come good & is a top shelf player.
    Not 1 for excuses & tonight after grinding back into the contest....the poor start came back to haunt Manly in the end.
    The player who was so sorely missed in a game an angry pumped up Souths were always going to come out blazing in the ruck, was Jake T.
    He would have had a big hand in clogging those early yards that gave Souths momentum.
    Everyone raved so much about missing DCE, but the main loss in this particular match was the games number 1 defender....Jake.....without the head start have no doubt we get the 2 points.
     
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  2. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    We definitely missed the starch that Jake adds to the pack..
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He would have scored that one under the posts that Nate missed. Jake goes straight to ground.


    Massive blow though
     
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  4. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Apparently if last nights game was Sunday or Monday he would have been ok to play. So I'd expect him back against NZ next week with Lussick to the bench.
     
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  5. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Now normally I don't have a high opinion of journalists, especially those from RLW who leave a lot to be desired at times, but even they said in their Five Things that had Jake been there, McInnes would not have scored 2 soft tries up the middle.
     
  6. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I think Barrett's hand was forced by the consecutive 5 day turn arounds and that he has to rest Jake if he was not fit.

    To allow the vermin 3 soft tries like that was criminal and that put us right on the back foot.

    The warriors game will be even harder I suspect and having Jake back will be a big boost.
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    If either Jake or DCE play we win.

    We needed 1 more try in attack or to save one in defense. They would have both offered about 2 IMO.

    Jake being out is why our odds blew out last minute, the bookies didn't give us a chance and in the end we lost by 1try or 2 field goals
     
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