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Jake Turbo to lock

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by midsteyne, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    I think its a great move and one that will be decisive in the Eagles pack,specialist props don't evolve till straight away,Turbo can run,tackle,pass.gunna be a star back rower:)
     
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  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe, but he was the best on the field last week in his chosen position of many years. Why would a rookie coach change one of the few things that were actually good about our performance last week?
     
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  3. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    To make that same thing even gooderer..?
     
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  4. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    he may have been the best on field last week,but out of a fairly ordinary pack,we really need BIG props in the engine room,i know how good turbo is,he will burn out against much bigger props now he in the bigboys team,at 13 he will cut them to bits
     
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  5. andyvb

    andyvb Active Member

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    Jake is only 22, technically he hasn't fully grown, he will only get bigger and stronger in the next few years! I am pumped to see what he can do in another 2 years time
     
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  6. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure how the forwards can develop combinations when some have changed positons and several new forwards are brought in after only one round

    Surely the coach and selectors would have sorted this out in the offseason?

    Sounds like they are making things up as they go along
     
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  7. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm not sure why midsteyne gave you a dislike when you agreed with him (fmd) so I gave you a like to balance it out.

    carry on!
     
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  8. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    I love how people make out like this is some significant change

    Teams play with 3 middle forwards and 2 edge forwards these days and Jake will play a very similar game regardless of the number on his back

    The difference is not with Jake but with Taupau who is moving to the edge

    Round 1
    Jake, Myles, Taupau - Middle
    Green, Brown - Edge

    Round 2
    Starling Myles Jake - Middle
    Taupau, Brown - Edge
     
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  9. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Think Jake will relish the lock role & the new combinations will be looking good before long.
    Last week apart from coming up against a dogs team who benefit from playing together, the build up & hype seemed to overwhelm the performance....everyone is blaming combinations which can attribute, but the build up was massive adding pressure that imo - effected players performance individually & as a team...will know if this is true soon enough.
     
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  10. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    As long he's out there in the pack somewhere, im happy.
    TB may feel a little tweak will be good for the pack, let the man tweak. Getting Starling out there is a good thing also i think, as i know a few others feel that too. Get the team plodding forward..
     
  11. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Ever since Bradley Clyde started using himself as a battering ram back in the late 80's, lock forward has been slowly evolving into a 3rd prop. These days you see more locks being able to slot straight into the front row than you do second rowers.
     
  12. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I think it's a good move and possibly where Jake may end up long term. It frees up Taupau to go and run over centres which to me is more beneficial.
     
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  13. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    if I did hit the dislike it was by mistake,i totally think your correct:)
     
  14. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    I gave you another like just because:)
     
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  15. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    This.

    think Taumololo, Eastwood etc, the 13 is not a "lock" anymore in a lot of teams, its a 3rd prop with a bit of freedom.
     
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  16. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    Fro ,it seem by the number of posts x likes you do a bit of argueing;)
    to us old blokes a lock is a lock ,born to hold the scrum together,now a second 5/8 / defensive player ,in my world you get left and right prop,left and right second rowers and a roving lock,please correct me if I am wrong@:)
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Define old Mate lol.

    I'm old enough to remember when the center a side was a new concept and inside and outside centers were the go.

    I suspect your world is not the same world as the current NRL setups. not all teams do it, but its not unusual.

    scrums these days while feeding have the dummy half (not hooker, they don't do that either like they used to) at the back of the scum, enabling better distribution from the scrum. while defending it will be a tackler.

    its a new world, not better, not worse, just new.
     
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  18. Fluffy

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    Just want to point out Fro made 7500 posts before likes were even introduced, otherwise he would be close to 200 by now
     
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  19. Woodsie

    Woodsie played strong, done good.

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    I still shake my head when commentaters say centre partners.
    Heard one last year saying Lyon and Matai had an advantage because of years of playing in the centres together. Haven't seen them get within 50feet of each other in 5 years.
     
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  20. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    To be fair it is tough to get likes when you are pointing out spelling mistakes
     
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