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Lyon/Matai key to success

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No doubt forwards win games, dominate the ruck & create time in attack & defence & the individuals out wide can be nullified if the forwards get bent over all day.....
    Thing is with a few players back & the ability to be even close to matching the middle, the outside backs can come to life, giving quality halves time to create the overlap or even 1 on 1 situation for the centres.
    Theres no doubt Lyon & Matai are matchwinners if given equal opportunity, & a heap of the too old & slow calls have been based on minimal opportunity, recent injuries & space created by the big men up front.
    Age is a contributing factor with injury concerns & maybe a metre of pace, but they are still capable of producing that yard of explosive pace to make a bust or create that second of space for the wingers who in Tom & Taufua - will finish, the class is still evident.
    These coming crunch games the Lyon/Matai impact could well decide the outcome - in Matai's case it could be influenced also with a lethal shot!!
    These are still 2 of the best centres in the NRL & a massive key to the resurgent Seaeagles in 2015......its not just the world class play, but the influence of these 2 that make them so valuable.
     
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  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    Snake is manlys best attacking player.
     
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  4. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    I think they will have a big part to play in the success of the coming 8 weeks. It's not just the skills they bring, but the confidence and attitude.
     
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  5. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    You cant beat experience and know how, Matai gives us aggression that is badly needed, Killer gives us calmness, we are a much better side when he players, Snake is the polish and in my opinion our player of the year so far, so dangerous with the ball. If our returning forward can get the job done and these guys stay healthy, we will be a major hurdle for any would be finalist for this season.
     
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  6. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No doubt Snake is the best attacking player at Manly with DCE next & probably has been since early in his career
    The point was more the fact Manly had lost its potency out wide in 2015...due to many variables
    Snake scores plenty & sets up plenty every year & up until 2015...so did these champion centres
    The recent signs indicate they are about to hit their straps at the business end as the attitude in the middle muscles up - if we look at the ladder & see Snake still playing well in a beaten team I think its obvious others will need to step up our point scoring ability & personally - I back these 2 to make the most improved impact.. ....but time will tell.
     
  7. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought last Monday night was Jamie's best game so far this season, he looked like he was moving freely and that allowed him to dominate. That's one of the reasons I'm quietly confident we can get one over on the Cows.
     
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  8. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Agreed, he looked sharp. A healthy, in form Jamie Lyon is critical for our run home.
     
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  9. manlyfan76

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    He put some great in and always on. To be fair he is crucial every year.
     
  10. mjb136

    mjb136 MWSE fanatic Premium Member

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    seeing as though this thread relates to Killer, thought i'd post it here.

    what a legend.
     
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  11. The Who

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    I admire the way Jamie and Steve often take hit-ups, to help out our battling forwards. They both run straight, without fear, just to gain a few hard-win metres.
     
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