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Lyon to play 5/8th, not centre

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Downie, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    From this article here, it says:

    'Hasler says it is important to have the vital one, six, seven and nine positions stable for the two matches.

    "We will be keen to have Brett Stewart, Jamie Lyon, Matt Orford and Matt Ballin get as much playing time as possible in the London match. They are the key combinations for a good performance," he said.'

    So I guess that means either Tony Williams or even Bani will get the vacant centre position? Neumann maybe?
     
  2. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    its been along time since we have had the same 6 and 7 combo two years in a row
    it goes back to 1995 and 1996
     
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1996 was a good year. 
     
  4. CC_Eagle

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  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have a hunch Des has Neumann lined up for that centre spot
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    D Williams to centre. Bani to wing.
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Nuemann will do a good job.
     
  8. King

    King Active Member

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    My money is on Tony Williams ;)
    David Williams is suspect in Defence, Michael Bani is a better choice at centre.
    Neuman may get a shot.
     
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    if his defense is up to it
    id like to see bailey at lock
    it would provide another point of attack besides ox and killer and also another option kicker.

    It was amazing how much better ox kicked when he wasnt kicking every set, he had so much more time because the opposition didnt know whether rush him or rush jamie.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why persist with Neuman.  Jesus there are way too many options for me.  Where will Cuthbo fit in?  We need a YART to start the ball rolling.   
     
  11. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    1. Tony Williams was purchased to be a foward, not a back. (Regardless of where he has played previously)
    2. Des has been grooming Neumann for first grade.
     
  12. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Michael Robertson
    3. Steve Matai
    4. Michael Bani/David Williams/Shane Neumann/Tony Williams/Jamie Lyon
    5. David Williams/Michael Bani
    6. Jamie Lyon/Chris Bailey
    7. Matt Orford
    8. Brent Kite
    9. Matt Ballin
    10. Josh Perry
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Glenn Hall/Glenn Stewart/Tony Williams/Adam Cuthbertson
    13. Glenn Stewart/Chris Bailey/Adam Cuthbertson/Shane Rodney/Glenn Hall

    14. Heath L'Estrange
    15. Jason King
    16 and 17. Adam Cuthbertson/Tony Williams/Glenn Hall/Shane Rodney/Chris Bailey/Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

    So how I see it, there are only ten positions which are more-or-less certain and seven which have a number of options. Glenn Stewart would have a guaranteed starting spot, just not sure if at lock or in the second row.

    I'd probably prefer Lyon at centre and Bailey 5/8th, but that doesn't look like happening.
     
  13. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Clon's YART

    Stewart
    D Williams
    Nuemann
    Matai
    Robbo
    Lyon
    Orford
    Hall
    Stewart
    Watmough
    Kite
    Ballin
    Perry

    Bailey
    King
    T Williams
    Cuthbo

    Bench may be one prop short though.
     
  14. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    Preferred team:

    B Stewart
    Robertson
    Matai
    Neumann
    D Williams
    Lyon
    Orford
    Kite
    Ballin
    Perry
    Watmough
    Hall
    G Stewart

    L'Estrange
    King
    Cuthbertson
    T Williams

    However if Neumann doesn't fire, Lyon to centre and Bailey to 5/8th.
     
  15. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    you can't have lyon anywhere else but 5/8 after his late season form last year.... they should (not saying he would) be selected as the NSW 5/8 as he is the best that we have.
     
  16. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure NSW will pick Barrett and lose their 4th in a row.
     
  17. King

    King Active Member

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    My Preferred Side for 2009

    1.  B Stewart
    2.  D Williams
    3.  T Williams
    4.  S Matai
    5.  M Robertson
    6.  J Lyon
    7.  M Orford
    8.  J Perry
    9.  M Ballin
    10. B Kite
    11. A Watmough
    12. G Stewart
    13. C Bailey

    14. Le Strange
    15. G Hall
    16. J King
    17. A Cuthbertson

    Bailey will get lock no doubt about it, Lyon will don the 6... has to after last years effort and combination with Orford.

    Glenn Hall will play a similar role to what Mark Bryant has done for us off the bench only better.

    The only ??? for me is who will partner Matai in the centres..... if its not Tony Williams it has to be Bani or Neuman.

    Our Mr Fix it now that Menzies is gone  :'( will probably be Bailey & T Williams both can play just about anywhere on the park if needed.
     
  18. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Geez that's a good solid list of players.  i'm just going  :eek:
     
  19. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about Hoppa Jr.......you would have to think whoever is in the centres would be a short term proposition i.e. 1 year or two until he is up to speed (in my mind discounting T Williams)
     
  20. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    :( i still get said when i think about that how weird is it gonna be seeing the side run on without him
     

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