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Manly side V Chooks

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    22/07/2008 - By Manly Sea Eagles


    Coach Des Hasler has picked a six man bench including 2007 Grandfinalist Jack Afamasaga, halfback Jeff Robson and Luke Williamson who is hoping to return from injury.

    SEA EAGLES NRL TEAM: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, Steve Matai, David Williams, Steve Menzies, Matt Orford ©, Brent Kite, Matt Ballin, Josh Perry, Anthony Watmough, Glenn Hall, Glenn Stewart
    Interchange: Heath L'Estrange, Mark Bryant, Adam Cuthbertson, Jack Afamasaga, Jeff Robson, Luke Williamson (2 players to be omitted)
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very very quick recovery from Williamson

    Personally i would like to see Jack given a run ahead of him though, he went ok for us last season and it could be a good part of the year for him to have another crack
     
  3. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I reckon Cuthbo will start in place of Hall and I would probably prefer Willo over Afa -- the safer option and I never felt comfortable with the ball in Afa's hands.
     
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Ox & willo to drop out IMO
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    If ox is out again and Des plays Robson we might just get done.
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Well what makes me think Ox is out is all the media reports saying he is confident of playing.  I agree Clon we got away with playing Robson last Friday we may not be that lucky this week
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    The Chooks will be desperate. 2 really bad losses on the trot, and the thought of us smashing them 6 games straight or something.
    They'll be right up for this game, and that's why I reckon they had a shocker against Canberra - they were worrying about us as strange as that sounds...
     
  8. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That does sound strange !!
     
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    ox doesnt play i hope willow does hes goal kicking is probably the best in the club dunno why he doesnt get used
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes teams play a little flat the week before a big game. Happens quite often. I just hope we are on our game the week before we play Melbourne, and we aren't too focused on that game.

    The media is already berating it up as the game to watch etc etc etc.
     
  11. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Every week ,we all hear that standard meathead response in a interview,"We are taking it one week at a time ".The truth is ,every coach wants his players & team  ,to take that approach.
    But i do see where you are coming from
     
  12. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    What sounds strange to me is why heath isn't given a go at 5/8 this week.
     
  13. weev

    weev Well-Known Member

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    Guys, lets be positive! We are top of the table. Best attack. Best Defence. In great form.

    We are a hoodoo team for the chooks. We can win without Orford. Be good to give the backup some match experience cause if we lose Matty during the finals we'll be better off with a halfback who has gotten over his nerves and had some real experience playing with the team.

    Seriously some of you nay sayers... were you the same people who said we wouldn't make the top 8 with michael monaghan???

    Get positive!

    With Ox - manly by 13+
    Without Ox - manly 1-12

    The chooks are roast!
     
  14. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    What I am saying is that Robson is lucky to hold down a PL spot, let alone a first grade gig. He has no direction whatsoever and is probably not our best option. However thats just my opinion. Des obviously see's some value in him.
     
  15. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    well he's pretty much got no one else to go to either
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good point v the goalkicking

    If Orford, Williamson and Lyon all don't play, i guess it goes back to Williams again with Matai as his backup

    Have seen Williams kick earlier on in the year in NSW Cup and he actually struck them pretty well that day
     
  17. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Next season we will have Orford, Lyon, Williamson, Williams and Matai who can kick goals.
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Williamson is gooorneski for next season I thought
     
  19. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    They are all here this season ???
     
  20. King

    King Active Member

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    I am pretty sure he is as well.
    He was asking Mick Monaghan on Facebook if
    the Wolves needed a great defensive back rower.
     

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