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Manly v Leeds teams

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly team for the World Club Challenge:

    B Stewart;
    Robertson,
    Lyon,
    Matai,
    Williams;
    Bailey,
    Orford (capt);
    King,
    Ballin,
    Perry,
    Watmough,
    Hall,
    G Stewart.

    Subs (from):
    L’Estrange,
    Cuthbertson,
    Rose,
    Rodney,
    Waerea-Hargreaves.
     
  2. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Quality Backs,
    Quality Forwards.

    I like our team. Rodney only to get a run if we are 20 points up with 20 to go?
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good looking squad even without Kite and T-Rex. Go Manly.
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The run on side looks the goods.  Is George up to this?
     
  5. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    he has had 18months to prepare
     
  6. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    he has had 18months to prepare
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    He's had a few runs in the reggies hasn't he?
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wasn't sure George was up to it in 07.  I saw him run around in the NSW cup after his op but he didn't really impress.  The ESL forwards will be quick, so I hope he's fit enough to do the job. 
     
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    I like it and by plenty
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wasn't too sure whether Des would stick with Lyon at 5/8 or not. The fact that he has put Bailey there may be an indication of his intentions for the rest of the year. It certainly solves our lack of depth in the centres, but it just seems strange after he perservered so long with Lyon at 5/8 and it looked like he finally found his feet in that spot after he came back from that injury layoff end of last season. 

    I guess no real surprises in that side, and I guess JWH will drop off the bench ??
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  11. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So Neuman may have dropped off Dessies radar now too
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    C & C I guess Des didn't really have a 5/8th option last season, this year he has.  I always thought Lyon was better suited in the centres, but he made a good fist of 5/8, especially when he came back after his injury.  Anyway as I've said before I think Bailey will go well.  He's just one more of our backline who can defend well.  I'm puzzled by the inclusion of George. 
     
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Love that Hasler decided to trial Bailey at 5/8th in the preseason - a spot for tested options. But how to utilise Lyon's new super kicking game?

    Agree with DSM's reservations about big George.  He's the surprise selection.  Last year at times he was pedestrian in defence and would be an easy target if he hasn't made big gains in fitness.
     
  14. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't go along with the theory that everyone seems to run, that just because you are a big unit, you must be unfit or not up to it. Rose was playing very well in 07 prior to injury and there is no reason he won't do so again. A bit of extra size also will make him harder to stop, and a bigger fella adds a bit of character to the game, rather than the cloned body shape that seems to be the go these days
     
  15. Cletus

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    I'm really happy to see George in there. I saw a picture of him in the paper a couple of months ago and he looked a lot fitter, I guess the prospect of never playing again would be a great motivator. He was playing great when he got injured and I hope he can regain and improve on that form. Both he and Cuthbo can add some great impact of the bench.
     
  16. Fluffy

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    i am extremely happy to see George playing.

    Anyone who has watched him would know he takes till about round 10 until he gets his match fitness up to a level where he can play to his full potential and thats when he starts ripping in. This in my opinion is a sign that Des is keen to see him there at the end of the season fit and tearing up the opposition.

    As for the WCC we would all love to win, but would anyone prefer a win in the WCC at the cost of a win in the NRL season proper?

    I wouldnt
     
  17. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It may  depend on the conditions - George is big and heavy, though made some good metres and busts in the 07 season. JWH is very mobile and is a great athlete. Interesting to see who Des picks.
     
  18. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Guys, it's not that we want George to play poorly, rather the opposite.  Manly have been really loyal to this big guy.  It's the glue that makes us superior to other clubs, loyalty.  I want him to cement a place in the side permanently and go on from here.  I spoke to him at the last fan day and he told me just how much he owed the club for sticking by him.  I hope he goes well.
     
  19. Hollywood Harrigan

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    Alright guys,

    Im a Leeds fan and just thought i'd let you know the team that will hand you your arses Sunday evening  ;)

    http://therhinos.co.uk/news/788.php

    19 man squad:

    2. Donald
    3. Smith
    4. Senior
    5. Hall
    6. McGuire
    7. Burrow
    8. Leuluai
    10. Peacock
    11. Jones Buchanan
    12. Laitiiti
    13. Sinfield
    14. Diskin
    16. Bailey
    17. Kirke
    18. Ablett
    19. Burgess
    20. Gibson
    23. Watkins
    26. McShane

    We only have Webb and Buderus out. I cant class Eastwood as he hasnt been over yet and is waiting on his appeal.

    I think Leeds will line up like this:

    Smith
    Donald
    Ablett
    Senior
    Hall
    McGuire
    Burrow
    Leuluai
    Diskin
    Peacock
    Lauitiiti
    Jones-Buchanan
    Sinfield

    Burgess (prop)
    Kirke (2nd row)
    Bailey (prop)
    Watkins (centre)


    Ablett is a 2nd row/loose by trade but is a decent makeshift centre and played there most of last year in Toopi's absence. He will move to the backrow in the game letting 17 year old Watkins take the pitch. Watch out for this kid. He is pretty impressive. 185cm and 83k. He is quick and has brilliant footwork with a nice offload. The most promising centre this country has produced in a long time IMO.

    Anyway good luck, if our strong forwards can get on top of yours I reckon it will be close. Hopefully we can close down your backs to give us a chance.

    Might do a preview on RLFans later and if so I will post it on here too.
     

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