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Monas - 80minutes

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ads, May 13, 2006.

  1. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Monas looks good and I think he is wasted in the hooking role. He must add more to attack then Burns does. Why not get Monas and Orford to try and play together in the halves again - traing with the combinations a lot (i.e. Monas does long kicks, Orford short kicks), and put Burns into hooker - that way Dunely will have more impact when he comes on cause we wont lose Monas.

    Monas chip kick almost came off tonight.
     
  2. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Keep Burns and give Monas 80 mins at hooker. When Dunley comes on our structure seems to fall apart. Sure he makes a couple of good dummy half darts a game but they are not game breakers are they. So he should be dropped.
     
  3. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    I'd agree with you Garts, except that we need Monas to do some long range kicks. Maybe he should drop back on the fifth tackle when its long range kick times.
     
  4. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    This is certainly the best subject had on this site in yonks.

    Monas does need to be an 80min player.

    Its what this team needs. It allows for a different kind of bench configuration altogether.

    Ryan will get a hard-on hearing that.

    The difficulty with Monas is that as a half, he combines poorly with any another half. He adds to the attack but that can be to the detriment of the dominant playmaker. The both of them get in each others way.

    As the # 9 he has actually done well in defence around the ruck, and this is what this side desperately needed. Burns also adds to the defensive posture in the # 6.

    Whilst Monas may have more in attack than Burns he would be detrimental to the overall plan if shifted from 9 to 6 & if shuffled around will only go back to the merry-go-round of confused playmaking where lost kicks become the norm & challenging the defence becomes the rarity.


    I still think Des is on the right track & am excited as to where we are heading. Leave Monas at 9.
     
  5. Rexx

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    I felt Beaver was the standout in defence and Monas in attack tonight. Monas' long kick from dummy half is invaluable. I'd be reluctant to encourage him to chip kick. His setup of our last try was great. As for moving to 5/8th? Definitely NOT on the same side of the field as the Ox. Ox needs runners. On the opposite side? Maybe. Not sure. Maybe he can mix it up with dummy half plays.
     
  6. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    I agree with Garts. The meters Dunley makes from dummy half do not compensate for the lack of structure he brings to our attack.
     
  7. PEPSI

    PEPSI Active Member

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    dont fix something that isnt broken, while Burns may not be ideal 5/8 Monaghs is still our best hooker and is going well, his defence is fantastic and his creativeness at hooher is improving every game he plays there.

    one of our best against broncos
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    leave him at hooker - but as Rexx said it would hurt for him to mix it up sometimes on the opposite side of the field to orford - ala the canberra game last year. Of course this should only be used in the oppositions half.
     
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Monagahn is going okay as hooker and we look a better team with him on the paddock. He is starting to scheme and his defensive work is a million times better than that of Dunley.
     
  10. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    Did Burns add anything to the game or did he do the usual 50 tackles, where 45 of them are usually at 2nd or 3rd tackler.
     
  11. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    The fact that he leads the NRL in one-on-one contests would suggest that what you've just said is....well, incorrect...
     
  12. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    also hard to add anything when your forwards are playing like a bunch school girls.
     
  13. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

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    WTF is wrong with our forwards? when we are in our own 20m no one wants the farkin thing. I saw Robbo taking hit-ups close to our line while the big blokes were doing nothing.

    Then when we get to the other end of the field, the fowards are lining up for a hit-up.

    Orford needs to talk more - boss the forwards around, tell them what to do.
     
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Let's presume we're without Kite and Menzies this weekend (and Bell). And BK remains on the injured list.

    I'd be inclined to bring Ballin in to play as a second rower or lock!!!!!!

    When is this kid going to get his chance?
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's time!!!!!

    I'd also like Cuthbo to start and make a step up.
     
  16. QldEagle01

    QldEagle01 Active Member

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    Being present at the game enlightend me. Prior to the game we did a solid half hour work out on field, While the Broncs kicked the ball around wondering WTF manly were doing. Within 5 minutes we were behind play struggling to keep up. Our big men were fractured after 5 minutes!!!!
    I couldnt believe it.
     
  17. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i agree CW - i think cuthbo needs more game time - always seems very nervous when he gets on.

    Then again i would have got him to play a few games last year to get this nervousness out the way
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    That's not unusal. King was the only one blowing hard after 10 minutes on Friday night and the game was half paced.
     

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