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News: Statistics show Anthony Watmough can't defend

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fro, May 5, 2009.

  1. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    <span class="story-summary-bold">AUSTRALIAN Test back-rower Anthony Watmough is the NRL's worst forward defender, with only three halfbacks missing more tackles than the Sea Eagles hardman. </span>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/Sea-Eagles/statistics-show-anthony-watmough-cant-defend.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe just the tonic to get him to pull his finger out and put some shoulder into his defense.  Nothing like a public flogging. 
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I dunno DSM, he got a run in the top 10 egos thing a couple of weeks back, didn't seem to help.
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    For someone who can hit so hard sometimes, the amount of soft tries he lets in consistently is amazing. I guess he's the stupidest player in the game behind Inglis, so it'd be hard for him to concentrate for a full 80 mins.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Strange with Anthony.  He was so dynamic and dominating in the finals last year and can be in spurts now, but he can also be so very ordinary.  Have other teams woken up to the wide running thing and jam him up?  Does he have more big guys running at him?  Coaching staff need to examine these things.   
     
  8. jamesie

    jamesie Active Member

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    I'd be starting Choc from the bench. His 3 indiscretions gave the Grapplers a flying start (conceded early penalty, attempted arm grab on Inglis, dropped ball before 2nd try). His ill discipline must be kept out of the first 20 minutes of the game, when all the ref's are whistle happy and looking for anyything to give a penalty. I'd start Rodney in hsi place. Bring him on for Hall after 20, then leave him on for the game.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watmough has been very ordinary this year and how he retained his Aussie jumper is beyond me. For all the goods things he does it is cancelled out by his silly indrescretions.
     
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    NRL stats show Watmough is 5th in total missed tackles with 33, sandow topping it with 61

    Orford is holding up 8th with 28 although watmough has made twice as many tackles as orford
     
  11. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    I dont think he can play 80 minutes... not fitness wise but mentally.. he just cant focus for long periods in the game.

    Put Tony Williams on the bench and rotate the two of them
     
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I'm just suprised that it's "news" that Choc can't defend  :D
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jamsie you're on the money.  Hasler should not start Choc.  That first twenty minutes of each half is dynamite for refs getting their rocks off looking everywhere for an indiscretion.  Email the club with that suggestion right now.   
     
  14. Chip and Chase

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

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    He was the same 2 seasons ago, a whirling dervish. At the time it was attributed to a shoulder injury. Last year he improved, but he is back to his jumper grabbing best this year. I don't know whether he has another shoulder niggle or not. Anyway, whatever the problem it's not something a NRL forward should be proud to have on his resume. Maybe we need to hide him on the wing in defence ;)
     
  15. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    he needs some of the great defenders of the game to give him some 1 on 1 coaching, 1 of Manlys best is our trainer
     
  16. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    you guys are low ****s

    thats is all
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    good to see your posts maintaining your usual well thought out standards cliffy.
     
  18. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Interesting how Ennis is being talked up so much but rates highly on that list too
     
  19. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watmough may miss some tackles and his head is slightly rough but he does look good without a shirt and I appreciate that.
     
  20. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nicci, only you could come up with a  comment like that.  ;D

    The whole team has been very ordinary and we just are not able to dominate in defence and our attack continually breaks down, god it’s frustrating to watch.
     

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