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News: Wolfman confident best to come from rising Eagles

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    MANLY have been anything but flying under the radar this season, but star winger David "Wolfman" Williams has done just that in a low-key return to the field in which he has racked up six games since undergoing a shoulder reconstruction.


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  2. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Will be interesting on who goes where as soon as Hoppa returns. Tubular Oldfield, Robbo, Wolfman and Hoppa all vying for two coveted wing spots.

    Has Wolfie and his beard done enough to keep Hoppa out or do we magically remain with luck, good or bad, to see who dons the 2 & 5 spot?
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    tough question,
     
  4. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    With Hoppa leaving for two years, wonder if Ben Farrar will return to the Club? He wanted to come back and Des wanted him back.
     
  5. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    Wolfie gets 1 wing and Hoppa the other, Robbo gets a chance while Hoppa is out injured and gets to show what he is capable of.
     
  6. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    This is one of the silliest things I have read. We all know exactly what Robbo is capable of, his consistency is his number one strength. With Hoppa out for 4-6 weeks I would guess Robbo back in and then Hoppa will have to wait for injury to get another chance, as Des will play him for at least a couple of weeks in the lower grades to gain fitness.
     
  7. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Not needed. When Hoppa goes, Oldfield and Wolfy on wings.
     
  8. Denno

    Denno Active Member

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    Not convinced about Oldfield he's pretty quick ..............Defence........?
     
  9. Phantar

    Phantar Well-Known Member

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    We lose a player like Hoppa and given Wolfman's track record with injury, don't you think it's a good idea to bolster your depth?
     
  10. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Robbo will as always fill the boots when needed & very reliably, but although some will attack my theory Hoppa & Wolf are now the best choices on the wing with a fit Snake at Fullback. While Hoppa gets well Robbo will do just fine.
     
  11. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No Robbo is our left winger. Wolfie is still re-establishing himself. Hoppa is a current SOO player and won't be playing any lower grades, but he is also our ace utility who in effect covers every back position. Even if one of the halves goes down Jamie moves in a spot and Hoppa can play the centre role. If all are (ever) available at the same time it is a conundrum, but I would be surprised if Robbo was the odd man out.
     
  12. Jono

    Jono Well-Known Member

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    I agree. Hoppa would move to the bench as a utility and we'd lose someone off the bench
     
  13. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    I understand that we know what Robbo is capable of, maybe it was the wrong choice of words. What i meant was that Robbo gets this chance to play himself into a spot while Hoppa is out.
     
  14. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of robbo being a peoples favourite who has done great things - theres no way he will get the nod in front of a fit Hoppa. That try in SOO on the left wing was a brilliant finish also the 1 against Broncos was not a bad left wingers try.
     
  15. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    robbo better than hoppa??? you are kidding, kid plays state of origin after handful of games and scores game changing try, do you think robbo could do that? Robbo has never played rep (whoops Scotland eh) and even after 3 tries in a grand final still didn't get the call up. don't compare Hoppa and Robbo, Robbo is a good consistent winger who always does the right thing, Hoppa is in a different class already at 19. [hr]
    At present Robbo must be ahead of Oldfield for sure in 2011. Oldfield will be a gun but just not yet. Matai and Robbo have a great partnership. Oldfield's defence is abit less than Robbo but his speed and return from kicks is better than Robbo (who gets smashed every kick return) (toughness personified) Oldfield is going to kick on with that blinding speed and size he has. Wasn't Oldfield called up with State of Origin with Jamie?? If he was, that is a great wrap!!
     
  16. Stevo

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    If Robbo wasn't coming back from injury the two wingers would be he and Hoppa. It will be interesting when everyone is fit. I'd go with Hoppa and Robbo. He should be rewarded for what he has done for this club.
     
  17. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Fonz, loyalty is great but how far do we go, if, and a big if, Brett went down again and out for another 12 months what would the club do??? Keep a 450k player and hope he comes back (again) or look elsewhere, it's a cut throat business. At the start of the year who would have thought Hoppa would have been so good, so quickly!! The other thing is Wolfie is back to his best
     
  18. codewana

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    I don't really mind who would take the wing spots as I'd be pleased to see any of those combos... Maybe even Rose :p.

    But, I think some here have short memories of the types of tries that Robbo can score.
     
  19. Wolfpack

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    Absolutely, everyone who is doubting Robbo should go & watch the 2008 season highlights again to refresh their memories. He is the best winger in our squad.
     
  20. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    So you would drop the only player that has not missed a game in 139 games. So that's not only not being injured. But also the only player consistent enough not be benched since 2006. Please! He has been a wonderful servant to Des and if his form warrants selection he'll be there.
     

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