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NSW SOO Side

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Eagle Has Landed, May 5, 2013.

  1. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Yes this again
    Who would you pick?
    Your team and thoughts?
    I would pick

    1.Hayne
    2.B.Morris
    3.Jennings
    4.J.Morris
    5.Uate?
    6.Maloney
    7.Pearce
    8.Tamou
    9.Farrah
    10.Grant
    11.Watmough
    12.Bird
    13.Gallen (C)

    14.Gidley
    15.Lewis
    16.Learoyd-Lars?
    17.T.Sims?

    18.Hoffman
     
  2. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Hoffman will start, with Gallen in the front row most likely. I think Carney will get picked. And I feel Merritt deserves a spot over Uate. Lewis will start with Watmough from the bench. Two Morris's make me a little nervous..
     
  3. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Gallen did his knee today out for 4-6 weeks.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Stewart
    Hayne
    Jennings
    Morris
    Morris
    Carney
    Pearce
    Tamou
    Farah
    Gallen
    Watmough
    Lewis
    Bird

    Gidley (he played for Oz so will be picked)
    Mason
    Grant
    Hoffman

    Woods the next cab off the rank in the front row with Fifita the wildcard
    The last 2 weeks have proven again to me Carney is a step ahead of Maloney, his long passing game is brilliant and with players running the right lines it could be very dangerous, especially if he puts Jennings in the clear

    I probably wouldn't pick Gidley myself but can see why he will be picked, can offer a good injection into 9 if Farah needs a break but can also cover the halves and fullback to an adequate level
     
  5. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Really Carney over Maloney? I would of thought that the two halves playing week in and out would be a shoe in.

    Bad news about Gallen.
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    I like that bench Kiwi.
     
  6. susan

    susan Well-Known Member

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    I will get howled down by plenty but NSW and the sharks would be better off with Gallen getting far less minutes.The number of times he hits it up on the fourth or fifth tackle when something more creative is required is blindingly obvious in my opinion.It looks great on the stats sheet but NSW need to score points,not see him run for 200 metres.

    Gould has questioned the way he is used in origin quite often and I agree.Not a lot of people remember he was dropped quite often in origin and did not play the whole series until the last two or 3 years and I think this was the part of the reason.

    In my opinion the only way a bloke who rarely breaks the line like him can run for 200m is if he gets it far too often.He is such a strong and penetrative player that he should concentrate on quality not quantity and give the ball players more time with the pill.

    The sharks used the ball more today than I have seen them for ages after he went off and they got the chocolates.
     
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Carney and Pearce did the 3 games last year and I think they will stick with that, Maloney does play with Pearce week to week but id say Carney and Pearce have played more games together ?

    There is a lot of hype with Maloney this year, I have been watching him for a while now though and other than support play and speed off the mark in that area I think Carney has him covered in all areas, especially the passing game

    Would never have said Mason would play again but form wise I can't leave him out, and on top of that he brings experience and the ability to bring a team together
     
  8. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    I really like that side and think that line up could win the series. The only player that I'm not sure on is Gidley.
     
  9. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think Merrit definately deserves a spot. I'd like to see John Sutton given a go at 5/8. his size would be a huge plus.
     
  10. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    My team:

    Stewart
    Hayne
    Jennings
    Morris
    Morris
    Carney
    Pearce
    Tamou
    Farrah
    Gallen
    Watmough
    Merrin
    Bird

    Sutton
    Hoffman
    Sims
    Lewis

    18th man - Gidley
    19th man - Woods
     
  11. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Brett Morris
    3. Michael Jennings
    4. Josh Morris
    5. Michael Gordon
    6. James Maloney
    7. Mitchell Pearce or Todd Carney
    8. James Tamou
    9. Robbie Farah
    10. Trent Merrin
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Glenn Stewart
    13. Paul Gallen

    14. Kurt Gidley
    15. Andrew Fifita
    16. Aaron Woods
    17. Ryan Hoffman
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You haven't got any front row back up at all there MWSE
     
  13. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Actually mate I think Fifita could be a smokey.
    He has been in great form all year, he played great today.
     
  14. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    Sims and Merrin mate. Merrin has played there in SoO before.
     
  15. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Stewart
    B Morris/Taufua
    Jennings
    J Morris
    Hayne
    Maloney
    Pearce(isn't the best half but he's been there and reynolds will choke)

    Gallen
    Farah
    Tamou
    Watmough
    Bird
    G Stewart

    Mannah
    Merrin
    Lewis
    Fifita/grant
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure Sims would be up to that role just yet in his career
     
  17. Chip and Chase

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

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    I know he'll be picked but I can't cop Hayne and his lack of effort. Sure he can do some freakish things, but he has a lot of junk and laziness in his game. Prefer Uate and Morris on the wings personally. I know Uate struggled in defence last year, but he runs so hard and is quick.

    Would Idris be any chance on the bench ? cover centre and backrow and maybe offer a little bit of X-factor ? We won't have t-Rex there this year (I assume) so we will be looking for someone who can bust a line and attract defence.

    Lewis, Bird and Choc are backrow certainties (if Gallen is out). Not a Hoffman fan myself, likewise for Sims. Farah, and Tamou will be 2/3 front row. The other 3 prop spots are open. Grant and Merrin probably in box seat. Mannah or Woods would suffice.

    Unfortunately I think Gidley and Creagh will be named.
     
  18. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    nonono wombat. I couldn't cop Sutton in their mate.
    I had Maloney at 5/8 two weeks ago, but Carney has convinced me in the last two weeks that he deserves to hold his spot from a high flying Maloney.
    At risk of stating the bleating obvious, that's a massive blow if Gallen is gone. I'd have Mason in my team.
    I know Uate was found out last series but I think I'd give him another go ahead of Merritt, just....I know Merritt has been going great guns, but I can't help to think that he'd get rag dolled, ala Brett Hodgson, in SOO.
     
  19. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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    I would be willing to give Blake Ferguson a spot on the wing.

    He is actually quite similar to Greg Inglis with regards to his body composition and upper body strength.
     
  20. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Was that Blake Ferguson that streaked away & scored a try against the Storm?? If it is, man he's quick!!
     

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