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ox and matai back round 5? possible lineup?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by domdom, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. domdom

    domdom Member

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    ok,

    depending on what the medicos say, ox and matai are due back for the round 5 clash against the dogs.

    what do you guys think should be the lineup?

    for me, ox is the obvoius choice for 7, burns should stay as 6. ballin has done really well, but monas should go back to hooker i think, which will put ballin on the bench. monas has more experience, and we might need his field goal kicking skills late in the game.

    matai i think would be pretty effective coming off the bench. we could really use his strong running late in each half, where he would do some damage running into tiring defensive lines.

    we havent really seen much from bell and lyon, but i think if they have ox dictating play, they might come into the game more. to win this game they really need to be more prominent than they have been so far in the comp.

    thoughts?
     
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    I would go with this.. just to throw it out there

    01. Stewart
    02. Robertson
    03. Bell
    04. Lyon
    05. Hicks
    06. Burns
    07. Orford
    08. King
    09. Monaghan
    10. Kite
    11. Watmough
    12. G. Stewart
    13. Williamson

    14. Ballin
    15. Rose
    16. Hall
    17. Matai

    Use matai as just a hard running backrower or something.. if he can't be used like that then he goes to PL and Bryant gets the bench spot on the proviso he pulls his finger out.
     
  3. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    I don't think Matai is back for a few weeks yet.
     
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Matai would be good as a utility coming off the bench. As long as he can curb his rushing defense.
     
  5. domdom

    domdom Member

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    i heard matai was due back in round 5.

    definietly think we'll get alot of punch in using him off the bench, in a frank pritchard type role.
     
  6. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I HOPE Orford is back....but this is from SMH today..and from the horses mouth:-

    Menzies and Matai will be out for a few more weeks, while Orford talked down his chances for Saturday's game as an ankle injury continues to prevent him changing direction while running. "I don't think they'll name me [in the side to play the Bulldogs]," Orford said.

    "I'm still not sure. We always said we'd have a look next week, but nothing is certain. I will have a run next week, but I haven't done any skill work with the team at all.

    "I'll have a run this week and hopefully change direction. I think after a couple of tests in the middle of the week, I'll have a clear indication as to whether I will be fit for the game - or even if I'm going to be half a chance."
     
  7. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    except frank pritchard is about 20 kilos heavier and probably got as much pace as him...
     
  8. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    Obviously its between Orford and Matai for the bench spot....

    Only joking.

    My team maybe:

    3 Matai

    6 Lyon
    7 Ox
    9 Monas

    14 Ballin

    Sorry Burns but I haven't been impressed.
     
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    ads Well-Known Member

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    Though if Matai can't learn to keep his spot in the defensive line this would be mine:

    3 Lyon

    6 Monas
    7 Ox
    9 Ballin

    14 Burns
     
  10. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    pffft

    4.Lyon
    6.Burns
    7.Orford
    9.Monaghan

    14.Ballin

    surely des won't drop Ballin now for Burns on the bench
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    And Matai?
     
  12. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Yeah, a big screw you to the guys that have left Matai out!! hahhaa... we have to endure the headache that is finding a spot for him so you do too hahhaa
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Nutz, I have no problem with Matai coming back through the PL. As I've said in numerous posts, he could then work on his defensive problems.
     
  14. domdom

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    i think he'd be a waste in PL.

    deserves a spot on the bench at least for the punch he gives us in attack.
     
  15. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I think he is the type of player that can atleast come back through PL to get fitness etc, and see how he goes too.
     

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