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Pick Your Team for Round 1

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is the team that I tip will start, though not necessarily what I would pick:

    Stewart
    Stephenson
    Matai
    Bell
    Hicks
    Witt
    Orford
    Kennedy
    Menzies
    Watmough
    Bryant
    Monaghan
    Kite


    Williamson
    Leuleuai
    Dunley
    Bryant

    Cuthbertson, Ballin, Robertson and Rose unlucky to miss out. Burns as well.
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Witt???

    Stewy
    Steppa
    Alberts/hicks
    bell
    Hicks/robbo
    Monas
    Orford
    King
    Ballin
    Kite
    watmough
    beaver
    BK

    Cuthbo
    lulu
    Dunners/willo
    rose/bryant

    willo was effective in attack for once but i feel that our established 2nd row left the foor open. Cuthbo has earned a spot
     
  3. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    Stewart
    Stephenson
    Matai
    Bell
    Hicks
    Williamson
    Orford
    King
    Monaghan
    Kite
    Watmough
    Menzies
    Kennedy

    Dunley
    Leuluai
    Bryant
    Cuthbertson

    Unlucky to miss out are Ballin, Rose and Robertson. Alberts should take Matai's place after a few game in Premier League.
     
  4. Blunty

    Blunty Member

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    Team I personally would pick;

    1. Stewart
    2. Steppa
    3. Hicks
    4. Bell
    5. Robbo
    6. Monas
    7. Orford
    8. Kite
    9. Ballin
    10. King
    11. Beaver
    12. Choco
    13. Kennedy

    14. Dunley
    15. Leuluai
    16. Cuthbo/Willo
    17. Rose/Bryant
     
  5. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Bryant will earn his money :lol: What were you on last night CW looks like the same stuff as me :drunk:
     
  6. mcatt

    mcatt Active Member

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    I would go with:

    1. Stewart
    2. Stephenson
    3. Alberts/Matai (depending on Alberts fitness, he might need a run or 2 in PL for match fitness also)
    4. Bell
    5. Hicks
    6. Monaghan
    7. Orford
    8. Kite
    9. Balin
    10. King
    11. Menzies
    12. Watmough
    13. Kennedy

    14. Dunely
    15. Leulaui
    16. Bryant
    17. Williamson

    Main worries are:
    * Lack of quality goal kickers in starting 13
    * How Monaghan at 5/8 will affect Orford
    * Whilst the right hand side of Hicks and Bell are very strong in both attack and defence our left hand side is suspect. There are 2 main contenders for both the center and wing positions (Alberts/Matai and Stephenson/Robertson) but all have been a worry (especially in defence) in the past. Some people have suggested Hicks should go to center, however I don't agree with weakening our very strong right hand side just to help out our problematic left hand side.
    * Leaving Cuthbertson out of the top 17. I think he is ready for 1st grade but Williamson's goal kicking and defence is to good to pass up at the moment. He will get his chance this year though.
    * Our front row depth if we get a serious injury or suspension, however the form of our top 5 props during our trials has eased my concerns a lot
     
  7. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    1. Stewart
    2. Stephenson
    3. Bell
    4. Matai
    5. Hicks
    6. Monaghan
    7. Orford
    8. King
    9. Ballin
    10. Kite
    11. Menzies
    12. Watmough
    13. Kennedy (c)

    14. Lulu
    15. Dunley
    16. Willow
    17. Bryant


    Goal kicking should be taken by Hicks. Get Arnold down and focus on him as our number 1 kicker. We cant afford to bring in a 5/8 who cannot play in defence or attack (witt). Willow most likely wont be in the side all the time so Hicks is the obvious choice. He wasnt too bad.
     

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