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Sea Eagles Heinz Big Soup World Club Challenge squad

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Manly Sea Eagles Heinz Big Soup World Club Challenge squad
    8pm Friday, Feb 17 (7am Saturday, Feb 18 AEDST)
    Headingley Stadium, Leeds

    1. Brett Stewart
    2. David Williams
    3. Jamie Lyon
    4. Steve Matai
    5. Michael Oldfield
    6. Kieran Foran
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Brent Kite
    9. Matt Ballin
    10. Jason King
    11. Tony Williams
    12. Glenn Stewart
    13. Anthony Watmough
    14. Jamie Buhrer
    15. Vic Mauro
    16. Darcy Lussick
    17. George Rose
    18. Joe Galuvao
    19. Ben Farrar
    20. Dean Whare

    More to come...

     
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    The old GS and Choco switcheroo. What's that about?
     
  3. mickyj

    mickyj Member

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    Glenn plays on the edge while choc plays middle and where he wants. Will make no differance to how they play. Just different numbers. In most peoples eyes choc is our lock and GS a 2nd rower anyway.
     
  4. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Heinz Big Soup?
     
  5. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    Super squad that one!
     
  6. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Just an indication that the vacant wing position is Oldfields to lose at this stage. But that was to be expected anyway.

    Great squad though and as with the GF, at least one deserved player will miss out on a spot. (I'm leaving out Whare and Farrar from this because they didn't really contribute to the premiership as much as the 18 players did).
     
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  7. mickyj

    mickyj Member

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    which forward is likley to miss out?
    is there a little doubt over wolfie still? why else take 2 extra outside backs? If he was 100% I would think a back half would of been taken just in case.
     
  8. The Wheel

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    Surely Joe G wont miss out! Myabe he might be getting kept in cotton wool for the real stuff - nice squad hopefull Friday night put them in the right frame of mind.
     
  9. The Who

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    Yeah. Better suited to the Super Bowl, eh?
     
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  10. Masked Eagle

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    Talking about the Super Bowl, but American sports in general. We could probably do a lot worse in terms of looking at how they market the code and make their money. On average the NFL is the most profitable sports organisation on the planet, every team makes money. Yet they are able to do this without selling advertising space on their uniforms, including the helmet. You'd think it would be worth squillions, but they have resisted the urge to do so. Whilst most are backed by billionaires, they all still make money from them which shows their business operations must be spot on. They must be doing something right.
     
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  11. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    You are absolutely right about sponsoring jerseys. Any time I've raised it I'm told that RL couldn't survive without it.
    All RL jerseys now look a jumbled mess.
     
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  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What a phenomenal squad :)
    Wolfy to make a howling comeback no doubt :D

    May the game be shown live by 9 for those of us not travelling!

    Go Manly :heart:
     
  13. Chip and Chase

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

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    Having about 15 times the population base helps.
     
  14. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Only very few of the NBA teams make money, most run at a loss in the same population base. Same with the NHL. NFL also only have a 16 game regular season and only a handfull of teams making the playoffs yet they seem to have been very successful by minisming the amount of product making each game more valuable. Most of thinking is around having more games means more revenue dollars, but the NFL buck that trend.

    Back on the topic - Tim Robinson. Is he the player most likely to play first grade this year that didn't get a trip to the UK?
     
  15. Oneyeagle

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    Yeah I was surprised Tim Robinson was not listed. He was definately part of last years winning squad and a future forward.
     
  16. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    380 Million population V 22 Million....enough said!![hr]
    By the way getting back on topic, great squad..watch out Rhino's we are coming to get you!!
     
  17. Shoe1

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    I'm not sure whether to blame the nrl for Australia's small population, or to praise the nfl for the Usa's large one.
     
  18. mickyj

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    Profit is based on a ratio to costs to income.
    The NRL clubs should make money but as a game we spend more then we make. They have over 30 teams in NFL and only run a 20 week season from start to finish. But they are the only winter sport.

    The ICC needs to balance income and salary cap. Closing the gap between the 2 will go a long way towards making clubs move into the black.
     
  19. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Stretching a game that should take an hour out to 4 hours and selling all that advertising time would certainly help as well

     
  20. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Williams yet to prove WCC fitness

    Manly coach Geoff Toovey says David Williams still has some hurdles to overcome before his selection in the side for rugby league's World Club Challenge against Leeds can be rubber stamped.

    Williams hasn't played since fracturing his neck during the closing rounds of last year's NRL season, an injury which initially placed his entire career in serious doubt.

    While those fears have abated - with the former Test winger given the all clear by specialists to resume playing - Toovey said there were still some fitness concerns ahead of the February 17 clash against Leeds.

    "He has to get through some more fitness stuff, he hasn't been running much of late," Toovey said of Williams, one of four potential wingers named in the 20-man Sea Eagles squad which will fly out for the UK on Friday.

    "If he's fighting fit you'd assume he'd be in the side."

    Asked whether he had any concerns over Williams' confidence following the injury scare, Toovey said:

    "He's pretty confident, I don't think he needs any more confidence.

    "He's flying at the moment and he's happy to be back in the game - that confidence he gets from his injury being cleared and the doctors, I think that's all he needs."

    Toovey put his squad through a vigorous training session at the club's Narrabeen base on Tuesday, the heavy track under foot providing the ideal preparation for what are expected to be bitterly cold and heavy conditions in Leeds.

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    Yeah I don't mind that soup
     

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