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Selection Issues - Injury Status

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Chip and Chase

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

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    Without turning this into another thread on the whole Brett Stewart guilt scenario, hypothetically speaking if he gets stood down where do we stand with team selection for Round 1.

    Assume Robbo would go to fullback, but with Wolfman out that leaves us 2 wingers short. Are both Bani and T Williams fit at the moment ? What other options do we have ? Young Hoppa ? Neumann ? Cuthbo ;)
     
  2. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    Just watching the braford game at the moment and menzies is having a shocker, they'd probley sell him back to us for $4.50 the way he's playing at present.
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I wish they would. It would provide Ryan with enough ammunition to swamp any negative press we are currently experiencing with a mass of adventurous YARTS.  :)
     
  4. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    If Stewie can't play and one of the Williams is injured, I wouldn't mind seeing Hopoate given a go at fullback (his main position, yeah?).
     
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I will be surprised if Stewart is stood down. He has not been charged and it is rumour, innuendo and media fuelled at present. Should he be actually charged is another case.

    Many players - Hunt, Costigan, Lafranchi etc have continued to play whilst a cloud has hung over their heads.

    Manly have publicly supported Stewart, meaning (quite likely) that they don't think he is guilty of this charge.

    However it goes this will be hard time for Stewart as the media scrutiny and associated innuendo will not have him in the best frame for doing what he is best at, playing footy.
     
  6. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    He scored a try at the end though - I was yelling for him! :)
     
  7. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    Firstly, I wouldn't want to see Tony Williams at fullback. Ever. I don't think he's ever played there....his positional play would be diabolical.

    I'd give it to Robbo (done the job there before) or Bani (Bani's preferred position is fullback), or Dave Williams except he's injured.

    I'll be gutted if Snake is stood down though. Putting aside my own personal thoughts on him as a person (I've always found him to be an excellent, polite bloke), he is arguably the most crucial factor in our team (neck and neck with the Ox in my opinion).
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Not possible !
     
  9. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Where's Ryan when you need a YART?
     
  10. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt play hoppa at fullback, his positional play isnt up to it at nrl level but give him a run on the wing if needed.

    There is also another winger who went well last year that could probably fill in, his name escapes me though
     
  11. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    we'll see what Max says re: Brett being stood down ;)

    Worst case scenario:

    1.Robbo
    2.T-Rex
    3.Matai
    4.Lyon
    5.Bani

    Still quite good - but doesn't come close to any lineup with B.Stewart in it
     
  12. Chip and Chase

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

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    Are T-Rex and Bani fit though ?  That was one of my orginal questions. I thought Williams did a hammy and why wasn't Bani taken to England for WCC if he is fit.
     
  13. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    sorry - i have no idea

    i saw T-Rex training pretty freely a couple weeks ago when i went to play indoor soccer at Narrabeen.

    didn't see Bani - but i wasn't really looking
     
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    01. Michael Robertson
    02. Michael Bani
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. Tony Williams
    06. Jamie Lyon
    07. Matt Orford

    = still one of the most dominant sides going today.
     
  15. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We'd be even more dominant if we played Lyon at 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7 ;)
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    He is busy making his transition to the forwards.
     
  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Whoops - LoL - ummm - lets throw Bailey in at 6 for good measure eh?

    And I would LOVE two Lyon's on the field !
     
  18. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    If no Stewart - Wolfman & ? with T-Rex - Bani

    ROBERTSON
    NEUMAN (BANI if fit)
    LYON
    MATAI
    SUNIULA (T-REX if fit)
    BAILEY
    ORFORD

    Only Orford & Matai will hold their positions from the GF
     
  19. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Suniula impressed in the quins trial
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wish I'd seen that game.  Damn the NRL for getting rid of reserve grade games on game day.  Now we can't see those fringe players running around.  Gallop is the tool who will lead this great game down the toilet, not the players.  Bring back reserve grade and have the under 20s the third game.
     

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