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Shane Rodney

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Copa Eagle, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Copa Eagle

    Copa Eagle Member

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    Any news on when Rodney will be returning ? And who would your drop off the bench ? That is if he can get some form back. For me i cant give any reason to drop anyone at the moment.
     
  2. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I last heard that he is a couple of weeks away from playing.

    Thinking that he will go to NSW cups for a few weeks when he gets back in order to build up some match fitness then he'll go back into the side.

    Assuming no injuries between now & when he returns I'd say that he will be used to spell Buhrer. With the depth we have it's hard to give a lot of those players more than a couple weeks in the team. As long as everyone is getting their fair share of gametime I think it'll work out well.
     
  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    He'd have to start in reserve grade, but if he shows he's regained his fitness and skill after 2-3 matches he'd come into the second row with Rose, T-Rex, Joe (prop) and Buhrer on the bench, I'd imagine.
     
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Fully Fit

    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Shane Rodney
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Jamie Buhrer (covers backrow, hooker, centres)
    15. George Rose (covers props)
    16. Joe Galuvao (covers props, backrow)
    17. Tony Williams (covers wing, center, prop, backrow)
     
  5. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    I reckon Shane Rodney will be absolutely chomping at the bit to get back to playing first grade. When you've been out for so long, and then watching the success of your team, you would feel like a young kid out there about to get your chance for the first time into the top grade.
     
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Do we really need him? We seem to be very healthy with backrowers. I guess he will come back through the NSW cup team but will struggle to get a permanent gig with the firsts.
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Good mix of go forward, size & creativity on that bench. Lots of positions covered but I wouldnt be nominating Williams to cover prop.
     
  8. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    Rodney will be more than useful to have in the squad. What with inevitable injuries over the long season it's good (if he can stay healthy) to have his experience available later on, and in the finals.
     
  9. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    A fit Rodney will walk straight back into our side.
     
  10. Stevo

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    I was really happy with T-rex on the weekend. I've been a fairly vocal critic of his mainly because he showed no aggression. Starting to turn. Although i did say he should have been a forward. He's definately got the size to play at prob. Less talented wingers than him have made the transition.
     
  11. leco1@optusnet.com.au

    leco1@optusnet.com.au New Member

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    williams was never a winger till des made him one. tony played all juniors and jersey flegg as a second rower and was one of the dominant second rowers of toyota cup for parra
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Given who the poster is i can only assume it was a bit of family humour :)
     
  13. Jono

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he a winger at Parra in 08? He scored those 2 tries against us the week after we signed him, both on the wing.

    He had speed then as well. Then, a few weeks into training with us he tore his hamstring and his speed hasn't been the same since. If you have seen Tony, the tear went from just above his knee to just below his butt, pretty severe
     
  14. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    tore my hammy a bit doing some heroics down at my kid's soccer practice (I live in england, ok?) last saturday. never done one before. It's not like an ankle or a cork like 'well I can run it out and deal with it later': your'e grounded instantly. I don't know what a knee to butt one must feel like, but I was lying around all weekend feeling sorry for myself....
     
  15. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    Yea you are right i remember him scoring a try against us at brooky a couple of years ago playing for parra on the wing,it was right in front of me,definitely did play some time at wing for parra.On Rodney i definitley want him back in the side when hes fully fit :D
     

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