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Side v Storm

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Team announcement - Manly vs Melbourne
    13/04/2010 4:37:19 PM

    The Sea Eagles have announced their teams for next Monday's clash against the Melbourne Storm at Etihad Stadium.

    Below are the NRL and NYC teams.

    NRL:

    Ben Farrar
    Michael Robertson
    Jamie Lyon (c)
    Steve Matai
    Tony Williams
    Kieran Foran
    Trent Hodkinson
    Jason King (c)
    Matt Ballin
    Josh Perry
    Anthony Watmough
    Shane Rodney
    Glenn Stewart

    Joe Galuvao
    Brent Kite
    Matt Cross
    Chris Bailey

    Coach: Des Hasler

    NYC:

    William Hopoate
    David Sheehan
    Dean Whare
    Blake Davey
    Michael Oldfield
    Scott Blanch
    Gary Riccardi
    James Cunningham
    Liam Higgins (c)
    Magnus Stromquist
    Mitchell Jowett
    Lama Tasi
    Joseph Hawkins

    Jason Annear
    Josh Portlock
    John Lima
    Taylor Matthews
    Sione Fakahua

    Coach: David Penna
     
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    OK, now I am even more confused on the Kite issue !!! Anyone have anything definitive on the situation ?
     
  3. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    hes fighting the charge.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cheers, thanks mate. I can't see any way he can win this one but Bellew normally gets the job done at the judiciary
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If Brent's forearms were not increasingly resembling Popeye's then no-one would probably notice when he accidentally smashed players while they were falling. As it is, he does tend to make an impression.
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    same refs as last week


    Referees: Tony Archer & Alan Shortall; Sideline Officials: Russell Turner & David Munro; Video Referee: Bill Harrigan
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Purple Pricks team: 1. Billy Slater 2. Luke MacDougall 3. Greg Inglis 4. Dane Nielsen 5. Anthony Quinn 6. Brett Finch 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Cameron Smith (c) 10. Jeff Lima 11. Adam Blair 12. Kevin Proctor 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
    Interchange: 14. Todd Lowrie 15. Hep Cahill 16. Ryan Tandy 17. Bryan Norrie
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Kite led the way during the 07-08 storm battles. Lose him & we lose a lot.

    Bailey needs to prove his worth in this match.
     
  9. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    kite should fight. it was a clear case of a player falling into a head shot. not intentional and not even careless , just a routine chest height tackle. the slo mo vision is not what players have to play in/at.
     
  10. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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    If Kite gets done it might'nt be so bad for the storm game. I think last year we played them a bit too much with a 'big pig' mentality.

    Our forward squad now has alot of experience and the kind of approach to containing the ruck that the storm has. we might do ok with a rotation less based on big slower units crashing forward that the storm like to slow down while they reset their defense. I think we've played them a bit dumb in the past.

    looking forward to the big test this game will be. not expecting a victory but hoping for a good effort to bank for the future, esp. for the halves.
     
  11. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Tony williams i gather will also play until the club makes a decision.
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kite should fight this one.  The 'head' shot was lame.  The guy was falling and Kite is such a big guy, what's he to do with his arm.  I saw Hindmarsh and others whose tackling style is always directed at the neck get away with anything on Monday night.  There's no consistency about these tackles, the same with forward passes.  I'd like to see Hoppa or Whare on the wing against the Storm.  Both fast and smart players.   
     
  13. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Burher ready to play?

    agree about Hoppa Jnr or Whare to play on the wing.

    Whens wolfman back?
     
  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Round 11.  And he won't step right back in.  Qld Cup to get match fit.
     
  15. Cliffy4PM

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    Is Kite at the judiciary tonight?
     
  16. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    yes
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Storm v Sea Eagles
    Etihad Stadium
    Monday 7pm

    Don’t you love it when Monday Night Football shapes up to be an absolute ‘stormer’ of a match? You watch the round play out over the weekend, Friday night’s double-header starts your weekend out nicely, Super Saturday gives you a football feast either at home or at the club with your mates, Sunday afternoon football rounds off your Sunday session perfectly but then bang – back to work Monday.

    What better way to get over Mondayitis then gearing up for a mammoth game between two great rivals who have butted heads in two recent grand finals and whose last match was, what turned out to be, an elimination final.

    The Storm hosts the Sea Eagles at the very venue where they ended the Sydneysiders’ premiership defence last year, giving the Manly boys plenty of motivation in the return bout.

    Melbourne has enough desire building of their own, after being knocked off top spot last weekend due to a loss on the Gold Coast. They have fallen to second on differential and have named the same side that suffered the club’s first loss of the year.

    The Sea Eagles have also named the same side from Round 5 into Round 6 after they hammered the hapless Sharks at Brookvale Oval to improve to a 3-2 record and fifth place on the ladder.

    However, Brent Kite must overcome a judiciary hearing tonight (Wednesday) to take his place and winger Tony Williams faces disciplinary action after being nicked for drink driving.

    Watch out Storm: The Sea Eagles are making reasonable yards in their matches, a stat which looks even better when stacked up against the Storm’s numbers.

    So far the Manly side is averaging 1318 metres gained a match, helping them into good field position and giving them chances to mount pressure.

    The Storm have struggled a little to match this output, averaging a low 1146 a match and instead have become reliant on their gun players manufacturing scoring plays from anywhere and everywhere on the field.

    The problem with this is if their stars have an off night, or don’t produce the big play from distance, the side faces a loss – just as they did last Friday night.

    With Greg Inglis yet to hit top form and Brett White and Ryan Hoffman still missing from the forward pack, the Melbourne side needs to ramp up its running.

    Watch out Sea Eagles: One way to bring Greg Inglis into this season might well be with pinpoint cross-field bombs – something the Storm should be looking to produce against a Sea Eagles side yet to successfully defuse a single cross-field kick this year!

    At his best, Inglis is one of the game’s best aeronautical acrobats so it would be madness not to send a few skyward in his direction. The Manly back three have really struggled to find cohesion without Brett Stewart and if they are the unlucky ones to run Inglis back into form, they could be in all sorts of trouble.

    Where it will be won: Through the ruck. This game will be brutal in and around the middle of the field, as both teams look to gain ascendency through the forwards.

    Melbourne are relentless in trying to work through the middle of the park and they won’t care if they are waiting till the 70th minute before the Sea Eagles crack, they’ll be methodical in the game plan.

    The bigger, slower-moving forwards in the Manly side better be ready for this encounter, as Cameron Smith will work them over and over and over, looking for a break. Plus, Cooper Cronk showed against the Dragons a fortnight ago that if Smith doesn’t get them, he will; his no-look inside pass to Billy Slater to catch out a tired Michael Weyman was a thing of beauty.

    The Sea Eagles have had their fair share of success up the middle this season, scoring nine of their 22 tries up the guts. As such, they will attempt to get in the wrestle with the Storm and back themselves to come out on top.

    If they can complete their sets and continue to out-gain the Storm in metres, they also have the benefit of a more accurate kicking game. Manly is finding space 68.6 per cent of the time compared to Melbourne’s 50 per cent.

    The history: Played 17; Storm 10, Sea Eagles 7. The only time these two sides have met at this venue was the last time they met – last year’s finals. The Storm trounced Manly 40-12, a result that ultimately saw the Sea Eagles ousted from the title race.

    Five of the past seven have gone to the Storm; however, the trend over the past five games is win-loss meaning the Sea Eagles could be due. 

    Conclusion: Melbourne’s loss to the Titans and the Sea Eagles’ vein of form coming into this clash make it a mouth-watering prospect.

    It is always hard to tip against the Storm in Melbourne. They rarely lose twice in a row; in fact, they only did so once in 2009, 2008 and 2006, while they went all of 2007 without back-to-back losses. The smart money therefore gets plonked on Melbourne.

    Match officials: Referees – Tony Archer & Alan Shortall; Sideline Officials – Russell Turner & David Munro; Video Ref – Bill Harrigan.

    Televised: Fox Sports – Live 7pm.

    * Statistics: NRL Stats.
     
  18. clontaago

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    Have to agree. Find it hard to see us winning this one down here. Especially without Kite
     
  19. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about this? Storm have scored bugger all points so far this year. They have also been making an uncharacteristic amount of errors. They have been organised and highly committed in defence, that has kept them in their matches until the opponents implode.

    My view is that the bubble that everyone thought had burst in October 2008 is getting large again and it will go at some stage during this season. Bellamy knows that when it bursts every club that has been embarrassed by Storm for the last 4 years will want to truly hammer them - and that is every club. So he has been desperate to get them off to a good start so their aura is maintained.

    Manly on the other hand are starting to take on the feel of a team being rejuvenated. It is the new young halves that are sparking this, with Foran leading the way. No Stewart, wolf, Kite, George, but I still don't think our team will be intimidated by the prospect of a visit to Melbourne.

    I think we are a definite chance of an upset. Just how good is Fozzy? We may know more about that very soon.
     
  20. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    We are no chance given the clon/gronk curse of manly never winning when we watch together live.  We are none from at least 5-6 now. 
     

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