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Size Matters

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by silvereagle, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. silvereagle

    silvereagle Active Member

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    Good to see we have finally got some decent size and muscle upfront.

    New Boys
    Eiti Baker (120kg)
    Siosaia Vave (115kg)
    Zane Tetavano (113kg)
    Willie mason (120kg)

    A good coach will turn these newbies into NRL stars.

    Existing
    Lawrence (102 kg)
    Starling (105kg)
    Dunamis (108kg)
    Ligi (109kg)
    Jake T (106kg)

    Now that is a massive difference in size and should give us some decent go-forward next year.

    Hopefully that will also allow us to play Brenton Lawrence in the back row where he belongs and where he will be a smash hit. Absolutely wasted at prop but I guess not many other options this year. He reminds me of a rampaging Paul Sironen of days gone by or a #13 Sam Burgess today.

    New ownership by the Penn’s……eliminate all the crap….stability……retain Brett and Matai……looking forward to 2015!!!
     
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  2. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Actually reminds me more of one of our greatest, Ian Roberts, though probably about 10kg lighter. But yeah, I'd love him in the backrow.

    It's real indicator of how the size of packs has really changed in the last little while.
     
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  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Personally I think people are getting far too obsessed on size based on 1 competition win. Remember just a couple if years back the forwards all playing as playmakers was gonna be the next big thing after the Dogs made the GF with Graham and Kasiano
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    in 2005 the tigpies won with a tiny pack playing touch footy

    Things change every year
     
  5. Mavin

    Mavin Well-Known Member

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    1 of those signing's is a genuine first grader past his best but still be handy, the others may be big but they are yet to prove they are any thing but reserve graders at best.
     
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  6. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Having a couple of beefed up props who can punch out a few metres is hardly a bad thing.
     
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  7. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I still think if we had Choc, Buhrer & Gift who are all lightweights, we would have made the GF & were a very, very good chance of toppling the heavyweight Souths pack with speed & agility in that ruck area.
    No doubt its enjoyable having a few big boppers capable of punishing the opposition but certainly not a necessity in the modern game where quality can overcome size, unfortunately just too many missing for us in 2014 to prove that theory correct...
     
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  8. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    2015 Pack
    Buhrer
    Lawrence
    Symonds
    Vave
    Ballin
    Tetavano
    Bench : Mason ,Lui, Starling . Hodges
     
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  9. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    Has vave officially signed?, I heard we were talking to him........
     
  10. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Be good to add George Rose in there somewhere too.
     
  11. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who started this rumour. I've been telling the missus for 22 years now that size DOES NOT MATTER. Man I hope she does not read this thread.
     
  12. silvereagle

    silvereagle Active Member

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    Clint, I can relate to that. Only difference in my case is that the missus is actually the one telling me.....that size does not matter!!
     
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  13. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    where is JSL?

    My pack is
    8. Mason (pending signature)
    9. Ballin
    10.Lawrence
    11.Buhrer
    12.Symonds
    13.Meteo (pending signature)

    14.Lui
    15.JSL
    16.Starling
    17.Horo/Tetevano/Hasson/Hodges

    I really think we will miss Watmough's work rate. If Mateo signs, I guess it's more a case of Buhrer covering for Choc with his high work rate, and Mateo covering Gifty (ball playing). The difference it will make to our team, is the work will be happening on the fringe of the ruck, and the ball playing will happen in the middle of ruck; the opposite to days gone by where Choc got dirty in the middle, and Glen ball played on the fringes.
     
  14. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My missus says an inch makes a helluva difference, so I can only imagine what a difference 10kg's would make!
     
  15. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Is that muscle or fat, and which would be heavier?
     
  16. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate its not the size of the wave but the motion of the ocean
     
  17. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's all good.
    We're Manly and we have a Big Willy
     
  18. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    George Rose has signed with the Dragons on a one year deal. In case anyone cares.
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Aww..lots of people cared in the signings thread!

    *smile*
     
  20. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think in the context of this discussion we are talking about a Fat.
     

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