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Small pack in 2016?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by 1978, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. 1978

    1978 Member

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    It's possible we could have the comp's smallest pack next year, if we go with:

    Jake / Api / Myles / Mateo / Symonds / Buher + Brown / Lawrence / Lussick / Parcell.

    Still a great pack.. very mobile, good ball players .. but would have liked a giant power forward or two to balance the recruitment.

    Barrett is taking a big bet that reduced interchange will speed NRL up... If he's wrong (as Bozo was when Blues picked too many small forwards a few years back) we will have problems.
     
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  2. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    No all good we will live off matty parcells speed in the ruck. We have a horrible pack this year yet we continue to beat top teams, our pack will be better next year.
     
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  3. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    less interchange next year
     
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  4. Brookvale2015

    Brookvale2015 Active Member

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    I think you will find Demetriou will become our meter eater in years to come in number 13.
     
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  5. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Jake plays bigger and Mateo takes a few defenders along with him every time.

    Size isn't everything. It's leg strength that's important. You need the ability to drive and bust through tacklers.
     
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  6. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Is it totally confirmed and certain that Big Willy is gone ? C'mon, ONE.LAST.YEAR.
     
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  7. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Masons size has been massive when our pack dominates. Be nice to have that giant around as an insurance package.
     
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  8. Brothers manly

    Brothers manly Active Member

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    Great pack with starting second rowers Mateo, Symonds.........no thanks.
    Not impressed with overall recruitment so far, Myles best behind him, Brown not game breaker, Lussick may not even make the bench, Moltzen ?? How many full backs we need? Api looks ok but still like Ballin as number one. Wright ACL injury and needs to improve tackling skills...........
     
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  9. Manlyfan_99

    Manlyfan_99 Member

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    Maybe Mateo and Symonds as starting second rowers could be stronger, but I still think they both do a job for us. Also Jake T and Myles upfront will be one of the best front row combos in the league. Myles is an absolute work horse. And I predict will go up a level, now that he wont be playing off the spastic halves at the Titans. As the interchange has dropped, players like Browne and Burher will be very handy. Same with Api, he will be a weapon out of hooker, he will definitely relive pressure off our halves to perform.
     
  10. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe that is where toovey went wrong. He is too small to coach first grade
     
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  11. IQofalimabean

    IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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    The forward pack should be better in 2016.
    8 Starling
    10 Myles
    11 Mateo
    12 JSL
    13 Jake trbojevic
    14.Buhrer
    15.Lussick
    16.Symonds
    17 Lawrence
     
  12. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say we will have a smal pack.
    Myles, Mateo, JT and Lussick are decent size.
    We have a Tiny backrow apart from Mateo, but as they say it's not the size that matters
     
  13. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Size has its place but mobility and strength are more important Now. When Parramatta won their 3 in a row they did it with a mobile pack that wasn't huge.
     
  14. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Agree on the mobility front. Steve Folkes played his career at 86kg using speed and technique rather than size, but he did have some big boppers around him
     
  15. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear.....
     
  16. zambuck

    zambuck Active Member

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    remember it not the size of the dog in the fight but the fight in the dog that counts and they are all hard fighters
     
  17. Cliffy4PM

    Cliffy4PM Active Member

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    Sad to say but over the last few years when Horo (hulking 2nd rower) is on fire, Manly is in fine form. And now Mateo is doing the same. You need the extra drive and defense attracting capability that these guys have to get on top.
     
  18. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Missed Starling in your pack whom with Jake has been churning out 100m+ off the bench

    chuck in the reduction in interchanges and you want big motors more than ever.

    Myles, turbo BJ and Starling can all play 50+ minutes with ease
     
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  19. Simonmyers11

    Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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    Looking at tonights game, some awesome packs with these too, along with Roosters. Cowboys also have a very strong pack compared to what will will have in 2016, and look at what Souths did too them last week.

    I know we beat Souths a few weeks ago, but last week they were a different beast. When they play tough semi final football, Souths and Roosters packs are awesome and sometimes look unstoppable!
     
  20. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Really, Awesome...

    Those future immortals
    Browne
    Perrett
    Kasiano
    Eastwood
    Lane
    Grant
    Clark
    Turner
    Tyrrell

    bet they are ****ting themselves if they play semi final football given we gave them a lesson only a few weeks ago
     

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