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SOO 2015

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Disco, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    State of Origin is not too far off, so a few questions

    1) What is your Blues team (or QLD team if you are that way inclined)

    2) Will Manly have any representation

    3) Will Watmough miss out


    A1)
    1. Dugan
    2. B. Morris
    3. Jennings
    4. Walker
    5. Ferguson/Tupou/Mansour
    6. J. Reynolds
    7. Hodkinson
    8. Gallen
    9. Farah
    10. Woods
    11. Hoffman
    12. Scott
    13. Bird

    Bench-

    14. Merrin
    15. Fitfita
    16. Klemmer
    17. Jackson

    Short a utility but Scott Hoffman or Jackson could move to the centres, Walker could play 5/8, B Morris fullback etc etc
    Pearce and A Reynolds are in better form but i think last year halves deserve first shot

    A2) DCE will likely be there as the QLDers like to pick and stick but i wouldn't be suprised if Ben Hunt goes close to nabbing his spot, besides that we will be untouched, so hopefully we can pick up some points during that period

    A3) Would LOVE choc to never play rep footy again! He hasn't been great this year but Daley will probably stick solid
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Choc wont be, but Gifty is odds on to be back

    Manly will only lose Chez as QLD stick by their picks.
     
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  3. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Did you mean picks or pricks?
     
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  4. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Choc shouldn't have made the team last year.
     
  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just dont get excited about SOO anymore but id be suprised if we had more than DCE playing, choc should not be there on form.
    Will we have any SOO players next year?
     
  6. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Moylan to be fullback

    No manly players

    No choc or gift, neither are running hard at all this year.
     
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    No Manly players, but three Titans players!
     
  8. Baz

    Baz Beaver's Headgear

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    I like your team but the only things I'd change are:
    1. Josh Morris in for Dylan Walker: JMoz is proven at origin level, walker has been awesome but is out for the next 4 weeks with that broken hand
    2. Adam Reynolds in for Hodkinson: Hodkinson has been awful this year, Reynolds has been the best halfback in the competition surely it's his time.
     
  9. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't care about origin this year really

    Was there to see NSW break the drought last year @ ANZ stadium so nothing this year could beat that

    What I do care about is my team actually playing for each other and enjoying footy again

    But at the moment this is looking way off!!!
     
  10. mave

    mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Foran would be our most likely starter for SOO, or maybe Matai or Hiku.

    The rest will be watching from their loungerooms.
     
  11. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Kiwi v Roos will have Foz and Hiku out for us
     
  12. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They will need to have a lot cash to make him play

    Foz will ask for a $10,000 contract for that game with the a clause in the contract stating he will only play for nz in the game if BA is coaching!!
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Brett is right in the hunt for that NSW spot along with Dugan and Moylan
     
  14. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If they decide to pick on form this year we've got nothing to worry about.
     
  15. Beer buzzard

    Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Watmough can't hit hard anymore. Spends his time looking at his missing bicep. You can't tell me that it doesn't affect your game. Has become a slow second rower now. Is trying though, but let's move on nsw.
     
  16. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Honestly, while I would love to see Snake regain his NSW jumper, at this stage of his career I would rather his body not have to go through what Origin dishes up, even for a fullback. He's too valuable to Manly for us to lose him because he was injured playing Origin.

    Anyway, my NSW team would probably read something like:

    FB - Dugan / Moylan
    WG - B. Morris
    CE - J. Morris
    CE - Jennings
    WG - Johnston
    FE - Keary
    HB - A. Reynolds
    PR - Gallen (c)
    HK - Farah
    PR - Woods
    SR - Hoffman
    SR - Scott
    LK - Bird

    Res - Klemmer, Jackson, Fifita, Merrin

    Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary are the form NSW halves at the moment. I'd say even Pearce and Baloney are ahead of the Dogs duo right now, and the Grub is still out injured. The forwards pick themselves really while it doesn't take a genius to work out that Brett Morris will be on the wing and not at fullback. I also think that Alex Johnston will get the other wing spot.

    No Manly players. Why? Not because I don't want them missing games for us but because other than Snake none of our players are currently in anywhere near good enough form to be selected.

    My Qld team would be:

    FB - Slater
    WG - Chambers
    CE - Inglis
    CE - Hodges
    WG - Maranta
    FE - Thurston
    HB - Cronk
    PR - Scott
    HK - Smith (c)
    PR - Myles
    SR - Gillett
    SR - Papalli
    LK - Parker

    Res - Cherry-Evans, McQueen, Guerra, Thaiday.

    Boyd's absence leaves a hole out wide for Qld and with Tate retired that means they might have to blood someone like Maranta or Dale Copley before they wanted to (things like this are going to bite Qld in the butt over the next few years, kinda like when the star Donkeys players of the 90's began retiring). I doubt the diver will play FB for Qld, Slater will have that job until he gives it away.
     
  17. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    SOO could be good for us this year, playing teams without their stars may even up games a bit.
     
  18. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    And perhaps having only one player in either team, combined with some well-timed byes, should help us climb the ladder again.

    Here's hoping.
     
  19. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    After all the bad luck that we have had I hope this will happen
     
  20. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    We"ll fight our way back up. All we need is a bit of luck with our injuries and we'll be fine.
     

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