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Team for the run home !

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Copa Eagle, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Copa Eagle

    Copa Eagle Member

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    With Kingy now gone for the season i believe that Georgey will step up for his absence and proove to Des that hes worth a contract ! Im not sure how Hoppas injury may go ? hes been abit on and off with his hammy since the start of the year, and hopefully matais injury isnt to serious either. So with the remaining players we have, i hope this would be the team that Des heads into the finals with, with the exception of no injuries.

    01.Stewart
    02.Robertson
    03.Matai
    04.Lyon
    05. (The winger position could go to either Wolfman or Hoppa) Hard.
    06.Foran
    07.DCE
    08.Kite
    09.Ballin
    10.Rose
    11.Watmough
    12.Galuvou
    13.Stewart

    14.Buhrer (Hasnt got alot of game time recently, dont know why ?)
    15.Rodney
    16.Williams
    17.Robinson (I see him more of a front rower than Mauro, he works hard, he runs hard and tackles tackles tackles.
     
  2. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Very close, imo.
    I'd start with Rodney instead of Joe who I'd keep as a replacement front rower. Then I'd have Lussick in the 17 for Robinson. Mauro and Robertson would be 18 & 19-men - needed in the finals squad.
    If Hoppa is fit he'd stay - he is terrific under the bombs, but we don't lose anything in attack by having Wolfman.
     
  3. Copa Eagle

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    In my opinion Robbos ahead of wolfie in the pecking order. Lussick and Robinson are very much alike, both work hard in defence and make the metres that they should be making when on the field !
     
  4. Eaglette Fan

    Eaglette Fan Active Member

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    This is the team Dessie will probably go with if there are no more injuries other than King, and the others are all fit. After a while you begin to read Des's team selections like an open book.

    1. B. Stewart
    2. M. Robertson
    3. J. Lyon
    4. S. Matai
    5. W. Hopoate
    6. K. Foran
    7. DCE
    8. G. Rose
    9. M. Ballin
    10. B. Kite
    11. A. Watmough
    12. J. Galuvao
    13. G. Stewart
    14. T. Williams
    15. J. Buhrer
    16. S. Rodney
    17. V. Mauro
    18. D.Lussick
     
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  5. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    Kite, Watmough and Rodney need to step up the most imo, in the absence of Kingy
     
  6. Copa Eagle

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    Id like to see Rose,Kite,Watmough,Rodney,and Galuvou all to stand up and proove to everyone whose boss !
     
  7. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Robbo has been a champion but i take Hoppa & Wolf on the wings. Rest of backline self explained.
    8 - Kite
    9 - Ballin
    10 - Rose
    11 - Choc
    12 - Joe
    13 - Stewart

    Res
    14 - T Rex
    15 - Buhrer
    16 - Rodney
    17 - Lussick
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    With a view to the big games ahead Mauro will be in ahead of Robinson & Lussick simply on the score of experience (that is my prediction anyhow).
     
  9. The Indian

    The Indian Well-Known Member

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    Like everyone else this year I reckon Joe has been great but I reckon he plays his best footy off the bench when that early sting is out of the game. Despite being old he still has great leg speed & really punches at the line. In the first 20 mins its much tighter for forwards and less of an impact can be made by runners - so I would start with Mauro or Lussick, they are strong but a bit less impact/leg speed hitting the line than Joe in my opinion- keep Joe as our 'energy' off the bench.

    And to be honest these days bench forwards who come on fresh & fire are just as important as starters.
     
  10. Pride

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    Robbo is a better finisher than Wolfman and also safer hands under the high ball. Wolfman is better at making meters on a return kick...hard decision
     
  11. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Robbo for sure!!!

    Wolfman and Robbo can both score tries and finish well, BUT Robbo saves them as well, which Wolfman doesn't do very well.
     
  12. mcatt

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    1. Stewart
    2. Robertson
    3. Lyon
    4. Matai
    5. Hopoate
    6. Foran
    7. Cherry-Evans
    8. Rose
    9. Ballin
    10. Kite
    11. Watmough
    12. Rodney
    13. Stewart

    14. Galuvao (prop now that King is gone)
    15. Buhrer
    16. T. Williams
    17. Mauro / Robinson
     
  13. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Anyone know when the Wolfman is due back?

    Hopefully also Robbo can overcome his concussion soon.
     
  14. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Like he didnt save that try vs panthers resulting in a very sore boy nor did he save one in the 2008 GF
     
  15. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Perfect Foward line-up, maybe Rodney in the run on with Smokin Joe as impact?
     
  16. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    You're nuts if you think Wolfman's defence is on par with that of Robbo's.
     
  17. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Can you remind me of an awesome trysaver Robbo has pulled off? Wolf has the weakness of coming in off the wing and that is it
     
  18. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    I'm not taking about 'an awesome try saving tackle', I'm talking about being in the right position defensively, catching bombs, and reading the play almost constantly. Wolfman is no doubt a better sprinter and Robbo doesn't hold a candle up to him in pace, but I'd prefer the Wangman's security over Wolfman's runs.
     
  19. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    i like oldfield and think he will go on to good things, and for his experience he is doing a good job filling in, but missing Robbo has been very noticeable in the last few weeks, just those little things he does, always right place, right time, it may only be one or two noticeable things per game, but its the stuff you don't really notice on first glance that proves we need him. cant wait until he's back for the finals, fresh and hungry, the little break will do him good, same with wolfy, if we stay injury free next few rounds, i daresay we'll have the freshest legs in many positions coming into the finals. king is a big loss no doubt, especially in the big games, but great chance now for someone to make their mark and step up. im excited.
     
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  20. The Who

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    Can you remind me of a mistake Robbo has made?
     

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