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Team V Sharks

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    11/03/2008 - By Manly Sea Eagles


    Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler has named a very strong team to kick off season 2008.  New comers David Vaealiki and Josh Perry have both gained selection in the squad as has Matt Ballin and Michael Bani.

    Steve Matai is still out recovering from off season surgery and is listed as indefinite.

    SEA EAGLES NRL TEAM: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, David Vaealiki, Michael Bani, Jamie Lyon, Matt Orford ©, Jason King, Matt Ballin, Brent Kite, Anthony Watmough, Glenn Stewart, Steve Menzies
    Interchange: Josh Perry, Luke Williamson, Adam Cuthbertson, Mark Bryant
    Coach: Des Hasler

    Toyota Cup: Rhys Wollaghan, John Grey (c), Mark Page, Jake Lingard, Bodie O’Connell, Kieran Foran, Daly Cherry-Evans, Ilija Radan, Jamie Buhrer, Inoke Tapaatoutai, Kenny Edwards, Michael Tiopira, Zac Bowles
    Interchange: Jai Jones-Wiegold, Matt Grieve, Darcy Lussick, Santana Palmer, Lincoln Gutherson, Todd Wilson
    Coach: David Penna

    NSW Cup Team: Sean Meaney, David Williams, Jon Grieve, Andrew Suniula, Nick Bradley-Qalilawa, Shane Neumann, Jeff Robson, Phil Morwood, Heath L’Estrange, Glenn Hall, Jack Afamasaga, Vic Mauro, Jason Wells
    Interchange: Ray Nasso, Chris Trembath, Tim Browne, Mark Offerdahl, Trent Rose, Junior Palau, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves
    Coach: Craig Sandercock
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to seeing how Kenny Edwards & Keiran Foran go in Under 20.

    Plenty of experience in NSW Cup wiht Jack A/Mauro/Wells/Neuamn/NBQ/Heath L all playing a lot of NRL in 07.

    NRL side fairly predictable from DES
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Beaver Lock.
    Willow Interchange.
    No Hall.

    These are the surprises.

    Also, Neumann @ 5/8????Very interesting.
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in NSW cup also is a surprise, I thought he would have played in the Toyota Cup
     
  5. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    good - beaver is starting.

    do you think Willo will come on for Beaver or Ballin???? Or not at all and Des again naming a player that he doesn't intend on using?
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Bird has been selected for Sharks
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Agree Matt - Hall or Afa should be used on the bench for impact, but Des is playing it safe in case Ballin goes down I think.
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    At a guess Beaver, whenever we need to switch from attack to defensive posture. And cover for Ballin in case of injury. All that might change if L Strange pushes hard during the year.

    Its a sizable bench.  
     
  9. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    Sharks official list from www.sharks.com.au

    1 Brett KEARNEY
    2 Bryson GOODWIN
    3 David SIMMONS
    4 Ben POMEROY
    5 Luke COVELL
    6 Brett SEYMOUR
    7 Brett KIMMORLEY
    8 Ben ROSS
    9 Isaac DE GOIS
    10 Luke DOUGLAS
    11 Reece WILLIAMS
    12 Paul GALLEN (C)
    13 Greg BIRD
    INTERCHANGE
    14 Adam PEEK
    15 Bryan NORRIE
    16 Fraser ANDERSON
    17 Kevin KINGSTON
    18 Jacob SELMES
     
  10. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I don't rate Sharks team except for Kearney, Gallen and Bird.

    We SHOULD win this...early season mistakes will keep the score closer than it needs to be.

    Prediction

    Manly 20
    Sharks 12
     
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Bird v Beaver

    Kimmorley v Ox

    :D
     
  12. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    really? I think they go alright.. Seymour and Kimmorley arent bad players.. not great either.. but they have a good forward pack.. hard working tough.. and a pretty quick backline.. top 8 material if they avoid injuries. going to be a tight game.
     
  13. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I would rather le'Strange start of the bench than Willo.
     
  14. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Looking at changes from GF team

    Vaealiki < Matai (if reports from trials are any indication)
    Bani <= Hicks (lacks Hicks' experience but seems a likely type)
    Ballin = Monas (well let's hope so after all the hype)
    Beaver >>>> Willo (by the length of the straight)

    Bench

    Perry > Afamasaga (taking Perry on trust here but he should be)
    Willo <<< Beaver (see above)

    So we don't seem that more worse off to the side that took us nearly all the way last year. The key is obviously Ballin = Monas, that's the crux of our season hopes there. Let's hope Ballin stands up and that Orford finds some form commensurate with his pay packet. Wouldn't hurt if Lyon finds another gear now that he has a season under his belt
     
  15. Guest

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    Des's history with Willo on the bench suggests that Willo will come on with 10 minutes to go miss a tackle drop a pass and provide no impact whatsoever. I other words a waste of a bench spot.
     
  16. toovs

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    williamson must have something on des because he would not make any other nrl side his is **** house
     
  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    People saying Williamson is ****house don't have much of an understanding of the game tbh.

    He isn't a world beater by any means, but he produces a lot of good work that allows the players around him to fulfill their roles in the side
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Willo will do his customary 30 tackles and save a few other forwards from doing defence and therefore use their energy in attack.
    Good  to see Beaver in the starting side though.
     
  19. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Exactly Kiwi, you can not have top shelf players in every position, although the selection of Williamson on the bench is a little confusing.  When he starts and plays a large portion of the game I see his value however when he is on the bench he generally gets little game time, if you have someone coming on for 10 minutes at the end of each half you want some impact, Willow does not provide this.
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Jezuz guys, stop accepting 2nd best. We can't have top shelf players in all positions? Say that to Melbourne !
    Des has done the right thing in putting our most powerful backrow on the park.

    Also, there are plenty of other players able to just tackle if that was their job. It's now 2008. ALL players need to tackle, attack and create.

    We have Hall, Afa, Wells, Hargreaves (by all rights) that can all play backrow, but also add a little to our attack.

    If you want a workaholic backrower, there are very few better than Glenn Stewart. Formidable n both attack, AND defense.
     

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