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The Bench

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, May 21, 2013.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    I can't see the value in having just one prop (Rose) and the bench with three backrowers, knowing that our starting backrow (Gift, Choc and Horo) generally play for 80 minutes. It leads to the situation of a backrower such as Gower not being used for an entire 90 minutes.
    Because we only seem to regularly rotate our front rowers, surely we should have another prop on our bench, such as the biscuit-boy, Sao.
     
  2. manlyfan76

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

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    Totally agree. I'd love to know the thinking behind it. If Chee Kam was fit would he take Roses spot?
     
  3. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    It is time to blood sao
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Chee Cam is injured, again, I believe. He also is a backrower.
    Rose deserves his spot in the 17. He plays so much better in first grade than he does in the reserves. I've only seen Sao play once this season and he looked a big, no-nonsense prop. Didn't try to do anything other than crash and bash. Perhaps he is not yet mobile enough to play NRL, but a 10-minute stint from the bench couldn't hurt, surely?
     
  5. SeaEagle21

    SeaEagle21 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I have confidence in what the coaching staff are doing. We are short on Props with Kingy, Joe and Fa'aoso out. To have another prop would have been great but i think Toovs and his team know when Sao will be ready for the NRL. There was no point in using more interchanges for the sake of using the interchanges in the back row.
     
  6. Mals

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    Yep saw Chee Kam at the Reggies game at Brookie on Saturday & he had his foot in a moon boot.
     
  7. manlyfan76

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

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    My point is if he was NOT would we have 4 back rowers on the bench.
     
  8. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Ricky Stuart school of coaching
     
  9. DSM5

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    George played very well last night. Made his tackles and barged when required. I can't figure out the bench rotation. Not using a pair of fresh legs last night was very puzzling when it was obvious that everyone was stuffed.
     
  10. Pittwater Legend

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    The moon boot is off now according to a twitter post from Chee Kam.
     
  11. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree. Even if its only 10-15 minutes a game.
     
  12. RL Gronk

    RL Gronk New Member

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    Is there anyone who could Top Sao?
    @jatz crackers maybe?
     
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am a bit of a fence sitter on this one

    Obviously it is **** for the bloke sitting on the bench, but I understand also why with a game in the balance Glenn and co stay out there for the full 80

    Defending our line last night I know I felt a lot more comfortable with Choc and Glenn out there, rather than Gower. That's no slight on Gower but we know the pedigree of the other 2 in that situation and they are vital, as Glenn's hit on Norrie showed
     
  14. manlyfan76

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    Joe and Richie have been big loses for us, Joes tackling is 1st class.
     
  15. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    they need to give Sao some first grade experience, otherwise our only good experienced prop next year will be Lawrence. Unfortunately they don't have many other options at the moment because most of our good reserve players are out injured.
     

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