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The Team

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Wheel, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Coach Des Hasler has named a largely unchanged line-up to face the NZ Warriors on Sunday. Kylie Leuluai returns to a seven man bench from suspension.

    NRL Team: Brett Stewart, Michael Robertson, Steve Bell, Steve Matai, Chris Hicks, Travis Burns, Matt Orford, Jason King, Michael Monaghan, Brent Kite, Steve Menzies, Anthony Watmough, Ben Kennedy©
    INTERCHANGE: Shayne Dunley, Luke Williamson, Kylie Leuluai, Mark Bryant, Adam Cuthbertson, Paul Stephenson (2 players to be omitted)
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    there is your bench!

    INTERCHANGE: Shayne Dunley, Luke Williamson, Kylie Leuluai, Mark Bryant
     
  3. Blunty

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    Good to see Rose back for PL.

    No Groom in Flegg still, they'll probably have another loss.

    Deadset joke Cuthbertson has had to make way for Leulaui, should have been Williamson.
     
  4. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Just call me des boys!!

    I would pick that bench also and have stated so in a different thread somewhere and given reasons!
     
  5. Stillman

    Stillman Active Member

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    if Cuthbo goes des has to be the worlds worst coach
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    What I like is the prelude says "Kylie Leuluai returns to a seven man bench from suspension".

    My count is there are only 6 on the bench. Well done Zorba
     
  7. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

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    When is Des going to get rid of this 25 man bench bull****?
     
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    ah good old des.

    Has the joker, both bowers and all face cards yet calls mezzaire
     
  9. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    To be fair, Stepho is just there in case Matai can't play (he looked to be injured again in the Roosters game. Robertson was too, no?). Plus, they're probably taking the extra forward over in case of injuries and, chances are, Des hasn't made up his mind as to who to drop. It's a tough decision!
     
  10. Spuds Bodyguard

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    Granted it is a tough one, but I am not just referring to this weeks line up. It seems to be his preferred method every game.

    If it is a ploy to unsettle the opposition, it hasn't really proven its worth IMO.
     
  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Settle boys. They are taking two extra players over to NZ. You can't fly an extra player over there easily.

    I still think that Cuthbo will be on the bench and who knows who will miss out. Stepho is there to cover any backs - the good news there is Des has given up thinking that Beaver is a back!!!
     
  12. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Dessie admires Brian Smith. He seems to like naming anyone who owns a Parra jersey in the greater Sydney metropolitian area on the bench before finalising it all just before the game.
     
  13. fLIP

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    1 day! 1 Day that man makes me think he might be on the right track. If Cuthbo doesn't make the side I won't know what to think.
     
  14. Crushercleal

    Crushercleal Active Member

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    It's only Tuesday anyway boys - way too early for Des to know who is going to be in the squad. He needs to monitor training form, strategies, injuries, weather conditions, etc.
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    At the same time lads....aint depth grand !!! If Willow / Cuthbo / Dunley / Steppa could possibly be in PL, we are doing ok...

    I'd also expect George Rose to be stating a claim for JK's position in the next month or so.
     

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