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Thoughts On Michael Bani at Fullback

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by OneEyedEagle, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can anyone answer this.

    Has Michael Bani ever played fullback?

    I think he would attack the line better than Robbo and could provide better options in attack.

    Personally I think Robbo is better suited to the wing than to fullback.

    What does everyone else think.
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    completely agree with you.
     
  3. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    I was saying that last week.. he would be amazing at Fullback.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he needs more defensive confidence, but I think it could be successful
     
  5. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It could be worth a try. Does anyone know if he can jump or if he has had any success at competing for high kicks.
     
  6. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dan I think its not so much confidence but I do know what you mean, at times I think he can be in two minds but I put it down to being able to read the game and make split minutes decision and having confidence in the guy next to him, not always come off the wing.

    Remember fullback is totatally different to be out on the wing and you need to be able to read and anticipate what the other side might do. I have seen him defuse some corker bombs and hasn't let to many get away. I would like to see him get a run at fullback if we don't have anyone in the lower grades to bring through just yet.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I just think the confidence will come with experience, but it may be too early to gamble with him there
     
  8. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just two more weeks without Stewart and Wolfman. Quite soon some of our backline dilemmas will be over.
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bani over Wolfman IMO
     
  10. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just had my own questions answered. the official site has Michale Bani's profile as wing/fullback. I'm sold give the kid a go.

    Nicci your right though can't wait for snake to come back, just hope mentally his up to it.
     
  11. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's okay, i'll have a chat with him.
     
  12. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bani over Wolfman IMO
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    Paper Scissors Rocks, tough call
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bani over Wolfman IMO
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    Paper Scissors Rocks, tough call
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    I just think given another 5 games under his belt Bani will be the whole package and his pace will score and save tries, he is one fast unit
     
  14. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Wolfman really impressed me last year. I guess his successes are fresher in my mind as Bani has had little time on the field. Besides, I like crazy guys with pirate beards.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    its his defensive reads that worry me and Lyon is not impressing me in that department at the moment either...bring back bell
     
  16. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    its his defensive reads that worry me and Lyon is not impressing me in that department at the moment either...bring back bell
    [/quote]We could organise some balaclavas and fly to the UK and get Bell and Beaver back.
     
  17. willstyles

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    Bani's preferred position is fullback. I've been an advocate of moving him there whenever Snake is out for quite a while. Robbo is an outstanding winger. Leave him on the wing.
     
  18. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ok I say lets try him next week against the panthers
     
  19. Ian Martin tragic

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    me too.
    didn't see the warriors game but the problems out wide defensively have more to do with loss of bell, reshuffling of centres, and generally the performance defensively across the line.
    bani needs some more gametime at top level but he's been around and I think he's up for it. addresses the lack of stewart's attacking input better than robbo, who is better value on the wing....

    wolfman v bani? bani for mine
     
  20. Rex

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    Bani's was Manly's most exciting performance of the day. His pace off the mark created opportunities out of nothing.  IMO Robbo's a specialist winger & Bani could play a number of positions, wing, fullback, centre, (maybe even 5/8th sometime down the track?). Worth a move whilst Snake's out.
     

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