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Trex as a Forward

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by chrisos, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    I think we really need to have trex in the forward pack for next year with the way he can bump off defenders and break 1st and 2nd tackle,if he could develop an offload aswell then when we get snake back have him running off trex like he did BK,we also wouldnt have to worry about him being too slow to turn and chase in defence,i reckon we need this bloke in our forward pack,thoughts?
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bumping of outside backs and bumping off forwards are very different things.

    He needs to liven up and show more interest if he wants to be a forward
     
  3. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

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    i know bumping off forwards are different to backs Dan ,good point,but if he could develop an offload as a forward i reckon he would be great,maybe if he saw more of the ball he would become more interested than when hes stuck out on the wing.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe mate, maybe but who knows.

    How have you been mate I haven't seen you around lately
     
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently it isn't that different. Bryce Gibbs (or was it Todd Payten?) went flying backwards in the air as far as any outside back Tony's brushed.

    He has to go into the forwards to fit into the team anyway. Snake, Wolf, Robbo, Hoppa & Oldfield will have the back three positions covered.
     
  6. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Against Storm in the first match he sent 3 forwards flying in one hit-up straight up the middle. Smith, Hoffman and Tolman from memory, one after the other. I think we scored from the next play. He doesn't even have to offload to create some havoc, just attracting a lot of tacklers can do it.
    As Dan says, it will come down to whether he is interested. He certainly has the ability.
     
  7. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    As much as I'd like to see him in the forwards I don't think we can afford 2 reserve forwards who couldnt last more than 20 min a game. The other being big George. T Rex just doesn't have the workrate to cut it as a forward.
     
  8. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    That's what the joyous off season is for!  So long as the kid works for it...
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    We need to become a lot more pacey in the backline. We were found out wide in defence OFTEN. I also think Robbo has become too similar to Luke Covell from The Sharks, who definitely had a great football brain, but inevitabvly became too slow for his position.

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Oldfield
    03. Dean Whare
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. David Williams
    06. Keiran Foran
    07. Daly Cherry-Evans
    12. Steve Matai
    17. Shane Rodney

    Makes a LOT of positions much faster.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am happy to see him have a go there. I hope I am pleasantly surprised
     
  11. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hopefully Tony can add a bit of grunt to the forwards coming of the bench. I realise he's young and sometimes takes the wrong option but it's a good adrenaline rush watching him rag-doll opposition players when he gets that fend going.
    Forget the enthusiasm I'd love to see him play with a bit more anger !
     
  12. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    I thought that when he came to Manly, I read that the whole idea was to play him in the forwards.
     
  13. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i think that was just user opinion on here and other sites rather than fact.

    He had always been a winger, so i can't see us buying a winger as a forward if he is untried there. That just doesn't fit into the Des and Crusher way of doing things
     
  14. WAMF

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    If T-Rex is to me moved in to the forwards for next year, he's going to need to grow a much bigger heart in the off season.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Id like to see him bulk up more.

    I know he is tall and weigh 116kg, but put some more muscle and fat on him and he would probably be a devastating forward.

    Although he is tall and weighs a lot, he still seems like it is all lean muscle.

    Despite my criticism of him. I would like to see him given the chance to prove himself
     
  16. Dr Bogonov

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    I think big Tony Left the Eels, because he did not want to play on the wing. My personal opinion is that he is wasted on this wing. In certain games this year where he played centre, he was much more involved and dynamic, albeit a little lost defensively. I still remember the QLD cup final last year where he played 5/8th and given the significant drop in standard to NRL, he was a completely different propect in the middle of the field. In my opinion the Big fella still has much untapped skill and flair that we have yet to witness, and he needs to lose the fear on unleashing it. Sadly we are never going to see his full potential on the flanks. I was very proud of his perfomances this year, and if the club can show some faith in him in the forwards, then just maybe the real Trex will be delivered. Good luck for the PM's game Tony.
     
  17. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The SCE grand final was odd. I thought he stifled as much attack as he finished, but that was watching it live at the ground.

    I think LeStrange was the stand out performer in that game
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Stick him in the second row from the bench. Could turn out to be another Crusher style of player. Ideal game turner when Rodney comes off.
     
  19. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good first post Doc. To overcome his fear of unleashing, what would you prescribe?
     
  20. Dr Bogonov

    Dr Bogonov New Member

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    I'm afraid only Tony can resolve that one. I am just trying to imagine what he would be like with Matai's aggression and attitude. In a word....unstoppable. Does anyone remember big Kevin Iro? C'mon Tony, prove us wrong!
     

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