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Who's your pick?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by wombatgc, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apart from Manly, who is your pick for the next best team in the comp.
    If you can be arsed you can give details why :-\....
    The Raiders for mine. Orford and Campese to run riot behind their monster forward pack. Dugan to become 2nd best fullback in the game.
     
  2. Mybludog

    Mybludog Active Member

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    I'll second that Wombat. I think there specials for the top 4.

    I doubt anyone will score more points than them this year
     
  3. Blake

    Blake Active Member

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    You don't think they'll struggle on the road again?
    I think between the Tigers and Penrith, one will have another strong season and one will buckle under the pressure of expectations. I don't know which one is which though.
     
  4. lloydy

    lloydy Active Member

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    Tigers and Raiders, I am a one eyed eagles supporter but love watching Canberra play.
     
  5. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have this BAD BAD feeling that melbourne will be back close to the top. Bellyache would have come up with some new move/rort to override their roster weaknesses this year.

    Saints
    Tigers
    Storm  ::)
    & Titans to be there abouts

    Souths and penrith to dissapoint.
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Dragons look the goods to me, but they will have to replace Smith and Costigan who were very good last season.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

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

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    Campese is out for the bulk of the season, and if Orfords form in 2009 is any indication of how he'll go he won't be their saviour, monster forward pack or not.

    If Marshall stays fit and plays with confidence the Tigers will be up there, especially with Moltzen back.
     
  8. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I like the Raiders and think they will have a good year with Ox there.  I also like the look of the Warriors.  They've picked up Mateo, Inu and Steve Rapira.  They could pose a few problems for sides this year.
     
  9. Chip and Chase

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

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    If Cleary can get Mateo and Inu to play to their potential for 80 minutes every week then he is a miracle worker,.... he will also win the comp.
     
  10. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Agree Chip and Chase.  I'm looking forward to the trial coming up to see what they have this year.
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Raiders have threatened to break into the top tier for a while but have never managed to do it. Plenty of their young players have started to reach their potential now so they'll need to get something soon or they may leak players like nobody's business.

    Warriors should be a top 8 team again, halves are the problem for them IMO. Another year under their belts should be good for their combinations.

    As much as it pains me to say it, Tigers should do well again next year. We can only hope that someone dumps Benji on his shoulder early on. Be interesting to see if they play Moltzen at 7 or 1.

    Wouldn't suprise me to see Saints & Penrith up there again either.
     
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Raiders are specials actually,Huge forward pack,awesome fullback and the best short kicking game in the modern era,midway through the season they get a top notch 5/8 who has the strongest boot of all the NRL

    A deadly mix of your f**ked

    Moltzen at FB if Lui gets off
     
  13. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Raiders and the Warriors.
     
  14. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    I think that Campo will take a while to get back to his usual form. I'm a big fan of the bloke & have campaigned to get him at 6 for NSW for a while now but it takes an effort to come back from a knee injury like his. Raiders have terrible depth in the halves as well which is a worry.

    If I was Tom Shines I'd have Moltzen at halfback because I think that Lui is a fraud of a player. You're probably right though, he'll be at fullback if Lui is in the 25.
     
  15. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Campo is a kick bazooka,his form per say doesnt bother me,aslong as his got that golden kick Ox can do the rest,Hooker is the only relevant position in the raiders i dont rate
     
  16. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Waddell isn't bad, nor is Butriss. Nothing special, but they get the job done.

    McCrone however is awful, they looked terrible whenever he was wearing 7. I heard that Mark Herbert got offed, not sure where but he was never much chop either. They'll be banking on Ox big time. If it's 08 Ox then they'll do well, if it's 09 Ox then they'll sink.
     
  17. Copa Eagle

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    For me it's raiders and warriors, x factor for these two teams are dugan,ox,campese,hohaio,berrigan,Malone
     
  18. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    See i think 09 Forward pack was our downfall
    Ox had to little room to work,Choc was the only one who fired
    Kite was in danger of being renamed Cat
    Perry was back to his marshmellow self
    Bailey played....nuff said
    Hall was well,Hall
     
  19. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Picker (not sure which one there's three) will partner Ox for the first 10 weeks I'd imagine. I bet you the Raiders are kicking themselves releasing a) Todd Carney and b) Micheal Dobson

    Ox was playing well for Bradford until the shoulder injury
     
  20. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Campese wont be back this season.  Ox is crap so the Raiders wont make the eight.  Tigers are the threat to us.  St George will be the other threat.  Warriors can't win away from home.  Qld teams still basket cases,  Melbourne have no pack, Dogs haven't a back line and some of their forwards are near retirement village time.  Rorters will fade given this is Smith's second season.  All downhill from here for them.  Newcastle haven't got a functional half, 5/8th.  Were there with the silverware held high.   
     

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