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Williams defence

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think he's attack is great and his line speed is fantastic, and he got us going against the Titians.  But... I worry about his defense.  His positional play is a worry, he seems to drift in, and I saw last night how the gummy's targetted his side.  Should I continue to be concerned or should I just think, Bell's defense is excellent and he'll assist when necessary, and he's only young and still learning.  Does anyone else have my concerns?     
     
  2. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Only 6 points scored against us by the equal competition leaders.

    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
     
  3. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry just yet.  this is his first NRL season, only a handful of games... plenty to learn and doing very well in the process
     
  4. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Speaking of Bell, did anybody see him do any of his usual sideways running last night because all I saw him do was run straight forward every time he got the ball.
     
  5. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    He got run over by Gallen for the sharks try but Gallen has done that to many players.  I am not concerned, seems to be doing a pretty job, and if they did target him only 1 try was scored.
     
  6. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Still learning his trade in the top grade and playing some great footy in the process.
     
  7. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    i notice sides also tend to bomb his side he struggles in the air.
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Bellamy will have noticed him.
     
  9. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    yeah and bell doesnt do much for protect...
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    It was probably his 1st below par night, but I'll take that with his 6 other fantastic nights.

    Great young player...and should definitely be rookie of the year IMO.
     
  11. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    we have some depth in the squad and that wins premierships. It will only urge Bani, Williams and Robertson to play harder to keep there spots
     
  12. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hey zep - i had a crack at a banner for you.

    Hope you like:

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    If anyone else wants a banner, please PM me
     
  13. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    does that mean he and turner will cancel each other out :D
     
  14. Biscuits

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    its our defensive structure that sees him defend as far in as he does. We play a super-compressed line so that no one can come through and also allows us to get 3 men in every tackle thus slowing down the play the ball.
    I love seeing teams attempt to go round us because we always push across hard on the inside and run them out of room. The usual results of the opposition trying to outflank us are
    1.dropped ball from rushed passes
    2.driven over the sideline when they run out of room
    3.tackled just a metre or so in from touch giving them only one direction to go from the play the ball allowing us to jam in and blitz them, or if its the last tackle, being able to put pressure on their kicker on one side of the ruck.
    We arent the best defensive outfit by fluke. Trust the compress and slide. The players obviously do.
     
  15. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    you really dont appericate this until u watch our defensive from behind at the ground.

    Last week against the titans on a number of occasions they looked to get around us only for beaver or one of the other blokes to swarm in and tackle them towards the sideline.
     
  16. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    thanks mate.. looks good... will save it though... thinking about do a B Stewart try to game ratio
     
  17. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Williams is suspect to the palm off by the bigger backs. It has resulted in 3 line breaks, 2 of which ended up in tries. Bani is stronger up top and will probably come back if fit enough before the finals time if this happens again.

    That said the Wolfman will get stronger over the next few years in that area.
     

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