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Youngest backline in club history ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just thinking about what will line up today, what a big ask it will be for the young fella's. Have a look at what we are fielding

    Hopoate
    Robertson
    Whare
    Farrar
    Williams
    Foran
    Hodkinson

    Is a real look at the future, good luck to all of the kids
     
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    Im usually bubbling on manlys game day.

    Today is no exception x5 excitement factor.

    I cant wait to see all these guys have a crack. Fingers crossed hoppa can have one of those games rookies dream of.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Doubt he could have that type of game mate - it's horrid weather - making it good for us with King / Kite / Cross and co. I guess.
     
  4. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Our backs are doing fine (half time on ch9).. its the lack of meters from our forwards that is bothering me.

    Farrar's bomb taking has been inspiring though.
     
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Wait till you see the 2nd half mate...
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought they went OK Ryan, what I would expect of a pack of rookies anyway. Hopoate debut, Whare 1 game, Hodkinson 10 games, Foran and Williams would be in the 20s somewhere. Too many kids learning on the job for my liking
     
  7. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Darren must have been very excited as we all know he loves the young manly boys  ;)
     
  8. The Wheel

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    Actually I thought the forwards let us down not the backs yesterday
     
  9. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    I was very pleased with the decisions Whare made in defence. 

    Hoppa looked solid as well.

    Very disappointed with both halves though, mainly that they did not attempt attacking kicks when in the oppositions half, merely bunting it down to the fullback. 

    But don't get me started on our (at full strength) forwards.....

    The side named this week will be interesting with probably the fewest players available in a long time - in addition already missing B Stewart, D Williams, Matai and Lyon, we could also be without blue arsed, King/Perry (origin?), and Bailey (had sense knocked in to him).  Foran didn't look 100% either in the game. 

    What chance Deadwood will get a run?
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whare made 1 bad read when they made a big break, think it was the one he got back to save actually, but that is to be expected from a rookie

    Hoppa, quite happy to be wrong about his capabilities at NRL level. I thought he would get bashed around physically and wasn't ready yet, but was very, very surprised to see his ability to keep the legs pumping post contact and keep going forward
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was surprised by the size of Hoppa.  He seemed bigger in the big boys team.  He went very well, got himself into the game a lot.  Ran the ball up strongly.  Pity those two origin hopefuls didn't.  I'll be shocked if they get a blues jumper. 
     
  12. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Average age under 21 would be up there as teh youngest ever.

    Hoppa was solid but didnt have too much to do. Will be interesting to see if he switches to fullback this week
     

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