Welcome!

By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

SignUp Now!

Best backline in the comp

Cioran

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 2, 2018
Messages
588
Spot on with CW and LM, look like world beaters when the ball bounces their way but crumble under adversity.
Sadly I expect the NRL will make sure they run downhill all year. Remember SBurge stiff arming Scorpio while the Refs twiddled their thumbs and looked for some Sea Eagle to penalise. That’s the standard of referring we’ll see in most Bunnies games this year.
 

sheridanstand78

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 28, 2011
Messages
4,506
I seriously hope that the Homebush Hares come unstuck big time. They are laughing at the rest of us. I hope the NRL get inundated from clubs wanting to retire injured players and get maximum compensation now that this precedent that the Vermin have now twice been rewarded now applies for ALL clubs!
 

maxta

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Sep 8, 2010
Messages
4,986
A team that has huge Attacking ability, but may well leak points
 

Mark from Brisbane

Living the dream
Premium Member
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Oct 2, 2008
Messages
28,763
I seriously hope that the Homebush Hares come unstuck big time. They are laughing at the rest of us. I hope the NRL get inundated from clubs wanting to retire injured players and get maximum compensation now that this precedent that the Vermin have now twice been rewarded now applies for ALL clubs!
It won’t , if we apply it will be knocked back.

Medical retirements are only for Toddy’s favourites
 

Mac Man

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2010
Messages
267
You'd have to say yeah Bunnies have the best backline in the comp but that forward pack is pretty ordinary. Those backs wont get too much room to run a muck behind that forward pack
Reminds me of Manly 2015.
We had a gun side in the backs and a very average forward pack and missed the 8
DCE
FORAN
SNAKE
MATAI
LYON
TOM TURBO
TAFUA
WOLFMAN
HIKU
GUTHERSON - Injured ACL round one however - missed him due to the one game stat

Forwards
Mason
Horo
Lawrence
Mateo
Starling
Symonds
Jake
Jesse Sene Lefoooo
Burgess
Hassan hmmm
Lui
Buher
Leary
 
Last edited:

Cliffymagic

Well-Known Member
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
1,382
Didnt watch all their games last year but though douihie was pretty good.
 

maxta

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Sep 8, 2010
Messages
4,986
Agreed
More a case of throw it wide to allow a chance for Mitchell and co to beat a man with solo brilliance ...which also means playing lateral and easier to defend.
Teams with go forward who can blow up the ruck decide the modern game...not sold, apart from Cam Murray-and Cook, the Souths pack is even top 8....
 

HoldenV8

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2013
Messages
14,278
You know, there was a reason why the Chooks went hard after James Tedesco. It was because they realised that Mitchell could not handle the workload required to be an elite fullback.

Mitchell is talented, don't get me wrong. But he is more suited to centre than fullback and I think Souffs will find that out if they play him there. A Turbo or Tedesco or RTS ... i.e. one of the elite fullbacks in the NRL, he is not.
 

brad

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2015
Messages
5,157
Inconsistant halves and Mitchell will be found out at fullback. I like our Backline thanks . Dce , Walker , Tommy , Garrick have enough x factor in them to be the best .
 

Ryan

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2004
Messages
18,762
We have a top 3 roster quality backline, and at least match the bunnies, chooks and others (I personally feel out do them).
 

HoldenV8

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2013
Messages
14,278
If I had to choose a backline (1-7) from players around the NRL and not just the Manly backline, I'd go this way:

James Tedesco
Josh Addo-Carr
Tom Trbojevic
Latrell Mitchell
Daniel Tupou
Luke Keary
Daly Cherry-Evans

I'd love to pick Turbo at fullback, but right now you'd have to have both he and Tedesco there and since Tom can play centre equally as well and Tedesco is just a fullback.....kinda like when Rowdy was forced to play wing or centre for the Kangaroos and Queensland because there was Garry Jack and Gary Belcher as fullbacks. Rowdy's best position was at the back, but he could play anywhere while Jack and Belcher were specialist #1's.
 

manly al

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
Joined
May 17, 2017
Messages
2,070
Manly backs at least matched if not slightly outplayed the Bunnies backs in that knock out semi last season . With Mitchel joining them and Tom returning , probably status quo [ or Manly even with a slight edge ] for a future . comparison . Elliot , Hoppa , Funa ,[ young Metcafle can be a worthwhile replacement for Elgey ] as depth , Manly "s backline for 2020 is right up there
 

manly al

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
Joined
May 17, 2017
Messages
2,070
Foward packs win comps.
And a very solid defensive unit in the forwards and backs . Not too sure how much better defensively Manly were last season statistically but one would think heaps better and to maintain it this year hopefully .
 

BOZO

Well-Known Member
2019 Tipping Competitor
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
15,822
I hate to believe it but Souffs have now exceeded the Rorters with the greatest backline talent in the NRL: They have:
Adam Reynolds
Cody Walker
Latreen Mitchell
James Roberts
Dane Gagai
Braidon Burns
Campbell Graham
Adam Doueihi, and
Alex Johnston....
Anyone care to nominate a better squad of backs?
I like our backs and most of all I like how Des can get them to play with resilience when they have their backs to the wall .
No player in the Souths team is superior to our Tom Turbo who can win a match on his own .
I am looking forward to seeing our backs further improve and keep over achieving and surprising .
Games are also won in the forwards and this season we appear to have a lethal pack
 

Will on the hill.

Active Member
Joined
Jun 29, 2019
Messages
57
* Waits for someone to list Manly 1 - 7

Souths backline looks good on paper, but the word mercurial springs to mind
Big if, but if Schuster and A Hoppa end up being as good as we hope; Turbo Hoppa Suli Walker Garrick Schuster DCE may end up being a backline that any of the Bunnies current crop would struggle to get a start in.
 

Bearfax

Grizzly old fart
Joined
Aug 6, 2012
Messages
5,353
Actually potentially Manly have close to the best back line if some of the young stars flower.

Tom T
Albert Hoppa
Suli
Walker/Ben T
Garrett
Schuster
Cherry Evans

That's a potential backline that within a year or so could explode.
 

Staff online

Latest posts

Top Bottom