Choc Starting !!??

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PEPSI

Bencher
heard on the radio that Choc will be playing/starting tommorrow.

The team looks far far stronger with him and Beaver in the back row with Willow locking the scrum.

Look for 45 tackles from willow this weekend!
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
if he starts bonus

if he doesnt we will have to make do. If we cant beat this canberra side with our backline we have wasted our money
 

Garts

First Grader
If Choc plays I would rather Glenn Stewart start over Willo. His defence is just as solid but he adds more in attack.

Have Willo on the bench until Afamasaga finds his feet, then we can have him on the bench instead. Hopefully he will provide the impact we need.
 

fLIP

UFO Hunter
Agreed garts. I like willio and wouldn't give a flying if he started but he's better to come off the bench and tackle when legs are getting weary.

Also, I think Stewart will make the step up to 1sts this year. I've always thought he is a good player, a lot like Watmough, he just needs more time to settle into first grade.
 

Ryan

Journey Man
Garts - I kind of disagree mate. Stewart has the ability to offload etc, whereas Willow doesn't. It may be at the back end of games that we need to riegn scores back in, and Willow doesn't help here whatsoever. I'd still actually prefer:-

13. Afamsanga
17. Stewart

Without Willow at all.....both players defend as well as Willow, but offer more in attack.
 

Garts

First Grader
Ryan I think we both agree as I said Stewarts defence is just as good as Willows but Stewarts attack is better. ie can offload etc and create more opportunities for others. Thats why I want him in the side over Willow.
 

Ryan

Journey Man
Fair enough....I think the sticking point is that you believe his services are more important at the start of the game...wheras I find his services would be more valuable at the back end of games...
Willow could then tackle his guts out for say 50 minutes - then Stewart could come on and tear the game apart - ALA the comeback win against Penrith at Brooky in 2006.
 

Garts

First Grader
Well I would prefer Stewart/Afamasaga over Willow anyway. At the moment I would have Willow till Afamasaga gets some match fitness up and lives up to some of the promise of his early years.

I see what you are saying about Willo tackling his heart out at the start then bringing on Stewy, probably the better option this weekend if Choc starts.
 

PEPSI

Bencher
[quote author=Crusher Cleal]
At least our bench will be more rounded now

But George has lost a few kegs over the off-season, so the bench is probably going to look less rounded. ;)
[/quote]


hahaha i thought of George the minute i read that post too LOL
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
Garts - I kind of disagree mate. Stewart has the ability to offload etc, whereas Willow doesn't. It may be at the back end of games that we need to riegn scores back in, and Willow doesn't help here whatsoever. I'd still actually prefer:-

13. Afamsanga
17. Stewart

Without Willow at all.....both players defend as well as Willow, but offer more in attack.

last week you couldnt find a place for him in first grade or PL now you have stewart as your main impact weapon off the bench :?: :?:
 

Ryan

Journey Man
[quote author=Ryan]
Garts - I kind of disagree mate. Stewart has the ability to offload etc, whereas Willow doesn't. It may be at the back end of games that we need to riegn scores back in, and Willow doesn't help here whatsoever. I'd still actually prefer:-

13. Afamsanga
17. Stewart

Without Willow at all.....both players defend as well as Willow, but offer more in attack.

last week you couldnt find a place for him in first grade or PL now you have stewart as your main impact weapon off the bench :?: :?:
[/quote]

As upposed to?

Exactly !
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
[quote author=Fluffy]
[quote author=Ryan]
Garts - I kind of disagree mate. Stewart has the ability to offload etc, whereas Willow doesn't. It may be at the back end of games that we need to riegn scores back in, and Willow doesn't help here whatsoever. I'd still actually prefer:-

13. Afamsanga
17. Stewart

Without Willow at all.....both players defend as well as Willow, but offer more in attack.

last week you couldnt find a place for him in first grade or PL now you have stewart as your main impact weapon off the bench :?: :?:
[/quote]

As upposed to?

Exactly !
[/quote]

what drugs are you on?
 

Disco

First Grader
Premium Member
The question of wether to start Willo of G Stewart is a good one

Ryan you say Stewart is better to come on late for a late surge, but wouldn't it be better to start strong so we are not behind to begin with??

Maybe use Willo from minute 30-60 where teams often leak easy points (just before and after the break). and start and end strong with G Stewart


Just a thought
 

Ryan

Journey Man
Ok Fluffy - we have Choc (1st grade), and Menzies (1st grade)....so as much as people toss up ideas about "potential" players playing 13, Willow is the best...the others aren't better.....

So when you say last week you couldn't find a place in your 1st team, and now you have Stewart as your impact weapon off the bench", I repeat, we are comparing Willow and Stewart....not Willow and Creagh for example.

Therefore my simple friend, one would assume as lax as Willow is, Stewart would be the biggest impact player we have right now, hence I believe he may be better positioned to play at the end of games, where he can utilise his offload etc...and that's better than any OTHER premier league player we have that are being asked to lift into being a 1st grade player.
 

Ryan

Journey Man
The question of wether to start Willo of G Stewart is a good one

Ryan you say Stewart is better to come on late for a late surge, but wouldn't it be better to start strong so we are not behind to begin with??

Maybe use Willo from minute 30-60 where teams often leak easy points (just before and after the break). and start and end strong with G Stewart


Just a thought

Against a tiring defence - our # 17 gun will fare a lot better than a run on - fired up side. Again, that's just my opinion. It's not like Stewart is LOD for goodness sakes.
 

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