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Debut ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,610 /80
    Does Taufua's effort last night qualify as a "debut" or do you actually have to set foot on the park ? The same thing happened with Buhrer, whereby I think his first 2 "games" were spent collecting splinters.

    I never understood Dessie not using the full 17, and it seems Tooves has caught the same disease. Seems a pointless waste of a bench spot, especially if you are behind for the majority of the game, what is there to lose by throwing the kid on ?
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    I could accept this if it was part of a familiarisation process with a debutant spending 1 week (and 1 week only) on the bench, not used.

    But thats where it stops. 2nd week in he must get a run. No point having a system that doesnt get to the point where the player displays he can handle NRL and gets to start working on faults in his game. Anything else is a pure waste with no logic to it as far as I can see.
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    • WAMF

      WAMF Well-Known Member

      +408 /0
      I agree he needs to be given a run. He is obviously up to standard to be selected in the 17 when you have G Rose you can call on.
      Re the other debutante, I thought Skinner did ok. He ran sideways a little but I'm sure that's something that can be quickly addressed. Other than that, I reckon he gave it a fair crack.
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +7,258 /173
      There is the issue of match fitness. How can a bloke sit out for a few weeks and get match fit?

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