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Gidley under the high ball

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Jethro, May 31, 2009.

  1. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Today on either the Sunday Footy Show or The Roast, they showed a couple of clips of Gidley taking the high ball near his line. You wouldn't want to be trying to be anywhere near him when he comes down after the leap because his leg/s go to the horizontal towards the attacking player on both clips that were played. I don't know whether he does that all of the time but it would make the attacking player think twice about immediately tackling him.
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Well maybe they should wait till he lands...?
  3. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    That's smart play by Gidley.  Protects himself and keeps other players out of the contest.  Worth practicing ourselves, keep those knees up.
  4. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,598 /80
    Good, let's hope it's Billy the Grub who cops a boot in the mouth, he deserves nothing less.
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    That's exactly what I was thinking. It's a pity Brett didn't use that technique in the 2007 GF. I think that Crocker would have come off second best.
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,877 /65
    Did anyone see the clip last Thursday night where Gould pointed out the weakness in Lyon defensively ?

    I had never noticed it, but he had the vision to back it up. He prefers to hit his target with his right hand shoulder, and Thurston would feign that he was heading to that shoulder, then duck back onto his left, left Lyon grabbing at thin air,  and was away and they made breaks while also scoring off it
    He said when he coached him in his 1st Origin series, he encouraged him to come up and cut off the play, and he made a few good hits on Tate and Co
  7. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

    +327 /22
    yeah i saw that. Was harsh to single him out though. What about Jennings defence? im sure they will target him more than Lyon.
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Jamie's defense is good.  The trouble being is, that he will have to babysit the rest of the backline.
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,619 /204
    could be gould trying to take th eQLD focus off Jennings

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