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Goal Kicking

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Snake, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

    +5,081 /244
    There has been a bit of discussion around lately about the goal kicking and Jamie Lyon's lack of success in the role, and the absence of a reliable back-up goal kicker.

    It got me thinking about how maybe the club should be thinking about goal kicking when it comes to recruitment; not an easy task to find good players, let along good players that kick goals.


    I remembered seeing Gutherson kick goals (from the sideline too) and I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on whether he is a genuine option or just a part timer? Is he a sharpshooter?
  2. NewwyEagle

    NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

    +1,464 /72
    If he was healthy and in the team, gutho would be kicking goals.
  3. Pittwater Legend

    Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

    +1,163 /34
    I think Gutherson is a preferred option for goal kicking. He kicked 5 goals in his team's 30-8 victory against QLD in the 2014 Under 20's SOO match.
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    For maximum results. Score closer to posts.
  5. ManlyArmy

    ManlyArmy Well-Known Member

    +997 /26
    Our issue is that our forwards aren't scoring any tries, that's why all our kicks are in 50/50 range.
  6. hozza

    hozza Well-Known Member

    +532 /16
    I think the club would be mad not to be looking at a gun goalkicker! Be it gutho or someone out side the club: Carney, Maloney( is he still unsigned?) or Townsend. All plausible options.Love Lyon but would love a sharp shooter in the side, missing the first 2 really hurt against cowboys ( to be fair though his kicking has been better this year).

    Lost 4 game last year by 4 or less (3 in reg season,1 in finals). And 3 this year so far. A gun goalkicker is so important imo. Look at the top goalkickers, in front or from the sideline you know there going to lick it...... Well most times anyway.

    El Masri, halligan, Johns, j Taylor all master kickers that won many games off the back of goalkicking.
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,618 /204
    On average the difference between a good 75% (Lyon) and a top gun 85% kicker is one goal every 3 matches so in reality we are talking one, at most 2 games a year that could come down to goal kicking. If you balance that with try scoring and try assisting abilities and that person offers one or 2 a year more then you are already ahead.

    So in summary you pick your best 17 available and out of that 17 you pick you best goal kicker

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