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How does our forward pack compare ?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle_predator, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Sea Eagles  Pack: Kite,Perry,Watmough,Hall,G Stewart, Bryant,King, Beaver & Cuthbertson.

    Roosters pack: O'Meley,L.Paea,Myles,Tupou,Fitzgibbon,M.Paea,Shillington,Cherrington & M. Aubusson

    Storm  Pack: Lima,White,Cocker,Hoffman,Johnson,Smith,Blair,Manu & Kaufusi.

    Warriors Wiki,Price,Mannering,Matulino,Luck,Tuimavave, ,Swann & Lauaki

    Broncos Pack: Hannant,Clinton,Parker,Thaiday,Carroll,Stagg,Sims,Eastwood & Kenny

    Sharks Pack: Ross,Peek,Douglas,Anderson,Gallen,Nutley,Norrie & Snowden

    I think our pack is stronger smarter and more mobile than the other remaining packs reasons.

    One: Cause with Perry now at the club he adds more strength up the middle and takes some of the work load off Kite.

    Two:  Hall is playing out of his skin and very strong. The way he brings the ball back so hard he troubles the opposition some what making it hard to stop him. Along with Perry they both just add so much more fire power to our pack.

    Also note that Glenn Stewart who has been out standing in 08 and who has played a big part to our success.

    They have done a great job making room for our backs.

    Other teams not taking anything away from them, as they all made it into the eight on the back of their packs also.
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Good analysis but the onus is on Choc to be dominant on his side of the field in both attack and defense, avoiding stupid penalties.

    Add to that the metres that we get out of Matai, Robbo and Wolfman and you have a team that is dividing the war pretty well. We can dominate the ruck and then it is up to Orford to get it right!!!
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    I am one-eyed but we win hands down and I have thought so all season. The problem (when they occur) lies in the options available behind the pack.
  4. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +790 /9
    The big thing that I have noticed when looking at stats this season is that the attacking workload (metres gained) is much more evenly shared in our team than in many others. In theory this should help keep the "defensive unit" fresher for longer.
  5. Stillman

    Stillman Active Member

    +8 /0
    Not just the attacking workload but also the defensive. None of our players ever top the games tackle count which means as a whole the squad is fresher when we have the ball.
  6. King

    King Active Member

    +98 /5
    I agree with all these statements !!!
    However Manly Backer, now Lyon is back i don't see that being a problem anymore.

    Try this for fun
    From the remaining Packs....

    Pick your NSW pack

    8. Perry
    9. Ennis
    10. Kite
    11. Fitzgibbon
    12. Hoffman
    13. Stewart

    3 Eagles, 1 Rooster, 1 Bronco, 1 Storm

    QLD pack

    8. Price
    9. Smith
    10. Hannant
    11. Crocker
    12. Thaiday
    13. Johnson

    1 Warrior, 2 Broncos, 3 Strom 

    and Australian Pack

    8. Kite
    9. Smith
    10. Price
    11. Fitzgibbon
    12. Johnson
    13. Stewart.

    2 Eagles, 2 Storm, 1 Warrior, 1 Rooster

    Whats yours ?
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Interesting stat on Choc in the paper today.  He's the leading NRL penalty giver.  He'll need to clean up his act from now on in.
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Now that is an understatement. Spot on and applause from me!!! :)
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    Mata would have Ballin in there over sMyth  :p

    Our pack is far and away the best in the comp
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,386 /402
    Manly are the benchmark when it comes to our forwards.
  11. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
    We have the best pack.

    King, if it is bellamy coaching the blues the pack will look like this:

    8 lima
    9 Smith
    10 White
    11 Smith
    12 Hoffman
    13 Crocker.

    With turner on the wing.

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