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If Matai is out

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,866 /65
    I don't know how long blood on the lungs keeps you out for, but if it is 3-4 weeks, what direction to we go in ?

    I know that Des will probably go Lyon centres and Menzies 5/8

    Personally, i think Menzies should go to the centres, and Lyon stay at 6. I was hoping Des would do that last night as well, because in the 1st 15 before Matai left, Lyon was absolutely carving them. He really seems to be warming to the role and has a handle on it now, and is showing some danger signs in his ability to either take the hole, or put someone else through it

    The other outside option, is sliding 1 of Williams or Bani into the centres, i beleive that Williams could handle that role adequately and we get bani back on the flank
  2. Stillman

    Stillman Active Member

    +8 /0
    I am liking the way Williams returns the ball from a kick. I still can't believe the depth we have in the forwards and outside backs. Personally i think the best option would be to move Bani one spot in to cover for Matai. He is a strong runner and hard to contain and can contain his man well. Leave beaver in the 13, he and Jamie are giving great service to the backline.
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    I think the Williamson injury is a factor in this question. Noted that Ballin played a lot more minutes last night, probably due to his defensive workrate and that Beaver also did a lot of defense. To move him out leaves us with no real workhorse on the edge of the ruck.
  4. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    cuthbo 5/8
  5. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Apparently he'll only miss 1 week.

    That said, Lyon to centres, bever to 5/8th and leave Bani out for now. King will be back this week so we won't have to worry about covering beavers spot.
  6. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Bani to centre.  Leave Williams on the wing, he's to fast for a centre.  The question should be Flip, just how fit is King to return for a crucial match down in the shire?
  7. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    I thought he was due back against the titans. I wouldn't be surprised if he was given an extra week just to make sure he's right to go.
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,615 /203
    he told me the knights game was his aim about 2 weeks prior to that so he certainly doesnt seem to be rushed back in
  9. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    Bringing up blood that cant be good maybe 2-4 weeks ? just a guess.

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