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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    The change of Jake into a Sam Burgess/Paul Gallen type lock role had me thinking about our bench balance.

    If we played Mateo on the bench then Jake/Taupau/Mateo could split 2 roles at 50 odd minutes each, big minutes but not ineffective as all these guys become towards 80 minutes.

    With Brown an 80 minute option to tackle 40+ times and make a few edge runs on the right I believe we could achieve a very good balance.

    Api starts, replaced 25 mins by Parcell, replaced 20 into the second by Api
    Myles starts, replaced 25 mins by Starling, replaced 20 into the second by Myles
    BJ started, replaced 25 in by Lussick/Vave, replace 20 into the second by BJ
    Taupau starts, replaced 25 in by Mateo
    Jake starts, replaced 55 in by Taupau

    So the 4 props split the 80, the 2 hookers split the 80 and the 3 X factor backrowers/locks split 2 lots of 80.

    Injuries - Brown/Parcell to cover backs, Myles, BJ and Starlo can all play long minutes up front, Parcell covers Brown, Api/Lyon cover halves.
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I liked yesterday's idea of having Parcell train up for 5/8 and Walker go back to 4, as Skivvi is being taped together with bandages.@:cool:
       
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      • Rusty Cage

        Rusty Cage Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Not sure they can afford 2 x interchanges for hooker rotation.

        Need a Buhrer type player to come on, give the hooker a spell then move back into the pack when the starting hooker comes back on.

        A fresh Parcell running at tired bodies in the last 20 would be very interesting.
         
      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        Now that IS putting some thought into selections, wonder if TB or Carty are reading this ( be surprised if they are not or someone at least ).
         
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        Where else would you use the interchange?
         
      • Woodsie

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        I think the move of jake to lock is more a realisation that he is too light for a prop but too good to leave out.
         
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        • eaglebuzz

          eaglebuzz Well-Known Member

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          Come on now, you seriously believe that they aren't putting thought in to their selections?
           
        • Turbo

          Turbo Well-Known Member

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          Jake can play 80 and will turn into an 80 minute player full time soon. Say we have a full strength side I reckon we can go interchange like this

          1.Stewart
          2.Tafua
          3.Lyon
          4.Matai
          5.Trbojevic
          6.Walker
          7.Cherry-Evans
          8.Lawrence
          9.Koroisau
          10.Myles
          11.Buhrer
          12.Taupau
          13.Trbojevic

          14.Parcell
          15.Knight
          16.Brown
          17.Starling

          Parcell on 30 minutes into 1st half for Koroisau
          Koroisau on for 2nd half for Parcell
          Parcell on 20 minutes into 2nd half for Koroisau

          The rest will work it out itself. Lawrence should start each half for aggression to get us on the front foot early. Parcell should take down the forwards for the last 10-20 minutes of each half. Jake can play 80. Taupau played 60 last week so he's obviously got fitter since last year. Knight is the one player I can't wait for!!!
           
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          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Forwards is essentially six positions over eighty mins (480 mins). Four reserves plus six starters equals 48 mins each. Take the hookers out and it's 8 players into 400 mins or 50 mins each, I would think that players like Myles, Tapow, Starlo, Bj and Jake could easy do 60 mins each. Vave, Lussick and green will struggle to put in big quality minutes so we need a backorder or two who can give 80 quality mins. Buhrer is one who can.
             
          • Turbo

            Turbo Well-Known Member

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            Yes Buhrer is key
             
          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            And if we can get Jake to 80 mins then we can comfortably play two hookers.
             
          • Fluffy

            Fluffy Well-Known Member

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            Not sold on Jake playing 80 high quality minutes. Sure he got close once last year but the last 20 was not high quality. Over playing a player for 26 rounds just because they can seems moronic to me and a quick fire way to burn out and injury.

            If it is all about time on the field then run with:

            Jake - 80 minutes
            Api - 80 minutes
            Myles - 60 minutes
            Buhrer - 80 minutes
            Brown - 80 minutes
            Mateo 80 minutes

            Bench
            Starling - 60 minutes
            Taupau - 60 minutes
            T red - 80 minutes
            John - 80 minutes

            We would be good for another 80 minute golden point game
             
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            • Simonmyers11

              Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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              I think if buhrer can regain his form from early last year will come straight back into the side ahead of green. I like the idea of jake at lock but he will probably need time to develop into an 80 min type player. Think he has the ball skills he can develop as well to be even more effective. Would be good to see mateo hit some form as a player like him coming off the bench does offer an x factor.
               
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