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Is DCE defending wider this year?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I have been thinking this all year but I am almost certain that DCE was closer in, in defense and not just inside Lyon. It seems a lot of the time he is even sitting in centre.
     
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    • mmmdl

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      Could it maybe have something to do with Glenn being missing and him not defending off Glenn's shoulder?
       
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      • Sheikheagle

        Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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        Gift has been a huge loss for us this year. As soon as he is back everything will fall into place
         
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        • Garts

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          Not sure if he is defending wider this year or not. One thing I am sure of is that he is defending worse than last year. He has missed some shockers so far this year.
           
        • Ron E. Gibbs

          Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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          Yeah, he's been found out by bigger blokes running at him and by smaller blokes with a bit of footwork (ie, Ben Roberts). He needs to pick it up quick-smart.
           
        • manlywarringah

          manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Teams are isolating DCE and have been targetting him in defence like they do all halfbacks.

          He will get better, but like all smaller backs, they need a forward to help them out. I love Choc, but maybe he is not the person to have with DCE. Choc falls off his share of tackles which leaves the 2 of them defending together.

          No surprise they have been left found wanting on a few occasions. Glenn is a huge loss and will fill the void when he comes back.

          Just goes to show the value of Glenn Stewart to our team.
           
        • Ceagle

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          I think everyone underestimates how much a loss Glenn has been to the team this year, he nearly won the Dally M last year ffs, I wont be surprised if we hit another gear with his return
           
        • Mals

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          Is Glenn getting around the clock medical care on his dislocated finger?? Get him into a hyperbaric chamber to speed up the heeling!
           
        • Ralphie

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          The defensive pattern has changed. It's not working.
           
        • Sheikheagle

          Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

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          Gift will make a massive difference IMO the best forward in the game very important to our structure both in attack and defence
           
        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Gift was there in round 1 & 2 when we missed 31 & 35 tackles.

          It's the defensive pattern that's the problem.
           
        • Ceagle

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          What are you talking about? he played probably about 20 minutes in Round 1 and that was it
           

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