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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Stevo, May 29, 2011.

  1. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    +1,401 /56
    Not sure if there is a thread about this already but does anyone know why Jamie Buhrer got bugger allgame time on friday night? Just Wondering? :exclamation:
  2. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +2,948 /287
    The suggestion is that he is being rested a little to freshen him up.
  3. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

    +155 /1
    the limited game time surprised me too.

    Just shows that manly killed them with 16 players
  4. manlyforever08

    manlyforever08 Active Member

    +103 /0
    we killed it with 15 players - George went off after like 30mins and didn't return with a calf strain!
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    It surprised me as well that he got so little game time. On reflection, he's been hard at it for a month, and alwasy goes full bore and he's only young. It would make sense, knowing Des, to not overuse him and thus cruscify the youngster. If I was a young up and coming player, that's exactly how I'd want to be introduced to this very tough competition.
  6. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    I think it was because of the injury to Rose. TRex, Robinson and Joe got more time to compensate for the lack of a player of George's size.

    Well it was either that or as some have said to keep him fresh but as we had the bye last week I don't see how that works.
  7. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    I'd also suggest the injuries to Rose and King being a factor, extra front row rotations etc
  8. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

    +2,654 /93
    Des has a thing about not using the bench.
    He sits players on it all the time just to watch the game :)
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,475 /8
    Close Jerry.............Des has the players sitting on the bench for his own perverted version of planking.
  10. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

    +566 /8
    What is he calling it, benching ?
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,376 /60
    Triple plank with a half squat
  12. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Someone said some theory they reckon Des has that players who are young need less game time after 5-6 weeks for a bit or they burn out too quick.

    No idea if true or not.
  13. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Des brings a guy on for a 10 minute stint all the time. It has to be a tacktic.

    Whether he thinks a fresh guy of the bench will give the added meters against a tiring defense late in the game that you need i dont know, but it happens far to often for there not to be a reason. Especially given rose being benched with an injury.

    It would be interesting to see if the player coming on late slots into the ruck for the defense line, trying to help aleviate any lazy marker defense towards the end of the game due to fatigue.

    Its probably more to do with not making changes to something thats already working.
  14. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +790 /9
    I think Des is doing this to ensure all players are getting enough game time under their belts. For a number of games, Robinson was the 18th man so wasn't getting any NRL or NSW cup game time. Over the last month he has given Joe, Vic and Jamie reduced game time in various weeks. I think this is to give some of the other bench players longer stints on the field. It helps to keep everyone ready for the charge home and to cover the rep season and any injuries.
  15. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192
    I thought this thread was about Justin Beiber
  16. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

    +1,401 /56
    I thought it may have just been to screw me in supercoach!

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