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Manly have their 5/8 for 2016

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon_eagle, May 30, 2015.

  1. simon_eagle

    simon_eagle Well-Known Member

    +390 /9
    I was so happy when Des shifted Killer back to the centres in 2010. It was where he belonged and he had the best years' of his career at 3.

    But that was then, and now is now.

    Killer must play 5/8 from here on end. He is in everything tonight. What a champion!

    Means we only need to get hold of a decent half now instead of having to find both a 5/8 and half ----- assuming DCE leaves us next week.
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    • MightyEagles

      MightyEagles Well-Known Member

      +430 /9
      IMO he was the best on the park tonight. I'm not sure if he could defend week in week out like that for a full season. His decision making was excellent. I wish I could say the same thing about our halfback
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      • Killer03

        Killer03 Well-Known Member

        +3,437 /32
        I think he's the man for 5/8. It makes room for turbo and other outside backs (gutho as well). He's not the dynamic centre of 3 or so years ago. But he's tough and defensively awesome.
      • EagleNEST

        EagleNEST Member

        +8 /0
        AT full strength and with a halves pairing who give a ****... Lyon would be great at 3. But with the team as it is and with no Gifty on that right hand edge.... 5/8 makes more sense I agree...
      • NewwyEagle

        NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

        +1,464 /72
        Usually I'm vehemently against killer playing in 5/8 but tonight he was great, I'm starting to come around to him being our 5/8 next season.
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        • EagleFromMay1967

          EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

          +1,371 /49
          Yep, think of cap we'll save, besides, not quick enough to be centre anymore. Having said that, Hiku is no Jennings
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,532 /31
          I thought he had a great game at 5/8 tonight...I wish he was few years younger but he gives us a great option of still having a quality player without having to rush in and get someone unsuitable just to fill a spot.
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          • ManlyBacker

            ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

            +972 /7
            Killer is normally a winner. He seems to have more time to make decisions @ 5/8th than he did in the centres. He will do me in either spot. We have some hope of a victory with him anywhere on the field. We have no hope if he is missing.
          • conanu

            conanu Well-Known Member

            +2,445 /46
            Gutho will be in front of Hiku next year along with Tom T.
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            • sheridanstand78

              sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

              +4,863 /73
              If we could have one more play maker that would allow Killer to also be a hole runner that would be perfect, Jamie is such a cool player and he looked at home there. We really missed DCE's kicking game in tonights game.
            • NYEagle

              NYEagle Well-Known Member

              +1,400 /84
              He was killer
            • Paw93

              Paw93 Active Member

              +507 /15
              In the 2010 SOO series he was picked in the halves but later in the game he was shifted to his preferred position in the centres. Lyon played so much better at centre than 5/8 that I thought for a long time that centre was where he should be playing. In 2015 though, he just can't keep up and he'd be much better at 5/8.
            • Central Coast Eagle

              Central Coast Eagle Active Member

              +108 /2
              If DCE goes than I agree, but they both play the same side of the field, I think in the past when he has been moved to the left he hasn't looked as good.
            • HappilyManly

              HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +19,022 /367
              Killer was amazing, but Manly needs to find the next 5+ year 5/8
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              • Ralphie

                Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

                +2,936 /287
                Do that for 2017. Killer at 5/8th will give us breathing space for next year.
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                • The Indian

                  The Indian Well-Known Member

                  +444 /14
                  Centre every day of the week for mine. He played well yesterday - would never knock him. But I thought for much of that game we were a bit directionless in attack ( bar a couple of great touches from Stewart which got us tries ). We were only in that game because of our staunch defence and the fact the Cowboys played at about half pace with Origin players backing up and dropped a lot of ball.

                  Lets not kid ourselves. Not trying to be critical - was a great effort by everyone and very cruel what happened. But its very reflective of where we are at right now - we can give 100% effort against a team well off their game and still struggle to put enough points on them to win a game. That's just how it is now.
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                  • globaleagle

                    globaleagle Je saisis mon chapeau. Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                    +13,311 /117
                    pffffft....missed 2 kicks at goal...cost us the game.

                    def reggies next week!!!!!

                  • Mataiforerver

                    Mataiforerver Active Member

                    +249 /31
                    hiku is a NZ international, he will be a great centre next year with trbojevic outside him
                  • The Screaming Eagles

                    The Screaming Eagles Active Member

                    +186 /13
                    thank god he's not jennings. Much rather have hiku
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                    • conanu

                      conanu Well-Known Member

                      +2,445 /46
                      You forgot that we just re-signed Matai and Lyon is still contracted next year. So the only way Hiku is getting on is after either of them is injured or he is on the wing. The way Tom T is progressing I would say he is going to be on 1 wing and Jorge on the other. With a fit Gutho breathing down Hiku's neck also. Hiku needs to have a stand out year If he is planning on playing a lot next year, either that or he needs a few injuries to Lyon, Snake or Matai.

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