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Melbourne's big play

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,608 /53
    Anyone have flashbacks to 2007 at the start of the GF the other night ?

    Ball goes out the back to Inglis, he hoists one miles up into the air, Storm come through and hit Burt high as he takes it

    I can only assume that kick was meant to go towards Hayne and they had something special in store for him
  2. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    I thought exactly the same thing KIWI... I also reckon Parra copied a tactic of us from the 2008 grand final late in the Game... Kick the Ball high to slater he is > 50% chance of dropping it. No way should he be Aussie fullback if he can't catch a ball. just my $0.02
  3. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +296 /0
    i cant remember last tuesday, let alone 2 years ago.
  4. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    Also they did try the same play in the 2008 grand final... Stewey just let the ball bounce, thankfully it went over the dead ball line.
  5. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +1,078 /51
    Yep, they tried it a few times last year. The time when Stewart let it bounce, and the other time Ballin put heaps of pressure on Inglis which resulted in a muffed kick.
  6. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

    +525 /30
    Yep that was a crucial play from Ballin, you can see he had to cover plenty of ground to get to Inglis but really put him off.
  7. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    Thinking about it now, ballin really did lift to another level for that grand final. Might have to watch the DVD tonight.

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