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News: Lyon may be thrown to the Dragons

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    <p>HE MIGHT have been ruled out of State of Origin III next Wednesday night, but that might not stop the centre playing for Manly three days earlier.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4069-lyon-may-be-thrown-to-the-dragons.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    He was ruled out of State of Origin on Monday morning but injured Manly centre Jamie Lyon is poised to make a shock comeback and play Sunday's big match against NRL front-runners St George Illawarra.

    Lyon was at rehab on Wednesday at Manly's Narrabeen headquarters and is now ready to confront the Dragons, despite an ankle injury rubbing him out of Wednesday's State of Origin match in Brisbane.

    Because he was ruled out by the New South Wale medical staff, Lyon is free to play for Manly.

    Lyon had scans on an ankle sprain, sustained in the Monday night match against the Bulldogs, before withdrawing from the Blues team.

    He was replaced by Bulldogs centre Josh Morris.

    "In the end, our medical staff will be the final judges," said Manly coach Des Hasler. "We will certainly give Jamie up until Sunday morning to prove his fitness."

    NSWRL chief executive Geoff Carr said Lyon would not break any rules by playing the Dragons.

    "A player can progress fast through a week," he said.

    "If he hasn't recovered enough to train properly for NSW and we elect against using him, which we did, then if he wakes up feeling OK on Sunday, there is nothing to prevent him from playing for Manly."

    Lyon was a reluctant NSW player this season but still played in the opening two matches against Queensland.

    He will have intense physiotherapy this week in a bid to be be fit for Sunday's encounter.

    "We know it is an established policy," said Dragons chief executive Peter Doust.

    "He may have been ruled out because he couldn't train with NSW.

    "That may not be the same with his club side because he knows all their plays.

    "The NSW doctor ruled him out, so he can play (against us). We don't have a problem with that."

    Hasler has named Steve Matai and Ben Farrar as his centre combination for the Dragons game.

    Should Lyon play, Farrar would shift to the wing with Andrew Suniula expected to be dropped.

    "Jamie was disappointed he was unable to be fit for the third State of Origin game," said Lyon's manager, George Mimis.

    "However if he improves toward the back-end of the week, I'm sure that he will be keen to take his position for Manly."

  3. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,307 /13
    Monday morning?

    You would think that these reporters would get somebody to proof read their reports before letting it go to ink wouldn't you? How could he get ruled out by the NSWRL medical staff on Monday morning when he wasn't injured? As far as I'm aware, he wasn't injured in the game that Manly played 15 days previous to Monday and hadn't been injured at anytime in the lead up to Monday nights game against the Bulldogs. Wake up Mr Reporter (Dean Richie). He was ruled out by the NSWRL medical staff on Tuesday morning after playing against the Bulldogs on Monday night. How can anyone take anything you say as credible when you cannot get the simplest of facts correct?
  4. Pearso

    Pearso Member

    +2 /0
    The DT has a pole should he be allowed to play for manly? FFS they are making out that he himself pulled out of the NSW team. It was the medical staff that ruled him out, more than likely because he wouldn't have been able to train with the team. St George don't have a problem with him playing and no one else should either if he can prove he's fit, which he still has to do.
  5. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    St G would be a bit rich having a problem when Cooper and Hornby were ruled out of City/Country and then played a day after the game for the Dragons. Rothfield is stirring up trouble.

    He must get paid by the number of Parramatta etc morons contribute to his blog.
  6. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Weedler on the Footie Show last night claimed he had spoken to Jamie in the last hour and that he was a 'no chance' of playing on Sunday. With his scoops I guess it means he is now a certainty to front the Dragqueens!

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