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No Sam/Teo= No Souths

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The old power game that won the premiership in 2014 is definately gone....
    Shows the impact of big Sam & the under rated Ben Teo.
    Rolled them up the middle all night & the Burgess bros still there have dropped in aggression & even appear smaller & softer than in 2014.....maybe its attitude or lack of it, without the other 2 leading them??
    Good as Inglis is, against the better teams without quality go foward - will struggle to make an impact...perfect.
     
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    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Love your observations as always maxta, last year it was three burgess hit ups and maybe a Clarke then kick for a wingers or if someone made a break gi would be chiming in.
      It should be worse fir them next year I hope. Souffs fans I know are worried about their run to the finals andcrunning out of steam.
       
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      • mave

        mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Mental fatigue and desire is Souths biggest enemy this year.

        Sam had a massive effect on inspiring the troops.
        Souths miss that even more than his metres.
         
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        • IQofalimabean

          IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

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          Those burgess brothers are good but their no Jake Trbojevic.
           
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          • Ryan

            Ryan Well-Known Member

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            I wouldn't swap Jake for any other prop in the world right now. None.
             
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            • sheridanstand78

              sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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              Any team that loses Burgess is going to be weaker and Teo did such a good job for them even if he is an A grade thug!

              The vermin are suffering from a bit of a hang over and each week they are being targeted. If they stay in the top 4 they still have the team to do some damage, they have a really tough draw that will either prime them or they will bomb out.

              Manly showed on Friday that if you play faster, the vermin struggle on the fringes. Look at Manlys first try, a big example of that.
               
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              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                Very VERY hard to go back to back in the modern era.

                Every single team , even the ones right down the bottom lift when they play last years Premiers.

                And yes they certainly miss the big Burgi!
                 
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                • KOMORI

                  KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                  They're missing the aforementioned players no doubt. They're missing the lopsided penalty counts and massive leg-ups they "earned" last year more..
                   
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                  • Chip and Chase

                    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    The hangover from celebrating the end of a 40 year premiership drought will last a couple of seasons I reckon. Hard to stay up and hungry after getting that crusted on monkey off you back finally. I'd say they are still celebrating and just making up numbers this year.
                     
                  • Bradza

                    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    And they're missing some suspect cutting edge sports science that was quietly ceased even though it helped them steamroll everyone at the backend of 2015. Hmmmm, now why would they do that and why aren't the journos asking questions?!
                     
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                  • Lord Eagleton

                    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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                    Agree. Inglis shines with a number of other big presences in the team. He cant do it on his own...
                     
                  • Clay

                    Clay Well-Known Member

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                    Sam yes but i think Teo is overated. Teo is a good player but he is not marquee and has no where near the impact of a Sam Burgess.
                    Jake T is 5x the player today then Teo ever was. If Teo was so good he wouldn't of had to go to Irish rugby for a big paycheck.
                     
                  • Shoe1

                    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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                    Gi was great the other night in a beaten team. He saved at least 2 tries, and got out of the in goal well when Brett was there to stop him.
                     
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                    • Bradza

                      Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      And that makes him great? They needed heaps more out of him in attack. He plays when he feels like it.
                       
                    • bones

                      bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      Souths finish with NQ in Townsville, then the bulldogs, Brisbane and Roosters. They could lose all four and be the ones to miss the finals.
                       
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                      • KOMORI

                        KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                        Ahhhh the mythical "patches" that were banned everywhere else, seemingly gave them a physical edge, and which they don't use any more... Don't look too closely @Bradza fairytales are supposed to have a happy ending!
                         
                      • Rex

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                        • Killer03

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                          It was always going to be tough to replicate last year, and the loss of Burgess and Teo is huge.

                          It's funny to think there was talk of them going undefeated at the start of the year. I always laugh when I hear that kind of rubbish.
                           
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                          • HoldenV8

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                            Yeah I'm no fan of the diver but he was far and away the Vermin's best on Friday night. If Souffs didn't have him we'd have hit 40 against them.
                             
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                            • Paw93

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                              Next year with the number of interchanges reduced, their big forwards will start getting tired much earlier in the game and the more mobile, quicker forwards like Jake and Starling will put them on show. Really excited to see how the game pans out next year! Hoping to see Mateo shine a lot more with the bigger guys not being able to tackle him in numbers due to fatigue.
                               

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