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Over development

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Dan, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    I was thinking, after I read about Foran coming through and developing as  5/8 that we are going to be in a position in a few years where we have an over abundance of 5/8's in the game.

    At the moment we have a complete shortage of genuine 5/8 players, I mean I could name them easily on 1 hand, the rest are just mediocre halves, back rowers or some other form of stop gap playing there.

    It seems in our game we see a problem and rush head long into fixing that problem without considering the future in more minute detail. It essentially means that if this starts to happen and we have an over abundance in that position then other positions will suffer.

    It has happened time and time again and the current shortage is a direct result of over development of back-rowers and also of the changing shape of the game and the need for size all over the park.
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,619 /204
    we also have 3 centres who have been internationals/SOO reps in the last couple of years whereas a few years ago we brought back tezza cause we could not find a thing
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Bailey could be a handy lock.
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I thought Williams was penciled in the lock position. Bailey would do and even Matai would cause some damage in that position.  Seems we have a well balanced side for the next few years.
  5. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

    +520 /35
    Jeez, Des will need to work a miracle to get Tony Williams right for the forwards - big and lazy is my impression
  6. King

    King Active Member

    +98 /5
    Josh Perry was lasy at Drugcastle ! Not very lazy now is he ??

    1.B Stewart
    2.D Williams
    3.J Lyon
    4.S Matai
    5.M Robertson
    6.C Bailey
    7.M Orford
    8.J Perry
    9.M Balin
    10.B Kite
    11.A Watmough
    12.T Williams
    13.G Stewart

    14.H Lestrange
    15.A Cuthbertson
    16.J King
    17.G Hall

    Very strong side. If Williams doesn't pull his weight he will be dropped.
  7. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

    +530 /30
    My thoughts exactly King. I wouldn't be surprised if Hargreaves is gets a chance before him anyway.
  8. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Kenny Edwards got a good wrap on the MSE match report for last weekend - he might be on the big improve next year as well
  9. Moops

    Moops Well-Known Member

    +520 /35
    Yes, but while fans were decrying the signing of Perry, I was very confident that he would come good, not so sure about Williams though?
  10. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Williams is being played on the wing (where he only plays in 1st grade) in a side that has no forward pack.

    God knows why Hagan doesn't play him in the back-row or off the bench.
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Hagan is an idiot.  I don't think he played him when they went down to Souths. 
  12. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    I hope that Tony Williams.

    1. Gets no injuries while still at the peels

    2. Des puts him thought tough training in the off season

    3. He's in the NRL side and in great form.

    4. He plays against he's old team Des tells him to run at will
      and he cuts them to ribbons.

        Now that would make my day oh well wishful thinking lol

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