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R17 MANLY NSW CUP V ILLAWARRA

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fairy Bower, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Fairy Bower

    Fairy Bower Active Member

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    Illawarra Cutters Vs Manly Sea Eagles
    WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah, Saturday, July 6
    Kick-off: 1.10pm

    Referee: Daniel Olford
    Broadcast: LIVE on Fox Sports 1

    1. Peta Hiku
    2. Ben Farrar
    3. Clinton Gutherson
    4. Troy Savage
    5. Jacob Gagan
    6. Dane Chisholm
    7. Zac Nicholls
    8. David Gower
    9. Liam Higgins
    10. Ligi Sao
    11. Kayse Greer
    12. Nick Skinner
    13. Dylan Strickland

    15. Ben Musolino
    16. James Cunningham
    17. Michael Chee Kam
    18. Jesse Sene-Lefao
    19. Justin Lemalu

    COACH: Luke Williamson
    http://www.nswrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=78379&title=vb-nsw-cup-team-lists---round-seventeen
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    The two 2 dads on the bench returning from injury should help the side.

    Also looks like Hasson is OK and will play next week (or at least warm the bench for 80 minutes)
     
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    • Fairy Bower

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      Illawarra Cutters team;

      1. Bronx Goodwin
      2. Kyle Martens
      3. Kose Lelei
      4. James Toole
      5. Gus Aiga
      6. Todd Ryan
      7. Harry Siejka
      8. Shannon Wakeman
      9. Damien Cook
      10. Jarrad Hickey (c)
      11. Willie Mataka
      12. Daniel Vidot
      13. Will Matthews

      14. Nathan Dureau
      15. Josh Toole
      16. Evrett Vaurasi
      19. Craig Garvey
      20. Naseri Naseri

      COACH: Paul McGregor
       
    • Mals

      Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Good chance for our boys to knock off a near rival (2 spots above us) & hopefully start climbing the ladder...

      http://www.nswrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=nswc-ladder
       
    • Fairy Bower

      Fairy Bower Active Member

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      I notice Jason Seage has again been shunned. WTF is going on Luke Williamson?
       
    • Eagle power

      Eagle power New Member

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      I agree FB have been watching some of the home games, where is Jason Seage, Esi Tonga, Dom Nasso, Dean Mcglinchey saw this guy play against Mounties big and fast haven't seen him since, how could you leave any of these out ? Are they injured?
       
    • Fairy Bower

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      Not sure about Tonga but Nasso, Seage and McGlinchy are all fit and available for selection. McGlinchy has been shunned nearly all season but every time Ive seen him play he kills it and he is a big unit. At one stage when we had a lot of injuries Williamson still wouldnt pick him.

      Zac Nicholls a good prospect from our SG Ball has been filling in at half back while Seage was injured but he is struggling at this level. Last weekend he knocked the ball on twice, kicked the ball out on the full and threw a wild pass for Windsor to intercept and score a try. So what happens this week? Williamson again picks him in front of Seage who is in the NRL squad.
       
    • Fairy Bower

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      Don't forget folks - LIVE on Fox Sports. Here is the preview from http://www.nswrl.com.au/default.aspx?s=article-display&id=78489&title=vb-nsw-cup-previews---round-seventeen

      Illawarra Cutters Vs Manly Sea Eagles
      WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah, Saturday, July 6
      Kick-off: 1.10pm

      Referee: Daniel Olford
      Broadcast: LIVE on Fox Sports 1

      Summary: Two sides do battle here that can’t afford to head home with anything less than the two competition points. The Cutters were unable to make up any ground on the sides in front of them last round when their match with the Bears was postponed until Monday week due to the big wet while Manly were valiant in defeat against Windsor, but unfortunately, valiancy does not bring with it any competition points. Some quick calculations suggest that 28 competition points is probably the number in terms of qualifying for the finals, meaning that Manly (12) and Illawarra (14) both have some work to do. Both sides do have a bye to come, but so to do most of the sides that they look to be competing with for a top eight spot. Realistically Manly would need to win seven of their last eight clashes while Illawarra will probably need to win six of their last nine. Either way, a loss for either side here, probably just about ends their season for all intents and purposes. Peta Hiku returns for Manly after spending considerable time in the top grade of late, and this sees young Clinton Gutherson shift into the centres while for the Cutters there has been a host of positional changes, particularly in their backline.

      Talking Point: Just wild about Harry – Harry Siejka stepped straight into the fold for the Cutters against Wyong a fortnight ago after his mid-season shift from the Vulcans, and while the club probably wouldn’t admit it publicly, their season largely sits on his young shoulders right now. With Josh Drinkwater’s form not up to scratch of late and few other halves options presenting themselves to the club, they were forced to move and move quickly to gain the services of the former NSW Under 20s Representative. The Cutters look to have a fairly decent run coming up with a number of home games to come as well as some very winnable away games, and if Siejka can gel with his new team mates quickly, an unlikely finals spot is still not out of the question.

      Prediction: Leaning towards the home side but Manly are capable of the upset. Cutters by 7.
       
    • Masked Eagle

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      Gutherson moving to the centres instead of dropping back to 20s is a key selection.
       
    • Fairy Bower

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      Just found out that Esi Tonga has left the club. Not happy with Luke Williamson. When will the club sort out the Willo problem?
       
    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      No loss. Not of 1st grade standard. Tootles..
       
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      • Fluffy

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        was handy backup for when we get into strife but will not be a big loss that is for sure. Still it does say a bit that a bloke who is striving to make a dollar would rather quit.
         
      • Shoe1

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        Maybe he found a job that pays more than $60k? Lots of guys make such a choice in their mid 20s, especially fringe 1st graders. It's a hard job being a league player.
         
      • eagles2win

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        Maybe Wilo hasn't got photo's of the goat but is the goat.
         
      • CAMBO

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        Lol gutherson has the DCE special haircut. The kid looks great.
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Chiz should get a run in TSV, great variety in his many kicks :idea:

        The young Ref is also quick and decisive :angel:

        Great to see the Manly Defence in action.
        Well deserved win :angel:
         
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        • Napper

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          Ligi Sao and MCK >>>> NRL ASAP!!
           
        • Vyssini

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          Congratulations to the boys on a big effort to come back from a horror start.
           
        • Darren

          Darren Well-Known Member

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          any scores or things you have noticed Napper?? Are you there?
           
        • Napper

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          Yeah mate just leaving now.

          Manly got up 26-24. Dug deep in the end forced errors and got the goods.

          stand outs

          MCK (although playing through injury) looked dangerous with every touch. Ligi Sao is exactly what we need in nrl. Every carry is strong. Farrar is past it. Poor guy looks so slow.
           
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