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Raiders 2017 - The biggest pack in history?

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  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    Forward pack that is. Not a pack of ****s. Although.....lol

    RICKY Stuart could command a Green Machine engine room next season that packs more pounds per man than any other in rugby league history.

    Having handed former Maroons man mountain Dave Taylor a train-and-trial contract for the pre-season, the Raiders’ monster pack could clock in at an average of 108.1 kilos across its forward rotation if Taylor makes the grade.

    That would tip them over Des Hasler’s massive Bulldogs contingent of 2013, when his hulking big men were dubbed the biggest the game had seen at an average of 106.3 kilos.

    Read more...http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...79f879795e28f1eb6ee134021a872?from=public_rss
     
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    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Souths were huge right across the park the year they won the comp, but so far the giant Dogs teams and the Raiders haven't taken the top prize. Nevertheless, it is a truism in rugby league going back as far as I can recall - a good big man will always beat a good little man. (With a few notable exceptions that prove the rule, thank you Tooves).
       
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      • swoop

        swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Yep, and that worked well for both teams until the finals where they were caught out by teams with smaller more mobile forwards.
         
      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        • BOZO

          BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          The mobile smaller forwards could not stop the Fifita grand final winning try .
           
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          • SeaEagleRock8

            SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Asofa-Solomona would have stopped him but he was unavailable so they had to use midgets like Bromwich and McLean.
             
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            • manlyfan76

              manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Myles will sh1t all over them like a cheap hotel hallway.
               
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              • BOZO

                BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Every picture tells a story and the 116 kg Big Fifita steam rolled his way over Munster 89kg , Smith 90 kg and Welsh 105kg and over the try line
                 
              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                Something we lack!!

                Somebody on here has " Props win Grand Finals" in their Moniker, and have to agree.

                We need a big angry one and whilst Darcy was great this year he doesn't exactly strike fear in the opposition!!
                 
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                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  OK this one we agree on. Maybe we have one ready to break on through in 2017, and we do need it. Maybe Meehan, who knows?
                   
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                  • swoop

                    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    The two specific teams I was talking about was the dogs and the raiders where they had mostly big blokes in there pack, sure you needs some big blokes up front but you also need the smaller more mobile forwards as well.
                     
                  • BOZO

                    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    I understand what you are saying but IMO the big man do the damage .This is why they say which ever teams pack dominates most of the time wins the game
                     
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                    • BOZO

                      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Towards the end of the season Darcy did make an impact and that's what you want from your forwards
                       
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                      • Andrew..

                        Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        It's amazing to think that blokes like Terry Randall and Mal Reilly wouldn't have tipped the scales at any more than 100kgs.
                         
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                        • Moondog

                          Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          I'd take both of them in their prime over big slugs like Kasiano or Junior Paulo.
                           
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                          • CBreeagles

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                            Gallen recently said he'd love to fight SBW in the ring, but the one league player he wouldn't fight would be Willis Meehan. If he transfers that fear mongering to the NRL then happy days.
                             
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                            • Fluffy

                              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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                              Its not like we are far behind

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                              Meehan 130 (although that will come down no doubt)
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                              Hoppa? Bigger than Will @ 97
                               
                            • Andrew..

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                              Don't forget Shaun Lane 115
                               
                            • Crusher_Cleal

                              Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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                              Taylor is a has-been and won't significantly alter the Raiders play, imo. I just can't see him being on the field long enough to do that, although he will obviously have some impact on some games.
                               
                            • Stuey Davis Socks

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                              Yep, the game has certainly changed even from the late eighties e.g. Steve Folkes playing his entire career in the Dogs' second row at an intimidating 85kgs
                               

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