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so - does Foran get a break?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by bazeagle, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

    +568 /107
    the RL world cup has to be the longest event ever - does Foran get a holiday before training and the new season begins?
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +10,554 /215
    Greg should offer to give him his Hong Kong prize.
  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +19,029 /367
    They have 4 weeks off over Xmass.

    Foz's Bec is expecting their first baby at about the Nines Tournament time, so he may not represent then.

    I think that the work schedule for the two Teams that play in the GF and then are chosen to represent in the RLWC and Nines, is bordering on cruelty :cool:

    I'm glad that Choc and the Stewarts had time off and cleared their heads from the stress of competing :angel:
  4. Frogz

    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,933 /43
    Fure sure HM...Choc hasn't had an off season for a long long time, it must catch up...Whilst the Stewarts will be bback better than ever after a spell.....Just like Quality Racehorses....better for the spell
  5. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +3,437 /32
    Lucky Foz is young, if he was another 3 or 5 years older I'd be thinking it's break time. Especially given the way he plays the game......full steam ahead with no thought of self preservation.
  6. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,250 /109
    I'd imagine Foz and DCE wont be back training hard till after Xmas. The great thing is that the Stewarts,Choc,Lyon,Ballin,Horo,Lawrence,Wolf and Matai are all having a long break meaning they will be back fresh and fit for 2014.
  7. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +1,621 /7
    Shouldn't think player welfare even hit the nrl radar
  8. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

    +568 /107
    spot on
    it's insane to put players through what amounts to back to back big games not to mention the training - burn out factor is a reality no matter how good the conditioning and training regimen
  9. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

    +372 /4
    Don't forget we have the nines in February.
  10. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,081 /12
    Foz and DCE will need a break. Hopefully they wont' train until the new year.

    Unless they have to represent for the 9's
  11. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,103 /49
    Foz definitely earnt a well deserved rest.

    I think the world cup will do a great halves a world of good.
  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +19,029 /367
    Sonny Bill Williams credits Kieran Foran for surge in form at Rugby League World Cup :huh::mad:

    November 28, 2013 - 1:57AM
    Brad Walter

    Sonny Bill Williams believes he is playing better in the World Cup than he did this season for Sydney Roosters and has praised roommate Kieran Foran for helping him to take his game to another level.

    Williams, who spearheaded the Roosters to the minor premiership and grand final double in his first season back after five years of playing union, said the competitiveness of the Manly five-eighth had pushed him to work even harder at training and in games.

    "Kieran has given me that hunger that I probably used to have when I was at the Bulldogs," Williams told Fairfax Media. "As I have gotten older I have gone more into the scientific aspect of footy where you need to rest your body or you need to do this or you need to do that but he has taken me back to that old-school mentality where you just go hard.

    "I think it's the Manly way – they don't hold back, they just rip in and go hard no matter what."

    Williams' work rate in last Saturday's epic 20-18 defeat of England was phenomenal, with the 28-year-old former All Blacks star making 150 metres from 19 runs and a team-high 36 tackles.

    He was also outstanding in the defeat of Papua New Guinea earlier in the tournament but lasted just 33 minutes in the quarter-final against Scotland before succumbing to a neck injury.

    "I think Kieran is the reason I have been playing such good footy in this tournament," Williams said. "I feel like I have taken it up to another level in this World Cup and instead of just being able to pace myself, I can go to a level and just keep going. With his attitude towards life and his attitude towards footy, me and him have got on like a house on fire.

    "We are pretty much in each other's pockets and we don't leave each other's sides:s but that is because we get the best out of each other in a footy sense."

    Foran, 23, who has capained New Zealand twice, has taken on the responsibility of directing the team around on the field so halfback Shaun Johnson can concentrate on his game.

    However, he still produced a cross-field bomb which almost secured victory in the 75th minute for the Kiwis after Williams flew high but could not hold the ball.

    Johnson then scored with 20 seconds remaining to break England's hearts after George Burgess had been penalised for a high shot on Williams during his third run of the previous set.

    Williams said playing with Foran was similar to doing so with Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce, who coincidentally grew up playing alongside Foran and remains close friends with him.

    "Kieran is a special talent and I don't think he gets the accolades he deserves. He is probably not the flashiest player but to me he is a bit like Junior, they just give their all. Foz probably wouldn't want me saying this but Pearcey has probaby got a little bit more to him than Foz :mad: but Foz won't stop. He won't give an inch and he is as stubborn as I am and I think that has rubbed off on me."

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sonny-bill-williams-credits-kieran-foran-for-surge-in-form-at-rugby-league-world-cup-20131127-2y96k.html#ixzz2ls6iUZHp
    SBW thinks comparing a half back to a five eighth is valid :huh:

    Foz needs to line SBW up with a few hospital passes in the Finals :idea:
  13. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +190 /2
    I'd rather Rudolph and Littlejohn play in the trials and World Nines, so they can start developing a halves combination just in case.

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