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Team Spines

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ralphie, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Now I know most of you won't agree with my ratings and I am taking an educated guess at what will be the spine for some teams but I think we have the standout spine in the game.

    1. Manly – 9. Ballin 7. DCE 6. Foran 1. Snake
    2. Chooks – 9. Friend 7. Pearce 6. Maloney 1. Mini / Tuivasa-Sheck
    3. Souffs – 9. Luke 7. Reynolds 6. Keary 1. Inglis
    4. Scum – 9. Smith 7. Cronk 6. ?? 1. Slater
    5. Warriors – 9. Friend 7. Johnson 6. Leuluai 1. Tomkins
    6. Canberra – 9. McCrone 7. Milford 6. Campeze 1. Robinson
    7. Penriff – 9. Segeyaro 7. Wallace 6. Soward 1. Whare
    8. Nth Qld – 9. Kostjasyn 7. Lui 6. Thurston 1. Coote????
    9. Cronulla – 9. De Gois 7. Robson 6. Carney 1. Gordon
    10. Donkeys – 9. McCulloch 7. Hunt 6. Barba 1. Hoffman
    11. Drugcastle – 9. Gidley 7. Roberts 6. Mullen 1. Boyd
    12. Parramatta – 9. Peats 7. Sandow 6. Hayne 1. Hopoate
    13. Gold Coast - 9. Srama 7. Kelly 6. Sezer 1. Zillman
    14. St Merge – 9. Rein 7. Williams 6. Stanley 1. Dugan
    15. TigPies – 9. Farah 7. Brooks 6. Moltzen 1. Tedesco
    16. Dishlickers – 9. Ennis 7. Hodkinson 6. Reynolds 1. Morris
     
  2. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    We are the best Ralphie !!!
     
  3. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    I think the dragons will be stronger with Widdop in the 6. We have the best spine no doubt.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Isn't Sutton playing 5/8 for Souths this year ?

    I doubt Whare will be the Panthers number 1 after Moylans efforts there last year

    Hayne has failed dismally at 5/8 for Parra before so I think Corey Norman will be given first crack there. Which to be honest will make them stronger because fullback is Hayne's best spot.

    I imagine Hampton will wear 6 for the Scum.
     
  5. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Bugger the spine, I look at other biological metaphors. How about the "transplant list" ie the bench. The metatarsals, ie the wings. The femurs, ie left and right second rowers. The humeruses, ie the centres.

    Manly has an excellent skeleton and organ top 17.
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  6. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Yeah I agree with your top 4, but I would put the scum higher up the list.

    And as much as I hate the scumdogs, they're spine is not 16th (unless we are talking metaphorically). There more like 12th. I would have Tigpies last.

    I think personally the teams who haven't yet played together should be down the list as it is untried. Look at NSW, year in and out, new spine and no chemistry.
     
  7. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Ok my bad, I forgot about Widdop for St Merge, but I don't think he will offer much without Cronk, Slater & Smith there for him and I also forgot about Norman for Parra, but doesn't improve them either.

    As for the dishlickers, Hodkinson is close to the worst halfback in the comp, Reynolds is enthusiastic but lacks ability, Ennis....say no more and Morris is not a fullback, period. I stand by my 16th rating.
     
  8. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Our achillies heal will be this spine. Hayne,Checcin,Perenara, Maxwell.
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    Or should i say spineless
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      The Nines were 'missing' Hayne,Perenara :cool:

      And Checcin took 'blew that whistle Ref' literally :dodgy:
       
    • Jatz Crackers

      Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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      Yep, they held up a headless chook last year.
       

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