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Team v Raiders

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by madmax, May 22, 2016.

  1. madmax

    madmax Well-Known Member

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    If all players are available (as it appears at this stage) & apart from Taupau:-
    B Stewart
    J Taufua
    D Walker
    J Lyon / S Matai
    Tom T
    A Koroisau / J Lyon
    DCE
    D Lussick
    M Parcell
    B Lawrence
    L Brown
    J Buhrer
    Jake T

    Res:
    S Matai / A Koroisau
    S Vave
    N Myles
    AFB

    Matai off the bench & causing big problems for the opposition after 20 minutes & keeping his body in tact for short bursts. I also think we missed AFB's chargers thru the middle last night.
     
  2. brad

    brad Well-Known Member

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    What ever happens man lyon has to stay at 6 and bring api off the bench. We cant f... around with these combos anymore . Killer is a proven 6 and a great foil for dce so enough tampering for this year anyway. Other then that its a very good side .
     
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    • madmax

      madmax Well-Known Member

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      What do you think about Matai off the bench?
       
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      • mozgrame

        mozgrame Well-Known Member

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        I like the combination of Daly and Jamie in the halves. We can utilise Jamie's kicking game better from there. However, I like Api's energy and enthusiasm when he plays. We would have beaten the raiders last night had we played them, so I'd be tempted to field the same side again if I were Trent. We have been calling for a 'shake up/try something different' from Trent, and it worked well.

        Matai off the bench, I'm not sure of. His body would benefit from it, but I think he is an 80 minute centre more than an impact forward. The idea gets floated a bit now and then, and I'm sure Steve would play wherever asked. He wouldn't be the first centre to gravitate to the pack, but I don't think it would suit him.
         
      • Ryan

        Ryan Well-Known Member

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        Don't carry Koroisou, Buhrer, Parcell and Brown all together. Need to lose one there.
         
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        • Turbo

          Turbo Well-Known Member

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          We have to win its impossible for us to lose IMO we have a full strength team without Marty, we have lost 3 in a row we have 2 weeks to get ready. I'm backing us to win but if we don't top 8 is out of the question
           
        • brad

          brad Well-Known Member

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          Could be a masterstroke and preserve him . I was very impressed with tom in the centres. A shame we don't have another gun fullback for next season because i would leave him with walker at 3 or 4. Potent.
           
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          • Woodsie

            Woodsie played strong, done good.

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            This is my first and last ever team list.

            B Stewart
            J Taufua
            D Walker
            S Matai
            Tom T
            J Lyon
            DCE
            Myles
            M Parcell
            B Lawrence
            T symonds
            J Buhrer
            Jake T

            Res:
            Brown
            S Vave
            Starling
            AFB

            Who starts and who comes off the bench to me is a weekly proposition dependent on perceived strengths or weaknesses of the opposition.

            Lussick, Given him plenty of time, no better today than he was when he debuted. Very little impact and too many dumb plays. (Gooorrrnne)

            Api, great individual player, but he plays in positions that require him to get the best out of others. In this he fails. No use being a standout in a losing side. (Only value to me is as an energetic impact player of the bench)
             
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            • double hoops

              double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              Id say let's stay open minded about going smaller and playing an API, Godinet, Skivvy not as a hooker, but as a smaller impact roving player aka a Tyrone Peaches.

              My concern all week since Tuesday was how the two smaller back rowers would go starting together and then Leary on the bench.

              . I'll accept I was wrong, it worked and balanced us, except I am not sure Leary is in the type of form to be in the top grade ATM.

              As watching the game I think our backrowers being smaller was exactly what we needed, Baz got it right. It balanced our squad.

              When we think about it, we aren't short of big boppers this year. Jake is a prop playing lock. We have 2 genuine starting props. And then we have either 2 or 3 genuine props on the bench.

              We no longer are playing a second rowers sized player like Hasson and getting him to play up.

              I'm willing to say maybe even another small, mobile, quick guy in the front line, with more speed then Leary next to a prop really has Merrit.

              Defensively Brown and Bruhrer had the line speed and mobility to put pressure on and makes a tackle, hold the player up. Then the big boppers arrived and we drove the sharkies back.

              As long as we aren't too staggered creating gaps for the opposition in defence. But how silly and narrow minded were we, of course the way you balance big is add small.

              If that is the case, Skivvy playing a roaming Rover role using his speed in both defence and attack has real Merrit.

              His work rate will double but his time on the field would probably more then be halved as well.

              I honestly think we drop Leary and an API or Skivvy play that role. Mindful they are likely standing next to Vave.
               
            • davohan123

              davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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              I totally agree , Friday weeks game is season defining in my books.

              If TB who will have had 2 weeks to prepare a side to play the raiders who will be coming off a 5 day turnaround cannot get this side up and win serious questions needs to be raised.

              Also having basically a full strength line up ( except Marty) really gives him no excuses.
               
            • ricardo

              ricardo Well-Known Member

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              Stewart
              Hex
              Walker
              Matai
              Tom T
              Lyon
              DCE
              Vave
              Parcell
              Lawrence
              Brown
              Buhrer
              Jake T

              Res:
              Lussick
              Giant Dwarf
              Starling
              AFB

              7 props. 7
               
            • HoldenV8

              HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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              For mine we should line up like:

              FB - Brett Stewart
              WG - Jorge Taufua / Brayden Wiliame
              CE - Dylan Walker
              CE - Steve Matai
              WG - Tom Trbojevic
              FE - Jamie Lyon (c)
              HB - Daly Cherry-Evans
              PR - Brenton Lawrence
              HK - Matt Parcell
              PR - Nate Myles
              SR - Lewis Brown
              SR - Jamie Buhrer
              LK - Jake Trbojevic.

              Res - Josh Starling, Addin Fonua-Blake, Siosaia Vave, Tom Symonds

              AFB in for Lussick is a no brainer for me. Darcy is missing too many tackles and giving away too many silly penalties to be in first grade right now. And I would drop Leary like a bad habit and have T-Red on the bench. If Taufua is fit then play him, otherwise I'd have Wiliame on the wing.
               
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