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This weeks team

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by jwaa, May 25, 2010.

  1. jwaa

    jwaa member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +84 /6
    Ben Farrar
    Michael Robertson
    Jamie Lyon (c)
    Kieran Foran
    Tony Williams
    Chris Bailey
    Trent Hodkinson
    Jason King (c)
    Matt Ballin
    Josh Perry
    Anthony Watmough
    Shane Rodney
    Glenn Stewart

    Interchange from: Joe Galuvao, Brent Kite, Matt Cross, Terence Seu Seu, Jamie Buhrer

  2. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

    +530 /30
    Surely this is just a bit of smoke and mirrors by Des.
    I really doubt he would break up the combo of Foran and Hodkinson. My guess is Whare or Hoppa will come in at the last minute.

    Have to remember that this is how Des put Foran in 1st grade last year, just to ease the pressure on a debutant.

    Then again this could be wishful thinking.
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    O Dear
  4. jwaa

    jwaa member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +84 /6
    You would hope so, but after last weeks game im not so sure.

    I think that Bailey would do a fine job at centre, hes just a long way away from being a decent 5/8th. I dont understand the rationale of having world class centres at the expense of your halves. Last week Des showed he thinks otherwise

  5. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

    +305 /2
    Bailey and Foran to switch hopefully but i can see why Des would have Foran at centre as he's more of an attacker whereas Bailey does, well...

    Seu Seu to drop if Ballin pulls up fine.  

    If the origin guys have no injuries then it'll be another 16 man jobwith Buhrer coming on only for an injury like he did when Matai went off.

    Wonder when Rose is due back, but we still need a utility on the bench which is pretty much Bailey.

    Hopefully the Blues smash Thurston's shoulder to pieces and Mason and Webb have a biff in the car park before the game
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Cowboys v Sea Eagles
    Referees: Jason Robinson and Alan Shortall
    Sideline Officials: Daniel Eastwood and Adam Gee
    Video Referee: Phil Cooley
  7. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 /0
    I wouldn't mind Seu Seu on the bench this time as even superman Ballin might struggle to play 80 minutes twice in a couple of days. 

    Better than having Buhrer there just getting splinters. 
  8. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Des may just take his own 'wft team selection' crown by putting Foran in center.

    Ive seen him pull out some doozies over the last few years but this one would well and truly take the cake.
  9. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,575 /80
    They are only numbers on backs of jumpers so don't get all excited about who is wearing 3, 4, 6 and 7. There's enough experience and skill between Killer, Foran and Bailey to share the load and get something happening. I doubt Des will rely on Bailey to drive the attack if we have Lyon and Foran fit and ready to go.
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Re Bailey at five eighth.

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
  11. Cliffy4PM

    Cliffy4PM Active Member

    +56 /11
    My old man is gunna  have a fit. You could have school kids playing centre and wing with Foran at 5/8 and it would still work but Bailey?
  12. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

    +310 /0
    Bailey wont play at 5/8th if Foran is fit & if Foran runs out wearing 3 he'll be fit. Easy stuff.

    No point having a fit about something that wont happen.
  13. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Play Gift at 5/8 and move Bailey to the forwards - (I hope)
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,384 /402
    Move Bailey to Cessnock....only then will he fulfill his duties befitting of his playing ability - somewhere in the coal mines.
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Bailey will defend at 5/8 and play in the centre. Foran will do the opposite. Parra got the field position to score their winning try as Bailey was slow to come across and defend in Matai's spot (whilst he was off injured). Inu got through, made a long bust and gave them the field position for Robson's try. A few other times Bailey just made the tackle. Foran would have cleaned up quickly, as his line speed is better and he will handle backs with footwork more effectively in defence.
  16. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,730 /120
    hahahaha gold
  17. jwaa

    jwaa member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +84 /6
    We can only hope.

    He left the NSW 5/8 out in the Centres last week, we cant rule out him doing the same for NZ's Halfback this week.

    I dont understand leaving Bailey in the middle for defence, then switching for attack, Foran is the better defender of the two. Maybe hes a little more injured than we were led to believe...

    I guess we will find out on the day, Im just frustrated with Des's persistence with Bailey as a playmaker, ****, Seu Seu would do a better job

  18. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,730 /120

    I think naming Lyon at 5/8 for NSW is more a product of bad selections and poor coaching choices by Bellamy rather than Lyon being the best NSW 5/8 going.
  19. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,615 /203
    Add to that we are better off for choices in the centres than 5/8's

    Agree with CW as well.
  20. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Cooper and Tahu are better choices???

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