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Two Great Half Backs

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, May 4, 2013.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

    +452 /52
    Guys and girls, i have watched every manly game this year with no real confidence in our attacking ability, we really seem to do the whole sliding across field motion alot , or the back line move were Stewart has not once had the speed to get on the outside of defender..... no one seems to straighten up and hit the line back against the grain,(symonds has a couple of times with good results) it seems all side ways getting picked of to easy... and its not dangerous and easy to defend, defence just slides until we run out of room, its been happening for weeks, anyway my point being i really was hoping for more from the two great halves in our club,(both on and off the field) if thats the best an immortal and club legend can muster up......its not good enough, we have two talented halves which are on big coin, they must be unleashed for us to be a threat this year. Go you mighty eagles.
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,440 /192

    Guilty of it last week a little, also a little vs Sharks sometimes. Both due to good defence.

    Our wingers have scored 10 tries, centres 6 tries.

    Btw we only have one half back.
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,881 /65
    Our points scored aren't far down on all the other stop sides, no concerns here from me

    We were very close to a lot of tries v Souths but lacked the finishing touch, much like Souths did in the 1st 20 last night
  4. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

    +452 /52
    Disagree, we made those defences look better then they are by being so predicable, yes we have one hlf back on the field and two , on the side line coaching us...
    I mentioned halves both times, which means half back and five eight, what do you think it means............ i dont understand your we only have one half back comment?
  5. Chip and Chase

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

    +8,599 /80
    I don't have a problem with our attack this year. I think we have already shown more variety and penetration then we did last season. I like what I've seen so far and our F&A would support that. Last week we were met by some pretty handy defence but still created some good opportunities that just lacked a bit of luck in finish.
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    • Brissie Kid

      Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

      +1,176 /19
      Where Snake used to beat defence in sweep plays with blinding speed into a gap he now beats them with very good speed and a great passing game. He'll do me.
    • MWSE

      MWSE Well-Known Member

      +335 /2
      I fail to see your point with this discussion. Do you so quickly forget the earlier rounds when we were dominating due to kicking and Foz's hole running??

      The game last week we struggled in because our forwards couldn't get a quick roll on at the ruck. Hence leaving less time for the halves to click.

      Its easy to forget how young in years these two guys are. Would love for TC to come in and rubbish this thread.
    • silvertail

      silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +443 /9
      Have no fear for later in the season.

      It was the smart thing to do to overplay bunnies out wide. We tore them to shreds out wide last year. To their credit, their defence was strong last Friday. Merrit is still a crap defender, and lucky for him that he got good cover on more than one occasion last week.

      I am sure that we will rebalance our direct vs spread game next time and punish them more decisively than the 6 line breaks we achieved last Friday.
    • Matabele

      Matabele Well-Known Member

      +516 /14
      Is this a gee up?
    • Jatz Crackers

      Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

      +1,475 /8
      Im not going to rubbish the original poster or the content bagging our attack.

      I will however just point to Souths defense last week for your answer. It looked not disimilar to us in early 08.

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