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2015 Defence

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SwornEagle, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

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    Defence wins premierships and our defence this season looks unorganized, uintimidating and brittle. The left hand side constantly play on the back of their heels allowing teams to Gain easy yards resulting in easy tries.

    We are losing the battle up the middle, allows teams at least 10metres whenever they choose. We have no gang tackles and aren't stopping momentum.

    Looks at times that the guys are putting in but just seems to be a different defensive attitude

    What do you think we can do to turn it around this season?
     
  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    We are not losing the battle in the middle.

    We are not even contesting it.
     
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    • Andrew..

      Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Buy a **** load of better forwards before round 13... lol
      Seriously though, I wish I had a good answer to your question but your guess is as good as mine.
       
    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Defence goes to **** when you've got 10 players out, and to top it off you lose more players during the game.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Cant believe I am going to say this because I never liked him, but has anyone got Jason Kings phone number?
       
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      • Kue

        Kue Active Member

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        A consistent line up would be a start.

        Blair, Williame and Hiku not being part of it would make a difference as well.

        We will come good as players start to return and gel but this year is a write off.
         
      • EagleFromMay1967

        EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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        Our D was MUCH better under the Dalai Arthur.
         
      • simon_eagle

        simon_eagle Well-Known Member

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        Mason should have retired while he still had a slight amount of respect in the league. He is embarrassing himself (and the Club) out there.

        Anyone else worried by the form of Ballin? Usually so reliable but at present, he is offering nothing in attack and giving away silly penalties. Hodges must play a bigger part in the games to come.
         
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        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Thanks for that insight !
           
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          • the mauler

            the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            So was our injury list.
             
          • Mavin

            Mavin Well-Known Member

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            I agree with the injuries in attack but defence comes from attitude and we are lacking that at the moment.

            One bad call against us and we drop our heads and go 2 water.

            I hope Mason doesn't get another contract he just isn't the future.
             
          • Simonmyers11

            Simonmyers11 Well-Known Member

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            Ballin and particularly Lyon look a lot slower out there this year. Even our better players are struggling
             
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            • BOZO

              BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              You did have a good answer . Buy a load of forwards . At full strength player for player we have the worst go forward statistics in the NRL .
               
            • BOZO

              BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Lyon played injured
               
            • EagleNEST

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              Nevertheless... so did DCE and he at least gave a good account of himself.

              Is Killer finished? is Ballin finished? is Stewart finished?

              I need another Makers Mark.
               
            • Mavin

              Mavin Well-Known Member

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              They both have played a lot of football I'm not sure Lyon will continue next year.

              Ballin 2 more years I'm not sure if that was wise I hope we continue to introduce Hodges for extra spark.
               
            • XV-1

              XV-1 Well-Known Member

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              Ballin needs to put his headgear back on. I bit like Samson cutting his hair.
               
            • BOZO

              BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              The injury depends on the state of the injury and how much it prevents you from performing at your peak . Ballin is either out of form or out of place in the NRL pace
               
            • castle eagle

              castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              the injuries are preventing us from getting any kind of rhythm in attack & defence.
              go back to last year(before the drama) or the years prior and you would see a team where each player knew who was outside & inside him in defence each week, they each knew each others deficiencies & abilities were, they all moved up or slid across the field together as a cohesive unit.
              this year with the constant injuries & players playing different positions each week(often out of position) its no wonder the defence is in disarray.
               
            • Masked Eagle

              Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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              I've said this in other threads but our markers don't work hard enough to get to their feet and its just a cascading effect on our defensive line after that. We have next to zero line speed because we are always on the back foot. Its either Fitness or Attitude, but probably a combination of both.
               

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