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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    very average game that looked like the 2 teams swapped jerseys at half time.

    From a SOO preview there were a few but not many points:

    Hayne is not a 5/8. Wing or fullback for him

    Carney is the 5/8, Pearce the half, Wallace didnt get a gig so wont consider him and Mullen was having a nana nap

    Aaron Woods should start with Gallen. Looked pooped at the end but put in a huge game and bent the line.

    Ferguson has put his hand up but with Morris, Uate and Hayne may be a bit unlucky to miss out.

    The backrowers were average bar Bird, they will come from the Aussie team and Trex + Gift

    One a side note one has to feel the ref was trying to make it tight with the penalty count getting to 11 - 3 to the losing team.
     
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    • dceagle

      dceagle Active Member

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      Tariq Simms looked promising
       
    • Napper

      Napper Well-Known Member

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      How did Buhrer go?
       
    • Ceagle

      Ceagle Well-Known Member

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      Average, missed a tackle on Carney which lead to a try
       
    • swoop

      swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Hayne is a pea-heart.
       
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      • EagleRock40

        EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

        I honestly cant see Gifty or TRex making the Blues team for Game 1, but it will be good for Manly. Blues back row will be -
        13.Lewis
        12.Bird
        11.Watmough
        Tariq Sims will probably get a bench spot as well.
         
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

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        still have 4 weeks if gift plays this weekend plenty of time to remind Stuart how good he is.

        Trex would have his name on a jersey already, cant see match fitness being an issue for a bloke who plays 80 minutes when he would be used as impact.
         
      • Napper

        Napper Well-Known Member

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        Yeah TRex will get a bench spot for sure.
         
      • dowdz

        dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Uate is the Australian winger and I would say he will be the blues winger with Hayne.
         
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        • Ian Martin tragic

          Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

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          So no injuries for manly players in either game this weekend?
           
        • dowdz

          dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I heard Wolfie has a hammie problem. Nothing for the others. DCE may have piles from sitting on a cold bench all night long though
           
        • Canteen Worker

          Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

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          I thought Hoffman looked good for City. Was at the game and felt it lacked atmosphere. Enjoyed that the crowd booed Hayne and were highly critical f him. On today he will be lucky to make NSW.
           
        • bennyeagle

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          I thought wolf got roped for hayne to push to the wing cause haynes defence was poor and Stuart wanted to see more of him on the wing ?
           
        • Kiwi Eagle

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          Hayne is obviously playing at about 70-80% imo, you can see in his movement on the park his knee is no good
           
        • Bradza

          Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          2GB were reporting a hammie issue for Wolfie. No further details last night.
           
        • Earnie the Eagle

          Earnie the Eagle Well-Known Member

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          If you stick ya out the window you can hear the Queenslanders laughing, if thats the best we Blues have, then it will be another series to the Toads.
           
        • Masked Eagle

          Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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          He had a good game, but he's been such little impact in Origin in the past I hope it wasn't enough to get him a spot. Same as Creagh. No thanks.

          Its been reported several times, that T-Rex will be having his own fitness test prior to the team being selected. I think you can take that as a given, as long as he passes it, he will be picked. If he doesn't, he won't make it.

          Blues need to go right back to basics to beat QLD. Our best performances have been really off the back of having a supreme effort, usually inspired by an individual. Choc did it a few years ago and Gallen did it last year. We've been too caught up in the past worried about tactics and game plans and forgetting the real basics. Run faster and tackle harder then them. If we do that than the difference in class at 6,7 and 9 won't be so large. Because we can't outfooty them I'd pick forwards who can hit hard and also offload the ball, second phase play with quick halves who are good support players would be my method of attack.
           

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