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Jake a Massive loss

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Have not been anti DCE, but he hasn't set the world on fire early.
    He will come good & is a top shelf player.
    Not 1 for excuses & tonight after grinding back into the contest....the poor start came back to haunt Manly in the end.
    The player who was so sorely missed in a game an angry pumped up Souths were always going to come out blazing in the ruck, was Jake T.
    He would have had a big hand in clogging those early yards that gave Souths momentum.
    Everyone raved so much about missing DCE, but the main loss in this particular match was the games number 1 defender....Jake.....without the head start have no doubt we get the 2 points.
     
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    • KOMORI

      KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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      We definitely missed the starch that Jake adds to the pack..
       
    • Dan

      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      He would have scored that one under the posts that Nate missed. Jake goes straight to ground.


      Massive blow though
       
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      • HoldenV8

        HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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        Apparently if last nights game was Sunday or Monday he would have been ok to play. So I'd expect him back against NZ next week with Lussick to the bench.
         
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        • HoldenV8

          HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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          Now normally I don't have a high opinion of journalists, especially those from RLW who leave a lot to be desired at times, but even they said in their Five Things that had Jake been there, McInnes would not have scored 2 soft tries up the middle.
           
        • sheridanstand78

          sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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          I think Barrett's hand was forced by the consecutive 5 day turn arounds and that he has to rest Jake if he was not fit.

          To allow the vermin 3 soft tries like that was criminal and that put us right on the back foot.

          The warriors game will be even harder I suspect and having Jake back will be a big boost.
           
        • Fluffy

          Fluffy Well-Known Member

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          If either Jake or DCE play we win.

          We needed 1 more try in attack or to save one in defense. They would have both offered about 2 IMO.

          Jake being out is why our odds blew out last minute, the bookies didn't give us a chance and in the end we lost by 1try or 2 field goals
           
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