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Manly to be competitive in Nines

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  1. SeaEagle9413

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    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles will field a competitive side for the Downer NRL Auckland Nines according to Coach Trent Barrett.

    The tournament, worth NZ $2.6 million dollars plus in prize money, will feature all 16 NRL teams at Eden Park on February 6 and 7.

    The Sea Eagles have drawn the toughest pool with matches against Canterbury Bulldogs, the Warriors, and the Brisbane Broncos.

    Barrett will soon settle on his final playing squad for the Nines.

    “I have a fair idea of who I am going to take. We want to try and win everything we go in,’’ Barrett said.

    “The Nines is something I am mindful of in terms of the length of the premiership season and who I want to take and don’t want to take.

    “At this stage, I don’t think I will be risking some of the more experienced players but we will field a competitive side.

    “The Nines are a bit of a reward for some of the younger players. It will also be good to give some of the forwards a run.

    “We are certainly not going to go there and roll over. It is a bit of a catch 22 as I don’t want any injuries out of the Nines. I want to have everyone healthy (for selection) for round one.”

    The NRL Auckland Nines event received a huge boost today with leading engineering and infrastructure group Downer taking over as the 2016 Nines naming rights sponsor.

    Duco Events said the new partnership would go a long way to ensuring next month’s event is a major success.

    Downer agreed to take over the top sponsorship role following the end of Duco’s partnership with electronics retailer, Dick Smith.

    Downer NRL Auckland Nines Facts:

    • 2 day tickets from $69
    • Children half price (most categories)
    • All 16 NRL Clubs together in Auckland
    • 288 + players
    • Nearly NZ$2.6 million dollars prize money
    • Club star players contractually guaranteed to play
    • Family friendly
    Tickets: http://t.co/kxD1pUwN6y

    http://www.seaeagles.com.au/news/2016/01/19/manly_to_be_competit.html
     
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    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Parcell surely will go, he has great pace and scored 5 tries in one match last year playing as hooker.
       
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      • Brookvale2015

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        Hopefully baz doesn't puss out and send DCE if he gets injured he gets injured it happens
         
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        • delz

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          DCE wont play. He's just coming off a shoulder operation ! Our main priority is to get him right for the start of the comp not play in a micky mouse competition which frankly I don't care about. Give the upcoming younger players a go !
           
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          • Loobs

            Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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            Send those big unit wingers we bought and Moltzen and... I don't really care to be honest
             
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            • Mals

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              Why send our most important player - DCE - to a mickey mouse tournament? Better off giving new guys like Walker, Moltzen and John a run.
               
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              • BOZO

                BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Totally agree with you on DCE feathered friend. Which players would you have in our squad ?
                 
              • Rex

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                And he'll run all day without breaking into a puff. Parcell is the first player picked IMO.
                 
              • damiennp90

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                Sorry. How are we going to be competitive with none of our senior players. I'm a bit confused. (Doesn't take much)
                 
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                • Brookvale2015

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                  1.Trbojevic
                  2.Tafua
                  3.Brown
                  4.Walker
                  5.DCE
                  6.Trbojevic
                  7.Parcell
                  8.Taupau
                  9.Mateo

                  10.Lawrence
                  11.Lussick
                  12.Starling
                  13.Knight
                  14.Symonds

                  15.Ramien
                  16.Green
                  17.Fonua-Blake
                  18.Moltzen
                   
                • Rex

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                  @Brookvale2015 rated this posting "Agree".

                  Not sure how you should take that.o_O
                   
                • pjayz

                  pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Think of the players, if injured, could cruel our season and then keep these guys home and send a squad like:
                  (not in positional order)
                  1. Tim Moltzen
                  2. Isaac John
                  3. Jayden Hodges
                  4. Tom Symonds
                  5. Fabian Goodall
                  6. Addin Fanou-blake
                  7. Luke Burgess
                  8. Halauafu Lavaka
                  9. Nathan Green
                  10. Nicholas Hynes
                  11. Braden Willame
                  12. Blake Leary
                  13. Tony Santini
                  14. Benton Lawrence
                  15. Rhys Armstrong
                   
                • Brookvale2015

                  Brookvale2015 Active Member

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                  He said he was going to send a competitive side
                   
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                  • Brookvale2015

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                    I didn't know daly had the operation I guess he won't be going then I'll replace him with moltzen who I would like to see if he is still worth signing
                     
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                    • maxta

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                      Damn Wrights injury - this style of footy is custom made for him!!
                      I think the 2 new Big lower grade Eels wingers will get a run, with the others in the squad
                      Parcell
                      Brown
                      Symonds
                      Turbo
                      Moltzen
                      taufua
                      Api
                      Mateo
                      Walker
                      Green
                      Buhrer (if fit)
                      Starling
                      Fanua Blake
                      Johny Walker

                      Squad should contain this above batch, obviously not all....

                      Doubt Kapow, Snake, DCE, Myles, Matai or Lyon should or will be considered, maybe Jake but I prefer not personally....
                       
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                      • Loobs

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                        A tournament where they don't tackle - Moltzen will probably still find a way to get injured...
                         
                      • Loobs

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                        Also doubt they would send any Kiwi rep players after they had the UK tour...
                         
                      • Brookvale2015

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                        I believe Koroisau is not available he is coming of a shoulder injury aswell as DCE
                         
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                        • pjayz

                          pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Hey, that side would still beat Parra, Titans, Tigers, Newcastle - that is better than our last two efforts.
                           
                        • delz

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                          My squad would be :

                          Parcell
                          Symonds
                          Mateo
                          Goodall
                          Moltzen
                          Lavaka
                          John
                          Green
                          Hynes
                          Santini
                          Leary
                          Lawrence
                          Hodges
                          Turbo
                           
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