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Our Team in 2015

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Silver Eagle, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Silver Eagle

    Silver Eagle Active Member

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    How does everyone think our line up will look next year with the signings so far

    Heres mine

    1 B Stewart / C Guterson
    2 J Taufua / C Blair
    3 J Lyon (c)
    4 S Matai
    5 P Hiku
    6 K Foran
    7 DCE
    8 B Lawrence
    9 M Ballin
    10 J Starling / L Sao / Z Tetevano
    11 T Symonds/ D Lui / M Chee Kam
    12 J Horo
    13 J Buhrer / T Symonds

    14 J Hodges / J Littlejohn
    15 E Lauki
    16 J Trobjevic
    17 J Sene Lafeo / D Lui / J Hasson
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Good side IF we have them all to select
     
  3. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Tetevano will have a spot, and Mason might also be there.
     
  4. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    1. Snake
    2. Taufua (will bounce back)
    3. Lyon
    4. Matai
    5. Hiku
    6. Foz
    7. DCE

    8. Tetevano (the kind of 110+kg monster we need in the opening exchanges)
    9. Ballin
    10.Lawrence
    11.Symonds
    12.Buhrer
    13.Watmough (will be here next year, 2016 with the Eels)

    14.Starling (not enough impact to start, better from the bench)
    15.Sene-Lefao
    16.Lui
    17.Hodges (10 minutes either side of half time to run tired forwards off their feet)

    We can win a competition with that 17. The following players to provide cover;

    Horo (too many errors)
    Hasson
    Chee Kam
    Blair
    Trobjevic
     
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    • Disco

      Disco Well-Known Member

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      Obviously subject to change but as it stands

      1 B Stewart
      2 C Gutherson
      3 J Lyon ©
      4 S Matai
      5 P Hiku
      6 K Foran
      7 DCE
      8 B Lawrence
      9 M Ballin
      10 J Starling
      11 A Watmough
      12 J Horo
      13 J Buhrer

      14 T Symonds
      15 D Lui
      16 J Trobjevic
      17 J Sene Lafeo

      If Watmough goes then Symonds starts and Tetavano/Leary/Chee Kam comes in.......I'm not convinced on Hasson
       
    • Snake

      Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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      There are a lot of uncertainties regarding team selections for next year, but one thing I am certain of, is Taufua will be there. I don't think there is even a slim chance that the club will let a player of his worth and talent rot in NSW Cup. He is a high profile player at the club and right or wrong, I think you'll find the club will give him every chance to hit form again next season.
       
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      • simon64

        simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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        Do you think the pinkies will notice we have 3 blokes in the 11 jersey ?

        That sucker must be a 25XL.............:p
         
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        • Silver Eagle

          Silver Eagle Active Member

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          I forgot to add Ligi Sao into the mix as well
           
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          • Pepi

            Pepi Well-Known Member

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            Hope Jake T gets a taste early in the year.
            Knights fans are stoked to see the back of Tetavano, I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt but not too excited about him. I thought the same about Lui and think he was awesome for us off the bench.
             
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            • eagle40

              eagle40 Active Member

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              I think a position change into the back row would be a sensation, quality hit up's with speed! So much potential. Loves to run the footy !
               
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              • Snake

                Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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                I politely disagree.

                I think he is a fine winger, that played most of the year injured, and hit a rough spot toward the end of the season. We have heaps of back rowers at the club that are better options in the position. If we keep Watmough, and Buhrer maintains his form from last year, along with Symonds who I think is one of the most improved young players in the game, we have close the best backrow in the competition. Chuck JSL and Lui in the mix off the bench and we are well served!
                 
              • Ryan

                Ryan Well-Known Member

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                My team and the positives and negatives to it:

                01. Brett Stewart
                02. Jorge Taufua
                03. Steve Matai
                04. Jamie Lyon
                05. Peta Hiku
                06. Kieran Foran
                07. Daley Cherry-Evans
                08. Brenton Lawrence
                09. Matt Ballin
                10. Josh Starling
                11. Anthony Watmough
                12. Tom Symonds
                13. Jamie Buhrer

                14. Jayden Hodges
                16. Jese Sene-Lefao
                17. Dunamis Lui
                18. Justin Horo

                Positives:
                - If we remain injury free, this IS a top team
                - One more year of chemistry / combination
                - Only way is up for Taufua
                - Depth is getting closer to 1st grade quality

                Negatives:
                - Disruptive players are still there poisoning the culture
                - Toovey needs to change the playing style
                - Forwards are slow immobile and soft
                 
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                • Chip and Chase

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

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                  Agree Ryan, that is our strongest line up as it stands at the moment. Unfortunately I don't think Tooves will give Hodges a bench spot. I'm wondering if Blair can make the transition into the back row for a bench spot ? He's a big enough unit and could be used like Corey Oates at Broncos, or kyle turner at rabbits.
                   
                • davohan123

                  davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  The scary thing is if that side was fit 100% and no injuries we easily win the comp with that team you named this year. I am assuming that there would be no player disharmony- no internal fighting and everyone is on board

                  But we all know how this year turned out.

                  2015 start fresh and with a clean slate and let's get back to playing the brand of footy we saw in the 2nd half against the dogs and earlier on this season.

                  We will take a few years to get back to the big dance but we will and we once again we will be premiers of the NRL.
                   
                • Ryan

                  Ryan Well-Known Member

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                  I dunno mate, if the team all pull in the same direction, and are having fun and the desire, I dont see why we cant win the whole thing next year.

                  A few tweeks by Toovey, no off field bs, the fans only complaint is maybe sub par performance from time to time, bobs your uncle - minor premiers and playing in a gf.

                  Funny thing is we have all the tools. We just need the appropriate tradesmen to use them properly.
                   
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                  • Fluffy

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                    I like the idea of Hodges off the bench but don't see tooves (and possibly Ballin who just wants to be on the field) agreeing to it.

                    Suspect that Tetevano will take that bench spot for round 1 barring injuries of course
                     
                  • The Who

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                    I'm one who believes Taufua doesn't have the skills to be a top-class winger the way the game has evolved. Have you closely watched him in the warm-ups preparing to catch bombs? He's not a natural, and I unfortunately think his confidence is shot. Jumping to catch/diffuse bombs is, arguably, the most important skill today's wingers need.
                    He can re-invent himself as a hard running forward. Plenty of players have made the transition. I'm certainly not writing him off, I just feel he's no longer suited to a backline position.
                     
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                    • Chip and Chase

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

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                      I can't agree that this side wins the comp easily. We'd be competitive, no doubt, but we wouldn't be head and shoulders above the pack. We are a good impact forward or two short for mine. Someone who can really punch holes and offload. We didn't have ONE forward who made the top 20 for either hitups or offloads in season 2014. We need more oomph through the middle or edges.
                       
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                      • EagleFlys

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                        I disagree if Watmouth stays in 2015. There will simply be a repeat (if not worse) of the leaving saga all over again.
                         
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                        • southsideeagle

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                          What is the status with Wolfman? will he be at manly next year?
                           

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