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Pack lacks grunt big time

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kevinward777, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    We can't win the comp with current fwd pack. Regardless of tonight's result.
    Our pack gets ruffed up way to easily.
     
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    • The Eagle Has Landed

      The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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      Yep true that. We have the smallest forward pack in the comp. And the best 1 through to 7 can't do jack without the forwards going forward.
       
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      • susan

        susan Well-Known Member

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        That was the litmus test tonight for me.I have been reasonably confident all year mainly due to the lack of too many great rivals but our forwards wont be good enough this year unfortunately.We simply cant control big sides when they start rolling.Lui will help a little and we will always put in but we just haven't got the firepower in the pigs.

        This is not a panic.Simply a reasonably obvious observation.
         
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        • Poola

          Poola Active Member

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          forward Pack?

          Wow how I wish we had it. Many here will shout me down. Well Parra,Souths, Tigers and a few more smacked us. So what's the excuse this week? Until we can bend a pack then we are not a force to be reckoned with.22 points against us plus a try that was disallowed does not make me feel as If we are on song for a title charge. I guess a lot of excuses will come out such as we are still no.1, etc. And all the BS.
          We are not good enough at present. On this performance nor will we be when the whips are cracking.
           
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          • Pepi

            Pepi Well-Known Member

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            RE: forward Pack?

            Yep no denying it we are cannon fodder in the finals.. A shame well probably sit through 2 weeks of floggings in the finals.
            Why the hell would you leave Lawrence on the field who was literally on one leg? Fmd
             
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            • anthonyb1965

              anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              RE: forward Pack?

              Champion mate, all the best!
               
            • torana355

              torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              Yep we sure miss Smokin Joe and even Kite.
               
            • anthonyb1965

              anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              I love your posts normally Susan, but why wait till now to spew that out!
               
            • Utility Player

              Utility Player Well-Known Member

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              RE: forward Pack?

              We have without doubt the best backline in the comp but far from the best forwards.
               
            • Kevinward777

              Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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              A good observation. Lawrence also slows down at the point of contact before pumping the legs with defenders on him... when he doesn't gain advantage in the defensive line it allows him to be dominated.
               
            • Red Pill

              Red Pill Optimist & Troll Inquisitor

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              RE: forward Pack?

              We won't get flogged in the finals. Just need to muster some more passion!
              We will come back. Suggest you soft! Doubters toughen up! Yourselfs!
               
            • Utility Player

              Utility Player Well-Known Member

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              If Lawrence is injured we are well and truly forked
               
            • mickqld

              mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              It's just too easy to roll through our forwards. They lack any agro or the ability to step it up when the opposition get a roll on. Just too much of this creeping in now.
               
            • danny-boy

              danny-boy Active Member

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              We used to man handle teams and now teams are man handling us.
               
            • COMMANDER

              COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

              RE: forward Pack?

              Yep. That is all
               
            • eggson

              eggson Well-Known Member

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              RE: forward Pack?

              I'm not saying we're gone for the year, most people were saying the opposite as little as a few hours ago.

              But i think it is a correct observation that the last few games win or lose, has seen teams take it to us through the middle, beating us more often than not.
              Some will say there's been help from refs, some will say others walk off the mark, some will say "try making metres when defending for so long" which is all true at times, but there doesn't seem to be much punch lately.

              It isn't the finals yet, that's a whole new ball game and we'll be there unlike a bunch of other teams.

              I do wish our pack would get over the top of others more...
               
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              • the mauler

                the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                RE: forward Pack?

                All the doom and gloom is starting again.. What a surprise.
                 
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                • Kevinward777

                  Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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                  RE: forward Pack?

                  If only we had a Pritchard or Kasiano or both. Where are we going to get a high impact fwd from?
                   
                • HappilyManly

                  HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Smarter play in opposition quarters would relieve the pressure on our forwards. :cool:

                  Tommy is too slow in his reaction, very surprised at how he blew that first half try by not looking to his left at all, and the noticeable gap between a run and a selected pass. He is over thinking what he needs to do - run forward and look for support :idea:
                   
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                  • susan

                    susan Well-Known Member

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                    Anthony I haven't posted in 2 months Been following from overseas. I thought it was a reasonable observation given our performances of late.Gutsy but not dominant and that doesn't win comps.I never doubt our guys efforts, we are a great club but our personel is just a bit lacking to be a threat at the back end.
                     

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