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SOO 2015

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Disco, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    State of Origin is not too far off, so a few questions

    1) What is your Blues team (or QLD team if you are that way inclined)

    2) Will Manly have any representation

    3) Will Watmough miss out


    A1)
    1. Dugan
    2. B. Morris
    3. Jennings
    4. Walker
    5. Ferguson/Tupou/Mansour
    6. J. Reynolds
    7. Hodkinson
    8. Gallen
    9. Farah
    10. Woods
    11. Hoffman
    12. Scott
    13. Bird

    Bench-

    14. Merrin
    15. Fitfita
    16. Klemmer
    17. Jackson

    Short a utility but Scott Hoffman or Jackson could move to the centres, Walker could play 5/8, B Morris fullback etc etc
    Pearce and A Reynolds are in better form but i think last year halves deserve first shot

    A2) DCE will likely be there as the QLDers like to pick and stick but i wouldn't be suprised if Ben Hunt goes close to nabbing his spot, besides that we will be untouched, so hopefully we can pick up some points during that period

    A3) Would LOVE choc to never play rep footy again! He hasn't been great this year but Daley will probably stick solid
     
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Choc wont be, but Gifty is odds on to be back

    Manly will only lose Chez as QLD stick by their picks.
     
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    • Crusher_Cleal

      Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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      Did you mean picks or pricks?
       
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      • Frank

        Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Choc shouldn't have made the team last year.
         
      • manlyfan76

        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I just dont get excited about SOO anymore but id be suprised if we had more than DCE playing, choc should not be there on form.
        Will we have any SOO players next year?
         
      • Fluffy

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        Moylan to be fullback

        No manly players

        No choc or gift, neither are running hard at all this year.
         
      • The Who

        The Who Well-Known Member

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        No Manly players, but three Titans players!
         
      • Baz

        Baz Beaver's Headgear

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        I like your team but the only things I'd change are:
        1. Josh Morris in for Dylan Walker: JMoz is proven at origin level, walker has been awesome but is out for the next 4 weeks with that broken hand
        2. Adam Reynolds in for Hodkinson: Hodkinson has been awful this year, Reynolds has been the best halfback in the competition surely it's his time.
         
      • davohan123

        davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        I don't care about origin this year really

        Was there to see NSW break the drought last year @ ANZ stadium so nothing this year could beat that

        What I do care about is my team actually playing for each other and enjoying footy again

        But at the moment this is looking way off!!!
         
      • mave

        mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Foran would be our most likely starter for SOO, or maybe Matai or Hiku.

        The rest will be watching from their loungerooms.
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Kiwi v Roos will have Foz and Hiku out for us
         
      • davohan123

        davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        They will need to have a lot cash to make him play

        Foz will ask for a $10,000 contract for that game with the a clause in the contract stating he will only play for nz in the game if BA is coaching!!
         
      • Kiwi Eagle

        Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Brett is right in the hunt for that NSW spot along with Dugan and Moylan
         
      • Moondog

        Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        If they decide to pick on form this year we've got nothing to worry about.
         
      • Beer buzzard

        Beer buzzard Only tipsy on gamedays

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        Watmough can't hit hard anymore. Spends his time looking at his missing bicep. You can't tell me that it doesn't affect your game. Has become a slow second rower now. Is trying though, but let's move on nsw.
         
      • HoldenV8

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        Honestly, while I would love to see Snake regain his NSW jumper, at this stage of his career I would rather his body not have to go through what Origin dishes up, even for a fullback. He's too valuable to Manly for us to lose him because he was injured playing Origin.

        Anyway, my NSW team would probably read something like:

        FB - Dugan / Moylan
        WG - B. Morris
        CE - J. Morris
        CE - Jennings
        WG - Johnston
        FE - Keary
        HB - A. Reynolds
        PR - Gallen (c)
        HK - Farah
        PR - Woods
        SR - Hoffman
        SR - Scott
        LK - Bird

        Res - Klemmer, Jackson, Fifita, Merrin

        Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary are the form NSW halves at the moment. I'd say even Pearce and Baloney are ahead of the Dogs duo right now, and the Grub is still out injured. The forwards pick themselves really while it doesn't take a genius to work out that Brett Morris will be on the wing and not at fullback. I also think that Alex Johnston will get the other wing spot.

        No Manly players. Why? Not because I don't want them missing games for us but because other than Snake none of our players are currently in anywhere near good enough form to be selected.

        My Qld team would be:

        FB - Slater
        WG - Chambers
        CE - Inglis
        CE - Hodges
        WG - Maranta
        FE - Thurston
        HB - Cronk
        PR - Scott
        HK - Smith (c)
        PR - Myles
        SR - Gillett
        SR - Papalli
        LK - Parker

        Res - Cherry-Evans, McQueen, Guerra, Thaiday.

        Boyd's absence leaves a hole out wide for Qld and with Tate retired that means they might have to blood someone like Maranta or Dale Copley before they wanted to (things like this are going to bite Qld in the butt over the next few years, kinda like when the star Donkeys players of the 90's began retiring). I doubt the diver will play FB for Qld, Slater will have that job until he gives it away.
         
      • manlyfan76

        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        SOO could be good for us this year, playing teams without their stars may even up games a bit.
         
      • Terry Zarsoff

        Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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        And perhaps having only one player in either team, combined with some well-timed byes, should help us climb the ladder again.

        Here's hoping.
         
      • BOZO

        BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        After all the bad luck that we have had I hope this will happen
         
      • Kevinward777

        Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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        We"ll fight our way back up. All we need is a bit of luck with our injuries and we'll be fine.
         

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