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Team List vs Newcastle

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by TagMonster, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. TagMonster

    TagMonster Well-Known Member

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    With a big win in the rear-view mirror and a two week break I feel a whole lot more comfortable about the team than this time last week. The time off should allow us to get a couple more players back on deck and those carrying injury to get some much needed rest! With that said, I'd like to see this team take on the Knights:

    1. B. Stewart
    2. P. Hiku
    3. J. Lyon
    4. S. Matai
    5. J. Taufua
    6. K. Foran
    7. D. Cherry-Evans

    8. J. Trbojevic
    9. M. Ballin
    10. J. Starling
    11. F. Mateo
    12. J. Horo
    13. T. Symonds

    14. W. Mason
    15. L. Burgess
    16. D. Lui
    17. A. Demetriou
     
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    • Eagles2nv

      Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I share your sentiment, I think we are in better shape now for the first time this year. Fingers cross DCE and Hiku arnt injured playing in the test (thats assuming dce even plays).

      Personally I dont think foran should even be there. He came back early so he could play for NZ. He wasnt good at all, and is showing no signs of care towards the club.

      I would be tempted to have a go with Mateo back at 5/8. Hodges definitely on the bench. He is giving it 100% this year.

      My Rd 9 YART.

      1. B. Stewart
      2. P. Hiku
      3. J. Lyon
      4. S. Matai
      5. J. Taufua
      6. F. Mateo
      7. D. Cherry-Evans
      8. J. Trbojevic
      9. M. Ballin
      10. J. Starling
      11. D. Lui
      12. J. Horo
      13. T. Symonds

      14. W. Mason
      15. L. Burgess
      16. J. Sene-Lefao (assuming he is fit)
      17. J. Hodges
      18. A. Demetriou
       
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      • HoldenV8

        HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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        For mine our team should read:

        Snake, Jorge, Killer, Skivy, Peta, Foran, DCE, Jake T, Matty, Willie, Symonds, Horo, Mateo. Res - Sao, Hodges, Lui, Burgess/Starling

        I'd be tempted to drop Burgess because he's not doing much really (plays for 15 minutes, makes a mistake or gets smashed and goes missing for the next hour), though I'd probably play Starling in NSW Cup for a week to make sure his knee is going to hold up. We don't need a repeat of the St Merge game where he went off injured and was out for a few more weeks.

        Hodges has to be there. Yeah his hands seemed a bit suspect in Melbourne, but in all honesty Matty Ballin is out of form and Jayden's sharper delivery and runs from dummy half have got us on the front foot in the past couple of games.

        The Wolf will be unlucky to miss out, but I can see Tooves dropping him back to NSW Cup if Killer is fit.

        Foran will be there unless he gets injured playing for NZ. I think he only played on Saturday night to give himself a run before the test. He did a couple of things in attack and his defence was ok, but didn't go close to pushing himself. It was more a game time test on his hammy than anything else really.
         
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          Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          1. B. Stewart
          2. P. Hiku
          3. J. Lyon
          4. S. Matai
          5. J. Taufua
          6. K. Foran
          7. D. Cherry-Evans

          8. J. Trbojevic
          9. M. Ballin
          10. J. Starling
          11. F. Mateo
          12. J. Horo
          13. T. Symonds

          14. W. Mason
          15. L. Burgess
          16. D. Lui
          17. B.Leary
          I think you're almost 100% spot on TagMonster but they probably wont grade another junior and instead give Blake Leary another shot...2 tries last weekend will help his cause.
           
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          • KingsCrossEagle

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            Yes I'd like to see Mateo in at 5/8 also..nothing to lose there as f
             
          • KingsCrossEagle

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          • The Who

            The Who Well-Known Member

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            Whatever team is picked it's almost certain to be the best, on paper, we've fielded this season. I'm growing in confidence. It's obvious already that the teams that contest the GF this year will be the two with the fewest injuries to their stars. This could very well be us.
             
          • joeboy

            joeboy Well-Known Member

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            blake leary to replace buhrer, he is the closest like for like match. good leg drive, big workrate, needs to play big minutes.
            luke burgess doesn't deserve a spot on form, mateo for impact 15 minutes either side off half time.
            Tafua should have a point to prove and his metres out of dummy half and from our own end have been sorely missed.
            keep hodges on the bench.

            starting to get something that resembles a first grade team back.. we have to win the next two at brookie.
             
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            • HappilyManly

              HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              With our luck, the rep games may put Foran out and possibly Jorge.
              I can't believe that after an extended injury time, Jorge is risking his season on a meaningless game against Samoa :confused:
               
            • TagMonster

              TagMonster Well-Known Member

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              If Foran does get injured / re-injures his hamstring (highly probably in my mind) then the easy fix is to put Killer in 5/8, Hiku to centre (his natural position IMO) and let Wolfie lock down the wing.

              I also think Matty Ballin had his best game on Saturday. He had a few really top scoots from dummy half that has been missing.
               
            • bennyeagle

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              Stewart
              Taufua
              Matai
              Lyon
              Hiku
              Foran
              Dce
              Mason
              Ballin
              Jake t
              Horo
              Symonds
              Mateo

              Hodges
              Burgess
              Lui
              Starling

              Leary
              Sao
               
            • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

              PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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              Tafua needs guidance put him on jamies side & hiku with matai i reckon.
               
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              • joeboy

                joeboy Well-Known Member

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                when does the weekends charge sheet come out. I think matai should be ok. I saw a lot of similar tackles on the weekend where shoulder met face
                 
              • stoodamire

                stoodamire Well-Known Member

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                Tooves said on Triple M yesterday that Lyon, Mateo and Starling will return in round 9.

                Appears the doom and gloom has gone and sunshine and rainbows are on the horizon.
                 
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                • Kevinward777

                  Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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                  Sunshine, rainbows and lollipops.
                   
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                  • Eagleman

                    Eagleman Active Member

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                    1 Stewart
                    2 Hiku
                    3 Matai
                    4 Lyon
                    5 Tafua
                    6 Foran
                    7 DCE
                    8 Jake T
                    9 Ballin
                    10 Mason
                    11 Mateo
                    12 Horo
                    13 Symonds

                    14 Hodges
                    15 Starling/Lui
                    16 Sao
                    17 B Leary
                     
                  • joeboy

                    joeboy Well-Known Member

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                    horo is playing like a rocket was put up his arse. has played really well. Given his position on the left edge, his form will only get better and back where it was if foran starts playing tough and going to the line again. but im glad horo is getting aggressive again.

                    I like the above team, but as I said earlier, blake leary in run on for mateo. mateo to bench.
                     
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                    • lsz

                      lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Meaningless for us but not for someone who is from that area and takes pride in their culture
                       
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                      • EagleFromMay1967

                        EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

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                        I hope Killer is not returning before ready, cause he aint gettin' any younger. If Not ready, we should go with the same backline against Drizzle. Peta was good in defence. Wolfy can kick goals.
                         
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                        • KingsCrossEagle

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                          Absolutely, Mateo looked real dangerous in that game against the dogs at Brookie..would really like to see him get more game time, show us what he's got
                           

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