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Post by LaT » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 7:10 pm

happy tiger wrote:I'm wondering if that suggests that Naiyaravaro will be played in the backs with his selection in the centres or they are going to try both and see where he is best suited

Centre though , hard position defensively to be trying to learn
Especially at his size! Although everyone reckons he is surprisingly agile for a 190cm/117kg bloke.

Having someone like him off the bench for us would be just the ticket.
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Post by Newtown » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 7:13 pm

UPCOMING

Venue: Leichhardt Oval Sat, 16. Feb. 201319:35

WES PAR


Wrong information re venue

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Post by happy tiger » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 7:14 pm

LaT wrote:
happy tiger wrote:I'm wondering if that suggests that Naiyaravaro will be played in the backs with his selection in the centres or they are going to try both and see where he is best suited

Centre though , hard position defensively to be trying to learn
Especially at his size! Although everyone reckons he is surprisingly agile for a 190cm/117kg bloke.

Having someone like him off the bench for us would be just the ticket.
If they can get him able to play centre defensively and also able to spend big minutes on the field he is the perfect utility player

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Post by smeghead » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 7:18 pm

I think he will play 20 minutes or so at centre, shift to the back row for the second quarter and then sit out until the NRL trial
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Post by willow » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 7:22 pm

Strong looking Tigers side with the notable exceptions being Woods, Fulton, Tuqiri and young Sirro. Big T has played some centre and wing for Wests and Wests Tigers NYC. Given his sprint times have been super impressive, I wouldn't seeing him get a run on the wing given the following:

1) He's 195cm and 115kg and is quicker than Lawrence over 20 metres and only marginally slower than Koroibete over 40 metres;
2) He's certainly quicker than Utai and has a massive height advantage; and
3) Given the above, he could really cause some damage out wide on kick returns, plus if he gets put into space he could prove very difficult to bring down. He may just be a bigger and faster version of Tuiaki.

Biggest unknowns are his defensive positioning and whether he's solid fielding bombs and cross-field kicks.

I'm also looking forward to seeing how Moltzen and Tedesco compare as I assume they'll get 40 minutes each to impress. Looking at the other players on the bench, I assume we'll see a front row rotation of Buchanan, Spence and maybe Thompson. Joel Reddy can count himself lucky to have a spot on there IMO, but hopefully he improves this year under Potter.

Looking forward to Saturday!


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Post by Kul » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 8:03 pm

I'm pretty happy with that and I'm looking forward to seeing the forwards through the middle.

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Post by underdog » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 10:16 pm

Its a good looking team and it has a few of Potters marks on it - Doesn't feel so Sheensy with the exception of Moltz at fullback.

I'm incredibly impressed with the State Cup side - that would give some FG teams a run for it money - including ours!.

Seeing Blair at 13 is interesting.

DOn't like our injury count already - feels none too familiar.
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Post by foreveratiger » Tue 12 Feb, 2013 10:51 pm

Don't tell me Woods is out already for a while , can we have a season that's kind to us with injuries .
Apart from Woods and Fulton not a bad side .
Just no injuries .....
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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 9:19 am

Newtown wrote:UPCOMING

Venue: Leichhardt Oval Sat, 16. Feb. 201319:35

WES PAR


Wrong information re venue
Sorry Newtown,

but is this Parra game @ Leichhardt or Campbelltown?
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Post by InBenjiWeTrust » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 11:29 am

AmericanHistoryX wrote:
Newtown wrote:UPCOMING

Venue: Leichhardt Oval Sat, 16. Feb. 201319:35

WES PAR


Wrong information re venue
Sorry Newtown,

but is this Parra game @ Leichhardt or Campbelltown?
Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Mick Potter has named a strong squad to play Parramatta Eels at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday, February 16.

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news-disp ... rial/68289

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Post by InBenjiWeTrust » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 11:41 am

smeghead wrote:Wests Tigers NSW Cup

1 James Tedesco
2 David Nofoaluma
3 Rory Brien
4 Taqele Naiyaravoro
5 Asipeli Fine

6 Sean Meaney
7 Luke Brooks

8 Ava Seumanufagai
9 Joel Luani
10 Shaun Spence
11 Ben Murdoch-Masila
12 Jarred Farlow
13 Sauaso Sue

14 Mosese Fotuaika
15 Tim Simona
16 Michael Bullock
17 Inno Inosesio
18 Dave Harris
19 Soni Paasi
20 Sitaleki Akauola
21 Jy Hitchcox

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Josh Davis (leg) - indefinite
Players to watch: Tedesco, Naiyaravoro, Brooks, Seumanufagai, Fotuaika, Paasi and Luani :sign:

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Post by Sabre » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 12:43 pm

Interesting to see Manaia Rudolph at halfback in the 20s game.
Has he played there before,he is usually a five-eight or fullback isnt he?

Went well last year before being dropped too. I never knew why he couldn't make the team.

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Post by bp tiger » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 1:36 pm

given woods is out i would have thought that Ava Seumanfagai, would have been given a run in the topside. or are we seeing the same thing from potter as we did with sheens, the nsw cup boys dont get a look in.

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Post by Yossarian » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 2:05 pm

bp tiger wrote:given woods is out i would have thought that Ava Seumanfagai, would have been given a run in the topside. or are we seeing the same thing from potter as we did with sheens, the nsw cup boys dont get a look in.
It's a trial. At this stage its not unreasonable to start your more experience guys. Ava is playing the reggies game so if he has a blinder I'm sure he'll get a go in the main trial at some point or the week after.

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Post by Shaken not Stirred » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 2:24 pm

I understand that Manaia was dropped at the back end of the season due to his defensive deficences. The 20s went through a bit of slump and a few players were rotated out. A good move when you look at it retrospectively.
Sabre wrote:Interesting to see Manaia Rudolph at halfback in the 20s game.
Has he played there before,he is usually a five-eight or fullback isnt he?

Went well last year before being dropped too. I never knew why he couldn't make the team.

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Post by AmericanHistoryX » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 3:13 pm

InBenjiWeTrust wrote:
AmericanHistoryX wrote:
Newtown wrote:UPCOMING

Venue: Leichhardt Oval Sat, 16. Feb. 201319:35

WES PAR


Wrong information re venue
Sorry Newtown,

but is this Parra game @ Leichhardt or Campbelltown?
Wests Tigers NRL Head Coach Mick Potter has named a strong squad to play Parramatta Eels at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Saturday, February 16.

http://www.weststigers.com.au/news-disp ... rial/68289
Thanks, but the ole gurl would of been good for a change.
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Post by innsaneink » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 4:38 pm

bp tiger wrote:given woods is out i would have thought that Ava Seumanfagai, would have been given a run in the topside. or are we seeing the same thing from potter as we did with sheens, the nsw cup boys dont get a look in.
They will run with named teams and see who pulls up how after their respective games, theres always major changes in these games....dont read too much into anything

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Post by Snake » Wed 13 Feb, 2013 7:08 pm

I'm going with singlet,shorts and thongs so it 's defiantly a trail no pressure or stress ...just want to see our club in ALL THREE GRADES didn't think I would see that again . No Sheens what a breath of fresh air and heaps of new guys to watch bring it on and the car gets the Italian tune up !

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