GOD'S OF STATE CUP

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Re: GOD'S OF STATE CUP

Post by Goose » Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:38 pm

fergiefurr wrote:The biggest thing is size and fitness IMO

It's so hard for guys in state cup who work all week to get to their body to the same size, shape and fitness of a full time nrl player. You can tell just by looking at a guy like Sean spence compared to say Matt bell.

Very similar players but bell looks miles ahead as he gets a chance to be that guy
Spot on, 2 blokes that are similar in ability, one make the full time squad the other doesn't, 12 months down the track, they are no longer similar in ability, for exactly the reason you say, exactly why the gap between the 2 levels is so huge, soon as apart time player comes against a full time player it is unfortunately a non contest.


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Post by STARK » Mon 20 May, 2013 8:08 pm

Tiger Watto wrote: Then theres Jake Mullaney. He is good, but just not at NRL.
Yeah agree totally. Watched Mullaney and Ben Roberts carve up in NSW Cup yesterday. Roberts looked like an up an coming JT ... but we've all seen these guys up in the top grade and sadly, it just doesn't happen for them.

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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 21 May, 2013 12:28 am

had a real man crush over mullaney :(
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Post by Demps » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 6:39 pm

Demps wrote:He was pretty poor when he had a chance in FG.
He killed NYC though and was amazing in the Samoa Vs Tonga game recently.

I agree though.

Tim Lafai is also too good for NSWCUP.
Wish we'd sign him.

Along with Pritchard, Eastwood, Kasiano & Taupau
Bump.
Good thread this one...

Me saying Simona is too good for NSW cup now he's a gun starter
Me also suggesting signing Taupau which we did....

Hahaha.
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Post by Demps » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 6:43 pm

2015 State Cup God's -
Rod Griffen & Billy McConacchie.
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Post by Milky » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 6:52 pm

Good call on Simona and Taupau demps

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Post by Milky » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 7:13 pm

I would like to give myself an hourable mention for calling the Kevin Naqiama signing right after Teddy had signed for the Raiders hahha turned out to be a killer signing last year

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 06 Jan, 2016 8:33 pm

underdog wrote:
Wacko Jacko wrote:Come On we have best GOD of STATE CUP out of all Team


Yes

Sean Meaney

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Yes, Meaney would have to be it, wouldn't he? That should be a deadset thread ender. He's so "good" he's considered a "senior member" of the Wests Tigers Squad amonst the likes of Farah, Anasta and Marshall.....

My local rag the Camden/Wollondilly Advertiser did a piece about a year ago on the Camden Rams Captain (I can't remember his name, sorry) who was being celebrated for playing his 200th game as Captain of the First Grade team.

I remarked that it was quite an achievement to one of my work colleagues at the time who said to me -

"Is it? To be told you are the effectively the BEST at your club for the past 10 years, and obviously never quite kick on to Reps, or even get a fair crack in the likes of State Cup?"

I't was quite a snide comment, but it did make me wonder what was going through that blokes mind regarding missed opportunites, etc, let alone what a player like Meaney, or Josh Davis, or Pat Politini must feel like hovering SO CLOSE, yet so far.

Meaney is playing Rugby Union now isn't he

One of the Mums from the young fellas footy team is related through to Sean

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Post by Tiger Watto » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 6:34 am

Is Matt Hyland still playing NSW Cup?

He was spruiked as a superstar but never made it into NRL.
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Post by Demps » Thu 07 Jan, 2016 4:30 pm

I think Hyland is at North Syd Bears...
Was the last I heard.

He never really kicked on.

Was he a lock forward that could play hooker or what
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Post by southerntiger » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 7:49 am

Tiger Watto wrote:Is Matt Hyland still playing NSW Cup?

He was spruiked as a superstar but never made it into NRL.
Where was he spruiked? My memory was that everyone thought he was slightly too small to make it in the NRL.

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Post by TopTiger » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 10:52 am

southerntiger wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:Is Matt Hyland still playing NSW Cup?

He was spruiked as a superstar but never made it into NRL.
Where was he spruiked? My memory was that everyone thought he was slightly too small to make it in the NRL.
Maybe self promoted!! Had a high work rate but offered little in attack.

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Post by Goose » Wed 13 Jan, 2016 4:55 pm

southerntiger wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:Is Matt Hyland still playing NSW Cup?

He was spruiked as a superstar but never made it into NRL.
Where was he spruiked? My memory was that everyone thought he was slightly too small to make it in the NRL.
He was fairly highly regarded, made the NYC team of the year.

Size and impact was always the query.

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Post by Demps » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 8:45 am

This year God...
Tyson Gamble
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Post by innsaneink » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 9:27 am

tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 21 May, 2013 12:28 am
had a real man crush over mullaney :(
We are seeing it again with Gamble... Hopefully Ty is a bit more successful than Jake

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Post by Demps » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 9:32 am

innsaneink wrote:
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 9:27 am
tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 21 May, 2013 12:28 am
had a real man crush over mullaney :(
We are seeing it again with Gamble... Hopefully Ty is a bit more successful than Jake
Always one! Isn't there...

Looking through threads and a few had high hopes for Jesse Parahi.. He was gonna be our gun centre / lock.
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Post by jirskyr » Mon 30 Apr, 2018 12:00 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 8:45 am
This year God...
Tyson Gamble
Gosh Demps had this thread in your back pocket? I couldn't understand the line of discussion here, Matt Hyland, Sean Meaney, then I realise it goes back to 2016 and 2013 originally.

Drinkwater is one of the ultimate state cup heroes. A really fine reserve-grade footballer, almost too silky for that level, but then no impact whatsoever when he gets promoted to firsts. Proof is he's played 5 FG NRL games in 6 years at two clubs.

I personally believe when it comes to reggies, sometimes it's harder to distinguish wingers and forwards then the rest of the backs. There are some wingers and forwards who are ok in reserves, when promoted to firsts, still look ok. There aren't many Taumololo's out there who destroy their way through seasoned defences at any level.

People say McQueen isn't setting the world on fire in reserves, and frankly I haven't seen many matches all the way through, but I bet if he does get picked in firsts this year he'll play alright.

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Post by Demps » Tue 01 May, 2018 7:29 am

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 12:00 pm
Demps wrote:
Mon 30 Apr, 2018 8:45 am
This year God...
Tyson Gamble
Gosh Demps had this thread in your back pocket? I couldn't understand the line of discussion here, Matt Hyland, Sean Meaney, then I realise it goes back to 2016 and 2013 originally.

Drinkwater is one of the ultimate state cup heroes. A really fine reserve-grade footballer, almost too silky for that level, but then no impact whatsoever when he gets promoted to firsts. Proof is he's played 5 FG NRL games in 6 years at two clubs.

I personally believe when it comes to reggies, sometimes it's harder to distinguish wingers and forwards then the rest of the backs. There are some wingers and forwards who are ok in reserves, when promoted to firsts, still look ok. There aren't many Taumololo's out there who destroy their way through seasoned defences at any level.

People say McQueen isn't setting the world on fire in reserves, and frankly I haven't seen many matches all the way through, but I bet if he does get picked in firsts this year he'll play alright.
Took Kevin ten years to make first grade and now he's a regular....
Maybe if Drinky stuck at it he coulda broke through too. Lol 🤷🏼‍♂️
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