Cherrington and our spine

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Cherrington and our spine

Post by alexaki » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:14 am

Don't need Balin... Halatau and Cherrington will do the job

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Post by Fade To Black » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:38 am

Wouldn't be a good move to sign Ballin, he wouldn't exactly come cheap and would be roughly the same age as Robbie anyhow. Its gonna have to be Dene that shares the job with Cherrington next year.

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Post by Fade To Black » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:41 am

Geo. wrote:It think everyone has forgotten Joel Luani...
.....for a reason. He is useless. May as well get Benny Elias to put the boots back on if they are even remotely contemplating giving Luani game time next season.

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Post by Geo. » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:47 am

Wowee... I think the sarcasm detectors are on the fritz...
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Post by barra » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 10:44 am

... will need some protecting! All our spine will be sharp and young, and small. How do we cope with all three being in the defensive line? They will only bulk up so much in one off-season.

The coaches with big physical teams will be licking their lips with so many options of who they can isolate run at.

It means our poor defence is what will need help, even more-so with Keefy leaving. I think Dene becomes more important to the team now, as will a couple of good big defenders but who can we afford?

Back to the Big Willie option??


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Post by Fraze23 » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 11:02 am

If we're looking at a Halatau/Cherrington combination for next season we are in deep trouble.
Halatau whilst good defensively absolutely kills our attack. He takes an eternity to get the ball out from dummy half and all the best teams this year thrive off of quick play the balls and quick movements around the ruck. We need to bring someone in from outside the club to help fill the void left at hooker if Manaia is deemed to be unready to take over the role himself.

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Post by The Tooth » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 11:22 am

Ballin wont come cheap. I'd imagine the ESL would pay overs for him. Paying Farah out then spending good coin on Ballin wouldn't make much sense.

I'd be content with Halatau starting and Cherrington on the bench for next year.

Anyone have an opinion on Cherringtons kicking game. Has he got one?

Might need a 3rd option outside Brooks and Moses. Teddy perhaps?

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Post by Doc Tiger » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 1:20 pm

Tiger In The Gong wrote:Other short term hooking options that dont suck are Beau Falloon and Kurt Baptiste
Is Baptiste available????? Man that would be great!

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 2:07 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:He is a very good player but still young. Watch our young halves go now with their combination with Cherrington.
Someone's going to have a busy time counting the missed tackles for that trio,
It'll be speed bump alley .

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Post by bp tiger » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 2:19 pm

i think by next year cherrington will do just fine, with no money and what we do have is better spent getting some better backrowers and a prop.dene will cover if he needs a break.

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Post by Masterton » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 6:16 pm

I don't think Cherrington is ready for 80 minutes at the moment, but who knows after a good off-season. With the interchange dropping to 8 next year, it's very hard to swap hookers for 80 minute spells.
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Post by Peaches » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 6:46 pm

Cherrington looks good with the ball but I worry about his size. He's been run over a few too many times this year to be confident he can do the job next year.

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Post by Tiger In The Gong » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:12 pm

wd in perth wrote:
Tiger In The Gong wrote:Other short term hooking options that dont suck are Beau Falloon and Kurt Baptiste
Is Baptiste available????? Man that would be great!
I dont think available but too good to be in reserve grade or on the bench so im sure something can be arranged. I mentioned it because i know Robbie is mates with Stuart and Canbera could be an option.

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Post by cktiger » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:14 pm

Tiger In The Gong wrote:
wd in perth wrote:
Tiger In The Gong wrote:Other short term hooking options that dont suck are Beau Falloon and Kurt Baptiste
Is Baptiste available????? Man that would be great!
I dont think available but too good to be in reserve grade or on the bench so im sure something can be arranged. I mentioned it because i know Robbie is mates with Stuart and Canbera could be an option.
That would be a funny turn of events after he talked Tedesco out of playing for Ricky.

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Post by Tiger In The Gong » Wed 26 Aug, 2015 8:35 pm

Yes agreed, the irony.

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Fri 28 Aug, 2015 10:43 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:He is a very good player but still young. Watch our young halves go now with their combination with Cherrington.
They played quite a bit with him this year and we didn't see much,
Ah well with the scarecrows coaching , hell set the world on fire, just hope taylor has a better effect on Cherrington than he has had on Brooks
Remember Brooks, our rookie of the year????

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Post by Furious1 » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 6:37 am

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Pawsandclaws wrote:He is a very good player but still young. Watch our young halves go now with their combination with Cherrington.
They played quite a bit with him this year and we didn't see much,
Ah well with the scarecrows coaching , hell set the world on fire, just hope taylor has a better effect on Cherrington than he has had on Brooks
Remember Brooks, our rookie of the year????
Just a thought, Moses has come good, Brooks not. Maybe Farah and Brooks are not "compatible".

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Post by king sirro » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 7:25 am

Fraze23 wrote:If we're looking at a Halatau/Cherrington combination for next season we are in deep trouble.
Halatau whilst good defensively absolutely kills our attack. He takes an eternity to get the ball out from dummy half and all the best teams this year thrive off of quick play the balls and quick movements around the ruck. We need to bring someone in from outside the club to help fill the void left at hooker if Manaia is deemed to be unready to take over the role himself.
I tend to disagree. I think Cherrington and Halatau is the perfect mix with the interchange dropping. The fact Halatau is playing good footy as a back rower is a great advantage. I'm sure clubs will try and get 80 mins out of there hooker now, and I'm sure there will be times when Cherrington isn't up to it, and with Halatau in the 17 we are covered in giving him a spell. Having a backrower that's earning his spot and can cover hooker is a big bonus over carrying a specialist hooker on the bench.

Here's another thought that is very left field. At first you think no way but the more you imagine him playing hooker the more you think it could work. Naqaima at 9. He is very strong, quick out of dummy half and he has good skill so i think his service would be fine. A segerayo type hooker. Cherrington is the man but if he goes down injured and we need spark in that area I would experiment with Kevin.
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