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Russell Packer

Post by Lukic » Sun 27 May, 2018 9:30 pm

He's been phenomenal as a leader and the way he's contributed in revamping the club culture is one of the reasons why we're sitting in the 8 right now with a bright future ahead.

Defensively he's been stout and the way he scrambled on our last defensive sets vs. the Dogs today was admirable.

I am however a bit disappointed with how he's been going in attack. I think he's getting too few carries given how damaging a runner he can be. I understand Cleary's approach is outside back intensive to keep the forwards fresh for defence but I really think we could stand to benefit from Packer getting some of the carries that Taylor and Eisenhuth have been getting, if not some of the backs runs too.

Last game foxsports is saying 6 runs for 48m, with all our other props getting over 10 carries.

Anyone else noticed it or is it just me? I'm confident as the season wears on things should fix a bit, but I think it should be a focus to get him the ball in his hand given he rarely makes errors, has an offload and is a handful to tackle.


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Post by bathursttiger » Sun 27 May, 2018 9:33 pm

He will come good again, after his knee injury.

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Post by Ken Y » Sun 27 May, 2018 9:35 pm

He's the king of decoy runs.

One point towards the end, he ran a decoy and didn't even bother to get onside for the next play.

Not really setting the world on fire.

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Post by WswWt » Sun 27 May, 2018 9:42 pm

It was an od performance... maybe suffering from the flu.. that’s all I could put it down to. And possibly his previous injury

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 27 May, 2018 9:42 pm

I noticed at the game today he seemed to stop at the line...he needs to lift


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Post by Geo. » Sun 27 May, 2018 9:45 pm

Made some crucial tackles today especially late in the 2nd half..

We are better with Packer in the team that's for sure..
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Post by notarealtiger » Sun 27 May, 2018 10:19 pm

Have noticed the same. His defence is great but he doesn't appear to get the ball as much he should in attack. Might just be easing his way back into the squad after the injury.

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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sun 27 May, 2018 10:29 pm

Yep stats in attack low under 50 meters i belive

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Post by willow » Sun 27 May, 2018 10:35 pm

He's never been a massive meter muncher, not his style.

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Post by Nelson » Sun 27 May, 2018 10:47 pm

We signed him knowing he was averaging < 10 runs per game for the Dragons. He's there for his defense, his leadership and the quality of his hit ups, not for running up big numbers.

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Post by Geo. » Sun 27 May, 2018 10:57 pm

Packer also has the fastest PTB in our team ..yes there is a stat for that.. :shock:
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Post by TIGERPOWER » Sun 27 May, 2018 11:57 pm

Anyone questioning packer has no idea. Been the back bone of our forward pack and just back from a knee injury.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 28 May, 2018 1:15 am

Geo. wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 9:45 pm
Made some crucial tackles today especially late in the 2nd half..

We are better with Packer in the team that's for sure..
He was everywhere in his 2nd stint Geo

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Post by Boonboon2 » Mon 28 May, 2018 6:07 am

Always a low meter eater especially in pur style of play. I think its lower then normal due to his knee injury and Fonua means our forwards are getting very few early set runs at all often not even off the kick off

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Mon 28 May, 2018 6:12 am

If you want metres, get Woods back! Packer played well yesterday and his effort in defence was outstanding. He brings the attitude to the team we have lacked previously.

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Post by Telltails » Mon 28 May, 2018 7:03 am

This discounting someones stats to justify poor stats for other players is getting beyond ridiculous.
Front rowers are there to make metres and if any front rower makes good metres they are entitled to be acknowledged for it.
Packer has been great for us but metres made, and or not made, are entitled to be used to measure his perfornance just like any other front rower.

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Post by magpiecol » Mon 28 May, 2018 7:08 am

TIGERPOWER wrote:
Sun 27 May, 2018 11:57 pm
Anyone questioning packer has no idea. Been the back bone of our forward pack and just back from a knee injury.
Spot on.

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Post by TIGER » Mon 28 May, 2018 7:10 am

About 30mins into the first half in the live thread I asked if Packer or Matulino were playing.
I thought Packer was very quiet

Matulino hasn't been what I expected him to be but in saying that once I found out he was coming to the Tigers I watched him closely at the Warriors and be didn't impress me at all, everyone was saying it's because it's the Warriors and he'll be better under Ivan etc etc nup!!!!! he's the same.
I'll hesitate to call him a plodder but he's not far off.

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