Team Announcement: NRL Trial vs. Storm

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Re: Team Announcement: NRL Trial vs. Storm

Post by Tiger Tim » Sat 13 Feb, 2016 11:16 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
MacDougall wrote:Addo Carr took his opposition player into touch 3 times and scrambled to stop overlaps a couple of times. It could be that his technique is poor but his positioning seems to be really quite good.
Speed can do that and this reminds me of Naqaima... He is also terrible in D, but his ability to scramble/react through his pace allows him to look better than he is.

If we want to improve on 2015 in defence, we cant pick any further liabilities. I hate the idea of being forced to pick a winger for defence, but mobile Backrowers and speedy Centres running at a Brooks; Simona & Ado Carr combination simply scares me.

Personally, Hunt's height & energy should see him get the nod.
I hear what you are saying about Hunt's energy. He gets out of dummy half and makes his runs but i think we need a tall winger. He is just under 6 foot and nowadays most teams have 1 tall winger they can aim their attacking kicks around the try line. Having watched some replays of him on youtube he isn't all that safe under the high ball either. I don't know what the answer is but we need to have more than energy on our wing. Last year we had Pat who had been great for us but was slowing down and becoming a liability, the only thing he offered was his kicking which dropped off big time. We need a winger who is not a 1 trick pony.


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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 12:27 am

I presume Farah's game was okay, at least the defence. How did the new captain Mr Woods go? Did he captain okay? Inspirational and defending the team?
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by tigermac88 » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 12:36 am

Byron Bay Fan wrote:I presume Farah's game was okay, at least the defence. How did the new captain Mr Woods go? Did he captain okay? Inspirational and defending the team?
Woods didn't play

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Post by MacDougall » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 8:26 am

Farah looked dangerous as ever tbh.

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Post by supercoach » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 8:30 am

The vacant wing position if there is one as they might elect to fill the centre position and push Nagamia back to the wing will go to either Rankin or Hunt, JAC will miss out because they need a goal kicker. Of course Taylor might have a rethink on Moses being our number one kicker.

That is also one thing to come out of last night, we might get burnt in 2016 without a 80% goal kicker. A team like ours just can not afford to be scoring four point trys and missing out on the extra two points.


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Post by Geo. » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 8:34 am

Ivan's Laws

1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 8:07 am
Geo nailed it...

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Post by king sirro » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:05 am

I hope Nofo doesnt get any bigger. His size now is perfect for power and mobility. Any bigger and he'll be Matt Utai like.

Great passing to create space for the first 3 tries by Littlejohn and Brooks.

Was that Josh A who came charging into rhe scuffle looking to be an enforcer?

Hunt looked very sharp indeed. You can see he played juniors in the halves.
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Post by Russell » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:11 am

Just want to say my thanks to Mac and Tiger for the ongoing match reports. Appreciated your efforts - Would have been snookered without them. Champions.

Highlights were interesting - although very quick. Want to make sure who was who before saying too much.

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Post by InBenjiWeTrust » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:18 am

Nice to see Liolevave more involved, Nofoaluma made a few strong tackles, Brooks looks good. Nice offload from Lovett, hopefully hw will be able to contribute more in attack. Goal kicking may be an issue, Rankin/Hunt or Moses should be able to at least match Richards goal kicking % :)
There were some holes in defense, in the middle Griffin/Lovett ? and on the left side, hopefully we will improve with addition of Woods, Lawrence, Sironen, Sue, Seumanufagai and Simona.
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Post by Milky » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:18 am

Great game from Moses and Brooks

Chee-Kam and Carr looked good, hard decision for taylor

Nofoaluama is deadly, love him

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Post by happy tiger » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:22 am

The tries that JAC scored , Geo could have scored

He still needs to show more

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Post by marzie » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:28 am

What if Taylor goes

1. Tedesco
2. Nofoaluma
3. Naiqama
4. Chee Kam
5. Simona

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Post by tigermac88 » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:48 am

marzie wrote:What if Taylor goes

1. Tedesco
2. Nofoaluma
3. Naiqama
4. Chee Kam
5. Simona
Swap Simona and naiqama and I could handle seeing that 5 to start with, Simona would be wasted on the wing

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Post by southerntiger » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 9:54 am

Geo. wrote:http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2016 ... s_nrl.html

Match Highlights are up...
Based on those highlights Noffa, Brooks and Littlejohn were very impressive. Great ball from the latter for the first try of the game.

I also thought Liolevave was running a good line and as others have said it is probably how Curtis will be used throughout the year.

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Post by marzie » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 10:07 am

tigermac88 wrote:
marzie wrote:What if Taylor goes

1. Tedesco
2. Nofoaluma
3. Naiqama
4. Chee Kam
5. Simona
Swap Simona and naiqama and I could handle seeing that 5 to start with, Simona would be wasted on the wing
I agree Simona is a better centre than a winger but I think naiqama is pretty poor on the wing. So the question is which way is the better trade off? What you lose when you put naiqama from
centre to wing is much more than when you put Simona to wing imo

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Post by MacDougall » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 10:09 am

happy tiger wrote:The tries that JAC scored , Geo could have scored

He still needs to show more
He looked good more times than just scoring those tries. Made a couple of half breaks. He is very quick.

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Post by stevetiger » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 10:52 am

I reckon the backline has to be like this:-

1. Teddy
2. JAC - he is lightning quick and that wins games. At least give him a chance.
3. Simona
4. Naiqama
5. Nofo

Apart from JAC I reckon the rest of the backline are shoe-ins.

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 14 Feb, 2016 10:59 am

How does a set defence not stop one player off a tap 10m out?
We allow far too many of these soft tries

Our tries looked good

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