Halatau starting hooker?

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Re: Halatau starting hooker?

Post by goldcoast tiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:16 pm

Nelson wrote:
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They can't pay him out for reasons I have pointed out numerous times in the past but can be summarised in two words - salary cap.
So theoretically, we could see a SOO player in NSW Cup because it is not a merit based selection but a means to force him to give up his contract so JT can spend the money on other players.

I'm aware of that Nelson, that's why Taylor should suck it up and play our best players , as much as possible. Not Halateau or an out of position Lock.
Souths must be loving his stupid media comments today,
They are probably praying that they can get at Halateau.[/quote

Good, then stop saying he should pay him out.
we can't pay him out and the club can't force him out ,understand now


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Post by Geo. » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:42 pm

Good 1st 30 from Dene......
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Post by gallagher » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:47 pm

Tigerdon wrote:If Farah can start at Origin level he should be able to start in this game.
But that's just Laurie Daleys opinion. What does that matter to us?

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 8:55 pm

NSW Selectors.

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 9:53 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:NSW Selectors..... Have won bugger all in a decade.


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Post by southerntiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 9:55 pm

Gee JT is a great coach. Tactics worked to a tee.

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Post by Nelson » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:01 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:NSW Selectors...picked Dylan Walker to play 5 minutes.

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Post by Squaddy » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:01 pm

I think what you've got to factor in was how poor Soiths were in the first half.

Can't tell if it worked or not when they were such a rabble in the period where Farah was watching from the sidelines. We were on top early on physically, our halves were floating and we were a threat on both edges.

Doubt him starting would've changed anything. Be interesting to see if it continues, and what impact it has when there's a game in the balance without him and he's injected into the match,

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Post by goldcoast tiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:02 pm

southerntiger wrote:Gee JT is a great coach. Tactics worked to a tee.
Well let's hope it works for a few games down the track

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:14 pm

Halatau was 100% better tonight

Well done Dene

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:15 pm

Man there's some children on here... Never happy even after a great win.

Im so glad you're bitter GCT, lol

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Post by haberfield tiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 10:49 pm

Black'n'White wrote:
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haberfield tiger wrote:Farah to have a big game tonight. Will have a point to prove. Really doesn't matter if he starts from bench or has a spell just before half time same diff. He will play 60+ mins most hookers are getting bench time now in the nrl. I think its smart hes not doing the tough stuff in first 20mins can come on nice and fresh and tear the bunnies up the middle. Fingers crossed..
I wonder if that happens will taylor be lauded for the great tactic or will it be seen as being in spite of him?
of course he wont.... Robbie hasnt been all that effective tackling this year conceeding alot of metres post contact.

I dont see a problem starting him off the bench, he gets a half time break to keep him fresh, and doesnt have him outmuscled in defence when the arm wrestle is in full swing. Its a win win situation, no need for all the moaning.
coach is a genius.. Farah had a great game.. looked fresh after Dean took the first 25mins. Farah looked sharp and he even ran from dummy half.. happy if the coach does that every week.. the halfs got the early ball need and he got the forwards over the advantage line...our 32 year old hooker looked 3 -4 yrs younger...

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Post by Chevy » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:09 pm

If only we played Souths every week,last week a committed Rorters team had our dummy half service looking pretty ordinary.

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Post by stevetiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:10 pm

happy tiger wrote:Halatau was 100% better tonight

Well done Dene
Not really. You just got it wrong in the past. I'm not trying to be slack it's just the way it is. He does the job for us really well.

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Post by Tony33 » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:14 pm

Gee it would've been good having:

9. Ballin
14. Farah

Still not sold on halatau as a hooker. It worked tonight against a pretty ordinary side who we got the better of in the middle. Here's hoping it keeps working. 6 more wins and we're in the 8.
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Post by Eddie » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:22 pm

End of the day we won the game.

So you have to give credit to the coach.

Halatau played well as did Farah.

Souths were horrible, but we were pretty good.

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Post by supercoach » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:32 pm

Everyone is a genius after a great win. I am not convinced Robbie starting off the bench made any difference, but I guess we will never know. What I would like to know why taylor and his coaching team think that it was the way to go. I am not having a shot at Taylor, I am just curious to know what the rational is

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Post by stevetiger » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 11:43 pm

supercoach wrote:Everyone is a genius after a great win. I am not convinced Robbie starting off the bench made any difference, but I guess we will never know. What I would like to know why taylor and his coaching team think that it was the way to go. I am not having a shot at Taylor, I am just curious to know what the rational is
It was probably a dumb decision but I think the idea of having a hooker on for 80 minutes is a bit tough. It did show that Robbie isn't our key player but Woods had a lot of time off the field as well and he is also not a key player for us.

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