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Re: WESTS Tigers Team V Storm...

Unread post by Tigerdon » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 8:27 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:I really like the look of this side. Full strength. Can't wait to test ourselves against one the comp's benchmark teams.
Yep. I'm liking Sue starting at Prop. Hopefully our backs have seen what Cronk did to NSW backs. And hopefully C Smith is still drunk from partying.
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Unread post by ricksen » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 4:30 pm

jirskyr wrote:
hammertime wrote:Rankin does offer a few advantages over JAC

- Goal Kicking
- Versatility if 1,6 or 7 goes down.

Considering JAC dropped it with the line wide open last week, he has errors in his finishing abilities.

I'm happy with Rankin's selection.
Finally waiting for someone to bring this up.

Farah and Woods both backing up from Origin, only forwards on the bench. If there is a niggle anywhere in the backline, you want Rankin there as cover not JAC.
I'm not really getting this line of thought - if we have an injury in the backs, Lovett will move to the centres and we'll shift around from there. This has happened several times this season already.
If we lose one of the halves we'll put Lawrence there.

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Unread post by hammertime » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 7:34 pm

ricksen wrote:
jirskyr wrote:
hammertime wrote:Rankin does offer a few advantages over JAC

- Goal Kicking
- Versatility if 1,6 or 7 goes down.

Considering JAC dropped it with the line wide open last week, he has errors in his finishing abilities.

I'm happy with Rankin's selection.
Finally waiting for someone to bring this up.

Farah and Woods both backing up from Origin, only forwards on the bench. If there is a niggle anywhere in the backline, you want Rankin there as cover not JAC.
I'm not really getting this line of thought - if we have an injury in the backs, Lovett will move to the centres and we'll shift around from there. This has happened several times this season already.
If we lose one of the halves we'll put Lawrence there.
We all know what happened in the Melbourne game when Lovett went to centre.
But sure. thats ok.

Just find it hard to argue that rankin at 6,7 or 1 is not superior to moving Lawrence out of the 2nd row to 6,7 or simona at 1.

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Unread post by ricksen » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 9:57 pm

hammertime wrote:
ricksen wrote:
jirskyr wrote:
hammertime wrote:Rankin does offer a few advantages over JAC

- Goal Kicking
- Versatility if 1,6 or 7 goes down.

Considering JAC dropped it with the line wide open last week, he has errors in his finishing abilities.

I'm happy with Rankin's selection.
Finally waiting for someone to bring this up.

Farah and Woods both backing up from Origin, only forwards on the bench. If there is a niggle anywhere in the backline, you want Rankin there as cover not JAC.
I'm not really getting this line of thought - if we have an injury in the backs, Lovett will move to the centres and we'll shift around from there. This has happened several times this season already.
If we lose one of the halves we'll put Lawrence there.
We all know what happened in the Melbourne game when Lovett went to centre.
But sure. thats ok.

Just find it hard to argue that rankin at 6,7 or 1 is not superior to moving Lawrence out of the 2nd row to 6,7 or simona at 1.
It's a fair argument, but given past examples I'd suggest it's what JT will do.
Also, if we have to move Rankin to cover the halves, centre, or FB, who'd play on the wing?
My point is that wherever we lose a player, it'll cause issues and an awkward reshuffle. We're not talking about including him as a bench utility, but as a starting winger.

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Unread post by Nelson » Thu 23 Jun, 2016 11:20 pm

ricksen wrote:
It's a fair argument, but given past examples I'd suggest it's what JT will do.
Also, if we have to move Rankin to cover the halves, centre, or FB, who'd play on the wing?
My point is that wherever we lose a player, it'll cause issues and an awkward reshuffle. We're not talking about including him as a bench utility, but as a starting winger.
I would only bother to move him to cover fullback or the halves. If Teddy, Moses or Brooks went down I would move Rankin to fullback/5/8, Simona or Kev to wing and Lawrence to centre.

If we lose a centre just stick Lawrence in the centres and Rankin can stay on the wing.

They aren't really awkward reshuffles. They all involve players in positions they have some experience in.


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Unread post by coolcat » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 1:13 am

tigerap wrote:
851 wrote:
Fade To Black wrote:
Gary Bakerloo wrote:Good side, best we can pick.

Seriously.....the one change is a winger. They deadset grow on trees.
Agree, that is the best side we can pick.
As far as wingers growing on trees....WT must be planting the wrong seeds because we have only had 2 top-notch wingers in 17 seasons.
I agree we have not had many good ones, but I am curious as to who you are referring to, Richards and Koro ?
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Unread post by TrueTiger » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 8:41 am

Tigerdon wrote:
GNR4LIFE wrote:I really like the look of this side. Full strength. Can't wait to test ourselves against one the comp's benchmark teams.
Yep. I'm liking Sue starting at Prop. Hopefully our backs have seen what Cronk did to NSW backs. And hopefully C Smith is still drunk from partying.
Storm will be hard to beat...Smith and Cronk will be on a high after Weds night,but tired hopefully..I can see the selection of Jordan Rankin on the wing,Storm would target JAC all night and I don't think he could handle the intense pressure,particularly after his poor performance against the Bunnies..he is still developing as an NRL player,his omission is warranted in my opinion,I sincerely hope the whole team performans very well,they are improving week to week and it is a credit to the coaching staff....
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Unread post by southerntiger » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 9:13 am

coolcat wrote:
tigerap wrote:
851 wrote:
Fade To Black wrote: Agree, that is the best side we can pick.
As far as wingers growing on trees....WT must be planting the wrong seeds because we have only had 2 top-notch wingers in 17 seasons.
I agree we have not had many good ones, but I am curious as to who you are referring to, Richards and Koro ?
Fitzyhenry
For me it was Pat Richards and Taniela Tuiaki
Tuqiri, Tuiaki, Richards, Koro ... thats four without thinking.

Nofo is a good young player with flaws in his game. In a better side those flaws would be less evident and he would go well.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:22 am

Any news from the Captain's run ??

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Unread post by Fade To Black » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:31 am

southerntiger wrote:
coolcat wrote:
tigerap wrote:
851 wrote: I agree we have not had many good ones, but I am curious as to who you are referring to, Richards and Koro ?
Fitzyhenry
For me it was Pat Richards and Taniela Tuiaki
Tuqiri, Tuiaki, Richards, Koro ... thats four without thinking.

Nofo is a good young player with flaws in his game. In a better side those flaws would be less evident and he would go well.
Koro is a long way from what you would class as top notch IMO. He is fast and runs the ball up with gusto but the rest of his game is mud, he lets in as many tries as he scores.
We have had 4 better than average wingers in 17 seasons-hardly a good strike rate.

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Unread post by Curaeus » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 11:38 am

Smith and Cronk will be a problem as they always are but Munster looks like he might miss the game and their big two might be a bit tired from Origin 2. Woodsy is in the same boat but he just seems to keep going no matter what plus our recent form has been fairly good. Be tough to get a win at AAMI but I really think we'll be competitive. Goal kicking remains a worry though. We need to find someone reliable for next year

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Unread post by willow » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 7:52 pm

happy tiger wrote:Any news from the Captain's run ??
Don't know Happy. I suspect the Captains run would have taken place in Melbourne today.

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Unread post by fergiefurr » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 10:27 pm

ET and Halatau will share hooker

JJ has flown down and may come into the side instead of MCK

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Unread post by Club Sandwich » Sat 25 Jun, 2016 10:45 pm

fergiefurr wrote:ET and Halatau will share hooker

JJ has flown down and may come into the side instead of MCK
ET and Halatau sharing hooker duties? Oh please god no. No no no no no.
Is JT out of his freaking mind? Such a stupid and arrogant decision.
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Unread post by Born tiger » Sun 26 Jun, 2016 8:17 am

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Unread post by willow » Sun 26 Jun, 2016 12:01 pm

TigerWoods wrote:
fergiefurr wrote:ET and Halatau will share hooker

JJ has flown down and may come into the side instead of MCK
ET and Halatau sharing hooker duties? Oh please god no. No no no no no.
Is JT out of his freaking mind? Such a stupid and arrogant decision.
Not a fan of putting Taylor at 9. Nullifies his ball playing ability between Brooks and Moses.

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Unread post by Geo. » Sun 26 Jun, 2016 12:08 pm

I believe Halatau passed fit...the remaining bench spot could be interesting ..MCK as 18th would come in ..but both Felise and Liddle travelled with the team...
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Unread post by clifferdSH » Sun 26 Jun, 2016 12:59 pm

Tigers were at $4.60 when teams were announced now at $3.30...Cronk/Smith not backing up?

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