Rankin in doubt to take on Canterbury

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Rankin in doubt to take on Canterbury

Post by Bozo97 » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 12:54 pm

Article on the NRL Website

Wests Tigers have been struck a blow with fill-in fullback Jordan Rankin rolling an ankle, putting further strain on their already depleted line-up.

Rankin was sent for scans on Wednesday shortly after suffering the injury at training and is in doubt for Saturday's NRL clash with Canterbury.

The Tigers will already be without regular No.1 James Tedesco because of State of Origin duties as well as senior players Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods.

Club officials and teammates said they were optimistic Rankin would be OK to play as their top eight hopes go on the line.

If Rankin pulls up short, Justin Hunt shapes as his most likely replacement while Tim Simona played fullback for Samoa in this year's Pacific Test against Tonga and could be moved from the wing.

"He rolled his ankle at training this morning but I'm pretty sure he'll be right for the weekend," winger David Nofoaluma said.

"I think it was more a precaution and I'm sure he'll be sweet."

Hunt has played just one game this year - ironically at fullback against the Dogs in round 10.

His night was soured after he was reported for an ugly high tackle on Bulldogs playmaker Moses Mbye as Des Hasler's side ran out 36-4 winners.


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Post by Bozo97 » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 12:55 pm

I now see this has been mentioned on another thread, my bad

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Post by willow » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 1:28 pm

If Rankin fails to pull up well then I'd debut Heleta at fullback.

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Post by Bozo97 » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 1:43 pm

willow wrote:If Rankin fails to pull up well then I'd debut Heleta at fullback.
No better time to do it, against a tiring dogs pack he be able to cause some trouble

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:08 pm

just as i suspected with the other options if Rankin wasnt going to be FB for this game.
Funny no mention of fitting JAC there .


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Post by Gary Bakerloo » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:11 pm

Reynolds is out for NSW. What's the bet Brooks or Moses gets called up??

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Post by greatodensraven » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:16 pm

Gary Bakerloo wrote:Reynolds is out for NSW. What's the bet Brooks or Moses gets called up??
Maybe a recall for Moylan or J. Reynolds?

Hopefully Jennings & Fergo are also out meaning a call-up for the Morris bros! Laurie is a Tigers fan isn't he?

Add Mbye to Qld & that will do nicely!

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:16 pm

Gary Bakerloo wrote:Reynolds is out for NSW. What's the bet Brooks or Moses gets called up??
errrr highly unlikely charlie

Plenty other players in for before them
These 2 would be absolute liabilities at this stage of their careers if the got picked for SOO Game 3 2016

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:18 pm

greatodensraven wrote:
Gary Bakerloo wrote:Reynolds is out for NSW. What's the bet Brooks or Moses gets called up??
Maybe a recall for Moylan or J. Reynolds?

Hopefully Jennings & Fergo are also out meaning a call-up for the Morris bros! Laurie is a Tigers fan isn't he?

Add Mbye to Qld & that will do nicely!

Wouldnt it be nice to see the Morris Bros NOT line up against us on Friday
They are solid performers..

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Post by Gary Bakerloo » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:20 pm

Love the WestsTigers wrote:
greatodensraven wrote:
Gary Bakerloo wrote:Reynolds is out for NSW. What's the bet Brooks or Moses gets called up??
Maybe a recall for Moylan or J. Reynolds?

Hopefully Jennings & Fergo are also out meaning a call-up for the Morris bros! Laurie is a Tigers fan isn't he?

Add Mbye to Qld & that will do nicely!

Wouldnt it be nice to see the Morris Bros NOT line up against us on Friday
They are solid performers..
No chance. After the game 1 fiasco there is no chance NSWRL will cross swords with Hasler again. Des gets what Des wants....

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Post by Sabre » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:29 pm

willow wrote:If Rankin fails to pull up well then I'd debut Heleta at fullback.
We have a few options at least.
- Heleta
- Hunt
- Moses to fullback, Littlejohn to 5/8

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Post by tigerap » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 2:39 pm

Hunt to replace Rankin.....easy and we lose nothing

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Post by maxxy86 » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 3:40 pm

tigerap wrote:Hunt to replace Rankin.....easy and we lose nothing
Hopefully Jordan can make the game however good cover in Hunt or maybe Littlejohn to 6 and moses to 1.
Well its nearly time to have a 'CRACK'....Go you :sign:

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Post by Fade To Black » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 3:42 pm

tigerap wrote:Hunt to replace Rankin.....easy and we lose nothing
Rankin has been a solid performer lately, played very well vs Penrith.
If good performances are to be rewarded then Heleta should be given a call-up, he was outstanding vs Warriors in reggie's last week.
If Rankin is out then it would be great to see Littlejohn onto the bench to be our 2nd hooker......if Elijah's talent is wasted by being used as our 2nd dummy half then the game is as good as lost IMO.

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Post by Mac tiger » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 4:01 pm

Sabre wrote:
willow wrote:If Rankin fails to pull up well then I'd debut Heleta at fullback.
We have a few options at least.
- Heleta
- Hunt
- Moses to fullback, Littlejohn to 5/8
And Simona. Hope Rankin recovers but nice to have a few quality options

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Post by barra » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 4:25 pm

Heleta for mine, I liked what I saw in his game last weekend. Like the 'good' Nofo, but can play fullback.

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Post by Newtown » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 4:39 pm

Heleta has to come in to replace Rankin.

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Post by tiger_one » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 5:04 pm

Redemption beckons for JH.

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