Wests Tigers squad v Cowboys**LIVE THREAD

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Re: Wests Tigers squad v Cowboys**LIVE THREAD

Post by Geo. » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 9:37 pm

Suli was Impressive defensively in both trials for mine...

If you are worried about the high ball don't ..they will be kicking it at Nofoaluma...
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Geo nailed it...


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Post by southerntiger » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 9:39 pm

innsaneink wrote:Suli is way too green to be starting NRL imo...he would be a massive liability, mentally and probably physically
The other issue is that if he was to play firsts it would be on the wing. Im not sure thats the right fit for him at all. But even if he could work on the wing, to start NRL in a position I doubt he has played any junior football at combined with only 2 NYC games is a massive ask.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 9:48 pm

More than happy with that effort. McIlwrick was just about our best I thought. Should prove sufficient back up when required. Suli is so hard to handle when carrying the ball. The fact he started on the wing is a good indication he'll get the nod round one ahead of Rankin who filled in playing in the halves and only moved to the wing when Suli went off. No doubt if Rankin is named there will be meltdown's delux, but it's important to remember if he is, it doesn't mean he's valued more than Suli, it will be simply because they still want to give the kid time. From where I was sitting though he looks like he'd handle it. He's a real handful.

Tedesco looks set to go to another level imo. Played like an animal, and even off the ball, behind the defensive line, he was rabid, shouting orders and blowing up every time we conceded a penalty.

We defended okay, but tbf, the Cows were so sloppy, we were barely challenged. Ben Hampton scored the softest of tries on half time strolling through Ava, and I think Sue. Aloiai scored a strong try. Between tonight and the 9's, I think he's in for a big year.

We lost our way the last 15 minutes, and Heleta literally threw the game away, but meh, we had virtually a reserve grade side out there for the last quarter. This team is ready for Souths.

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Post by clifferdSH » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 9:59 pm

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:01 pm

Geo. wrote:Suli was Impressive defensively in both trials for mine...

If you are worried about the high ball don't ..they will be kicking it at Nofoaluma...
Hed be targeted you can be certain

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:03 pm

Geo. wrote:Suli was Impressive defensively in both trials for mine...

If you are worried about the high ball don't ..they will be kicking it at Nofoaluma...
Look the Cowboys didn't really target him defensively Geo , and didn't really target our edges at all

Be interesting how Taylor saw it in my opinion

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Post by TCL » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:04 pm

happy tiger wrote:
innsaneink wrote:Suli is way too green to be starting NRL imo...he would be a massive liability, mentally and probably physically
Yeah without knowing how he'd go under the high ball and if he gets targeted defensively how he will handle it is a concern

But he definitely put a genuine case together tonight for being spoken about at the selection table
Play him week 1 while everyone is still green from the off season, if he handles it then give him a second run and so on. No easing your self into fg!

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Post by Geo. » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:08 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:Suli was Impressive defensively in both trials for mine...

If you are worried about the high ball don't ..they will be kicking it at Nofoaluma...
Look the Cowboys didn't really target him defensively Geo , and didn't really target our edges at all

Be interesting how Taylor saw it in my opinion
Ok you guys convinced me..lets stick with Rankin..

Suli also carries the ball with gusto..why would we need that..
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 happy tiger » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:10 pm

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Anyone else with him ??

Doubt it :brick:

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:11 pm

Geo. wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:Suli was Impressive defensively in both trials for mine...

If you are worried about the high ball don't ..they will be kicking it at Nofoaluma...
Look the Cowboys didn't really target him defensively Geo , and didn't really target our edges at all

Be interesting how Taylor saw it in my opinion
Ok you guys convinced me..lets stick with Rankin..

Suli also carries the ball with gusto..why would we need that..
We all know it will come down to whether Moses kicks Rd 1 or not .....

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Post by Geo. » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:14 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:Suli was Impressive defensively in both trials for mine...

If you are worried about the high ball don't ..they will be kicking it at Nofoaluma...
Look the Cowboys didn't really target him defensively Geo , and didn't really target our edges at all

Be interesting how Taylor saw it in my opinion
Ok you guys convinced me..lets stick with Rankin..

Suli also carries the ball with gusto..why would we need that..
We all know it will come down to whether Moses kicks Rd 1 or not .....
Why James Tedesco kicks at 100% for the Wests Tigers...there is nothing he can not do..
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 GNR4LIFE » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 10:19 pm

ET looked to be playing before the line a lot the way he did when he first arrived last year. I think he's going to be one of our most valuable players this year. Re-signing him was absolute key.

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 11:10 pm

Geo. wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
Look the Cowboys didn't really target him defensively Geo , and didn't really target our edges at all

Be interesting how Taylor saw it in my opinion
Ok you guys convinced me..lets stick with Rankin..

Suli also carries the ball with gusto..why would we need that..
We all know it will come down to whether Moses kicks Rd 1 or not .....
Why James Tedesco kicks at 100% for the Wests Tigers...there is nothing he can not do..
I'm totally with you Geo

Why the club hasn't started a James Tedesco breeding program yet astounds me

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Post by TCL » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 11:22 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:
Ok you guys convinced me..lets stick with Rankin..

Suli also carries the ball with gusto..why would we need that..
We all know it will come down to whether Moses kicks Rd 1 or not .....
Why James Tedesco kicks at 100% for the Wests Tigers...there is nothing he can not do..
I'm totally with you Geo

Why the club hasn't started a James Tedesco breeding program yet astounds me
Young superstar like Teddy, he has probably already started his own ;)

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 17 Feb, 2017 11:51 pm

Tiger Come Lately wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
Geo. wrote:
happy tiger wrote:
We all know it will come down to whether Moses kicks Rd 1 or not .....
Why James Tedesco kicks at 100% for the Wests Tigers...there is nothing he can not do..
I'm totally with you Geo

Why the club hasn't started a James Tedesco breeding program yet astounds me
Young superstar like Teddy, he has probably already started his own ;)
I'm talking Rugby 7's players , Jillaroos , American T&F superstars ,William Sisters

He might need a bag , and prepared to be totally dominated :D

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Post by willow » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 12:13 am

Suli didn't look out of place out there...

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Post by jadtiger » Sat 18 Feb, 2017 6:46 am

I didnt watch the game but from all accounts it was a far better performance lets hope that continues in 2 weeks time.Hope the players are completely selected on form and not favouritism

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