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Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 11:34 am
by Snake
Good back up would sign on a second tier contract .

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 11:36 am
by GNR4LIFE
Better option than JLJ. Least he wants to be here unlike the rat that deserted us.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 12:17 pm
by Swordy
Its a long way back for Rankin to earn our trust.

However, at the ground last night and in the circumstances, i thought he went quite well, particularly in defence. The short stint at the back with Teddy off was terrible, but otherwise he was good i thought.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 12:34 pm
by Russell
851 wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:24 am
Masterton wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:18 am
stevied wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:06 am
ricksen wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:01 am
Neither are FG quality to be honest.
Of course they're not but we're talking about the best available five eighth option and, even though some of Rankin's fullback and wing play last year were diabolical, I think he deserves a chance to play in his favored position, especially after strong performances in ISP. The choice is between JLJ and Rankin and Rankin is the best option.
I don't think there's a person here who would have him in the starting 17, but I dare say he'd be a decent half... if he had more speed or strength.
And skill
We already know how you feel. :deadhorse:

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 12:38 pm
by WT2K
If it's a choice of JLJ or Rankin then it's Rankin.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 1:06 pm
by tig_prmz
it's funny, we got 36 put on us but in the first 20 minutes it felt good that brooks/moses weren't defending in the line tbh

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 1:12 pm
by mike
Tell him he is dreaming. Would need about a 100% improvement to even get a look in. Very poor in my opinion.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 1:52 pm
by Curaeus
Rankin certainly doesn't seem to have many admirers. That said, he was pretty good last night playing in the halves. He's also a decent goal kicker which we need now that Moses has gone. Can't see any reason why Ivan wouldn't want to continue using him at five eighth at least until Tui Lolohea has joined us (assuming he does) .

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 8:04 pm
by ricksen
stevied wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:06 am
ricksen wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:01 am
Neither are FG quality to be honest.
Of course they're not but we're talking about the best available five eighth option and, even though some of Rankin's fullback and wing play last year were diabolical, I think he deserves a chance to play in his favored position, especially after strong performances in ISP. The choice is between JLJ and Rankin and Rankin is the best option.
Yeah, we obviously don't have any other options for the moment. I suspect either could do a job alongside Brooks, but the two of them together isn't going to wield great results.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sat 20 May, 2017 10:50 pm
by Club Sandwich
851 wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 11:26 am
Hopefully Lolo gets here before our next game and we don't see either of JLJ or Rankin in the team.
Agree!

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sun 21 May, 2017 7:19 am
by TrueTiger
Curaeus wrote:
Sat 20 May, 2017 1:52 pm
Rankin certainly doesn't seem to have many admirers. That said, he was pretty good last night playing in the halves. He's also a decent goal kicker which we need now that Moses has gone. Can't see any reason why Ivan wouldn't want to continue using him at five eighth at least until Tui Lolohea has joined us (assuming he does) .
Rankin will do a job in the halves for Ivan,it is his favoured position,just remember he is stepping back up to the NRL team and needs a little time to get used to Brooks alongside of him...also even though there are plenty of people bagging the heck out of Jordan,he will give a 200 percent effort because he is Proffessional and not a self centred twat like the bloke he is replacing in the interim..Jordan would probably admit he makes mistakes,unlike some who think they don't make mistakes..

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sun 21 May, 2017 7:38 am
by sheer64
He is not first grade standard. But then again who is in our side?

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sun 21 May, 2017 12:27 pm
by Club Sandwich
You know you are absolutely scraping the bottom of the barrel when Rankin and first grade are in the same sentence.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sun 21 May, 2017 12:28 pm
by tig_prmz
much better than JLJ definitely.

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sun 21 May, 2017 12:29 pm
by GNR4LIFE
TigerWoods wrote:
Sun 21 May, 2017 12:27 pm
You know you are absolutely scraping the bottom of the barrel when Rankin and first grade are in the same sentence.
:deadhorse:

Re: Rankin stakes claim for Moses's vacant spot

Posted: Sun 21 May, 2017 12:37 pm
by Geo.
Id give him another go next game at least he kicks goals and that could be important in a tight ga...oh wait..