Realistic team list round 1 2018

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Re: Realistic team list round 1 2018

Post by Sabre » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 11:07 am

What I think we will see:

1. Thompson
2. Nofoaluma
3. Naiqama
4. Masters
5. Watene-Zelezniak
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIlwrick
10. Matulino
11. Taylor
12. Lawrence
13. Eisenhuth

14. Godinet
15. Aloiai
16. Twal
17. Rochow

I'd prefer someone else in the centres over Naiqama but neither Milne or Fonua have been particularly impressive.


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Post by Cairnstigers » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 12:19 pm

My team and why

Corey Thompson stand out trials
David Nofoaluma Returns
Tanne Milne Defence combo With masters
Marsters Good meters & defence
Malakai Watene-Zalezniak some speed and good trials
Josh Reynolds Best option and experience never say die attitude
Luke Brooks or Gamble I like Gamble better and think he will be there before long but Ivan won't want to demote Brooks just yet
I think it will take 3 rounds
Russell Packer experience and Size
Taylor tackling machine
Tim Grant good trial form
Robbie Rochow good trial form
Chris Lawrence good against the sharks and experience
Matt Eisenhuth long minutes size and power

Interchange:
Josh Aloiai size and power
Twal good solid forward and defence
Matalino Experience
Lolohea Creativity and ability to brake the line can play anywhere in the backs

Our defence against the cowboys was better
This is why I chose a Milne Masters centre combination and helps Nofo with his defence

Quote from Ivan
Lewis looked destined to score off a chargedown and Corey somehow got back there to save it — that epitomises what he is about.

“It’s hard not to [get him the Round 1 team],
sounds like he wants Lolohea also going by that sentence
Liddle to come in round 4 or 5
Grant or Rochow out

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Post by Tacky » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:21 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 8:39 am
Now the dust is settled, I think we’ll see

1. Thompson
2. Noffa
3. Naiqama
4. Marsters
5. MWZ
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIlwrick
10. Matulino
11. Lawrence
12. ET
13. Eiso

14. Marshall
15. Rochow
16. Twal
17. Aloiai
18. McQueen
19. Grant
20. Felise
21. Milne

My man Jesse probably needs a couple ISP games before coming into calculations.
I wouldn't have 2 backrowers on the bench, unless you wanna play Aloiai at prop?
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Post by innsaneink » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:42 pm

Sabre wrote:
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 11:07 am
What I think we will see:

1. Thompson
2. Nofoaluma
3. Naiqama
4. Masters
5. Watene-Zelezniak
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIlwrick
10. Matulino
11. Taylor
12. Lawrence
13. Eisenhuth

14. Godinet
15. Aloiai
16. Twal
17. Rochow

I'd prefer someone else in the centres over Naiqama but neither Milne or Fonua have been particularly impressive.
I think youve nailed it

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Post by WestsBenTigers » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:46 pm

Once our combinations gel and we get match-fit this will be our best side:

Lolohea
Nofoaluma
Milne
Marsters
Thompson
Reynolds
Brooks/Gamble
Packer
Liddle
Twal
Lawrence/Rochow
ET
Eisenhuth

Benji/Gamble
Aloiai
Matulino
MCK(if Aloiai plays in the middle)/Felise (if Aloiai plays on an edge)


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Post by Bob » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:46 pm

Thompson
Nofo
Milne
A)Lolo B) Eisenhuth
A)MWZ B) Lolo
Reynolds
Brooks
Packer
Godinet
Mut
McQueen
Lawrence
Taylor

Twal
Sue
Benji
Aloai

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Post by WT2K » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 1:55 pm

Sabre wrote:
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 11:07 am
What I think we will see:

1. Thompson
2. Nofoaluma
3. Naiqama
4. Masters
5. Watene-Zelezniak
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIlwrick
10. Matulino
11. Taylor
12. Lawrence
13. Eisenhuth

14. Godinet
15. Aloiai
16. Twal
17. Rochow

I'd prefer someone else in the centres over Naiqama but neither Milne or Fonua have been particularly impressive.
I think this will pretty much be us for R1
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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 2:02 pm

Is Benji our only other option for halfback? If he is he wont be NRL ready for some time.

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Post by Nelson » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 2:20 pm

ku5tom wrote:
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 2:02 pm
Is Benji our only other option for halfback? If he is he wont be NRL ready for some time.
Marshall is the best option. Lolohea would be next (he's played some halfback before for the Warriors and took dominant play making resposibility for Tonga over Hingano). After that Gamble. Lolohea and Gamble are both better suited to a classic 5/8 role though.

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Post by FreddyK » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 2:28 pm

Gamble has played at half back at Redcliffe. I have not seen him play there. Perhaps he should be given a run at half-back in the NSW Cup to see if he does have the chops in that position. We need a half back with a kicking game, someone to kick goals and someone to control Reynolds. Just an idea.

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 2:48 pm

FreddyK wrote:
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 2:28 pm
Gamble has played at half back at Redcliffe. I have not seen him play there. Perhaps he should be given a run at half-back in the NSW Cup to see if he does have the chops in that position. We need a half back with a kicking game, someone to kick goals and someone to control Reynolds. Just an idea.
I would like to see that, who knows the pressure on Brooks might be something he needed. These first 6 rounds are against top quality teams and we wont be given to many opportunities and we will need to make the most of what we are given.

The passing from DH to Brooks hasn't helped him either but Brooks was easily read last night with Luke Lewis always 1 step ahead.

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Post by Magpie4life » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 3:05 pm

The only thing more baffling than re signing Benji was to sign Reynolds at all. What did Tui do wrong at 5/8?

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 3:06 pm

Where is marshall?
I thought last week he was expecting a bub...long delivery?

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Post by Geo. » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 4:18 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Sun 25 Feb, 2018 3:06 pm
Where is marshall?
I thought last week he was expecting a bub...long delivery?
Was due end of last week..being induced today or tomorrow I believe..If it's today Dad n Bub will share the same birth date..

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Post by The Old Fox » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 4:19 pm

1. Tui
2. Nofo
3. Marshall
4.Masters
5.Thompson
6.Gamble
7. Renyolds
8. Eiso
9. Liddle
10.Matulino
11. Twai
12.Felise
13. Taylor

14. Godinet
15. Aloiai
16. Packer
17. Rochow

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Post by greatodensraven » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 4:43 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 10:33 pm
greatodensraven wrote:
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 10:30 pm
happy tiger wrote:
Sat 24 Feb, 2018 10:26 pm
How do you pick Benji without a trial game under his belt .......please

He is a confidence player ....anyway .....move on
Yep I get that, actually pencilled in Gamble first, but Benji has been there, done that...gotta have some faith in him.
Personally why not have Lolohea in the 17 jersey ??

Give Benji two weeks in ISP for confidence
Yep thats another option (good to have a few). But if Tui needs to improve his fitness I reckon 80 mins in ISP at FB would be better than 20-30 off the bench in 1sts.

Either way I think Tui will play his way back into 1sts (if he is not there from the beginning) once his fitness is up to scratch, Thompson most likely moved to the wing for MWZ/Nofo. IC has mentioned a few times that our Rd 1 team most likely wont be the same one backing up towards the end of the year. So that suggests he is waiting on a few preferred options (Liddle, Tui, McQueen possibly) to prove their fitness before moving into 1sts.

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Post by bp tiger » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 4:43 pm

though brooks and Reynolds
where the worst on field for us they offered nothing and there passing was very poor

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Post by Cairnstigers » Sun 25 Feb, 2018 5:13 pm

1 Thompson is to good not to have at fullback
2 Lolohea is better in the halves as we preformed much better towards the end of last season with him there
3 Reynolds has to much experience not to have in the halves and has the ability to lift the whole team
4 Liddle will be our number 9 when fit
5 Gamble is a good player and when he is in the starting 17 he will be very hard to leave out
6 once our forwards of Packer Matalino Twal Eisenhuth McQueen Aloiai Taylor Rochow and Liddle start to fire
And they will
They will be very hard to stop
7 for us to make the 8 I think we need a centre pairing of Milne and Masters big bodies and can feed of each other when on a roll
8 the position on the ladder we would all be happy with after 26 rounds
After that anything is possible

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