Realistic team list round 1 2018

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Re: Realistic team list round 1 2018

Post by Geo. » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:27 pm

wt01 wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:19 pm
i hope Marshall is in the starting 17 somewhere
Only 13 start tho... :?
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Post by Spud Murphy » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:47 pm

tiger05premier wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:17 pm
WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:10 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Wed 08 Nov, 2017 5:55 pm
I'm hoping for this team to start 2018:

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Milne
4. Suli
5. Fonua
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIllwick
10. Matulino
11. McQueen
12. Taylor
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Grant
16. Aloiai
17. Marsters

18. Marshall
I think this is the best side possible.

There are still spots up for grabs.

Fonua could be replaced by MWZ or Kev
Grant could be replaced by Sue

I have faith in Cleary and that whoever he picks is the right man for the job!

Bring on 2018
I really like the team as well but just think we also need to find game time for liddle as well as i think he has a great future.

That could mean swapping MM and Liddle or having Liddle on bench in place of Grant.

I know ET could fill in as hooker as well but we need to keep Liddle in the loop

I hear what you're saying about Liddle. Probably a straight swap with MM further into the season would work best, especially if MM's fitness isn't holding up. Taylor will always be there also if Liddle finds himself struggling.

There is no way I would replace a prop on the bench with an extra hooker though. We're too light on in the prop department as it is and we don't have the luxury of Woods playing big minutes anymore, so there will be much more forward rotation happening next season.

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Post by wt01 » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:47 pm

Geo. wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:27 pm
wt01 wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:19 pm
i hope Marshall is in the starting 17 somewhere
Only 13 start tho... :?
:lol: u know what i meant :roll
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Post by Spud Murphy » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:55 pm

Nelson wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 2:43 pm
TigerSJ wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 2:08 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Wed 08 Nov, 2017 5:55 pm
I'm hoping for this team to start 2018:

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Milne
4. Suli
5. Fonua
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIllwick
10. Matulino
11. McQueen
12. Taylor
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Grant
16. Aloiai
17. Marsters

18. Marshall
I like this selection as well for a couple of reasons:
Milne with more try assists than any player in the RLWC indicates he needs to be a centre not a winger.
MM is a better choice then Liddle at the moment.
Marsters on the bench gives versatility in the backs and forwards
Grant is my only doubt but Sue has to prove he's hungry enough week in week out.
Yeah Milne is very good at setting up his outside man, he's got a few handy trick passes up his sleeve. He's a specialist centre, probably the only one we have.
Indeed! Could be happy times for Nofo if he and Milne can strike up a good combination :mrgreen:
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Post by supercoach » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:55 pm

Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:47 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:17 pm
WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:10 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Wed 08 Nov, 2017 5:55 pm
I'm hoping for this team to start 2018:

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Milne
4. Suli
5. Fonua
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIllwick
10. Matulino
11. McQueen
12. Taylor
13. Eisenhuth

14. Twal
15. Grant
16. Aloiai
17. Marsters

18. Marshall
I think this is the best side possible.

There are still spots up for grabs.

Fonua could be replaced by MWZ or Kev
Grant could be replaced by Sue

I have faith in Cleary and that whoever he picks is the right man for the job!

Bring on 2018
I really like the team as well but just think we also need to find game time for liddle as well as i think he has a great future.

That could mean swapping MM and Liddle or having Liddle on bench in place of Grant.

I know ET could fill in as hooker as well but we need to keep Liddle in the loop

I hear what you're saying about Liddle. Probably a straight swap with MM further into the season would work best, especially if MM's fitness isn't holding up. Taylor will always be there also if Liddle finds himself struggling.

There is no way I would replace a prop on the bench with an extra hooker though. We're too light on in the prop department as it is and we don't have the luxury of Woods playing big minutes anymore, so there will be much more forward rotation happening next season.

Lawrence and Liddle will be in the 17 come round one if fit. Not saying I agree, but they will be there . Maybe Liddle may struggle after a double shoulder operation, but if fit he will be there


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Post by Roar Power » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 8:59 pm

supercoach wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:55 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:47 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:17 pm
WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:10 pm

I think this is the best side possible.

There are still spots up for grabs.

Fonua could be replaced by MWZ or Kev
Grant could be replaced by Sue

I have faith in Cleary and that whoever he picks is the right man for the job!

Bring on 2018
I really like the team as well but just think we also need to find game time for liddle as well as i think he has a great future.

That could mean swapping MM and Liddle or having Liddle on bench in place of Grant.

I know ET could fill in as hooker as well but we need to keep Liddle in the loop

I hear what you're saying about Liddle. Probably a straight swap with MM further into the season would work best, especially if MM's fitness isn't holding up. Taylor will always be there also if Liddle finds himself struggling.

There is no way I would replace a prop on the bench with an extra hooker though. We're too light on in the prop department as it is and we don't have the luxury of Woods playing big minutes anymore, so there will be much more forward rotation happening next season.

Lawrence and Liddle will be in the 17 come round one if fit. Not saying I agree, but they will be there . Maybe Liddle may struggle after a double shoulder operation, but if fit he will be there
Supercoach, I don't think Lawrence is a shoe-in anymore. Cleary knows he needs to show results moving forward and sentiment isn't part of that. There are better second rowers and those who will play games more consistently (referring to injury). Wasn't Tim Sheens sniffing around recently trying to poach a forward? I reckon this was Lawrence and I also think he knows his days are numbered in first grade in the NRL. I love him, don't get me wrong - but he isn't our way forward anymore. We could rely on his experience previously for the young guys but now we have that in droves with Reynolds, Matulino, McQueen etc.

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Post by wt01 » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 9:05 pm

Roar Power wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 8:59 pm
supercoach wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:55 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:47 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:17 pm

I really like the team as well but just think we also need to find game time for liddle as well as i think he has a great future.

That could mean swapping MM and Liddle or having Liddle on bench in place of Grant.

I know ET could fill in as hooker as well but we need to keep Liddle in the loop

I hear what you're saying about Liddle. Probably a straight swap with MM further into the season would work best, especially if MM's fitness isn't holding up. Taylor will always be there also if Liddle finds himself struggling.

There is no way I would replace a prop on the bench with an extra hooker though. We're too light on in the prop department as it is and we don't have the luxury of Woods playing big minutes anymore, so there will be much more forward rotation happening next season.

Lawrence and Liddle will be in the 17 come round one if fit. Not saying I agree, but they will be there . Maybe Liddle may struggle after a double shoulder operation, but if fit he will be there
Supercoach, I don't think Lawrence is a shoe-in anymore. Cleary knows he needs to show results moving forward and sentiment isn't part of that. There are better second rowers and those who will play games more consistently (referring to injury). Wasn't Tim Sheens sniffing around recently trying to poach a forward? I reckon this was Lawrence and I also think he knows his days are numbered in first grade in the NRL. I love him, don't get me wrong - but he isn't our way forward anymore. We could rely on his experience previously for the young guys but now we have that in droves with Reynolds, Matulino, McQueen etc.
Aloiai or Mcqueen run a far better line than lawrence......sadly i jst cant see him in our 17 week in week out
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Post by formerguest » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 10:34 pm

Tacky wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 1:52 pm
Russell wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 1:37 pm
Tacky wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 12:18 pm
Last one before 2018........................unless we sign more players.

1. Tuimoala Lolohea
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Moses Suli
5. Taane Milne
6. Josh Reynolds(c)
7. Luke Brooks
8. Russell Packer
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris McQueen
12. Elijah Taylor(c)
13. Matt Eisenhuth

14. Chris Lawrence
15. Josh Aloiai
16. Alex Twal
17. Jesse Sue But not really. Michael Chee-Kam

Rowdy to sub for Eiso at lock. Aloiai for McQueen. Twal for Matulino. Sue for Packer. And Taylor can go to 9 if Liddle is struggling.
Think you have pretty well nailed it at this stage Tacky, however I would definitely swap Grant for Sue on last years form. The rest look good at the moment without knowing what will happen during the pre-season. Well done.
I'm thinking we need 1 workhorse and 1 impact prop on the bench. I'm not too sold on Sue either but, I want to keep Aloiai in the backrow. I like Twal as a workhorse but, he's not really known for his damaging runs. Sue just needs to play like he did against Manly every week and I think he'll fit right in.

Head knocks may become an even bigger problem with Suaso and particularly so if he cops one early season.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Thu 16 Nov, 2017 11:04 pm

Roar Power wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 8:59 pm
supercoach wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:55 pm
Spud Murphy wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:47 pm
tiger05premier wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:17 pm

I really like the team as well but just think we also need to find game time for liddle as well as i think he has a great future.

That could mean swapping MM and Liddle or having Liddle on bench in place of Grant.

I know ET could fill in as hooker as well but we need to keep Liddle in the loop

I hear what you're saying about Liddle. Probably a straight swap with MM further into the season would work best, especially if MM's fitness isn't holding up. Taylor will always be there also if Liddle finds himself struggling.

There is no way I would replace a prop on the bench with an extra hooker though. We're too light on in the prop department as it is and we don't have the luxury of Woods playing big minutes anymore, so there will be much more forward rotation happening next season.

Lawrence and Liddle will be in the 17 come round one if fit. Not saying I agree, but they will be there . Maybe Liddle may struggle after a double shoulder operation, but if fit he will be there
Supercoach, I don't think Lawrence is a shoe-in anymore. Cleary knows he needs to show results moving forward and sentiment isn't part of that. There are better second rowers and those who will play games more consistently (referring to injury). Wasn't Tim Sheens sniffing around recently trying to poach a forward? I reckon this was Lawrence and I also think he knows his days are numbered in first grade in the NRL. I love him, don't get me wrong - but he isn't our way forward anymore. We could rely on his experience previously for the young guys but now we have that in droves with Reynolds, Matulino, McQueen etc.
I agree. I’m reading posts saying last years players should get priority for positions. No way. We haven’t brought in a new crop for reserve grade. I admire Lawrence greatly but based on the new acquisitions (and the development late last year) I think he will struggle to secure a spot. I wrote how much I admired Kev’s Passion but I don’t think he will be in our top 17.
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Post by Harvey » Fri 17 Nov, 2017 4:50 pm

I think those that bag Lawrence will be in for a surprise.
If the team is playing better around him, he will look better. If the team isn't, people will be asking why the hell we signed McQueen

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Post by wt01 » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 9:49 am

if lawrence is in the starting 13......aloiai and mcqueen musnt be fully fit
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Post by weststigerman » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 12:55 pm

What happened to all those people suggesting Nofo would be playing reserve grade in 2018?

Almost every team I've seen has him on the wing.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 1:42 pm

weststigerman wrote:
Mon 27 Nov, 2017 12:55 pm
What happened to all those people suggesting Nofo would be playing reserve grade in 2018?

Almost every team I've seen has him on the wing.
He's buckley's and none of starting in reserve grade.

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Post by Tacky » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 2:36 pm

weststigerman wrote:
Mon 27 Nov, 2017 12:55 pm
What happened to all those people suggesting Nofo would be playing reserve grade in 2018?

Almost every team I've seen has him on the wing.
Noff is our most naturally talented attacking winger. Anyone who thinks he's starting in reserve grade next year needs their head examined.
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Post by weststigerman » Mon 27 Nov, 2017 3:45 pm

Actually it wasn't that many people, found the thread.

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Post by Harvey » Wed 27 Dec, 2017 11:58 am

It might just be laziness in terms of the club providing a realistic update, but there is an article on NRL.com around pre-season injuries (https://www.nrl.com/news/2017/12/12/201 ... alty-ward/). For the tigers it lists both Suli & Liddle's recovery time as indefinite, which is concerning.

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 27 Dec, 2017 12:42 pm

Geo. wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 7:27 pm
wt01 wrote:
Thu 16 Nov, 2017 6:19 pm
i hope Marshall is in the starting 17 somewhere
Only 13 start tho... :?
Actually Geo when you think about it , it might be a good way of evening up the salary cap

The Roosters have 13 players start come Rd 1 and we have 19 players on the field

Bet that would get young Mr Politis' attention :D

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Post by Bob » Fri 29 Dec, 2017 9:23 pm

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Milne
4. Suli
5. Naiquima
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
9. McIlwrick (Liddle return after injury)
10. Matulino
11. McQueen
12. Lawrence (Will be swapped with Marsters mid year)
13. taylor

14. Marshall (Liddle return will start on bench)
15. Twal
16. Aloiai
17. Eiso

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