Realistic team list round 1 2018

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Re: Realistic team list round 1 2018

Post by NT Tiger » Mon 08 Jan, 2018 7:23 pm

greatodensraven wrote:
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 5:59 pm
Looking at our squad now I think it’s fair to say every other spot besides the following is up for grabs. A little nerve-racking but exciting at the same time:

1. Tui
2. Nofo
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
10. Matulino
13. Eiso

14. Twal
Probably, but I'd add Taylor as a starter for his leadership & defence, and Aloiai on the bench.
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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 08 Jan, 2018 8:18 pm

greatodensraven wrote:
Mon 08 Jan, 2018 5:59 pm
Looking at our squad now I think it’s fair to say every other spot besides the following is up for grabs. A little nerve-racking but exciting at the same time:

1. Tui
2. Nofo
6. Reynolds
7. Brooks
8. Packer
10. Matulino
13. Eiso

14. Twal
Yep. I don't think anyone can say for certain who will run out in remaining 9 positions much before R1 kicks offs. Which is more than half the spots in the 17.

3. Suli
4. Milne
5. MWZ

9. Liddle
11. McQueen
12. Alioia

15. Sue
16. Taylor
17. Marshall

18th man Lawrence.

I really wanted to see Marsters progress this year in NRL however if Suli and Milne are 100% fit I'd say they are very slightly ahead at centre and I went Benji on the bench ahead of Marsters on the bench as a utility (only because of what he did for the Broncos from the bench in 2017). Taylor is my backrow option on the bench ,once again just ahead of Marsters because he can play all backrow positions as well as DH (he may even start at DH). I'm sure Marsters will get his chance soon enough.

Lawrence, Grant, Rochow, Kev, Fonua, MWZ will all be very good back ups. If any player in the 17 isn't 100% fit, they shouldn't start as all our replacements are experienced NRL players and there isn't much between them. So however is fittest should start.
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Post by criwdfluffer » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:43 am

I don't thihnk the HOOTH is a lock in pick,wouldn't surprise at all if he on the bench or maybe not in the 17.

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Post by criwdfluffer » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:45 am

tbh I reckon the backline picks itself.

1, tui
2 fonua
3 suli
4 milne
5 nofa
6 grub
7 brooksie

its the forwards that have me beat .hooker and the backrow could be anything.

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Post by wt01 » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 10:29 am

i reckon MWZ will start b4 fonua does.....


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Post by criwdfluffer » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 10:57 am

wt01 wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 10:29 am
i reckon MWZ will start b4 fonua does.....
yeah i cant agree...mwz is handy, but Fonua is potentially a game breaker.

surely Cleary hasnt bought him from the uk not to start.

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Post by wt01 » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 11:09 am

criwdfluffer wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 10:57 am
wt01 wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 10:29 am
i reckon MWZ will start b4 fonua does.....
yeah i cant agree...mwz is handy, but Fonua is potentially a game breaker.

surely Cleary hasnt bought him from the uk not to start.
fonua is definatly a handy back-up.....but didnt we want speed in our backline?...i thought MWZ was fitter and therefore faster over the offseason :?: :?:

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Post by Tigerdon » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 11:14 am

criwdfluffer wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:43 am
I don't thihnk the HOOTH is a lock in pick,wouldn't surprise at all if he on the bench or maybe not in the 17.
2017 was a shocking season for the WestsTigers. However I don't think the Wests Tigers were really dominated in the forwards after Eisenhuth started at lock for the last 6 games of the year. Didn't he average something like 130 metres and a crap load of tackles. He had the ability to wrap the ball up and turn the ball carrier. His play was a bright end to a bad season. Why change one of the only good things out of 2017?
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Post by wt01 » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 11:17 am

Tigerdon wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 11:14 am
criwdfluffer wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:43 am
I don't thihnk the HOOTH is a lock in pick,wouldn't surprise at all if he on the bench or maybe not in the 17.
2017 was a shocking season for the WestsTigers. However I don't think the Wests Tigers were really dominated in the forwards after Eisenhuth started at lock for the last 6 games of the year. Didn't he average something like 130 metres and a crap load of tackles. He had the ability to wrap the ball up and turn the ball carrier. He play was a bright end to a bad season. Why change one of the only good things out of 2017?
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Fully agree with u > i believe Eiso is a definate starter

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Post by criwdfluffer » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 1:06 pm

oh I agree I loved the hooth......thought he went great.

I just don't know what cleary is gonna do....McQueen ,Lawrence, taylor,aloiai.

someones gonna miss out.

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Post by gallagher » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:14 pm

I'd start with Twal and have Packer off the bench. I think Packer can have real impact coming on fresh leaving the toiling start of the game to Twal.

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Post by wt01 » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:46 pm

gallagher wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:14 pm
I'd start with Twal and have Packer off the bench. I think Packer can have real impact coming on fresh leaving the toiling start of the game to Twal.
ok, making the team:

1. lolo
2. nofo
3. masters
4. suli (milne if suli not fit)
5. MWZ
6. J.Rey
7. Brooks
8. Twal
9. Liddle
10. Matulino
11. Mcqueen
12. Taylor
13. Huth

14. Marshall
15. Packer
16. Sue
17. Aloiai

i like the look of that team :D

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Post by Tiger Watto » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:58 pm

Is Liddle going to be ready for Round 1?
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Post by wt01 » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 3:22 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:58 pm
Is Liddle going to be ready for Round 1?
i hope and do believe he will be.....although i stand to be corrected

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Post by Earl » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 6:07 pm

criwdfluffer wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 9:43 am
I don't thihnk the HOOTH is a lock in pick,wouldn't surprise at all if he on the bench or maybe not in the 17.
I completely agree. I think a likely backrow is Taylor at lock in the centre and Lawrence and McQueen as edge backrowers.

Personally I think I'd play Taylor on the right edge and play 3 props which is how most teams play now.

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Post by Geo. » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 7:05 pm

Tiger Watto wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:58 pm
Is Liddle going to be ready for Round 1?
No..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 7:09 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 7:05 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:58 pm
Is Liddle going to be ready for Round 1?
No..
Why not???

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Post by Geo. » Tue 09 Jan, 2018 7:13 pm

WestsBenTigers wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 7:09 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 7:05 pm
Tiger Watto wrote:
Tue 09 Jan, 2018 2:58 pm
Is Liddle going to be ready for Round 1?
No..
Why not???

Double shoulder surgery takes time to heal...has not even began contact work yet...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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