Trial Match v Cronulla Sharks *LIVE Thread

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Re: Team Announcement – Trial Match v Cronulla Sharks

Post by Geo. » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:27 pm

Why oh why did Cleary pick Naiqama as a starting centre...

Maybe it's a ploy..

Were is Liddle..?
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Post by Icon » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:27 pm

well something about those team is not right, players are named in both the 1st and NSW cup teams:

McQueen
Felise
Fanua
etc..

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:29 pm

I suspect players like Gamble , Lolohea , McQueen , JJF will be playing long mins in NSW Cup so Ivan can see how they go over 80 mins.
And give others like Thompson a good go in the 1sts
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Post by king sirro » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:29 pm

Icon wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:27 pm
well something about those team is not right, players are named in both the 1st and NSW cup teams:

McQueen
Felise
Fanua
etc..
Those players will play NSW cup then back up for the NRL trial. Thats what makes Lolohea's ommission all together baffling.
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Post by domster » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:30 pm

Maybe lolipops still needs to trim down a little still to prove he is fit enough to play FB...

To be honest though, I actually thought he was playing well and had a good attitude.

The other thing is, he may be looking for a goal kicker and Thomson might be one-up on him that regard.

I love the competition though - I have not seen this with us before!


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Post by sheer64 » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:33 pm

Makes me think Ivan is not happy with Loloheas fitness?
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:34 pm

Lol its always the fitness.

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Post by Mac tiger » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:35 pm

Think people are reading too much into Lolo selection for ISP. Mind you i thought Liddle would be playing last week and he is missing again.

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Post by tiger05premier » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:41 pm

I read an injury list i think on NRL.COM that Liddle out to round 4 or 5

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:44 pm

Rochow will be the sleeper this year imo. He'll surprise a few.

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Post by Snake » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:45 pm

No position is guaranteed this is what we all wanted.... Lolo played the whole game last week and will be playing another this week ,Thomson is getting a run to see how he goes so I have no prob. Others missing obviously not ready , the coach mixing it up if everybody committed and put in during the off season they should be rewarded with a chance to showcase themselves. It is a trail !

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:48 pm

As for the outside back situation, i think guys like Thompson, MWZ and Naiqama knew they were behind the others in the pecking order and busted a gut over the summer. Good for them. Conversely, maybe Fonua cruised a little bit, thinking he only had to show up.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:48 pm

marzie wrote:
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Hmmmmmmm :?:
You had to edit that three times...? Lol
Good to see competition for spots.....hope Benji doesnt become a white elephant

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Post by Cairnstigers » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:49 pm

This will put a cracker up their backside
Its telling the players that no one is a certain starter in 1st grade
This weekend's games is the last chance players get to perform and show Ivan they deserve a spot
You can bet your bottom dollar that every player will lift
That's what Ivan wants
That's what he will expect week in week out

Twal was struggling to walk on the side lines in Cairns
I would say a slight muscle tear or a bad cork
But I'm no doctor

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Post by WT2K » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:52 pm

According to Twitter... ET, Twal and Sue all have niggles. Reason for being left out.
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Post by will1999 » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:53 pm

its just a trial game it's good to put bench players in

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Post by Cairnstigers » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:56 pm

Based on what I saw in Cairns I believe Cleary thinks Thompson may be a better fullback option
I also think Cleary liked what he saw of Gamble
With no Benji this weekend Gable is likely named on the bench round 1 if he plays well

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Post by Geo. » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:57 pm

will1999 wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 6:53 pm
its just a trial game it's good to put bench players in
I'm wondering why Cleary has stated the trial against the Sharks will be close to the way the team runs out Rd 1...

Ducks and Drakes...?
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