Trial Match v Cronulla Sharks *LIVE Thread

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Re: Team Announcement – Trial Match v Cronulla Sharks

Post by innsaneink » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:56 pm

Nelson wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:53 pm
king sirro wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:27 pm
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But Russell said Lolohea is a lock for fullback
Well I was also talking about real games not trials :roll
It will take a miracle for Tui to be named fullback for round one mate. You dont play the first choice spine member in reserve grade to give the back up a run. Believe me, barring injury, Thompson will start round one as our fullback.

For what its worth i think its crazy Tui isn't in the team. Evan if Thompson is now regarded a better fullback, surely we need Lolohea's strike power and goal kicking somehere.
I agree on both counts, he's unlikely to be in firsts round 1 and it's going to be to our detriment because we need his strike power and goal kicking. Thompson, Reynolds, Brooks, McIlwrick is a dire spine to be running out against Tedesco, Keary, Cronk, Friend...
I dont think Lolo makes that much diff tbh


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Post by FreddyK » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:56 pm

Ivan has sent out a very clear message .... "you must earn your spot"

I'm all for it, because it should raise the intensity and he will see who desires a position most. Welcome to 1st Grade under Ivan.

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Post by Nelson » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:04 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:56 pm
Nelson wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:53 pm
king sirro wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:27 pm
Russell wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 7:20 pm


Well I was also talking about real games not trials :roll
It will take a miracle for Tui to be named fullback for round one mate. You dont play the first choice spine member in reserve grade to give the back up a run. Believe me, barring injury, Thompson will start round one as our fullback.

For what its worth i think its crazy Tui isn't in the team. Evan if Thompson is now regarded a better fullback, surely we need Lolohea's strike power and goal kicking somehere.
I agree on both counts, he's unlikely to be in firsts round 1 and it's going to be to our detriment because we need his strike power and goal kicking. Thompson, Reynolds, Brooks, McIlwrick is a dire spine to be running out against Tedesco, Keary, Cronk, Friend...
I dont think Lolo makes that much diff tbh
Well he's one of those players that always seems to put himself in a position to score points and we don't have many of those, so leaving one of the few we do have out seems pretty unhelpful to me...

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:12 pm

Maybe Thompson can do that too...like he did a few times last week

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Post by LeichhardtTiger » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:16 pm

Thompson
Nofo
Marsters
Kev
MZW
Lolo
Brooks
ET
Lawrence
McQueen
Matulino
Reynolds
Packer

Aloia
Eisenhuth
Twal
Gamble

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Post by Balmainbred » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:21 pm

As far as a goal kicker in the name on side, doesn’t Brooks, & Lawrence kick for us at times. If Gamble gets a start some where he was a goal kicker for Redcliffe last season.

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Post by Geo. » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:24 pm

Balmainbred wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:21 pm
As far as a goal kicker in the name on side, doesn’t Brooks, & Lawrence kick for us at times. If Gamble gets a start some where he was a goal kicker for Redcliffe last season.
Marsters is the 2nd choice ATM..
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Post by FreddyK » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:24 pm

The relationship between player and coach has now changed and just added a competitive edge - that is a good thing for the team and for us the supporters.

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Post by WestsBenTigers » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:25 pm

Geo. wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:24 pm
Balmainbred wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:21 pm
As far as a goal kicker in the name on side, doesn’t Brooks, & Lawrence kick for us at times. If Gamble gets a start some where he was a goal kicker for Redcliffe last season.
Marsters is the 2nd choice ATM..
In terms of goal-kicking ability, where would you rate Gamble?

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Post by Tigerdon » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:36 pm

I would play Lolohea over Thompson at fullback, but then again all offseason I've either been behind a computer (getting my info from WTF) at work or at the beach . Ivan Cleary and Brett Hodgson have been testing them out for months on the training paddock.
However, I think I'll still go with my opinion over theirs. What would those two know?
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Post by Seantice » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm

I like our depth in the forwards. Matulino and packer looks solid as. We wont be pushovers thus year...

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Post by WT2K » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:44 pm

Seantice wrote:
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I like our depth in the forwards. Matulino and packer looks solid as. We wont be pushovers thus year...
It's a nice change to previous seasons
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Post by the third » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:47 pm

Seantice wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:38 pm
I like our depth in the forwards. Matulino and packer looks solid as. We wont be pushovers thus year...
Bro...

All I know is my SuperCoach is thrown out if Milne doesn’t play Hahahaha

Twal McQueen and benji are the mysteries for me. Backline players are all fairly close in skill set. Lolohea will probably snag a spot week 1 if he can handle 80 mins of the highball

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Post by FreddyK » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:47 pm

Anyone know who is our fastest player?

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Post by jirskyr » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:47 pm

I wonder what odds Tui is to get a run anyway? Coaches don't have to stick to the named roster in trials.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:54 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:47 pm
I wonder what odds Tui is to get a run anyway? Coaches don't have to stick to the named roster in trials.
Probably odds on

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Post by Seantice » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 9:02 pm

FreddyK wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:47 pm
Anyone know who is our fastest player?
Probably Thompson

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Post by Eddie » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 9:13 pm

I got slammed when I said Lolihea didn't look fit enough a couple of weeks ago. Ivan obviously does not think he is if he has named him in reserves. That or he has been out worked by others in pre season.

You don't play someone in reserve grade in your last trial if you intend them to start the season at fullback in 1st grade.

Cleary Looks like he is going to reward the blokes giving everything doesn't care about reputations. Some coaches make allowances for players with talent.

Anyway its hope it puts a rocket up him. Maybe that is the intention. However I would be surprised if he is our fullback in Round 1 based on this selection.

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