NRL Team Announcement: Round 8

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Re: NRL Team Announcement: Round 8

Post by Nucky Thompson » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 10:18 pm

Mahe been playing in the left so looks like nofo keeps his spot unfortunately.


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Post by formerguest » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 11:06 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:16 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:13 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:10 pm
TrueTiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 7:21 pm


I still reckon this knee problem has restricted Tui from being his best....I wont give up on the kid yet and when he strikes form again it will benefit our NRL side no end....
Looks like it's only you and me that have any faith in Tui, everyone else are throwing knives at him.
Add me. I'd rather him at fullback with Thompson on the wing.
Same
Same, same, though I would also consider rotating them in attack and defence.

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Post by sheer64 » Tue 24 Apr, 2018 11:11 pm

bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:16 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:13 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:10 pm
TrueTiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 7:21 pm


I still reckon this knee problem has restricted Tui from being his best....I wont give up on the kid yet and when he strikes form again it will benefit our NRL side no end....
Looks like it's only you and me that have any faith in Tui, everyone else are throwing knives at him.
Add me. I'd rather him at fullback with Thompson on the wing.
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Post by maxxy86 » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 8:16 am

sheer64 wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 11:11 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:16 pm
gallagher wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:13 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:10 pm


Looks like it's only you and me that have any faith in Tui, everyone else are throwing knives at him.
Add me. I'd rather him at fullback with Thompson on the wing.
Same
Me Too - ui
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Post by Russell » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 8:58 am

gallagher wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:13 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 9:10 pm
TrueTiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 7:21 pm
bathursttiger wrote:
Tue 24 Apr, 2018 7:11 pm


Minor knee injury.
I still reckon this knee problem has restricted Tui from being his best....I wont give up on the kid yet and when he strikes form again it will benefit our NRL side no end....
Looks like it's only you and me that have any faith in Tui, everyone else are throwing knives at him.
Add me. I'd rather him at fullback with Thompson on the wing.
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Post by TheHawk » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 9:56 am

Lolohea's perception has eclipsed his actual ability.

He's never truly shown consistently the form that everyone knows he's capable of. The most basic fundamentals have also been missing from his game and been apparent during his stay at the club already. Poor fitness, poor positioning and poor effort.

There have been many players come and go across the league over the years who have immense talent, yet unfortunately don't have the effort and the desire to back it up.

We really shouldn't be wanting to pick Lolohea based on what he could bring to the team, rather what he is going to bring.

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Post by will1999 » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 11:33 am

if Storm, Rabbitohs and Roosters lose we are still in the top 4

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 11:37 am

will1999 wrote:
Wed 25 Apr, 2018 11:33 am
if Storm, Rabbitohs and Roosters lose we are still in the top 4
But when we win it don't matter what they do

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Post by joelw2002 » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 2:38 pm

I would of dropped Nofoaluma for Fonua. Despite him playing on the left wing in ISP he played on the right wing in the Super League. I would of dropped Sue for Twal. And I would of dropped Godinet for Gamble or Mcllwrick or just scrapped a bench hooker or half altogether to make way for Twal and keep Sue as well so E.T could play hooker if Liddle needed a rest. Then Eiso could go to lock.
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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Wed 25 Apr, 2018 3:15 pm

Twal’s injured mate

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Post by TIGER » Thu 26 Apr, 2018 6:03 pm

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A couple of things I have noticed about Ivan's selections....

He only makes calculated changes, causing the least disruption, like for like, and keeps the roles simple without asking players to swap and change roles during a game. He would rather rely on each players fitness and work done in preseason for extra minutes from them rather than bring new untried players in on the bench. For instance, I can't imagine him bringing in Gamble and throwing him in at fullback or centre as some are suggesting.

Ivan choses his 1-17 and rarely changes it unless there's an injury issue. Reserves are just that - chosen for cover in positions that may require back up. McQueen and Fonua recently are being given rewards for them stepping up, so he names them to show them that they are moving into the framework for future selection. Perhaps its his incentive.

Godinet's bench selection ahead of MM or a 4th big forward surprises me, but Ivan must prefer him to fill the role of Liddle over MM, and it seems he wants ET to remain in his starting role and not mess with his forward rotations. Perhaps Godinet shows more ability to do the job at training and can play at half at a pinch of he had to,
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Post by Geo. » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 4:23 pm

WESTS TIGERS

1. Corey Thompson
2. David Nofoaluma
3. Esan Marsters
4. Kevin Naiqama
5. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak
6. Benji Marshall
7. Luke Brooks
8. Matt Eisenhuth
9. Jacob Liddle
10. Ben Matulino
11. Chris Lawrence (capt.)
12. Robbie Rochow
15. Josh Aloiai

Interchange:
14. Pita Godinet
16. Michael Chee Kam
17. Sauaso Sue
18. Tim Grant

Reserves:
20. Tyson Gamble
21. Mahe Fonua

Coach: Ivan Cleary

https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/201 ... e-round-8/
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Post by happy tiger » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 5:03 pm

That bench concerns me

MCK has proven he can't handle big minutes if needed

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 5:56 pm

Taylor is a big loss and makes the team look a lot weaker. I also find it strange having a half and a back as the reserves, we’re in trouble if a forward goes down in the warm up.

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 6:31 pm

hope our two captains can spend 80 mins on the field.

amount of injuries is concerning but no big injuries is good news
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Post by formerguest » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 8:50 pm

Chicken Faced Killa wrote:
Sat 28 Apr, 2018 5:56 pm
Taylor is a big loss and makes the team look a lot weaker. I also find it strange having a half and a back as the reserves, we’re in trouble if a forward goes down in the warm up.
Would be a reasonable case for an exemption, provided of course that there is a forward at the venue.

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Post by Tiger Steve » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 8:56 pm

We really are due some luck. Haven’t been able to run out our best 17 yet. Tui, Grub, Taylor, Packer all missing from the original top 17.

Sue and Grant both in the top 17 concerns me. Both can be lazy defenders. Need them to really stand up tomorrow.
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Post by hsvjones » Sat 28 Apr, 2018 11:08 pm

Tiger Steve wrote:
Sat 28 Apr, 2018 8:56 pm
We really are due some luck. Haven’t been able to run out our best 17 yet. Tui, Grub, Taylor, Packer all missing from the original top 17.

Sue and Grant both in the top 17 concerns me. Both can be lazy defenders. Need them to really stand up tomorrow.
I have also noticed we have lost 5/7 penalty counts again this year so far.. The refs clearly do not like us for some reason.

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