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Post by Tiger_heart » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 8:49 pm

what's people's opinion on this guy, a few years ago, he could have been anything, these days he looks like he is only a season away from playing in the forwards..


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Post by Snake » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 8:54 pm

He will struggle to rep this year another player suffering from coaching the constant changing of postions as the game progresses doesn't help been very dissappointing this year.

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Post by cnx_tigers » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 8:58 pm

He came up fast last week with a very, very poor read......and it cost us a try.

Tonight he read the bomb very, very poorly and it cost us a try.

He's got too many errors in him to be a REP level player and really isn't much in attack.

I had him pencilled in as a future Kangaroo at one stage.

Now, I think his best level will be a solid 10 year first grader. He's definitely not a rep level player.

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Post by smeghead » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 9:02 pm

He is rep standard for mine. Not necassarily playing that way the last few weeks but he isn't alone. Over the last two weks Benji hasn't looked first grade standard half the time
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Post by ron burgandy » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 9:03 pm

Hes a class player and a future rep for sure, but i believe centre isnt what best suits him, wing or fullback is his position
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Post by cnx_tigers » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 9:10 pm

I don't know what you blokes see re 'rep standard'. He's a level below Origin IMO.

City firsts, yeah. Maybe.

But he's a level below legit Australian players like Inglis...Hodges...

At Origin level, Morris....Jennings...both are a level above him IMO.

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Post by smeghead » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 9:13 pm

Morris has been rubbish in his one Origin. Jennings wasn't alot better.

Inglis and Hodges are a step up when fully fit.

I can tell you now the centres selected will be Beau Scott and Jamie Lyon (c)
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Post by Tigerpete » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 10:19 pm

He's on par with Morris and Jennings imo. Just the latter two get more attention because they're "flashier". Lawry a bad moment on that bomb but i'm not worried about him. I think he's started the season in general quite well.

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Post by willow » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 10:22 pm

The last couple of weeks has seen Lawrence get bugger all quality ball. He got one good pass tonight from Benji and scored. The rest of the passes were nothing and he didn't help himself with the very poor read on the Walsh bomb for the Gordon try in the second half.

If he gets good ball he goes great guns, if he doesn't...well he's no different from any other centre who doesn't get good ball IMO.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 10:29 pm

As always, its hard for backs when forwards arent going forward....weve regulalrly only had one or two pigs at best carting it up well...that said i too been disappointed with chris' defence this year a bit, its gone back towards where it was at times

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Post by Geo. » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 10:53 pm

smeghead wrote:He is rep standard for mine. Not necassarily playing that way the last few weeks but he isn't alone. Over the last two weks Benji hasn't looked first grade standard half the time
Agreed....but jump for the bloody ball next time!!!!!!!
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Post by cnx_tigers » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 9:47 am

The reason I say he's a level below rep standard is that rep level centers can create for themselves

When nothing is doing, Jennings / Inglis / Morris / Folau can do something individual.......get in at dummy half and sniff something out, step a few blokes and create....look at Jennings try last night.

Chris is a very solid player who can't really do those things. He's a good player, but he lacks the absolutel 'class' of the elite blokes.

Very happy to have him here though and he's a 10 year player no doubt.

He's just not going to be the Kangaroo level player his rookie season suggested he might become. No disgrace in that, he's still very good. Just not 'elite'.

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Post by Golden » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 12:09 pm

starting to turn into another Dean Collis

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Post by Blake93 » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 12:16 pm

smeghead wrote:Morris has been rubbish in his one Origin. Jennings wasn't alot better.

Inglis and Hodges are a step up when fully fit.

I can tell you now the centres selected will be Beau Scott and Jamie Lyon (c)

If Beau Champion isn't selected there's something wrong
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Post by Jazza » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 1:52 pm

I think criticism for him here is way over the top.

It wasnt that long ago when we were giving him these big wraps because of his hole running, big defence and setting up countless tries for Lote and Tuiaki.

I know he made that mistake last night but geez, a bit harsh I reckon, we got to remember he's still only 21.

I still think he is an Origin centre and I still think he should play this year.
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Post by Geo. » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 2:06 pm

Golden wrote:starting to turn into another Dean Collis
Golden...that is the single dumbest thing I've ever read on this forum.....

On a brighter note Collis scored a great try for the Sharkies last night...Onya Deano...
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Post by Golden » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 4:12 pm

Geo. wrote:
Golden wrote:starting to turn into another Dean Collis
Golden...that is the single dumbest thing I've ever read on this forum.....

On a brighter note Collis scored a great try for the Sharkies last night...Onya Deano...
so are you saying Collis was never consistered for NSW?, maybe if I said hes the next Fitzhenry that would be dumb

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Post by bob56 » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 6:44 pm

I cant criticise Chris too much, but last week the only try that was scored was when he ran a decoy. To me he wants to make big run & not pass the ball enough. About his defence game he jams too much, which either looks great or ruins the flat line.

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