Adam Blair position

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Re: Adam Blair position

Post by Yossarian » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 12:02 am

Sheens has suggested he'll play wider than he has at the Storm hasn't he?


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Post by stryker » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 1:42 am

Backrow running off Benj for sure.

Robbie will have Gall, Woods, Groat,and Bell hitting the advantage line up front with Benj putting our big backrowers through gaps out wide.

He started to really strike up a good combo with Blair tonight. It looked like he was looking for him towards the games end.

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Post by stryker » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 1:47 am

p.s. can not wait for the Manly game...not just for Blair v Stewart but for Ellis, Blair and Heighno v T-rex, Stewart and Choc.

6 current international backrowers slugging it out. Its going to be a ding dong battle.

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Post by one-eyed-tiger » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 9:20 am

On the contrary Yossarian. Sheens said last year that he prefers Blair playing tight.

But I agree with others in that i'd play Blair starting in second row and move him tighter as required when the front row rotates.


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Post by tigerlogic » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 9:41 am

I think sheensy will use Blair in a very similar role to Todd Lauren from either lock or prop.. Sheens does want him in tight, he will play that play where he goes to the line and bll plays as toddy did, wherever he plays, he will be a weapon


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Post by tigerlogic » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 9:42 am

*todd payten... Sorry folkes iPhone auto correct


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Post by bob56 » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 1:10 pm

Tight, he naturally likes the wrestle. 2nd rowers play wide & cover tackle & run lines & pass the ball & become actively involved {not stand back waiting} but most of all score tries. Blair seems to be a prop or a tight lock only. Just watch the ALL STAR game.

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Post by tigerlogic » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 2:13 pm

Agree bob, a ball playing prop, tight, or lock


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Post by LaT » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 3:59 pm

In the recent interview Blair said he felt limited at times in his role at Storm, and that he was looking forward to a more expansive game.

To me it sounded like he was hoping to get a run out wide more often. He will probably do a bit of everything I reckon.
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Post by tigerlogic » Sun 05 Feb, 2012 4:04 pm

Correct lat.. He wil be a gun anywhere


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Post by Wacko Jacko » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 10:29 am

I have a gut feeling( and it's a big gut) we will see Blair playing wide left second row forward defending inside Benji. If this is the case does I expect to see Ellis move to right edge
Bennett started Blair in this spot in All Stars Game over Taylor
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Post by steve-o » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 10:50 am

id put him in the backrow on the right
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Post by tiger91 » Mon 06 Feb, 2012 3:22 pm

With Galloway, Bell, Woods and Groat, we have enough muscle and grunt up front without making a makeshift Prop out of (arguably) the worlds best 2nd Rower.

As already mentioned, we will have on of the the best, if not the best, back row combinations going around next year. Blair is also an 80 minute player and running him around at pushing him up front will only take away his punch out wide and reduce his effectiveness.

My vote says keep him in the back row, let the props do their job and let Blair do his.


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