Starting Lock?

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Re: Starting Lock?

Post by MacDougall » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 10:37 pm

I actually think Fulton offers more impact that Heighington. Bringing him on when the pack is tired allows him to use his speed and agility (in comparison to the rest of the middle third) to create opportunities.

So Heighington to start imo, but only because it plays to Fulton's strengths.


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Post by supercoach » Thu 09 Feb, 2012 1:42 am

The days of rhino being a 70-80 minute player is over, I can see fulton and Rhino sharing the 80 minutes. If I had to make the call between one or the other I would lean to Fulton, provides a great link between the pigs and the backs similar to Toddy Payten and pretty handy at defending

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Post by Mystery » Thu 09 Feb, 2012 1:03 pm

The days of a ball playing lock are gone, nearly all teams use a lock as a 3rd tight forward which is essentially another front rower. So in saying this in my opinion if Fulton was to play anywhere it would be on an edge as he's a great line runner.

I think the backrow will all come down to where you want Blair on an edge or in tight where he is both equally effective

11. Blair
12. Ellis
13. Heighno

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11. Fulton
12. Ellis
13. Blair

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Post by 851 » Fri 10 Feb, 2012 12:12 am

As long as Blair is not used in the frontrow,I will be happy.
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Post by 21sixers » Fri 10 Feb, 2012 4:02 pm

wish we had simon dwyer as an option :cry:
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Post by boonboon » Fri 10 Feb, 2012 5:16 pm

Pack
L- Blair
SR- Fulton
SR- Ellis
P- Galloway
P- Woods

R1- Hieghno
R2- Groat
R3- Bell

0-20 - Starting Pack
20-40 - Galloway and Woods off - Bell and Groat on
30 Mins - Blair off for Heighno
40-60 - Bell and Groat off - Galloway, Woods
50 Mins - Blair on - Ellis off
60-80 - Groat Bell on - Galloway, Woods off
70 Min - Fulton off for Ellis assuming they have 2 changes left still

That gives 9 changes out of a possible 10 - leaving 1 for the reserve back
The 4 props play roughly 40 minutes - although in reality in will be closer to 50 for the starters and 30 for the reserves
2R
Fulton- 70 minutes - probably can last better then the others but in reality would change week to week depending on the game etc
Blair - 60 minutes
Heighno - 50 minutes
Ellis - 60 minutes

What does everyone else think of this as the likely plan

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Post by Goose » Fri 10 Feb, 2012 11:28 pm

I think Blair and Ellis are our best forwards and should play most minutes

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Post by Marshall_magic » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 1:13 am

I'd be playing Blair at lock and have him roam all over the field in attack. Fulton stays on the right where he played so well last year, and Ellis on the left where he's been dominating. Hino drops back to the bench.

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Post by cunno » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 8:09 am

We lost two props at the end of last season to cronulla and gained Blair and Bell, therefore do the two gains take over in the front row from Gibbs and Fifita, it will be interesting to see what Sheens does. My starting pack would be Galloway, Farah, Woods, Blair, Ellis and Heino. Fulton adds spark when he comes on and Groat, Bell add some grunt.

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Post by tigerbenji » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 8:58 am

Rhino to start, Fulton to take his place when the opposition starts to tire.

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Post by benji#6 » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 12:58 pm

boonboon wrote:Pack
L- Blair
SR- Fulton
SR- Ellis
P- Galloway
P- Woods

R1- Hieghno
R2- Groat
R3- Bell

0-20 - Starting Pack
20-40 - Galloway and Woods off - Bell and Groat on
30 Mins - Blair off for Heighno
40-60 - Bell and Groat off - Galloway, Woods

50 Mins - Blair on - Ellis off
60-80 - Groat Bell on - Galloway, Woods off
70 Min - Fulton off for Ellis assuming they have 2 changes left still

That gives 9 changes out of a possible 10 - leaving 1 for the reserve back
The 4 props play roughly 40 minutes - although in reality in will be closer to 50 for the starters and 30 for the reserves
2R
Fulton- 70 minutes - probably can last better then the others but in reality would change week to week depending on the game etc
Blair - 60 minutes
Heighno - 50 minutes
Ellis - 60 minutes

What does everyone else think of this as the likely plan
Sorry boonboon I dont like that. Finishing the game with Bell and Groat is not wise. Bell is solid but nothing else and Groat doesnt have the experience.

In my opinion Fulton is one of our only forward who could play 80 min so Id start him at lock and play him on the right. He is a good hole runner and will make 40 tackles a game.

So my starting pack would be
8. Aaron Woods
9. Robbie Farah
10. Keith Galloway
11. Adam Blair
12. Gareth Ellis
13. Liam Fulton

14. Willie Mason
15. Matt Bell/Ben Murdoch Masilla (gee I hope he kicks on, he could be something special)
16. Chris Heighington
17. Tom Humble/Dane Chisolm

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Post by willow » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 5:02 pm

Including Mason in the team is a bit presumptuous.

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Post by SneakyPete » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 7:38 pm

Mason = overated (happy to be proved wrong though!)

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Post by 21sixers » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 9:22 am

mason may aswell pull up a stool at the clovelly hotel and watch the tigers play this year he aint gettin close
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