Positives - Blair

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Re: Positives - Blair

Post by Goose » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 8:42 am

his defence in the middle was very strong, thought he had a couple of good runs and overall was pretty good.

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Post by tigersrule4life » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 8:43 am

Best game so far he will get even better.

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Post by Blackandwhite » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 8:44 am

Demps wrote:
innsaneink wrote:Jerseys looked AWESOME!!!!

sure did.
Great Jersey.

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Post by tiger jim » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 9:08 am

Better than the white ones

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Post by aajlewis » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 9:16 am

MacDougall wrote:I think everyone calling for Blair to play prop for us need their heads read. He gets crunched when he carts it up the middle. His best spot is playing wide in the second row as a forward standing in the backline. The problem is we haven't been getting a roll on at all because our front row are getting nowhere so when Marshall decides to spin it wide the opponents line is set and Blair's strengths are being nullified because he needs to be able to isolate defenders to get offloads away or use his fend. Opponents are easily getting multiple men into tackles on him AND Lawrence and that is why neither are looking effective. The reason he "improved" yesterday was because he realised he had to take some up the guts so it made him more involved but his impact was very lacking because he isn't a prop.
Doubt anyone could have said this better.
Very true

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 9:35 am

MacDougall, Blair's best performances for NZ were when he played prop.

I prefer him in the second row but he can play prop and play it well if needed.

If you noticed yesterday he moved to a more central role instead of being parked out wide on the left like the previous few games.

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Post by tigerbenji » Mon 02 Apr, 2012 10:16 am

Thought he played a lot better yesterday & agree with what Gould had to say as it wouldnt be easy coming from Melbourne to the Tigers.

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