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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 12:40 am

Haven't seen one mention of this guy and that is a good thing. Means he did his job and gave the halves good clean ball. Well done.


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Post by Flippedy » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 12:48 am

He was very good, better than I expected him to be, tbh. We seem to have lots of depth at hooker now.
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Post by willow » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 12:50 am

He was very good in the first half I thought. Got the ball away cleanly and defended well. I'd start him next week again and see how Liddle/Ballin pull up as to whether they earn a bench spot.

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Post by Tbone » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 12:52 am

I thought he was really good. I've seen him play here and there but never really took much notice before. I though both he and MCK played well for players who haven't historically been in the starting 17 at any of their prior clubs or at WTs.

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Post by hodgo » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 1:08 am

I actually watch the game again and he hits like a truck which is rare for us


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Post by Fumbles » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 1:14 am

He was brilliant, did his job and let others do theirs. Liddle is something special but for now Ballin and McIlwick are what we need.

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Post by happy tiger » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 1:18 am

Both he and JLJ were good

JT has some good headaches once all 4 hookers are fit me thinks

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 1:20 am

happy tiger wrote:
Sat 04 Mar, 2017 1:18 am
Both he and JLJ were good

JT has some good headaches once all 4 hookers are fit me thinks
JLJ is a great back up player to have on the books.

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Post by Geo. » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 1:44 am

I'll put my hand up after the Dragons trial I thought McIlwrick (that's how he spells it) was poor and wouldn't offer much more than a backup backup...

He was great in his 1st stint outplaying his opposite number....good again when he came back on...hits like Lincoln Withers...
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Post by VanillaThunder » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 2:08 am

He certainly put some cracking shots on, and definitely fits the Taylor mould of dummy halves. If he continues to play like this I'd have no qualms keeping him on the books once Ballin retires to spell Liddle and ease in his development

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Post by Tigerdave » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 6:14 am

yeah he was pretty good, we have some decent depth at 9

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Post by supercoach » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:27 am

I was surprised he was replaced, he was really driving the team forward. Although JLJ also did a very good job. Least our no9 stocks are a lot stronger than many thought

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Post by Tigertigertiger » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:32 am

Did his job well, can't complain but the Ferrari is still sitting in the garage at home.

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Post by sunshine coast tiger » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:41 am

Played well last night.

I just feel in Liddle we have a very special player.

McIlwrick and Ballin will be fighting for the bench spot once Liddle is fit in my opinion.

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Post by Nelson » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:44 am

He wasn't hooker of the year in the State Cup last year for nothing. He knows his job and does it well.

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Post by MacDougall » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:44 am

McIlwrick is a very good defender which is probably more important for us than having another young creative weapon in the 9 full time. He also gets out of dummy half quite well. Better than JLJ and Ballin would.

Liddle to replace JLJ and leave Matty in the 9 imo.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:52 am

Currently watching the replay. He looks very impressive. I'd leave him in the starting side for the time being and play Ballin or Liddle on the bench (whoever is fit), or keep on trucking with JLJ either neither is. We have exactly the type of players JT wants at dummy half. We're well covered.

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Post by Masterton » Sat 04 Mar, 2017 8:57 am

Hits hard, crisp delivery. I was hoping he was going to play 80 after his start (though he may have gone harder than usual knowing he had a short stint.)
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