The Contenders: Centre

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Re: The Contenders: Centre

Post by WestsBenTigers » Fri 22 Dec, 2017 10:13 am

willow wrote:
Wed 20 Dec, 2017 11:50 am
I'm torn between Suli and Marsters or Suli and Milne. I definitely have Nofo and Fonua on the wing though.
Suli and Milne, with Marsters being our bench utility

3. Milne
4. Suli

14. Marsters


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Post by colmcd » Fri 22 Dec, 2017 1:29 pm

Geo. wrote:
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 3:51 pm
Wow with all this great depth in the backs and forwards I'm not sure why we are not Premiership favourites,,
hmmm... Stars?

I like Lolohea, but he is no Tedesco, Tribovich or Slater.
Likewise I like Brooks as a person, but he does not compare with Cronk, Thurston, Milford, DCE, etc.

and our forward pack is good. But put Packer, Matalino and Twal against Tolomolo, Scott, Cooper or against Gallen, Fifita and Lewis Or against Bromwich and the storm and you can see were not a top 4 side.... Not yet.

That does not worry me. We will get there. We may do very very well this year or we may come 12th..... Good teams take time to GEL and if we do better then 10th I will be impressed.

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Post by Earl » Sun 24 Dec, 2017 3:28 pm

I agree with Geo. I reckon we will win the comp this year.

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Post by Balmainian » Sun 24 Dec, 2017 5:04 pm

Tacky wrote:
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 2:51 pm
colmcd wrote:
Thu 21 Dec, 2017 2:25 pm
I keep reading our team list and I am just seeing too many backs. Everyone seems to knock the speed of our players, weirdly I would not be surprised if Luke Brooks was faster then our wingers.

1. Lolohea
2. Nofoaluma
3. Milne
4. Suli
5. Fonua

Oh that leaves out:
Marsters, Naiqama, Thompson, Cheekam.

Far too much depth on that bench. Marsters is a welcome surprise, but having 3 spare tyres sucks. I think Cheekam is the odd one out.

It is a real shame because these guys are all semi first grade. Naiqama particularly has probably earned a starting spot (from a no way you play spot).

Cleary recruited one more player then he needed, meaning we could have upgraded someone to Graham, Heighinton, Morris or another player that was on the market. Its a mistake but not a bad one at all.
We've got plenty of depth in our forwards as well:

Backrowers: Chee-Kam, Lawrence, Aloiai, Eisenhuth, Taylor, McQueen, Sue, Rochow, Marsters.
Front rowers: Matulino, Packer, Twal, Grant, Sue, Eisenhuth, Felise.

Not looking to bad there. Also yeah, I'm pretty sure Brooks is faster than any of our outside backs.
maybe we should throw brooksy on the wing

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Post by WT2K » Sun 24 Dec, 2017 7:24 pm

Suli (if fit) and Milne with Marsters as bench utility.
No more plodders!
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Post by Balmainbred » Sun 24 Dec, 2017 11:00 pm

Masters running off Reynolds,I like it.

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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 9:50 pm

I'd still go Marsters and Milne. are they both only being looked at as right centres ? Who plays left centre ?
I guess Marsters did play right centre last year and Milne played right in the WC.
Suli and Kev played mostly left last year and MWZ played some left wing. Not sure of Fonua's preference
in Ivan we distrust

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:00 pm

With the talk of MWZ turning heads, I'm starting to think Fonua may play in the centres with Milne. Marsters playing in the centres last year was good when we had no depth. We have too much talent this year for him to play there imo.

1. Tui
2. Noffa
3. Milne
4. Fonua
5. MWZ

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Post by jrtiger » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:42 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:00 pm
With the talk of MWZ turning heads, I'm starting to think Fonua may play in the centres with Milne. Marsters playing in the centres last year was good when we had no depth. We have too much talent this year for him to play there imo.

1. Tui
2. Noffa
3. Milne
4. Fonua
5. MWZ
I think you have a point there. Both Milne and Marsters have been training on the right side and with no specialist left centre now that Suli's gone, it'd be logical to slot Fonua in there, he played there at Melbourne...

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Post by sideline eye » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 12:00 am

Is it really too much to expect that a first grade centre could pass a football the other way? I'm sure if it meant not playing NRL, they'd soon pick it up. Wouldn't even require a high IQ.

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Post by Harvey » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 4:35 pm

sideline eye wrote:
Tue 13 Feb, 2018 12:00 am
Is it really too much to expect that a first grade centre could pass a football the other way? I'm sure if it meant not playing NRL, they'd soon pick it up. Wouldn't even require a high IQ.
Depends on how tall the players around them are

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Post by 851 » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 5:01 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:00 pm
With the talk of MWZ turning heads, I'm starting to think Fonua may play in the centres with Milne. Marsters playing in the centres last year was good when we had no depth. We have too much talent this year for him to play there imo.

1. Tui
2. Noffa
3. Milne
4. Fonua
5. MWZ
I can live with that, better overall than last years back 5
Go hard or go home

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 5:41 pm

Imo, Marsters is the odd one out. At full strength idk where he fits in.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 6:56 pm

The bruise brothers
2 Nofo
3 Masters
4 Milne
5 Fonoa

All hard runners of the ball

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Post by formerguest » Tue 13 Feb, 2018 10:32 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:00 pm
With the talk of MWZ turning heads, I'm starting to think Fonua may play in the centres with Milne. Marsters playing in the centres last year was good when we had no depth. We have too much talent this year for him to play there imo.

1. Tui
2. Noffa
3. Milne
4. Fonua
5. MWZ
Prior to the confirmation of the Suli situation, I would have had Esan struggling to get a spot as well, but with that departure and his apparent trimmed down condition, he now fills a position for mine. That is provided that he or Taane can play on the left, which should be fine as most have trouble passing left to right.

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Post by Mighty Tiger » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 7:18 am

Wouldn’t surprise me if Mahe/Milne are centers with Masters a bench utility.

Don’t get me wrong really like Masters but with Reynolds & Tohi on the edge these 2 could create massive havoc.

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Post by Needaname » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 8:01 am

In the other article on Fonua this is quoted.
‘He's locked in a battle with the likes of Esan Marsters and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak for a spot on Ivan Cleary's left side and will be putting his best foot forward in Saturday's trial against North Queensland in Cairns.’
Does that guarantee a spot for Nofa, Milne and Kev?

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Post by Boonboon2 » Wed 14 Feb, 2018 8:36 am

Needaname wrote:
Wed 14 Feb, 2018 8:01 am
In the other article on Fonua this is quoted.
‘He's locked in a battle with the likes of Esan Marsters and Malakai Watene-Zelezniak for a spot on Ivan Cleary's left side and will be putting his best foot forward in Saturday's trial against North Queensland in Cairns.’
Does that guarantee a spot for Nofa, Milne and Kev?
I read it as those 3 are competing for the 2 spots on the left. So at centre either Fonua or Masters and at wing Fonua or MWZ.

I think Kev is prob destined for FB in NSW cup

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