Trial Match v Cronulla Sharks *LIVE Thread

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Re: Team Announcement – Trial Match v Cronulla Sharks

Post by TYGA » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:42 pm

Cleary looks like he wants a look at Tui and Thompson for 80 minutes. Tui is a lock to start at fullback he wants to see how his backup performs.

Twal, ET, Lawrence don’t need to display much they are also locks to start the year if not injured.

I think round 1 will be 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Milne 4. Marsters 5. MWZ 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Mcilwrick 10. Mats 11. Lawrence 12. ET 13. ET 14. Twal 15. Aloai 16. McQueen 17. Marshall

I’d be stunned if Kev starts over Milne, Thompson over Tui, Rochow over McQueen or Felise over Twal.

I believe I heard Cleary say the squad was healthy so not sure if injury is impacting the selections. It’s only pre season though.


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Post by cktiger » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:46 pm

Nelson wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 8:04 pm
innsaneink wrote:
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Nelson wrote:
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It will take a miracle for Tui to be named fullback for round one mate. You dont play the first choice spine member in reserve grade to give the back up a run. Believe me, barring injury, Thompson will start round one as our fullback.

For what its worth i think its crazy Tui isn't in the team. Evan if Thompson is now regarded a better fullback, surely we need Lolohea's strike power and goal kicking somehere.
I agree on both counts, he's unlikely to be in firsts round 1 and it's going to be to our detriment because we need his strike power and goal kicking. Thompson, Reynolds, Brooks, McIlwrick is a dire spine to be running out against Tedesco, Keary, Cronk, Friend...
I dont think Lolo makes that much diff tbh
Well he's one of those players that always seems to put himself in a position to score points and we don't have many of those, so leaving one of the few we do have out seems pretty unhelpful to me...
From James Tedesco to Corey Thompson ...sheesh.

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Post by supercoach » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:46 pm

Tui missing out has to be a discipline thing, he is the only one that comes close to having the X factor. I would also have Milne with Masters in the centre. As for only being a trial, except for a few injured players to come back, this will be our starting side come round 1...Scary

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Post by FOD001 » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 11:50 pm

supercoach wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:46 pm
Tui missing out has to be a discipline thing, he is the only one that comes close to having the X factor. I would also have Milne with Masters in the centre. As for only being a trial, except for a few injured players to come back, this will be our starting side come round 1...Scary
You’re over thinking Tui. It’s just a trial and there’s no issue. Thompson and Smith also train at fb. Smith has been injured so Thompson is the backup plan. IC is a great thinker is dotting his I’s and crossing his T’s. Do it now and not during the season. Why show your full hand now?

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Post by happy tiger » Wed 21 Feb, 2018 11:58 pm

diedpretty wrote:
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I'm not sold on Rochow - he was steady in the first trial but he is never going to be any more than a backup for injuries.
Actually thought he went pretty well , few times if he had players sitting off his hip he had real good chances to offload


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Post by bathursttiger » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 5:58 am

fergiefurr wrote:
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Whilst I trust Cleary, on paper that's comfortably the worst 1-17 in the comp.

Really hoping ET, Twal, Sue and Benji are fit for round 1 and Tui/McQueen kill it in nsw cup
In the trial game against the Cowboys JJ was 10 times the player the Jesse Sue will or has ever been, if you are pinning your hopes of a top 8 on Sue then don’t put any of your hard earn cash on us.

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Post by The Old Fox » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:19 am

Hodgo may have some input here, I though Tui had a good game in attack but caught out of position in defence at fullback...he does have some issues with in he's technique when it comes to defence and the good teams will expose him...I think this has been identified by someone.

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Post by Harvey » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:30 am

Your fullbacks defence should not be the main selection criteria. If this is the first choice squad, it could be a long season

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Post by Fade To Black » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:35 am

Geo. wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 4:27 pm
Tacky wrote:
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FOD001 wrote:
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Wanted to go to this trial.. Doubt if I'll make it from work, castle hill to cambo, since I finish at 6:30pm... Hopefully there's a stream.
From the NRL app

On Saturday, NRL.com will have journalists at every match involving two NRL teams and a rolling blog keeping you up to date with all action as it happens.

We will also be hosting livestreams from four Saturday matches – the Gold Coast Titans v Auckland Warriors (6pm AEDT kick-off), Penrith Panthers v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (6.30pm AEDT), Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers (7pm AEDT) and Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights (7pm AEDT)
Thanks mate. Looking forward to this one.

Also, who are the Auckland Warriors?
The New Zealand Warriors (NRL)..ISP feeder team..Auckland Warriors..
Are the Titans playing against the ISP Warriors? Would hazard a guess that it is just another oversite by the comically inept NRL HQ.
Manly Seagulls might be running around again this weekend. Ahh Johnny Grant, I wonder where that blubbering fool is these days?

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Post by Harvey » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:39 am

Maybe LoLo wasn't picked because he was interfering with Brooks taking control of the team.
In terms of ball players that create space, that team is almost threadbare

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Post by upthetigers » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:45 am

Thompson at fullback and Brooks at halfback doesn't that just fill you with a HUGE amount of confidence. Everyone is on the bus with you now Cleary let's not be getting stupid now.

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Post by Harvey » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:25 am

Fade To Black wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:35 am
Geo. wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 4:27 pm
Tacky wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 4:21 pm
FOD001 wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 3:17 pm


From the NRL app

On Saturday, NRL.com will have journalists at every match involving two NRL teams and a rolling blog keeping you up to date with all action as it happens.

We will also be hosting livestreams from four Saturday matches – the Gold Coast Titans v Auckland Warriors (6pm AEDT kick-off), Penrith Panthers v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (6.30pm AEDT), Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers (7pm AEDT) and Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights (7pm AEDT)
Thanks mate. Looking forward to this one.

Also, who are the Auckland Warriors?
The New Zealand Warriors (NRL)..ISP feeder team..Auckland Warriors..
Are the Titans playing against the ISP Warriors? Would hazard a guess that it is just another oversite by the comically inept NRL HQ.
Manly Seagulls might be running around again this weekend. Ahh Johnny Grant, I wonder where that blubbering fool is these days?
Has he rejoined the flock up north

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Post by Harvey » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:34 am

It will be interesting to see how they go this weekend. On paper, that side is a wooden spoon contender. Limited attacking threats in the backs, with plenty of defensive frailties.

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Post by tigerap » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:35 am

supercoach wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:46 pm
Tui missing out has to be a discipline thing, he is the only one that comes close to having the X factor. I would also have Milne with Masters in the centre. As for only being a trial, except for a few injured players to come back, this will be our starting side come round 1...Scary
yeah, I agree...the run on side for the Sharks trial is nowhere near the Rd1 side I have in mind. If it is then we are going to have a boring side.

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Post by Tigerdon » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:40 am

Fade To Black wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 6:35 am
Geo. wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 4:27 pm
Tacky wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 4:21 pm
FOD001 wrote:
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 3:17 pm


From the NRL app

On Saturday, NRL.com will have journalists at every match involving two NRL teams and a rolling blog keeping you up to date with all action as it happens.

We will also be hosting livestreams from four Saturday matches – the Gold Coast Titans v Auckland Warriors (6pm AEDT kick-off), Penrith Panthers v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (6.30pm AEDT), Cronulla Sharks v Wests Tigers (7pm AEDT) and Parramatta Eels v Newcastle Knights (7pm AEDT)
Thanks mate. Looking forward to this one.

Also, who are the Auckland Warriors?
The New Zealand Warriors (NRL)..ISP feeder team..Auckland Warriors..
Are the Titans playing against the ISP Warriors? Would hazard a guess that it is just another oversite by the comically inept NRL HQ.
Manly Seagulls might be running around again this weekend. Ahh Johnny Grant, I wonder where that blubbering fool is these days?
John Grant is probably still trying to digest his 30K farewell dinner at the Modern Art Gallery.
While he said the NRL couldn’t afford to give 10k to struggling clubs in the bush.
in Ivan we distrust

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Post by Tigerdon » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:44 am

Pawsandclaws wrote:
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Whats Parking like at Cambo, only ever been once years ago.

the Kids are getting bigger now
You'd better get there early. The Sharks' fans will be out at Campbelltown in force in their MX5.
MX5’s to me are more your Eastern Suburb set. Jacked up dual cab utes with southern cross stickers are more the Sharks go.
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Post by Geo. » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:51 am

If this is anything to go by the Round 1 team list Tuesday will be most anticipated in recent memory..

I can't find many that agree with Coach Cleary's selections...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by The Patriot » Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:11 am

Difference between 2018 and 2017 is that this year we have a coach I trust to make the best decisions for the West's Tigers.

Interesting squad but that's why we hired him to shake this place up.

Looking forward to seeing who responds this week.
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