Your Team vs Mary's Dragons



  • @Fitzy05 lol,we have four props left in mikaele, Clarke, Twal and huth…ouch



  • 1.Thompson
    2.Jennings
    3.Momo
    4.Marsters
    5.Noffo
    6.Reynolds
    7.Brooks
    8.Mikaele
    9.Benji
    10.Twal
    11.Garner
    12.Lawrence
    13.Taylor
    14.Eisenhuth
    15.MCK
    16.Clark
    17.Talau



  • @Fitzy05 I agree but I think I saw Madge use Eiso as a third prop (sort of) in the game. With Matterson at 5/8 it’s like an extra forward on the field in a way because while Benji is still at hooker he’s more of a fluid dummy half and still playmakes like a 5/8.



  • @TrueTiger said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    1.Thompson
    2.Jennings
    3.Momo
    4.Marsters
    5.Noffo
    6.Reynolds
    7.Brooks
    8.Mikaele
    9.Benji
    10.Twal
    11.Garner
    12.Lawrence
    13.Taylor
    14.Eisenhuth
    15.MCK
    16.Clark
    17.Talau

    Bit harsh dropping Matterson!



  • Only change is Mbye back in at hooker if fit but has to be 100%. Matterson back at lock with Rowdy and Garner on the edges.



  • 1 Mbye
    2 Thompson
    3 Marsters
    4 Momirovski
    5 Nofoaluma
    6 Marshall
    7 Brooks
    8 Eisenhuth
    9 Reynolds
    10 Mikaele
    11 Lawrence
    12 Garner
    13 Matterson

    14 Clark
    15 Taylor
    16 MCK
    17 Twal

    I would rather have Matterson at 11 but we are short on middle forwards



  • @happy_tiger said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    @willow said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    I think Mbye is still going to be touch and go so I wouldn’t take the risk. Id like to know how far away Aloiai is from returning because he certainly adds some impact to our go forward.

    Aloiai is gone for the season , the plate in his arm shifted

    Well that sucks☹ I was hoping he may be some chance of returning…



  • Service was good from Benj out of dummy half but don’t think his shoulders could hold up defending there all game. Yes he could move out for defensive sets, but he would still get a lot more traffic directed at his shoulders regardless imho.



  • @Jimmy go back and read my comment again Jimmy. Can you see who’s bench I replied to?
    and how many props they have listed on that bench?



  • @upper-d said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    Service was good from Benj out of dummy half but don’t think his shoulders could hold up defending there all game. Yes he could move out for defensive sets, but he would still get a lot more traffic directed at his shoulders regardless imho.

    He only made 11 tackles over 69 minutes last week so he spent very little time defending at hooker. Given how effective he was last week teams might try to tire him out by targeting him in defence but that becomes predictable and his 2nd rower should be able to protect him from making primary contact most of the time (if there is concern about his shoulders).



  • @Nelson said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    @TrueTiger said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    1.Thompson
    2.Jennings
    3.Momo
    4.Marsters
    5.Noffo
    6.Reynolds
    7.Brooks
    8.Mikaele
    9.Benji
    10.Twal
    11.Garner
    12.Lawrence
    13.Taylor
    14.Eisenhuth
    15.MCK
    16.Clark
    17.Talau

    Bit harsh dropping Matterson!

    Yeah my bad,I meant to keep Taylor on the bench and leave Matto at lock…I was keen on Talau on the bench,he did ok on debut…got ahead of myself…



  • @Fitzy05 haha wasn’t a dig at you bud…I was actually agreeing…and ment we have 4 first grade props left for the season in our top 30 with the likes of mats, packer, aloiai all out…oh and his bench is bad as the huth whislt he starts as lock plays big minutes at prop once Reynolds comes on and matto switch back to lock with benji at 6



  • @Jimmy sorry i misunderstood your moment. If one more front rower goes down we are in serious trouble. This should be the first position we are looking to recruit for in 2020.



  • Early team news for Round 24
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    Dan Talintyre
    Timestamp
    Mon 26 Aug 2019, 04:09 PM

    After a dominant win over the Knights in Round 23, Wests Tigers will be determined to keep their finals hopes alive this Sunday when they take on the St. George-Illawarra Dragons.

    Remarkably, the contest will be the first time the two sides have met this season, with Michael Maguire’s side needing to win to stay in touch with the top eight.

    With no injuries or suspensions coming from the Round 23 win over Newcastle, Wests Tigers could field the same side that took down the Knights, although there’s no doubt bound to be plenty of interest in the number nine jersey again this week following the late change between Benji Marshall and Josh Reynolds.

    Originally named to start at hooker, Reynolds dropped back to the bench on game day with Marshall instead filling the number nine duties in attack, before switching back to his preferred five-eighth position once Reynolds came on.

    That wasn’t the only change for Wests Tigers on the day, with a successful centre switch between Esan Marsters and Paul Momirovski — Marsters going from right to left while Momirovski went the other way to accomodate Robert Jennings’ return.

    Given Wests Tigers produced their best attacking performance of the season, you’d have to think the same could happen again this week, although the positional flexibility shown in the backline could see them revert back if needed.

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    There’s also the possibility of captain Moses Mbye returning with the centre nearing a return from the hip flexor injury suffered against the Bulldogs in Round 21.

    His return would certainly be a boost for Maguire’s side in the run home, with the likes of Robbie Farah (tibia), Jacob Liddle (knee), Josh Aloiai (hand), Ben Matulino (knee) and Russell Packer (foot) all unavailable for selection.

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    On the other side of the field, St. George-Illawarra could welcome back halfback Ben Hunt after the Origin playmaker missed last week’s clash due to concussion, with possible ramifications for the likes of Corey Norman and Tristan Sailor.

    On debut, Sailor was particularly impressive out the back and will be determined to keep the number one jersey for the remainder of the season — leaving Coach Paul McGregor with an interesting decision to make around his team’s spine.

    Both sides will name their 21-man squad for the Round 24 clash at 4:00pm AEST on Tuesday before providing an updated 19-man squad at 4:05pm AEST on Saturday.

    Final team lists will be confirmed one hour prior to kickoff (3:05pm, Sunday).



  • @Nelson said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    @upper-d said in Your Team vs Mary's Dragons:

    Service was good from Benj out of dummy half but don’t think his shoulders could hold up defending there all game. Yes he could move out for defensive sets, but he would still get a lot more traffic directed at his shoulders regardless imho.

    He only made 11 tackles over 69 minutes last week so he spent very little time defending at hooker. Given how effective he was last week teams might try to tire him out by targeting him in defence but that becomes predictable and his 2nd rower should be able to protect him from making primary contact most of the time (if there is concern about his shoulders).

    He did, but wasn’t named at 9 like some of the team lists on this thread - and didn’t play the entire game there for attacking sets either. Slotted back into 6 when Grub came on.


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