Importance of goalkickers

A third of NRL games over the last 10 years won by 6 or less - can’t win a premiership without a decent goalkicker - we need to concentrate on this before anything else!

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/nrl-2020-goal-kicking-percentage-cameron-smith-adam-reynolds-conversions-penalty-goals-nrl-economist/news-story/6a09de653ff874363757bcbd3827973f

A goal kicker is an essential at every level of rugby league yet Wests Tigers have given it no consideration for years. I’m sure other clubs laugh at the club because of this issue…

If we are not looking for a quality goal kicker for next season with our Roster will have to start asking questions. One above 75% would at least keep us competitive with the other sides.

Think the team in general when we score a try then can’t convert from close in front must be very dispiriting to the players.

Amazing that in the last 3 years both Cleary and Maguire have ignored how important goal kickers are.

@avocadoontoast said in Importance of goalkickers:

Amazing that in the last 3 years both Cleary and Maguire have ignored how important goal kickers are.

Cleary probably signed Moses for that reason

i do think Madge is working on it, atm he has- Moses- Who just sucks, Douehi- Who is not striking them as nice due to his leg injury, and Benji- who is old lol

We need 2, and both need to be good enough to be selected in the 17.
No point going all in on one if they get injured.

@TheDaBoss said in Importance of goalkickers:

@avocadoontoast said in Importance of goalkickers:

Amazing that in the last 3 years both Cleary and Maguire have ignored how important goal kickers are.

Cleary probably signed Moses for that reason

i do think Madge is working on it, atm he has- Moses- Who just sucks, Douehi- Who is not striking them as nice due to his leg injury, and Benji- who is old lol

Moses was never really a goal kicker, and even after he joined in 18 we persisted with Marsters from memory? It should be our main priority.

Have been asking the same questions for years. We refuse to address the kicking issue is mind blowing

Beyond a joke that we can’t find a reliable goal kicker from somewhere, maybe ESL. Just rIdiculous. We must be able to count on banking 6 rather than 4 points whenever we score a try.

Jordan Rankin has a career ave of 79.25%…

@avocadoontoast said in Importance of goalkickers:

Amazing that in the last 3 years both Cleary and Maguire have ignored how important goal kickers are.

Cleary ignored it because it wasn’t going to be a problem for him when he went back to Penrith.

@Roar_Power said in Importance of goalkickers:

A third of NRL games over the last 10 years won by 6 or less - can’t win a premiership without a decent goalkicker - we need to concentrate on this before anything else!

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/nrl-2020-goal-kicking-percentage-cameron-smith-adam-reynolds-conversions-penalty-goals-nrl-economist/news-story/6a09de653ff874363757bcbd3827973f

WT would regard this analysis as akin to wikipaedia cited on a reference list at university.

last edited by BalmainJnr

Here it is again NO KICKER =NO FINALS !

@Roar_Power said in Importance of goalkickers:

A third of NRL games over the last 10 years won by 6 or less - can’t win a premiership without a decent goalkicker - we need to concentrate on this before anything else!

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/teams/nrl-2020-goal-kicking-percentage-cameron-smith-adam-reynolds-conversions-penalty-goals-nrl-economist/news-story/6a09de653ff874363757bcbd3827973f

Thanks Scoop

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