RE: SOO Game 1 2021 *Spoilers
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@hobbo1 said in SOO Game 1 2021 *Spoilers:
I can’t see the toad lickers coming back from this … I reckon they’ll get pumped again in games 2 & 3
I think in the forwards it was even. I think the halves were even too. Maybe Harry Grant struggled by himself vs Cookie but he seemed to hold his own.
In the backs, well… Far out. You have
Val Holmes, Xavier Coats, Kurt Capewell, Dane Gagai, Kyle Feldt.
Teddy, Brian To’o, Latrell Mitchell, Tommy Turbo and JAC. (kept wanting to write AOC, damn acronyms).
Seriously no comparison. Capewell is good but not up to that level. Gagai, had turned back the clock last season… Holmes can be brilliant, but isn’t at the level of Teddy or Tommy Turbo.
You start putting AJ Brimstone in at fullback, move Holmes in for Feldt. I can see the side become more competitive. If you bring in say Malonie for hooker with Grant, it could be interesting.
Still see a 3/0 NSW win, but a far tighter game once they upgrade the back line. Maroons coach way too loyal to
Feldt, Gagai well we usually see him go up a level at origin but hey how many years can he keep doing this. Worked in 2020, not 2021.
Brian To’o was just huge on the wing. Expect a very large opposition wing to try and stop him.