I think you’ve under rated the Broncos too. As much as i hate to say it.
With their young side I think they’ll only get better.(Unless Lockyer & thaiday get injured).
Otherwise a fair assessment.
And the more souths win the more I hate em.Particularly with the Burgess thing.
The biases of the selectors are quite obvious to me , why hasn’t there been any comment on this in the media?.
Daley (St George) - continual picking St George players (although he may have an argument that theyre on top of the comp).
Fulton (Manly) - there is always manly players there. This year he picks a fat Perry then replaces him with King. Neither are the form props. I reckon Lyon going to 5/8 was some selection room deal.
Mcarthy - I suspect he is the Bulldog connection. Someone might be able to confirm this. I know he did play for them.
Why else would you pick a 19yr Idris whos defence is suspect? and , of course ennis.
Bellamy (storm)- This year he persists with white. Last SOO he looked like he was running in wet cement.
Until NSW gets some selectors with no agendas and a non-aligned coach we will continue to get these sort of teams.
Lawrence is out of form and stuggling to hold down a FG spot….
Farah wont be picked…they will make changes to the second row and maybe bench…
Bird or Barrett to come in for Lyon or maybe even put Gidley there to get God back to fullback…
NSW Selectors are imbo’s
Wholesale changes won’t win game 2…
Agree with all points (except i dont think Lawrence is struggling to hold his FG spot)
You can add Gallen in for Watmough if he’s injured.
What I would do, though, is bring in Snowden and Mannah at the expense of Perry and white.
Leave Gidley on the Bench (It really annoys me that the NSW side is stuffed around just because he has been named captain)
Of course Farah for Ennis.
Idris is another Ennis type myth . He decisions in defence are not up to scratch.
My Team would be (whilst trying to minimise changes):
M.jennings, Matt Cooper, Jamie Lyon, Brett Morris,
T.Barrett, Brett Kimmorley,
P.Gallen, Ben Creagh, Trent Waterhouse, Michael Weyman, R.Farah, Tim Mannah.
Interchange: Snowden, Tom Learoyd-Lahrs, Kurt Gidley , Luke Lewis
Ricky Stuart to quit Sharks
May 24, 2010 - 11:43AM
Ricky Stuart is to quit Cronulla at the end of the season. The Sharks coach will front a press conference in the Shire at midday to formally announce his resignation.
Stuart’s contract at Cronulla runs until the end of 2011 but it is understood he has decided not to see out the final year at the battling club.
It is expected the club will anoint assistant Shane Flanagan as his replacement next year.
There has been much speculation about Stuart’s future at the Sharks, with the former Australian and NSW coach facing no shortage of rumours surrounding his tenure at Toyota Stadium.
It is yet to be confirmed what his next move will be but it has been suggested he may have an offer to join the Melbourne Rebels rugby franchise as a coaching coordinator alongside head coach Rod MacQueen.
Stuart joined the Sharks in 2007, following five seasons in charge at the Sydney Roosters in which he oversaw a premiership. He steered Cronulla to the preliminary final in 2008 after a season in which the Sharks finished equal top of the competition ladder.
His time at the club has been less memorable since then. The Sharks won only five games last year and continued their struggle at the start of the 2010 campaign, although they produced their best performance of the year on Saturday night with a defeat of the Eels at Parramatta Stadium.
Stuart has also had to cope with a string of off-field indiscretions by Cronulla players during the past three years, with key team members Greg Bird, Reni Maitua and Brett Seymour all shown the door.
I prefer to believe SMH. Slightly more credible than telecrap.
Ricky Stuart quits as Cronulla Sharks coach
- Phil Rothfield
- May 24, 2010 10:31AM
EMBATTLED coach Ricky Stuart has quit the Cronulla Sharks. The former Test and Origin coach has handed in his resignation and will leave at the end of the season.
I asked Stuart about his future at the Sharks last week and he said: “I don’t want to talk about it.”
It is believed he has been in talks with the Sharks management about his future for several weeks.
The club has called a midday press conference to announce the decision.
My information is that assistant coach Shane Flanagan will be named as the replacement next year.
Over the weekend, Stuart’s named was linked to the Wests Tigers.