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Re: Starting Lock?

Post by tiger91 » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 7:20 am

I understand you point bob56, but Fulton returned from his shoulder injury in round 6 (if my memory serves me correctly) and Dwyer's unfortunate injury didn't happen until rd. 16. That's 10 weeks to regain your position. In my opinion, it shouldn't take a fully fledged first grader to reclaim his starting position from a rookie.

As I said, I understand your point and it is a valid one, but still believe that Dwyer managed to maintain Fulton's starting position when they were both fit and playing well (even with Dwyer's slight drop in form).


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Post by everett » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 8:18 am

Now we have size in our pack I would start we ball playing lock Fulton. I think Heighington off the bench could come on to replace Woods or Galloway pushing Blair or Ellis into the front row for a period of the game.

Fulton is an 80 minutes player and his ball playing and great hole running is what we need.

I also like the option of Blair in the front row with Heighington second row and Fulton lock allowing Woods to come off the bench.

Blair gives us a number of options.

Finally we have a quality pack and excellent juniors coming through.
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Post by Tiger Watto » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 8:28 am

Who are the 'ball playing' Locks currently running around in other NRL Teams?
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 8:33 am

Tiger Watto wrote:Who are the 'ball playing' Locks currently running around in other NRL Teams?
Feliti Mateo, Greg Bird, Luke Lewis

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Post by happy tiger » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 9:39 am

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:Who are the 'ball playing' Locks currently running around in other NRL Teams?
Feliti Mateo, Greg Bird, Luke Lewis
Corey Parker ,Ashley Harrison ,Braith Anasta


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Post by Tiger Watto » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 9:47 am

Corey Parker isnt a ball-playing lock, and out of those 6 options, Mateo and Lewis are the only ones that have any effect.

I think our team has enough creativity and if we are gona play Ellis and Blair out wide, we need a lock that plays tight.

Does anyone think we may see Moors or BMM in the team for Round 1?
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Post by white_tiger » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 9:53 am

I think sheens believes the days of a ball playing lock are over. He tends to use the N°13 almost as another prop up through the middle of the park ala Gallen and then has 2 wide running back rowers. I think you will either see heighno retain his spot at lock or maybe even Blair named in the number 13.
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Post by happy tiger » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 10:11 am

Tiger Watto wrote:Corey Parker isnt a ball-playing lock, and out of those 6 options, Mateo and Lewis are the only ones that have any effect.

I think our team has enough creativity and if we are gona play Ellis and Blair out wide, we need a lock that plays tight.

Does anyone think we may see Moors or BMM in the team for Round 1?
Mate Parker did a pretty good imitation of a ball playing lock last season I am pretty sure he had the most offloads at the Broncos

BMM would be a chance Watto but Moors would be doubtful

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Post by Fraze23 » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 12:07 pm

If I recall correctly Mason played a bit of lock for the Cowboys... Just sayin.
I think Sheens will go with Fulton, but its hard to fault Heighington after doing such a great job for so many years. I'm glad i'm not Sheens this year.

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Post by Spartan117 » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 12:25 pm

Id rather Be Coach Sheens this year with all the expectation and the selection conundrums than in years past when we had little depth.

Hopefully its a year where we will reap the reward of a lit of hard work by many.

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Post by Sunnycoast tiger » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 12:55 pm

Adam Blair/Ben Murdoch-Masila as a third prop.Both of these players has some ball skills.Ellis and Blair/BMM second row.

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Post by willow » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 2:04 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:Corey Parker isnt a ball-playing lock, and out of those 6 options, Mateo and Lewis are the only ones that have any effect.

I think our team has enough creativity and if we are gona play Ellis and Blair out wide, we need a lock that plays tight.

Does anyone think we may see Moors or BMM in the team for Round 1?
Mate Parker did a pretty good imitation of a ball playing lock last season I am pretty sure he had the most offloads at the Broncos

BMM would be a chance Watto but Moors would be doubtful
Yeah, BMM would be a fair chance of snagging a spot on the bench. I suspect Moors will line up in the front row for BRET.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 2:14 pm

I'd love to see Moors there, i'm on of his biggest fans. Unfortunatley i can't see him getting a look in this year unless we have an injury depleted forward pack

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Post by Wacko Jacko » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 2:18 pm

happy tiger wrote:
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Tiger Watto wrote:Who are the 'ball playing' Locks currently running around in other NRL Teams?
Feliti Mateo, Greg Bird, Luke Lewis
Corey Parker ,Ashley Harrison ,Braith Anasta
Only players I consider ball playing locks would be Mateo, Lewis and Glenn Stewart

Also I have never seen Fulton play tight so I would say Heigho

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Post by Goose » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 3:33 pm

id go heigno, but you cant really go wrong.

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Post by The Phantom » Tue 07 Feb, 2012 4:24 pm

I don't think Heighington will play this week...last I knew he was injured.

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Post by 21sixers » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 7:51 pm

hieghno's been named as lock so yeh ..but as for our hooker any1 got any info on pat politoni?
guess robbies still on the mend ;)
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Post by Tiger Watto » Wed 08 Feb, 2012 8:00 pm

21sixers wrote:hieghno's been named as lock so yeh ..but as for our hooker any1 got any info on pat politoni?
guess robbies still on the mend ;)
his been at the club for a few years... Pat didnt have the best of years in NYC last year, but all reports says he is going great this off-season and is well respected.

I've always liked him and hope he gets himself involved early!
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