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Round 1 Line Up

Postby Mattpoet » Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:35 pm

Post your Rd 1 line up and what you would like to see here.

What I think it will be:

1.Slater
2.Vunivalu
3.Chambers
4.Blair
5.Tonumaipea
6.Munster
7.Cronk
8.J.Bromwich
9.Cam Smith
10.McLean
11.Harris
12.K.Bromwich
13.Finucane
14.Glasby
15.Kaufusi
16.Asofa-Solomona
17.Welch

What I would like to see:
1.Slater
2.Vunivalu
3.Chambers
4.Scott
5.Munster
6.Croft
7.Cronk
8.J.Bromwich
9.Cam Smith
10.McLean
11.Harris
12.K.Bromwich
13.Finucane
14.Glasby
15.Kaufusi
16.Asofa-Solomona
17.Griffin

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby Deadpool » Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:25 pm

Pretty much agree with those teams Mattpoet. Although I'm not really a fan of Griffin, would like to see Brandon Smith get a run on the bench instead. Or if he's still injured someone like Stimson

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby blazza18 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:31 pm

Yea, Griffin is not first grade material.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby LESStar58 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:25 pm

Munster? On the wing?

That's like feeding a side of porterhouse to your dog. An absolute waste.

Oh, and Addo-Carr over Young.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby Danger D » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:01 am

How is that a waste? My dog loves porterhouse. Especially when it's washed down with organic free-trade coconut water.

I do think Munster would need to get more ball than what he would on the wing so it would only work if there was some sort of job-sharing arrangement with him and Billy like the Mini/RTS setup at the Roosters a few years ago.

I'd personally like our backline to look like

1. Billy
2. Suli
3. Chambers
4. Munster
5. Scott
6. Croft
7. Cronk

It's a pipe dream for round 1, but maybe some time this season.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby LESStar58 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:37 am

I'd personally like to see Billy retire, Munster to 1 and Croft to 6.

I'll accept nothing less than another premiership before Cam retires and for this to happen we should put our best team on the park and not worry about the sentiment of playing Billy for the sake of playing Billy.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby bula » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:40 pm

Croft is really putting the pressure on. If he has to wait past this season then other teams will be kicking down the door to take him.
Good halves are rare and he looks every bit the goods so Bellamy better find a spot for him quickly because he looks ready.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby Danger D » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Could Croft start his career as a utility off the bench like Coops did? Perhaps a similar role to Hampton in 2016?

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby RobbieRoss » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:02 pm

I agree re Brodie Croft off the bench. Craig's structure allowed for Ben Hampton off the bench , so you'd think Croft could slot into that role. It does rely on Kenny and Finucane playing big minutes ( as KP did - and we know Jesse and Tohu will ), as he will only have three big boppers on the bench, but Croft also offers insurance if there is a mid game backline injury , or if Billy needs a rest and Munster has to swing to Full back

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby sallymay » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:09 am

It's got to the point where I kinda want Billy to get injured and retire so Croft can play 6 and Munster 1....selfish me

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby yourhero » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22 pm

sallymay wrote:It's got to the point where I kinda want Billy to get injured and retire so Croft can play 6 and Munster 1....selfish me


Wow...

I hope Billy comes back in and carves up. If he is legitimately fit, we have an abundance of depth, experience and an immense squad that should take us close to the big dance once again.

~$1M in salary cap (plus everthing else Slater brings to the team) sitting on the sidelines is not in our best interests. Not even close.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby blazza18 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:20 am

Wanting someone to get injured is pretty low.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby mystormboys » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:08 pm

sallymay wrote:It's got to the point where I kinda want Billy to get injured and retire so Croft can play 6 and Munster 1....selfish me


Oh I don't quite agree with that

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby NevilleB » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:33 pm

Harris out for up to 8 weeks.

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Re: Round 1 Line Up

Postby Deadpool » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:34 pm

So Tohu Harris is out for about 8 weeks. Sucks. Guess Bromwich and Kaufusi both get a starting spot now.


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