Aaron Woods

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  1. 2010

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    Wasn’t he behind two regular first graders that stopped him getting a go in the first grade team. I might be wrong in that. I am sure someone on here might know more
     
  2. Belta

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    2010 said;

    “Wasn’t he behind two regular first graders that stopped him getting a go in the first grade team. I might be wrong in that. I am sure someone onhere might know more”
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    They had just signed Junior Paulo as one of the premier signings and Shannon Boyd (who was playing for Australia at the time) as the other prop. It’s ironic now that both these players are now leaving Canberra.
     
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  3. ouryears

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    The thing is....Woods offloads are loosely thrown passes along the ground, offloads to players in worse positions than him, offloads thrown when he goes into the line bum first, and so on.....

    Of course he does do some decent offloads, I would say 10 from his 45 have been genuine offloads.

    He backs into the defence, doesn't hit hard, it's a big no from me.
     
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  4. Willow

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    Add to that the yards he covers by jogging across the defensive line, only to be the third man in a tackle. Looks more like he is having a training run.

    Stats are a handy thing to have sometimes, but they can be misleading.
     
  5. Bests Golden Boots

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    Bum on?
    Craig Young style?
    Sign that man immediately.
     
  6. possm

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    If we did sign Bennett as coach, Woods could prove to be good value. Bennet would instil the discipline and fitness ethic that Wood so desperately needs.
     
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    ? ? ? Give it a break , for pity sake . Craig Young for all of his short comings , broke enough solid defences in his prime , well enough to earn his place in all rep. teams in that era . Cornerstone of Harry Bath's babes and a forward to be reckon with .
     
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  8. Belta

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    Our Years said;

    "...offloads thrown when he goes into the line bumfirst...doesn't hit hard, it's a big no from me."

    To be honest, I think there are better options, I did agree he was overrated, but perhaps in the right side could give good metres, something we need to have once Ah Mau goes. If we don't get a good prop our young forwards have got the rest of this year, plus a full off season so it may pay to wait abit. Possums suggestion re Leilua as a possible prop may have some credit. I'm not a fan of the suggestion of Friz up front, I really liked how Freddy used him in Origin running out wide he was soo hard to handle.
     
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    Possm are you still hanging onto the notion of us signing Bennett?you need to stop mixing alcohol and pain meds!
     
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    i'd be very happy to cheer on aaron woods wearing red & white....



    ....in the ISP...
     
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  11. West coast dragon

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    Or saint helens!
     
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  12. ouryears

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    Or swans....
     
  13. West coast dragon

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    Beep beep beep beep, the sound of woods reversing into the line
     
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  14. Belta

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    We could do worse than Latimore and the bearded version of Latimore is all I'm saying.
     
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    Good adice, my doctor told me to get on the wagon until after the op. But let of go of the pain killers, now that's a stretch to far.
     
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    Well as someone else said much earlier on - " don't forget the chooks " . And what do you know , they are now squawking about signing Woods as they have room in their cap to be able to afford him , will wonders never cease !
     
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    Haha they were my thoughts exactly. Stealing Albert's moves!

    Woods isn't for us in my opinion and a lot here seem to agree, and there's the other thread on Kane Evans with similar sentiment.

    Left-field I was thinking who in the English Superleague could we get maybe at a decent rate.

    And so it led me to a Left-field pick - Pauli Pauli. Poor bugger had his car crash in 2017, then a broken leg and I understand he's on a one year deal. Anyone see how he's going over there?

    Great promise at Parra, stutter at the Knights.. Lump of a lad and he's only 23.

    Talent potential is always there if fitness it maintained - it then comes down to getting a persons' mindset on track. If Pauli Pauli is fit, and wants another shot at the NRL... well.... lets give him a Red V and see..
     
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    We need big fast strong wingers or a centre than front row forwards.
     
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    Our don’t think our pack will have the zing needed come finals in 2018 compared a pack the size of the bunnies, Panthers , Melbourne, cowboays etc

    I do feel we need another large prop and I’d prefer Mann to play the wing
     
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    Lol hope all is going well for you mate
     
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