And now are you glad we have signed Ben Hunt ?

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Rob Dragon, May 12, 2017.

  1. Frank Facer

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    You said imagine how strong this team would be if we could swap our wingers for Melbourne wingers.

    I say, imagine having either Vunavulu or Carr playing outside of Aitken and never having the ball passed to them, unless is is a cutout pass.
     
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  2. gitano

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    I love generalising. Especially from people who don't understand the game
     
  3. Hills Dragon

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    Is there another way?
     
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  4. Hills Dragon

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    "One foul swoop". Nice one.
     
  5. Reddragon

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    I think Widdop showed the way in the game against the Broncos: cut out pass straight to Nightingale.
    It will be the main way he receives a pass in future.
     
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    Crying.
     
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  7. TomRedVRiver

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    If only Widdop was onside for that beautiful reverse banana kick. Half a yard... That's all that was in it. Would have been try of the year.
     
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    TRVR,
    I think we’ll be seeing a few of those reverse banana kicks get up this year mate.
     
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    Yep, yet another example of the kindergarten journalism of today.

    I bet this journo has used "chomping at the bit" at some stage as well.

    Seriously poor...
     
  12. gUt

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    "tow the line"
     
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    Love the Hunting Season banner. Up there with the Choke On That banner for the 2010 GF.
     
  14. TomRedVRiver

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    Reading through the Broncos forum, it's clear that Hunt has been a scapegoat for them the past few years. It's only now they're realising just how much they miss him.

    Hunt has put a lot of time into his kicking game as well which is what the Broncos fans felt he was missing. It's killing them seeing how well he's kicking haha, quite hilarious actually.
     
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    By all accounts he's a top bloke and fits in very well. We have a bit of a no dickheads policy there at the moment.
     
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    If we have a no dickheads policy then what’s the coach cos sure as hell thats what I rate him as.
     
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    Nothing happening in your broncos forum.
    I think you should have a look.
    Now
     
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    I know we all want a new coach but it's pretty obvious that Mary gets along with the boys quite well and they like him.

    In fact it's one of Mary's problems. You need a bit of dickhead in you to be the best coach you can be, he won't make the hard changes because he's too friendly with the players imo.
     
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    They are just trolls looking for a bite
     
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    Hunt’s Dragons debut just a taste of what’s to come: Widdop
    Dragons Den News
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    Starting point: Tyson Frizell and Ben Hunt. Picture: AAP Image/Craig Golding

    After having nine halves partners since arriving in Wollongong in 2014, it’s with confidence Gareth Widdop believes Ben Hunt has barely even begun to unleash the Dragons’ attacking potential.

    Hunt setup one try and scored another in the 34-12 demolition of Brisbane in his Dragons debut, while Widdop threw two majestic passes to complete the demolition job.

    The only try neither had a hand in came when Jack de Belin caught the Brisbane defence flat-footed and barged his way over. De Belin was one of the eight halves to start a game alongside Widdop since he joined the club from Melbourne, including three – Michael Witt, Sam Williams and Adam Quinlan – in the first five games he played in the Red V.

    So while fans have only had their first taste of the Widdop-Hunt combination, the captain admits to feeling a new freedom on the field alongside a dominant halfback.

    “We’ve got a No.7 who’s going to be here for a while now, he’s here for another six years,” Widdop said on Monday at WIN Stadium.

    “I think we’ve had (eight) different halfbacks, chopping and changing, whereas now we’ve signed Benny, who’s a traditional halfback.

    “We know he’s going to be there, my focus is very simple, to do my job for the team and he does his.”

    Widdop said rather than his assists for the right-sided duo Euan Aitken and Jason Nightingale being set plays, they were the result of a dominant forward pack and a new-found licence to roam.

    “Having Ben there has freed me up a little bit, to run around the field,” he said.

    “I’ve just found myself in that position to thankfully score a few tries.”

    Hunt’s next assignment comes against 2016 premiers the Sharks, another team widely considered to be a finals threat come September, despite their opening round loss to North Queensland.

    It will be the first time Sharks recruit Josh Dugan will play against the Dragons, since he left Canberra for Wollongong in 2013.

    Widdop ruled out giving Dugan any special attention on Thursday, even if he starts in the No.1 jersey.

    “We all know Dugan’s a talent,” Widdop said.

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    All smiles: Dragons captain Gareth Widdop was impressive against Brisbane. Picture: John Veage

    “He can play a number of positions.

    “… We won’t put too much focus into any individuals, it;s about ourselves.”

    Meanwhile, Broncos prop Jayden Su’a took a one-game suspension for an off-the-ball shoulder charge which shook Paul Vaughan.

    Su’a took the early guilty plea.

    TWO TO TANGO
    Widdop’s halves partners since joining St George Illawarra in 2014

    Michael Witt

    Sam Williams

    Adam Quinlan

    Benji Marshall

    Drew Hutchison

    Jack de Belin

    Josh McCrone

    Kurt Mann

    Ben Hunt

    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/...just-a-taste-of-whats-to-come-widdop/?cs=3713
     

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