Mann Vs Aitken, who deserves the starting centre role?

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Who deserves the starting centre role?

Poll closed Mar 17, 2018.
  1. Mann

    86.0%
  2. Aitken

    14.0%
  1. Dragons22

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    Personally, I believe Mann. He was amazing tonight. He is storing defensively and in attack too.
     
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  2. RufusRex

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    based on tonight then definately Mann
    based on everything from last season then definately Mann

    Mary will pick Aitken.
     
  3. Dragons22

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    Agreed. Although we can dare to dream. Mann is wasted on the bench, I hope he is used more often.
     
  4. gitano

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    Definitely Aitken. Not even a question. So much more powerful in attack.

    Mann isn't a centre, fullback or half. Good 14.
     
  5. TomRedVRiver

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    Mann this season, then Lomax will rise and we won't be talking about right centre for the next 10 years.
     
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  6. Dragsters

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    That right edge defence looked much stronger with Mann in the centres.

    Flo is far less likely to display his quality finishing skills with Aitken playing inside him with his limited ability to ball play.

    Mann threw some glorious passes tonight after drawing in the defence.

    Mann for mine...
     
  7. Dragsters

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    Then perhaps Mann moves to left centre if his form surpasses Lafai...
     
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  8. 2010

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    Mann. He showed great footwork. He deserves a spot in the starting side. Him and Lafaii would be a strong pairing.
    But deep down it wonโ€™t happen. McIdiot will see to that
     
  9. Crush

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    I'd go with Mann and Aitken and punt lafai
     
  10. Como Connection

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    You have no idea pal.
    CC
     
  11. RufusRex

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    I donโ€™t know why anyone would go with a bloke proven

    1. To be incapable of setting up his outside man
    2. To be proven one of the worst defensive centres in the nrl

    The article on nrl says it all when it comes to defence. Mann top half dozen, lafai 12, Aiken 38th
     
  12. gitano

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    Played the game at a high level pal. Been around elite players for many years and know football.
    Pal.
     
  13. CronullaSaint

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    Our coach played at a high level and has been around many elite players and he doesn't have a clue either.
     
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  15. BennyV

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    This isnt even a question. We looked infinitely better in both attack and defence when Mann was at centre as opposed to Aitken.
     
  16. Old Timer

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    Give Aitken 1st half next week and Mann second half with Hunt playing the entire game.
    Aitken deserves a proper chance coming back from injury but on the basis of the short amount of time he was on the paddock tonight it is chalk and cheese what skills they have.
    If Aitken can bust through and over the top of players and run away for tries then he deserves a spot but if he can't do that it is highly unlikely he can be an attacking asset let alone anything to do with defence.
     
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  17. SaintPauli

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    Mann came to our club as a mature kid. He has further developed and kept a level head whilst been thrown around position after position. Was our leading try scorer in 2016 with only half games played. Played well today against Hull. YES Mann deserves a crack at centre and the starting line up.
     
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  18. Saint_JimmyG

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    If there's a reason why Aitlen and Mann can't be in the centres, I don't see it.

    Of course, McGregor will do what McGregor does.
     
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  19. ouryear

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    Yeahhhhhh, just like Mary has, but a useless selector...Pal
     
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  20. FlameThrower

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    Kurt Mann hands down. I also think Aitken is rather injury prone and misses lots of games.
     
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