Match Discussion: Round 1 vs Rabbitohs @ ANZ Stadium

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Who will win? Round 1: Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers

Poll closed Mar 3, 2017.
  1. South Sydney Rabbitohs 13+

    23.5%
  2. South Sydney Rabbitohs 1-12

    5.9%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

    5.9%
  4. Wests Tigers 1-12

    52.9%
  5. Wests Tigers 13+

    11.8%
  1. BuffaloRules

    BuffaloRules Coach

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    Telegraph was reporting Nofo going to Eels this morning...

    My thoughts are that Tigers will pay $250K of his contract and Eels $70K..

    Tigers have celery cap issues you see...

    He sure put in tonight though in his last game for the club..
     
  2. Tiger Ted

    Tiger Ted Juniors

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    Great to get a win 1st up as we normally do especially as I was sitting in a box amongst dreary Souths fans.

    We certainly have some guns in attack particularly the phenomenal no.1 & nofo.

    Concern is those late tries we conceded & the std one b4 half time.

    We will b tested thoroughly over the next 3 weeks.Thats when we will know whether our defence is going to improve enough for us to challenge for a spot in the 8.

    Idris needs to get a lot fitter & Suli could b anything.I don't think rapana & leulia will have it so easy down our left side in 2 weeks time as they did in '16.
     
  3. Tiger Ted

    Tiger Ted Juniors

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    That can't f**king b true !!

    Nofoaluma is irreplaceable !!
     
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  4. Tiger Woody

    Tiger Woody Juniors

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    Agree
    But there is something wrong with our right side again in 2017...It has to be fixed
    Every time Goodwin got the ball he scored without anyone trying to stop him.His last 2 tries were soooo soft...

    Suli has 2 dropped balls but hes youing and maybe was a bit nervous,plus it was wet.

    Agree, Idris was very ordinary and you could see he wasnt happy in his face expressions.
    Needs to run harder to make an impact.....Expected more presence from him.
     
  5. Vozzy

    Vozzy Juniors

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    I would possibly put chee kam and Idris in the centres once Idris can play 80
     
  6. Ron's_Mate

    Ron's_Mate Juniors

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    5 mins before halftime I was thinking we were looking good to not concede any points, and then we let in the softest, most embarrassing under 7s try to a guy who could hardly walk.
     
  7. Ron's_Mate

    Ron's_Mate Juniors

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    Chee Kam was great. Idris not up to first grade at the moment.
     
  8. rabbitohs95

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    A promising win for you guys. I think it's a nice little springboard for you to get your season underway.

    Forwards looked committed and focused and controlled the ruck beautifully.

    I haven't had a chance to observe it tonight but it felt like Tedesco was your main maestro and Moses and Brooks chimed in when required. I've never really seen anything like it until now but whatever works I guess.

    Only concern I'd have is if they can keep this up. The offloading game was great and entertaining; typical of the club.

    Goodluck for the rest of the season (except when we meet again, hopefully we can have some f*cking luck with injuries and a decent dig this time).
     
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  9. Clifferd

    Clifferd First Grade

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    The scary thing is how we threw the ball around in the wet and most of the time it stuck. Imagine that on a dry track
     
  10. Trollhammaren

    Trollhammaren Juniors

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    We were solid without being fantastic. Good signs though.

    3 - Ted
    2 - Nof
    1 - Brooks
     
  11. benched tiger

    benched tiger Juniors

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    The first game under our belt and there was a lot to like,Ted was excellent so too Nofo if we even contemplate releasing him then we have rocks in our head.All the other boys were solid,although Jamal looked sluggish at times.Our defence is better but we still let in soft tries through poor reads by not numbering up.
     
  12. Clifferd

    Clifferd First Grade

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    I'm actually starting to find a place for Mcillwrick. Hit very hard in D and did nothing wrong in attack. Seems like a decent buy

    Atm I would not replace him with Ballin for the sake of it. Mcillwrick deserves to start
     
  13. Vic Mackey

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    To me we look like a confident, self assured side. It looks like they expect to win games.

    Nofa was the best on field, without his dirty work out of our own end the 1/6/7 don't get to do their thing.

    Brooks best game in a long time, he looks the fittest I've seen him. Sue was great on the edge and Lawrence was fantastic.

    Mcillwrick and JLJ did their jobs, especially in defence but I'll welcome ballin and piddle back.

    I don't think this team will get pushed around anymore. Our forwards look up for it and our prop rotation is amongst the best in the Comp.

    Looking forward to a real test next week cause lets be serious, Souths we're garbage and they won't be challenging for the 8.
     
  14. Clifferd

    Clifferd First Grade

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    Hey man...was unable to catch the game was just wondering if you knew the score? And who won?
     
  15. macnaz

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    Any link ? I cant find anything
    If it happens to be true then im seriously done with this club .
     
  16. BuffaloRules

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    It was in the Sport Confidential column in yesterday's Tele...

    The full article...

    "Could David Nofoalumu become an Eel?Parramatta have identified the Tigers flyer as a perfect replacement for Semi Radradra.With the Tigers over the salary cap and Radradra still to front court again. Nofoaluma's move could be fast tracked."
     
  17. sensesmaybenumbed

    sensesmaybenumbed Moderator Staff Member

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    Stop right there.
     
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  18. Clifferd

    Clifferd First Grade

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    Yeah seems like bs to me I can just feel it. Normally any little rumour would eventuate from the Wests Tigers official forum and there's been no peep about it at all
     
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  19. Shredder

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    I was happy with that for Round 1.
    They will get better as the cobwebs get knocked out.

    Scrambling D was great
    The attack looked crisp
    Suli debuted well.
    No major injuries.

    Still leaking that try before half time though.....
     
  20. Mr_Raditch

    Mr_Raditch Juniors

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    Maybe I'm getting pessimistic in my old age but I still see all the problems from last year. Right side defence is still abysmal & decent teams will have a field day down there. It's the same as last year, we'll look like world beaters against teams that are down but against a decent team when we have to defend on our line for multiple sets we don't have the grit to tough it out. We might just scrape into the eight, but we're not a threat. I hope I'm wrong but watching last night felt exactly the same as last year.
     

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