Round 11 vs Canberra

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  1. Drag Queen

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    Bloody surprised they have 2 backs on the bench tbh. A half and a hooker. Sticky must be comfortable with his forwards or there are problems in their halves. Not our problem though.
     
  2. MilanDragon

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    Maybe they’ve taken a page out of our playbook?
     
  3. Old Timer

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    Havilli can go into the back row with ease if they need a forward.
     
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  4. Brutalitops

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    We were always gonna lose against the Souths, we played in an alternate jersey at ANZ!

    Comfortable with a victory against Raiders though.

    What should worry us all is that we play the Bulldogs on a Monday at ANZ in the coming months. That's just got negative hoodoos written all over it for us
     
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  5. Dragons 09

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    They've got Sharon Woods and we have the Vaughan Supremacy, we'll lap them!:D
     
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  6. Brutalitops

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    Players and form doesn't seem to matter when we play the dogs mate. Though Graham will fire up I'm sure
     
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  7. Dragons 09

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    Oh yeah, forgot about Jimmy, that should add some spice to the game!
     
  8. BennyV

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    There is an injury cloud over Blake Austin. If he is out, Williams goes to starters. If not, Williams will likely drop off the bench.
     
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    If JDM is injured and not 100% he must be rested. He hasn’t trained in two weeks.
     
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  10. Dragon Revival

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    Great depth in forwards when we can not rest one lock forward. What a joke!
     
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  11. Crush

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    Is JDM Jack De Melon?
     
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    Canberra have a big pack but they're not particularly mobile or skillful. The team as a whole give away more penalties than any other team and their error rate is among the highest in the league, so not a lot of discipline. Their 4 wins were against the current bottom four teams. They were competitive in their losses to the Warriors and Newcastle narrowly losing both games but were flogged by the Bunnies.

    I believe we've broken the hoodoo against this mob and can't see any reason we should lose this game if we play as well as we have been so far this year. We've been poor the last two weeks but I think we'll bounce back in a big way on a sunny Autumn arvo in Mudgee. We need a confidence boost before our round 12 clash with the Panthers. Go Saints !

    Saints 16+
     
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  13. Dennis Papaioannou

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    Should win but Canberra are on the up.
    Their defence has improved out of sight and they will adopt the same tactics against us as did the Warriors and Souths.
    If they can execute that game plan we could find ourselves in a very close tussle.
    Rapana, Leilua and Lee are the worry if the get room to move.
    I reckon that if we can crack them early on then we will go on and win.
    If we are pressing their line and not scoring, we will lose again.
     
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  14. BennyV

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    Lee? Wrong team, or wrong year!
     
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  15. dragonssamy61

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    He's our new recruit.
     
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  16. Dennis Papaioannou

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    Thank you - I meant Cotric
    Old age kicking in me thinks!
     
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  17. TomRedVRiver

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    From NRL.com's match preview.

    "Key match-up: The Dragons have been so impressive this season that almost every player is apparently in line for Origin selection, and that includes Euan Aitken. The reality is that he is probably still a year away from the Origin arena, but there are plenty of pundits who reckon the 22-year-old is ready. Aitken loves being assigned defensive challenges by coach Paul McGregor and he has one on his hands on Sunday against Joey Leilua. NSW coach Brad Fittler will be watching to see how Aitken handles the robust Leilua, who is 12kg heavier than the Dragons centre."

    They do know that Leilua is a right centre and will be marking up against Lafai right?
    Aitken is up against Croker.
     
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  18. Old Timer

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    We got him because he obviously uses his head a bit more than the other bloke.
     
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    This game worries me.:(
     
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  20. dragonssamy61

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    We will bounce back
     
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