Round 9 v Cowboys

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  1. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Coach

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    Probably should start a thread. 21 I think we name:

    DWZ
    Crichton
    CHN
    Whare
    Phillips
    Peachey
    Maloney
    Merrin
    Wallace
    RCG
    Kikau
    Yeo
    JFH

    Katoa
    Hetherington
    Leota
    Tamou
    Egan
    Ellis
    May
    Aekins
     
  2. OldPanther

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    Not a bad 21 by any means. It'll be interesting how they handle May and how he responds after such a serious injury with a long time out.
     
  3. Abacus

    Abacus Juniors

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    Team picks itself after Phillips performance yesterday.

    1. DWZ
    2. Chrichton
    3. CHN
    4. Whare
    5. Phillips
    6. Peachey
    7. Maloney
    8. Merrin
    9. Wallace/Katoa
    10. RCG
    11. Kikau
    12. Yeo
    13. JFH

    14. Katoa/Egan
    15. Hetherington
    16. Leota
    17. Tamou

    Only question is whether Wallace is right for next week. Otherwise don't mess with team until we get some troops back with some timein their legs.

    Panthers by plenty.
     
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  4. Tronald Crump

    Tronald Crump Juniors

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    I think they will go with that. You could shuffle the last 4 reserves around a bit.
     
  5. Tronald Crump

    Tronald Crump Juniors

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    I wouldn't risk May. I know the ISP team has the bye next week and they are keen for him to play straight away but its too risky to play him in FG straight up without a hit out.
    He had a long break with a serious injury and zero pre season. He will be rusty and sluggish.
    Blow the rust off in reserve grade the following week. They have already pushed his return date back a few weeks ago. I wouldn't rush him.
    Play Katoa off the bench as utility. If Wal isn't right play Katoa and let Egan stay on the bench.
     
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  6. OldPanther

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    The best option probably.
     
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    100%.

    Dunno why we would want to rush him into first grade. We have utility options. He's certainly not ready to start a game at 6.
     
  8. Pomoz

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    Hook said in the press conference "May is quality and doesn't need to play in ISP. He can come off the bench“.

    A huge wrap for May. To be considered a first grader after just a handful of games, is a massive achievement.
     
  9. Whino

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    I would rather Katoa off the bench next week than May.
    If Wallace's neck plays up within the first 5 minutes of the game and is forced off I wouldn't want May playing hooker for 75 minutes.
    We got our pants pulled down last year playing a underdone Whare & Hiku.
     
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  10. franklin2323

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    We have a backrow that plays 80mins. Katoa can play backrow ...I'd give him 10-15min off the bench. Better than nothing
     
  11. franklin2323

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    May in for Hetherington would be my pick
     
  12. umina panther

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    He's looked good at hooker and TOTALLY ineffective in the backrow so far
     
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  13. franklin2323

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    The last benchie gets 10mins most games. That can be him than go back to ISP next week. I think we would lose a week otherwise
     
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    The backrow played 80 last game. So would only be if injury happens
     
  15. Luke Bowden

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    May is no stranger to the No.9. He’s played 9 in the U20’s and Reserve grade.

    Might be to much to ask 1st game back though.
     
  16. Westernised Panther

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    Maybe swap CHN with Yeo?!? That would be my only possible change.

    Other than that, looks good
     
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    If you search his name on YouTube there is a lengthy highlights video (which I can’t now find). He looks sensational. Only unfortunate thing is that a lot of his skill centres on having a great step and acceleration, so I hope the ACL injury hasn’t permanently ruined things before he even got off the ground in first grade.
     
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  18. OldPanther

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    Would be weird since we have Katoa/Egan.
     
  19. Luke Bowden

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    May can also play in the Halves/FB and back row. He’s more of a utility than Katoa/Egan.
     
  20. OldPanther

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    Of course he is. I'd take Katoa/Egan if we are just talking about hooker though. It's very likely he comes onto the bench this week.
     
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