2019 team line up

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  1. Saints Forever

    Saints Forever Juniors

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    Dufty
    Mann
    Lomax
    Lafai
    Pearson
    Widdop
    Hunt
    JDB
    Sims T
    Frizell
    Vaughan
    McInnes
    Graham

    Sims K
    Lawrie
    Leilua
    Host

    Robson
    Latimore
     
  2. possm

    possm First Grade

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    I think Mann has not re-signed because he was offered peanuts and is still in negotiations.

    If we want to improve on last year we still need a new fullback - Hayne, a new right winger replacement of two of our centres - Lomax, Mann and the replacement of one more prop - Frizell.

    1. Hayne
    2. Pearson
    3. Lomax
    4. Mann
    5. New Winger
    6. Widdop
    7. Hunt

    8. Vaughan
    9. McInnes
    10. Frizell
    11. Leilua
    12. T Sims
    13. De Belin

    14. Graham
    15. K Sims
    16. Host
    17. Robson/Aitken/Field/Dufty

    Two spots left in our top 30 squad; Fullback and Right Winger.
     
  3. BLM01

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    Sorry Poss. I think Frizzell like Sims is a waste in the middle as a prop. He is a great edge runner backwrower as Sims is, and should stay there. Just wish St George can make him run like he does at SOO and get the cross field stuff out of his game.
    And if Hayne would accept about 500-550K he would get a gig at the Dragons. 650-700K is overs
    Dufty will start 1...unless
    And i dont undesratnd what did Periera do wrong not to get a start on the wing next year
    I like your 3 & 4, but like you I have been told Mann is gone, I hope that is wrong.
    And everyone keeps forgetting you need a bench player who can cover the backline..Aitken will have to do.
    Field gone to Dogs, Dufty 1, Robson will get his chance in time
     
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  4. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    1. Widdop
    2. Pereira
    3. Aitken
    4. Lafai
    5. Albertson
    6. Lomax
    7. Hunt

    8. Kims
    9. McInness
    10. Vaughan
    11. Frizzell
    12. Tims
    13. DeBelin

    14. Graham
    15. Latimore
    16. Lawrie
    17. Robson
     
  5. Dragonslayer

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    2019 team line up is shaping to he very interesting, debatable and still not really set. The 28 listed squad is still fluid and can change. Mann may still go to the Knights for example. Then theres what to do with young Zac Lomax, we all know but does McGregor? And of course there is the McGregor factor.

    Breaking down the 2 squads (NRL & ISP) is an interesting exercise. It does in some way explain the recent signings. Not only for depth but the fact we need to fill 2 teams and be competitive in both.

    For mine we have 3 players than are currently square pegs in round holes.

    Mann - staying or going and is he pre-determined as our "Mr Fix-it, so permanent bench player. Jack of all trades , master of none, so to speak.

    Robson - has to he in the 17 imo, but where? Playing Mann eliminates the utility spot and Leilua is more valuable as the extra forward.

    Aitken - is the biggest problem imo. Playing him as centre for 1st grade basically blocks that position long term preventing the likes of Lomax from pmaying in their natural position (and therefore seeking release elsewhere). Aitken is too small to be a forward and not enough skill to be a general utility.

    Yes there are other issues but these for me are the 3 most crucial that need some kind of solution in 2019.
     
  6. Dragonslayer

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    My 2 squads are:

    NRL.......................ISP
    1. Dufty.................Field
    2. Periera..............SSE/Tohi/Saab
    3. Lomax Z...........Aitken
    4. Lafai.................Masters
    5. Pearson........... Ravalawa
    6. Widdop.............Sailor
    7. Hunt..................Nichols
    8. Graham.............Timm
    9. McInnes............Robson
    10. Vaughan.........Latimore
    11. Frizell..............Ford
    12. Sims T.............Host
    13. JDB.................Allgood

    14. Sims K............Kerr
    15. Lawrie.............Blacker/Sokobalavu
    16. Leilua..............Lovodua
    17. Mann..............Lomax H
     
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  7. JDHD

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    If I was picking, I’d go

    Dufty
    Pereira
    Lomax
    Lafai
    Mann
    Widdop
    Hunt
    Graham
    McInnes
    Vaughan
    Frizell
    Sims
    De Belin

    Sims
    Lawrie
    Leilua
    Robson
     
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  8. Crush

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    Back 5-
    Duff
    Pearson
    Aitken
    Hayne
    Lomax
     
  9. denis preston

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    Big year for Sailor ? He needs work on his defense but if he has some more growing to do ( he is way smaller than his dad ) this may help.
     
  10. possm

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    Lomax at 5 with Aitken at 3 just doesn't do it for me. Lomax would be staved of the ball and continuously left on his pat melone in defence.

    For me:
    Fullback; Hayne,
    Wingers; Pereira and Pearson,
    Centres; Lomax and Mann,
    Halves; Widdop and Hunt

    With two signings left and a cloud over Mann staying, this backline could change however, it is the best we can do with the players we have and of course Hayne who is odds on to accept a deal with us at 600k.
     
  11. Drakon

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    T Trobojevic
    Holmes
    Linnett
    Hayne
    Tupou
    Norman
    Johnson
    Pangai Jnr
    J Trbojevic
    Fonua Blake
    Smith
    Walmsley

    Taupau
    Merrin
    Oates
    Gela Mosby
     
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  12. nontime111

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    dufty
    mann
    lomax
    hayne
    pearson
    widdop
    hunt

    jdb
    frizz
    t.simms
    graham
    mcinnis
    vaughn

    k.sims
    luch
    lawrie
    robson /field
     
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  13. mobels

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    Any team with a back 3 of Dufty/Pearson/Mann would get absolutely destroyed at the start of sets... If we sign Hayne he needs to play wing and I'd be starting the year with Pereria as well.

    Pearson needs to earn his spot first.
     
  14. TomRedVRiver

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    1. Dufty
    2. Pearson
    3. Hayne
    4. Lomax
    5. Ravalawa/Pereira/new winger
    6. Widdop
    7. Hunt
    8. Graham
    9. McInnes
    10. Vaughan
    11. Frizell
    12. Sims
    13. De Belin

    14. Robson
    15. Leilua
    16. K.Sims
    17. Lawrie

    Here's my reasoning:
    - Pearson deserves first shot at left wing. Of course he has to earn it, but he was a bright spark for the Broncos when he got his shot at first grade, I truly think he'll be awesome for us. We need speed, he has it and then some.
    Ravalawa will surprise most as well, big hopes for him.
    - Hayne/Lomax centres, providing we sign Hayne of course. It is clearly our best centre combination. People have been crying out for changes in the backline, well, it has to start with our centres. Lafai is just too slow... Like painfully slow. I like Aitken but unfortunately for him, Lomax is just better. We need to try something different this year.
    - Robson HAS to have a bench spot. It's obvious that McInnes is getting worn out playing 80 minutes every single f**king week. His form has dropped habitually in both 2017 and 2018 towards the end of the year and it's clear that it has to do with burnout. Robson is such a good young player, the best young hooker running around at the moment, he deserves to be in the 17 each week running around tired forwards at the back end of halves. We're going to lose him to a rival club otherwise.
    - If Lawrie plays next year like he did at the back end of this season, he's a shoe in. He was one of our best on ground against Brisbane. He's starting to become what the club have been talking about for some time.
     
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  15. Smurf

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    Gee I wish you were the coach

    I love that team

    We even have good ISP back up
     
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  16. denis preston

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    Amazing to me that Host doesn't get a lookin here.Still only 22 and this could ( or should ? ) be his breakout year.
     
  17. TomRedVRiver

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    I had Host ahead of Leilua at the start this year.

    Then leilua went berserk and Host dropped down the pecking order sadly.
     
  18. Crush

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    Big fan of Graham?
     
  19. TomRedVRiver

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    Hahahaha yeah shit, my bad. On it now.

    How good would that be though.
     
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  20. Smurf

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    No wonder I loved that team
    Two Graham’s
    Perfect
     

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