1. Out Now: The Front Row rugby league magazine

    The next edition of our exclusive weekly online e-magazine is here. The Front Row is your ideal guide to Round 12 of the NRL and Super League restart, with news, player stories, results, reports, teamlists, match stats and previews to accompany your weekend of footy viewing ahead.

    This week's huge 44-page programme is a milestone in rugby league - the first global match programme covering both NRL and Super League under the same umbrella.

    Some great features this week - an important chat Josh Wells has with a concussion expert on the way sports media approach head injuries; Paul Jobber speaks to Connor Watson as the Newcastle hooker position becomes more cursed; and legendary sports writer Steve Mascord joins the team with a piece on how Sunday's Super League restart will work as he interviews Leeds boss Gary Hetherington.

    EDITION 10 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

2020 season

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by franklin2323, May 17, 2019.

  1. Dave's mate

    Dave's mate Juniors

    Joined:
    May 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,783
    Likes Received:
    1,685
    Burton will be 6
     
  2. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,576
    Likes Received:
    5,953
    This is Luai everytime I see him in the 7 and why I have my doubts if he is a NRL half
     
    luv my panfas and Dave's mate like this.
  3. mxlegend99

    mxlegend99 Referee

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    20,246
    Likes Received:
    8,220
    .
    Based on one game? People wanted both halves gone to make way for future immortal Luai after one game aswell.

    Young halves tend to be wildly inconsistent, unpredictable and have alot of form fluctuations. Burton could very well be the same
     
    Aliceinwonderland and tripster like this.
  4. Dave's mate

    Dave's mate Juniors

    Joined:
    May 19, 2019
    Messages:
    1,783
    Likes Received:
    1,685
    Luai runs around like a headless chook. For him to succeed he'll need a very good coach....we don't have that
     
    Pomoz and luv my panfas like this.
  5. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,576
    Likes Received:
    5,953
    Based on Luai having no idea with structure. Even May over Luai
     
    Dave's mate likes this.
  6. mxlegend99

    mxlegend99 Referee

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    20,246
    Likes Received:
    8,220
    I think it could be a perfect balance with Nathan Cleary sticking to structure and game plans.

    Luai deserves a chance to succeed before being written off IMO. Especially ahead of a 1 game rookie. His development has been held back through no fault of his own.

    I think give him ~5 weeks or so. If he hasnt shown enough give Burton a crack and try Luai elsewhere.
     
    MugaB and OldPanther like this.
  7. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,576
    Likes Received:
    5,953
    Luai should be in the 17 every week regardless
     
  8. Flashstep

    Flashstep Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2018
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    434
    Think Luai needs a consistent run at 5/8 before we judge him, but if he isn’t good enough I don’t think he could he used elsewhere tbh.
     
    Pomoz and martielang like this.
  9. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    5,669
    May over Luai?!

    I’ve read some crazy stuff on these boards, that’s right up there.

    We’ll never score any points with Cleary & May as our halves.
     
  10. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    5,669
    Not in round 1 he won’t.
     
  11. mxlegend99

    mxlegend99 Referee

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    Messages:
    20,246
    Likes Received:
    8,220
    I wouldn't want May as a half for us... but this just isn't true. We've proven it before.

    Screenshot_20191102-184905_Chrome.jpg

    1. Edwards
    6. May (wearing #19)
    7. Cleary
    9. Rein

    Nathan Cleary had 2 try assists to go along with his 3 tries.
     
  12. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    5,669

    Firstly, I was being hyperbolic.

    But when I say something like that, I’m talking long term. There’ll always be individual games that are an exception, but if you had Cleary & May as the halves over an entire season our point scoring total would be low.

    Also it doesn’t surprise me that a more structured game plan worked against the warriors.

    We simply can’t afford to have two running halves if we want to compete for the top of the table.

    Our attack is one dimensional as is, it would be even more predicable with those halves.
     
  13. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    5,669
    This season our points for was the 4th worst in the comp, could anyone seriously say that’d improve with Tyrone May at 5/8?!

    We‘ll be lucky to match it with Burton or Luai at 5/8 (we likely won’t) with May it’ll be a fair bit worse.
     
  14. luv my panfas

    luv my panfas Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    60
    Your dead right mx burton very well could be worse but as i have said numerous times Luai could be anything but at this point in time to much air between the ears Saw nothing today change my mind
     
    Pomoz likes this.
  15. luv my panfas

    luv my panfas Juniors

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    60
    Only on the bench for me Sideways with ten to go may jag a try
     
  16. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,576
    Likes Received:
    5,953
    May is a more proven 5/8th than Luai. We have won a finals game with him and Cleary halves. Especially if Luai is at the back or the x factor off the bench
     
  17. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,576
    Likes Received:
    5,953
    I still prefer him at fullback but that works too
     
  18. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,576
    Likes Received:
    5,953
    True but too many games like he had today when he has been in the halves.

    9 now app has all the NSW Cup games they televised... Check out the last 3 of ours and Luai/Burton were the halves. Very very ordinary
     
  19. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    5,669
    As I remember it, it was a Bryce Cartwright that largely won us that game.


    I still don’t understand the Luai off the bench idea, he was far worse there than he was at 5/8 for us. All his better games were at 5/8.

    if you’re going to consider past games, why ignore the ones where he played terribly off the bench?
     
  20. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,410
    Likes Received:
    5,669
    What makes you think he’d be good off the bench?
     

Share This Page