Changes for Round 2

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  1. RedV Resurgence

    RedV Resurgence Juniors

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    Even though we won against Brisbane, we need to make some changes.

    1. Lafai out, Mann in.
    2. Latimore out, Kerr in.
    3 Need to think of about Lelua - If Host is available then he should get a start.
     
  2. Life's Good

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    I would add to that - Bench use. Mary needs to change how he uses it. Why burn players when fresh troops are available.
     
  3. Dragon Blood

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  4. 2010

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    By putting man in that allows for another bench spot. Lomax would be a good selection
     
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  5. RedV Resurgence

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    Macdonald better pick up his game and run hard into the line or Lomax can play on that wing. For such a big body he stops before the line.

    Mary needs to give him a KPI of 10 full pace hits at the line or its Reggies.
     
  6. Dragsters

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    This would be my first change.

    I'm so over Nene.
     
  7. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    4. Smile, relax and actually enjoy a great win before complaining.
     
  8. giboz71

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    Latimore was solid tonight.

    He won’t be going anywhere.

    No one will after a 22 point win against one of the comp favourites.
     
  9. BrissyRedV

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    Whilst I disagreed with the initial selections that Mary made, to chop and change a winning team at this point could be detrimental and harm combinations being formed. I don't think there was any out and out shocking performances this game, just some rust and some lack of communication. Just chill and bask in the glory of flogging the Broncos for the rest of the week.
     
  10. Changa

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    Same team should be picked although not everyone was upto scratch; it is round 1 after all. Left side defence is bit of a concern, we missed Thommo and the Lafai/Nene combo did leak a lot, and not just because of Roberts threatening speed.

    Starting props laid the platform early, as expected. However, we got a tonne of value from our bench props - Latimore and especially Ah Mau were unreal off the bench and should both keep their spot.
     
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  11. Crush

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    Mann for Lafai.
     
  12. Blood Shot Eyes

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    Yep....exactely my thoughts Crush....Lafai just doesnt add anything imo....if we keep stuffing Mann around he will be gone......hows he supposed to gain experience when hes warming the bench ....he must go home after every game in quite a deal of discomfort with an arse full of splinters....cmon Mary give the kid a go.....most people on here know it but you
     
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    Bloody surprised Mann took another contract with us tbh.
     
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    f**k off our left edge for Mann and Lomax w/ Field on the bench for Mann. f**k off Latimore for Josh Kerr. I’d prefer Jacob Host over Leilua every day of the week if that’s the kind of performance we’re going to get from him.
     
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  16. muzby

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    So long as he gets paid per game, not per minute on the field, he’s got a pretty sweet gig..


    Actually, if we did break player salaries down to $ per minute played, Mann would be our highest paid player..
     
  17. giboz71

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    Well at least we got Roberts early and just had to take our medicine.

    But let’s face it, any centre with an ounce of speed will be licking thier chops running at Lafai with any sort of space.

    Just too fkn slow.
     
  18. Bests Golden Boots

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    As I said before, that left defence of Lafai/Nene is going to hurt us in close games.
    It was the same last year and neither seems to have learned anything in the off season, unlike Aitken whose defence I was actually impressed by last night, unlike last year he seemed to make the correct decisions at the correct times.

    I think Latimore is a bit of a plodder, he gives his all, but not a lot of spark there.
    Give Leilua a few more games, but if his effort level dosnt go up he needs to go.

    But, Mary's not changing a winning team.....or of last year is any indication, a losing one either.

    A good win first up though, the pressure Hunt takes off Widdop as the sole playmaker was obvious.
     
  19. BennyV

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    You still in 2017 mate? Who had Broncos sitting anywhere near the Top 4, let alone premiership favourites?
     
  20. SBD82

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    Rusty start to the season but some very good signs last night.

    Don't underestimate how bad the broncos were, but there were some good signs: hunts work at half, mcinnes mixing things up and running, our linespeed much better, our edge forwards playing tighter, and the team not dropping their heads when faced with resistance from the broncos.

    Scratchy win but I loved it.
     
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