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Clinton Gutherson

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  1. Como Connection

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    Now you are talking.
    I predict he will rate very highly in the Dally M contest.
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    dragonssamy61 First Grade

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    No
     
  3. dragonssamy61

    dragonssamy61 First Grade

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    I hope that he has a permanent postion in the starting 13.
    Not on the bench so mary can play him for 5 to 15 minutes
     
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    I can't understand the hype surrounding Hayne, and why he keeps getting selected for representative teams. He is the 'Andrew Ettingshausen' of this era.
     
  5. st.phil

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    Gutho will play for state and country soon enough - really doubt they'd let him go, franchise player
     
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    I hope Hayne, Gutho and French kill it and get upgrades.

    Then Saints can play for Semi Radrada on his return from Rugby. Hopefully mid next season after Parra shoot themselves in the foot extending other players contracts.

    Now that would be pretty solid (and a dream) having Semi in the Red V.
     
  7. possm

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    1 Gutherson Dufty
    2 French Field
    3 Hayne Lafai
    4 Jennings Mann
    5 Hoffman Lomax
    6 Norman Widdop
    7 Moses Hunt
     
  8. Frank Facer

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    I don't think that Mann is a centre. I would rather give Lomax first shot at centre ahead of Mann.

    I don't think that Field is a winger either. A winger has to be able to take hit up's and I don't think that is Field's game. I doubt that he has played much if any wing either. I would rather give Matherson Johns a shot on the wing. He has experience on the wing, but can play centre too. He also has the physique that looks like will be able to handle the step up to first grade. He looks like a goer too.

    I think Nightingale is too slow now and should have retired at the end of last year. The backline that I would like to see in the trials is

    1 Dufty
    2 Matherson Johns
    3 Lomax
    4 Lafai
    5 McDonald
    6 Widdop
    7 Hunt.

    I would also like to see Field have a run at fullback in the trials. I would also like to see Garrick and Herbert given a run in the trials too.

    The backline that I think we will start the season off with is

    1 Dufty
    2 Nightingale
    3 Lafai
    4 Aikten
    5 McDonald
    6 Widdop
    7 Hunt
     
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  9. BennyV

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    Don't know why you keep pushing Field on the wing. Disaster waiting to happen.
     
  10. possm

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    I think Field would do a better job than Nightingale especially since he has bulked up over the off season. I pray that mother Mary will ensure he improves on his defence having more confidence his body can take the relatively low punishment dished out to wingers.

    Field has really good speed and elusiveness, he has been tipped to be a possible future candidate for fullback and has performed well with a very light body against men in reserve grade.

    Running off Widdop and Mann of the left edge, Field would be dynamite in attack and is capable of scoring long range tries. His utility value is also a great plus giving less reason for going for a utility on the bench. I just have the feeling he would be a winner at 2 and would like to see him selected there during the trials.
     
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    There are far superior options for Nightingales wing spot amongst our juniors, including both Herbert and Garrick who are ready to go. Field is quick, but that's the only attribute he brings to the wing. Despite bulking up 13kgs (half of which he's likely to lose over the pre-season) he is still very, very light and would make little-to-no impact carting the ball out of our end. He is not tested under the high ball or making decisions in defence, and his tackling needs a lot of work. His elusiveness and ballplaying are completely wasted as a winger. But the biggest teller is that he's never played in that position, so why shoehorn him into a position in first grade when his size alone will give him enough grief trying to make the jump.

    You also end up with the lightest back 3 in the game, which is begging for trouble. Field should be at fullback, 5/8 or reserve grade waiting his chance.
     

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