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snickers007

Juniors
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Bye next week then we should rest ALL of or origin players for the Tigers game. In the big scheme of things a possible loss means little. Better to have the players fresh for the lead in to the playoffs

The same team beat the Doggies before Origin 1, so would still be very competitive against the Tigers.
 

CCJohnC

Juniors
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612
Listening to the TV commentaries when Tago is playing over the last week or so the pronunciation of his name seems to have changed to 'Tungal' whereas I have always thought it was Tago as in "Sago Pudding" Any comments?
 

Aliceinwonderland

First Grade
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Listening to the TV commentaries when Tago is playing over the last week or so the pronunciation of his name seems to have changed to 'Tungal' whereas I have always thought it was Tago as in "Sago Pudding" Any comments?

I think this is the Samoan pronunciation of his name.
 

ColdWetPanther

Juniors
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Thought I would post this in here.

After a few years of enduring (in the nicest possible way) and being jealous of all your stories of attending games, it is nice to be able to see some panthers play. I was so gutted when the club world challenge didn’t occur this year, but glad the World Cup is going ahead. I have bought some tix to Oz versus Fiji in Leeds.

Taking my son and daughter for their first taste of live league and we are all going to be in our Panther jerseys!!! Hopefully we see more of the scenes that followed the PNG/Fiji test, as that was awesome!!
 

Fangs

First Grade
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6,557
Normally I am all for it but this would be the one year I'd hope there is no WCC. Just because there is a World Cup in which we would heavily feature.

Playing in both would make our post/pre-season a huge mess.
 

Bob

Juniors
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1,236

Bit of a surprise Crichton equal fastest in the league atm

NRL Fastest Man 2022: Josh Addo-Carr falls behind Jason Saab, Stephen Crichton, Dom Young​

After spending five years as the undeniable NRL sprint king, Bulldogs flyer Josh Addo-Carr is in danger of losing his fastest man tag to a gang of young quicks. Find out who’s on top.

Nick Walshaw

3 min read
July 16, 2022 - 6:00AM
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...c7f99399b459d62f384d220cd2668?amp#share-tools

Surprise statistics revealing the Indigenous livewire doesn’t even own the quickest mark among Bulldogs players in 2022.
After spending five years as the undeniable NRL sprint king, Addo-Carr suddenly finds himself needing to hit another gear — as he has done before — to reel in a gang of young speedsters, including Manly winger Jason Saab, Penrith centre Stephen Crichton and Newcastle flyer Dom Young.
According to exclusive Telstra Tracker data provided by the NRL, Addo-Carr currently has the seventh fastest speed of all players — 36.1km/h.
While Foxx still has a third of the competition remaining to reclaim his crown, and that scorching PB of 38.5km/h, his 2022 numbers place him behind not only the game’s emerging sprint kings, but also fellow Bulldog Matt Dufty. Despite having been dumped from the Dogs top side in recent weeks, Dufty still owns a high speed of 36.6km/h.

Josh Addo-Carr has slipped down the order in the NRL fastest man statistics this season. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Josh Addo-Carr has slipped down the order in the NRL fastest man statistics this season. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images
At the top of the table, meanwhile, are Saab and Crichton — with the pair tied first on 37.4km/h. Then comes Young (37.3), livewire Canberra fullback Xavier Savage (36.7) and Knights superstar Kalyn Ponga (36.6).
Apart from Foxx potentially being dethroned, the other key talking point among the Telstra Tracker figures is the number of noted Queensland sprinters who are yet to hit top gear.
Surprisingly, North Queensland’s Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow — aka ‘The Hammer’ – and Brisbane pairing Herbie Farnworth and Selwyn Cobbo are all outside the top 15.
Last year, the trio finished top 10.


Yet while the highest Tracker ranking from either the Cowboys or Broncos is Origin hero Tom Dearden, who sits 15th, the resurgence of both clubs means, just like with Foxx, there is time to run the leaders down.
First introduced during the 2017 State of Origin series, the Telstra Tracker is considered rugby league’s most reliable tool for sorting — at least in any sort of official capacity — the fastest man title.
In its first winter, Addo-Carr ran his way into top spot with a time of 36.3km/hr while playing for NSW. Two years later, he would then double down and record what remains the game’s top speed of 38.5km/hr, against North Queensland.
Manly winger Jason Saab has notched the equal-fastest speed this season. Picture: NRL Photos

Manly winger Jason Saab has notched the equal-fastest speed this season.

However, clear air has been a tougher commodity to come by since switching to the Canterbury this year.
The 26-year-old was also dumped from NSW Origin by coach Brad Fittler, albeit with many fans arguing his speed could have proved the difference in what would eventually be a shock Queensland series triumph.
While Addo-Carr’s reign as NRL sprint king has long been undisputed, there is no doubt the gap has been narrowing.
Only last winter, the then Storm winger finished first on 38.1km/hr – but only a bee’s appendage ahead of Saab, on 38km/hr.

So who takes it from here?
While only a brave man would rule Addo-Carr out, Saab heads an exciting crew of young contenders.
Apart from those currently boasting Telstra Tracker marks of 36 or higher, others yet to hit top gear include ‘The Hammer’ and Sea Eagles flyer Tolutau Koula, the schoolboy sensation whose parents ran at three Olympic Games for Tonga.
Knights flyer Dominic Young has speed to burn. Picture: NRL Images.

Knights flyer Dominic Young has speed to burn. Picture: NRL Images.
Boasting a high school 100m time of 10.58 seconds, Koula has played 13 NRL games this season and, right now, sits in 13th spot with a top speed of 35.1km.
Roosters sensation Joseph Suaalii also sits just outside the top 15 with a mark of 35km/hr, while Cronulla’s Ronaldo Mulitalo is ninth.
Elsewhere, Penrith’s Charlie Staines, another noted sprinter, has been given limited game time with the reigning premiers while Melbourne recruit Xavier Coates, in eighth spot, will return from an ankle injury before the NRL finals kick off.
 

Whino

Bench
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2,634

Bit of a surprise Crichton equal fastest in the league atm

NRL Fastest Man 2022: Josh Addo-Carr falls behind Jason Saab, Stephen Crichton, Dom Young​

After spending five years as the undeniable NRL sprint king, Bulldogs flyer Josh Addo-Carr is in danger of losing his fastest man tag to a gang of young quicks. Find out who’s on top.

Nick Walshaw

3 min read
July 16, 2022 - 6:00AM
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...c7f99399b459d62f384d220cd2668?amp#share-tools

Surprise statistics revealing the Indigenous livewire doesn’t even own the quickest mark among Bulldogs players in 2022.
After spending five years as the undeniable NRL sprint king, Addo-Carr suddenly finds himself needing to hit another gear — as he has done before — to reel in a gang of young speedsters, including Manly winger Jason Saab, Penrith centre Stephen Crichton and Newcastle flyer Dom Young.
According to exclusive Telstra Tracker data provided by the NRL, Addo-Carr currently has the seventh fastest speed of all players — 36.1km/h.
While Foxx still has a third of the competition remaining to reclaim his crown, and that scorching PB of 38.5km/h, his 2022 numbers place him behind not only the game’s emerging sprint kings, but also fellow Bulldog Matt Dufty. Despite having been dumped from the Dogs top side in recent weeks, Dufty still owns a high speed of 36.6km/h.

Josh Addo-Carr has slipped down the order in the NRL fastest man statistics this season. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images

Josh Addo-Carr has slipped down the order in the NRL fastest man statistics this season. Picture: Matt King/Getty Images
At the top of the table, meanwhile, are Saab and Crichton — with the pair tied first on 37.4km/h. Then comes Young (37.3), livewire Canberra fullback Xavier Savage (36.7) and Knights superstar Kalyn Ponga (36.6).
Apart from Foxx potentially being dethroned, the other key talking point among the Telstra Tracker figures is the number of noted Queensland sprinters who are yet to hit top gear.
Surprisingly, North Queensland’s Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow — aka ‘The Hammer’ – and Brisbane pairing Herbie Farnworth and Selwyn Cobbo are all outside the top 15.
Last year, the trio finished top 10.


Yet while the highest Tracker ranking from either the Cowboys or Broncos is Origin hero Tom Dearden, who sits 15th, the resurgence of both clubs means, just like with Foxx, there is time to run the leaders down.
First introduced during the 2017 State of Origin series, the Telstra Tracker is considered rugby league’s most reliable tool for sorting — at least in any sort of official capacity — the fastest man title.
In its first winter, Addo-Carr ran his way into top spot with a time of 36.3km/hr while playing for NSW. Two years later, he would then double down and record what remains the game’s top speed of 38.5km/hr, against North Queensland.
Manly winger Jason Saab has notched the equal-fastest speed this season. Picture: NRL Photos

Manly winger Jason Saab has notched the equal-fastest speed this season.

However, clear air has been a tougher commodity to come by since switching to the Canterbury this year.
The 26-year-old was also dumped from NSW Origin by coach Brad Fittler, albeit with many fans arguing his speed could have proved the difference in what would eventually be a shock Queensland series triumph.
While Addo-Carr’s reign as NRL sprint king has long been undisputed, there is no doubt the gap has been narrowing.
Only last winter, the then Storm winger finished first on 38.1km/hr – but only a bee’s appendage ahead of Saab, on 38km/hr.

So who takes it from here?
While only a brave man would rule Addo-Carr out, Saab heads an exciting crew of young contenders.
Apart from those currently boasting Telstra Tracker marks of 36 or higher, others yet to hit top gear include ‘The Hammer’ and Sea Eagles flyer Tolutau Koula, the schoolboy sensation whose parents ran at three Olympic Games for Tonga.
Knights flyer Dominic Young has speed to burn. Picture: NRL Images.

Knights flyer Dominic Young has speed to burn. Picture: NRL Images.
Boasting a high school 100m time of 10.58 seconds, Koula has played 13 NRL games this season and, right now, sits in 13th spot with a top speed of 35.1km.
Roosters sensation Joseph Suaalii also sits just outside the top 15 with a mark of 35km/hr, while Cronulla’s Ronaldo Mulitalo is ninth.
Elsewhere, Penrith’s Charlie Staines, another noted sprinter, has been given limited game time with the reigning premiers while Melbourne recruit Xavier Coates, in eighth spot, will return from an ankle injury before the NRL finals kick off.

Based on Telstra data tracking. I guess it depends on how much certain players have been in the clear this year to hit top speed.
 

Munky

First Grade
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6,540
If Critter gets behind the defensive line no one is catching him as seen by the run away try vs the Roosters this year.

Very Waqa Blake like that once at top speed he won't be caught from behind.

I'm not sure he has the quickness or explosive acceleration like prime Teddy.
 

John Hamblin

Juniors
Messages
638
Papenhauzen out for the season. Got to feel sorry for him but I don't think the Storm are a chance to win the comp. If we stay relatively injury free the GF is ours !!
 

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