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Round 1 team vs Raiders

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First Grade
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After watching both trials
Trindall, Pele suspended
McInness injured
Williams injured
Uele i believe wont be suspended
Graham injured

1. Kennedy
2. Katoa
3. Ramien
4. Mulitalo
5. Ikuvalu
6. Moylan
7. Hynes
8. Fifita
9. Brailey
10. Rudolf
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane

14. Tracey
15. Uele
16. Talakai
17. Hunt
 

2012....Sharks Year

First Grade
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After watching both trials
Trindall, Pele suspended
McInness injured
Williams injured
Uele i believe wont be suspended
Graham injured

1. Kennedy
2. Katoa
3. Ramien
4. Mulitalo
5. Ikuvalu
6. Moylan
7. Hynes
8. Fifita
9. Brailey
10. Rudolf
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane

14. Tracey
15. Uele
16. Talakai
17. Hunt
I'd have BHU starting and Fifi off the bench.That'd be my side too although I reckon Fitz sticks with Tracey at centre and a smokey like Hazelton gets a run off the bench.
 

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Fifita doesn't start
I disagree, if and it’s still a big IF he plays I’d start him for a number of reasons
1. His lateral defence isn’t great by starting him everyone around him is fresh and more line speed to cover his defence and less chances of spending back to back sets defending our line.
2. Starting of the bench the game speed is already fast and flowing he would take to long to build into the game.
3. By starting u can manage his workload a lot better and number of interchanges uses, play him as long as possible then bench him for as long as possible. If u bring him on mid game we may end up running short of interchanges and be pushed to leave him to long or injuries forced to get back out for a 2nd stint with little rest time between stints, less likely if he starts.
 

bluefox68

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After watching both trials
Trindall, Pele suspended
McInness injured
Williams injured
Uele i believe wont be suspended
Graham injured

1. Kennedy
2. Katoa
3. Ramien
4. Mulitalo
5. Ikuvalu
6. Moylan
7. Hynes
8. Fifita
9. Brailey
10. Rudolf
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane

14. Tracey
15. Uele
16. Talakai
17. Hunt
I agree. Stake.

I don’t think Tracey did enough to warrant selection in the top 17 - once Trindall is available.
 

Eion

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I think Tracy will start. Which means either they carry Ikavalu or Metcalf on the bench. Metcalf gives you more options but it seems Fitz is a big ika fan.

Possible he wants to avoid giving brails 80 mins too and carries a specialist there.

Not having Mcinnes is a pain in the ring
 

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I disagree, if and it’s still a big IF he plays I’d start him for a number of reasons
1. His lateral defence isn’t great by starting him everyone around him is fresh and more line speed to cover his defence and less chances of spending back to back sets defending our line.
2. Starting of the bench the game speed is already fast and flowing he would take to long to build into the game.
3. By starting u can manage his workload a lot better and number of interchanges uses, play him as long as possible then bench him for as long as possible. If u bring him on mid game we may end up running short of interchanges and be pushed to leave him to long or injuries forced to get back out for a 2nd stint with little rest time between stints, less likely if he starts.
That's reason he starts, I notices how Fitz gave him that 27 minutes opening stint.
Uele also has always been better off bench
 

Special K

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I thought Ronnie and Iku looked great together and much more dangerous than Tracey/Ronnie or Tracey/Iku. I'd go Tracey on the bench.

I also think Sifa is the replacement for Wadeo.
 

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I thought Ronnie and Iku looked great together and much more dangerous than Tracey/Ronnie or Tracey/Iku. I'd go Tracey on the bench.

I also think Sifa is the replacement for Wadeo.
Listening to Fitz he seems to have style of player he wants as his 14, he said Trindall can cover halves, lock and hooker.
With him suspended I can see Tracey into 14, Ronaldo to centres.
Miller has been recruited I think as possible option there.
The 14 is a role Fitz seems to want specialist for, just look who roosters recruited Connor Watson same style
 

coolumsharkie

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Fogherty out for months for the Rads (knee). What halves do they have to replace him. Big loss for them I reckon.
 

ghoti

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Fogherty out for months for the Rads (knee). What halves do they have to replace him. Big loss for them I reckon.
Sucks for them, really felt like he was a bit of a missing piece for the Raiders to link everything together. Sam Williams is the resident fill-in at 7 for them and at least plays a similar style to Fogarty...
 

R-15-3

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Thinking about our Rd1 team can we have Fifita & Tolman in together? If not that opens up a spot for either a Utility, Hazelton or Colqucoun.
 

shaggs

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I can’t see fitz being a coach who would want 2 guys that struggle laterally in defence on the field at the same time.
I predict that Fifita plays 12-15 games and Tolman less than 10
 

Chimp

Juniors
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After watching both trials
Trindall, Pele suspended
McInness injured
Williams injured
Uele i believe wont be suspended
Graham injured

1. Kennedy
2. Katoa
3. Ramien
4. Mulitalo
5. Ikuvalu
6. Moylan
7. Hynes
8. Fifita
9. Brailey
10. Rudolf
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane

14. Tracey
15. Uele
16. Talakai
17. Hunt
I’m liking that team, but not averse to Tracey being in the centre (Ikuvalu out of the 17) and then give Hazleton or Colqawotshisface a shirt as a reward for their pre-season efforts. I said it after the first trial, Hazleton in particular, but both of these players look the sort that Bellamy would work his magic on and turn into Origin type players (and then let them leave to the Tigers as their marquee pack man for a squillion bucks to go and be shit). Loads of potential!
 

ghoti

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I can’t see fitz being a coach who would want 2 guys that struggle laterally in defence on the field at the same time.
I predict that Fifita plays 12-15 games and Tolman less than 10
I agree with that.. feels like the club weren't 100% that Hunt would stand up again, or maybe weren't sure of Hazleton coming to standard so had Tolman on as insurance and experience to train them through.. he's also three games off his 300, so that good will is worth something, plus loyalty to Fifita to see his deal out despite major injuries is good for the squad and its morale when it comes to signing longer term contracts.

I like it, I'm all fluff about the two experienced 6.5/10 props on the roster!!
 

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I agree with that.. feels like the club weren't 100% that Hunt would stand up again, or maybe weren't sure of Hazleton coming to standard so had Tolman on as insurance and experience to train them through.. he's also three games off his 300, so that good will is worth something, plus loyalty to Fifita to see his deal out despite major injuries is good for the squad and its morale when it comes to signing longer term contracts.

I like it, I'm all fluff about the two experienced 6.5/10 props on the roster!!
I think Tolman will have a good year for us, last year he actually was good, he was trying to cover for Woods, we had a team that leaked points as well.
Given this year he won't have to play as many games nor minutes per game as well, he gives us that experience to fall back on, Finucane will miss games so will Fifita, look already both Graham and Mcinness out, add the covid when players stood down.
He will be very handy player to fill the breach and won't let us down
 

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Week out I’ll have my last attempt

1. Kennedy
2. Katoa
3. Ramien
4. Ronaldo
5. Ikuvalu
6. Moylan
7. Hynes
8. Rudolph
9. Braily
10. Fifita
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane
14. Tracey
15. Uele
16. Hunt
17. Talakai

Thinking Tracey at 14 till McInnes is back then see how Ronnie is going at Center with a possibility of moving back to the wing.
 
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