Round 1 v Cowboys

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  1. jeffdragon

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    Maranta played reserves actually jumped for bombs caught a few ,and put pressure on the wingers who made errors.
    Would be nice to see that in 1st grade.
     
  2. rasaint

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    I think we will struggle up in north Q.
     
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  3. getsmarty

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    DRAGONS


    24-hour warning: Round 1 v Cowboys
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    Dragons.com.au dragons.com.au
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    Fri 15 Mar 2019, 07:40 PM

    St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has amended his squad to 19 ahead of the Dragons' Round 1 clash against the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville.

    Reece Robson and Jonus Pearson didn't travel with the squad to Queensland and have missed the cut for the Dragons' season-opener.

    NRL squad for Round 1 v North Queensland Cowboys

    1. Gareth Widdop – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
    2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
    3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
    4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
    5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by SMAI
    6. Corey Norman – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
    7. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
    8. James Graham – sponsored by EFEX
    9. Cameron McInnes – sponsored by Floormania
    10. Paul Vaughan – sponsored by My Muscle Chef
    11. Jacob Host – sponsored by Val Morgan
    12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)

    13.Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

    Interchange:
    14. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by Dincel Construction System15. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)16. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Professionals Padstow17. Luciano Leilua – sponsored by Domus Lighting
    18. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Tosich Group
    19. Josh Kerr


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2019/03/15/24-hour-warning-round-1-v-cowboys/
     
  4. Saints Forever

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    As much as I like Dufty, in a game where we play such a big pack of forwards, Mary should have gone with 4 forwards.

    Don't feel Mary has the nous to use the bench he has chosen

    Mat will only get minutes if we are trailing the Cowboys with 10 minutes to go.
     
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  5. Crush

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    I'm very interested to see what Mary does with Dufty tonight.
    If he gets any less than 25 mins its a waste.
     
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  7. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    ....... and thats where his so called system will break down. Duffy or anyone would need a good 20 minutes to make an impact and win a game.
     
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  8. SBD82

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    I’m fully expecting this to be a close fought game, and for Dufty to get zero game time.
     
  9. getsmarty

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    All cowboys need to do is target our right edge....Game over.
     
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  10. Mickthedragon

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    That smh article nearly made me puke.
    There shouldn't be any rush to re-sign this muppet. He should be sacked if we only win 2 of first 8 games or an end of season assesment on how we finish up overall. They should be the only options.
     
  11. Saints Forever

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    Kerr should be added to the bench in place of Dufty for this game.

    Its a luxury I am not sure we can afford.

    We will struggle up front with Lats and Lowrie coming off the bench.
     
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  12. SBD82

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    Luckily for us they have had a bit of a reshuffle down that edge. Hopefully their combination is clunky, and at least we don’t have Cooper running off Thurston.
     
  13. getsmarty

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    So probably means they will only score 2 to 3 tries LOL

    Nene would have given them the heads up....
     
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  14. getsmarty

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    Its childs play coaching against us...they just need to come out and play up tempo..tire the forwards out...we then start to attack sideways because the Power game has lost its power...we then play even more one out dragons footy...we then have ineffective replacements on the bench to replace our tiring forwards...then target our edges and you will score...especially our right edge... ( Aitken always pushes up out of the line )... eventually our ruck will have more holes than a block of swiss cheese.

    Here's hoping I'm wrong.
     
  15. hazzbeen

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    Crush it will be a waste ... Hope I'm wrong ....
     
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    You got mate ...
     
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  17. Crush

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    You make it sound so easy for the opposition?
    Remember that we blow teams off the park in the first 10 weeks.
    Cowboys will cop a hiding in the forwards, we will not tire, the power game will work a treat tonight.
     
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  18. possm

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    I just hope we are not so far in front that Mary decides to re-arrange our spine to test how it goes; and then we lose.
     
  19. SBD82

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    Dragons fans trying to decide whether Mary is crap because he only wins at the start of the season because of his power game and because it wears players out it won’t ever win a comp, or Mary can’t win this game because he is a terrible coach who can’t possibly beat the cowboys:

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  20. Crush

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    Same coach, same team, same comp.
    Dragons will be on top of the comp after round 10.
    Nobody can stop the power game in the first month of footy.
    We are fitter, stronger and gel quicker than all other teams due to Mary's ability to hit the ground running.
    Plus, he needs that contract extension before the inevitable slide starts after origin.
    He'll have them ready.
     
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