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Round 1 v Sharks

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragonslayer, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

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    So lads, ladettes and ladies, we are just 1 week away from our first official team list for 2021 season and 12 days from facing our eneny the Sharks.

    This game will be tighter than mosr predict, Sharks with SJ become very vulnerable.

    My round 1 team is: (i dont see much change if any from the CS team other than Norman)
    1. Dufty
    2. Ramsey
    3. Bird
    4 Lomax
    5. Periera
    6. Sullivan
    7. Hunt
    8. Faama
    9. Macca
    10. Vaughan
    11. Sims
    12. Kerr
    13. Lawrie

    14. Clune
    15. Ellis
    16. Alvaro
    17. Fui

    I dont see Hook changing things too much, at least for the first couple of rounds.
    I think Fui will come on at edge at some point in the game and Kerr will move into the middle depending on how we are going. If its going well then Fui will go to lock to give Lawrie a spell.
    Clune will be used as the hooker/halves utility.

    Anyway these are just my thoughts, you guys may have something different and thats ok.

    Onwards and upwards Dragons fans :dragon::dragon:
     
  2. TomRedVRiver

    TomRedVRiver Bench

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    I've got Bird at 13 and Feagai starting at 3. Just can't stomach Lawrie, Merrin or Ellis at lock.
    Happy for Bird to start at centre too, Zac/Bird is a dynamic pairing so whatever works.

    Dufty
    Ramsey
    Feagai
    Lomax
    Rava
    Sullivan
    Hunt
    Farmer
    Macca
    Vaughan
    Sims
    Ford
    Bird

    Ellis
    Kerr
    Alvaro
    Fui/Lawrie

    It's gonna be a long season, folks.
     
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  3. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Stoopid sharks
     
  4. Walpole

    Walpole Juniors

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    I like Bird in the centres, but I reckon we might need Ravalawa instead of Pereira bringing the ball back. Hopefully Sullivan gets the 6. Forwards are a lottery, don't know if Kerr is up to playing on the edge but it will be interesting to see how we look against a less formidable team than the Rabbits.
     
  5. This Year?

    This Year? Coach

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    I know this is going against what just about everyone has said about Kerr on the edge but I'd be willing to give it some more time to see how he goes. If that fails after a month or 2 I'd put Faam there instead. Our whole forward pack looked lethargic in the CS so I'm not sure if it's a heat/fitness/effort/preservation issue.

    Back to the game itself, if we can't get ourselves up mentally for a derby than I will be very concerned.
     
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  6. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

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    I agree, give Kerr some time, because I feel he could become a weapon there.

    To sack him after 1 game is Mary like, akin to when Kurt Mann was given 1 game then punted.

    I know we need some props and young JHunt will help if he's signed. DeBelin will also more likely play prop but may get pushed back to lock if his court case is successful. This wouls then free up Lawrie back to prop rotation or add DeBelin to it.
     
  7. redv13

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    1. Dufty
    2. Ramsey
    3. Bird
    4. Lomax
    5. Ravalawa
    6. Clune
    7. Hunt
    8. Faamausili
    9. McCullough
    10. Vaughan
    11. Sims
    12. Kerr
    13. Fuimaono
    14. Lawrie
    15. Alvaro
    16. Ford
    17. Sullivan
     
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  8. George Sancti

    George Sancti Juniors

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    I heard a report on the 2SM sports show that the tactic adopted by the Sharks during a trial against the Bulldogs was for Wade Graham to rough up the Bulldogs halfback at every opportunity. Apparently the tactic worked and significantly impacted young Flannigan’s game. If this cowardly tactic is used against the Dragons' half, I hope that one of our forwards such as Paul Vaughn or Daniel Alvaro sorts Wade Graham out (legally) early in the game.
     
  9. This Year?

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    It won't happen. That's the kinda stuff we let sides do which shits me to no end.
     
  10. TruSaint

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    An old tactic that's as useful today as it was in the 70's.
    So long as he didnt illegally hurt the guy, then that's footy.
    Intimidation still works. Unlike us, who let Willie Mason mic'd up tell us how soft we are.
     
  11. George Sancti

    George Sancti Juniors

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    I agree TruSaint it has happened in the past and will continue to happen into the future. However, if a couple of forwards who are the same size as Graham respond in kind, it may take the sting out of Graham's approach.
     
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    No argument there.
     
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  13. Crush

    Crush First Grade

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    The Sharks have some weird hoodoo where they lose round 1 every season. The opposite of the Storm who win every round 1.
    SJ out, surely we turn up and compete in this game? Surely!!!
     
  14. redv13

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    Regardless of the absolute garbage dished out on Saturday night, if the boys can’t get up for a round 1 local derby at Kogarah then they may as well piss off now. For f**ks sake fire up boys and rip the Sharks a new one
     
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    I think we’ll get them just as long as we match them in the forwards.
    No Johnson along with ageing injury prone players gives us a good opportunity to knock them off.
     
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    I'd put Kerr back in the middle and try Vaughan on the edges his more athletic and has better lateral movement and motor
     
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  17. Jeremy Dragon

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    Cowardly... the same tactic dragons have used Sims for.
     
  18. Crush

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    Lose this game and its season over!
    Lol
     
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  19. George Dragon

    George Dragon Juniors

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    It really is slim pickings.
    No JDB or McInnes
    I don't think Blacker or the twins are ready yet.
    Wiliame and Britain are not FGers.
    Merrin should never play FG again.
    Norman suspended.
    That leaves 19 to choose from.
    A winger misses out and a half or forward.
    Our forwards are weak, can we afford to carry a utility on the bench.
    I think Jordy and Bud miss out.
    If Hunt gets added this week, I'd throw him straight in.
     
  20. George Sancti

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    I can’t recall those games. Was there a response from the opposition forwards?
     

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