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Round 1 V West Tigers

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragonslayer, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

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    2 weeks from our opening game of 2020, and nearly time for our first team list Tuesday.

    So, to kick things off, here is my team for round 1: (based on what I've seen in the trials). We all know McGregor will totally stick to his favourites.

    1. Lomax
    2. Ravalawa
    3. Fuimaono
    4. Williame
    5. Periera
    6. Norman
    7. Hunt
    8. Lawrie
    9. Luke
    10. Vaughan
    11. T. Sims
    12. Frizell
    13. Host

    14. Brittain
    15. Graham
    16. Merrin
    17. Ford
     
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  2. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Why are you playing a 2nd rower in the centres?
     
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  3. Dragon70

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    1 Sailor
    2 Ravalawa
    3 Lomax
    4 Williame
    5 Saab
    6 Norman
    7 Hunt
    8 Lawrie
    9 Luke
    10 Vaughan
    11 Frizzel
    12 Sims
    13 Host

    14 Brittain
    15 Merrin
    16 Fuiamono
    17 Ford

    Is the side I'd pick

    The side Mary will pick is just a cut and paste team
     
  4. gitano

    gitano Juniors

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    Good chat about Mary sticking with his favourites. Picking Lomax in first grade after his constant rubbish says you have yours.
     
  5. gitano

    gitano Juniors

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    1. Sailor
    2. Saab
    3. Aitken
    4. Lafai
    5. Pereira
    6. Norman
    7. Clune
    8. Vaughn
    9. Hunt
    10. Graham
    11. Sims
    12. Frizell
    13. Host

    14. Lawrie
    15. Fuimoalo
    16. Luke
    17. Merrin
     
  6. avocado

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    Because he’s clearly the best centre in the club.
     
  7. thebigredv

    thebigredv Juniors

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    Gotta be better than either of our current centres. That's a certainty.

    The question is, why would you keep trying the same two players who have failed us time and time again?
     
  8. Kylez3

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    Fixed it for ya.
     
  9. Dragon David

    Dragon David Juniors

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    Exactly!
     
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  10. gitano

    gitano Juniors

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    Mods, over to you.
     
  11. Kylez3

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    1. Lomax
    2. Saab
    3. Williame
    4. Lafai (sadly)
    5. Peirera (can cop Rava too)
    6. Normah
    7. Hunt
    8. Vaughan
    9. Luke
    10. Graham (Kerr when fit)
    11. Frizz
    12. Sims
    13. Merrin

    14. Brittain
    15. Fuimaono
    16. Lawrie
    17. K Sims (should be right for R1 apparently)

    Would love to see Clune get a chance and obviously we need Kerr/Cameron back ASAP.

    Just don't want Aitken anywhere near the team. That's my number one wish.
     
  12. Shaun_Timmins

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    Saab and Jordy on the wing. Lomax and Williame in the centres, Sailor at fullback.
    Happy with the rest of the squad which is predicted after my suggestions
     
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  13. Saint_JimmyG

    Saint_JimmyG First Grade

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    Just wondering if there’s scope to bypass Luke altogether? I thought his performance was terribly underwhelming last night.

    Maybe Hunt and Brittain could share the hooking role until McInnes returns (especially since Saints is well stocked with back rowers)?

    7. Hunt, 9. Brittain is what I’d run with. Of course, it means that the bench would be bereft of someone outside of being a prop.

    My side:

    1. Lomax
    2. Sailor
    3. Williame
    4. Lafai (I’d earmark Ramsey here)
    5. Peirera
    6. Clune (the Norman myth has to be excluded)
    7. Hunt
    13. Merrin
    12. T. Sims
    11. Frizell
    10. Vaughan
    9. Brittain
    8. Lswrie (sadly there isn’t a better alternative....remember the salad days when SGI had a ‘conveyor belt of front rowers? Not anymore)

    14. Graham (although Kerr is a better option)
    15. Fuimaono
    16. Ford
    17. Host (although I’d prefer K. Sims)
     
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    If Mary has learnt nothing, which on all evidence is the case, Aitken and Lafai will be the centres. Lomax will be the fullback, at least for 1 or 2 games (think Kurt Mann) before heading to the wing or bench. Williame's only chance for round 1 is on a wing, with the usual suspects also in the mix.

    The chances of a backline with a bit of spark, say - 1.Sailor 2. Saab 3.Lomax 4.Williame 5.Ramsey - are virtually non- existent.
     
  15. Lovemedragons

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    I want to see that Lafai guy on the wing, he was a sensation last night and god only knows why he would have wasted his entire career playing in the centres when he could have shown off his outstanding speed and agility on the wing.
     
  16. gitano

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    He went very well there. He scored that try too.
     
  17. Crush

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    I'd like to see that young backline too. Would it be slick and powerful, probably not. Would they leak points in defense, probably. But at least it would have a bit of spark and give us something to cheer about!
    This Aitken, Lafai, Pereria, Rava stuff has been tried and tested and guess what? It sux!
    Throw caution to the wind I say, 2020 is a year to experiment a bit.
     
  18. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    It’s a rebuilding year.

    2021 is where it’s at.
     
  19. TruSaint

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    Yep, agree with this approach.

    Expectations are low to start with. If Flanagan can improve our defence, I would like to see our attack offer something other than hit up's, d/h runs followed by a Hunt bomb. Predictable and boring as fook.

    Spots to be based on form and nothing else.
     
  20. giboz71

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    It’s a nice looking backline but 2021 will be the earliest we will see it (if at all).

    If Nathan Brown were our coach and he had the luxury of a 3-5 year plan like he had at Newy, you might see a backline like that.

    Not whilst Mary is trying to save his job.
     

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