Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Dragonslayer, May 27, 2019.
They wont be rested unless busted after origin...which is possible.
I disagree partly. They will drop RFM, Rhys Martin or Ogden & Cogger
for Lewis (who I cant believe was dropped in the 1st place), CHN & Napa
That improves them a fair bit and will trouble our squad..but I think our origin guys back up and we win by 7.
Hope we get smashed. I love it when the pressure is applied to our team. More Ls the better boys
My god possm..where is your head going. You expect pathways and recruitment to do everything that is likely not viable.
You want to scout touch players now in desperation for backs to make it in the NRL.
How about we start with juniors, lower grades in all regions first. There is plently of talent with those potential qualities you desire.
A lot of times our pathways get it right as I see it first hand and can spot talent well. It comes down to the individual's desire, work ethic (not ability) when they get a contract and are selected to try out, then if a kid still has the desire and makes it in SG Ball / or Flegg it comes down to our coaching systems from SG ball up to get it right...and that is another issue right through to 1st grade.
It is hard to find good coaches out there from CRL to NRL
I guess we will know part A of that question tonight and hope Friz, Vaughan and Hunt get through without injury.
Part B if the question we will know by Friday, or at the very least Saturday afternoon when the CC team plays the Warriors in NZ.
My guess is that the only one who wont play on Monday will be Hunt. I think, barring injury, is that Friz and Vaughan will back up. Which would mean both Timm and Kerr will miss out.
The hacks, Sorry I mean the backs, offer what everyone wanted, speed speed and more speed, unfortunately games are usually divided 50/50 between attack and defense add to this the error factor and I think Pay will be licking his lips. There maybe some change there also I think, but again wait until Saturday.
To add to this, they are touch players; some of them, if not most are built like absolute sticks. When they put on a LOT of muscle to play FG, they will obviously lose a lot of their speed. It's not like Field or Duff where they played touch on the side whilst focussing on League. And look at Duff anyway. Although he's fast he's a ragdoll.
The 1 to 17 Mary named this week is probably what he has in mind for round 16 against Melbourne. We will be missing Hunt, Vaughan and Frizell that week, while Melbourne will be missing Addo Carr, Chambers, Kafusi and Munster. It will be at Woolongong.
I watched Saab very closely in CC and in my humble opinion he’s not up to 1st grade yet. Pereira in centre is just a gamble. We have a band aid side and I hope our origin players come out unscathed they play and he uses the bench intelligently
Our recruitment people have delivered to us a squad with so much quality depth that we have no choice but to select the marginal first graders.
And Millward is doing a fine job. What a MESS!
Sorry, I was referring to our juniors Dufty and Field who both came from a touch football background where tackling is not part of the game.
Westfund High Performance Update: Round 13
Head of Athletic Performance Nathan Pickworth joins us for an update on the return to play of Corey Norman as well as commenting on the conditions of injured players James Graham and Tim Lafai.
Behind enemy lines: Round 13 v Bulldogs
Tue 4 Jun 2019, 04:40 PM
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs coach Dean Pay has named his mandatory 21-man squad to face the St George Illawarra Dragons on June 10 at ANZ Stadium.
Chris Smith and Adam Elliott have swapped between lock and the interchange, in an otherwise unchanged 17 for the Bulldogs following their slender last start loss to the Canberra Raiders.
Queensland Maroons front-rower Dylan Napa has been named in the reserves following his selection in Wednesday's State of Origin I.
Bulldogs NRL squad for Round 13 v St George Illawarra Dragons –
1. Nick Meaney
2. Christian Crichton
3. Marcelo Montoya
4. Will Hopoate
5. Reimis Smith
6. Kieran Foran
7. Jack Cogger
8. Aiden Tolman
9. Jeremy Marshall-King
10. Ofahiki Ogden
11. Josh Jackson
12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
13. Adam Elliott
14. Rhyse Martin
15. Danny Fualalo
16. Chris Smith
17. Sauaso Sue
19. Lachlan Lewis
20. Corey Harawira-Naera
21. Michael Lichaa
23. Dylan Napa
Depth is and equates to marginal 1st graders..otherwise they would not be depth and playing 1st grade elsewhere
So, my take after Origin last night.
Friz is not right and should be rested. For Tyson to only play 39 mins = something wrong. Also for him to be around 83% TE is not like him.
Hunt should also be rested. He played a great game at hooker last night and a rest now would serve him better for us later.
Vaughan should be ok to back up on Monday imo though a rest would also benefit him.
No doubt our Super Coach will leave the decision to play up to these players, completely absolving himself of any poor performance.
Personally, i'd rest all 3 given only 4 day turn around and travel back. Its another 5 day turn around before we face Manly away (i dont count match day as part of "rest"). A 10 day break for these 3 would not only benefit us but also shows good player management.
Rest all 3...
TruSaint, I am sure that you have the team's best interest at heart. But have you considered the fact that we are already missing one of our 3 captains, James Graham? If you rest Tyson, another of our captains, we will be down to a solitary captain. How would McInness cope? How would the team cope? What will constitute the pre-match team talk if there is no need to work out which captain will lead the team out? No, it is asking too much of mere mortals.
If you are intent on resting our SoO stars please consider captaincy substitutes - Jeremy Lattimore? He can apparently cheer the boys up with a good joke. Cory Norman? He has been known to mix in high society circles. Who else? Tariq? Korbin? No the Sims boys would approach the captaincy with too much passion.
I await your nominations with interest.
Unless there not fit they will all play.
Frizz may not
Friz looks like a prestige car that has gone 30months without a service
There is only one.
The chosen one.
The favourite one.
The mighty EA!!!
He's an international you know, and only a bees #$%@ away from SOO.
There is no other. Just ask McGregor.
Yes but we do not have a back 3 that are established first graders. We have a first choice back 3 who are marginal first graders and no depth to replace them with. In addition I would say the Aitken is falls into this category however, I do recognise he has been selected as right centre for a few years.
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