Round 14 V Dogs

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  1. Dragonslayer

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    Its team list Tuesday, I imagine McGregor will post the same 17 with the extended bench.
    Who will back up from Origin?
    Hunt and JDB must be in serious doubt surely. I think Vaughan and Friz barring injury should be ok.

    Who comes in for Hunt? - Do we move Mann there or promote the rookie Nichols?
    Who comes in for JDB? - Sele or Lawrie?

    This is a real test for McGregor to also get the bench right, particularly with Friz and Vaughan getting enough rest. Do we promote Leilua or Host to a bench spot as cover? (With the bench looking something like - LAM, Latimore, Leilua/Host and Mann/Nichols).
    BTW, the ISP play on Sunday so we will know the make-up by then.
     
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  2. 2010Dragons

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    Dragons play the filthy dogs 5 days after the origin. Its a Monday 4pm game.
    Mary will select the 5 Dragons SOO players.
     
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  3. Dennis Papaioannou

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    Surely Nichols must be the choice to replace Hunt - specialist half back who is no rookie.
    Isn't that why we bought him - as cover for Hunt?
    Lawrie would be my choice for JDB
     
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  4. mickeylane

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    Im tipping JDB will be rested fit or not...he needs to rest that hip and Bulldogs match is a no brainer for a win - we wont let that team of deadbeats ruin our party again - one thing NRL teams have are long memories...our team is still hurting from last year - good news no Lichaa who carved us along w Reynolds coming on late and sparking the dogs..

    All the other players will play IMO as they should!

    LAM into starting lineup w Frizell to lock
     
  5. Life's Good

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    To be perfectly honest I don't care who he selects on the bench as long as he uses them. This drip feeding the 4th bench player into the game is out and out incompetence when you look at the supposed learnings from our 2017 failures.
     
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  6. Johnny King

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    Real danger game for us. Read somewhere that Bulldogs have won 11 of the past 12 games against us, including that agonising game last year that cost us a spot in the semis. Much will depend on how well the SOO players come through. We can't afford to be losing games against sides at the bottom of table like we did last year. We should win this game and the next couple after that. If we do that we will have learned from past mistakes, if not just wait for the knockers to come out of the closet with the "chokers" taunts. Go Dragons!!!!!!!
     
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    I expect no changes & Mary to play busted and buggered Origin players. Lawrie will get more game time....11 minutes!
    We'll play the Dogs into form as usual.
     
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  8. 2010

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    NRL squad for Round 14 v Bulldogs:

    1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by Illawarra Mercury/St George & Sutherland Shire Leader
    2. Nene Macdonald – sponsored by Relativity in the Loop
    3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by University of Wollongong
    4. Tim Lafai – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
    5. Jason Nightingale – sponsored by SMAI
    6. Gareth Widdop (c) – sponsored by Dynamic Projects
    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. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Val Morgan
    12. Tariq Sims – sponsored by Destination Wollongong
    13. Jack de Belin – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski

    Interchange:
    14. Jeremy Latimore – sponsored by Addbuild Additions15. Kurt Mann – sponsored by Wollongong Diagnostics16. Leeson Ah Mau – sponsored by Westfund17. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by Domus Lighting
    18. Patrick Herbert
    19. Jacob Host
    20. Reece Robson
    21. Luciano Leilua
    22. Hame Sele
    23. Darren Nicholls
     
  9. hewi

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    Probably correct, however regardless of what they say JDB and Hunt both should be rested, even with those two missing if we can’t beat the grubs we don’t deserve to be in the top 4.
     
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    Dragons: 1 Matt Dufty, 2 Nene Macdonald, 3 Euan Aitken, 4 Tim Lafai, 5 Jason Nightingale, 6 Gareth Widdop (c), 7 Ben Hunt, 8 James Graham, 9 Cameron McInnes, 10 Paul Vaughan, 11 Tyson Frizell, 12 Tariq Sims, 13 Jack De Belin

    Interchange: 14 Jeremy Latimore, 15 Kurt Mann, 16 Leeson Ah Mau, 17 Blake Lawrie

    Reserves: 18 Patrick Herbert, 19 Jacob Host, 20 Reece Robson, 21 Luciano Leilua, 22 Hame Sele, 23 Darren Nicholls
     
  11. jeffdragon

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    No foran as well Lichaa back
    Is a big danger game.
    They will probably come out at speed , trying to get a lead on us.
    Come on Saints .
     
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    If are SOO players are not 100% they should be rested, getting an injection does not fix the issue, it just hides it and will come back to haunt us.
    Over to you McIdiot.
     
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    You make me worry Mickey!

    Lichaa is playing..
     
  14. This Year?

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    It's all falling into place now and we have been trolled for the 1st half of the season. Well done to Mary and Doust.
     
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  15. Bests Golden Boots

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    Cut, paste, repeat.
    We go in with that team, Hunt backing up as well as not 100%, JDB backing up needing another needle, Vaughn and Frizell backing up, McMuppets plan of only using three of the four bench, we get beat.
     
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    You realise you said that it loud right?
     
  17. This Year?

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    Who do we count on as a reserve #7? Mann? We have the forward reserves but aren't match fit for NRL because of the benchwarming. Depth was always going to be an issue.
     
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    Herbert moving up the list. Good to see. Otherwise it's just cut and paste
     
  19. blacksafake

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    Of course he’s back, injured players normally do come back against us. Let’s hope he’s a rusty as hell. Another bonus is no Kasiano who normally destroys us. Anyway I’m sure James will want to prove a point.
     
  20. Gareth67

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    Agree blacksafake , a real big game from from our red cattle dog , the bloke will be snapping at the Bulldog's heels in this match . Would just loooove Graham to score a try or two and then grab the Dragons emblem and shove it into the faces of the doggies supporters - ala Morris'es style !
     
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