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Round 14 vs Eels

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by getsmarty, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. getsmarty

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    INJURIES


    Ford suspended for fortnight
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    Dragons.com.au dragons.com.au
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    Mon 10 Aug 2020, 11:41 AM

    St George Illawarra back-rower Jackson Ford has taken the early guilty plea on a grade three tripping charge following the Dragons' last start loss to the Sydney Roosters.

    Ford will now be suspended for the next two games.

    Tariq Sims is also facing time on the sidelines after suffering an AC joint (shoulder) injury against the Roosters.

    A follow up on Sims's condition will be detailed in due course via the Dragons' Westfund high performance update.


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/08/10/dragons-back-rowers-face-time-on-sideline/
     
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    GAME DAY


    Game day guide: Round 14 v Eels
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    Mon 10 Aug 2020, 04:36 PM

    The St George Illawarra Dragons will face the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on Friday, August 14 (7:55pm). This is your Round 14 game day guide.

    Forward stocks stretched for must win
    Tariq Sims (shoulder), Jackson Ford and Paul Vaughan (both suspended) are all unavailable for this week's clash against premiership heavyweights, Parramatta Eels.

    As the Dragons currently sit six points outside of the top eight, one more loss in 2020 would prove the final coffin in the Red V's fleeting finals hopes.

    Trent Merrin spoke to Dragons TV about the need to pick up the slack left behind by those unavailable, and was highly complementary of club debutant Kaide Ellis.

    Ellis, whose short stint against the Sydney Roosters last weekend impressed, should be back in the Dragons' 17 this weekend. What this means for the likes Jacob Host, Korbin Sims and potential debutant Eddie Blacker remains to be seen.


    Fijian flyers face off
    Put the kava on, we have ourselves a showdown.

    Mikaele Ravalawa has turned a corner in his young NRL career in recent months and this weekend will come up against fellow countryman Maika Sivo, arguably the NRL's form winger over the past 18 months.

    Although they may be at similar points of their careers experience-wise, Sivo is four years older on Ravalawa which is likely indicative of their development to date.

    In 2020 alone, Ravalawa has scored eight tries to Sivo's 11 but is averaging 145 metres per game compared to his Eels counterpart's 123. Tackle breaks are also almost identical (33 to Sivo, 32 to Ravalawa).

    Dufty magic required
    The Dragons have never won at Bankwest Stadium and have racked up one win in their last 10 meetings against the Eels.

    But that one win – back in Round 16, 2018 – came off the back of the club's currently most in-form player, Matt Dufty.

    Two tries, including one at the death, proved the difference on that fateful Thursday night at WIN Stadium. Watch the highlights below.

    Dufty has never played better than he currently is. If the Red V are to buck the history heaped on them by the Eels then the little custodian needs to be on point this Friday evening.


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/08/10/game-day-guide-round-14-v-eels/
     
  3. Walpole

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    Yet this scenario seems perfectly acceptable to the powers that be. Dufty or Lomax will do something good, we'll be close or possibly even lead at some stage but inevitably get beaten by 10-12 points.
     
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    So the question is who will Mary gift a spot in the 17 for his farewell appearance, Normie?
     
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    Norman 6 hunt 9 Mcinnes 13
     
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    Rumors that Norman will be back in the halves. McSpineChange back it again.

    Just wow.
     
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    Norman to 6 hunt 9 macca 13
    I thought so
     
  8. Walpole

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    We've won 4 out of 13, you'd think it would be a good opportunity to give Sailor a run in the 6.
     
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    i am currently trying to put the pieces of my head back together after it exploded when I saw Norman back in the team at 6...that will do me if anybody doubted it before this completely confirms the fact that this pea brain coach impersonator has completely lost the plot...can you believe the club puts up with this fiasco...I don't even know what to say I am completely stunned...
     
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    When I read your post I thought that couldn't possibly happen but congratulations you were spot on the money...well done mate and well done McGregor on removing all doubt to the fact that you are a complete moron..
     
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    Season over so the coach brings back two of yesterday’s players in Norman and Korbin Sims further confirming what a complete and utter idiot he is.
     
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    Imagine selecting Norman thinking he's the player that's going to save your job. If anything this significantly decreases our chances at winning. No surprise that McFraud thinks its the opposite.

    It might turn out to be his best selection he's done all year. Hopefully it will cost him his job.

    Can't wait to see him try and justify this rubbish once again.
     
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    That is a team that is going to get smashed. Normie back only because we have no troops. Where's Blacker is he injured. We have absolutely no size don't know if I can watch this ikkkes!
     
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    You can not teach Old Dogs like Mary new tricks. He expects that Norman will have a blinder against his old club and save his bacon. Our reserve grade pack minus Ford, Tariq Sims and Vaughan and suspended De Belin will get thrashed! Brittain and Ramsey are getting the cold shoulder. Clune, Dufty and Lomax are only still there because of Flanagan. All we can look forward to is the Wooden Spoon. Our attack coached by Flanaghan looks good but the "staunch" defence coached by Mary is paper thin. Our 30.8% success ratio looks set to torpedo again to 28.6% and end up at 20% at the end of the season.
     
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    Where's Eddie Blacker. Did we try to fill our quota yet. Bit late now we have no hope so why bother I guess.
     
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    One last sabotage as his farewell gift?
     
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    I am wondering how the selection panel come up with this team . it seems like Mary must get 3 votes to the others 1 .. HOW can norman be dropped last week to work on his game and then abracadabra hes back in with sailor as a reserve ( and where to play with hunt at hooker ) Korbin comes out of left field so how long will he get as hasnt got many minutes under his belt .. Its like the selection panel said okay supercoach Buzz reckons its your last game so we have decided to let you pick your team !! To me this is a paperthin forward pack and after reading that mary is now looking after our defence i am very very scared for us on friday night..... Norman needed to stay off with sailor at 6 and 4 of our forwards on the bench ...
     
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    NRL team: Round 14 v Eels
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    Tue 11 Aug 2020, 03:58 PM

    St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor has named his mandatory 21-man squad ahead of the Dragons' Round 14 clash against the Parramatta Eels at Bankwest Stadium on Friday, August 14.

    Tariq Sims (shoulder), Jackson Ford (suspension) and Trent Merrin are all out with Jacob Host, Corey Norman and Korbin Sims the new faces in the 17.

    Tyrell Fuimaono will start in the back row while Norman starts in at five-eighth. Ben Hunt returns to hooker while the skipper Cameron McInnes starts at lock.

    Kaide Ellis and Tristan Sailor are retained on the bench, while Brayden Wiliame has been named in the wider squad for the first time since injuring his calf in Round 4.

    NRL squad for Round 14 v Parramatta Eels –
    1. Matt Dufty – sponsored by EFEX
    2. Jordan Pereira – sponsored by Wollongong Jetski
    3. Euan Aitken – sponsored by Fox Property
    4. Zac Lomax – sponsored by Floormania
    5. Mikaele Ravalawa – sponsored by Nutrition Station
    6. Corey Norman – sponsored by Kingsgrove Sports Centre
    7. Adam Clune – sponsored by Baytek Construction
    8. Blake Lawrie – sponsored by SMAI
    9. Ben Hunt – sponsored by Paul's Customs and Forwarding Solutions
    10. Josh Kerr – sponsored by Professionals Padstow
    11. Tyson Frizell – sponsored by Modus Projects
    12. Tyrell Fuimaono – sponsored by CMG Audio Visual
    13. Cameron McInnes (c) – sponsored by Dincel Construction System

    Interchange:
    14. Tristan Sailor – sponsored by TripADeal
    15. Kaide Ellis – sponsored by Bodytech Fitness
    16. Korbin Sims – sponsored by Stonemasons & Landscapers (since 1970)
    17. Jacob Host – sponsored by St.George Bank
    18. Brayden Wiliame
    19. Eddie Blacker
    20. Jason Saab – sponsored by Baytek Construction
    21. Jayden Sullivan


    https://www.dragons.com.au/news/2020/08/11/nrl-team-round-14-v-eels/
     
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    and whats happened to Merrin is he injured as his experience could be used this week ( although i think he is CC at best )
     
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    I really don't think Mary cares if it is his last game or not. At the least he will get a golden handshake worth more than he could ever hope to earn painting for a year.
     

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