Round 4 V Tigers

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  1. Panfa

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    Im happy with the 17 this week but id start egan in place of katoa lets hope cleary doesnt do a switcheroo and start leota over campbell gillard again.
     
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  2. mxlegend99

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    He isn't part of our top 17 anymore because he got dropped. Even with a few injuries. He was dropped to debut a rookie.

    Personally I didnt think he was good enough to be a top 17 player either. But I feel the same about the likes of Winterstein and Fuimaono also. Sele for me is a fringe top 17 player.

    Would much rather we gave those opportunities to blokes we have in reserve grade. Rather than promote imported reserve graders ahead of them. Sele trained the house down... fair enough. What the f**k did Winterstein and Fuimaono do to get a spot?
     
  3. franklin2323

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    I always saw him filling in for Kikau then others fell away.

    As for Winterstein/Fuimaono we need a backrow on the bench. Unlike Martin or Sele they can fill in the backs. For that reason one of them will always be in the 17
     
  4. tripster

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    I assume the reason for importing guys like Winterstein and Fuimaono is Cleary prefers bringing in people with first grade experience to debuting rookies (even if the experience is limited in the case of Fui). This is a change to the approach Griffin took, which was to treat us as a ‘development club’ and take chances with rookies.

    Not saying either approach is right or wrong. Presumably however Cleary thinks our pack is inexperienced enough as it is so is reluctant to debut more guys into it.

    By the way, what has happened to Ellis? He seems to be captaining the Cup side but not even factoring in to the extended game day squad.
     
  5. LordLeague

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    Penrith 13+
     
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    have to hand it to Ivan by not dropping Edwards, he's backing him to bounce back, Dylan needs to dust himself off and rip in Friday.

    would prefer Kikau to come off the bench personally, ease him in, still a long way to go and just get his body right.
     
  7. franklin2323

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    Still might happen
     
  8. franklin2323

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    I asked the question over the off season. Who will be the bench backrow/Centre. Perfect case when DWZ went off we had Winterstein and Fuimaono to come in.

    Who would of filled the role if not them? So that with FG experience is why we signed them
     
  9. hindy111

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    That young winger Too looks a prospect.
     
  10. hindy111

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    No point dropping guys if replacement is worse . That us coaching suicide.
     
  11. franklin2323

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    Last week DWZ goes off. Fuimaono was able to cover centre. Sele or Martin wouldn't of been able to do that. It is a shame one of them need to miss out but balance of the bench won't allow it
     
  12. franklin2323

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    Too is now 2nd winger in waiting. Injuries will see him get his turn as the season goes on
     
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    Very good metre eater. Would be agreat Mansour replacement.

    I think he's in our development squad though.
     
  14. Panfa

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    Just noticed gerard sutton is reffing our game friday we better be on our best behaviour hes the other ref besides klein who hates penrith
     
  15. TheFrog

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    If Yeo had been playing he could have covered centre as well.
     
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  16. franklin2323

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    Do you want your best forward going to the backs though?
     
  17. TheFrog

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    Not as a rule, we're talking about covering unforseen injuries/ HIA's. A centre can play like a wide forward anyway at a pinch. It also helps his rep prospects.
     
  18. franklin2323

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    The last bench guy gets not much gametime anyway. So it doesn't mess your balance of the side too much
     
  19. Westernised Panther

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    Could we call on him if needed?
     
  20. mxlegend99

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    After June 30 I think we can. He might get promoted to Phillips spot
     

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