Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Mar 31, 2019.
Does Taka keep his spot ?
Does McIllwrick do enough today to earn a bench gig ?
Is today on telly?
Not on Fox, not on 9.
Moylan will be a huge loss for them, not so much Gal
Just got to keep an eye on Johnson, and we should be ok and back in the winners circle
That is disappointing.
Does the NSWRL website live stream all of the Canterbury Cup games? If not they should pull their finger out and sort it out.
BarTV on youtube co-host the NSWRL on youtube. I think I have that right.
Anyway the Johns and Daley Cup semis are live now.
Damn, that’s a shame.
I’d gower or tep are fit I’ll bring either in for Alvaro.
Salmon to center for Taka.
Tep back as 13.
No. I watched him for Wenty.
This year is about developing and retention. We need to work out what young blokes are starters for 2020.
Is Salmon a starting centre? Let's find out. Taka to bench. Salmon can fill in hooker for 15mins while Taka plays centre and 2nd row.
Who drops out for Tepai?
Based on form Alvaro
Moylans class. Soft lovely hands and puts guys in gaps.
What Penrith fans would do to have him at back.
Evan's has been good so far. I also like what I see from Kafusi in limited mins. A few hits in defense and he buckled the guy.
Alvaro is way off. Let him sweat it out at Wenty. Marker defense is letting him down.
I think you mean Taka to Wenty.
Although maybe we can carry him on the bench until Manu is back.
BTW if you drop Alvaro for Tepai, who is going to cover Alvaro's work in defence? You're basically setting Tepai up to get fatigued faster like Polar did this weekend...
Curious to see titans fix Bryce up.
They are turning him back to basics with tackling hard . I like to see him do well so Duke can look back at another mistake.
Well it means 4 forwards on bench so the workload will be reduced across the park. Plus I am sure Tepai can handle 35 tackles a game.
Yeah but I said work in defence, not just tackles.
For an illustration of what I mean, go back and watch I think it was the last Roosters try, or maybe the second last. They shift right and open up space, and you see Alvaro tearing across the field to try and cover the gap. But the inside men don't move, so Alvaro has to turn and run back infield when the Roosters see the space and switch back.
Don't get me wrong, a fitter Alvaro probably closes the gap better than he did. He's certainly not at his best. But that's the kind of thing we normally have three players doing. Brown, Alvaro and Tepai are the guys who make a tackle, get up, follow the play and make two or three in a row. They're the better wrestlers. These are the guys who do the defensive work beyond tackling. Brown and Alvaro out and Tepai in will have a similar result to Brown and Tepai out and Alvaro in. We need more than one guy doing their work.
Plus you have to consider that so far Tepai has been a little bit disappointing in attack, so you take 100m out of the side and replace it with 50-odd.
Spot on. It’s amazing the “sports scientists” only look at stat lines when analysing workloads
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