Round 4 vs Sharks Team List (Saturday night @ ANZ)

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  1. Gazzamatta

    Gazzamatta First Grade

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    Not sure id compare Johnson with Teddy but to each their own.
    Hopefully we hold the ball and Alvaro becomes a bit more mobile this week. Tep back will help. Terepo to the bench is better imho.
    Still not a fan of Taka or Evans in the side and Mennings is still arm grabbing. How good is Xerri? First game will probably have a blinder against our average centers.
    Eels by 8.
     
  2. Bazal

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    Lol mate Will Smith is hard pressed creating spark off the bench when he's fit. 2 weeks into an 8 weeker and I reckon his spark level would be down even further....

    Also Gower is injured too, confirmed on the Eesl site earlier today or yesterday
     
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    We might loose one but not next year. Neither is off contract.
     
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  4. Bazal

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    Are you suggesting Salmon could slip through the net?
     
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  5. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    I stand corrected...
     
  6. Noise

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    What?
     
  7. JohnStoppafarty

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    I'd swap Taka and Salmon.
     
  8. Bazal

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    Probably worse for the kicking game if we go that way tbh.

    Taka can fill in the 6 but Salmon is better there IMO.
     
  9. lingard

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    Or give him a chance to use his running game.
     
  10. lingard

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    It would have saved a few virtual letters, too. We might run out one day.
     
  11. lingard

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    I believe they 'kick' with their fins when mating. (Hope Salmon's not doing this on Saturday night.)
     
  12. JohnStoppafarty

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    If Reed can cover the kicking and we don't have Taka's defensive liability at centre + effectively having an extra forward, it might work? I dunno. I'm not as savvy about the game as most here .
     
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    *Euphemism.
     
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  14. Bazal

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    Harder to kick out of acting half, so you'd prefer the extra option.

    Plus for a poor defender like Taka there's probably not much difference between five-eighth and centre. And I think his attacking strengths are probably better suited on the edge rather than actually in a "playmaking" role.
     
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  15. JohnStoppafarty

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    Fair enough. I was envisioning Taka playing like an extra lock there (sorta) to combat the sharks pack cos I read someone say how the sharks like to drag their opponents down to play mucky footy and though if that's the case, we might not really need the extra kicker as Drown didn't do too much any way.
    I also thought Salmon might handle their backs a bit better. In defense at least.
     
  16. hindy111

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    Won't be suprised if Hoffman comes in and Taka goes to bench.
     
  17. JohnStoppafarty

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    I'd love to watch her and her team mates play touch. I'm not sure I could take 80 mins of it though.
     
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    Chicks touch footy players often have great rigs and their outstanding uniforms make for great viewing.
     
  19. JohnStoppafarty

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    I'm aware of that. Hence my comment.
     
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    Gronk Moderator Staff Member

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    Late Mail: Parramatta’s main concern is lock Tepai Moeroa, who injured his calf in warm-up last weekend and failed to train with squad during week. Moeroa will be given until the captain’s run to prove his fitness. If he is ruled out, Peni Terepo will start at lock with recent signing Matt McIlwrick coming on to the bench. Jaeman Salmon slots in at five-eighth and will line up on the left edge as direct replacement for the injured Dylan Brown (back). Maika Sivo holds his spot on the left wing, though the pressure will be on with George Jennings potentially returning in Canterbury Cup on week.

    Late Mail: Skipper Paul Gallen (ribs), Jayson Bukuya (calf) and Josh Dugan (back) are all in doubt. Gallen is expected to play with a pain-killing injection, while Bukuya will be put through his paces at the captain’s run. Scott Sorensen is on standby should Bukuya be ruled out. The hamstring injury to Matt Moylan which will sideline him for six weeks shifts Dugan to fullback - as long as the former NSW representative overcomes a back injury. That switch frees up young gun Bronson Xerri to make his NRL debut at right centre.

    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...n/news-story/e6899ae1bf3d92a9df6f125881cbcda6
     

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