Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by getsmarty, Apr 15, 2018.
We need to put on 2 early tries and take the crowd out of it.
I don't think East's have ANY fans, so he couldn't be.
Might be a Swans supporter.
Just mentioned on Fox that a stomach bug is going through the club.
Probably picked it up from Scumulla..... typical! There enough to give anyone the sh!ts!
Casualty ward Round
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 01:53
All the latest injury news leading into round seven of the 2018 Telstra Premiership.
St George Illawarra Dragons
The Dragons have a stomach bug doing the rounds of the club at the moment, with Tyson Frizell, Nene MacDonald and Jason Nightingale among those laid up by the illness, as well as a couple of staffers.
None are in any doubt for Friday's clash with fellow high flyers the Warriors.
Sio Siua Taukeiaho has been cleared of surgery after follow-up scans on the pre-game knee injury that ruled him out of last Thursday's loss to the Rabbitohs. He will miss two weeks at most with damaged cartilage.
Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)
Sio Siua Taukeiaho (knee, round 8-9)
James Gavet (hamstring, round 8)
Blake Ayshford (back, indefinite)
Gerard Beale (leg, round 9)
Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)
Leivaha Pulu (foot, TBC)
Solomona Kata (ankle, round 9-10)
Russell Packer (knee, round 10)
Elijah Taylor (hamstring, round 7)
Keary and Cronk have the potential to match our halves. All it takes is a switched on game by them and an average from ours and it's not that big of a gulf. If Widdop and Hunt are on though, we win imo.
Following a Roosters formline this year is hard though. Their form one week seems to have no effect on the next, same with Storm for that matter. We are the realest chance of knocking over both than we have been in years though
If we take them on up the middle relentlessly, they will fold.
Especially Hargreaves and Napa - more huff and puff rather than substance - cats in my view.
Brutalize and cane them in defence and there will be big gaps through the middle of the ruck.
That's the way to beat them.
As long as it’s not white with a red V they could wear togas for all I care
This is the only game that worries me - we will get up for Roosters and Storm but this one is a worry - need Sims to really aim up early and a knock a few over starting w Adam Blair then ToHu Harris - JDB, Vaughan should follow suit w dome big hits and this could for the trick as Warriors don't really like the physical game .
Roosters softest forward pack in the NRL
They were vs. Souths but they caned the Sharks who matched us(until Fifita went down).
Given the crap the Roosters forwards have copped I’m wary they might decide to have a dig against the premiere pack in the comp.
Got to get through the Warriors first of course.
From the early round form, the 3 best packs in the comp are Souths, Penrith and Us.
Not necessarily in that order.
Cronulla with Fifita on the rampage were a flash in the pan IMO. He doesn't paly like that very often.
Souths matched us and maybe even shaded us and Penrith look ominous.
They will test us big time.
After that you can't ignore the Tigers pack - they are the surprise packet. Packer doesn't stand out in their pack. A lot of good young forwards playing like seasoned pros. Hats off to Cleary!
Melbourne and Brisbane have steadied the ship.
Anyone writing off those 2 are making a big mistake.
Followed by Canberra, Cowboys, Parra, Newcastle, Easts, Manly and the rest.
Mickey, surely if Wayne’s boys beat them, we can!
Broncos are powder puffs compared to us
But yes, I understand strange things happen in football, but not this week!
toga, Toga, Toga
Warriors v Dragons: Battle of the 2018 success stories
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 08:52 AM
For five weeks the Warriors enchanted us with their free-wheeling nothing-to-lose approach. The Broncos brought them back to earth with last week's win in enemy territory and everybody's waiting to see if the honeymoon is over or if they are legitimate top eight contenders.
It's not as though the Warriors were bad against an injury-weakened Brisbane, but there was a faint whiff of complacency about their performance and they can't afford to take anyone lightly. Coach Stephen Kearney should have no trouble getting his side up for the unbeaten competition leaders.
There were a few rumblings after the Dragons scraped home against Souths in round five that a loss was just around the corner. Well it wasn't around the first corner, as the Dragons romped to a big win over crosstown rivals Cronulla, leaving them battered and bruised in the process.
Given their good record in Auckland over the years, it might not be around the next corner either.
Match: Warriors vs Dragons
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium
Head-to-head: Played 26; Dragons 21 wins; Warriors 5 wins
Matches at venue: Played 10; Dragons 6 wins; Warriors 4 wins
2017 results: Dragons won 26-12 at Jubilee Oval in round 4 and 30-14 at FMG Stadium Waikato
Points per game: Warriors 23.7; Dragons 32.3
Points conceded per game: Warriors 15.3; Dragons 13.3
Televised: Live on Fox League
The only team that can beat us is ourselves.
Don't worry we're specials this week.
Why, because i swore at the start of the year that i would not pick the warriors in my tipping comp this year.First 5 weeks stuck to my guns.Last week i relented especially because they were playing a badly out of form broncos who were missing players & of course the rest is history.
I'll make sure we win by tipping them again this week.Everybody happy
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