1. Out Now:

    The next edition of our exclusive weekly online e-magazine is here. The Front Row is your ideal guide to NRL Round 13 and Super League Round 8, with news, features, results, reports, teamlists, match stats and previews to accompany your weekend of footy viewing ahead.

    This week's feature story is a history piece from Andrew Ferguson, with an insight into the life of the man who refereed the first NSWRFL first grade match in 1908 - Ted Hooper.

    There's all the regular bits - the crossword and word jumbles, last week's wrap of results, reports, the ladder, stats leaders, match review and player of the year; plus your match program, with teamlists, player stats, head-to-head stats, match info and a full preview of every game of the NRL. There's also a detailed Super League program section.

    EDITION 11 - OUT NOW!

    Guest, click here to read online or download your free PDF copy

Round 9 vs the Sharks

Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by Jane Murray, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,581
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    I think we go MWZ next up. Followed by Burns..Hopefully Burton is playing some centre in the training drills
     
    kinghippo likes this.
  2. tripster

    tripster Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1,351
    The only concern for mine is missing To’o. His impact on the team can’t be understated. I don’t see Naden having the same impact, assuming he comes onto the wing to replace him,

    The Sharks have also been one of our bogey teams for quite a while and are in form. I can see this being another tough game and wouldn’t be surprised if we only just scrape home.
     
    Aliceinwonderland likes this.
  3. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,412
    Likes Received:
    5,681
    6 games with Cleary, Luai & Apisai. The main attacking unit.

    But that doesn’t change the fact our defence has improved more than our attack.
     
  4. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,412
    Likes Received:
    5,681

    Naden did run for a lot of meters the game he played on the wing. I don’t think the difference will be massive, as much as I like To’o.
     
    kinghippo likes this.
  5. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,581
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    On figures yes. When we get to Round 20 maybe not

    Very few teams will score 20 v Roosters and Storm. When we finally get to play the ordinary teams that will change
     
  6. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,412
    Likes Received:
    5,681

    But it’s the same for attack & defence. We’ve been playing good teams, and the defence has improved more than the attack.

    Ie. We may score more against the lesser teams, but we should also defend better against the lesser teams, too.


    Ultimately all I’m saying is, defence has been the biggest improvement so far. It’s undeniable.
     
    kinghippo and tripster like this.
  7. tripster

    tripster Juniors

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1,351
    Naden made good metres against the Bunnies, but a lot of those metres were when he was in space. To’o excels at post contact metres followed by fast play the balls that helps get our sets off to a quick start. Having Edwards and Mansour in the team will mean it won’t be so bad for the start of our sets, but I’d take To’o over Naden on the wing if he was fit.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
    martielang likes this.
  8. WestyLife

    WestyLife Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2020
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    435
    Naden had 96 post contact metres Vs Souths which is more than To'o for any game since the break and Mansour has only beaten it maybe once.
     
    betcats likes this.
  9. WestyLife

    WestyLife Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2020
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    435
    The big thing is he isn't a ball player though this year he seems to be willing to pass more so it's probably developing. It can't be said we have a better fullback at the club we can only guess someone like Burton would improve a few aspects like playmaking. It's not our worst position by any means.
     
  10. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,581
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    That stat can be mis leading. If you are put in a half gap and the defence sticks and arm out it is post contact metres.

    It is a guide but not always reliable that game the whole left had a crazy amount of hitups. Atleast we will have a bigger sample size now
     
  11. WestyLife

    WestyLife Juniors

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2020
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    435
    It still shows that comment is wrong. Naden does the tough stuff on the wing.
     
  12. betcats

    betcats Coach

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    19,092
    Likes Received:
    6,898
    Yeah that 200 plus metres Naden were tough metres, he was carrying two and three defenders at times especially in the second half. His runs were very Mansour like.
     
    mxlegend99 and WestyLife like this.
  13. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    27,581
    Likes Received:
    5,955
    Time will tell. We don't use the right side for attack so the numbers from now on will show a true story
     
  14. John Hamblin

    John Hamblin Juniors

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2019
    Messages:
    180
    Likes Received:
    202
    The Sharks have been decent of late. However I think they lack mobility in their pack and with no Moylan rely heavily on Shaun Johnson. I can't see Johnson being given too much room !!
     
  15. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,412
    Likes Received:
    5,681
    Oh I’d definitely take To’o over Naden, I just don’t think the difference on meters will be massive. We can easily cover it.
     
    tripster and WestyLife like this.
  16. herbert henry1908

    herbert henry1908 Coach

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    19,412
    Likes Received:
    5,681
    Naden will be a very good winger, only thing he needs to look out for is keeping the kilos off. Having him & Crichton on opposite sides gives us two kicking targets as well.
     
  17. Exsilium

    Exsilium First Grade

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2014
    Messages:
    5,027
    Likes Received:
    3,316
    We just need to watch the kicks from SJ which are kicked in behind and across the defensive line. They’ve found success in catching out the centre and wing pairings who rush up.

    They also have the wide backrower who runs the decoy for that same play. If we hold our positions and Edwards is onto the kicks, we will win.
     
    Pomoz likes this.
  18. age.s

    age.s First Grade

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    5,040
    Likes Received:
    2,881
    Sometimes auto correct is just better than real life.
     
  19. betcats

    betcats Coach

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    19,092
    Likes Received:
    6,898
    Yep if he stays in shape he adds something to that wing spot. We lose a fair bit with Brian out but Naden brings some a little different with his size and aerial threat.

    Edit: Playing outside Whare(which i assume he will be doing while To'o is out) will give him a chance to learn off Whare also.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
    kinghippo and BxTom like this.
  20. kinghippo

    kinghippo Juniors

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2015
    Messages:
    1,097
    Likes Received:
    844
    The to’o loss is rough, he has been having a great year.
    Whare in centre Naden to wing is obvious but if we loose any more who would be coming through?
    Wingers : Staines
    Centres : Cartwright, Burns ?
    Burton is obviously looking for time, is he a realistic choice in the centres?
     
    tripster likes this.

Share This Page