Rumoured and Confirmed signings - Part 4

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  1. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    For the most part there is a greater probability a fullback is more capable of playing on the wing/centre position than there is of a half/five eight moving to the centres/wing.

    Australian/SOO selectors have accommodated the best five players into the five outside back positions for a long time now but rarely does it involve a half/five eighth being drafted out into those positions and it is more common place for fullbacks to play wing/centre such as Tommy T/Holmes/Hayne etc etc.

    What you and other’s are suggesting is we do it the other way and try and somehow accomodate our halves into outside back positions such Luai/Burton. I’m sorry but it rarely works that way and in the case of Jerome certainly won’t and Burton I just don’t see it.

    If Matt Burton is a better option than Jerome Luai then he get’s the job at 5/8 and Luai starts in NSW Cup. It’s not that hard.
     
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  2. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    I don’t agree Wade Egan was more than worth persevering with and it is disappointing we discarded him so quickly. I don’t get it.
     
  3. franklin2323

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    So if May/Blore become the halves in NSW Cup. Burton fullback does that then make him a FB?
     
  4. franklin2323

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    You on one hand say we struggled.. yet when changes get made they are wrong.

    Hooker was an issue. A better option came up and was taken. Much better then waiting and hoping Egan or Katoa kicked on
     
  5. betcats

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    Burton could play in the centres I think. He has played wing before, he is a natural talent he could likely pull it off. He is a 6 long term though but he could slide out to centres to a run. You are over blowing how hard it is, back rowers do it all the time.

    Egan can’t pass well enough to be a good hooker without a really good running game.
     
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  6. martielang

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    I haven’t seen anyone say that. Ever.
     
  7. Bob

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    From the Dubbo local paper the Daily Liberal
    “Burton, who made a real impact on the wing for Dubbo CYMS in the 2018 Group 11 first grade competition”
    I guess he could play fullback or centre, kid is versatile
     
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    Maybe not said.....but was definitely implied.
     
  9. Crashtest

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    We didn’t discard him. He asked for a release to take up an opportunity at the Warriors, and his request was granted.

    He could of chosen to stay and fight for a bench spot, and learnt from Api while he was here. But instead chose what he thought would be a starting position at the Warriors.

    Unless they get injuries at hooker, he won’t be starting at the warriors, so will probably end up regretting his decision.
     
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  10. Fangs

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    He has played 18 games actually.

    Unless you mean games where he has started.

    EDIT: Sorry I'm blind, thats exactly what you wrote.
     
  11. Fangs

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    Thats correct. It was a very good game too. He was given a simple plan and he executed it very well. However the difference that night was Cleary who had a blinder.

    If Cleary doesn't have a blinder in attack, who will create the points? I have to say Luai.

    Anyway may the best man win. Both look like first graders.
     
  12. franklin2323

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    I think he is a FGer just not sure of where he is better
     
  13. franklin2323

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    The sideways across field won’t work against everyone. I am keen to see what his plan B is
     
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    Can you explain what he'd offer anywhere but the halves? He'd get flogged at fullback just like Moylan does
     
  15. franklin2323

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    he wasn’t too bad at centre. His best game last year was at hooker for Samoa. That fullback I wouldn’t read to much into it. I doubt he had too much practice back there.

    I think this will be the starting side come round 1.

    Edwards
    Mansour
    Naden
    Whare
    To’o
    Luai
    Cleary
    JFH
    Api
    Tamou
    Kikau
    Yeo
    Martin

    Luai on Kikau’s side will be heavily marked (As Burton would be). Yeo and Edwards won’t create. So somehow need to find more attack.

    I see that side able to win the 12 games to make the 8 but not many more. So to me it is a waste having attacking weapons in the lower grades. Find a way to get them in
     
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    By whom. The only one implying stuff is you. Every post I have seen acknowledges that he had a poor year.
     
  17. Dave's mate

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    Been poor the whole time imo. Especially in the backrow
     
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    He's going to have to step up, it will be his fifth year in 1st grade. Plus he has fixed the 2 issues he had last year, an injured toe and James Maloney (apparently)
     
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    I think the side will be

    Edwards
    To’o
    Critta
    Naden
    Mansour
    Burton ( Wouldn’t upgrade if he wasn’t having a great Pre Season)
    Cleary
    Tetevano
    API
    JFH
    Kilau
    Capewell
    Yeo

    Tamou
    Leota
    Martin
    Luai ( Impact player and quicken the speed of the game)
     
  20. Kilkenny

    Kilkenny First Grade

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    Seriously Franklin I don’t get it that you and others don’t get it.

    What is so hard to understand here.

    We have two kids playing off for one position. One will play NRL and the other NSW Cup.

    The decision as to who starts in the 5/8 position is down to Ivan and he is the most qualified person to make that decision.
     

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