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Team v Manly

Meth

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1- Nicoll-Klokstad
2- Watene-Zelezniak
3- Berry
4- Tuivasa-Sheck
5- Kosi
6- Martin
7- Johnson
8- Fonua-Blake
9- Egan
10- Barnett
11- Ford
12- Capewell
13- Harris

Res- Ale, Walker, Tevaga, Harris-Tavita

Thought about Maiu'u

I basically expect it to be Capewell and Walker for Laban and Afoa.
 
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1- Nicoll-Klokstad
2- Watene-Zelezniak
3- Berry
4- Tuivasa-Sheck
5- Kosi
6- Martin
7- Johnson
8- Fonua-Blake
9- Egan
10- Barnett
11- Ford
12- Capewell
13- Harris

Res- Ale, Walker, Tevaga, Harris-Tavita

Thought about Maiu'u

I basically expect it to be Capewell and Walker for Laban and Afoa.
Kosi was mud in reserve grade
 
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yeah I have it in for Montoya but not sure we have better ready to go
I thought Montoya was good yesterday, I went to the game and noticed he did a lot of off the ball work. Very rangey.
I thought kosi was lazy. Did a couple of dumb plays that everyone was shaking there head at
 

SpaceMonkey

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yeah no matter what your overall opinion of Monty is he ain’t getting dropped this week. He had a good game.


1- Nicoll-Klokstad
2- Watene-Zelezniak
3- Berry
4- Tuivasa-Sheck
5- Montoya
6- Martin
7- Johnson
8- Fonua-Blake
9- Egan
10- Barnett
11- Ford
12- Capewell
13- Harris

Res- Ale, Walker, Tevaga, Harris-Tavita

Niukore for Tevaga if he’s fit.

if DWZ isn’t fit Pompey gets another run at centre with RTS to the wing
 

ozenzud

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RTS was very average on the wing in the first half. Terrible defence and lack of involvement. A good team will exploit his defence big time. Manly are a good team. He did get better in second half, but not sure if that was just souffs were worse.
 
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Meth

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Credit to Jackson Ford. He had a good game against the Knights and I was basically expecting him to revert to type against Manly. He's bounced back with another good game. If he keeps heading in this direction, I'll happily soften on him.
 
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Huge waste playing him on the wing
Not a complete waste. We required RTS's speed on the wing. onenzud assessment of RTS bad defensive reads is acknowledged. I attribute it to Rog simply needing time to readjust to the winger role. Webby positioned RTS there to compensate for our lack of speed out wide without DWZ. While I appreciate Pompey, he isn't the fastest option in our squad; rather, he possesses a larger physique and has Webster's support as a defensive centre. Once DWZ returns, RTS will move back to centre where he can further his development.
 
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What I want:

01. CNK
02. DWZ
03: Rocco
04: RTS
05: Monty
06: TMM
07: SJ
08: AFB
09: Egan
10: Barnett
11. Ford
12. Capewell
13. Tohu

14. CHT
15. Afoa
16. Ale
17. Niukore

What we will probably get due to current/possible injuries:

01. CNK
02. RTS
03: Rocco
04: Pompey
05: Monty
06: TMM
07: CHT
08: AFB
09: Egan
10: Afoa
11: Ford
12: Barnett
13: Tohu

14: Tevaga
15: Mau'u (Debut)
16: Ale
17: Laban
 
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RTS was very average on the wing in the first half. Terrible defence and lack of involvement. A good team will exploit his defence big time. Manly are a good team. He did get better in second half, but not sure if that was just souffs were worse.

Put it down to not playing wing for some time. And on a couple of occasions he was outflanked only because he followed his centre in, as he should. So it'd be worth looking further infield to see where the mismatch occurred.

Regardless though, if he has to play there again, he'll improve. If anyone is going to spend the week picking apart every decision he could've made differently, it'll be him.
 
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Any word on Bunty's hamstring?
I overlooked Afoa's injury damn it. Re-assessed my team below.

01: CNK
02: RTS/DWZ (If DWZ is still injured)
03: Rocco
04: Pompey/RTS (If DWZ is still injured)
05: Monty
06: TMM
07: SJ
08: AFB
09: Egan
10: Barnett
11: Ford
12: Capewell/Laban (If Capewell is still injured Laban gets a starting spot)
13: Tohu

14: CHT
15: Tevaga/Afoa (If Afoa is still injured)
16: Ale
17: Laban/Maiu'u (Zyon debuts if Capewell is injured. Laban prompted to starting)

18: Leiataua

Possibly recovered or able to play: Capewell
Confirmed Injuries: Metcalf, Niukore, DWZ
Unknown: Afoa
 

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