The Also Ran XIII

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  1. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    If you're picking a team (based on form) from teams 9-16, what it is?

    1- Tuivasa Sheck
    2- Nofoaluma
    3- Staggs
    4- Hiku
    5- Feldt
    6- Marshall
    7- Fogarty
    8- Haas
    9- Grant
    10- Fotuaika
    11- Fifita
    12- Harris
    13- Arrow
     
  2. Fangs

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    1 - Tuivasa Sheck
    2 - Nofoaluma
    3 - Staggs
    4 - Lomax
    5 - Talau
    6 - Marshall
    7 - Taylor
    8 - Haas
    9 - Grant
    10 - Toiler Tolman
    11 - Sironen
    12 - Frizell
    13 - Big Jake (C)
     
  3. jim_57

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    1. RTS
    2. Nofoaluma
    3. Staggs
    4. Lomax
    5. Thompson
    6. Fogarty
    7. DCE
    8. Fotuaika
    9. Grant
    10. Haas
    11. Fifita
    12. Harris
    13. Taumalolo

    14. Brimson
    15. J Trbojevic
    16. McInnes
    17. Twal
     
  4. Grapple

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    1 - Tuivasa Sheck
    2 - Nofoaluma
    3 - Staggs
    4 - Doueihi
    5 - Tabuai-Fidow
    6 - Fogarty
    7 - DCE
    8 - Haas
    9 - Grant
    10 - Taunoa-Brown
    11 - J. Jackson
    12 - L.Leilua
    13 - T.Harris

    14. Dufty
    15. Taupau
    16. Taumalolo
    17. J. Trbojevic

    Coach: Mary Seibold Kearney-Green.
     
  5. Vee

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    Good thread.
     
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  6. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    I know we've had Covid this season but there seems to be more "off-season" type threads while the comp's been going this year :joy:
     
  7. Bring back John Fifita

    Bring back John Fifita First Grade

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    Id have this with Lomax instead of Hiku, and Trbjjvcjvc at lock.
     
  8. Hutty1986

    Hutty1986 Immortal

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    Lomax instead of Dufty? Freddy's amusing, inexplicable love for the bloke seems to be contagious
     
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  9. THE CHAMP

    THE CHAMP First Grade

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    Pat carrigan should be in there somewhere he’s so hardworking
     
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  10. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    this thread makes sense now IMO. The top 8 is settled and we’re waiting around for the finals

    but always good to get your take
     
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  11. Incorrect

    Incorrect First Grade

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    1. Gutherson
    2. Sivo
    3. Jennings
    4. Blake
    5. Ferguson
    6. Field
    7. Moses
    8. Paulo
    9. Mahoney
    10. RCG
    11. Matterson
    12. Lane
    13. Brown

    14. Stone
    15. Niukore
    16. Evans
    17. Kaufusi

    That's an also ran 17 right there... Only injury keeping Dylan Brown out...
     
  12. 10$ Ferret

    10$ Ferret Juniors

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    How anyone can pick Staggs in anything except the worst team of the year is beyond me.
    Sure he can run around looking wonderful for 5 mins in a game but he is honestly one of the worst players in the game at the moment, Not only can the guy not tackle his positional play is attrocious
     
  13. Different kind of Rabbit

    Different kind of Rabbit Moderator Staff Member

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    I reckon you could pick a best 13 of players from teams 4 to 16 and it still wouldn’t beat any of the top 3 sides. Such is the gulf in talent this year between the top 3 and the rest.
     
  14. The Charlatan

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    Only time you'll see Tigers players with rep honours.
     
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  15. Captain Apollo

    Captain Apollo First Grade

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    Have to agree with you. Staggs defence is so bad, by comparison, he makes Jamie Soward look like the second coming of David Gillespie.
     
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  16. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably reflective of me only really watching the Broncos highlights
     
  17. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    I seriously thought that Taumalolo and Trbojevic have had relatively quiet years
     
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  18. Eelementary

    Eelementary Post Whore

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    Dude - the thread is about "also rans", not "never, ever - haha not in a million years rans"...
     
  19. nick87

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    You give this Raiders team T.Trbojevic at fullback, Latrell at centre and Grant at hooker and i think they'd win the comp.
    You could do the same exercise with the Rabbitohs and Knights... you'd only need 3-5 players to turn those teams into juggernauts

    But ignoring these fanciful hypotheticals, with the teams being what they are, its nearly impossible for me to conjure a way for a team outside the top 3 to win the comp. They're head and shoulders above the others
     
  20. mongoose

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    Feldt has been terrible as well in the few games if watched him.
     

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