The Rumours Thread

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by John moz, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer First Grade

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    Again, whilst we're all euphoric at Ramsays success at the 9's, just remember it was the 9's.
    9 min halves, unlimited interchange, players on and off almost after 1m stints.
    There were clube that fielded strong teams, most filled with youngsters like Ramsay. But, none fielded their full NRL 17, just as we didn't.
    Ramsays had 1yr in JF, has not played (to memory) any CC games. So he is yet to play regularly against men. Could he handle it? Imo no. Someone mentioned Dufty, and yes he has played in NRL, but if you all remember during his first "full season" he was fatigued and made mistakes, lacked committment etc.
    A year as a DS player, starting the season in CC, developing his body for contact on a regular basis, would be more beneficial in the long run. If he kills it in CC we always have the 30th spot available up to and including the june 30 deadline.
    He already has a shoulder injury, i wouldn't risk permanent injury by rushing him in.

    I wonder if even he thinks he's ready.
     
  2. denis preston

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    I agree , don't rush him but i also don't want to see bargain buys (and pathway blockers ) filling in the last 2 or 3 places.Better to just promote from within and live with it.
     
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  3. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Nope, Ramsay is the future.

    We should sell Lomax, Vaughan & Hunt to free up some cash for Ramsay.
     
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  4. qld redvee

    qld redvee Juniors

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    club needs to ensure young Cody is signed up watertight for a few years with the chance of a DS contract either 2020 or definitely 21. we need to prepare him properly and if he continues to stand out in lower grades then look at taking him to the next level have him training with the squad and our trainers to improve his size and strength BUT dont let him get held back because theres a roadblock in front - he could be worth a wing spot late in season ( if he was a DS ) or at least throw him some time in CC
    This kid is a keeper and hopefully our future coaching staff have a plan mapped out .
     
  5. Dragonsamy

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    100% correct
     
  6. TomRedVRiver

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    This.

    Two words. Jai Field.
     
  7. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Who?
     
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  8. BIG RIG

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    McInnes out for 6 - 12 weeks
    Dufty out for 4 weeks
    Korbin has not broken his arm - reportedly just bone bruising
     
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  9. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    Easy.

    Hunt to hooker, Lomax to the halves, Aitken to fullback with Williame into centre.
     
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  10. BLM01

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    Oh well. Least Cam won’t get run into the ground for 24 games and have plenty in the tank for our attack on reaching the finals ;) or put his hand up for next years 9’s :rolleyes:
    Hope it’s closer to 6 than 12 though. Geez 12 could be Round 8 Anzac game?
     
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  11. Eatons Hill Dragon

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    On a positive if it is 12 weeks he may not be Coached by McGregor again.
     
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  12. Frank Facer

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    I would move Hunt to hooker and play Norman halfback and Sailor 5/8. That combination would probably provide us with more attack. Luke could give Hunt a rest mid game, if Hunt needs it.
     
  13. Como Connection

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    Run dead until McInnes is back and bye bye Mary.
    CC
     
  14. blacksafake

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    I'd swap Hunt with Aitken.
     
  15. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    This could also have merit..

    Aitken’s strong running form dummy half could be Cook-esque..

    Whilst Hunt can chime in to the backline for attacking plays..

    Not to mention he’s solid under the high ball..
     
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  16. Frank Facer

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    I expect Mary to start with Luke at hooker.
     
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  17. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    What position is Mary starting in?
     
  18. Crush

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    I like this, just worry that Williame is not a centre though, looks more like a 5/8. Could we move Norman to centre?
    A Lomax Williame halves pairing would be leathal
     
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  19. muzby

    muzby Village Idiot Staff Member

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    This is true, although both seem to fit the Barrett mould of 5/8 which could pose a bit of conflict as we need someone to fill that halfback role of an organiser.

    Do we still have Nicholls? I reckon this is his breakout year.
     
  20. Crush

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    I stated this 2 years ago that Nicholls should be our organising half.
    I also stated 9 months ago that Aitken was a natural fullback.
    And I stated ages ago that Norman is best suited to centre.
    I stated all that.
    I did.
    Stated it.
     
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