Tom Dearden

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  1. T-Boon

    T-Boon First Grade

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    What is his deal?

    18 years of age and playing in the legendary Broncos number 7 jersey.

    Is he the next big thing?
     
  2. gUt

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    They will bring him on in the third quarter
     
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  3. dogslife

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    Needs to run the water for 80 mins a game, for 12 weeks, before he's up to grade
     
  4. Lemon Squash

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    The next Brett Seymour
     
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  5. The unknown

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    I don't get the hype

    His highlights look like every other junior "star" that's come through.

    Can't wait for him to run the ball, get tackled and Joey say "there was a lot of Lockyer about that run"
     
  6. blaza88z

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    We don't need a player who can make the highlight reels, we need a guy who can kick long, organize the team and put his body on the line in defense, Milford will make many of highlight reels if he can do that
     
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  7. JamesRustle

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    Is he sporting a toupee?
     
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  8. some11

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    He only needs to be as good as Shane Perry.
     
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    Not with one of the worst 5/8's in the game next to him.
     
  10. Different kind of Rabbit

    Different kind of Rabbit Moderator Staff Member

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    Got a tough assignment first up. I'm sure one S. Burgess will be testing his shoulders all night.
     
  11. The unknown

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    That's fine but there's already expectations that he's the saviour before he's even ran onto the field
     
  12. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    No pressure.
     
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  13. T-Boon

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    This is true and the way RL is.
    I hate it. It is bad sport.
    Highly skilled young halves are like hens teeth and it stinks that they have to be Cleary types (eg big enough to be able to tackle well) to make it to the top, never mind they don't have much skill or entertainment value.
    I would allow halves and hookers to be subbed out of the game in defence so that this targeting does not happen. Big men running at little men is piss weak.
    Imagine the skill level of halves if skill is what rose to the top rather than all rounder'ness.
     
  14. Walt Flanigan

    Walt Flanigan Coach

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    Broncos need a seasoned half who can organise and has good execution.

    We would like to offer you Aiden Sezer or Sam Williams. Hey take both if you like!
     
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    To be fair to him we haven't had a great #7 in a very long time but I get what you're saying, he's playing as a key half in a big club, a lot to be expected against a tear away pack who will be running at him all night
     
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    Admit it guys you only came to this thread cause you want to put him in your SuperCoach team
     
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  17. Different kind of Rabbit

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    No way... Mismatches are what Rugby League is all about.

    Big guys isolating small guys and trying to run over the top of them. Little guys trying to isolate tired big guys and go round them.

    That is the essence of Rugby League.
     
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    https://playnrl.com/framework/pdfprograms/weight-related-competitions/wr-research/

    Go out and enjoy these junior comps and quit complaining.
     
  19. T-Boon

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    I think the essence of RL was established well before total monsters like the Burgess boys became part of the game.
    This aspect of the game you are talking about was reasonable when fatigue was a legit part of the sport but it simply is not any more and really never will be again with full time professionalism, wrestling and sport science the way it is.
    Every time Dearden has to tackle Burgess, think about the mums that just decided their kid is not playing RL.
     
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