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Tristan Sailor

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by Forbes Creek Dragons, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. blacksafake

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    There’s been rumours of Sailor going to the broncos but surely we’re a better option at the moment. They’re making us look like a real professional club.:rolling_eyes:
     
  2. jak

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    been drinking have we
     
  3. Saint_JimmyG

    Saint_JimmyG First Grade

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    How many times has the halves changed this season (let alone the rest of the “spine)?

    Give it a rest.

    Personally I never would’ve played a Hunt/Clune combo, but it is what it is. Sailor should’ve been there at five-eighth from the start. I’m curious as to why some think Dufty can suddenly become a no. 6?

    Shades of Adam Quinlan.

    Sailor needs to be a high priority in terms of retaining, but I fear he’s already shown his hand by only agreeing to a one year deal last year.
     
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  4. possm

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    Dufty played at 6 during is junior career until he was switched to fullback by Hornby. He has all the skills to make a good five-eighth except for his defensive skills. At fullback, he also has this problem but also becomes very nervous at times taking the high ball. He also can be rag-dolled back across his try-line or side-line when returning a kick.

    Dufty seems to come in and out of the game when playing at fullback. In my opinion, the more he gets his hands on the ball, the more uncertainty he creates to the opposition. With respect to defence, a good coach could set up a situation where he receives assistance just like Bennett did with Soward. Duffty has a very good passing game and used to have a very good kicking game when he played at five-eighth.

    I'm afraid that unless we play Dufty at five-eighth, he will one day find himself in reserve grade or at another club. Now is the right time to test Dufty at five-eighth as our season is over and Norman is being shopped around. Rumors that Sailor is moving on to the Broncos only further justifies the selection of Dufty in the position. The next cab off the rank is Sullivan who will be an able replacement and who from reserve grade, will increasingly keep both Dufty and Clune under pressure to perform.
     
  5. Dragons4me

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    " With respect to defence, a good coach could set up a situation where he receives assistance just like Bennett did with Soward. Duffty has a very good passing game and used to have a very good kicking game when he played at five-eighth".

    Exactly!! In defence, Soward positioned himself next to the wing and had Beau Scott as a protector. Soward wasn't a noted defender but really it's about game day management. For all of Dufty's critics, he's been good in front line attack and his passing to hole runners this year has been a revelation.Assign him a shadow in defence and it would work.

    Excellent post Possum!
     
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  6. Crush

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    Hey Saint Jimmy, welcome back to the forum.
    Remind me, were you a lover or a hater of Dufty? From memory you weren't a fan and often called him just another Adam Quinlan?
    I can't remember but I know that you loved to reference Adam Quinlan a lot.
     
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  7. Dragons4me

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    Apologies for mis-spelling Possm.
     
  8. St Tangles

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    Might see it as an opportunity for consistent top grade

    I'm hearing Tigers are a big chance rather than Broncos
     
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    Fair enough....I hope you are right
     
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