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Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Sultan Pepper, Oct 18, 2023.

  1. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Moses isnt playing this week apparently so he'll get just 1 game.
  2. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I don't see Tualagi as a locked in selection just yet. Tualagi/Cobbo/Holmes fighting it out for 2 spots.
  3. Jake A Pimpkins

    If that, apparently he isn't even running yet (at least as of a day or 2 ago).
  4. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Could say similar of Cobbo tbh...
  5. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Hopgood is probably a certainty too, tbh.
  6. Magic AJ Parker

  7. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

  8. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    And just for the record, after losing an outside back in the first half, of which there were 22 instances, the number of wins is not 6 it's 8. Which makes it 36%, not 27%.

    You also have many a game like the Broncos vs Roosters in which Arthurs goes off after 19 minutes. And yet Brisbane got back to 18-all just after half time. They didnt end up getting flogged because fucken Arthurs went off earlier. They got flogged cause Reynolds tore his bicep. These statistics dont mean shit without relevant context and comparison to other positions. Thats before we even mention the anomalous, high injury rate so far this year.

    Furthermore, NSW have had literally 1 outside back get injured and taken off in the last 6 games - Tom Trbojevic both times and he is clearly made of glass. Qld had both wingers go down in Game 1 last year and still won with 12 men. Had Coates go down after 28 minutes in Game 1, 2022 - still won. Had Cobbo go down in the 2nd minute of Game 3 that series - still won.

    Who gives a shit what some misleading stats in club land suggest? But hey, Im not gonna complain if NSW go into this match with one less forward. One of the starters gets injured and suddenly you're two forwards down on us. Beauty.
    Last edited: May 16, 2024
  9. Magic AJ Parker

    You've asked a very simple question to a complex situation.

    The bench should reflect the needs of the team, to rule out the option of picking an outside back on the bench is ignorant.

    That is all.
  10. Toolman TR Man

    Also Broncos went a man down at 18-all. Says a lot about the game that the two biggest games of late, Broncs Vs Roosters and Storm V Sharks, were both decided by a shit sin binning.
  11. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Obvious solution is just picking Tyrone Peachey on the bench.
  12. Magic AJ Parker

    NSW residents?
  13. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    It won't happen, but this is what I'd pick



    Collins or Mo could start, but I feel they'd have more impact off the bench. Let Jensen get through some work without making any errors and then take a back seat.

    I think Billy will 100% select Nanai unfortunately.
  14. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    1. Dylan Edwards 2. Brian To'o 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Joseph Suaalii 5. Zac Lomax 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nicho Hynes 8. Jake Trbojevic (c) 9. Reece Robson 10. Payne Haas 11. Liam Martin 12. Angus Crichton 13. Cameron McInnes 14. Isaah Yeo 15. Haumole Olakau'atu 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Hudson Young
  15. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    The bench is a bit retarded. Why do you need both Young and Olakau-atu? The latter should be starting with Martin on the bench.

    Kinda makes me laugh that Tedesco has been dropped for Edwards.

    I think Koroisau should've been there.
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  16. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Qld team doesnt get announced til tomorrow but word is Dearden is there, Fifita has been dropped and Cobbo might be on the bench. Hopgood and Jensen may be there too.
  17. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I do not understand the Suuali'i love. He's so meh
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  18. Wilson SB Wilson

    Nothing like 4 backrowers in the team and only 2 genuine props, one of whom averages 20-30 mins a game.

    No in game coverage for any position 1-7.

    Call me crazy but if you had Burton in the centres and Talakai on the bench, with McInnes in the team you have 1-13 covered.
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  19. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Jake T is very overrated too imo. Yardage is mediocre.
  20. Magic AJ Parker

    Lol the only prop on the bench is a bloke who's played 4 games this year and typically averaged no more than 30mins a game off the bench in his career.

    I've no problem with picking Leniu but there's just no world in which he is your only prop on the bench.

    The pack is fucked, there's bugger all go forward but if Haas goes down it's going to be all kind of lols.

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