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by PigRickman
June 18, 2019, 11:33 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews
Replies: 70
Views: 4095

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

An injury to 1 Hooker and we need to get dispensation from the NRL. How did this occur? If I was the NRL i would say sorry but that that is poor management. I thought Starling was brought in as 30th player. At the time of the dispensation, i think we had 10 players from our top 30 out, and needed t...
by PigRickman
June 18, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 795
Views: 21666

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

greeneyed wrote:
June 17, 2019, 9:53 pm
Finchy wrote:
June 17, 2019, 9:43 pm
Well, the referees and the NRL seem to think it was fair game.
And they’re wrong. /quote]

No, on this occasion and like many occasions regarding the officials. You're the one who's wrong, old friend.
by PigRickman
June 18, 2019, 10:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 795
Views: 21666

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

:lol:
Bookies are actually **** incredible in how they can often they can accurately predict something with as wild variances as sports

these **** could probably cure cancer if they used their brain power for good instead of evil
by PigRickman
June 18, 2019, 7:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews
Replies: 70
Views: 4095

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

If Cotric is out: CNK, Simmonsen, Croker, Kris, Rapana Simple. You have Kris in front of Oldbeard? At centre, I do Also I’m a known ageist and prefer to go with a kid whose potential is significantly higher than Oldbeard But that’s just for me, and I understand why people would have it reversed
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 9:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 795
Views: 21666

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

The contact was minimal and incidental, it didnt warrant a penalty.
Unless you want to go down the path of any contact, however minor with the head, in any circumstance, is a penalty... in which case we'll have a penalty every single set of the game.
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

If he hit's Moylan we have Wighton, Croker, Simmonson and Whitehead rallying to the football, and 2 of the 3 sharks players in front of where Moylan would have received the footy, with Sia, Havilii and it looks like JB lurking on the inside as cover. That's 7 players! haha. What in the **** could Mo...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I completely disagree, did you watch any of the 4 point losses last year? Almost every loss was due to someone breaking out of the defensive line going for that exact play. He got lucky, last year opp teams were just holding the ball up, waited and past behind the players back Sent from my iPhone u...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Im watching the play again right now... he doesnt even rush out of the line BTW. Jack Wighton comes out hardest, Croker follows him in and at the time Townsend had to make a play, he is turned sideways playing both the pass and kick... this madness Im convinced you havent seen the play at all. This ...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews
Replies: 70
Views: 4095

Re: 2019 Rd 15 V Eels: Teams and Previews

If Cotric is out:

CNK, Simmonsen, Croker, Kris, Rapana

Simple.
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

We have the second best defence in the league, are in the top four, Croker has scored nearly half our team's total points and is our top try scorer, and has come up with some clutch plays to win a few of our matches this year (be it intercepts, goal kicks, one-on-one strips, etc). He's not as big a...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 795
Views: 21666

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

If someone is on the ground they are NOT fair game. Yes, they are. By rule. The tackle had not been completed, just as Sezer at that point had a right to get up and run, or throw a pass, Fifita has a right to finish the tackle Fifita's forearm lightly brushing Sezer's head in the course of his comp...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Dunno, ask Freddie. All I know is he lifted another level when he was picked at centre. Take a wild guess then. Please take note of the hint I provided. Another hint. Cotric got picked on the wing, not centre. This is despite NSW needing a right centre to replace James Roberts. Ok. Cause the bloke’...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

No, Kris and Oldfield are good backups. Simonnson’s proving himself to be a very astute purchase and at 21 years of age, having spent the majority of his recent years playing a different rugby code, he’s someone I’d be backing. Hasn’t looked out of place at all. CNK I can somewhat agree with. Yes h...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 7:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I agree with GE I’ve got Latrell way out in front, with Beej, Chambers probably next up, and Manu, Croker, Morris, Jennings all sort of pumped in together and I wouldn’t argue too much either way on those and where they rank probably comes down to form at the time of the rankings Chambers gets the n...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day
Replies: 795
Views: 21666

Re: 2019 Rd 14 V Sharks: Game Day

i had no problem with the Fifita tackle, and even less issues his follow up effort
You guys are **** nuts.
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 7:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

i mean even Cotric, he's had about 2 games there, i love the guy to death but is he a better centre right now than Croker? I dont think so. As for the risks of losing Rapana, there is no reason to fear that, we should have no problems retaining him, if he's not retained it will be because the club f...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 7:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Even if i give you all of those, every single one... and i would argue VERY Strongly against Marsters who is just OK, and Hopoate who's been trash since he returned from his mission... With time he could be but he isnt now... that's 8 names... of 32. That's sure as **** doesnt feel like someone that...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 6:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

exactly. the idea that we cant fit everyone in is a total fallacy and a red herring.
Our best backline is CNK, Cotric, Croker, Beej, Rapana... we dont need to change anything on that front.
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 6:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I can see why NSW has not selected Croker. They have generally gone for a different sort of player (big, power runners), and he has had defensive issues at times, but these are seriously overstated. His form just prior to Origin I wasn’t great this year either. However, to suggest he’s not amongst ...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I can see why NSW has not selected Croker. They have generally gone for a different sort of player (big, power runners), and he has had defensive issues at times, but these are seriously overstated. His form just prior to Origin I wasn’t great this year either. However, to suggest he’s not amongst ...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Piggy is pulling out the least worst argument again - it doesn’t matter if our centre struggles so long as we can point to others he is better than... I guess I have my views on Croker others have theirs... if only there was someone independent who knows rugby league who could settle the argument l...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 4:53 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Piggy is pulling out the least worst argument again - it doesn’t matter if our centre struggles so long as we can point to others he is better than... I guess I have my views on Croker others have theirs... if only there was someone independent who knows rugby league who could settle the argument l...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 3:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I have him in the middle of the pack of centres across the NRL... Granted this list is from a few weeks ago, provided by Julian... The centers in the NRL last week were: Jennings, Hoffman, Whare, Blake, Walker, Parker, Arthars, Kelly, Hunt, Ramien, Tupou, Mitchell, Croker, Cotric, O’Neill, Opacic, ...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Sid wrote:
June 17, 2019, 3:45 pm
And the Blues have a 37% winning record in that time period.. they could do with a player that has a 47% win record
:roflmao
Another ball for poor billy boy to pick from his net
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

Papa would need to play many more seasons to catch Croker’s loss record of 128 games. Croker has a good 30 game loss lead on him. Can anyone point to a Raider who has captained or played in more losses than JC? My point is if you hang around a long time you do rack up lots of personal records but t...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

NR - people like to laud Croker’s indivudual records and what he does for the club. He has been playing 1st grade since 2009 and has been captain for most that time. He has a win record of slightly over 47%. Over 10 years when the raiders have run out with him in the team usually as skipper we have...
by PigRickman
June 17, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I guess Jack being picked at centre for NSW blows away the conspiracy theory there is some sort of bias against the Raiders keeping Croker out of Origin. The state selectors pulled a guy out of Origin retirement ahead of him for game 1 then picks his team mate out of position for game 2. Hmmmm do y...
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 444
Views: 24862

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Tommy T is the least of the concerns. He's talented enough that he should cope. Really? Morris and Latrell are both genuine centres, yet neither defended well in game one. Latrell was instrumental in QLD winning with his horror reads, but he should’ve been given the chance to redeem himself for obv...
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 444
Views: 24862

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Kiwi, i might pick you before i'd pick Saifiti. Though your eligibility might be questionable based on user name, but then, Jimmy Tamou is an Origin player. Eligibility would be the least of my concerns, at 65kg I'm a little worried at squaring up against Josh Papalii but the positive is I'd likely...
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 8:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 444
Views: 24862

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Tommy T is the least of the concerns. He's talented enough that he should cope.
The pack is an out and out disaster though, when Papalii comes back on for his second stint, he's going to dominate imo
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 8:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 444
Views: 24862

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Kiwi, i might pick you before i'd pick Saifiti.
Though your eligibility might be questionable based on user name, but then, Jimmy Tamou is an Origin player.
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 8:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

There is absolutely no one saying Croker is a world beating centre on the level of Latrell MItchell or something. Literally no one. What people have said, and has been backed up by the list julian provided, is that Croker is comfortably in the top third of centres in this league. There is more peopl...
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Jarrod Croker
Replies: 369
Views: 11933

Re: Jarrod Croker

I guess Jack being picked at centre for NSW blows away the conspiracy theory there is some sort of bias against the Raiders keeping Croker out of Origin. The state selectors pulled a guy out of Origin retirement ahead of him for game 1 then picks his team mate out of position for game 2. Hmmmm do y...
by PigRickman
June 16, 2019, 7:35 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II
Replies: 444
Views: 24862

Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Yeah i agree with that
Jake T is going to see a lot of time at #8-10 and i dont think that's great

The Wade Graham selection puzzled me too.