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by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 1:50 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Keary won a final last year as the sole half in his team. The played for Australia, and played well. He has been in very good form this year as well. he has a great existing club combination with both Cordner and Mitchell on the left edge. He should really be the first half picked for NSW. Cleary d...
by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Look Cleary at least tried to stamp himself on the game in that period. I believe he dummied & ran a couple of times in the lead up & half got through a gap & got his team going forward & stretched the eels a bit. The try was very lucky & the rest of the game was pure puss but at least he didn't go...
by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6630

Re: Canberra Raiders Origin chances

One of the big factors of having Cotric at right centre is that Trbojevic will presumably slot back in to the wing role once he's back. Considering that the other candidates aren't too flash and that NSW seem keen on including Cotric somewhere, I'd roll with Cotric at centre. I'd hate to see somebod...
by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 8:31 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6630

Re: Canberra Raiders Origin chances

I think I'd rather see 4. Cotric 5. Ferguson over 4. Morris 5. Cotric
by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 167
Views: 6630

Re: Canberra Raiders Origin chances

I've always thought that Fergo tries to do too much at centre. He's much better on the wing where he can just focus on making metres running the ball up.
by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Yeah agree on Cleary, Pat. Far out they went totally OTT about a bog average game. The try was a lucky opportunistic one too but they add to the stats big time. I just checked the Round 11 thread and saw all the comments re: worst game of the year. Hard to disagree. It will be truly hilarious when ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 24, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

gergreg wrote:
May 24, 2019, 6:33 am
Cotric has played one NRL game at centre. I love him as a player but it's a massive risk.

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If he can handle it defensively I don't see it as a huge risk. We'll have a better idea where he's at after this weekend anyway.
by Raiders_Pat
May 23, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Cleary had an average game but by the sound of the commentary team's garbage he's gonna make the cut. Channel 9 were trying to pump him up as much as they could, they had nothing to show so they kept repeating the same highlights... As for Fergo, he started with a bang but his performance seemed to ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 23, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

I'm predicting the backs to be selected will be 1. Tedesco 2. Tupou 3. Mitchell 4. Cotric 5. Addo-Carr 6. Keary 7. Cleary 14. Wighton Turbo In for Tupou when fit I think you're right about Cotric in the centres, just a feeling that's the way it will unfold. To the coaches it makes sense seeing as h...
by Raiders_Pat
May 23, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

I'm not sure he is the best halfback for Queensland though. He hasn't exactly shone at that level. He struggled when the superstars had ownership of the team for sure. But he was outstanding in Game 3 last year. Yeah I'd argue that he wasn't as complete a player during those earlier runs either
by Raiders_Pat
May 23, 2019, 4:51 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

As somebody who was a bit of a Cherry-Evans critic a few years back, I don't think there's any denying these days that he's one of the best halves in the comp and Queensland's best halfback.
by Raiders_Pat
May 23, 2019, 4:49 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

Wiki Special wrote:
May 23, 2019, 4:36 pm
Ponga
Oates
Chambers
Gagai
Feldt
Munster
Cherry-Evans
Papalii
Hunt
McGuire
Kaufusi
Gillett
Arrow

Morgan
Napa
Fifita
Ofahengaue
Yeah that's not a bad way to go about it either. That was almost gonna be my side.
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 10:16 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

My squad 1. Tedesco 2. Ado Carr 3. Mitchell 4. Cotric 5. Ferguson 6. Walker 7. Keary 8. Klemmer 9. Cook 10. McClean 11. Cordner 12. Frizzel 13. Jake T 14. Murray 15. Vaughan 16. Haas 17. Wighton 18. Materson 19. Croker Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I like this side Thanks mate, still felt dirt...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 10:14 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

For those suggesting Granville, I just don't see him being selected. Not only is he quite out of form but he's 30 years old. I think it's much more likely that we see the selectors go with a one-two punch of Hunt and blooding someone like Mahoney off the bench looking to the future, or rotating with...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 10:01 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: QLD Origin team

I find it interesting that it is widely accepted that Morgan will just slot into the centre with no worries. I know he did a decent job in one game a couple of years back but he has had some injuries since then and has surely lost some pace. I hope they do select him and if they do I will be loadin...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 9:57 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Jinxed wrote:
May 22, 2019, 9:46 pm
My squad

1. Tedesco
2. Ado Carr
3. Mitchell
4. Cotric
5. Ferguson
6. Walker
7. Keary
8. Klemmer
9. Cook
10. McClean
11. Cordner
12. Frizzel
13. Jake T

14. Murray
15. Vaughan
16. Haas
17. Wighton
18. Materson
19. Croker



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I like this side
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Well they won’t be giving Cook a ‘breather’ to give a lock a crack at hooker. That's just one way forward, he could just be included as part of the middle rotation. But he gets the job done at hooker, he was good there in those few games for the Roosters when Friend was out. I can cop that my team ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

It's a good ploy to get the maximum out of our available players when we have guys out injured, but at full strength I think players do their best work if they can focus on one position during the course of a game.
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Whatever the answer is, I'm not a fan of the second row shuffling idea just for the sake of giving both Bateman and Tapine time on an edge. I think it was a good idea while Tapine was injured to get Young some time on the field at second row but I'd prefer less positional disruption on the edges at ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 11:56 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: QLD Origin team

I don’t think Granville deserves it at all but I think that’s what will happen. I don’t think Hunt is capable of playing 80 up the guts and I can’t see McGuire playing any dummy half coming back from injury. Qld’s Middle forwards outside of McGuire, Papalii and Napa are too weak to forfeit McGuire’...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

In saying that though I agree that the most likely scenario is one of the two being named in the 17, with Radley the more likely candidate. I think we will see the other make the squad as 18th or 19th man.
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

The way you'd fit them both in the side I named is to play Radley as a second hooker to give Cook a spell and Murray would be included in the middle rotation alongside Haas. But that's not the only way forward either. Last year, Crichton came on mid game at second row with Frizell moving to the midd...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

That is close but I think we’ll see Granville to start at hooker with Hunt playing 50 mins or so from bench. The last 2 reserves will be Cooper or Hess as the backrower and Wallace/Glasby as the middle imo. Fifita probably would be a better pick than the cows backrowers though. Probably but in real...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Not only is Bateman the best man for the middle, he also plays his best football in the middle , and prefers it there, he’s said as much himself. And Tapine and Whitehead both play their best football on the edges and prefer it there. This one isn’t rocket surgery, it’s strange to me that it’s even...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

I reckon that's close. If up to me I'd have Arrow starting. Far better player than McGuire and you want him on the park as much as possible. Options very thin at hooker and I agree that's where Hunt should play. Better hooker than halfback IMO. Fairly solid team and NSW cannot take it lightly. Part...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Re: Queensland Origin team

That is close but I think we’ll see Granville to start at hooker with Hunt playing 50 mins or so from bench. The last 2 reserves will be Cooper or Hess as the backrower and Wallace/Glasby as the middle imo. Fifita probably would be a better pick than the cows backrowers though. Yeah I think it's pr...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

Re: NSW Origin team

Only 1 prop on the bench. I think you're overloaded on utility value there. How do you get Radley and Murray into the game when Trbojevich should play 60+ minutes? If you look at the NSW teams for games 1, 2 and 3 last year, the interchange set up was 14. Prop 15. Lock 16. Second rower 17. Utility....
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 765

Queensland Origin team

Since I did this for the NSW Origin team, I thought it'd only be right to do a QLD version. My team would be:

1. Ponga
2. Oates
3. Morgan
4. Chambers
5. Gagai
6. Munster
7. Cherry-Evans
8. Papalii
9. Hunt
10. Napa
11. Gillett
12. Kaufusi
13. McGuire

14. Mbye
15. Arrow
16. Ofahengaue
17. Fifita/Lowe
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 63
Views: 1369

2019 NSW Origin team

Since there is a lot of talk around Wighton, Croker and Cotric as chances for Origin, I'm interested to hear people's thoughts on their favoured NSW Origin team for Game 1. Mine is as follows: 1. Tedesco 2. Addo-Carr 3. Mitchell 4. Cotric 5. Ferguson 6. Walker 7. Keary 8. Klemmer 9. Cook 10. Vaughan...
by Raiders_Pat
May 22, 2019, 12:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

I don’t know the answer to this long term but I think I’d like Tapine in the middle for the origin period where Papalii is either missing or carrying a heavier workload. Bench is perfect first week and depending how he goes he might be straight in for Papalii the week after which will be against a ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 21, 2019, 9:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

He'd be good, but wouldn't be as good as Bateman in the role of lock. And he wouldn't be as good at lock as second row... whereas Bateman would be just as good, if not more effective for the team. IMO anyway. I agree that of the three, Bateman is best suited to lock. I also think we lose the least ...
by Raiders_Pat
May 21, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
May 21, 2019, 9:38 pm
Tapine has played his best footy for us from the bench by quite a stretch.
I know he didn't start the year in the hottest form but some people seem to have very short memories around here
by Raiders_Pat
May 21, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

I'd have Tapine at second row at least to start with but if he was proving to be a liability there defensively I'd shift him
by Raiders_Pat
May 21, 2019, 9:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Bateman has to be lock. Such an advantage to have him roaming both sides of the ruck in attack and strengthening our middle defence. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Completely agree. That was my reasoning in the other thread too. His work in the middle actually eases the pressure on the fringes.
by Raiders_Pat
May 21, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1349
Views: 112320

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Yeah I don't mind Whitehead to lock. Whether it's Bateman to lock or Whitehead to lock, I think either is a better fit than Tapine, he's got the potential to be one of the best edge players in the game imo