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by Wiki Special
May 26, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 1349
Views: 112345

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Let’s broker a deal with Wigan - Maloney plays out the rest of this year here to help bring Wighton on, and lead us into the finals. At the end of the season we do a direct switch Maloney/G Williams with no transfer fee. we get our target half on schedule Jack gets a Premiership winning mentor we d...
by Wiki Special
May 25, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 607
Views: 14118

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

I hope the boys play at their best today after the hard slog of last week. Our forwards are really standing up - let's hope for more of the same today. And let's hope Hodgson knows where Matt Scott is in the line when he is on the field. He has been a great player but can really be found out in defe...
by Wiki Special
May 23, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 767

Re: Queensland Origin team

edwahu wrote:
May 23, 2019, 6:24 pm
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.
by Wiki Special
May 23, 2019, 4:41 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 64
Views: 1409

Re: NSW Origin team

Tedesco
Cotric
Mitchell
Wighton
Addo-Carr
Keary
Cleary
Klemmer
Cook
Trbojevic
Cordner
Frizell
Murray

Walker
McLean
Vaughan
Sims
by Wiki Special
May 23, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 Queensland Origin team
Replies: 39
Views: 767

Re: Queensland Origin team

Ponga
Oates
Chambers
Gagai
Feldt
Munster
Cherry-Evans
Papalii
Hunt
McGuire
Kaufusi
Gillett
Arrow

Morgan
Napa
Fifita
Ofahengaue
by Wiki Special
May 23, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 11095

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Massive game this week. Stopping McLean, McGuire (who I expect to play) and Taumalolo is essential to victory. Our forwards need only back up last weeks performance and that will go very close to seeing us earn a victory.
by Wiki Special
May 22, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Can someone post a link of him saying he wants to play lock? I thought he said he expected to be playing there or the like, not that he wanted too.
by Wiki Special
May 22, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

It's a great problem to have and when Sutton inevitably plays for England in the next 12 or so months we will have an all International pack.

Pretty clear that I am in the minority but I truly believe Tapine can transition into the middle as successfully as Papa (or pretty close).
by Wiki Special
May 22, 2019, 8:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

Northern Raider wrote:
May 22, 2019, 7:59 am
Given the quality of play from all our back row there's really no wrong answer here. At full strength I still see it as GE suggested.

11 Whitehead
12 Bateman
13 Tapine

Sutton to prop.
GE has Bateman at lock.
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

I remember it the same as 'greeneyed'.
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 9:04 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 I think the coaches probably agree with you. And like someone said above the good thing is there probably isn't a 'wrong' answer.
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 8:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

simo wrote:
May 21, 2019, 8:49 pm
My biggest issue is that i just really dont like tapine next to williams in defence
My reasoning is similar - Whitehead & Bateman have been absolutely enormous defensively on an edge this season. Enormous.
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

Re: 11, 12, 13

I voted Tapine at 13. My pack is;

Papalii
Hodgson
Sutton
Bateman
Whitehead
Tapine
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 11, 12, 13
Replies: 72
Views: 1805

11, 12, 13

It has been discussed in a couple of other topics so I'd like to know the opinion of 'The Greenhouse' on our best backrow configuration when at full strength.

I meant to put 'Other (specify)'.
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 11095

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I reckon Tarps will be used in the middle for 2 games. - off the bench this week to help gain match fitness - starting next week as a Papalii Origin replacement - starting back row rd 13 I think when fully match fit Tapine wears the 13 Jersey going forward. Can't agree with this. I'm all for Tapine...
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 6:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 11095

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Sid wrote:
May 21, 2019, 4:51 pm
I reckon Tarps will be used in the middle for 2 games.
- off the bench this week to help gain match fitness
- starting next week as a Papalii Origin replacement
- starting back row rd 13
I think when fully match fit Tapine wears the 13 Jersey going forward.
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Pick the score
Replies: 25
Views: 500

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Pick the score

Raiders 22
Cowboys 18
FTS Oldfield
by Wiki Special
May 21, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season
Replies: 165
Views: 9695

Re: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season

I know it's a bit early to speculate, but seeing as Cotric will possibly play the rest of the season in the centres, it might be hard to move him back to the wing if he excels there... particularly if he plays Origin there. It might just turn out to be his more natural position too. What happens on...
by Wiki Special
May 20, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Is the general consensus that Croker was a loose carry? I didn't watch a replay.
by Wiki Special
May 20, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Interesting debate, valid points all round. I keep coming back to however, a point which PigRickman always seems to fall back on....upside. Not sure where everything sits with contracts( not that they seem to matter much nowadays), however you'd have to think that both Young and Hors both have a si...
by Wiki Special
May 20, 2019, 12:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

The positive about this debate is that it highlights the fact we are actually very well served in forward depth. This was a concern going into the season for me and most likely plenty of others.
by Wiki Special
May 20, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I honestly have no idea how people have Tarps in the middle and Bateman on the edge. Bateman has proven he plays just as well up the guts and Tapine is CLEARLY an edge player. I disagree. Tapine has played well on an edge, no doubt. But I feel Bateman has been better in attack and defence on an edg...
by Wiki Special
May 20, 2019, 10:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

I honestly have no idea how people have Tarps in the middle and Bateman on the edge. Bateman has proven he plays just as well up the guts and Tapine is CLEARLY an edge player. I disagree. Tapine has played well on an edge, no doubt. But I feel Bateman has been better in attack and defence on an edg...
by Wiki Special
May 20, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Full strength, my forward rotation is;

Hodgson - hooker
Papalii, Lui, Tapine - middles
J. Bateman, Whitehead - edge
Soliola, Sutton, Young, Horsburgh - bench
by Wiki Special
May 19, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

To answer my own question - I have to go with the kids (Horsburgh and Young) in my 17. After last night, it would be their spots to lose. The unlucky one for me would be Havili. No slight on him as a player, just a 'business' decision in favour of the youngsters really. To be honest, I like the back...
by Wiki Special
May 19, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Nick Cotric and Jack Wighton selected for NSW Blues
Replies: 168
Views: 6716

Re: Croker for Blues right centre?

I love Croker and am very glad he is a Raider. But I see no way he gets picked for Origin.
by Wiki Special
May 19, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 627
Views: 17037

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

At full strength which forward do we feel misses out? Obviously Papa, Hodgson, Sia, J. Bateman, Whitehead and Tapine are givens. Lui and Sutton have played great this year. Havili provides value in that he can play hooker. Young and Horsburgh have been outstanding as rookies. Obviously all won't be ...
by Wiki Special
May 19, 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 11095

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Teams and Previews

Would be awesome if Tapine is back next week - anyone know his status? If fit, I'd imagine his first game back to be off the bench. Hudson Young was enormous last night, he went a long way to becoming a permanent fixture in our 17 for as long as he is at our club. He has certainly leapfrogged the li...
by Wiki Special
May 13, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Magic round
Replies: 162
Views: 5982

Re: Magic round

pickles wrote:
May 13, 2019, 11:15 am
Away from a rugby league heartland, it annoyed a lot of people that the Donkeys got an extra home game out of this and rightly so.
Manly were bringing their game against the Broncos to Brisbane again this year anyway so they would have had that game regardless, not because of Magic Round.
by Wiki Special
May 8, 2019, 7:46 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Joey Leilua has successful surgery, but out for the season
Replies: 165
Views: 9695

Re: Joey Leilua out for the year?

Horrible if true. He has been outstanding this year.
by Wiki Special
May 8, 2019, 6:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams
Replies: 553
Views: 47179

Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

It's actually an urban myth that Dobson won the man of Steel. He won the award given by the equivelant of Big League. If you look at the actual Man of Steel winners it's a strong list. The only Aussies to win it in 42 years are Barba, Richards, Hodgson, Lyon, Vowels and Gavin Miller. You'd say only...
by Wiki Special
May 8, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams
Replies: 553
Views: 47179

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly settle three year deal for George Williams

All highlights I have seen he appears mostly to be parked on the left. I'd imagine he will be our right side half next season with Wighton staying left.

To those that have seen plenty of him - does he do much right side attacking?
by Wiki Special
May 8, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Is Jack Wighton finally ready for NSW Blues call up?
Replies: 66
Views: 3006

Re: Is Jack Wighton finally ready for NSW Blues call up?

We're less than 1 month away now so here goes. Players in bold weren't in the 17 for Game III last year 1 James Tedesco 2 Jack Wighton 3 Latrell Mitchell 4 Blake Ferguson 5 Josh Addo-Carr 6 Luke Keary 7 Nathan Cleary 8 David Klemmer 9 Damien Cook 10 Paul Vaughan 11 Boyd Cordner (c) 12 Tyson Frizell...