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by julian87
March 24, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 3 V Knights: Teams and Previews
Replies: 60
Views: 3213

Re: 2019 Rd 3 V Knights: Teams and Previews

I’d like Bateman to start on the edge and then move into the middle after 30 mins or so for Murchie.

Would allow a bigger body up the guts for the initial Klemmer onslaught.
by julian87
March 22, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 702
Views: 16243

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

The only thing that annoyed with the refs is twice. We were just on a roll near zero tackle and they blew the slowing the ruck penalty. I reckon you should be give a play or 2 advantage there but maybe I’m not objective there because that’s Melbourne directly combating Canberra. We are 100% most dan...
by julian87
March 22, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 702
Views: 16243

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Also think Stuart needs to combat teams with a really big, good or massive middle third early doors. I don’t know what that answer is but I think a left field weird option is playin Havili at hooker for maybe the first 15-20 and introducing Hodgo after that. Sounds silly but if we’re going to get ba...
by julian87
March 22, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day
Replies: 702
Views: 16243

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Game Day

Won’t read through this thread because I know how it goes. I think we’re very obviously a strong prop short. Especially with Wightons strong early set carries a thing of the past. This game is no disaster though. A good friend of mine sent a message telling me he wanted to tip Canberra and to convin...
by julian87
March 21, 2019, 8:52 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NRL Round 2 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 105
Views: 2512

Re: 2019 NRL Round 2 - Teams and Game Day

Ravalawa doesn’t look a first grader to me. Seems to lose a lot of contests and not be very aware positionally imo.
by julian87
March 20, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NRL Round 2 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 105
Views: 2512

Re: 2019 NRL Round 2 - Teams and Game Day

-PJ- wrote:
March 20, 2019, 6:21 am
Brendan Elliot given another go !!!

That'll do me..
Have a go at their NSW Cup side. They deadset have no one else.
by julian87
March 18, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 176
Views: 13344

Re: 2019 Rd 2 V Storm: Teams and Previews

I’m keen to see how it goes on a dry track. One big plus for him is he is dangerous with ball in hand and not only will take the tackle but has the ability to muscle his way though when he does unlike a lot of five-eighths in the game presently.
by julian87
March 18, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30766

Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

If our halves continue to perform like that we dont need anyone. I just have a nag that Sezer wants to return to Sydney. It almost sounded like that in some of Sezer's interviews- a vibe that he wanted to prove what he could do this year so he could leave with his head held high. Williams is not a ...
by julian87
March 17, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30766

Re: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done

Having watched most of Wigan’s games this year he has been very, very ordinary.
by julian87
March 17, 2019, 7:20 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22309

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Can’t really criticize any player at all. Probably won’t be mentioned much but I thought Simonsson did a very, very good job. No mistakes, rolled his sleeves up and great finish for the try. I was very worried about him in first grade at this point but his first game he couldn’t have done any better...
by julian87
March 17, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22309

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

That play indicates to me that Hodgson playing some time out of dummy half could be a thing. Gets Havili involved and just adds some creativity wide of the ruck we looks to lack a bit.
by julian87
March 17, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 650
Views: 22309

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Big trouble if Papalii is out. He’s our most important player given the lack of depth in the pack.
by julian87
March 15, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2019 Mounties
Replies: 133
Views: 8672

Re: 2019 Mounties

Grr I hate having players like Williams sit out weekends of footy with games not on the same day.
by julian87
March 15, 2019, 4:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 16886
Views: 613071

Re: The Cricket Thread

Khawaja should have ousted Finch for the wc hopefully.
by julian87
March 14, 2019, 6:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

So it’s actually a furphy that Simonsson played 7s for New Zealand. He played in the ‘b’ team while the top team was at the commonwealth games.
by julian87
March 14, 2019, 6:23 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Makahesi Makatoa signs with Featherstone Rovers
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Makahesi Makatoa

He’s not a bad player. A durable forward that can play middle or on an edge.
by julian87
March 13, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2019
Replies: 896
Views: 74445

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2019

Raiders_Pat wrote:
March 13, 2019, 1:12 pm
Hearing that Luke Bateman is being shopped around. Clearing room for a mid season pick up maybe?
He’d be a pretty good signing for the Dragons imo.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

We will see an absolute barrage of bombs from Ash Taylor with that back 3 in this game.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

I’d be very, very surprised if Dunamis Lui is named ahead of Guler, Hunt, Bateman, Collins or Murchie who all weren’t named there considering he was left out of our trial team and played a Robb massey trial in its place. Ok my bad. I don't believe that trial took place. But he did play the Mounties...
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

Agreed. You get the feeling Sutton is a first teamer but might need 2-4 weeks in isp to get going.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

I’d be very, very surprised if Dunamis Lui is named ahead of Guler, Hunt, Bateman, Collins or Murchie who all weren’t named there considering he was left out of our trial team and played a Robb massey trial in its place.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Wests Tigers 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Liddle bench hooker I’d presume
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Wests Tigers 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1111

Re: Wests Tigers 2019

Josh Reynolds will start the season in reserve grade apparently. Pretty crazy stuff that Marshall and Farah returning to the club land Reynolds in NSW Cup.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Manly Sea Eagles 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: Manly Sea Eagles 2019

Makes sense from both sides there. Bargain basement one year player from Penrith who are short in genuine second row depth. I presume Manly will use that cap spot for an outside back or back up fullback where they are very thin.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

my prediction (numbers might not be completely correct) 1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Nick Cotric 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Michael Oldfield (will drop out due to groin injury) 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Sia Soliola (will start from the bench) 11. ...
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 8:36 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30766

Re: Canberra Raiders sign England Test half George Williams

From what I’ve seen he reminds me a bit of pre break out Luke Keary. Plays down that left hand corridor and is solid without being special.
by julian87
March 12, 2019, 6:22 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders say George Williams deal not done
Replies: 376
Views: 30766

Re: Canberra Raiders sign England Test half George Williams

This bloke can play but he’s not worth huge money.

Wonder if we have signed him if any of our excess players would be interesting to Wigan.
by julian87
March 11, 2019, 7:16 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 16886
Views: 613071

Re: The Cricket Thread

I’ve said this for a while now if we want to win the World Cup we have to roll the dice and keep with handscomb. Carey’s role then goes to a stronger batsman.
by julian87
March 10, 2019, 7:14 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

I think Stuart will pick Simonsson there honestly.
by julian87
March 9, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 517
Views: 34633

Re: 2019 Rd 1 V Titans: Teams and Previews

Absolute ridiculous that one injury means we see Simonsson or Kris out of position on the wing.
by julian87
March 7, 2019, 6:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 30297

Re: Preparing for 2019

greeneyed wrote:
March 7, 2019, 6:12 pm
Fox Sports Lab have us finishing eighth.
I thought they’d have us 16th
by julian87
March 5, 2019, 5:37 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Penrith Panthers 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 5071

Re: Penrith Panthers 2019

LP Raider wrote:
March 5, 2019, 4:43 pm
Time we grew up and stop trying to put blame on people leaking these stories.
Where the acts are consensual including the filming the sharing/leaking of the video is the actual problem here.
by julian87
March 5, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Preparing for 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 30297

Re: Preparing for 2019

The most worrying thing while Rapana is injured is the wing depth imo. One injury has Simonsson, Abbey or Kris there (considering he’d never shift Croker) and I don’t like any of them as first back up. Simonsson May be ok eventually but gee that’d be a roll of the dice having him playing first grad...