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by Woodgers
June 5, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin I: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 416
Views: 13510

Re: 2019 State of Origin I: Queensland V New South Wales

I tip QLD 1-12. My theory is that NSW is probably the better overall side at the moment. Game 2 is in Perth, Game 3 is in Sydney, the NRL need QLD to win this one to ignite the series a bit. You have Sutton as primary ref whose stats are notoriously home town (particularly at Suncorp). I think QLD ...
by Woodgers
June 5, 2019, 1:38 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 State of Origin I: Queensland V New South Wales
Replies: 416
Views: 13510

Re: 2019 State of Origin I: Queensland V New South Wales

I tip QLD 1-12. My theory is that NSW is probably the better overall side at the moment. Game 2 is in Perth, Game 3 is in Sydney, the NRL need QLD to win this one to ignite the series a bit. You have Sutton as primary ref whose stats are notoriously home town (particularly at Suncorp). I think QLD w...
by Woodgers
May 31, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1079
Views: 46761

Re: Williams or Sezer?

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by Woodgers
May 31, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 18211

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I'm happy with that pack and bench. Confidence reluctantly rising....
by Woodgers
May 29, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 18211

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

I read it as lots of people pencilling it in as a win....but I may have misinterpreted the posts. I addressed the mental attitude comment you speak of in last week's game day thread. Like the refs, it isn't the reason we lose every single time. Not saying we couldn't have been better last week but I...
by Woodgers
May 29, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 18211

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

If they show up with the right attitude I agree. We need Lui to reproduce what he did against the rabbits and we need Soliola and Sutton to pick back up again. I think having Papalii out will make them all lift. Agree 100%, GE. This is why I wouldn’t rush anyone back. We should be able to win this ...
by Woodgers
May 29, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Williams or Sezer?
Replies: 1079
Views: 46761

Re: Williams or Sezer?

10 years later this is just another Herbert V McCrone debate. Both should be moved on, I'd be happy enough with having Hingano as our backup next year on minimum wage. Teams like Manly and Storm have 4th stringers better than these 2, it's rather embarrassing even debating it. :lol: Oh the memories...
by Woodgers
May 28, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 18211

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Ricky has Dean Pay right where he wants him in regards to the smokescreens after teaching him all his tricks. It's the ultimate long game double bluff that will mentally destroy the Bulldogs hardman in the lead up to this clash.
by Woodgers
May 28, 2019, 3:15 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: 2019 NSW Origin team

Just found this video - sure you can make these of most players, but I just wanted to provide examples of what I was referring to: https://www.facebook.com/nrlzerofuksgiven/videos/1474743159252711/?v=1474743159252711 NSW did not need Cronk or Thurston to win more than a single series in that streak...
by Woodgers
May 28, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: 2019 NSW Origin team

Fair enough points. As I said I didn't see him as poor as that for the most part, what I think happened was he did have a few poor or below par games where he wore the brunt of it all even when there were worse performances in blue jumpers. Then it became a thing to basically harp on and on about ho...
by Woodgers
May 28, 2019, 2:21 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: 2019 NSW Origin team

What specifically about the NSW team do you like Rickman?
by Woodgers
May 28, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: 2019 NSW Origin team

I'm happy with the side selected. I thought NSW might be a middle short on the bench as well but I think Freddy wants that mobility and agility in the defence to contain the running games of Ponga and Munster. At the risk of being absolutely slammed I will say i'm disappointed that Pearce was ruled ...
by Woodgers
May 28, 2019, 2:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 299
Views: 18211

Re: 2019 Rd 12 V Bulldogs: Teams and Previews

As I've said before I don't care who Ricky selects in that halves battle but the thought of Sezer coming in and having a big game might even be worth the sanctimonious carry on that will follow.

Maybe, I haven't decided yet.
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 6:50 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17964

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Bad teams blame their best players for lack of success. Once Hodgson went off the park yesterday the only time we looked like we had any idea what we were doing was when Havili was running direct out of hooker What little organisation and structure we have went off the park with Hodgson If Hodgson ...
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17964

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

Hodgson isn't stunting our attack. It's overstated. Even yesterday we created 4 try scoring opportunities with him on the park vs one with Havili, which was just Havili scoring it himself. The previous two games we created enough to win as well. Every week I also read about endless crash balls when...
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17964

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

The other point I forgot to make is every time we lose a match you hear people saying things like 'we just didn't turn up today' or 'our mental attitude lost us that' like teams that turn up and try hard win every game. That isn't the case. We didn't lose that match because our 17 didn't give it eve...
by Woodgers
May 26, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day
Replies: 632
Views: 17964

Re: 2019 Rd 11 V Cowboys: Game Day

I'm absolutely gutted with that loss, but I do think a lot of the comments here and elsewhere are a bit OTT. The biggest issue which Twisted says above is the attack is completely awful and reliant on individual effort. There is no structure to anything and it is opportunistic. We have the chance wi...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: Greg Inglis to enter rehabilitation
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Greg Inglis to enter rehabilitation

Good post Rickman and worth highlighting. The one thing that we might take away here is that there is a high probability that people on The GH are also experiencing poor mental health, and this should be a reminder on how we treat and respond to each other. All the best to GI, a true champion of the...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders Papalii and Wighton named in Kangaroos Merit squad
Replies: 564
Views: 34686

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 somebo...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 130
Views: 3712

Re: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day

Ha ha Gus earning his cool $1m a year with a quick game of heads down, thumbs up. I still wonder if the extent these players are affected is massively embellished to suit the narrative.
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day
Replies: 130
Views: 3712

Re: 2019 NRL Round 11 - Teams and Game Day

Ivan Cleary has managed to try absolve the Penrith debacle this season on the sex tape stuff at the start of the year. Would the players involved in that even have been in 1st grade? I thought May in particular was their back up half. I'm not saying outright that this issue hasn't affected Penrith p...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

I'm pretty much resigned to the fact they'll select Cleary, there is too much noise around this Fittler pact. It's not the end of the world for me, I think Cleary is a decent player but just not playing anywhere near the level required to steer NSW around at the moment. He just wasn't in my preferre...
by Woodgers
May 24, 2019, 8:08 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

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 Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart
Replies: 42
Views: 3430

Re: Canberra Raiders reportedly interested in Wigan Warriors centre Oliver Gildart

Sure why not, the more the **** merrier at this point. You'd have to think the English National Team would be good enough to run top 4 most years in the NRL The Raiders in Stuart's day built a winner on the back of being one of few clubs who actively recruit out of NZ and QLD, two areas of football...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 8:53 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

I agree with Wayne Bennett's comments. It would be crazy to select Cleary/Maloney for Origin. QLDers coming into this thread and saying 'pick Cleary' is like a NSW supporter trying to convince QLDers to select Boyd instead of Ponga. Sent from my SM-G570F using Tapatalk Oooooffff. Fabulous point. Lu...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 12:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders sign Wigan Warriors half George Williams on three year deal
Replies: 811
Views: 66614

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

Yeah im not really concerned by that. It's clear he's been leaving for a while, i think he wanted to be out by now and Wigan dug their heels in... is it great that his response is to just phone it in (if that is indeed what he's been doing)? No. Probably not, but then i dont think he's coming here ...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

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by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 10:43 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

Cleary I can give a bit of leeway to, but he's playing reserve grade standard football and has been all year. The comparison to Inglis isn't apples and apples, you're talking about a young bloke with absolutely shot confidence trying to steer a State team around in the toughest RL environment vs pro...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

I think it’s madness to drop Cleary... he and Keary are our best shot of having a stable halves pairing capable of leading the blues for at least the next 3-4 years. Agreed with you 100%, Boney. But god I hope the nsw selectors agree with the rest of these clowns. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk H...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:24 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 19090

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

100% Pigman. And the best thing about that pack is not only do they have size to match it with anyone, every single one of them is a skilful player that is far, far more capable than just a lump carting a ball up.
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: John Bateman reportedly back two weeks earlier than expected
Replies: 37
Views: 2753

Re: John Bateman reportedly back two weeks earlier than expected

All I know is that in every other job if you continually beat your estimates by weeks to months then your boss eventually tells you to start revising your estimates haha Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Haha yeah you get two cracks at that cherry before the boss pulls you in and like "can you pleas...
by Woodgers
May 23, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 19090

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

England's backrow is better than Australia's. I'm looking forward to the next clash between those 2.
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day
Replies: 628
Views: 19090

Re: 2019 Rd 10 V Rabbitohs: Game Day

Burgess wasn’t complaining. Love his aggression and attitude.
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 4:26 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

I love how you're all dropping Nathan Cleary. It'll be absolutely fantastic if NSW completely change their halves, like they did the last time they won a series. We don't want any advice from a QLDer! There is absolutely no way NSW pick those halves based on their current standard. It's wishful thi...
by Woodgers
May 22, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2019 NSW Origin team
Replies: 78
Views: 2426

Re: NSW Origin team

1. James Tedesco
2. Josh Addo-Carr
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. Jack Wighton
5. Blake Ferguson
6. Cody Walker
7. Luke Keary
8. Paul Vaughan
9. Damien Cook
10. David Klemmer
11. Boyd Cordner
12. Tyson Frizell
13. Jake Trbojevic

14. Victor Radley
15. Cam Murray
16. Payne Haas
17. Jordan McLean