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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » August 31, 2018, 11:25 am

Hey Timbo, Jordan Turner had played over 100fg games for St Helens before arriving in Canberra.

Hes older than Sutton but otherwise same circumstances.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Sid » August 31, 2018, 11:27 am

Fair enough, I haven't seen any of Ryan Sutton tbh.
There is a chance he either starts on the bench instead of Bateman/Guler or he starts with Lui dropping to the bench. I'm just not sure where England B side players rank amongst NRL players..

Also Luke Bateman has already played 70 games at NRL level..
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Timbo » August 31, 2018, 11:43 am

-PJ- wrote:
August 31, 2018, 11:25 am
Hey Timbo, Jordan Turner had played over 100fg games for St Helens before arriving in Canberra.

Hes older than Sutton but otherwise same circumstances.
Turner was also a bloke who played centre in his youth but was transitioning to the pack as he lost pace. He was a jack of all trades when we needed specialists.

Sutton is in his prime. And we've lost three props.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » August 31, 2018, 11:50 am

Timbo wrote:
August 31, 2018, 11:43 am
-PJ- wrote:
August 31, 2018, 11:25 am
Hey Timbo, Jordan Turner had played over 100fg games for St Helens before arriving in Canberra.

Hes older than Sutton but otherwise same circumstances.
Turner was also a bloke who played centre in his youth but was transitioning to the pack as he lost pace. He was a jack of all trades when we needed specialists.

Sutton is in his prime. And we've lost three props.
I hope Ryan Sutton really flourishes when he joins us..I really do.

Now..lets join hands and pray.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by sprintman » August 31, 2018, 12:21 pm

Turner was well past it when he arrived. Dumb decision on both sides

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by edwahu » August 31, 2018, 12:27 pm

I understand Turner basically called up and said he would play for peanuts. I think he wasn't even on a first tier deal.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » August 31, 2018, 12:29 pm

He was 27 and had represented the English Knights which is I'm only guessing a futures squad..

Anyway..enough about that bum.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » August 31, 2018, 5:12 pm

If you’re banned from playing, you can still train yeah?

I mean, this whole time Jacks been off, he’s still alright to train with the squad?

Just a random thought that popped in my head just then


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Preparing for 2019

Post by Danaman137 » August 31, 2018, 7:57 pm

My new 2019 side with the roster as it stands:

1. Cotric
2. Oldfield
3. Croker
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Wighton
7. Sezer
8. Lui
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Papalii

14. Havili
15. Guler
16. J. Bateman
17. Murchie/knight



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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -TW- » August 31, 2018, 8:01 pm

6 Sezer
7 Williams

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Northern Raider » August 31, 2018, 8:45 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
August 31, 2018, 5:12 pm
If you’re banned from playing, you can still train yeah?

I mean, this whole time Jacks been off, he’s still alright to train with the squad?

Just a random thought that popped in my head just then


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I really don’t know on that one
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -TW- » August 31, 2018, 9:14 pm

Asada bans you definitely can't, don't know about NRL ones

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by gergreg » August 31, 2018, 10:08 pm

Hopefully the trainers have been EDIT.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Johno » August 31, 2018, 10:52 pm

edwahu wrote:
August 31, 2018, 12:27 pm
I understand Turner basically called up and said he would play for peanuts. I think he wasn't even on a first tier deal.
We should demand those peanuts back

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » September 1, 2018, 7:21 am

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
August 31, 2018, 5:12 pm
If you’re banned from playing, you can still train yeah?

I mean, this whole time Jacks been off, he’s still alright to train with the squad?

Just a random thought that popped in my head just then


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Dusty » September 1, 2018, 8:08 am

After our final game and with our TPJ dreams spluttering I think this will be our best come Round 1 next year:

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Corker (c)
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Liu
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Sutton
17. Guler

18. Murchie
19. Knight
20. Oldfield
21. Hingano



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2019: 1. Wighton 2. Cotric 3. Croker 4 Leilua 5. Rapana 6. Williams 7. Sezer 8. Sutton 9. Hodgson 10. Papalii 11. Tapine 12. Whitehead 13. J.Bateman ----
14. Havili 15. Soliola 16. Guler 17. Knight/Lui

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Hazza » September 1, 2018, 8:26 am

To be fair to Hingano, he hasn't been given the chance to play in his actual position for us yet. He certainly isn't a 9.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -TW- » September 1, 2018, 9:52 am

He played 6 for Mounties and was awful, granted his confidence was probably shot by that point

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Green eyed Mick » September 1, 2018, 10:40 am

Dusty wrote:
September 1, 2018, 8:08 am
After our final game and with our TPJ dreams spluttering I think this will be our best come Round 1 next year:

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Corker (c)
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Liu
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Sutton
17. Guler

18. Murchie
19. Knight
20. Oldfield
21. Hingano



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We're another quality middle forward away from being competitive IMO and I think that should be our priority.

We could do with a half, but I'd prefer, given what's available a rookie half to bolster our depth over someone who would be expensive and not necessarily a good fit for the club like Norman.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Wiki Special » September 1, 2018, 10:46 am

After watching the Storm last night I have to agree with those that have mentioned Drinkwater. Very, very good prospect. The Storm will likely keep Munster going forward meaning Croft, Drinkwater and Hughes will be battling for two spots. If I'm the Storm I keep Drinkwater and maybe Croft just over Hughes (based on the balance and player types in the rest of the spine). Hughes could potentially be a target too.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -GD- » September 1, 2018, 2:02 pm

Wiki Special wrote:After watching the Storm last night I have to agree with those that have mentioned Drinkwater. Very, very good prospect. The Storm will likely keep Munster going forward meaning Croft, Drinkwater and Hughes will be battling for two spots. If I'm the Storm I keep Drinkwater and maybe Croft just over Hughes (based on the balance and player types in the rest of the spine). Hughes could potentially be a target too.
I’d say Hughes will be their fullback

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Wiki Special » September 1, 2018, 2:28 pm

-GD- wrote:
September 1, 2018, 2:02 pm
Wiki Special wrote:After watching the Storm last night I have to agree with those that have mentioned Drinkwater. Very, very good prospect. The Storm will likely keep Munster going forward meaning Croft, Drinkwater and Hughes will be battling for two spots. If I'm the Storm I keep Drinkwater and maybe Croft just over Hughes (based on the balance and player types in the rest of the spine). Hughes could potentially be a target too.
I’d say Hughes will be their fullback
Yeah, quite possibly mate. No idea how Bellamy rates each prospect but I do feel one of them will become available in the next 12 months. Even if the player is rated 3rd of that trio they are still highly promising.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Johno » September 1, 2018, 7:31 pm

-PJ- wrote:
September 1, 2018, 7:21 am
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
August 31, 2018, 5:12 pm
If you’re banned from playing, you can still train yeah?

I mean, this whole time Jacks been off, he’s still alright to train with the squad?

Just a random thought that popped in my head just then


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by LastRaider » September 2, 2018, 9:12 pm

Wiki Special wrote:
-GD- wrote:
September 1, 2018, 2:02 pm
Wiki Special wrote:After watching the Storm last night I have to agree with those that have mentioned Drinkwater. Very, very good prospect. The Storm will likely keep Munster going forward meaning Croft, Drinkwater and Hughes will be battling for two spots. If I'm the Storm I keep Drinkwater and maybe Croft just over Hughes (based on the balance and player types in the rest of the spine). Hughes could potentially be a target too.
I’d say Hughes will be their fullback
Yeah, quite possibly mate. No idea how Bellamy rates each prospect but I do feel one of them will become available in the next 12 months. Even if the player is rated 3rd of that trio they are still highly promising.
I’ve warmed a lot to Croft. Happy to have him come into the squad my only concern is he would be moving from a team based on structure to us who have no structure.


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by LastRaider » September 2, 2018, 9:14 pm

Green eyed Mick wrote:
Dusty wrote:
September 1, 2018, 8:08 am
After our final game and with our TPJ dreams spluttering I think this will be our best come Round 1 next year:

1. Wighton
2. Cotric
3. Corker (c)
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Williams
8. Liu
9. Hodgson
10. Papalii
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. J. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Sutton
17. Guler

18. Murchie
19. Knight
20. Oldfield
21. Hingano



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We're another quality middle forward away from being competitive IMO and I think that should be our priority.

We could do with a half, but I'd prefer, given what's available a rookie half to bolster our depth over someone who would be expensive and not necessarily a good fit for the club like Norman.
It’s depressing to see but that is what our team will be next year.

We are a half back, 5/8 and 2 front rowers short. Papa won’t be playing prop


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by BigPapa » September 2, 2018, 9:21 pm

Here's the team I'd be putting out if I was in charge for round 1.

1. Cotric
2. Croker
3. Wighton
4. Leilua
5. Rapana
6. Sezer
7. Hingano
8. Papalii
9. Hodgson
10. Sutton
11. Tapine
12. Whitehead
13. Bateman

14. Havili
15. Soliola
16. Guler
17. Murchie/Horsburgh

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Northern Raider » September 3, 2018, 8:51 am

Sorry BP but its going to take a fair old form turnaround to convince me that Hingano is a our future at no7. I know he was playing out of position in 1st grade but he's hardly set the world on fire at the Mounties. Williams is still a far superior option despite being little more than a backup level half. Unless we pick up somebody in the off season it will be Williams/Sezer combo in 2019.

Also think you can forget about Cortric to fullback and Wighton to centre option. Cotric didn't do enough in his stints there to justify (in Sticky's mind at least) shifting Wighton when he returns.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 3, 2018, 8:55 am

Hingano not up to firsts consistently, not at present anyway. I think we might have to wait to see how O’Hagan, maybe Westcott, turn out. Bottom line is we’re short a top line half for 2019.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Beejay » September 3, 2018, 9:26 am

Debating the merits of Sam Williams Vs Hingano sounds a lot like some hooker debates we've had over the years...

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -TW- » September 3, 2018, 10:09 am

Beejay wrote:Debating the merits of Sam Williams Vs Hingano sounds a lot like some hooker debates we've had over the years...
Buttriss v McCrone

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Northern Raider » September 3, 2018, 11:25 am

-TW- wrote:
September 3, 2018, 10:09 am
Beejay wrote:Debating the merits of Sam Williams Vs Hingano sounds a lot like some hooker debates we've had over the years...
Buttriss v McCrone

Good times
Remember when we made the finals with a spine of Buttriss, McCrone, Campo and Milne?

...at least Campo was genuine class before his knees gave out.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Azza » September 3, 2018, 12:11 pm

From memory Milne was in pretty good form that year as well.

Buttriss was a mystery. Could pull out the occasional corker game and then sink back into mediocrity very quickly.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by LP Raider » September 3, 2018, 12:59 pm

Wiki Special wrote:
September 1, 2018, 10:46 am
After watching the Storm last night I have to agree with those that have mentioned Drinkwater. Very, very good prospect. The Storm will likely keep Munster going forward meaning Croft, Drinkwater and Hughes will be battling for two spots. If I'm the Storm I keep Drinkwater and maybe Croft just over Hughes (based on the balance and player types in the rest of the spine). Hughes could potentially be a target too.
Storm have litterly 3-4 backup halves which are better option than our 2.

Our talent scouting is very poor.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by RedRaider » September 3, 2018, 1:29 pm

Preparation for 2019 is going ok. We are well into MAD Monday and no damaging reports on player misbehaviour. Only 6 months til the trials. :woot:

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Sid » September 3, 2018, 2:23 pm

RedRaider wrote:
September 3, 2018, 1:29 pm
Preparation for 2019 is going ok. We are well into MAD Monday and no damaging reports on player misbehaviour. Only 6 months til the trials. :woot:
I said that after 2010 Mad Monday too..
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