Preparing for 2019

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » January 12, 2019, 5:11 am

64 days till Titans.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 3, 2019, 2:04 pm

Stat Attack: Your club's player turnover since 2016

NRL.com crunched the numbers to show the player turnover at all 16 clubs since the 2016 Telstra Premiership season. Of the 461 players that took the field in 2016, only 151 remain at the same club in 2019.That's a 67.2% changeover of personnel.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/03/sta ... ince-2016/

Number of 2016 players still at their club

Storm 13
Raiders, Broncos, Eels, Cowboys, Warriors 12
Panthers 11
Rabbitohs, Roosters 10
Bulldogs, Sea Eagles 9
Dragons, Knights, Sharks, Tigers 8
Titans 5
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Seiffert82 » February 4, 2019, 6:18 am

That's ridiculous.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Sid » February 4, 2019, 8:59 am

that's unreal, I knew there was a high player turnover across all clubs but I wouldn't have thought it was that high! I'm picturing what our side might look like in 2022 with only a third of the current players.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » February 4, 2019, 9:36 am

41 days till Titans.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 4, 2019, 12:08 pm

Soward's Power Rankings: Best halves combinations in 2019
Jamie Soward

The halves carry the hopes of every team's fortunes. They put all the kicks in, throw the final pass a lot of the time and come up with the clutch plays.

14. Aiden Sezer-Jack Wighton (Raiders)
Sezer has to be the man every game with Wighton adjusting to the new halves role. Wighton will run the ball and compete but it won't help if Sezer can't direct the team and close out games. Sam Williams will be champing at the bit at the first sign of trouble with this combination.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/04/jam ... s-in-2019/

I don't rate Soward's views as a pundit, but it is difficult to argue with that ranking. Only the Warriors and Eels ranked worse.
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by mamando » February 4, 2019, 12:30 pm

greeneyed wrote:
February 4, 2019, 12:08 pm
Soward's Power Rankings: Best halves combinations in 2019
Jamie Soward

The halves carry the hopes of every team's fortunes. They put all the kicks in, throw the final pass a lot of the time and come up with the clutch plays.

14. Aiden Sezer-Jack Wighton (Raiders)
Sezer has to be the man every game with Wighton adjusting to the new halves role. Wighton will run the ball and compete but it won't help if Sezer can't direct the team and close out games. Sam Williams will be champing at the bit at the first sign of trouble with this combination.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/04/jam ... s-in-2019/

I don't rate Soward's views as a pundit, but it is difficult to argue with that ranking. Only the Warriors and Eels ranked worse.
I’m amazed that Soward is even able to have a view on anything that isn’t related to himself

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » February 4, 2019, 12:33 pm

Is Soward confirming that Wighton is our 5/8 ?
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by simo » February 4, 2019, 12:35 pm

Did soward say anything about jacks defence?
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by -PJ- » February 4, 2019, 12:50 pm

simo wrote:
February 4, 2019, 12:35 pm
Did soward say anything about jacks defence?
He said his nanna hits harder..
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by simo » February 4, 2019, 1:07 pm

The lurker now reporting we are interested in signing old mrs soward to bolster our front row
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by Gazman » February 5, 2019, 6:11 pm

Look I don’t want to sound too optimistic, but the game last year that Williams got hurt and Sezer had to do everything was probably his best game!

Maybe this is what he needs?

And we don’t really need to score more points, just defend better and Wighton can tackle.

Positionally at FB he has been a liability!


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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 11, 2019, 10:33 am

Canberra Raiders head into 2019 with one of the youngest and least experienced squads in the competition

The Canberra Raiders head into 2019 with the second youngest team in the competition.

Canterbury will go into the new season fielding the most inexperienced side with a 52-game per player average, while their average age has plummeted to 22.8 following the exits of the several key players.

The average age of the Raiders squad is just over 23, and an average game experience per player of around 60 matches. Only the Bulldogs, Sea Eagles and Panthers have less game experience.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/11/sta ... r-in-2019/
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by edwahu » February 11, 2019, 1:00 pm

I think this could be easily deceptive. Players 20-30 in the squad hardly play at all and this maybe doesn't include superleague games either. Our starting side is pretty experienced.

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 12, 2019, 10:57 am

Stat Attack: Rating each club's goal-kicking options

Which clubs have the best goal-kicking depth leading into the 2019 Telstra Premiership season?

1. Panthers

2. Canberra Raiders
Jarrod Croker: 656/808, 81.2%
Aidan Sezer: 179/218, 82.1%
Sam Williams: 25/30, 83.3%

The Raiders are blessed in the area of goal-kicking with an 82% strike rate as a club. Jarrod Croker will be the first-choice option for the Raiders with Sezer and Williams healthy back-up options. Croker is also chasing the record to become the youngest player under 30 to score 2000 points in the game and can do so with a big season in 2019.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/02/12/sta ... your-club/
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Re: Preparing for 2019

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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 15, 2019, 2:57 pm

@ReadingthePlay on Twitter

5.15pm Sydney time Talkin' Sport we take an early look toward Season 2019

Today: Canberra Raiders

Each Mon and Fri we'll look at a team over coming weeks, then dive into our final pre season thoughts as we approach Round 1.

Listen live: http://2smsupernetwork.com/# #TalkinSport #NRL
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Re: Preparing for 2019

Post by greeneyed » February 18, 2019, 5:48 pm

Your NRL club's key player for the 2019 season

Canberra Raiders

Jack Wighton - With Blake Austin gone, the belief is that Ricky Stuart will move Wighton into the halves to partner Aidan Sezer. Whether this happens or he stays at fullback, Wighton is a key attacking weapon for the Raiders. He missed the back end of the 2018 season due to an off-field incident and he'll need to return to his best if the Raiders are to break into the finals. The Raiders have to do a better job of shutting out games when leading late into the second half and the halves need to take control in those situations.

Read more: http://www.espn.com.au/nrl/story/_/id/2 ... -club-2019

The Roar's top 50 NRL players: 50-41... Number 50 Elliott Whitehead: https://www.theroar.com.au/2019/02/18/t ... ers-50-41/
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