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Who should start at prop alongside Josh Papalii in 2020?

Sia Soliola
8
29%
Corey Horsburgh
10
36%
Dunamis Lui
0
No votes
Emre Guler
3
11%
Ryan Sutton
7
25%
 
Total votes: 28

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POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Props

Post by greeneyed » January 14, 2020, 9:28 am

POLL: Strongest 2020 line up: Props

What's your strongest possible 2020 Canberra Raiders line up? That's what were asking the readers of The Greenhouse. We're looking at the "Locks and contenders" for each position in the team in a special series of articles. Some players have clearly locked down their spot but we're looking at all the contenders for places in the Green Machine's top 17. For the more contentious positions, we're supplementing the discussion with a series of polls... and in the third of those polls, we're asking: Who should start at prop alongside Josh Papalii?

Click here to read more: Locks and contenders: Props

You have one choice in this poll and you may change your vote.
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Post by greeneyed » January 14, 2020, 1:05 pm

Four way tie so far!
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Post by -PJ- » January 14, 2020, 1:26 pm

I reckon Redhorse will get a shot here...
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Post by Botman » January 14, 2020, 1:55 pm

I've gone with Guler for a few reasons

1) Ive said this a lot but i think he's got the most potential of those guys, there is a little bit of Paul Vaughan stylistically imo. He's big, fast, mobile and has a nice little offload game.

b) I think he suits starting over impact. He's a guy who's going to win with his motor. Hors is a great impact player, id like to keep him there

iii) Sia wasnt considered for me because i dont think he and Papalii should start together. We need Sia off the bench imo, and it suits him now given the wear and tear on his body. Lui also not considered because.... well he's not in my top 17 players.

- Sutton could be a viable option if he progresses this year at the same rate he did last year, i've got a lot of time for him. Right now, i like him at lock.
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Post by Matt » January 14, 2020, 2:15 pm

Botman wrote:
January 14, 2020, 1:55 pm
I've gone with Guler for a few reasons

1) Ive said this a lot but i think he's got the most potential of those guys, there is a little bit of Paul Vaughan stylistically imo. He's big, fast, mobile and has a nice little offload game.

b) I think he suits starting over impact. He's a guy who's going to win with his motor. Hors is a great impact player, id like to keep him there

iii) Sia wasnt considered for me because i dont think he and Papalii should start together. We need Sia off the bench imo, and it suits him now given the wear and tear on his body. Lui also not considered because.... well he's not in my top 17 players.

- Sutton could be a viable option if he progresses this year at the same rate he did last year, i've got a lot of time for him. Right now, i like him at lock.
I think this is actually a pretty good thought pattern. Though, Ricky pick Guler at the backend of the yr for his impact off the bench over Sutton.
Does this mean Tapine off the bench?
The coaches loooooove Lui. I wouldnt pick him, but they will.

Ive gone Sutton. He needs mins to be effective, as proven by his starts at lock. So starting makes more sense to me. It also gives you more flexibility as to when you interchange Tapine and Papalii if he is out there, as he is a big min man.

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Post by edwahu » January 14, 2020, 2:32 pm

I went Guler as well as it balances best with the rotation.

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Post by zim » January 14, 2020, 3:40 pm

My strongest lineup has our best 2 props starting and that's Papa and Sia.

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Post by simo » January 14, 2020, 5:59 pm

Pretty awesome position to be in when you can make a genuine and positive case for 5 different front rowers to pair papa in the starting side. Competition for spots 😍
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Post by Matt » January 14, 2020, 6:30 pm

simo wrote:
January 14, 2020, 5:59 pm
Pretty awesome position to be in when you can make a genuine and positive case for 5 different front rowers to pair papa in the starting side. Competition for spots 😍
True dat

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Post by Raiders_Pat » January 14, 2020, 7:04 pm

I'm backing Horsburgh. Surprised Sutton is polling well, I personally have Soliola and Guler ahead of him in the pecking order.

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Post by Roger Kenworthy » January 14, 2020, 7:15 pm

I imagine the props will rotate starting spots throughout the season.

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Post by Raiders_Pat » January 14, 2020, 7:36 pm

Roger Kenworthy wrote:
January 14, 2020, 7:15 pm
I imagine the props will rotate starting spots throughout the season.
Agree, although by finals somebody will have cemented their place in the 10 jersey

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Post by Wiki Special » January 14, 2020, 7:40 pm

Sutton for mine. Sia and Horsburgh as impact off the bench.

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Post by Pilz » January 14, 2020, 7:41 pm

zim wrote:
January 14, 2020, 3:40 pm
My strongest lineup has our best 2 props starting and that's Papa and Sia.
This is how I've voted.

This could some of the time also meet the wishes of those who want one of Soliola and Papalii on the field at all times - give Soliola the role Lui had for much of last year. 15 minutes absolutely flat out to start with, then replace Papalii when he takes his first break around the 50 minute mark (just thinking out loud really, not actually sure it's a good idea).

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Post by Ilanraiders » January 14, 2020, 8:23 pm

Papa n Horse - Start
Sia n Guler - Bench
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Post by Raiders_Pat » January 14, 2020, 9:04 pm

Ilanraiders wrote:
January 14, 2020, 8:23 pm
Papa n Horse - Start
Sia n Guler - Bench
that's definitely my preferred lineup too

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Post by -PJ- » January 15, 2020, 6:50 am

Sutton has taken 12 months to acclimatise/find his groove and that's ok.

I'm sure he's having a huge offseason out on the paddock and in the gym.

And he'll be in the mix to start next to Papa no doubt.

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Post by Seiffert82 » January 15, 2020, 7:28 pm

I love Horsburgh's aggression. Doesn't take a backwards step.

The experience of Soliola off the bench for mine, with the likes of Guler or Sutton.

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Post by Ruben Daley » January 15, 2020, 9:00 pm

I went Hors just because I think getting the starting spot is the kind of thing that would propel him to even greater heights.

But happy with any combo.

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