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Who is our back-up goalkicker?

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Ranking every club's goal-kicking stocks

5. Canberra Raiders
Jarrod Croker: 744/929, 80.1%
Sam Williams: 25/30, 83.3%
Last season the Raiders had a back-up kicker with a career percentage over 80%. This year with Aidan Sezer gone, there is no player in Canberra's best 17 who has ever kicked a goal other than captain Croker. Williams has never kicked other than a short stint in 2018 and will not be in the starting side unless one of the other halves is injured. Croker took every kick for the Green Machine in 2019 but had a down year by his standards, landing just under 74% – the fourth-worst overall percentage of the 16 clubs, which is why the Raiders are ranked below the Sea Eagles and Eels.

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Off season clickbait article but raises a good point - who is our back-up?

Wouldn't surprise me if Bailey kicks. Dunno why I think that but his name was the first to pop into my head
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Bailey and Cotric have both been doing kicking practice with Toots and Sammy.


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Elliott has been giving it a go too
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George Williams has kicked too, though not regularly.
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Danaman137 wrote: February 2, 2020, 4:19 pm Bailey and Cotric have both been doing kicking practice with Toots and Sammy.


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I can’t imagibe Cotric kicking goals. Simonsson makes sense though.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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I think jack could kick but Ricky won't add anymore pressure on him- and rightly so
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julian87 wrote: February 2, 2020, 5:13 pm
Danaman137 wrote: February 2, 2020, 4:19 pm Bailey and Cotric have both been doing kicking practice with Toots and Sammy.


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I can’t imagibe Cotric kicking goals. Simonsson makes sense though.
Yeah he his style of play is very ... for lack of a better way phrasing it... stiff and physical. I dont know why but i cant see Cotric with a fluid kicking motion :lol:

Simo and Georgey Boy should be putting in an extra 10-20 per day, one of those guys strikes me as the sort of guy who could do it.
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Curtis scott allegedly has a kick in him
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Only if we cuff and taser him first, and he plays drunk..
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-PJ- wrote: February 2, 2020, 7:48 pm Only if we cuff and taser him first, and he plays drunk..
...allegedly
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-PJ- wrote: February 2, 2020, 7:48 pm Only if we cuff and taser him first, and he plays drunk..
...allegedly
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Northern Raider wrote: February 3, 2020, 11:01 am
-PJ- wrote: February 2, 2020, 7:48 pm Only if we cuff and taser him first, and he plays drunk..
...allegedly
Of course.
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Northern Raider wrote: February 3, 2020, 11:01 am
-PJ- wrote: February 2, 2020, 7:48 pm Only if we cuff and taser him first, and he plays drunk..
...allegedly
Of course.
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-PJ- wrote: February 2, 2020, 7:48 pm Only if we cuff and taser him first, and he plays drunk..
Every kicker has their own process.

It will be great fun watching him get it all done inside the shot clock.
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Just a hunch, no evidence, but I suspect the klok might go alright too.
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Simonsson is a 21 year old very skillful (from what I’ve seen incredibly natural in terms of coordination etc) winger trying to make his way. It adds another string to his bow.

Unless he straight up stinks at kicking it makes all the sense in the world. Putting it on George Williams who’s trying to overcome the hoodoo of English halves being no good makes no sense imo.

.......has Rapana cracked the Panasonic side yet? I’m starting to half wonder what the NRL could do if it ended a failed venture.
well, I guess you could say that I'm buy curious.
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julian87 wrote: .......has Rapana cracked the Panasonic side yet? I’m starting to half wonder what the NRL could do if it ended a failed venture.
That’s a good point when you consider NFL failed ventures
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Botman wrote:
julian87 wrote: February 2, 2020, 5:13 pm
Danaman137 wrote: February 2, 2020, 4:19 pm Bailey and Cotric have both been doing kicking practice with Toots and Sammy.


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I can’t imagibe Cotric kicking goals. Simonsson makes sense though.
Yeah he his style of play is very ... for lack of a better way phrasing it... stiff and physical. I dont know why but i cant see Cotric with a fluid kicking motion :lol:

Simo and Georgey Boy should be putting in an extra 10-20 per day, one of those guys strikes me as the sort of guy who could do it.
Yeah Cotric strikes me as a bit of a toe poker.
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From memory at one point last year Cotric, Rapana and Williams has a goal-kick off to see who was back up back up kicker. Williams won, but Cotric must at least be in the mix. It doesn’t give much of an idea of where Simmonsen or G Willy are in the mix now though
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I can only assume the order is Croker, George, and then Sam in the case George is out.
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Cotric still a smokey.

Believe it or not I taught him PE and was a pretty smooth natural athlete, even at touch games like basketball, lacrosse etc but he grew up playing a lot of soccer which he was outstanding at too. He can kick.

He was built like the proverbial even then so there hasn't been a change of physique really since he was 16.

He's not the type to push too hard for it so if G Willy has kicked at all and wants to claim some ownership, he'll get it.
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Looks like George only kicked at 64% in the main SL season he had the tee (2017), so if Cotric or Simonsson can kick, bring them on.
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Half the fun of the last couple of years has been "Oh no! Our top goalkicker can't kick! Who will we give it to? Oh yeah...another guy who kicks around 80%. HAHA SURPRISE SUCKERS."

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Yeah bring raps back in place of curtis "alleged" scott
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