Team List NRL 2021 Round 3 - Raiders vs Warriors TEAM LIST

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01 Jan 1970 12:00PM

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matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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Willing to give Sean O'Sullivan a chance, definitely need a better kicking game- wonder whether keeping AK might’ve been hand in hindsight
 
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WellingtonOrca

WellingtonOrca

Anyone disappointed by Sean O'Sullivan over turner probably won't have to wait long anyway if we're being pessimistic with our injury rate this year - Sean O'Sullivan has had something like 3 major knee injuries in as many years.
 
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Yowieman

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Hopefully more of a plan to scoring points than putting up bombs and hoping the other team makes a mistake.
 
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Sup42

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He turns the ball back on the inside well, that will work with some lethality in this team.
 
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Sup42

Sup42

I think he plays straight and direct, do you agree?
Certainly looks like it. He looks average in terms of pace for half rather than below average, without knowing the timing of his injuries and the long term prognoisis perhaps he will at least run at those speeds, which is enough when you have a half with wheels like Kodi.
 
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Gizzyfan

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Certainly looks like it. He looks average in terms of pace for half rather than below average, without knowing the timing of his injuries and the long term prognoisis perhaps he will at least run at those speeds, which is enough when you have a half with wheels like Kodi.

In a Half I am willing to lose out on top end speed, as long as his anticipation and acceleration are good. His passing seems OK and we know he has a boot. As long as he holds together.
 
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wizards rage

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In a Half I am willing to lose out on top end speed, as long as his anticipation and acceleration are good. His passing seems OK and we know he has a boot. As long as he holds together.
Speed is ALMOST irrelevant for an organising half.

Kick accuracy/ depth, organising plays, setting up set plays, passing at the line, etc all rely on timing and brains. You want the players with speed and/or size running off them.
 
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Ever Hopeful

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Speed is ALMOST irrelevant for an organising half.

Kick accuracy/ depth, organising plays, setting up set plays, passing at the line, etc all rely on timing and brains. You want the players with speed and/or size running off them.

I have always agreed with this to a point.

However, Green struggled to get into position to defend, and really stunted our flow with his snail pace last year, which now has me in two minds. If Sean O'Sullivan plays fairly direct he'll be alright. I thought Green's best games last year were when he played tight, kept his passes close to the ruck and ran with the ball instead of treading water and then floating the ball out in slow motion play after play. This of course, would suit Brown's current game plan. The Raiders are pretty bruising though.
 
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I have always agreed with this to a point.

However, Green struggled to get into position to defend, and really stunted our flow with his snail pace last year, which now has me in two minds. If Sean O'Sullivan plays fairly direct he'll be alright. I thought Green's best games last year were when he played tight, kept his passes close to the ruck and ran with the ball instead of treading water and then floating the ball out in slow motion play after play. This of course, would suit Brown's current game plan. The Raiders are pretty bruising though.
He’s only 22, really hope he proves quicker than old man Green.
 
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fizurg

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Speed is ALMOST irrelevant for an organising half.

Kick accuracy/ depth, organising plays, setting up set plays, passing at the line, etc all rely on timing and brains. You want the players with speed and/or size running off them.
My only issue with this is if a half is a dangerous running player they can put the defence in two minds and then play the ball. Players like Green may be able to play the ball well but they tend to be very predictable. It’s what made that right edge of Johnson, Harris, Hiku and Fusitua. The defence couldn’t take an eye off any of them and it led a lot of tries.
 
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BeastMode

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Stacey….. smh 🙏
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He’s only 22, really hope he proves quicker than old man Green.

Geezus, 22?

I would have guessed retirement age if i didnt know who he was.

I wish him all the best this weekend. Hope his defence is up to scratch.
 
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wizards rage

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I have always agreed with this to a point.

However, Green struggled to get into position to defend, and really stunted our flow with his snail pace last year, which now has me in two minds. If Sean O'Sullivan plays fairly direct he'll be alright. I thought Green's best games last year were when he played tight, kept his passes close to the ruck and ran with the ball instead of treading water and then floating the ball out in slow motion play after play. This of course, would suit Brown's current game plan. The Raiders are pretty bruising though.
Greens reactions were shot, his decision making was slow, his kicking was no longer sharp.

There was more than just being a slow runner.
 
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wizards rage

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My only issue with this is if a half is a dangerous running player they can put the defence in two minds and then play the ball. Players like Green may be able to play the ball well but they tend to be very predictable. It’s what made that right edge of Johnson, Harris, Hiku and Fusitua. The defence couldn’t take an eye off any of them and it led a lot of tries.
Ideally you want a half (Sean O'Sullivan) running up with an inside option an outside option and a third option from a cutout pass. If you have them moving as a group, that’s 4 people that the defence has to predict.

Speed definitely helps but get players in motion, passing late at the line, players running good lines off the ball, etc then you get a lethal attack. Short balls, long balls, players wrapping, fullback coming into the line, etc. You need a smart game managing half to build an attacking structure around.
 
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Louim8

In the theme of pumping the tyres up on young Sean O'Sullivan I'll add my 2 cents.

He did a short apprenticeship under Cronk at the Roosters where he became a loud mouthy halfback and picked up a few other things no doubt. Mouthy halves are obviously beneficial for Warriors sides because most of our players on the park need to be told where to go and what to do so tick the box there.

When at the Broncos he trained alongside Nikorima so expect some sort of base combination to start from going into the next 12 weeks.

I've heard he has a decent footy brain but obviously not as physically gifted as most halves in the comp. Still go back to Cronk, not a gifted athlete but a decent Nrl half who used the top 2 inches more than most.

Yep, feeling better about this now. Bring on the Raiders.
12 game winning streak confirmed, thanks, bets placed.
 
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davewjnz

davewjnz

Pretty excited with Bunty in the starting line up and Murch added to the bench.
We haven't seen the best of Katoa yet.
Alot of forward power still waiting to click, gotta be excited about that.
Thanks for the video Sup, Chanel Harris-Tavita' form has been patchy to date probably due to his injury but I'm backing Sean O'Sullivan to do a job once he's settled into the role.
 
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bangbros18

bangbros18

Happy to see S O'Sullivan get a crack but are we expecting more involvement from kodi this week as the senior guy or same shared responsibility as if Chanel Harris-Tavita is playing? Also hope murchie kills it, I love what this guy brings.
 
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