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

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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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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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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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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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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.
 
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.
 
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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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.
 

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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