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Rugby League NRL RD 11 - Saints v NZWarriors (Away)

Discussion in 'St George-Illawarra Dragons' started by S J, May 16, 2017.

  1. S J

    S J Mod Squad Staff Member

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    Big game - in NZ - Friday night at 6pm.
     
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    NRL Squad for Round 11 v New Zealand Warriors:

    1. Jason Nightingale
    2. Nene Macdonald
    3. Taane Milne
    4. Tim Lafai
    5. Kalifa Faifai Loa
    6. Kurt Mann
    7. Josh McCrone

    8. Russell Packer
    9. Cameron McInnes
    10. Paul Vaughan
    11. Tyson Frizell (c)
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Jack de Belin

    Interchange:

    14. Tariq Sims
    15. Leeson Ah Mau
    16. Hame Sele
    17. Jai Field

    18. Matt Dufty
    19. Siliva Havili
    20. Luciano Leilua
    21. Jacob Host

    Players unavailable:

    Gareth Widdop (knee) – Round 14
    Josh Dugan (cheekbone) – Round 13
    Euan Aitken (hamstring) – indefinite
    Drew Hutchison (knee) – season
    Will Matthews (hip) – indefinite

    Kiti Glymin (shoulder) – indefinite
    Levi Dodd (knee) – season
     
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    Aitken gone for 6-8 weeks - major tear.

    Injury certainly playing a part now.
     
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    Round 11 clash - New Zealand Warriors at FMG Stadium, Waikato on Friday, May 19.
     
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    I'd love to see young Matty Dufty given a run in this game - and Jai Field. Not sure how we'd do it but it could be done.

    Bite the bullet on McCrone - he is not the future - they are !
     
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    How they can argue we are favourites - because of history - when we have perhaps our top 3 attacking players out - is beyond me.

    I know the forwards are more than a match - but the NZW halves are a great pair.
     
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    I'd like to see Field and Dufty play - give them a go.
     
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    and I would like to see Mann on the wing with Nene on the bench, Nona in the halves to but its not likely to happen unfortunately. Both our selections may get a run during the Bye:bag: after which some of our regulars may be fit enough to ask for their spots back rather than have a game in the Cutters first.
    We have some young guys but through either injury or "nerves" wont be ready for the top grade until 2018 by which time unless the Dragons have signed them they could be looking elsewhere
     
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    Mary pulled one out of the box and promoted Fi Fi Loa to the top side.
    The game was looking pretty bland with both side just going from end to end with no flair.
    The Warriors got an easy try with 4 attackers against one wing defender who was the only Dragons player marking his opposite).
    I was very impressed with the Dragons 1st try and just as impressed with their 2nd.
    Not because of the points the tries got us BUT the number of offloads in the tackle that gave our attack spark.
    The Dragons made more draw and commit the tackler offloads in that game than all of 2016.
    Admittedly it was only against the Warriors however it does make our attack look good and what I have been saying our attack has needed it for a long time.

    For the Warriors the game shoulda, coulda been a lot closer BUT too many basic errors and incomplete or missed tackles. The Dragons defence wasn't that brilliant and the Warriors would have made a good game of it without the errors.
     

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