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2019 FG Squad...Thoughts...?

Blue&whiteAxe

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Updated Team list for 2019

01. Will Hopoate
02. Christian Crichton
03. New signing / Marcelo Montoya
04. Kerrod Holland
05. Reimis Smith
06. Lachlan Lewis
07. Keiran Foran
08. Aiden Tolman
09. Michael Lichaa
10. Dylan Napa
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Rhyse Martin
13. Josh Jackson

14. Sauaso Sue
15. Danny Fualalo
16. Adam Elliott
17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

18. Ofiki Ogden
19. Reouf Toomaga
20. Jeremy Marshall King
21. Nick Meaney
22. Jack Cogger
23. Chris Smith
24. Nu Brown
25. Tualau
26. Jayden Okenbour
 
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Meaney will start, pissing away anymore time with Hoppa at fb is just stupid.
Nah not too sure about that. Drawing conclusions from the past few interviews with Jacko and hearing from Meaney himself (through members who have spoken with him personally) I think Pay will slowly ease him in over time and Start Hopa for the opening part of the season and replace him if he’s not traveling too well out the back.
 

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Nah not too sure about that. Drawing conclusions from the past few interviews with Jacko and hearing from Meaney himself (through members who have spoken with him personally) I think Pay will slowly ease him in over time and Start Hopa for the opening part of the season and replace him if he’s not traveling too well out the back.
Waste of time. If he hits the level he needs to hit during the off season then he needs to start. Hoppa's acceleration is absolute dog shit and he isn't worth persisting with at fullback because of it. If Hoppa could actually accelerate at a reasonable level and was a little more agile then he would be an elite fullback.
 

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Waste of time. If he hits the level he needs to hit during the off season then he needs to start. Hoppa's acceleration is absolute dog shit and he isn't worth persisting with at fullback because of it. If Hoppa could actually accelerate at a reasonable level and was a little more agile then he would be an elite fullback.
I agree he’s not the quickest FB but I think he has everything else tbh.

Honest question:

1. Do you think he’s a better FB than Mbye?

2. What would you rate him out of 10?

3. Where would you rate him out of the top 16 Fullbacks in the NRL? 1-16.
 

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I agree he’s not the quickest FB but I think he has everything else tbh.

Honest question:

1. Do you think he’s a better FB than Mbye?

2. What would you rate him out of 10?

3. Where would you rate him out of the top 16 Fullbacks in the NRL? 1-16.
Equal, 6, mid range. His acceleration holds him back way too much, so many missed opportunities last season because he just couldn't accelerate into space and was forced to pass or power his way through the defender.
 

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Updated Team list for 2019

01. Will Hopoate
02. Christian Crichton
03. New signing / Marcelo Montoya
04. Kerrod Holland
05. Reimis Smith
06. Lachlan Lewis
07. Keiran Foran
08. Aiden Tolman
09. Michael Lichaa
10. Dylan Napa
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Rhyse Martin
13. Josh Jackson

14. Sauaso Sue
15. Danny Fualalo
16. Adam Elliott
17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

18. Ofiki Ogden
19. Reouf Toomaga
20. Jeremy Marshall King
21. Nick Meaney
22. Jack Cogger
23. Chris Smith
24. Nu Brown
25. Tualau
26. Jayden Okenbour
Good team and will surprise a lot of people. Couple of changes I would make are these.
1) Meaney
3) CHN
11) Ogden
 

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Equal, 6, mid range. His acceleration holds him back way too much, so many missed opportunities last season because he just couldn't accelerate into space and was forced to pass or power his way through the defender.
Yep, safe under the high ball, break tackles, offloads and try creation, they are Hopoate’s strengths. I fancy our prospects with a full season and a pre season coaching of a team playing to those strengths. As Duffy shows every game, there is far more to being a fullback than the simplistic how fast you can run.

If Meaney is good enough then he will force his way into the team, but he has to earn it. Which is what I really like about next seasons group, plenty of competition for positions, no one is really guaranteed a spot.


Go Dogs
 

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1.Meaney
2.Crichton
3.Hopoate
4.C.Smith
5.R.Smith
6.Lewis
7.Foran
8.CNH
9.Brown
10.Napa
11.Jackson
12.Martin
13.RFM

14.Tolman
15.Sue
16.Ogden
17.To’Omaga
 

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1.Meaney
2.Crichton
3.Hopoate
4.C.Smith
5.R.Smith
6.Lewis
7.Foran
8.CNH
9.Brown
10.Napa
11.Jackson
12.Martin
13.RFM

14.Tolman
15.Sue
16.Ogden
17.To’Omaga
Not sure that I’m too fond of that team. We have better players...
 

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01. Nick Meaney
02. Christian Crichton
03. Will Hopaote
04. Kerrod Holland
05. Reimis Smith
06. Lachlan Lewis
07. Keiran Foran
08. RFM
09. M Liccia
10. Sauao Sue
11. CHN
12. Rhyse Martin
13. Josh Jackson

14. Jack Cogger
15. Renouf To'omaga
16. Adam Elliott
17. Danny F
 

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Montoya will be there round 1 guaranteed ... people need to include him somewhere.
I think so too, but then again so will Chrichton. Then when you throw in the hopefull new gun outside back we’ve been trying to recruit for 6 months, who misses out?
 

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I think Pay will go with

Meaney
Crichton
Hoppa
Holland
Smith
Lewis
Cogger
Tolman
Lichaa
Napa
RFM
Jackson
Elliott

Sue
Martin
CHN
JMK
 

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I think so too, but then again so will Chrichton. Then when you throw in the hopefull new gun outside back we’ve been trying to recruit for 6 months, who misses out?
Meaney won't start in first grade.

Backline will be:

1. Hoppa
2. Smith
3. Holland
4. Montoya
5. Crichton
 

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Updated Team list for 2019

01. Will Hopoate
02. Christian Crichton
03. New signing / Marcelo Montoya
04. Kerrod Holland
05. Reimis Smith
06. Lachlan Lewis
07. Keiran Foran
08. Aiden Tolman
09. Michael Lichaa
10. Dylan Napa
11. Corey Harawira-Naera
12. Rhyse Martin
13. Josh Jackson

14. Sauaso Sue
15. Danny Fualalo
16. Adam Elliott
17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

18. Ofahiki Ogden
19. Reouf Toomaga
20. Jeremy Marshall King
21. Marcelo Montoya
22. Nick Meaney
23. Jack Cogger
24. Chris Smith
25. Nu Brown
26. Tualau
27. Jayden Okenbour
 

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Im going with
Hoppa
Montoya first half/ Meany second half( Still raw)
CHN
Holland
Smith
Lewis
Foran
Tolman
Lichaa(Half the season)/JMK (First half in reserve until he's ready to take over)
Napa
JJ
Martin
Elliot
Toomonga
Sue
RFM
Ogden
 
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