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2019 FG Squad...Thoughts...?

EB18

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1. Meaney
2. Oknbor
3. Hoppa/Montoya
4. Holland (gk)
5. Smith
6. Lewis
7. Foran
8. Tolman
9. Lichaa
10. Napa
11. CHN
12. RFM
13 Jackson (c)

14. JMK
15. Elliot
16. Sue
17. Faulolo

reverses martin, renouf, ogden, c.smith, cricton, cogger, wakeham etc
 

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First Grade

1.Meaney
2. Chrichton
3. Hoppa
4. Holland
5. Smith
6. Foran
7. Lewis
8. Tolman
9. JMK
10. Napa
11. Martin
12. CHN
13. Jackson (C)

14. Brown
15. Toomaga
16. Ogden
17. RFM

ISP

1. Cerutto
2. Montoya
3. Harper
4. Olive
5. Okunbor
6. Cogger
7. Wakeham
8. Tualau
9. Lichaa
10. Fualalo
11. C.Smith
12. Sauaso Sue
13. Elliot (C)

14. ?
15. Zac Sadler
16. Kayne Kalache
17.

This is pretty close to what I think Pay will go with. Both squads pretty similar, bar 5 or so players we are a club of reserve graders. I think a few of them will surprise us though.
 

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1. Hopoate
2. Crichton
3. CHN
4. Holland
5. Smith
6. Foran
7. Lewis
8. Tolman
9. Lichaa
10. Napa
11. Martin
12. Elliot
13. Jackson (C)

14. JMK
15. To'amaga
16. Ogden
17. RFM

I like the idea of Crickton and CHN on the left side, plenty of muscle there, tackle breaks on offer.
Meaney has to earn his spot with his attitude, training and stepping up when required.
JMK on the bench for his versatility, plus I want to see how the team goes with him in lieu of Lichaa
15 to 17 could be any combination including Tualau, Smith, Sue.
So many options there, the competition for spots is going to be intense.

Go Dogs
 

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1: Meaney
2: Holland
3: Hopoate
4: CHN
5: Smith
6: Foran (Yuck!)
7: Lewis
8: Tolman
9: ??? Not Lichaa. JMK and Nu can't start
10: Napa
11: RFM
12: Martin
13: Jackson

14: JMK
15: Elliott
16: Sue
17: Ogden/Renouf
 

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1. Meany
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3. Smith
4. Holland/Montoya
5. Crighton/Montoya
6. Lewis
7. Foran
8. Tolman
9. JMK
10. Napa
11. Jackson
12. RFM
13. Elliot

14. To'amaga
15. Sue
16. Fualalo
17. CHN
 

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I really wouldn't be surprised at all if we see Tui Katoa cement a wing spot by the end of the season.

He looked better the Harper until he did his knee in ISP. He has a huge amount of potential.
 

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1. Hopoate
2. Meaney ( ease him in to fullback from the wing)
3. CHN
4. Holland (GK option 2)
5. Smith
6. Foran (VC that if can play full game without injury )
7. Lewis
8. Tolman
9. Lichaa
10. Napa
11. Martin (GK option 1)
12. RFM
13. Jackson (C)

14. Sue
15. To'amaga
16. Ogden
17. Elliot

Even swap chn with Martin at centre
 

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1. Meaney
2. Smith
3. Holland
4. Hoppa
5. Crighton
6. Foran
7. Lewis
8. Toleman
9. Nu Brown
10. Napa
11. Martin (GK)
12. CHN
13. Jackson

14. Sue
15. RFM
16. Toomaga
17. Fualalo

Elliot definitely improved 2nd half of the year, I just think he might have dropped down the pecking order in the forwards, back rowers that is. I would be rotating Sue with Jackson at lock. Elliot 18th man or Odgen.
 

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Can we steal Brandon smith from storm for 9, being stuck behind cam for another 2 years after already playing for nz signed till 2021 but stuck in a shadow might ask for release
 

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Weak squad
On paper if I’m wrong we might scrape into the 8 if I’m right we will battle for the spoon
 

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1. Meaney
2. Smith
3. Holland
4. Hoppa
5. Crighton
6. Foran
7. Lewis
8. Toleman
9. Nu Brown
10. Napa
11. Martin (GK)
12. CHN
13. Jackson

14. Sue
15. RFM
16. Toomaga
17. Fualalo

Elliot definitely improved 2nd half of the year, I just think he might have dropped down the pecking order in the forwards, back rowers that is. I would be rotating Sue with Jackson at lock. Elliot 18th man or Odgen.
There’s no way Elliott won’t be in the team he’s in the leadership group and you always hear Pay give him a wrap. Going off Martin being put back into ISP for the finals I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts off there.
 

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There’s no way Elliott won’t be in the team he’s in the leadership group and you always hear Pay give him a wrap. Going off Martin being put back into ISP for the finals I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts off there.
No doubt Elliot will be in the 17 unless injuries. I just think all our locks/back rowers in RFM, CHN, Sue, Jackson, Martin offers a bit more than Elliot. I’m happy with how Elliot finished the year but he always does that. Starts horribly then finishes strong. This team is more of me just doing what I think, I know it will be different.
 
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Going off Martin being put back into ISP for the finals I wouldn’t be surprised if he starts off there.
What ............... he wasn't "put back", he ran on for a few seconds to qualify for the finals. Then played in the finals with the guys he played with earlier in the year. Team spirit on display.

Go Dogs
 

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What ............... he wasn't "put back", he ran on for a few seconds to qualify for the finals. Then played in the finals with the guys he played with earlier in the year. Team spirit on display.

Go Dogs
Maybe but they didn’t put Lewis and Smith back when they could have too.
 
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