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Predicted Dogs Team for R3

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  1. vegny

    vegny Kennel Regular

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    Predicted team for r3 by foxsports yesterday. Apart from chris smith, which i read somewhere else today is still 6 weeks away from returning to full training, this is close to what we have.

    CANTERBURY BULLDOGS

    1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Reimis Smith 4. Will Hopoate 5. Christian Crichton 6. Brandon Wakeham 7. Kieran Foran 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Dean Britt 13. Adam Elliott 14. Chris Smith 15. Renouf To’omaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Jake Averillo

    Analysis: The big in for the Bulldogs is chief playmaker Kieran Foran who is a high chance of returning. The 29-year-old faced missing the entire season when he had surgery but all reports prior to the season shutdown said he was ahead of schedule. Considering Lachlan Lewis was benched in their last outing, Dean Pay is likely to stick with young gun Brandon Wakeham to partner Foran in the halves. Chris Smith is also expected to return from a knee injury, while Joe Stimson is possibly ruled out for the season after shoulder surgery.
     
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  2. _G-Dog_

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    How can they forget Montoya..
     
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  3. Delta

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    Really don't see the point of Christian Crichton... everyone knows what he is capable of and he doesn't appear to have much potential. Reimis Smith is a winger and needs a wakeup call after 2 consecutive underwhelming seasons and another 2 poor games to start the year.

    Don't mind the halves combination. It is becoming clear that Lachlan Lewis isn't improving at the Dogs... I still believe he has what it takes but I don't think this is the correct environment for him... the rumored Lewis for Addo-Carr trade would have been really good for Lachlan's career.

    Also sick and tired of RFM. The guy can't keep it together and is so inconsistent.
     
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  4. Prison Mike

    Prison Mike Kennel Immortal

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    Not ideal long term, but this is what I'd go with r3
    1. Meaney
    2. DWZ
    3. Hopoate
    4. Averillo
    5. Smith
    6. Foran
    7. Wakeham
    8. Napa
    9. JMK
    10. Tolman
    11. Jackson
    12. Elliot
    13. Britt

    14. Cogger / Katoa
    15. Mariner
    16. To'Omaga
    17. Ogden or any front rower

    * I like Cogger as an organising 7 but I think 9 wouldn't be a bad option for him, worth testing out as he's off contract and we need to sort out who we are going to keep.
     
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  5. dogsballs

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    I would like to see how this team would go.

    1.Nick Meaney

    2.DWZ

    3.Will Hopoate

    4.Harper

    5.Remis Smith

    6.Averillo

    7.Foran

    8.Tolman

    9.JMK

    10.Napa

    11.Britt

    12.Jackson

    13.Elliot


    14.Wakeham

    15.RFM

    16.ToOmaga

    17.Ogden
     
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  6. Sancho2020

    Sancho2020 Kennel Immortal Gilded

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    Props if Pay finally dumps Lewis and gives Wakeham a genuine opportunity as the halfback. I do expect Pay to name the usual suspects though and it's really going to be hard to be critical over the opening month or so with the season being suspended and schedules completely fucked.
     
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  7. Spoonman84

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    Our attacking threats in the back row are looking rather grim now. The loss of CHN is massive maybe Britt can provide a bit of second phase play because if he doesn’t we wont be getting it at all. Having so many players of a similar style is biting us in the ass now.
     
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  8. SweetFA

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    Regardless of who’s at 6/7, whilst Pay insists with JMK as starting hooker the team will struggle. He’s a bench utility at best. Katia needs to start at 9.
     
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  9. Prison Mike

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    Maybe so but we've seen the best Katoa has to offer imo.
     
  10. vegny

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    Can put rfm back there. He had a good year in 2018 there imo until he got injured
     
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    All of the above comments sound good, I know my 6 would be Averillo, just to see how he goes with fozz.!!
     
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  12. DogsOfWar1704

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    1. Meaney
    2. Dwz
    3. Harper
    4. Hoppa
    5. Smith
    6. Foran
    7. Wakeham
    8. Tolman
    9. Katoa/ Jmk
    10. Napa
    11. To’ omaga
    12. Jacko
    13. Elliot
    14. Averillo
    15. Rfm
    16. Britt
    17. Ogden
    That’s how I’d try it for round 3
     
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  13. DogsOfWar1704

    DogsOfWar1704 Kennel Regular

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    If Foran isn’t fit, then averillo to 6 and Jmk at 14 to come on for Katoa when the forwards get abit tired
     
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    Who the fuck are we playing, same draw or different
     
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    I think it’s going to be a new draw.
     
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    1. Dwz (last chance)
    2. Meaney
    3. Averilo (outside of Foran)
    4. Hoppa
    5. Smith
    6. Foran (then Averilo)
    7. Wakeham
    8. Renouf (No Tolman)
    9. Jmk
    10. Napa
    11. Rfm
    12. Jackson
    13. Elliott

    14. Katoa
    15. Britt
    16. Ogden/Sue/Tolman
    17. C.Smith (as cover for outside backs)

    Much bigger stronger starting pack. Rfm won't need to play 80 as Smith or Britt can cover him for a while. Jmk no 80 either as Katoa can cover him.
     
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    Team sport always works in combinations
    1 Meaney...more suited as a fullback
    2 DWZ...strong runner that will effectively bring the ball back
    3 Lewis...his defense will bring a desperately needed stability out wide, otherwise Averillo
    4 Hopoate
    5 Smith...must pull his finger out to stay in 1st grade
    6 Wakeham...he is the best young half at the club will benefit from Foran
    7 Foran...if fit he will be the spark
    8 Tolman
    9 Katoa...Not convinced with JMK at hooker
    10 Napa
    11 Jackson
    12 Britt / To'omaga...flick of a coin
    13 Elliot
    14 JMK...will be a gun off the bench
    15 To'omaga / Britt
    16 RFM
    17 Ogden
     
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  18. bowleggedwog

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    Hoppa
    Dwz
    Harper
    Holland
    Smith
    Foran
    Wakeham
    Tolman
    Katoa
    Ogden
    Mariner
    Elliot
    Jackson

    Napa
    Renouf
    Sue / Britt
    JmK
    Pay won't change much from his round 2 team. Maybe foran in , can't see much more happening. Meaney unlucky, hoppa is the best 1 we have.
     
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    1. Tom Turbo
    2. Addo Carr
    3. L Mitchell
    4. James Roberts
    5. Jordan Rapana.....

    Anyone like the look of that... Apparantly it Could have been our backline going by Kennel posts..
     
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  20. SweetFA

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    What JMK dished up last season highlighted why he wasn’t what we needed & why we went to market for a hooker. Nothing changed based on Rds 1&2 . Yet you base Katoa’s dummy half play on 2 trial matches? He should get an opportunity
     
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