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EB18

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Rd 1. Thompson suspension. JAC and Burton not released.

1. Allan
2. Meaney
3. Cotric
4. Hoppa
5. Dwz
6. Avo
7. Flangagon
8. Herington
9. Jmk
10. Napa
11. Jackson (c)
12. Rfm
13. Elliott

14. Katoa
15. Waddell
16. Britt
17. Aonti

This is what I think Barrett will go with.
 

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Rd 1. Thompson suspension. JAC and Burton not released.

1. Allan
2. Meaney
3. Cotric
4. Hoppa
5. Dwz
6. Avo
7. Flangagon
8. Herington
9. Jmk
10. Napa
11. Jackson (c)
12. Rfm
13. Elliott

14. Katoa
15. Waddell
16. Britt
17. Aonti

This is what I think Barrett will go with.
I dont mind it, except for Britt. He's a plodder, Waddell, C Smith or even Stimson offer so much more
 

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Rd 1. Thompson suspension. JAC and Burton not released.

1. Allan
2. Meaney
3. Cotric
4. Hoppa
5. Dwz
6. Avo
7. Flangagon
8. Herington
9. Jmk
10. Napa
11. Jackson (c)
12. Rfm
13. Elliott

14. Katoa
15. Waddell
16. Britt
17. Aonti

This is what I think Barrett will go with.
Britt?!
 

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Round 1 team VS Knights
1.Corey Allen
2.Nick Meaney (dropped when Okunbor is back)
3.Nic Cotric
4.William Hopoate
5.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
6.Jake Averillo
7.Kyle Flanagan
8.Dylan Napa (dropped when Thompson is back)
9.Sione Katoa
10.Jack Hetherington
11.Raymond Faitala-Mariner
12.Adam Elliott
13.Josh Jackson (C)
Bench
14. Renouf Atoni
15. Ofahiki Ogden
16. Matthew Doorey
17. Jeremy Marshall-King
 
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Round 1 team VS Knights
1.Corey Allen
2.Nick Meaney (dropped when Okunbor is back)
3.Nic Cotric
4.William Hopoate
5.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
6.Jake Averillo
7.Kyle Flanagan
8.Dylan Napa (dropped when Thompson is back)
9.Sione Katoa
10.Jack Hetherington
11.Raymond Faitala-Mariner
12.Adam Elliott
13.Josh Jackson (C)
Bench
14. Renouf Atoni
15. Ofahiki Ogden
16. Matthew Doorey
17. Jeremy Marshall-King
I know we all trust Baz. But if he doesnt go with something close to this in round 1 there will be a lot of upset kennelers.
 

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Ok well maybe not Britt. But the rest is what I think Barrett will go with. Can't see anything other then the 17 i mentioned being named for rd 1.
-Napa not starting
-Stimson on the bench over Katoa (mentioned by Barrett training in the middle, lock rotation role)
-Ogden on the bench over Britt

... are all real possibilities.

I'd agree with you on the rest.

Jackson and Elliott could also swap positions (not what I'd go with).
There are a few other small tweaks I can see Barrett going with (even tho I wouldn't).
 

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With Pearce doing his best to disrupt the Knights preparation, I give us a real chance for round 1. As long as Baz picks a team which doesn't have Lewis or Wakeham. God I hope Averillo carves up at 6 with Flanagan in the trials.
 

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With Pearce doing his best to disrupt the Knights preparation, I give us a real chance for round 1. As long as Baz picks a team which doesn't have Lewis or Wakeham. God I hope Averillo carves up at 6 with Flanagan in the trials.
The disruption at the knights plus ponga out I think we are a real chance. And we have a pretty good record against the knights aswell.
 

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Allen
Meaney
Cotric
Hoppa
DWZ
Avo
Flanno
Hethrington
JMK
Stimpson
Jacko
RFM
Elliot

Bench
Katoa
Napa
Waddell
Ogden
 

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Rd 1. Thompson suspension. JAC and Burton not released.

1. Allan
2. Meaney
3. Cotric
4. Hoppa
5. Dwz
6. Avo
7. Flangagon
8. Herington
9. Jmk
10. Napa
11. Jackson (c)
12. Rfm
13. Elliott

14. Katoa
15. Waddell
16. Britt
17. Aonti

This is what I think Barrett will go with.
Barrett’s recruitment so far suggests to me that he does not think averillo is ready to hold down a regular position in the run on side. At best I think baz will have averillo on bench competing with Katoa for the utility role. As much as I hate to admit it I think baz will go with Lewis at 6 purely because of having more nrl games than avo. I also think Stimson over Britt for the bench spot and then you have something very close IMO to what Barrett will go for in round 1.
 

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Barrett’s recruitment so far suggests to me that he does not think averillo is ready to hold down a regular position in the run on side. At best I think baz will have averillo on bench competing with Katoa for the utility role. As much as I hate to admit it I think baz will go with Lewis at 6 purely because of having more nrl games than avo. I also think Stimson over Britt for the bench spot and then you have something very close IMO to what Barrett will go for in round 1.
Other than that I think your side looks pretty close to what we are going to see in round 1.
 

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Lewis is a curse. He’s the last of the trash we need to put out.
If he is anywhere in the team we won’t be going forward at all. He has no idea what he is doing out on the field.
 

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Best possible team for 2021

1.allan
2.meany
3.hoppa
4.cotric
5.jac
6.burton
7.kf
8.English beast
9.Jmk
10. Hethrington
11.Jackson
12.rfm
13.Elliot
14.aveillo
15.doorey
16.ogden
17.atoni
 

Pavdogg82

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Barrett’s recruitment so far suggests to me that he does not think averillo is ready to hold down a regular position in the run on side. At best I think baz will have averillo on bench competing with Katoa for the utility role. As much as I hate to admit it I think baz will go with Lewis at 6 purely because of having more nrl games than avo. I also think Stimson over Britt for the bench spot and then you have something very close IMO to what Barrett will go for in round 1.
Ok, if this is true at least put Avo on the bench. Lewis just cannot be in the 6, or Wakeham.....unless they show Baz massive improvement. In the trials over the 2 games, give 1 half to each player (Avo, Lewis, Wakham and Hoppa). Whoever plays best should get the nod.
If Avo is on the bench for Round 1 I would go with:
1. Allan
2. DWZ
3. Shoupp
4. Cotric
5. Meaney
6. Hoppa
7. Flan
8. Heth
9. Katoa
10. Renouf
11. RFM
12. Elliot
13. Jacko
14. Napa
15. Waddell
16. Ogden
17. Avo
If Avo is on the bench, let him play a Craig Wing role roving around the ruck / support play (defending wider next to Jacko and Katoa or JMK will need to battle it out to be our 80 min hooker. I would much rather Avo at 6, but apparently he's not ready. Take a chance on him Baz!
 
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