How much better do we look now with a REAL dummyhalf

Brent81

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Your hooker is the person who touches the ball the most. If he's not a threat then you go nowhere in attack.
 

Big Pete

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Like Berrigan, I don't view Hunt as a long term option at 9. There were flaws in his game when he used to play there that I doubt he's addressed, but like Berrigan he could be able to get away with it.

The big test will be next week. Everything he touched turned to gold tonight against a Gold Coast Titans outfit that made the Tigers look like world beaters earlier in the week.
 

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You watch how Hunt you engaged the markers so that they can't slide off onto the first runner
 

Brent81

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Like Berrigan, I don't view Hunt as a long term option at 9. There were flaws in his game when he used to play there that I doubt he's addressed, but like Berrigan he could be able to get away with it.

The big test will be next week. Everything he touched turned to gold tonight against a Gold Coast Titans outfit that made the Tigers look like world beaters earlier in the week.
Macca has flaws in his game but it doesn't stop people wanking over him.

Despite the fact that he stifles our attack.
 

Big Pete

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Macca has flaws in his game but it doesn't stop people wanking over him.

Despite the fact that he stifles our attack.
Not to the extent some of his detractors make out.

McCullough is a solid hooker in a competition where hookers are up and down. Look at the competition he's up against - Luke, McInnes, Peats, Hodgson, Segeyaro etc. all can be better but for the most part have been fairly shocking as of late.
 

Brent81

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Not to the extent some of his detractors make out.

McCullough is a solid hooker in a competition where hookers are up and down. Look at the competition he's up against - Luke, McInnes, Peats, Hodgson, Segeyaro etc. all can be better but for the most part have been fairly shocking as of late.
He's a tackling machine but we will never win a comp with him at hooker.

Offers nothing in attack.

Someone like Granville (speed out of dummy half) would be much better...particularly given our small pack.

The hooker has to be a threat or you fail.

Premiers v hookers

Sharks ennis
Cowboys Granville
Souths Luke
Roosters Friend
Storm Smith

Any "solid" hookers? No. All attacking threats
 

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Like Berrigan, I don't view Hunt as a long term option at 9. There were flaws in his game when he used to play there that I doubt he's addressed, but like Berrigan he could be able to get away with it.

The big test will be next week. Everything he touched turned to gold tonight against a Gold Coast Titans outfit that made the Tigers look like world beaters earlier in the week.
He's got flaws, but there's no reason he couldn't work on it and be a long term hooker. At worst, he'd still probably offer as much as McCullough in attack.
 
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Whilst I think hunt will make a great number 9, one game doesn't make it true that you're a great player in that position (Luke brooks anyone?). The titans are bottom 8 & the top teams will do video on what hunt brings from dummy half. McCullough has been consistently good for 5-6 years, let's not undermine that with anything less then 2 seasons. However, I do think it may give us more attacking spark, and even shock the comp a little, but hunt would need 2 or 3 season if it at least to say he is a better option then macca
 

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