CROSS FORUM NRL Round 3 Discussion

WahsUltras

NZWarriors
The panthers are set to be the first team announced to play in Vegas next year over the coming days. We are also 1 of 6 other teams who have displayed interest to open round 1 in Vegas next season.
 
IceWorks

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I see Pies blaming the reffing. Have to be careful using all your ammo on only the first loss of the season.

Every now and then I reflect on what a monumental achievement it was to take a club like the Broncs with all of their massive advantages, to their first wooden spoon. May never see that again in this lifetime.
 

Viking

NZWarriors
I have said many times on this forum it takes 5/6 weeks for the form to become apparent.
Who would have thought Cowboys on top alone??
Cowboys have a great roster. This is their premiership window IMO, the Bronco's window has shrunk to a porthole.

We really needed to take one of those first two games to create a buffer later on.
 

Viking

NZWarriors
Cowboys have played Dolphins, Dragons, Knights and still managed to give up over 20 points a game.

Give it a few rounds to see where they're really at.
I'm going by their strike on attack. Teams should get better in defence but the level of strike they have across the park stays the same. If you don't have it then you really don't have much hope. Raiders are good example, they can tough it out all they like but they don't have the attack to go all the way. Neither do the Sharks. Roger gives us a look in.
 

peewee

NZWarriors
I'm going by their strike on attack. Teams should get better in defence but the level of strike they have across the park stays the same. If you don't have it then you really don't have much hope. Raiders are a good example, they can tough it out all they like but they don't have the attack to go all the way. Neither do the Sharks. Roger gives us a look in.
Very open competition at the moment. My dread is I cant see us (wahs) being as good as first thought pre season.
Hope I'm wrong tho. Some of those big forwards give me the heeby geegies.
 

Tookey 2.0

NZWarriors
I'm going by their strike on attack. Teams should get better in defence but the level of strike they have across the park stays the same. If you don't have it then you really don't have much hope. Raiders are a good example, they can tough it out all they like but they don't have the attack to go all the way. Neither do the Sharks. Roger gives us a look in.

Hmm I dunno, it's essentially the reverse of us last year.

I think Webby had it right last year (and even this year) where we've been defence first, attack second.

That attack ended up coming through last year and we went on a run.

I feel that's still the case this year, I think we were told not to offload at all this week, which is very different to how we usually play
 

Noitall

NZWarriors
Very open competition at the moment. My dread is I cant see us (wahs) being as good as first thought pre season.
Hope I'm wrong tho. Some of those big forwards give me the heeby geebies.
Don’t want to peak too early either but gotta keep the wins flowing too, so it’s a tricky balance. I get the feeling things might really click in the backline when CNK returns. Also the intensity of Niukore is another factor and also hopefully getting a healthy Egan soon is plenty to be optimistic about. These guys play to win so hopefully they’re hungry to experience more of it after registering their first one of the season
 

Viking

NZWarriors
Hmm I dunno, it's essentially the reverse of us last year.

I think Webby had it right last year (and even this year) where we've been defence first, attack second.

That attack ended up coming through last year and we went on a run.

I feel that's still the case this year, I think we were told not to offload at all this week, which is very different to how we usually play
Depends on who's coming back. We looked clunky on attack on Friday, some rejigged combos still need settling.

Nuikore and Capewell starting gives us more strike than Capewell and Ford. I could be wrong but doesn't Capewell normally play on the left side for club and Qld?
 
Sproj

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Depends on who's coming back. We looked clunky on attack on Friday, some rejigged combos still need settling.

Nuikore and Capewell starting gives us more strike than Capewell and Ford. I could be wrong but doesn't Capewell normally play on the left side for club and Qld?

If you are implementing a defense first game plan, Capewell isn't the man you want for that.
 

Tookey 2.0

NZWarriors
We didn't earn the right to offload for large parts of the game.

Yeah I agree you can't go in to every tackle looking for an offload. But we had none. Just checked and the last 15 games we've played (couldn't find the finals games tho) we've offloaded in every other game except for the weekend, so to me it would have been a clear directive from Webby.

Maybe we threw away opportunities in the first few games so Webby wanted us to play a bit more direct and grind the Raiders down instead of trying to create something from nothing.
 

ndp26

NZWarriors
Depends on who's coming back. We looked clunky on attack on Friday, some rejigged combos still need settling.

Nuikore and Capewell starting gives us more strike than Capewell and Ford. I could be wrong but doesn't Capewell normally play on the left side for club and Qld?

We didn't earn the right to offload for large parts of the game.
Capewell played left for Brisbane, but has previously played on the right (e.g., at Cronulla). I'll admit that I thought the sensible move would be to keep Capewell on the left and play Ford on the right, as his game is more of a defensive / crash-type second rower (and he doesn't pass often) who would work well with SJ, especially given he likes turning second rowers under - but I'll trust Webby on that one.

Niukore will almost certainly play in the middle rotation, and when he returns, he'll be off the bench in any event.
 

Worried2Death

NZWarriors
Very open competition at the moment. My dread is I cant see us (wahs) being as good as first thought pre season.
Hope I'm wrong tho. Some of those big forwards give me the heeby geebies.
Chooks and Manly have got me worried so far, attack looks so fluid and can strike from anywhere, looking deadly early rounds.
 
Broncapz

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Happy is the man who sees the Storm lose. Unless it's to Penrith
 

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