Round 1 Lineup

BooKhaki

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Haven't seen a lineup thread for round 1. I'm not going to include any unconfirmed signings.

1. Niu
2. Oates
3. Farnsworth
4. Arthars (He was actually decent in his games, no idea why Siebs dropped him so quickly)
5. Coates
6. Milford
7. Dearden
8. Carrigan
9. Turpin
10. Haas
11. Glenn
12. Riki
13. TPJ

14. McCullough/Paix/Kelly
15. Lodge
16. Bullemor(This guy has huge talent, needs to be given a go in the middle)
17. Flegler

Macca can be used to cover Turpin and also come on as a lock. TPJ can be moved to an edge to accommodate having 3 middles on the pine.

Oates needs to be given a proper crack before discarding him, none of this half a game in the backrow shit. He had some shockers in 2020, but was also injured a lot and being moved into the forwards. On his day he is by far our best winger, he needs to show that or be moved on.

I don't rate Niu very highly, but Isucko should never be considered for 1 again, he is a current version of Josh Hoffman and needs to realise his only spot in first grade is on the wing.
 

rnabokov

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Haven't seen a lineup thread for round 1. I'm not going to include any unconfirmed signings.

1. Niu
2. Oates
3. Farnsworth
4. Arthars (He was actually decent in his games, no idea why Siebs dropped him so quickly)
5. Coates
6. Milford
7. Dearden
8. Carrigan
9. Turpin
10. Haas
11. Glenn
12. Riki
13. TPJ

14. McCullough/Paix/Kelly
15. Lodge
16. Bullemor(This guy has huge talent, needs to be given a go in the middle)
17. Flegler

Macca can be used to cover Turpin and also come on as a lock. TPJ can be moved to an edge to accommodate having 3 middles on the pine.

Oates needs to be given a proper crack before discarding him, none of this half a game in the backrow shit. He had some shockers in 2020, but was also injured a lot and being moved into the forwards. On his day he is by far our best winger, he needs to show that or be moved on.

I don't rate Niu very highly, but Isucko should never be considered for 1 again, he is a current version of Josh Hoffman and needs to realise his only spot in first grade is on the wing.

I like this side a lot. Carrigan at prop is his best spot, TPJ at lock adds his offloading as a real weapon in the middle and for mine, Riki is what we need in the back row. Agree too about Bullemor.

However, I'd play Farnsworth on the wing and keep Farnworth in the centres
 

Sproj

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I've gotta say, I'm worried about Coates on a wing. He has all the talent in the world but has zero urgency or venom on kick returns, the other winger - Kennar/whoever was usually even worse. This is why we need a metre eating fullback if we are sticking with Coates on a wing.
 

Sproj

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C’mon Sproj Sproj, that’s a bit rich.

You’ve been known to name the same player more than once in one of those incredibly rare team lists you do 🤣

You remember incorrectly, I NEVER write a team list. And yeah, I've done it plenty of times, just a bit of friendly banter.
 

Morepudding

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Was playing (right) centre at QLD cup from memory but was one of the options being looked at last pre-season with isaako and bird.
In the trials he played left centre I believe and was really quite good there. I think he scored a try and set up one or two. Of course then they drop him so Boyd could stink it up.
 

BooKhaki

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I've gotta say, I'm worried about Coates on a wing. He has all the talent in the world but has zero urgency or venom on kick returns, the other winger - Kennar/whoever was usually even worse. This is why we need a metre eating fullback if we are sticking with Coates on a wing.
Or just keep Oates there, who is probably the best in the comp at it. I'd most likely pick Milf at 1 with Croft at 6, but Kevvie has ruled it out so I'm forgetting about that as a possibility.
 

Super Freak

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1. Jamayne Isaako
2. David Mead
3. Jesse Arthars
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Xavier Coates
6. Anthony Milford
7. Thomas Dearden
8. Matthew Lodge
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Payne Haas
11. Alex Glenn
12. Jordan Riki
13. Patrick Carrigan

14. Cory Paix
15. Thomas Flegler
16. Ethan Bullemor
17. Corey Oates

I don't see Turpin making the side. I think Kevvie will go for Macca/Paix to begin with. I think Oates will be playing in the second row.
 

BooKhaki

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1. Jamayne Isaako
2. David Mead
3. Jesse Arthars
4. Herbie Farnworth
5. Xavier Coates
6. Anthony Milford
7. Thomas Dearden
8. Matthew Lodge
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Payne Haas
11. Alex Glenn
12. Jordan Riki
13. Patrick Carrigan

14. Cory Paix
15. Thomas Flegler
16. Ethan Bullemor
17. Corey Oates
Bolded is yuck. Isucko is not a fullback, he never will be. Macca is not even close to Turpin anymore, his service is just so slow. Carrigan is a cancer with the ball in hand in good ball and needs less minutes playing at prop. Oates is a myth in the backrow, he isn't skillful enough. He needs to stick to the wing, a spot where he is better than both Mead and Coates.
 

Super Freak

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Bolded is yuck. Isucko is not a fullback, he never will be. Macca is not even close to Turpin anymore, his service is just so slow. Carrigan is a cancer with the ball in hand in good ball and needs less minutes playing at prop. Oates is a myth in the backrow, he isn't skillful enough. He needs to stick to the wing, a spot where he is better than both Mead and Coates.

Based on performances, Isaako is a better option at fullback than Niu. Plus, he's our best goal kicker and is pretty clutch with his field goals. He's more likely to play fullback.

Macca was brought back to give this side more experience, he's not playing reserve grade. He'll be starting 9.

Carrigan isn't playing prop.

Kevin Walters is a fan of Oates in the backrow and considering our lack of depth in that position and the fact that we've signed Mead and Copley, there's a good chance Walters will move him there. Walters was even considering picking him in the QLD side for that reason.
 

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