LIVE Round 24 Discussion

Big Pete

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North Queensland Cowboys vs. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
1300SMILES Stadium, Thursday 29 August 2019
Kick Off: 7:50pm



1. Scott Drinkwater 2. Kyle Feldt 3. Jordan Kahu 4. Tom Opacic 5. Murray Taulagi 6. John Asiata 7. Michael Morgan 8. Scott Bolton 9. Jake Granville 10. Jordan McLean 11. Gavin Cooper 12. Shane Wright 13. Jason Taumalolo

Interchange: 14. Reuben Cotter 15. Coen Hess 16. Peter Hola 17. Francis Molo

Reserves: 19. Tom Gilbert 20. Corey Jensen 21. Enari Tuala 23. Jake Clifford

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak 2. Nick Meaney 3. Kerrod Holland 4. Will Hopoate 5. Jayden Okunbor 6. Kieran Foran 7. Lachlan Lewis 8. Aiden Tolman 9. Jeremy Marshall-King 10. Dylan Napa 11. Josh Jackson 12. Corey Harawira-Naera 13. Adam Elliott

Interchange: 14. Jack Cogger 15. Renouf Toomaga 16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 17. Chris Smith

Reserves: 18. Danny Fualalo 19. Morgan Harper 21. Fa’amanu Brown 22. Ofahiki Ogden

Warriors vs. South Sydney Rabbitohs
Mt. Smart Stadium, Friday 30 August 2019
Kick Off: 6:00pm


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2. David Fusitu’a 3. Peta Hiku 4. Patrick Herbert 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Kodi Nikorima 7. Blake Green 8. Agnatius Paasi 9. Issac Luke 10. Leeson Ah Mau 11. Adam Blair 12. Isaiah Papali’I 13. Jazz Tevaga

Interchange: 14. Lachlan Burr 15. Sam Lisone 16. Ligi Sao 17. Chanel Harris-Tavita

Reserves: 18. Bunty Afoa 20. Blake Ayshford 21. Adam Keighran 22. Adam Pompey


1. Adam Doueihi 2. Alex Johnston 3. Campbell Graham 4. Dane Gagai 5. Corey Allan 6. Cody Walker 7. Adam Reynolds 8. Sam Burgess 9. Damien Cook 10. Liam Knight 11. John Sutton 12. Jaydn Su’A 13. Cameron Murray

Interchange: 14 Tevita Tatola 15. Kyle Turner 16. Ethan Lowe 17. Mark Nicholls

Reserves: 18. Tom Amone 19. Dean Britt 20. Bayley Sironen 21. Mawene Hiroti

Brisbane Broncos vs. Parramatta Eels
Suncorp Stadium, Friday 30 August 2019
Kick Off: 7:55pm


1. Anthony Milford 2. Corey Oates 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Alex Glenn 5. Jamayne Isaako 6. Darius Boyd 7. Sean O’Sullivan 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Andrew McCullough 10. Payne Haas 11. David Fifita 12. Matt Gillett 13. Joe Ofahengaue

Interchange: 14. James Segeyaro 15. Thomas Flegler 16. Gehamat Shibasaki 17. Patrick Carrigan

Reserves: 18. Rhys Kennedy 19. Izaia Perese 20. Herbie Farnworth 21. Fanitesi Niu


1. Clinton Gutherson 2. Maika Sivo 3. Michael Jennings 4. Waqa Blake 5. Blake Ferguson 6. Dylan Brown 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Kane Evans 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Junior Paulo 11. Shaun Lane 12. Manu Ma’u 13. Marata Niukore

Interchange: 14. Peni Terepo 15. David Gower 16. Daniel Alvaro 17. Brad Takairangi

Reserves: 18. Tepai Moeroa 19. Ray Stone 20. Stefano Utoikamanu 21. Josh Hoffman

Newcastle Knights vs. Gold Coast Titans
McDonald Jones Stadium, Saturday 31 August 2019
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Bradman Best 3. Sione Mata’utia 4. Hymel Hunt 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall 6. Mason Lino 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. David Klemmer 9. Connor Watson 10. Daniel Saifiti 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Tim Glasby

Interchange: 14. Jacob Saifiti 15. Herman Ese’ese 16. Josh King 17. Aidan Guerra

Reserves: 18. Kurt Mann 19. James Gavet 20. Tautau Moga 21. Chris Randall


1. Michael Gordon 2. Jesse Arthars 3. Kallum Watkins 4. Brian Kelly 5. Phillip Sami 6. Tyrone Peachey 7. Ryley Jacks 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Nathan Peats 10. Jarrod Wallace 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Sam Stone 13. Jai Arrow

Interchange: 14. AJ Brimson 15. Jai Whitbread 16. Bryce Cartwright 17. Will Matthews

Reserves:
18. Anthony Don 19. Jack Stockwell 20. Ashley Taylor 21. Tanah Boyd

Manly Sea Eagles vs. Melbourne Storm
Lottoland Stadium, Saturday 31 August 2019
Kick Off: 5:30pm


1. Tom Trbojevic 2. Jorge Taufua 3. Brendan Elliot 4. Moses Suli 5. Reuben Garrick 6. Dylan Walker 7. Daly Cherry-Evans 8. Addin Fonua-Blake 9. Apisai Koroisau 10. Martin Taupau 11. Joel Thompson 12. Curtis Sironen 13. Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14. Manase Fainu 15. Corey Waddell 16. Morgan Boyle 17. Taniela Paseka

Reserves: 18. Lachlan Croker 19. Tevita Funa 20. Brad Parker 21. Lloyd Perrett


1. Ryan Papenhuyzen 2. Suliasi Vunivalu 3. Will Chambers 4. Justin Olam 5. Josh Addo-Carr 6. Cameron Munster 7. Jahrome Hughes 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cameron Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. Felise Kaufusi 12. Kenneath Bromwich 13. Dale Finucane

Interchange: 14. Brandon Smith 15. Tino Faasuamaleaui 16. Max King 17. Tom Eisenhuth

Reserves: 18. Curtis Scott 19. Brodie Croft 20. Sandor Earl 21. Harry Grant

Sydney Roosters vs. Penrith Panthers
SCG, Saturday 31 August 2019
Kick Off: 7:35pm



1. James Tedesco 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Latrell Mitchell 4. Joseph Manu 5. Brett Morris 6. Luke Keary 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jared Warea-Hargreaves 9. Sam Verrills 10. Isaac Liu 11. Angus Crichton 12. Mitchell Aubusson 13. Victor Radley

Interchange: 14. Lindsay Collins 15. Zane Tetevano 16. Nat Butcher 17. Siosiua Taukeiaho

Reserves: 18. Billy Smith 19. Sitili Tupouniua 20. Asu Kepaoa 21. Boyd Cordner


1. Dylan Edwards 2. Stephen Crichton 3. Dean Whare 4. Brent Naden 5. Brian To’o 6. James Maloney 7. Nathan Cleary 8. James Tamou 9. Mitchell Kenny 10. Moses Leota 11. Viliame Kikau 12. Liam Martin 13. James Fisher-Harris

Interchange: 14. Jarome Luai 15. Spencer Leniu 16. William Burns 17. Reagan Campbell-Gillard

Reserves: 18. Wayde Egan 19. Sione Katoa 20. Hame Sele 21. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Cronulla Sharks vs. Canberra Raiders
Pointsbet Stadium, Sunday 1 September 2019
Kick Off: 2:00pm



1. Josh Dugan 2. Sione Katoa 3. Bronson Xerri 4. Josh Morris 5. Ronaldo Mulitalo 6. Shaun Johnson 7. Chad Townsend 8. Aaron Woods 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Matt Prior 11. Briton Nikora 12. Wade Graham 13. Paul Gallen

Interchange: 14. Kurt Capewell 15. Braden Uele 16. Andrew Fifita 17. Jayson Bukuya

Reserves:
18. Billy Magoulias 19. Blayke Brailey 20. Kyle Flanagan 21. Matt Moylan


1. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2. Bailey Simonsson 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Nick Cotric 5. Jordan Rapana 6. Jack Wighton 7. Aidan Sezer 8. Josh Papalii 9. Josh Hodgson 10. Iosia Soliola 11. John Bateman 12. Elliott Whitehead 13. Ryan Sutton

Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Dunamis Lui 16. Corey Horsburgh 17. Hudson Young

Reserves: 18. Sam Williams 19. Emre Guler 20. Michael Oldfield 21. Tom Starling

St George Illawarra Dragons vs. Wests Tigers
SCG, Sunday 1 September 2019
Kick Off: 4:00pm


1. Tristan Sailor 2. Zac Lomax 3. Euan Aitken 4. Timoteo Lafai 5. Jonus Pearson 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Corey Norman 8. James Graham 9. Cameron McInnes 10. Paul Vaughan 11. Jackson Ford 12. Luciano Leilua 13. Tyson Frizell

Interchange: 14. Jeremy Latimore 15. Korbin Sims 16. Blake Lawrie 17. Patrick Kaufusi

Reserves: 18. Mikaele Ravalawa 19. Josh Kerr 20. Jacob Host 21. Ben Hunt


1. Corey Thompson 2. Robert Jennings 3. Paul Momirovski 4. Esan Marsters 5. David Nofoaluma 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Thomas Mikaele 9. Josh Reynolds 10. Oliver Clark 11. Luke Garner 12. Chris Lawrence 13. Ryan Matterson

Interchange: 14. Matthew Eisenhuth 15. Elijah Taylor 16. Alex Twal 17. Michael Chee-Kam

Reserves: 18. Tommy Talau 19. Chris McQueen 20. Sam McIntyre
 

Foordy

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If the Titans coaches are auditioning for a head coaching role down the line, they are doing a piss poor job of it.

I mean it is laughable, selecting Brimson on the bench, with Gordon ahead of him at fullback and Peachey ahead of him in the halves...
 

The True King

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If the Titans coaches are auditioning for a head coaching role down the line, they are doing a piss poor job of it.

I mean it is laughable, selecting Brimson on the bench, with Gordon ahead of him at fullback and Peachey ahead of him in the halves...
At least they have moved Arrow back to lock. Agree though, strange decision especially as Gordon is retiring and Brimson is undoubtedly their best fullback.

On a side note it's disappointing that they have left Don out this week, I was really looking forward to Bradman v Don on the wing!
 

Big Pete

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I found it odd that the Gold Coast started the season with Gordon in the first place. I understand that Ash Taylor was injured, but even so they looked like they could have built something with Brimson at the back.

The selection that I find curious is Jesse Arthars on the wing. From all reports he's headed to Brisbane at the end of the year, so it doesn't make any sense to put any time into him when the season is over and they need to explore other options. They have Treymain Spry there who is a genuine prospect and while I haven't watched Tweed in recent weeks, he's somebody who deserves a look at heading into 2020.

A few weeks ago, the Cowboys/Bulldogs game was shaping up as an out and out dead rubber, but there's been a developing story coming out of Bankstown and they could be on the verge of one of the least likely finals placements since the Canberra Raiders in 2002.

I'm not sure what to read into this sudden change in form. We saw a similar run at the end of last year which suggested the Bulldogs were on the right track and maybe able to put a semi-decent side together for 2020.

Unfortunately the side by and large went backwards this year and they haven't really made that many changes going forward. It's just difficult seeing this as a genuine turning point for the club and it maybe another cruel false dawn for a club that's really struggled to put together any enterprising football since 2012.

With North Queensland, everyone was saying it couldn't get worse than 2018, than it did. 2019 has been a nightmare season, capped off by their captain suffering a stroke and being denied the farewell his career deserved. Paul Green faces the toughest challenge of his relatively young coaching career, and that's staying employed with the Cowboys after next season. If the Cowboys make a similar start as they did this year, that will be the end, with the lesson being for all aspiring coaches is to ensure the future pipeline is well looked after.

I'm curious to see if the Dogs can keep their season alive, or if the Cowboys will ignore recent form and lift for the final big game of the season before they brace themselves for Melbourne.
 

Dexter

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Let's hope the cowboys can deliver our first result and take the doggies out of finals contention.
 

Dexter

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So according to nine Josh Jackson has been the form forward of the comp in the last month ....WTF

mute goes on before kickoff , a new record for me
 

broncsgoat

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I found it odd that the Gold Coast started the season with Gordon in the first place. I understand that Ash Taylor was injured, but even so they looked like they could have built something with Brimson at the back.

The selection that I find curious is Jesse Arthars on the wing. From all reports he's headed to Brisbane at the end of the year, so it doesn't make any sense to put any time into him when the season is over and they need to explore other options. They have Treymain Spry there who is a genuine prospect and while I haven't watched Tweed in recent weeks, he's somebody who deserves a look at heading into 2020.

A few weeks ago, the Cowboys/Bulldogs game was shaping up as an out and out dead rubber, but there's been a developing story coming out of Bankstown and they could be on the verge of one of the least likely finals placements since the Canberra Raiders in 2002.

I'm not sure what to read into this sudden change in form. We saw a similar run at the end of last year which suggested the Bulldogs were on the right track and maybe able to put a semi-decent side together for 2020.

Unfortunately the side by and large went backwards this year and they haven't really made that many changes going forward. It's just difficult seeing this as a genuine turning point for the club and it maybe another cruel false dawn for a club that's really struggled to put together any enterprising football since 2012.

With North Queensland, everyone was saying it couldn't get worse than 2018, than it did. 2019 has been a nightmare season, capped off by their captain suffering a stroke and being denied the farewell his career deserved. Paul Green faces the toughest challenge of his relatively young coaching career, and that's staying employed with the Cowboys after next season. If the Cowboys make a similar start as they did this year, that will be the end, with the lesson being for all aspiring coaches is to ensure the future pipeline is well looked after.

I'm curious to see if the Dogs can keep their season alive, or if the Cowboys will ignore recent form and lift for the final big game of the season before they brace themselves for Melbourne.
If I was the cowboys I’d shit can green this year. The bloke is a plodder. JT has kept the bloke employed for this long
 

Dexter

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So.. is it just me or has Michael Morgan been one of the worst halves in the comp for the last few months?
He certainly isnt firing but Green hasn't changed his attack at all since 2015. They just cycle through the same plays every game. Morgan needs to run more Imo to be effective.
 

mitch222

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So.. is it just me or has Michael Morgan been one of the worst halves in the comp for the last few months?
The cowboys inability to find a halves partner for him is showing
That and he used to skate by under Thurston knowing everyone was always more interested in Thurston than him. Teams are just ganging up on him now
 

Dexter

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That was an anomaly. Every team fell over in front of them and Morgan went on a run of form that’s still getting him into rep sides despite being pus.
If Wayne was the coach you'd still be barring up over it
 

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