VOTE Who should play for our right center?

Who do you think should play at right center

  • James Roberts

    Votes: 24 41.4%
  • Gehamat Shibasaki

    Votes: 23 39.7%
  • David Fifita

    Votes: 6 10.3%
  • Jaydn Su’A

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Richard Kennar

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Izaia Perese

    Votes: 4 6.9%
  • Others

    Votes: 1 1.7%

  • Total voters
    58

Super Freak

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I think Shiba deserves another shot.

If Roberts can pull his finger out and put the work in and show why he should be in the side, I would absolutely put him back in.

Until then, Shiba it is.

As for Fifita, I don't know why people want him at centre. As we saw in the Manly game, backrowers defending at centre isn't ideal.
 

winslow_wong

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The other issue with Roberts are his injuries. He’s looked broken for 2 seasons and perhaps it’s starting to effect him mentally and to me his actions suggest a bit of depression setting in. Maybe he needs a break to get everything right but when he’s fully fit and committed, none of these up and coming speed players can touch him.
 

Ponga01

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Does anyone think that Glenn would be good in center? Nobody could run over him, he would be great coming out of our own half, then in a few years we replace him with a young player.
 

pagey

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Does anyone think that Glenn would be good in center? Nobody could run over him, he would be great coming out of our own half, then in a few years we replace him with a young player.
No , if you're going to go that you'd go with Fifita. But Shiba is just as big and if we are going with youth we should stick with it imo
Like many have said if Roberts pulls his finger out then bring him in.
 

holdzy89

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The other issue with Roberts are his injuries. He’s looked broken for 2 seasons and perhaps it’s starting to effect him mentally and to me his actions suggest a bit of depression setting in. Maybe he needs a break to get everything right but when he’s fully fit and committed, none of these up and coming speed players can touch him.
Yep his constant injuries are as much of a concern as his attitude. I feel really bad for Bird as well, but if he comes back next year and gets injured again early in the season, I think he will have to go. Can't be carrying guys with constant injuries and endless bad luck.
 

bingale16

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If Roberts can get his attitude on point like he did with Bennett, would pick him anyday. He is one of our x factors who can break a game open from nothing. Against the rooters last yr. That was amazing
 

ostin86

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There is a lot of people who think Jimmy should walk straight back into the starting centre spot. Does he even deserve it? His attack has been sub-par and his laziness is stopping him from going looking for work. Let's not even talk about his defence.

I will say that we have not utilised his skill set fully since he joined our club, and there is a chance that young Tommy could present him with more opportunities within Seibolds set up. However, as it stands I don't think he is doing enough to maintain his spot, especially if the reports of his poor attitude are true.

Shibisaki's defence looks really solid, that is a big plus for our team. I also get the feeling that he has a lot more to offer in attack than what we have seen. As Dearden's confidence continues to grow I imagine Shiba will be a beneficiary. I'm more than happy for the current experiment to continue.
 

007

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Near Pointless thread.

We have Bird injured and Roberts with some issues. The issues haven't been made publicly clear, so we are guessing to rumours why Roberts isn't in the starting side.

Once a decision is made on Roberts, be it attitude clean up or he moves on - with clear info then we can start speculating.
 

Rookie Alan

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Near Pointless thread.

We have Bird injured and Roberts with some issues. The issues haven't been made publicly clear, so we are guessing to rumours why Roberts isn't in the starting side.

Once a decision is made on Roberts, be it attitude clean up or he moves on - with clear info then we can start speculating.
Isn’t that the forum for? For us to discuss?
Or we just wait for every decision made from the club officially?

This is for sure a pointless response though
 

Super Freak

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Near Pointless thread.

We have Bird injured and Roberts with some issues. The issues haven't been made publicly clear, so we are guessing to rumours why Roberts isn't in the starting side.

Once a decision is made on Roberts, be it attitude clean up or he moves on - with clear info then we can start speculating.
I don't think you quite get the point of internet forums.
 

winslow_wong

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Even if Roberts was firing at 100%, there still remains the mystery as to how to use him best. Can’t just pray he runs around the opposition every time. Seems like seibold has found a way to utilise Oates in field running off Milford, wonder what could be done with Roberts. Seems like there’s so much untapped attacking options a guy like Lockyer would have rubbed his hands at.
 

rnabokov

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Even if Roberts was firing at 100%, there still remains the mystery as to how to use him best. Can’t just pray he runs around the opposition every time. Seems like seibold has found a way to utilise Oates in field running off Milford, wonder what could be done with Roberts. Seems like there’s so much untapped attacking options a guy like Lockyer would have rubbed his hands at.
Well, in the Wabbits game, I remember Milf chip kicking for Roberts who nearly regathered and that would have been a try, again IIRC. For mine, that sort of set play is an excellent way of using Roberts's pace. AT a minimum, it certainly turns the defence around and puts them in two minds every time Milf gets the ball with Roberts in the frame.

Also, I do have a question mark over one aspect of Seibolds current game plan in that it doesn't create opportunities for someone as quick and strong running as Roberts. That aspect is not using the width of the field when we are running the ball, especially running it back mid field. Last night was a good example which people noticed and commented. We were bunched a lot. That means our speed is nullified, along with our strong running edge forwards like Fifita.

I'd like to see Seibold change that so that we spread the ball wide a lot more whether or not Roberts plays. In any case, that sort of bunching is hardly inspiring for a really quick centre like James, even though that is still no excuse for a slack attitude as he has shown and needs to eliminate.
 
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Morkel

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I like what Seibold has done with bringing Oates around for the line-running back-rower play. It's smart, and it utilises a player's strengths regardless of what number they have on their back. We've only just seen it in the last few weeks. The point being is that if Roberts decides to get on board, I have no doubt that Seibold will find a way to utilise him. While Boyd is doing a decent enough job of marshalling the troops from the back, he's no line-breaker. So having Roberts sniffing around in the middle for offloads, like an attacking fullback would, is something you would think Seibold would consider.

I haven't given up on Jimmy yet.
 

Alec

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I like what Seibold has done with bringing Oates around for the line-running back-rower play. It's smart, and it utilises a player's strengths regardless of what number they have on their back. We've only just seen it in the last few weeks. The point being is that if Roberts decides to get on board, I have no doubt that Seibold will find a way to utilise him. While Boyd is doing a decent enough job of marshalling the troops from the back, he's no line-breaker. So having Roberts sniffing around in the middle for offloads, like an attacking fullback would, is something you would think Seibold would consider.

I haven't given up on Jimmy yet.
Didn't we use the Oates play last year too, or am I remembering wrong?
 

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