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by julian87
June 27, 2022, 12:08 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6886

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

Crichton is clearly an inferior player to Burton and Wighton at Origin level. Let's hope Freddy and his selectors go back to their Game 1 rubbish so Crichton holds his spot. As a QLD'er I'd love that. No way they are playing Wighton right centre and no way they are taking Burton away from left cent...
by julian87
June 27, 2022, 8:50 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6886

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

It should probably remain as is with Burton kicking from centre. But him and Cleary are definitely the long term halves pairing. Probably just Wighton in for Crichton with Latrell missing out due to no game time. Gee Burton is a great player. I'd knock back the player option if I was him too. He'll ...
by julian87
June 27, 2022, 7:32 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6886

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

I think the pretty obvious solution re; the centres and that's 6 Burton 4 Wighton 3 Mitchell Luai is riding the Penrith train. Burton is better I'm every aspect. Luai scored a try once they were running riot but he was pants when the game was tight, same in game 1. The knock on, the 5 metre bomb wit...
by julian87
June 26, 2022, 11:06 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 Pacific Test Matches
Replies: 95
Views: 3368

Re: 2022 Pacific Test Matches

It’s been explained to me on here a few times that we have a cap that must be spent and there just aren’t enough good players out there so we end up having to load up big contracts for our old club stalwarts. The games last night convinced me the good players are out there if we look hard enough. J...
by julian87
June 26, 2022, 10:57 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 Pacific Test Matches
Replies: 95
Views: 3368

Re: 2022 Pacific Test Matches

The odds on offer for PNG were hilarious. They had specialists across the park. And 2 NRL experienced genuine halves. Fiji had a heap of bog average wingers out of position.
by julian87
June 24, 2022, 6:19 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 58
Views: 3625

Re: Elliott Whitehead

Yep, I get that CHN is potentially our best second rower, but his form is actually worse than Whitehead's. Young is currently by far our best in that role. If Fogarty, CHN and Starling can reverse their form slide and CNK can get fit enough to improve his confidence, we may have enough in us to scr...
by julian87
June 24, 2022, 6:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

If my comprehension of that is correct I am really perturbed. If Burton wants to move on my bet it is to a big/successful club. That is all fair enough but I'd be willing to punt that the umpteen Penrith selections and dumping of Addo-Carr as soon as he went to a small club played a part. Suali and ...
by julian87
June 24, 2022, 7:29 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 Under 19s State of Origin: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 101
Views: 3667

Re: 2022 Under 19s State of Origin: Blues V Maroons

That's a good call. He might not be as tall but has a very similar build and gait to TLL.
by julian87
June 24, 2022, 7:10 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The Cricket Thread
Replies: 22226
Views: 1007363

Re: The Cricket Thread

Maxwell added to the test squad and set to play the first test. **** yeah!
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 5:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Your predicted finish for the Canberra Raiders in 2022
Replies: 35
Views: 1697

Re: Your predicted finish for the Canberra Raiders in 2022

It's an.absolutely fair assessment. They fell across the line at home against one of the worst sides in the competition.
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 5:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Seiffert82 wrote: June 23, 2022, 4:25 pm Lazy journalism.

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Agree. Canberra don't need a prop or a hooker. Trevilyan, Mooney, Guler and Hola all in reserve grade as it stands.
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 5:21 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Luke Brooks is easily the worst career first choice halfback I have ever seen. Closing in on 200 games. Tigers will improve with Hastings and Douehi. Brooks has never been an organising halfback. That's part of the problem. He also needs to get out of that environment. IMO he's a talented player wh...
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 1:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Would like us to make a play for liam Martin. Defensively outstanding and runs hard on a good line. Obviously we’d have to pay slight overs but i think in some situations you just need to do that. Paying overs for someone from Penrith, just because they're from Penrith, would be bad news imo. It’s ...
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 1:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Just to immediately do a 180 on what i said 2 posts ago... Jeremiah Nanai, if you want to target a second rower, that's the guy to target imo. We did this with Tapine, identified an elite talent and did what it took to get him here and now he's one of the best players in the world. Nanai has that p...
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 1:48 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Luke Brooks is easily the worst career first choice halfback I have ever seen. Closing in on 200 games.

Tigers will improve with Hastings and Douehi.
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 9:05 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Just to immediately do a 180 on what i said 2 posts ago... Jeremiah Nanai, if you want to target a second rower, that's the guy to target imo. We did this with Tapine, identified an elite talent and did what it took to get him here and now he's one of the best players in the world. Nanai has that p...
by julian87
June 23, 2022, 9:04 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

simo wrote: June 22, 2022, 2:45 pm Would like us to make a play for liam Martin. Defensively outstanding and runs hard on a good line. Obviously we’d have to pay slight overs but i think in some situations you just need to do that.
Paying overs for someone from Penrith, just because they're from Penrith, would be bad news imo.
by julian87
June 22, 2022, 8:35 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

I'm not interested in clogging up the top 30 with over the hill, poorly performed players like Tyrone Peachey at any price. There is young talent we should be retaining instead. Happy to have external recruitment, but there’s no point picking up 30 year olds. Is there a young utility player in the ...
by julian87
June 21, 2022, 7:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*
Replies: 218
Views: 15068

Re: 2022 Rd 16 V Dragons: Teams and Previews

I think the pace of last years game just made him look way better than what he actually is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk i thought he looked his best in 2020, he and Havili at hooker most of the year and we reached a prelim Havili goes down as our most underrated player of the last few years ...
by julian87
June 21, 2022, 7:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Elliott Whitehead
Replies: 58
Views: 3625

Re: Elliott Whitehead

This is the hardest watch for me. Imo he was the most under rated player in the NRL for several seasons. Was tough, skilful and athletic. I really didn't think he'd see the game outgrow him. In fact backing him to gun it at 13 is probably my worst Canberra call in years. But yeah he just hasn't been...
by julian87
June 21, 2022, 7:15 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Why would we be wanting to sign a 30 year old reject from the Wests Tigers, after they've played half a season with that club? I'm putting my broken record back on the turntable here. Building squads is all about value. There are many things the Canberra squad lack but I've been adamant a most forg...
by julian87
June 21, 2022, 10:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

I don't care how bad he's been. But if Canberra pass up getting Peacher on 200k that will do me. The squad is desperate for utility. And the bloke covers 14, 13, 6, 9 and 3/4.

Considering we constantly see blokes like Schiller on the bench wasting spots it would ve crazy not to.
by julian87
June 20, 2022, 7:44 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

T_R wrote: June 20, 2022, 7:38 pm I think it was 750k over two years

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Yeah surely someone has misquoted it. If it is 750 over 2 that's a cut price player that would be good for Canberra to target imo.
by julian87
June 20, 2022, 6:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Raiders player signing speculation 2022
Replies: 637
Views: 60356

Re: Raiders player signing speculation 2022

Jesus Christ. I still like him. But 750k wowee. I'd take him on 300. He's the style of player the current squad lacks. That's astonishing that money though.
by julian87
June 20, 2022, 4:27 pm
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6886

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

Very odd for anyone to have a crack at the Trbojevic pick. He's the best middle defender in the game and that's why he's there. Not having good defenders there is why they lost game 1.
by julian87
June 20, 2022, 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6886

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

Too many players there for NSW because of who they play for. Qld will wrap it up in Perth.
by julian87
June 20, 2022, 11:21 am
Forum: Rugby League
Topic: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons
Replies: 242
Views: 6886

Re: 2022 State of Origin II: Blues V Maroons

Botman wrote: June 20, 2022, 8:30 am I wonder how it works for Wighton... He was definitely going to be selected but now wont because of COVID protocols. But he wont play, so is he out 30k?

I guess what im asking is, does anyone know if Jack still gets paid?
Nitpicking but 18k I think.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 6:36 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Sam Williams eager to continue NRL career after Raiders departure
Replies: 58
Views: 7227

Re: Sam Williams eager to continue NRL career after Raiders departure

It's a pity Fogarty wasn't able to learn engaging the defensive line fron Williams.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:31 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

Pathetic. All on Fogarty. He's **** pathetic. Hook him for Schiller.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:30 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

There's the 5th time Figarty tackled on the 5th play. Absolutely unforgivable.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:27 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

The line needs to be engaged once in a while.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:25 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

Once Whitehead is back Rapana has to move in field positionally.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:14 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

I think this team would be better with Rapana at 6 and Schiller on the wing.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

That's at least 4 times Fogarty has been tackled on the 5th play.
by julian87
June 19, 2022, 3:08 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day
Replies: 686
Views: 18892

Re: 2022 Rd 15 V Knights: Game Day

**** both of these sides are horrible.