Staff Andrew Webster

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Mullayo

And I think he shouldn't be doing any of that. Keep the illusion of competition alive, and don't give your opposition your players and likely gameplan.
Agreed - I would also add that we and most people would have thought that would be the case. They would also see that in the trials. As long as he doesn't name our centre and wingers too early as those are the most unknown areas ....mind you the could mean he doesn't know who will play where yet. As he has already talked about 1, 6 & 7 as well as the starting pack....
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And I think he shouldn't be doing any of that. Keep the illusion of competition alive, and don't give your opposition your players and likely gameplan.

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Team lists are always announced a few days before the game anyway so generally opposition will most of the time know who's playing where anyway and just because a player is announced in a position doesn't mean they will stay there the whole game depending on how the team goes.

Also a team that needs to respond to an opponents game plan isn't as likely to win imo. Better to focus on your own game plan and what you want to do than to try stop what opponents are going to do.

I don't mind what Webster has said regarding team selection. He hasn't promised anyone certain spots and has mentioned a couple times he'll be picking the best players to play each week. Just because he has confirmed a few things many people already suspected doesn't mean every opposition is suddenly going to go, "Oh we know exactly what they're going to do and have to do x y z to win."
 
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And I think he shouldn't be doing any of that. Keep the illusion of competition alive, and don't give your opposition your players and likely gameplan.

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We are the warriors no one will bother preparing in advance to combat our predicted line up.
No need to keep our cards close to our chest.

Holbrook's season ended when he added Isaako to the side.
 
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We are the warriors no one will bother preparing in advance to combat our predicted line up.
No need to keep our cards close to our chest.

Holbrook's season ended when he added Isaako to the side.
Bennet signed Isaako didnt he?
 
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And I think he shouldn't be doing any of that. Keep the illusion of competition alive, and don't give your opposition your players and likely gameplan.

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I think what he is saying isnt exactly giving out any huge secrets and fairly generic. As the season gets closer and trials happen every coach will make similar comments in interviews.
Your top players are the guys who will get first chance and the competition comes from the younger guys working hard and taking their chances. standard stuff i reckon.
 

Mullayo

Yeah once it's sorted and everyone trained hard. Not now before even the trial games. Dumb move.
I think what he is saying isnt exactly giving out any huge secrets and fairly generic. As the season gets closer and trials happen every coach will make similar comments in interviews.
Your top players are the guys who will get first chance and the competition comes from the younger guys working hard and taking their chances. standard stuff i reckon.
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