General NRL 2017 Round 8 - General Discussion

WarriorBall

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Penrith remind me of Warriors 2012. Hyped up as premiership contenders after a solid previous year but with a really young squad. Give some good opening performances to give hope but effectively crumble away as the year progresses and it becomes clear the young blokes just aren't ready yet. I might be wrong but some of these penrith players just aren't 80 minute first graders. They have Broncos next week so they could be 2-7 before they meet us.

It can be good to watch but their style of play hasn't really proven be sustainable through a finals series, Tigers in '05 maybe, Eels with Hayne made the GF but year on year it really is hit and miss, I think the Panthers will find that out in the long run too.
 
Watching the cowboys affirms again how important a Thurston or smith or Foran is to a team. They do so much behind the scenes that makes everyone else look a lot better than they actually are. You forwards can run the ball up as much as they want and your backs can slice as much defence as they like but without someone to straighten the attack and organise the defence or make the right decision on the right play you'll never win shit
 

WarriorBall

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If the Knights get up here Hodko he may find it hard to work his way back into the side.
 
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Watching the cowboys affirms again how important a Thurston or smith or Foran is to a team. They do so much behind the scenes that makes everyone else look a lot better than they actually are. You forwards can run the ball up as much as they want and your backs can slice as much defence as they like but without someone to straighten the attack and organise the defence or make the right decision on the right play you'll never win shit

Exactly Aman, you hit the nail on the head, Thurston will be an immortal tho. Possibly the greatest, but we need someone like him to help this team.
 
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Jordan G

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QLD/NSW Cup where we found the last one.

Although to be fair that's also where we found Brent Webb.

Gotta take the good with the vanilla.
 

Danpatmac

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Why are UK backs so shithouse in the NRL?

Sarginson looks like he would struggle to play ISP

And yes, Hayne is a shadow of his former self.
 
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Titans showed how to beat a more superior pack. Throw the ball around and get there d line unsettled. Good game to watch. Konnie played well