General NRL 2018 Round 1 - General Discussion

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    DRAGONS V BRONCOS

    Thursday, March 8, at Jubilee Oval, 7:50pm (AEDT)

    Dragons mail: Matt Dufty will start at fullback with Tariq Sims to fill the void in the backrow left by Manly recruit Joel Thompson.

    Broncos mail: Jamayne Isaako will start on the wing with Jordan Kahu playing centre. The Courier Mail is reporting Sam Thaiday will start at hooker as cover for Andrew McCullough who is returning from an ACL injury.


    KNIGHTS V SEA EAGLES

    Friday, March 9, at McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm (AEDT)

    Knights mail: Mitch Barnett returns from injury to start at lock. Slade Griffin gets the nod as starting hooker with Danny Levi on the bench.

    Sea Eagles mail: Lachlan Croker will start in the halves alongside Daly Cherry-Evans. Matt Wright is believed to have the edge on Brad Parker to fill the void for an injured Dylan Walker in the centres. Frank Winterstein lands on the bench with Joel Thompson and Curtis Sironen in the backrow.


    COWBOYS V SHARKS

    Friday, March 9, at 1300SMILES Stadium, 7:50pm (AEDT)

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    Cowboys mail: There are concerns over the health of Lachlan Coote’s hamstring. Ben Hampton will get the nod at fullback if Coote is unable to play. Javid Bowen is expected to replace Kane Linnett (pec).

    Sharks mail: To come.


    TIGERS V ROOSTERS

    Saturday, March 10, at ANZ Stadium, 4:30pm (AEDT)

    Tigers mail: Corey Thompson is set for the fullback spot ahead of Tuimoala Lolohea who is struggling with his weight. Esan Marsters has secured a centre spot and is likely to assume goal kicking duties.

    Roosters mail: Luke Keary is expected to be named in the starting side to return from a broken jaw. Victor Radley is likely to claim the No.14 position following the departure of Connor Watson. He’s a hooker who can slot into lock or the backrow.


    RABBITOHS V WARRIORS

    Saturday, March 10, at Perth Stadium, 7pm (AEDT)

    Rabbitohs mail: Damien Cook has won the fight for the No.9 jersey. Richie Kennar has secured a place on the wing to make his first NRL appearance in over 12 months.

    Warriors mail: New Warriors recruit Karl Lawton is set to be thrust into the thick of things less than a week after joining his new team. He’ll be in the 17 due to a season-ending injury to Nathaniel Roache.


    BULLDOGS V STORM

    Saturday, March 10, at Perth Stadium, 9pm (AEDT)

    Bulldogs mail: To come.

    Storm mail: To come.


    PANTHERS V EELS

    Sunday, March 11, at Panthers Stadium, 4:10pm (AEDT)

    Panthers mail: James Maloney confirmed Nathan Cleary will be the goal-kicker for the Panthers. “Nath will do that,” Maloney said. “He kicks the ball well. I’ve got no issue. I’m not going to fight over it. It’s something he likes doing.”

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    Eels mail: Bevan French will start the season at fullback with Jarryd Hayne and Michael Jennings the centres. Kirisome Auva’a and Josh Hoffman are the likely wingers. Brad Takairangi is expected to be on the bench with Tepai Moeroa and Manu Ma’u the likely backrow starters.


    TITANS V RAIDERS

    Sunday, March 11, at Cbus Super Stadium, 6:30pm (AEDT)

    Titans mail: Anthony Don is expected to be named pending a fitness test on his shoulder. Jai Arrow has earned the right to start in the front row with Ryan James on an edge.

    Raiders mail: Siliva Havili is favourite to secure the role of hooker.



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  2. Makasene
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    I remember that guy - didn't want to put in.
     
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    How can you train for the last 2 months and struggle with your weight, not like he is Marty Bella shaped. Dude must be packing in the KFC on the way home training or something.
     
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    Warriors mail: New Warriors recruit Karl Lawton is set to be thrust into the thick of things less than a week after joining his new team. He’ll be in the 17 due to a season-ending injury to Nathaniel Roache.

    this does concern me a little bit...surely there is someone else until he get's used to our systems in the reserves?
     
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    NRL 2018 Round 1 - General Discussion

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    A thread for all 2018 Round 1 team lists, discussions, news and views. Serves as a team list thread and game day discussion for all games through the week (besides the Warriors one of course :) ).

    Feel free to add team lists as they become available people. Thank you...
     
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    Kearney said they have seen a lot of him play - no doubt that will help in getting him to fit in.

    I want the best 17 on the park - if he is part of that now due to injury he needs to be there - particularly as Roache is gone for the season.
     
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    he comes from the Titans so he knows all about standing behind the goal posts watching conversions.
    What else is there to learn ?
     
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    Kick offs ?
     
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    gREVUS Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies

    After the warriors the two matches im most looking forward to are the storm without Cronk and the Roosters with him.
     
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    With so much player movement, just about every game has something of interest in in for me.

    Looking forward to seeing the Dragons with Ben Hunt - they traditionally start the season strong and I am expecting them to beat Brisbane at home.

    The new look Knights are of real interest too - there is absolutely no way that side can finish last this year, with a strong side on paper and always tough to beat at home (even in their darkest days) I think they will get over Manly.

    How will Matt Moylan go at the Sharks? they seem to be case of too many cooks when you consider the players they will want to be involved with ball in hand.

    Keen to see how the engine room of Ivan's bus goes. Is Matulino actually a lethargic piece of shit or did he just not want to be here the last few years?

    Jimmy Maloney at Penrith will be really interesting - can he leave Cleary to run the team and chime in when needed? won't be kicking goals either.

    yea so I'm excited
     
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    dont like storm but keen to see their kiwi prop rotation with kasiano in the mix, not looking forward to seeing them up against us tho. #whatsalarycap
     
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    Pita Godinet at hooker for Wests Tigers!
    5 ex warriors in the Tigers side.
     
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    Ivan's got his work cut out for him, that is a ragged collection of guys whose previous clubs opted not to keep.
     
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    Tigers and Warriors are in a similar situation; who would you rather be?
     
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    Warriors are in a much better situation. Our financial stability will eventually allow for an improvement in on field results.

    As for the Tigers, it will be a sad end for them but for the good of the game they really need to die, not relocate, but die. Far too many teams in Sydney and you risk ostracizing many numbers of fans by taking their team away and plonking it somewhere else (like Perth).
     
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    I don't know.

    Tasmanian Tigers sounds good. Just saying it gets me hard in all right places. ;)

    Looking forward to this double header in Perth. Interested to see how we will play against Rabbitohs and interested to see how well Melbourne Storm will adjust to loss of Cooper Cronk especially now that Billy Slater has been ruled out indefinitely with shoulder injury that he sustained in World Cup Challenge a couple of weeks back. Canterbury Bulldogs could be surprise upset of round especially with hard man Dean Pay now coaching them ...

    :bag:
     
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    Weird fact I learnt visiting Hobart, Tasmanians don’t seem to like the name “Tasmanian Tiger” every time anyone said it someone would but in “ you mean Thylacine?” Lol
     
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    The Magpies half will want the licence and to go it alone. They have the money...
     
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    Again apologies for being off topic but knowing that Magpie is South Australia state animal I always thought even back in 1999, that instead of merging with Balmain, Western Suburbs should of just moved to Adelaide and called themselves Adelaide Magpies. The Balmain Tigers ? I don't know. Maybe they should of merged with North Sydney Bears and call themselves Bobcats, yeah, that works ... ;)
     
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    Wahooo - 1 sleep to season 2018.

    Go Warriors!!!!