General Round 17: Your Team Vs The Bunnies

Miket12

Miket12

What's your team vs the Bunnies?

Assuming Packer and Manu aren't available, I'd say ME will go with:

Locke
Fisiiahi
Hurrell
Nielsen
Laumape
Leuluai
Johnson
Rapira
Friend
Matagi
Mannering
Mateo
Taylor

Matulino
Lillyman
Lowrie
Peyroux
18th man Gubb
 
Gizzyfan

Gizzyfan

What's your team vs the Bunnies?

Assuming Packer and Manu aren't available, I'd say ME will go with:

Locke
Fisiiahi
Hurrell
Nielsen
Laumape
Leuluai
Johnson
Rapira
Friend
Matagi
Mannering
Mateo
Taylor

Matulino
Lillyman
Lowrie
Peyroux
18th man Gubb

I'd have Matagi there even if Packer is fit. The reason being that Matagi's squat stature could cause the big Burgess pack problems. Same with Lillyman
 
Sup42

Sup42

Can't alter the brotherhood. as is.

I got a feeling we are going to pump the Rabbits.

Seriously they aren't ready for the Warriors Juggernaught , they've been rolling the easy beats , We've been changing into a new creature since we last had a two point seperation.

1) we just don't fear them

2) we have more to play for

3) their fans hadn't even mentioned this week when I spied on their site last nite.....thats a SAS target right there
 
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Hitman82

Hitman82

Yeah, while I still find Matt Elliot's use of the bench very strange, it's working for us.
Package in for Matagi if fit. Matagi is great but Packer does offer a boss level defender to bring on late in the match if it's a grinder.
Laumape in for Manu if the big man is broken.
 
Inruin

Inruin

Contributor
What's your team vs the Bunnies?

Assuming Packer and Manu aren't available, I'd say ME will go with:

Locke
Fisiiahi
Hurrell
Nielsen
Laumape
Leuluai
Johnson
Rapira
Friend
Matagi
Mannering
Mateo
Taylor

Matulino
Lillyman
Lowrie
Peyroux
18th man Gubb
Sounds good. I would have Gubb in fro Peyroux just to add some more size off the bench. The rabbits have a pretty good pack and Big George Burgess is back this week isn't he? He will be itching to get stuck in, unfortunately.
 
Miket12

Miket12

Sounds good. I would have Gubb in fro Peyroux just to add some more size off the bench. The rabbits have a pretty good pack and Big George Burgess is back this week isn't he? He will be itching to get stuck in, unfortunately.
OMG and all his Perth mates need to take 'STOP' signs to the game to distract George!
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Sounds good. I would have Gubb in fro Peyroux just to add some more size off the bench. The rabbits have a pretty good pack and Big George Burgess is back this week isn't he? He will be itching to get stuck in, unfortunately.
We've got a chip on our shoulders bigger than Sam Burgess , he's going to run smack straight into it.

Kiwi crowd , Warriors are fast starters in the Perth Games. We've overcome the late fade.....one hell of a contest , look out for the hungry Jungle animal.
 
wallacenz

wallacenz

id like to see a big hit put on sutton, he always seems like a confidence player to me. break him early
 
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Sup42

Sup42

Nathan Merrit comes in off that wing. He usually struggles against Manu , Push Mateo Wide to force Merrit in, runners inside outside , it's either Laummape or Locke to do some damage.
 
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Sup42

Sup42

https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news-dis...-Go-West/78398

Pretty arogant from ole Roy rogers re the Raiders scoring two points.

The whole home game thing I'm predicting will give them a bit of a let down if the Warriors bring the crowd into the game early

The most telling comment from Asotasi is the ' they can beat anyone on their day ' cliche....

Rest assured these pricks have no idea what's coming for them.
 
ramps

ramps

lowrie stll doesnt offer anything off the bench. i would like to see sam lousi do some damage on the edges at second row
 
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Jay M

Jay M

I'd still like to see Lowrie not on the bench - i.e. if he's not starting (and he doesn't deserve to) vulcanise him!

Laumape in for Manu if Manu is out, Matagi for Packer if Packer is still out... One thing I'd like to see ME do though is switch Fish to the left wing and play Laumape on the right. Reasons? Laumape has played all his first grade wing time at right wing, but the main reason is I'd want to put Fish up against Merritt. Put the speedsters against each other... Souths play to Merritt's side a lot - Nielsen and Fish could shut that down... Also would give us an advantage on attack with Fish being taller and I suspect he could outjump Merritt to the bomb... Not to mention Reynolds little chips/grubbers in behind - Fish can turn and chase a lot faster than Laumape... Let Laumape team up with Konnie and smash the Bunnies left side IMO ;)

Souths have a big forward pack that are used to bullying sides left, right and centre. If we can stand up to them, we have a chance. We need a big improvement in our kicking game though - if we kick the ball down Inglis' throat - it's going to hurt us (either that, or deliberately kick the ball to him to burn him out)... Personally, I'd just kick the ball at Merritt all day - and then smash him ;)

I think the Bunnies have an edge on us, but we could give them a decent scare...
 
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Raurimu Massive

Raurimu Massive

id like to see a big hit put on sutton, he always seems like a confidence player to me. break him early


A Mannering rag-doll special should do it.

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Brother Faisal

Brother Faisal

Not to be negative i feel we could get played out of the park this week. the rabbitohs pack is unfairly huge and powerful and with isaac luke out of dummy half i can see us struggling up the middle of the park. i would like to see a matagi, peyroux, gubb, lilyman bench, basically as much size as possible, lowrie is just too small for this game. we would need mateo and elijah to play 80min because i feel the edges is the only way we can beat them, kinda like how GC did. but i feel for friend hes gonna take a huge amount of work around the ruck.

the problem alot of teams face with south sydney is they have become really good wrestlers and almost always get you on your back, i noticed they wrap the player and from there control where they put him, there forwards seem to have great upper body strength and wrestling to control the ball carrier, to win i feel we need a mixture of edge attack getting hurrell one on one with is it goodwin or the other new kid, second phase footy off loads galore within reason to get away from those dominant tackles, and an extremely good kicking game and repeat drop outs to have any chance.

i expect nielson could contain inglis on out the back plays close to the line but i feel for konrad, inglis gets players in alot of one on one spot tackle opportunities where if they dont make it he'l get in, wouldnt be suprised if simon goes out there if its tight at the end.

we can definitely win this one the one thing that could get us through is the fashion in which weve won the last 3 but dont be suprised to expect an onslaught from souths, it will require more than what brisbane gave us if we want to survive and win.
 
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Hitman82

Hitman82

Hate to change a winning team, but this would be an ideal game to try Mannering at 13. Let Taylor run wide and attack with Hurrell and Fish.
 
lolcaeks

lolcaeks

lowrie stll doesnt offer anything off the bench. i would like to see sam lousi do some damage on the edges at second row

This ^^

why not fight fire with fire and put one of our huge men out there

They dont come much bigger than Lousi!
 
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