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#1 gnidir

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:34 AM

I've been thinking about this and I reckon we need more than one team to win the World Cup, to match the styles played by other teams. But to beat the ozzies, I'm thinking how we match up. I have this team in mind, with a drastic tactic......... We sub our three quarters at 60 minutes to defend! I think this is our biggest mismatch especially in the centres

1 tomkins
2 hall
3
4
5 charnley or briscoe
6 widdop
7 McGuire
8 burgess
9 roby
10 graham
11 Farrell
12 burgess
13 sinfield

Thoughts on centres?

#2 roughyedspud

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:01 AM

watkins & reed

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:26 AM

Watkins & Cudjoe.


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#4 GeordieSaint

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:13 AM

1. Tomkins

2. Lineham

3. Watkins

4. Reed

5. Hall

6. Widdop

7. Sinfield (I'd prefer Brough but McNamara will play him)

8. Graham

9. Roby

10. G Burgess

11. Farrell

12. Hock

13. S Burgess

 

14. Burrow

15. Mossop

16. Hill

17. Westwood


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#5 faz'_nose

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:38 AM

1. Tomkins
2. Lineham
3. Watkins
4. Reed
5. Hall
6. Widdop
7. Sinfield (I'd prefer Brough but McNamara will play him)
8. Graham
9. Roby
10. G Burgess
11. Farrell
12. Hock
13. S Burgess
 
14. Burrow
15. Mossop
16. Hill
17. Westwood


Crabtree instead of Mossop and that's probably the team that I'd go with.

#6 EastLondonMike

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:00 AM

For me id go for

 

1.Tomkins

2. Hall

3. Reed

4. Watkins

5. Briscoe

6. Widdop

7. Brough

8. Graham

9. Roby

10. S. Burgess

11. Ellis

12. Hock

13. Sinfield

 

14. O'Loughlin

15. Mcillorum

16. Westwood

17. G.Burgess


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#7 hindle xiii

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:07 AM

Reading Warrington fans' thoughts on here and the other board, a lot seem to think Westwood hasn't really been playing too well, or at least not hitting the top form of the past few seasons. Now, if this is somewhat true, does this place him in the bracket of players who have to play irrespective of form? Y'know, like Sinfield and Chase and Wilkin and Jones-Buchanan...


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#8 Futtocks

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

New Zealand ;)

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#9 RSN

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 11:42 AM

I'd go:

Sam Tomkins
Josh Charnley
Kallum Watkins
Jack Reed
Ryan Hall
Gareth Widdop
Danny Brough
James Graham
James Roby
Lee Mossop
Gareth Ellis
Ben Westwood
Sam Burgess

Rob Burrow
Eorl Crabtree
George Burgess
Gareth Hock

McNamara will go:

Sam Tomkins
Tom Briscoe
Kallum Watkins
Jack Reed
Ryan Hall
Rangi Chase
Kevin Sinfield
James Graham
James Roby
Jamie Peacock (returns)
Jon Wilkin
Gareth Ellis
Sean O Loughlin

Sam Burgess
Carl Ablett
Jamie Jones Buchanan
Rob Burrow

#10 faz'_nose

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'd go:
Sam Tomkins
Josh Charnley
Kallum Watkins
Jack Reed
Ryan Hall
Gareth Widdop
Danny Brough
James Graham
James Roby
Lee Mossop
Gareth Ellis
Ben Westwood
Sam Burgess
Rob Burrow
Eorl Crabtree
George Burgess
Gareth Hock
McNamara will go:
Sam Tomkins
Tom Briscoe
Kallum Watkins
Jack Reed
Ryan Hall
Rangi Chase
Kevin Sinfield
James Graham
James Roby
Jamie Peacock (returns)
Jon Wilkin
Gareth Ellis
Sean O Loughlin
Sam Burgess
Carl Ablett
Jamie Jones Buchanan
Rob Burrow


I would be perfectly happy with your side. I would be very unhappy if your prediction of McNamara's side is accurate. Sadly, I fear that you are probably very close to the mark.

#11 Konkrete

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

1. Tomkins

2. Hall

3. Reed

4. Watkins

5. Charnley

6. Widdop

7. Brough

8. Graham

9. Roby

10. S. Burgess

11. Ellis

12. Heighington

13. Sinfield



14. Burrow

15. Crabtree

16. Hock

17. G.Burgess


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Key areas would be :
. balance in the pack between power and tackling with good edge defenders
. speed, threat and size outside
. multiple pivots for kicking
. game changers on the bench
. mongrel - I'd seriously consider Ryan Bailey here if Hock wasn't good to go
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#12 GeordieSaint

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Watkins is a right centre (3) and I am pretty much certain Reed plays on the left (4).


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#13 walter sobchak

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

I'd go with:
1. Tomkins
2. Hall
3. Watkins
4. Reed
5. Charnley
6. Widdop(has to be)
7. Brough
8. Graham
9. Roby
10. Sam burgess
11. Farrell
12. Ellis
13. Sinfield
14. Burrow
15. George burgess
16. Hock
17. Westwood

#14 GeordieSaint

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

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I think you are a bit light at prop. You need more than three props to beat the Aussies; my opinion of course! ;)


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#15 emigrated roughyed

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:15 PM

1. Tomkins
2. Hall
3. Watkins
4. Reed
5. Briscoe
6. Widdop
7. Chase
8. Graham
9. Sinfield
10. Burgess, George
11. Hock
12. Farrell
13. Burgess, Sam

14. Roby
15. Ellis
16. Crabtree
17. Mossop

Put Sinfield at hooker, similar to Cam Smith, great leader, tackler, good short kicking game and awesome at conversions. Sinfield is never an international stand off , to small for a loose forward. Replace him or move him when the aussies are tired and let Roby works some magic.

#16 Vikingste

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:00 PM

1 Tompkins

2 Charnley

3 Reed

4 Watkins

5 Hall

6 Widdup

7 Smith

8 Graham

9 Lunt

10 Burgess G

11 Hock

12 Burgess S

13 Sinfield

 

14 Hardaker

15 Mossop

17 Farrell

18 Crabtree



#17 goldcoaster

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:30 PM

Tomkins
Hall
Watkins
Reed
Hardaker
Sinfield
Widdop
Graham
Roby
Mossop
S Burgess
Farrell
Heignington

G Burgess
Ellis
Hock
Westwood
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#18 ELBOWSEYE

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 06:40 PM

looking at the general run of scrum halves no one puts myler in with a shout, he is improving every week. He has also been superior against Brough in every recent encounter.
The policy of playing people in the wrong position (just to get them in the side) is always a mistake we seem to repeat.

#19 steef

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:59 PM

Tomkins
Charnley/briscoe
Watkins
Reed
Hall
Widdop
Sinfield
Graham
Roby
Hill
Sam burgess
Farrell
O'loughlin

Burrow
G.burgess
Crabtree
Hock
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#20 XIII

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

1. Sam Tomkins
2. Tom Briscoe
3. Jack Reed
4. Kallum Watkins
5. Ryan Hall
6. Gareth Widdop (will likely wear 7)
7. Kevin Sinfield (will likely wear 6 to appease people who can't see that he is a scrum half just because he wears 13 for Leeds)
8. Sam Burgess
9. James Roby
10. James Graham
11. Gareth Ellis
12. Liam Farrell
13. Sean O'Loughlin

14. Rob Burrow
15. Gareth Hock
16. Adrian Morley/Ben Westwood/Jamie Peacock/Chris Heighington/Erol Crabtree
17. George Burgess




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