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Jamie Lyon and Michael Jennings take centre stage in Sunday's NRL grand final


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#1 boxhead

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

AS with many of the head-to-head contests in the Sea Eagles Roosters grand final, the three-quarter line battle is shaping as a ripper. Particularly the match-up between the world's best centre Jamie Lyon and the flashiest, Michael Jennings.

Manly are number one for attack on both sides of the field, and it’s easy to see why when you analyse the quality of their three-quarter line.

Jamie Lyon is, without a doubt, the best centre in the NRL. He may not be as athletically gifted as Michael Jennings, but he is a footballer. He knows when to call the ball, he knows how to get outside his man and he knows how to put an incredibly potent finisher in Williams away down the sideline.

He terrorised Souths' Bryson Goodwin in the preliminary final and Williams reaped the benefits, scoring one of the tries of the season.  Lyon also kept Greg Inglis at bay with his perfectly timed up-and-in defence. Michael Jennings can expect the same treatment this weekend. 

More here...http://www.news.com....l-1226732379531

 

I wonder if Lyons can be tempted to come out of Test retirement? I don't think so but who knows?


Edited by AndyCapp, 03 October 2013 - 11:21 AM.


#2 petero

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:23 PM

 

AS with many of the head-to-head contests in the Sea Eagles Roosters grand final, the three-quarter line battle is shaping as a ripper. Particularly the match-up between the world's best centre Jamie Lyon and the flashiest, Michael Jennings.

Manly are number one for attack on both sides of the field, and it’s easy to see why when you analyse the quality of their three-quarter line.
Jamie Lyon is, without a doubt, the best centre in the NRL. He may not be as athletically gifted as Michael Jennings, but he is a footballer. He knows when to call the ball, he knows how to get outside his man and he knows how to put an incredibly potent finisher in Williams away down the sideline.

He terrorised Souths' Bryson Goodwin in the preliminary final and Williams reaped the benefits, scoring one of the tries of the season.  Lyon also kept Greg Inglis at bay with his perfectly timed up-and-in defence. Michael Jennings can expect the same treatment this weekend. 
More here...http://www.news.com....l-1226732379531
 
I wonder if Lyons can be tempted to come out of Test retirement? I don't think so but who knows?


That last sentence, I sincerely hope not, the thought appals me, especially were he to be matched against Leeeeeroy!

The rest, well having watched every televised game Manly have played on P/sports this term I would wholeheartedly agree with the assessment on Lyons.
Along with Jennings and also Matai, he has been superb this season. Better than he has ever been infact and, seemingly improving more and more the longer he goes on.

#3 The Bobster

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:53 PM

How I wish he was still a Saint. 

 

Played 63 games - 46 Tries, 213 goals for 610 points 2005-2006.


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#4 Saint Billinge

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:24 PM

How I wish he was still a Saint. 

 

Played 63 games - 46 Tries, 213 goals for 610 points 2005-2006.

 

He certainly wowed the fans.



#5 GeordieSaint

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:26 PM

What time does the game kick off UK time?


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#6 Old Frightful

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:31 PM

How I wish he was still a Saint. 

Oh dear, what's he been up to?


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#7 bedlam breakout

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 06:28 PM

how long ago did he play for saints? must be a while now?


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#8 MrFussy

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:15 PM

2006.

 

Absolutely superb player, I hope he leads Manly to some more glory on the weekend.



#9 boxhead

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:39 PM

What time does the game kick off UK time?

 

The build up to the main game is around 8:30am Sunday, probably end up around 9am kick off.