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Does a team really need two?

I’m open to thinking that maybe my team doesn’t need both a half and a 5/8. Maybe my team would be better off with an extra basher.

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34 minutes ago, Sports Prophet said:

Does a team really need two?

I’m open to thinking that maybe my team doesn’t need both a half and a 5/8. Maybe my team would be better off with an extra basher.

I thought you meant we cut the game to 40 mins, rather than the full 80.

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27 minutes ago, N2022 said:

I thought you meant we cut the game to 40 mins, rather than the full 80.

I thought it was a post advocating having the players play 80 minutes straight.

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1 hour ago, Sports Prophet said:

Does a team really need two?

I’m open to thinking that maybe my team doesn’t need both a half and a 5/8. Maybe my team would be better off with an extra basher.

There’s absolutely no reason why a coach couldn’t deploy this tactic. You could pick 13 props if you so wish.  But I would ask why the 1000s who pick teams every week aren’t doing it

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19 minutes ago, 17 stone giant said:

I would pick 13 wingers because they always seem to score more tries than other positions. My team would be amazing.

Why waste money on a goalkeeper in football, they never score.

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I would pick 13 loose forwards and be the Great Britain coach in 2003.

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3 hours ago, Dunbar said:

I would pick 13 loose forwards and be the Great Britain coach in 2003.

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6 hours ago, Spidey said:

There’s absolutely no reason why a coach couldn’t deploy this tactic. You could pick 13 props if you so wish.  But I would ask why the 1000s who pick teams every week aren’t doing it

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7 hours ago, Spidey said:

There’s absolutely no reason why a coach couldn’t deploy this tactic. You could pick 13 props if you so wish.  But I would ask why the 1000s who pick teams every week aren’t doing it

I think Leeds did something similar a season or so ago, picked nearly all forwards due to injuries. Defence was decent compared to the average performance that year, but attack certainly suffered.

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8 hours ago, Dunbar said:

I would pick 13 loose forwards and be the Great Britain coach in 2003.

I only came here to make this comment 🤣

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13 hours ago, Mumby Magic said:

Many of the roles have changed. Second Rower Graeme Bradley played stand off for us but he was technically far from one. We've had Davies at S/O too this year. 

I think Wade Graham at his peak demonstrated how valuable a ball playing forward can be.

Sharks remained top of the table by beating Melbourne last night and they had Cam McG as ball playing forward filling in for a late Nicho Hynes scratching.

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9 hours ago, Dunbar said:

I would pick 13 loose forwards and be the Great Britain coach in 2003.

Bit of an exaggeration, it was actually 12 with Richard Horne on the wing.

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On a serious point I am surprised how little RL teams change formation..

You rarely see a forward out wide, or centres/ wingers all moving to one side 

Of course many valid reasons in general for this, but I am surprised it doesn't occur more as an attacking move 

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3 hours ago, Sports Prophet said:

I think Wade Graham at his peak demonstrated how valuable a ball playing forward can be.

Sharks remained top of the table by beating Melbourne last night and they had Cam McG as ball playing forward filling in for a late Nicho Hynes scratching.

There's a thread in that tbh. Loose Forwards/locks can be utilised at 6 so why not a second rower too?

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