2020 NRL Season

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Maroon_Faithful, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Magic AJ Parker

    Dylan Brown should be fined for wearing his socks down whilst wearing white skins socks.
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  2. Lukic L Popovic

    Nothing better than Parra losing.
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  3. Magic AJ Parker

    Losing both your wingers in one night is such a rough go. At this stage of the season pretty much a killer blow for their year.
  4. AVA T Delonge

    Losing one was potentially a blessing in disguise if it forced them to finally address their backline defence issues but yeah two is rough.
  5. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Will be interesting to see how Penrith shape up in the prelim if Kikau is rubbed out. As much of a jet he is, his misreads in defence led to a couple of tries. I wonder if they'll look at putting Yeo wide with JFH lock, so there's still a threat on the edge. It's just not the same balance with Capewell or similar out there

    Also watched the kayo mini this morning, didn't realise live how many tackles Naden slipped off/got in to poor position. Very lucky he has Martin covering, think there's a weakness to exploited through that Naden/To'o edge. Roosters blindside try early a good example, but lazy a d flat footed
  6. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Think you're right that it's a bit of both. Even if it was Penrith dropping off, it's a credit to the Roosters to keep coming after two premierships etc. Feel like they have enough to do in the raiders.

    That shellacking by South's mightve been just what they needed.
  7. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    I think it won’t be too bad
    Jennings is an able replacement for one wing
    And Blake has seemed out of form this season so he is no big loss.

    The issue I see with Eels is that they are too structured, over coached, and somewhat formulaic.

    I don’t see them winning next week for that reason more so then injuries to key personnel.
  8. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I wonder why cordner didn't try to charge down clearys field goal. He was right there
  9. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Geez Papenhuyzen has a punchable head
  10. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Fuck Cummins is shit. That Sixagain-Offside penalty-Captains challenge sequence was ridiculous. What was going through his head?
  11. AVA T Delonge

    How do we have good refs not being re-signed when we have Cummins running around each week :laugh:
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  12. AVA T Delonge

    There are very few players who are as unlikeable a cunt as Reynolds.
  13. Hurricane JD Hurricane

    Kalyn Ponga played like a wimp and single handedly lost the match for New Castle. He needed to be their best player yet he made 3 to 4 key errors instead.

    That New Castle team is not making top 8 next year. Some very poor players in that line up.
  14. Rocks DN Boland

    I worked with his best mate. He was an unlikable cunt as well.
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  15. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Kikau gooooone, was worried about those carry over points

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  16. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I wonder if they'll go Yeo to the edge and Fischer Harris lock or Capewell run on. Thi k I prefer the former.
  17. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    They will put Capewell on an edge, IMO. Hopefully not, there has already been too much talk about him playing for QLD. Getting gametime in finals won't help.
  18. Cribbage RG Cribb

    wtf I love Capewell starting on an edge now
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  19. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    The only thing with Capewell starting is who do they bring in? I guess it'd be Burns? Seems their next in line players are middles, they've already got may playing some second row as it is, may mean he's playing longer minutes which I dont like bar injury. Totally different dynamic than Kikau.

    At least if it's Yeo on the edge there's still the threat there, with Tetevano or Fischer Harris at lock and look at Leniu, Hetherington coming in to the middle rotation.
  20. Magic AJ Parker

    Thoughts on the sides that dropped out in First week of the finals?

    Knights for mine seemed to get a little bit unlucky in the back end of the season, Ponga and Pearce both carried injuries that will require post season surgery. Their run of injuries in dummy half was ridiculous and they just never settled after McCullough was ruled out. Then there were another annoying injuries to the Saifiti, Best and others, must have been a really frustrating debut season for O’Brien in the end. Frizell next year is a really good pick up I can see them finishing top 6 based on what they showed in the first half of the season. I still think Ponga will be wasted at fullback in an O’Brien system where he’s looking for a high endurance high output player but time will tell... he was very disappointing against the better sides in the comp this year, dominated the easy games. Time to move to the 6.

    Sharks over achieved massively for mine, probably the worst top 8 side I can think of in recent history. I can see them really dropping down the ladder next year. Absolutely no signings to speak of and players like Matt Moylan, Josh Dugan & Andrew Fifita just chewing up massive salary cap space. Shaun Johnson had the best season of his career IMO, really matured as a playmaker and was such a shame to see him go down injured just before the finals series but outside of him not much to write home about in the spine and very hard to get excited about any of the talent coming through at the moment. Still one of the least enjoyable sides to watch.

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