POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

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moto748
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Re: POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

Post by moto748 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:19 pm

It is not a given that Escaré is a better full-back than Sarginson.

Personally, I don't think he is.

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Re: POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:36 pm

Sarg was superb in the Grand Final in which he played full back.

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Post by ancientnloyal » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:02 pm

Given the title of the thread we haven’t talked about Powell. Credit where credit is due for us the win did Sam
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Post by Exiled Wiganer » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:09 pm

He also scored the match winning try against Cas.
Would I be being cynical to suggest that those who consider him the worst player in the league have occasional selective blindness?

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Post by moto748 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:29 pm

maybe Powell's highlights stand out because they are relatively rare? Watch the best dummy-halves like Smith and Cook, and they can create more chances in a game than Powell does in a season.

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Re: POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

Post by 6742hitch » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 am

I think he’s a pretty decent player, good defence and work rate..vision of the defence at the PTB could be a little sharper (if he could exploit that like Wire’s Clarke can then he’d be 10x better), also, one of the few who never hangs his head!

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Re: POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

Post by Mickw » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:30 pm

That was a hell of a kick, might just keep us up.

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Re: POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:06 pm

6742hitch wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 am
I think he’s a pretty decent player, good defence and work rate..vision of the defence at the PTB could be a little sharper (if he could exploit that like Wire’s Clarke can then he’d be 10x better), also, one of the few who never hangs his head!
His defence is 10/10 but his attack is 3/10. Given the poor performance of our forwards and pivot players the finger gets pointed even more.

With better forwards and creative pivots you can get away with just a defensive hooker.
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

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Post by moto748 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:45 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:06 pm
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His defence is 10/10 but his attack is 3/10. Given the poor performance of our forwards and pivot players the finger gets pointed even more.

With better forwards and creative pivots you can get away with just a defensive hooker.
Exactly. It's not so unusual to see *anyone* playing at hooker in the NRL: Sam Thaiday, anyone? But when you have quality halves, that doesn't matter anywhere near as much.

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Re: POWELL KICKS WIGAN TO VICTORY

Post by nathan_rugby » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:20 pm

moto748 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:45 pm
nathan_rugby wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:06 pm
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His defence is 10/10 but his attack is 3/10. Given the poor performance of our forwards and pivot players the finger gets pointed even more.

With better forwards and creative pivots you can get away with just a defensive hooker.
Exactly. It's not so unusual to see *anyone* playing at hooker in the NRL: Sam Thaiday, anyone? But when you have quality halves, that doesn't matter anywhere near as much.
If you have a greater hooker though then they can make the difference.

- link up play with forwards - encouraging them to hit the gain line at pace and receive a good pass.
- scoots at the right time to gain meters/line break/ force penalty
- stepping out and utilising an optional forward runner and hitting a pivot player round the back
- kicking game from hooker
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

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