21-man squad vs Hull KR

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by doc » Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:24 am

That squad looks a bit thin in the forwards, especially in the prop department.

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Southern Softy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:27 am

Yep. Really missing that George Burgess.
More seriously, hope that Greenwood gets a try at loose-forward which might just be his eventual position. Good ball-handling skills, good football brain and decent defence.

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:21 am

Southern Softy wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:27 am
Yep. Really missing that George Burgess.
More seriously, hope that Greenwood gets a try at loose-forward which might just be his eventual position. Good ball-handling skills, good football brain and decent defence.
As much as a ball playing 13 is such an advantage I think you can mitigate with a creative fullback I.e French. If we had Hardaker as fullback then the requirement would be much more. I think the safest option is having our 13 to be an additional 2nd row in the absence of lockers. None of our existing second rowers really have the ability to be considered a ball handler so no point forcing it.
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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Firestarter » Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:30 am

nathan_rugby wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:21 am
Southern Softy wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:27 am
Yep. Really missing that George Burgess.
More seriously, hope that Greenwood gets a try at loose-forward which might just be his eventual position. Good ball-handling skills, good football brain and decent defence.
As much as a ball playing 13 is such an advantage I think you can mitigate with a creative fullback I.e French. If we had Hardaker as fullback then the requirement would be much more. I think the safest option is having our 13 to be an additional 2nd row in the absence of lockers. None of our existing second rowers really have the ability to be considered a ball handler so no point forcing it.
Maybe powell at loose with tommy hooker and smith at 7?if im not wrong powell played at loose for a big part of the KR match there, i think
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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Southern Softy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:39 am

It looked to me that way and I think we've done it before when Smith, Powell and Tommy are all on the pitch. With French seemingly on a 'go where he thinks best' type of play, it looks odd but seems to work. It does mean that French can chime into the line (a la Sammy) all over the pitch and although it leaves holes in defence it does make for impressive attacking. It normally means that you have to have your best props and second rowers on to strengthen the defence. I wouldn't fancy it against Saints but against lesser teams, it could be effective.

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Wiganer Ted » Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:01 pm

My concern is at centre. It looks like Gildart will return with Bibby going left wing or standing down. If French is again fb then Hardaker will be centre with Hankinson omitted yet again. Should French or Hardaker cop a knock then Hanks could well be drafted in after not playing for four weeks plus. Not good is that!

We need to play Hanks both for his position at centre and his goalkicking. It appears at times Lam is creating a favourites list with his team selection. 21 in the squad but only his favourites in the team.

BTW where's John Winder? Seen Lockers and Peet with Lam but not seen Winder, anyone know if it's just that I've missed him or other reasons?

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Southern Softy » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:33 pm

If Olly plays, then it would make sense to play Budgie on the wing. They know each other's play and I thought Budgie was very effective last week.
Agree about Hankinson. He does lack pace but is a decent player who never slacks. Would give Hardaker a break from kicking as well.

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Mike » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:43 pm

Wiganer Ted wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:01 pm
My concern is at centre. It looks like Gildart will return with Bibby going left wing or standing down. If French is again fb then Hardaker will be centre with Hankinson omitted yet again. Should French or Hardaker cop a knock then Hanks could well be drafted in after not playing for four weeks plus. Not good is that!

We need to play Hanks both for his position at centre and his goalkicking. It appears at times Lam is creating a favourites list with his team selection. 21 in the squad but only his favourites in the team.

BTW where's John Winder? Seen Lockers and Peet with Lam but not seen Winder, anyone know if it's just that I've missed him or other reasons?
Is he better than Hardaker? Is he better than Gildart? Which one will you drop for Hankinson?

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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Firestarter » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:21 pm

Im all for giving lads a game but winning comes first....... ide only rest players that arnt fully fit or carrying knocks...... I personally hope borough gets a chance
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Re: 21-man squad vs Hull KR

Post by Wiganer Ted » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:15 pm

My view on Hankinson is that we need to keep the whole squad match fit. I think he should have a game and maybe play Zac from the bench or rest him. Not doing so risks Zac or Bevan getting a knock and Hanks then not having had a game for months.

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