Set up

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Rennox89
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Set up

Post by Rennox89 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:22 pm

Not necessarily gossip, but heard hastings might be playing 13 this season. He was asked on social media about playing hooker and he replied loose forward. Anyone else hear this? Would be a great spine if we had French Field Leuleui Powell Hastings

nathan_rugby
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Re: Set up

Post by nathan_rugby » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:49 pm

Rennox89 wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:22 pm
Not necessarily gossip, but heard hastings might be playing 13 this season. He was asked on social media about playing hooker and he replied loose forward. Anyone else hear this? Would be a great spine if we had French Field Leuleui Powell Hastings
He was asked what?
Bomhead - "Lockers to prop."

Rennox89
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Re: Set up

Post by Rennox89 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:53 pm

He was asked if the rumour was true that he would be playing 9 this season and he replied "No, loose forward I think"

Tricky Dicky1
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Re: Set up

Post by Tricky Dicky1 » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:22 pm

He was taking the mick

Rennox89
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Re: Set up

Post by Rennox89 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:47 pm

Argh right, is that we he told you?

bill.inger
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Re: Set up

Post by bill.inger » Thu Mar 11, 2021 5:46 pm

After the dross he's read on this site, and others, (Redvee) about himself, I'm surprised he took time out to answer at all.

Wiganer Ted
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Re: Set up

Post by Wiganer Ted » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:50 pm

I'd be ok with Jacko at 13. A scrum back three of Farrell, Bateman & Hastings would be one quality pack with Bullock, Powell & Singleton.
That would give us three halfbacks of Smith, Field & Leuluai with one off the bench.

We have a lot of quality in the squad and it's up to Lam to get the best out of the individual players and collectively as a squad/team.

w.thomas
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Re: Set up

Post by w.thomas » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:19 pm

I saw JH tell someone on Instagram the moon was made of cheese as well so that must also be true. 🙃

nathan_rugby
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Re: Set up

Post by nathan_rugby » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:29 am

Wiganer Ted wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:50 pm
I'd be ok with Jacko at 13. A scrum back three of Farrell, Bateman & Hastings would be one quality pack with Bullock, Powell & Singleton.
That would give us three halfbacks of Smith, Field & Leuluai with one off the bench.

We have a lot of quality in the squad and it's up to Lam to get the best out of the individual players and collectively as a squad/team.
Hastings won MOS as a half and he had a great season for us in the same position last year setting up lots of tries.

Why move him from a position he has played his whole career so far?

Our downfall the last two years has been field kicking and a lack of go forward / metres making by the forwards. Moving Hastings to 13 will not help with the meters making, it will make it worse than having another Prop or Second Rower there.
It would be a case of too many cooks if he stayed at 13.

If you remove the “split halves” idea, having a 7 and 6 is enough hands to get the ball to the 1 and/or centres in space.

I’m denying the value of a true ball playing 13 but Hastings would be a half moved to 13.

His defence at 9 proved he’s capable and he does take a lot of drives in but a move to 9 or 13 could come later in his career if he continues growing. (His words on his podcast).

Hastings to 13 is a round peg square whole at the moment. Completely unnecessary.
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Dan2266
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Re: Set up

Post by Dan2266 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:30 am

Bateman will be Loose Forward

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