Round 9 - Saints v GC Titans

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Red V Function - Gold Coast Titans
Sat May 11, 2013

Sofitel Gold Coast, Broadbeach
4:00pm to 5:00pm


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both last up losers but the Titans have the better team play on the field. If the Dragons can work on their teamwork this week they are in with a chance. It wouldn't hurt to work on their attack and defence as well as the football basics. They could learn a lot if they leave the manly game first half errors from their play.
 

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both last up losers but the Titans have the better team play on the field. If the Dragons can work on their teamwork this week they are in with a chance. It wouldn't hurt to work on their attack and defence as well as the football basics. They could learn a lot if they leave the manly game first half errors from their play.
I reckon we can win - but depends on their attitude.
 

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Titans v Dragons, Sunday, 12/05, 3:00PM, Skilled Park
Titans: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Brad Takairangi, Jamal Idris, David Mead, Aidan Sezer, Albert Kelly, Luke Bailey, Beau Falloon, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Mark Minichiello, Nate Myles. Interchange: David Taylor, Ryan James, Ben Ridge, Sam Irwin, Mark Ioane

Dragons: TBA
 

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Saints Team:

1. Jason Nightingale
2. Brett Morris
3. Chase Stanley
4. Matt Cooper
5. Daniel Vidot
6. Jamie Soward
7. Nathan Fien
8. Dan Hunt
9. Mitch Rein
10. Jack Stockwell
11. Tyson Frizell
12. Ben Creagh (c)
13. Trent Merrin
14. Bronson Harrison
15. Matt Prior
16. Jack de Belin
17. Michael Weyman
 

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NYC Team:

1. Jackson Hastings
2. Kayne Brennan
3. Charly Runciman
4. Hayden Carpenter
5. Yaw Kiti Glymin
6. Drew Hutchinson
7. Jacob Neill
8. Kem Seru
9. Logan Harris
10. George Lolo
11. Wes Lolo
12. Vincent Stowers
13. Kal Collins
14. Taylor Brown
15. Jack Bird
16. Addin Fonua Blake
17. Brody Rigg
 

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State Cup Team:

1. Adam Quinlan
2. Tyron Cranston
3. Nathan Green
4. Junior Vaivai
5. Kose Lelei
6. Todd Ryan
7. Josh Drinkwater
25. Jarrad Hickey (c)
9. Nathan Waters
10. Michael Henderson
11. Leeson Ah Mau
12. Atelea Vea
13. Evrett Vaurasi
15. Jake Hawkins
16. Matt Handcock
17. Jordan Hay
19. Josh Toole
20. Kyle Lodge
21. Jack Twist
 

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The scoreline against the Warriors really flattered the Titans. The Dragons should be able to win this, albeit perhaps not without a fight.
 

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The scoreline against the Warriors really flattered the Titans. The Dragons should be able to win this, albeit perhaps not without a fight.
Yes. But we are starting to look a bit threadbare. 1 (Beale) and 7 (Stanley) gone. BMozz probably gone. Sowie with other issues to contend with. And a host of other injuries. But - who knows who might appear - any day ... ;)
 
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I hope the Refs this week see the forward passes from both sides. Last week's fiasco cost us the game !

GOLD COAST TITANS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS at Skilled Park, 3.00pm

TITANS: William Zillman, Kevin Gordon, Brad Takairangi, Jamal Idris, David Mead, Aidan Sezer, Albert Kelly, Luke Bailey, Beau Falloon, Luke Douglas, Greg Bird, Mark Minichiello, Nate Myles. Interchange: David Taylor, Ryan James, Ben Ridge, Sam Irwin, Mark Ioane (one to be omitted).

DRAGONS: Jason Nightingale, Brett Morris, Chase Stanley, Matt Cooper, Daniel Vidot, Jamie Soward, Nathan Fien, Dan Hunt, Mitch Rein, Jack Stockwell, Tyson Frizell, Ben Creagh (capt), Trent Merrin. Interchange: Bronson Harrison, Matt Prior, Jack de Belin, Michael Weyman.

Referees: Shayne Hayne, Gerard Sutton.
 

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Josh Dugan was given a 90 minutes trial to see if he was ready for a debut for St George Illawarra on Sunday.

Looks like he'll be running on.
 

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Well played - bad luck. Once again goal kicks lost us the game.

Why are tries scored in the corners technically worth "less" than those in the middle ?
 

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I liked Quinlan, quite nippy and small enough to play halfback:bag:. Only watched the first half and it wasn't impressive. Creagh needs to run wider if they are going to use him in attack as he isn't a battering ram and is heavily marked.
If Soward is going to finish the season in the Dragons NRL side he needs to pop up to Penrith and get his kicking boots he stored in his locker there. If he wants to put something up there he could leave his current style of play which is catch and pass or poorly placed bombs. He did however do a fine 40/20 kick.
Vidot to outside centre. Soward to run the ball and the whole team to cut out silly mistakes could see us avoid the spoon
 

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Agree that Quinlan had a good start to the game. A bit small for fullback tho and would like to see him transition to halfback, if he can pass. The question on Soward is "are we carrying him"?
Positives -
1. Can bomb the ball right on target
2. Can kick a FG from anywhere on the park - if given a fair shot at it.
3. Can kick 50mtr drops from in goal.
4. Can convert from nearly anywhere
5. Can punt to open spaces
6. Can swoop on loose balls in broken play and charge thru
7. Has lightening acceleration off the mark.
8. Can throw bullet-like 'cut out' passes to outside men.

Negatives -
1. Can't tackle (will never go low)
2. Does not take on the line
3. Opposition can read him
4. Too many hospital passes.

Considering that in recent games since his Panthers announcement, Soward is having difficulty converting, punting to open spaces, swooping and accelerating then the negatives out way the positives and we are carrying him. Perhaps Price needs to experiment with another 5/8 and blood youngsters for next year.
 

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Happened when Benny left - and Darbs. They said their minds were still focussed as we went down the tubes !!!
 

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Hey dudes and dudets.
My main take on the game is a pet hate and I may sound like a broken record....but not like our mate D.S..
I am deadest over Price sticking Prior into our backline. Why was he put into the centre position when Green was fit and itching to go?
Having been the vegetarian Priors greatest critic,he finally comes good in the middle of the park playing like a 120kg backrower should and then the coach has,in my opinion,a major brain fade.
Also Stanley HAS TO GO.He played a huge part in our demise against Manly then puts in another ordinary performance against the Titans.
If you look closely at his game he constantly comes out of the line and misses tackles.
He has got to go.