2023 NRL Round 3 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks vs. Canberra Raiders @ GIO Stadium Sunday 19th March @ 6:15pm

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Tough game in the heat but no excuse for dropped ball and missed tackles.

We are constantly getting outmuscled in the forwards and aside from Trindall and Nikora who both had blinders, we created diddly squat. Even Will who started well had a quiet second half.

We are very far from a top 8 team at the moment let alone top 4. Fitz has got a lot of work to do and needs to win back the fans.

Nicho is only going to solve some of the problems, defence and ball control is ****.
 

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Talakai back to left edge back row, where he can get the ball more and run over halfbacks.

Give Iro left centre, atleast he makes metres and is hard to put down, also has speed.

Give no.14 to someone that can play dummy half so Brailey gets a breather. Wilton on the bench to bring energy and some impact. Drop the mid fwds who have the least match fitness and play with jets to get more playing minutes there.

1.Kennedy
2.Katoa
3.Ramien
4.Iro
5.Mulitalo
6.Moylan
7.Trindall/Hynes
8.Rudolf
9.Brailey
10.Kaufusi
11.Nikora
12.Talakai
13.Finucane
14.Atkinson
15.Mcinnis
16.Hunt/Uele
17.Wilton


Please forward to Fitz, thank you
Dropping Wilton to the bench....Jesus Christ that's a bad take mate.
 

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I just come from saying Wilton was one of our best to this

And you doubled down by suggesting Iro should play because he makes meter’s and is hard to put down, like Talakai isn’t one of the league leading centres for this
I would rather Talakai go back to back row so he can get his hands on the ball more. He can also pull off more big hits in defense playing there, make halves think twice

Wilton to bench is not a demotion, we need him for impact, compared to the other middles trying to find match fitness, he would bring more impact and energy
 

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I would rather Talakai go back to back row so he can get his hands on the ball more. He can also pull off more big hits in defense playing there, make halves think twice

Wilton to bench is not a demotion, we need him for impact, compared to the other middles trying to find match fitness, he would bring more impact and energy
I'd rather Talakai go back to Jets . He is ****ing hopeless
 

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Tough game in the heat but no excuse for dropped ball and missed tackles.

We are constantly getting outmuscled in the forwards and aside from Trindall and Nikora who both had blinders, we created diddly squat. Even Will who started well had a quiet second half.

We are very far from a top 8 team at the moment let alone top 4. Fitz has got a lot of work to do and needs to win back the fans.

Nicho is only going to solve some of the problems, defence and ball control is ****.
Will was quiet in second half but I think that had lot to do with consistently bad field position for us. They were attacking corners a lot and we couldn’t get at their line enough.
 

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I would rather Talakai go back to back row so he can get his hands on the ball more. He can also pull off more big hits in defense playing there, make halves think twice

Wilton to bench is not a demotion, we need him for impact, compared to the other middles trying to find match fitness, he would bring more impact and energy
I don't see Wilton as an impact style forward.

He's got a good motor but it's highly geared.
 

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Moylan Needs to go.
we need a back up kicker
we need to hold the ball, as when we do hold onto, we can make the yards.
Katoa is in a bad patch atm, would like to see stone street come in.

yes we have had a few 50/50 calls against us, so what? play the bloody whistle.

anyone thinking Iro to replace talakai, guess what he isnt ready at all. He got worked over in nsw cup.
caleb Uele needs polish but could be good value .
Surprisely Hiroti has been played well today in nsw cup
though one thing stood out for me today, was SG ball, healys kid, I hope we give him a good in nsw cup asap. Massive potential
 

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I would rather Talakai go back to back row so he can get his hands on the ball more. He can also pull off more big hits in defense playing there, make halves think twice

Wilton to bench is not a demotion, we need him for impact, compared to the other middles trying to find match fitness, he would bring more impact and energy
And replace with whom? Iro isn’t ready
 

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As bad as we were, if didn’t miss the 2 conversions, we would have tied.
 

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I don't understand what's happened to the defence. They went from have league best defence to leaking 24+ points in the last 5 games, and it's pretty much the same team. Not sure what's going on.
 

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I don't understand what's happened to the defence. They went from have league best defence to leaking 24+ points in the last 5 games, and it's pretty much the same team. Not sure what's going on.
I am wondering the same thing.

Either other teams evolved and we didn’t or they are trying something new and it did not click yet.
 

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Lol looking at the replay of the Horsborough try, Brailey and Kennedy are first off the marker side by side. Just lol.

Whoever is organising the defence in this team needs to figure this out or it’s a long season ahead.
 

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Talakai back to left edge back row, where he can get the ball more and run over halfbacks.

Give Iro left centre, at least he makes metres and is hard to put down, also has speed.
So the solution to fixing the defensive issues on the left edge is to remove the best defender from that edge and replace him with a turnstile?
 
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