OWB Braydon Trindall

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The players know most high contact is incidental, accidental & unavoidable.

The dumb thing is some of the worst knockouts you see are guys going low as tacklers and collecting a knee or hip so policing mediocre high contacts out of the game doesn't even fix the issue.

I do think what Kaufusi did was 100% intentional and he has a track record of forearms but will be interesting to see if he can beat it at judiciary.
It's basically just his word that it was an accident vs them deciding either it was intentional, or at least an avoidable accident.
Kaufusi is a F*** dirty grub. The mf is a gun player but
 

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I don't mind them saying if you're a defender, you have a duty of care to protect that other players head... but we're way beyond that now. A guy can trip over and gets hit in the head, even through his head is knee high and it's a penalty.

Not to mention if you have the ball, you can pretty much do what you want. Imagine what charge Kaufisi would cop if he was the defender and Walker had the ball.
To a point, in my day it was up to you when running the ball to protect yourself (as best you could).
 

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To a point, in my day it was up to you when running the ball to protect yourself (as best you could).
So true. I got spear tackled once. David Manson was the ref. I got picked up by 3 players. turned upside down so I was perfectly vertical, and dropped on my head. He said it was no penalty because I had time to get my hands out to stop my fall 😂

I was 14 iirc.
 

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So true. I got spear tackled once. David Manson was the ref. I got picked up by 3 players. turned upside down so I was perfectly vertical, and dropped on my head. He said it was no penalty because I had time to get my hands out to stop my fall 😂

I was 14 iirc.
Yes, but that is something you couldn't possibly protect yourself from haha.

Side note - Dave's brother Doug refereed Masters up here when I was still running around late 90s.
 

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So true. I got spear tackled once. David Manson was the ref. I got picked up by 3 players. turned upside down so I was perfectly vertical, and dropped on my head. He said it was no penalty because I had time to get my hands out to stop my fall 😂

I was 14 iirc.
You were 41 and it happened yesterday mate
 

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Not having a go at Trindall at all (I hope he turns into our greatest ever half) but surely the experiment of him playing 20 mins in the middle needs to stop.

Not that he done anything wrong last week but surely we are better off have another forward on the bench.

Between Brailey Mcinnes and Graham, we can manage if one of our halves go off.

I think we are more at risk week to week not having 4 forwards on the bench than if a half goes off and we need to 'make do' for half a game or so.
 

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Not having a go at Trindall at all (I hope he turns into our greatest ever half) but surely the experiment of him playing 20 mins in the middle needs to stop.

Not that he done anything wrong last week but surely we are better off have another forward on the bench.

Between Brailey Mcinnes and Graham, we can manage if one of our halves go off.

I think we are more at risk week to week not having 4 forwards on the bench than if a half goes off and we need to 'make do' for half a game or so.
I agree with this, but I think this will happen if we are full strength.

8.BHU
9. Brailey
10. Toby;
11. Nikora
12. Graham
13. Finucane

14 McInness
15. Williams
16. Wilton/Tolman
17. Tolman/Hunt/FIfita

It becomes hard to fit Trindall in when we are full strength.
 

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Not having a go at Trindall at all (I hope he turns into our greatest ever half) but surely the experiment of him playing 20 mins in the middle needs to stop.

Not that he done anything wrong last week but surely we are better off have another forward on the bench.

Between Brailey Mcinnes and Graham, we can manage if one of our halves go off.

I think we are more at risk week to week not having 4 forwards on the bench than if a half goes off and we need to 'make do' for half a game or so.
Whereas Fitz cleary thinks an injury to 1,6,7 in opening half is the worst case scenario and wants spine cover.
Knows McInnes, Finucane, Tolman, Rudolf and Graham can all do big minutes if needed.
 

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I agree with this, but I think this will happen if we are full strength.

8.BHU
9. Brailey
10. Toby;
11. Nikora
12. Graham
13. Finucane

14 McInness
15. Williams
16. Wilton/Tolman
17. Tolman/Hunt/FIfita

It becomes hard to fit Trindall in when we are full strength.
Not sure you can have 7 on the bench mate.
 

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The / means they are sharing the jersey.

The Tolman/Hunt/Fifita one gunna be Sharks branded 6 man camping tent
I know that. But that's not our strongest line up is what I am getting at. You can't bracket players, it's having your cake and eating it too.

If you are going to name a line up that is our strongest, then be decisive. Pick one player for each position.

No offence to anyone, just my view.
 
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