Trial 1: Sharks vs Knights @ Gosford, 1:45pm Saturday 17-Feb 2024

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Who are we expecting to get a run here? Maybe Iro, Dykes, stonestreet and Colquhoun?

Possibly some of the top 17 in for a bit of a hit out too.
 

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Tbh only two players I’d play from starting 13 would be Trindall and Wilton, and Trindall is out with All Stars.
Maybe filter in a couple more if there is a particular reason to get some contact in them.

Maybe something like

1 Dykes/Taukamo
2 Stonestreet
3 Iro
4 Hiroti
5 Taukamo/Rodwell
6 Atkinson/Dykes
7 Puru/Atkinson
8 Kaufusi
9 Berrell
10 Hazelton
11 Wilton
12 Burns
13 Colquhoun

14 Healey
15 Bradbury
16 Coutts
17 THT

18 Gabrael
19 Rodwell/Taukamo
20 Swann
21 Pollard/Puru
22 Gibbons
23 Ison/Pollard
24 Hosking/Pollard/extra middle
 
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Yeah won’t see many first graders this game as per usual first trial team lists
 

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I left Williams out intentionally but didn’t feel like there were many middles by time I got to the end so maybe start him at 13 and JC on the bench.

Hunt I’d play too, if he wasn’t at all stars.
 

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I’d like to see Jesse C play at least 50 minutes in this game.
 
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I’d like to see Jesse C play at least 50 minutes in this game.
Generally don't think trials go that way. Given the unlimited interchange, coach likes to see a variety of combos. Jesse might get some time on the edge even. I imagine by the second half it's pretty much your deeper depth guys out there.
 

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Generally don't think trials go that way. Given the unlimited interchange, coach likes to see a variety of combos. Jesse might get some time on the edge even. I imagine by the second half it's pretty much your deeper depth guys out there.
Don’t like Him on edge, really think his best spot is in the middle. Guess it is a trial though.
 
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Don’t like Him on edge, really think his best spot is in the middle. Guess it is a trial though.
Yeah agreed, just think that's what these games are for. Coach might be wanting to see more of how he goes in both spots if injuries require him to be called upon.

E.g. if I pick him at 17, can he plug a hole there if Tieg/Nikora get injured.
 

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Yeah agreed, just think that's what these games are for. Coach might be wanting to see more of how he goes in both spots if injuries require him to be called upon.

E.g. if I pick him at 17, can he plug a hole there if Tieg/Nikora get injured.
Yeah man good call. Think we have a hidden gem in Jesse C. With Dale coming to the end this guy has the opportunity to really cement a spot in the 17 for the foreseeable future. Hope he’s ready and can take it
 
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Yeah man good call. Think we have a hidden gem in Jesse C. With Dale coming to the end this guy has the opportunity to really cement a spot in the 17 for the foreseeable future. Hope he’s ready and can take it
Kinda hoping that he takes Jack's role and we see more of Williams in that Dale role for a bit. Too many good options at lock at the moment.
 

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Generally don't think trials go that way. Given the unlimited interchange, coach likes to see a variety of combos. Jesse might get some time on the edge even. I imagine by the second half it's pretty much your deeper depth guys out there.
I think between Billy and all the other lower contract edge guys we’ve brought on board Fitz is probably pretty keen to run an eye over all of them.

Would only anticipate him spending time there if he started there personally
 
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