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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby RobbieRoss » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:47 pm

yourhero wrote:Horrible, horrible timing for the young guy... Just as he was ensured of a further taste of NRL action. He should be available week 1 of the finals, if desperately needed.

From TripleM - "Meanwhile, promising young hooker Brandon Smith will miss up eight to 10 weeks with a fractured wrist.

The 21-year-old had surgery on Wednesday after making a big impression in his three NRL games this season, scoring two tries.

Smith fractured his scaphoid a few weeks ago but continued to play until the club sent him for an x-ray because of persistent pain."



So the lad played with an injury - and played really well - for a few weeks. He isn't the first to do that of course, but it does show that he is tough.

He is back for week 1 of finals if he misses 10 weeks ( we have 9 games to go, plus a bye). Hopefully it is only 8 weeks, and he can get a couple of games in QCup before the finals. I would love for him to be up our sleeves in our finals campaign.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby Mattpoet » Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:31 am

So does that mean we play Harry Grant vs Parra?

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:54 am

Brandon Smith cant get a starting gig over Slade Griffin. He's not going to play in the NRL finals after being injured for 10 weeks.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby yourhero » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:11 am

yourhero wrote:He should be available week 1 of the finals, if desperately needed.


But I take your point.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby RobbieRoss » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:04 am

blazza18 wrote:Brandon Smith cant get a starting gig over Slade Griffin. He's not going to play in the NRL finals after being injured for 10 weeks.


Not if Cam is fit and available .. but if 2008 is revisited via injury or suspension, it would be nice to be able to turn to Brandon. I think that is all yourhero and I are saying- have him up the sleeve, knowing that if we have to turn to him he will do the job. From that perspective , 8-10 weeks out as opposed to 3 months , as had been earlier suggested, is a huge difference.

In answer to Mattpoet, re Parra match yes - let us see what Harry Grant has got. He looks a class above in the 20s. He is highly touted. Blood him.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby Mattpoet » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:23 am

Depends on second tier cap obviously, but, I would love to see it happen.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby Danger D » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:35 pm

Agree with Blazza. Bellyache is committed to Slade...

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby Danger D » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:35 pm

... Griffin

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby RobbieRoss » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:54 pm

Danger D wrote:Agree with Blazza. Bellyache is committed to Slade...


Yep, I can see him rocking along to " Mama Weer All Crazee Now" ( look it up, young people ! great song by a great rock'n'roll band of the early 70s)

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:33 pm

I would've easily rolled with Smith off the bench over the extra forward options we have. But Bellamy has a Slade Griffin fetish so I never expected it.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:34 pm

Saw Oates might be out. Wonder if Bennett will go with Nikorima on the wing again haha.

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby sallymay » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:03 pm

this game has me all confused last 2 weeks I thought we would lose and get smashed but this week I feel nothing like I don't know how to feel...I mean we have all our players back but I just don't know

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby NevilleB » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:14 pm

No young or slade haha

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:22 pm

When your coach makes the obvious and smart team changes >>>>>>>>>>

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Re: Storm V Broncos

Postby yourhero » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:14 pm

Just a wonderful start...


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