Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby RobbieRoss » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:56 pm

If all are fit, Slater at 1, Munster 6 , Hughes 7 would be my preference .

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:32 pm

Team of fullbacks and Smith would win everything.

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby Cameron » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:40 pm

I just rewatched the game again

Can we keep all three of them in the team

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby yourhero » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:47 am

G.O.A.T's praise for rising Storm star

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Fri 6 Jul 2018, 12:54 PM

The rapid rise of Jahrome Hughes has caught the attention of the NRL world.

On Thursday night the 23-year-old again set AAMI Park alights in a brilliant display at fullback to help lift Storm to a 52-30 win over the top of the table Dragons.

Since coming into the side six weeks ago against Manly, Hughes has rarely put a foot wrong, averaging just under 140 metres and more than 3 tackle breaks per game.

Storm skipper Cameron Smith did not hesitate to join the chorus of praise for rising star who was one of the best afield in the Dragons win.

"Over the last six weeks he has been one of our best and most consistent players to be quite honest," Smith said.

"Since he has come into the first grade side he has been outstanding. He played in the halves last week, been playing fullback while Billy has been away.

"He has got a big future ahead of him. Any opportunity he had to get between defenders he took it tonight."

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby Bullucked » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:28 pm

If the team defends sufficiently (and they didn't on Thursday) and they make enough meters with ball in hand why not have three, or even four halves? I think we were a constant threat in attack because the defence didn't know who was going to make the play. If I recall correctly, Croft set up Hughes and Hughes, Hughes set up Croft, Jacks set up the Hoff and Cam set up everybody, defenders won't know who to defend. It's a lot easier when it's only one very dominant half, thinking Cronk, Johns, Langer, Thurston etc. (Of course stopping them has been another matter!)

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby Cameron » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:46 pm

In my opinion it will come down to which of them is the best defender.

Bellyache said so in his post game interview.

As expected he was more worried about points against than for.

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby aussiestorm » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:12 am

I am curious if all three are signed relatively long term to the Storm ie for the next 2-3 years? I am more concerned for Hughes & Croft (not so much Jacks) who I thought I read somewhere had some interest from a couple of other clubs.

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby yourhero » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:24 am

Croft and Hughes are signed until the end of 2020.
Ryley Jacks is off contract at the end of this year.

Brandon Smith is signed until the end of 2022!

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby yourhero » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:26 am

Hughes, Munster, Croft and Smith should be the spine over the next couple of years.

I think Ryley Jacks will seek an opportunity for a regular starting NRL spot elsewhere, but I could be wrong.

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby blazza18 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:47 am

I am honestly not sure he can get one in Australia.

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby yourhero » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:55 am

Fair point. His best chances would be at;
- Manly
- Raiders
- Bulldogs
- Eels (if Moses goes)
- Tigers (if Marshall retires)

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby sallymay » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:53 am

So talking to cam Munster at Christians BBQ the other night he said Bellamy wants to give them all an equal shot through the year and then pick it on form in the finals ....i guess each guy has pretty much each played an equal amount of games if jerhome plays the next few games

Cam Munster was really interesting to talk to..so different to how I thought he would be

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby mystormboys » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:06 pm

sallymay wrote:So talking to cam Munster at Christians BBQ the other night he said Bellamy wants to give them all an equal shot through the year and then pick it on form in the finals ....i guess each guy has pretty much each played an equal amount of games if jerhome plays the next few games

Cam Munster was really interesting to talk to..so different to how I thought he would be


Did you ask him when he is putting pen to paper?? I'm getting a tad nervous lol

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby Cameron » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:28 pm

He won the old boys man of the match and gave a speech in front of everyone and was pretty emotional

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Re: Hughes or Jacks or Croft at half back

Postby sallymay » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:24 am

mystormboys wrote:
sallymay wrote:So talking to cam Munster at Christians BBQ the other night he said Bellamy wants to give them all an equal shot through the year and then pick it on form in the finals ....i guess each guy has pretty much each played an equal amount of games if jerhome plays the next few games

Cam Munster was really interesting to talk to..so different to how I thought he would be


Did you ask him when he is putting pen to paper?? I'm getting a tad nervous lol


I kinda did and he kinda answered ...I can't remember what was being talked about I think it was how Kalyan pongas dad does all his talking for him (contracts and living arrangements ect) and we asked if he found his own place down here or his parents he said he moved out of home at 18 misses his parents heaps but it gives them an excuse to come down here for a holiday. He then said that the apartment the boys are in now might be sold soon so they might have to move out to which he said it was lucky I brought a house this year in Kew for when my parents come down for trips so we might move into there for the (his quote) next couple of years


So make of that what you will


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