Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

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Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:52 pm

Friday 3rd August
7:55pm
ANZ Stadium

Top of the table clash with the Rabbitohs.

We are coming off the hiding we gave Canberra. The Bunnies, a 6 point win against the Eels. The Eels stayed true to their 2018 form and sh*t the bed big time, collapsing and conceding 3 tries in 9 minutes, when they should have had a definitive win.

As we have seen all year though, form means sweet f all, last week is forgotten and this week is a new week. If you want two points, you better show up ready to fight for them because in 2018, nothing comes cheap.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:03 pm

Rabbitohs line-up the last two weeks;

1. Alex Johnston
2. Campbell Graham
3. Hymel Hunt
4. Dane Gagai
5. Robert Jennings
6. Cody Walker
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Thomas Burgess
9. Damien Cook
10. George Burgess
11. John Sutton
12. Angus Crichton
13. Sam Burgess

14. Adam Doueihi
15. Cameron Murray
16. Jason Clark
17. Tevita Tatola

Pretty solid line-up. Strong starting forward pack. Bench isn’t great and can see the edges being exploited once we earn the right up the middle.
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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:13 pm

Rabbitohs form line heading into this game - 4 Wins/1 Loss (37+ Points Differential).

(Round / Result / Opponent / Margin)

R20 - Win (Home) - Eels - 6 Points
R19 - Loss (Away) - Tigers - 16 Points
R18 - Win (Away) - Bulldogs - 18 Points
R16 - Win (Home) - Cowboys - 1 Point
R15 - Win (Away) - Eels - 18 Points

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Storm form line heading into this game - 5 Wins (64+ Points Differential). This will be our 3rd Away game in 4 Rounds.

(Round / Result / Opponent / Margin)

R20 - Win (Home) - Raiders - 34 Points
R19 - Win (Away) - Warriors - 6 Points
R18 - Win (Away) - Mongly - 1 Point
R17 - Win (Home) - Dragons - 22 Points
R16 - Win (Away) - Roosters - 1 Point

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Danger D » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:41 am

Rabbits were pretty bad against the Eels last week. If we can start strong like we have been in recent games then hopefully we could hold on to the lead through the game.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:51 am

I reckon at some stage; the refs will make an example of us re penalties.

We need to do what we do best.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:28 am

Definitely feels like the kinda game where we start on the back foot for many different reasons and can't get ourselves into the game.

With how often they go down their left edge, Suli is going to have to make a lot of decisions defensively that I am very much not looking forward to.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Gaiscioch » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:33 pm

blazza18 wrote:Definitely feels like the kinda game where we start on the back foot for many different reasons and can't get ourselves into the game.

With how often they go down their left edge, Suli is going to have to make a lot of decisions defensively that I am very much not looking forward to.


Yeah your right blazza18, coaching staff should be focusing on Suli to just mark his man ... A man on man defensive game for Suli, the Storm team are that good they always have players cross covering. Suli should never feel the need to come in at all, unless he makes the read that he can make the sure spot tackle. Fingers cross he plays another cracker of a game.
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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:58 pm

FRIENDS TURN RIVALS WITH TOP SPOT ON THE LINE
IT was high and rare praise from one coach to a rival just four days from what shapes as rugby league’s game of the season.Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy offered a glowing compliment to the man he will directly oppose this Friday night — South Sydney coach

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby sallymay » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:42 pm

No

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:01 am

MELBOURNE Storm will be at full strength for Friday night’s top-of-the-table showdown against South Sydney, with veteran Ryan Hoffman set to return

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby blazza18 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:11 am

I mean we could be at full strength if another player returns too. Annoys me when people who cover the game ignore players they don't know.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby yourhero » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:44 am

Cameron wrote:MELBOURNE Storm will be at full strength for Friday night’s top-of-the-table showdown against South Sydney, with veteran Ryan Hoffman set to return


That statement contradicts itself.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:24 am

It means we can pick from a full strength squad and we chose to pick Ryan Hoffman over Stimson.

We haven't played the Sydney Olympic Stadium since our last Grand Final win.

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Danger D » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:06 am

Does 'full strength' mean Kasiano is back?

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Re: Round 21 - Rabbitohs vs Storm

Postby Cameron » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:19 am

It says Sam is out till Round 25 so we are not at full strength.Sam Kasiano (Knee, Round 25) ...

Sam could be a useful extra bonus come finals time


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