Round 5 V Bulldogs

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Kaufusi back into the starting 13. Eisenhuth demoted to bench. Harry and Brenko back and named on the extended bench.
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The Bulldogs are at a really low ebb atm.
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As bad as the Bulldogs are I dont think any team no matter how bad they are can go this long without scoring - after all the team is made up of professional athletes at the end of the day. Surely they put points on us this week. Although in saying that I would love nothing more than to pump them and watch their fans stream out for the stadium.
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I just want to see us start quickly and not be sloppy for the first 20 minutes
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Agreed. Focus on getting the start just right and come out of the blocks fired up. The Dogs are in such a state that their heads will no doubt drop and then it’s up to us how many points we put on them.

They will be aiming up though and if we give them a sniff early, they could make what everyone sees as an easy beat into something awkward and more difficult.
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What we seem to be doing atm is trying to score off every play rather than setting up the pressure through making the opposition suffer through making copious sets in their own half

Most of our tries are from over 30 metres out in one sweeping play.

I'd rather see some of our big forwards getting over and sustained pressure that way.

If Harry Grant plays; we will play at a quicker; more frenetic pace which should improve line busts even more.
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No Jahrome or Brandon at training today
Harry looked good to go through.
Cooper Johns trained at halfback.
Not sure what may of happened to Jahrome, but Brandon didn't come back on after he went off the other night. Remember seeing he looked hurt, but can't remember what he did.
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Brandon was brought off for hamstring precautions.

Jahrome Hughes is posting on his social media as if he is ok. Maybe they have decided to give him a rest for the game.
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They haven’t named Cooper in the 21 so if Rome is out it’s Nicho who is playing halfback
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sallymay wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:46 am They haven’t named Cooper in the 21 so if Rome is out it’s Nicho who is playing halfback
Seems unlikely in that case. Which is good.
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Lee and Ieremia drop out
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Tui to lock
NAS to the bench
Grant onto bench
Lewis 18th man
Pene drops out
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Lewis very unlucky not to be in the 17. Someone is also going to be very unlucky hopefully next week when Dale is back too.
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Good side named. Expecting at least 40 scored
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Knew they would score their first points against us. I wanted to money on it.
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