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    Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by ryno_ on Mon May 02, 2016 9:50 am

    Country side named.

    Jack Wighton – Orange CYMS / Canberra Raiders
    Kane Linnett– Port Kembla / North Queensland Cowboys
    Euan Aitken – Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Jarrod Croker – Goulburn Stockmen / Canberra Raiders
    Isaah Yeo – St Johns Dubbo / Penrith Panthers
    James Maloney – St Edwards Gosford / Cronulla Sharks
    Jack Bird – Berkeley Eagles / Cronulla Sharks
    Shannon Boyd – Cowra Magpies / Canberra Raiders
    Mitch Rein – Kiama Knights / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Jack De Belin – Cootamundra Bulldogs / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Tyson Frizell – Corrimal Cougars / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Boyd Cordner – Old Bar Pirates / Sydney Roosters
    Dale Finucane – Bega Roosters / Melbourne Storm
    Jordan McLean – Young Cherry Pickers / Melbourne Storm
    Paul Vaughan – Gungahlin Bulls / Canberra Raiders
    Tariq Sims – Gerringong Lions / Newcastle Knights
    Mitch Aubusson – Ballina Seagulls / Sydney Roosters

    Who does Fensom have to root to get a run? I mean, Vaughn wasn't born in NSW, never played for a NSW based team, never lived in NSW and has half the talent of Fensom but he gets a run? Jack Bird in the halves? Must be a shortage of footballers in the country, if they have to bring centres into the halves.

    NSW gonna NSW.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 10:19 am

    @ryno_ wrote:Country side named.

    Jack Wighton – Orange CYMS / Canberra Raiders
    Kane Linnett– Port Kembla / North Queensland Cowboys
    Euan Aitken – Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Jarrod Croker – Goulburn Stockmen / Canberra Raiders
    Isaah Yeo – St Johns Dubbo / Penrith Panthers
    James Maloney – St Edwards Gosford / Cronulla Sharks
    Jack Bird – Berkeley Eagles / Cronulla Sharks
    Shannon Boyd – Cowra Magpies / Canberra Raiders
    Mitch Rein – Kiama Knights / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Jack De Belin – Cootamundra Bulldogs / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Tyson Frizell – Corrimal Cougars / St George Illawarra Dragons
    Boyd Cordner – Old Bar Pirates / Sydney Roosters
    Dale Finucane – Bega Roosters / Melbourne Storm
    Jordan McLean – Young Cherry Pickers / Melbourne Storm
    Paul Vaughan – Gungahlin Bulls / Canberra Raiders
    Tariq Sims – Gerringong Lions / Newcastle Knights
    Mitch Aubusson – Ballina Seagulls / Sydney Roosters

    Who does Fensom have to root to get a run? I mean, Vaughn wasn't born in NSW, never played for a NSW based team, never lived in NSW and has half the talent of Fensom but he gets a run? Jack Bird in the halves? Must be a shortage of footballers in the country, if they have to bring centres into the halves.

    NSW gonna NSW.

    Aitken?
    Does he even play for the Dragons any more... far out.
    At least pick someone with a remote realistic chance of being picked. Wow. Linnett on the wing? What the fuck.

    I like bird, I wouldnt mind if he was picked in the centres or on the bench for the actual NSW team. He's a deadset gun. At 6 tho.. no.
    What that tells us, is that the 6 is either 1. playing for the city team or 2. wont be picked to play city country - eg G Bird.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 10:24 am

    Nathan Brown South Sydney Rabbitohs
    Reagan Campbell-Gillard Penrith Panthers
    Bryce Cartwright Penrith Panthers
    Addin Fonua-Blake Manly Sea Eagles
    Aaron Gray South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Clint Gutherson Parramatta Eels
    Leilani Latu Penrith Panthers
    Chris Lawrence © Wests Tigers
    Kyle Lovett Wests Tigers
    Josh Mansour Penrith Panthers
    Tyrone Peachey Penrith Panthers
    Nathan Peats Parramatta Eels
    Aidan Sezer Canberra Raiders
    Curtis Sironen Wests Tigers
    Tom Symonds Manly Sea Eagles
    Chad Townsend Cronulla Sharks
    Jake Trbojevic Manly Sea Eagles
    Ryan Matterson Sydney Roosters

    Wow they are taking the fucking piss with that team too.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 10:25 am

    No blake austin in either side too lol
    Whilst the actual game generally tends to be alright every year - the selections and the premise of the game, every year, just piss me off. Its just pointless.

    The best thing about it is that they take it to the bush.

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Guest on Mon May 02, 2016 11:04 am

    @Pieman wrote:
    Aitken?
    Does he even play for the Dragons any more... far out.
    At least pick someone with a remote realistic chance of being picked. Wow. Linnett on the wing? What the fuck.

    I like bird, I wouldnt mind if he was picked in the centres or on the bench for the actual NSW team. He's a deadset gun. At 6 tho.. no.
    What that tells us, is that the 6 is either 1. playing for the city team or 2. wont be picked to play city country - eg G Bird.

    Are you drunk or just stupid? It is not uncommon for a player to play out of position for a rep game. There has been a long line of players who play at center for their club but switch out to the wing for their state. Most recently Chambers, Gagai and Tate. Not to mention Blake Ferguson lining up on the wing for Australia. Also Jack Bird spent all of last year playing at 5/8th where he won the Dally M rookie of the year award.

    I suggest you think before posting in future...

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Ice on Mon May 02, 2016 11:17 am

    There are some ridiculous selections in those sides, but that said, we haven't heard who hasn't been selected because of unavailability. But gee, if we had to pick a NSW side exclusively from those players, Qld would put 100 on us.

    Of all those players, i can only see a handful who are realistic selection options for NSW:

    Nathan Peats
    Bryce Cartwright
    Boyd Cordner
    Jake Trbojevic
    James Maloney
    Josh Mansour

    Maybe there are a few other on the cusp or talked about, but i'd say they are doubtful. I think the battle of the props will be an interesting one Campbell-Gillard/Trbojevic v Boyd/Vaughan. If De Belin is anywhere near the NSW side that will do me, I'll give it away.

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 11:54 am

    Bren wrote:

    Are you drunk or just stupid? It is not uncommon for a player to play out of position for a rep game. There has been a long line of players who play at center for their club but switch out to the wing for their state. Most recently Chambers, Gagai and Tate. Not to mention Blake Ferguson lining up on the wing for Australia. Also Jack Bird spent all of last year playing at 5/8th where he won the Dally M rookie of the year award.

    I suggest you think before posting in future...

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    Well considering Linnett is exclusively a centre - he is more chance of playing back row than wing IMO.
    Especially when Aitken has played on the wing a bit this year, it seems strange to me that a guy like Linnett - who would be a genuine chance (not really tho) of being picked in the centres for NSW - should be playing centre. As he is not a genuine chance of being picked on the wing. He is a lumbering big line running unit - not an elusive quick bloke like those other guys you mentioned.

    The difference with Gagai, Tate and co, is they actually played on the wing a fair bit in club footy. Linnett, I would be surprised if he has ever started on the wing for the cowboys.

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 11:57 am

    @Ice wrote:There are some ridiculous selections in those sides, but that said, we haven't heard who hasn't been selected because of unavailability.  But gee, if we had to pick a NSW side exclusively from those players, Qld would put 100 on us.

    Of all those players, i can only see a handful who are realistic selection options for NSW:

    Nathan Peats
    Bryce Cartwright
    Boyd Cordner
    Jake Trbojevic
    James Maloney
    Josh Mansour

    Maybe there are a few other on the cusp or talked about, but i'd say they are doubtful.  I think the battle of the props will be an interesting one Campbell-Gillard/Trbojevic v Boyd/Vaughan. If De Belin is anywhere near the NSW side that will do me, I'll give it away.

    I dont mind DeBellin, I think hes having a good year.
    Out of those 4 blokes, I would take Trbo... he's a future NSW rep staple. Would be great for a bench middle forward spot.

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Ice on Mon May 02, 2016 12:29 pm

    @Pieman wrote:
    I dont mind DeBellin, I think hes having a good year.
    Out of those 4 blokes, I would take Trbo... he's a future NSW rep staple. Would be great for a bench middle forward spot.

    He is having a good year by his standards, but that isn't setting the bar very high. I could cop him as a benchie at this level but a starting prop at any rep level? No Way!!
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 1:19 pm

    @Ice wrote:

    He is having a good year by his standards, but that isn't setting the bar very high. I could cop him as a benchie at this level but a starting prop at any rep level? No Way!!

    Start prop for NSW? No, def not. Not at this stage in his career.
    For City v Country tho - sure.

    I like what he's been doing for the Dragons, hes one of there very few shining lights IMO.

    I would much rather Trbo snag a bench spot for NSW than DeBellin tho but neither of them will get picked.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by ryno_ on Mon May 02, 2016 1:54 pm

    So city are going with Gray and Matterson in centres and Lawrence as captain?

    I hope nobody shows up in protest.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Scouter on Mon May 02, 2016 2:37 pm

    This mickey mouse game is a waste of time.

    Daley is a spastic and already has his team NSW squad penciled in.

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Dip on Mon May 02, 2016 3:15 pm

    Don't know how they pick Vaughan. Semi has a better eligibility argument than he does since he has actually lived in NSW.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Random on Mon May 02, 2016 3:43 pm

    How is Coote not getting picked?

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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Ice on Mon May 02, 2016 4:17 pm

    @Random wrote:How is Coote not getting picked?

    I'd say because he is a lock for FB now Teddy is out and they don't want to risk him, or perhaps even in the 6, given Daley was talking about Maloney as a 7, and he didn't want the City/Country boys to pick him in that spot as he didn't want to reveal his hand too early.
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    Re: Annual City v Country "meh" Cup

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 02, 2016 4:45 pm

    @Ice wrote:

    I'd say because he is a lock for FB now Teddy is out and they don't want to risk him, or perhaps even in the 6, given Daley was talking about Maloney as a 7, and he didn't want the City/Country boys to pick him in that spot as he didn't want to reveal his hand too early.

    Who knows with Loz, but clearly it should be because he has been told he will be fullback and doesnt need to play in the game.
    Lets hope so anyway.

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