But with a team available that may have competed in the Super 15 – yeah i reckon we did okay. Imagine if we could have selected;
3. Pat Sio
In the NRC games that I got to see, I reckon it was up front we struggled. All of the above players are affiliated with Rays clubs
Not sure if you actually mean Pat Sio, the Eastwood backrower, or someone else (I don't think Pat has ever played in the front row has he?)
I'm embarrassed to admit I had forgotten that Scott played with Norths at one stage. He was of course a West Harbour junior and played his early rep games as a rampaging number 8. So if Pat needed an example of someone who had made the transition from back row to front row, he need not look far.Cheers - no he didn't you are right, thought he could pull off a Richard Harry and convert from side of scrum to front row.
I meant Scott Sio - Norths
Very disappointing display by the rays last night.One week ealier they can match it with a almost super 15 side and then get rolled by a side that has not won a game.
Time for a change in the coaching roll , 2 years of poor results and the Rays need to find a player that can take controll of the game.The 10 for the rays lacks leadership.
If things stay the same you can expect the same results in 2016.
Coach - agree.
Other - do not agree.
I was almost going to comment something like
"You'll have Dave Beat onside with the coach comment, but do not dare bad mouth one of his marlin boys"
Potential Rays side with the addition of Souths players.
1. O'Connor (Warringah)
2. Hilterbrand (Manly) or Holmes (Warringah)
3. Ta'avao (Norths) or Chubb (Souths)4. Hall (Manly)
5. Tufui (Souths)
6. Holloway (Souths)
7. Dempsey (Gordon) - Could add Doyle (Souths) to this backrow if Palu didn't play
8. Palu (Manly)
9. Donlan (Manly), Holmes (Warringah), Roos (Souths)
10. Lane (Manly), Saifoloi (Souths)
11. Woolf (Norths), Teki (Souths)
12. Holton (Manly), Iona (Warringah)
13. Pili - Gaitau (Manly)
14. Davis (Warringah), Hooper (Manly)
15. Jones (Warringah), Turner (Manly)
A rumor over this side of the bridge is that ex MMM,s coach Phil Blake is looking for gig and is talking to clubs .surely its not the same coach as past 2 years
Id look at including Bergelen & Kotoni in the back row (some how).
Then there is Sam Ward who arrived back last week.
I prefer Turner on the wing.
Is Jones at Rays or the new Stars?
Id also throw Matt Lucas in as first choice 9.
All very very interesting.