2018 NRL Season: Round 5 Discussion

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    For discussion about the other 7 games in Round 5

    To discuss the Knights game against the Broncos go here

    ROUND 5, 2018

    Thursday 5th April

    Raiders vs Bulldogs - GIO Stadium @ 7:50pm

    Friday 6th April

    Sharks vs Roosters - Southern Cross Group Stadium @ 6:00pm
    Dragons vs Rabbitohs - Jubilee Oval @ 7:50pm

    Saturday 7th April

    Tigers vs Storm - Mt Smart Stadium @ 3:00pm
    Warriors vs Cowboys - Mt Smart Stadium @ 5:30pm

    Sunday 8th April

    Titans vs Sea Eagles - Marley Brown Oval @ 2:00pm
    Eels vs Panthers - ANZ Stadium @ 4:10pm

    Previews

    https://www.nrl.com/news/topic/match preview/

    Team Lists

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/04/03/round-5-nrl-team-lists/
     
  2. EASBay17

    EASBay17 Lenny Beckett

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    How pathetic is the draw. Tigers play storm for the 2nd time in 4 weeks and parra play penrith again after meeting in round 1..
     
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    The draw is a joke, A real mess can't believe that someone is paid money to organise it and someone looks at it and rubber stamps it, and the fans, supporters?
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tigers v Storm and Eels v Panthers played twice in the space of 5 weeks. What is this draw...
     
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    danknights Timana Tahu

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    We got manly again soon too.
     
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    Big win raiders, thought Joey had his best game in a while, Canterbury struggled, got a very good side, man for man, but not performing/jelling with that forward pack they should be doing better and Raiders had a few HIA problems, gutsy win
     
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    danknights Timana Tahu

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    Woods has been soft. He needs to be better all round. Klemmer carrying that entire pack.
     
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    Battler Robbie O'Davis

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    Dogs were awful.
     
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    cowboyman Steve Simpson

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    Dogs are awful. That squad isn't very good at all.
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    Cowboys doing it tough against a team who’s been offside most of the game and getting every 50/50 call go their way
     
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    cowboyman Steve Simpson

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    Didnt see the game but not surprised cowboys lost. Watched most of first four rounds and everything is so damn slow and predictable. Struggling to see the points in the outside backs this year. O'Neill has passed his use by date time to get Tuala in there.
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Safe to say this years comp has had a stunning start

    Warriors and Dragons undefeated, Tigers in 3rd, Roosters inconsistent, Knights in the Top 8, Melbourne struggling, Sharks not in the 8, Raiders 4 and 1 to start the season, Cowboys 14th, Eels last and are only averaging 9.5 points a game but are conceding an average of 30.5 a game

    Don't think anyone picked this after the first 5 rounds
     
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    Parra 0-5

    That's the first time they have lost their opening 5 games since 1991 and in that season they finished 2nd last
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    Think when Coote comes back they’ll better both offensively and defensively.
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    Really enjoying the way the Tigers are playing, they should have been 5-0 and are playing with heart. Goes to show an attitude transplant goes a long way. Taking the year off worked well for Ivan Cleary as well and hopefully the Tigers don’t get dogged by injuries the way Penrith were when he was there.

    Goes to show also that who was the real problem between Marshall and Farah. Farah only cares about himself and pumping up his own form so he’s a shot for origin and Australia.
    Marshall looks refreshed and happy to play the veterans mentor role and take a back seat to the younger guys while being a calming influence with smarter plays.
     
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    Love the way Benji has handled
    Himself.

    I wonder where it leaves Reynolds?
     
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    danknights Timana Tahu

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    Reynolds to go back to the dogs haha.
     
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    R_A Darren Albert

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    Can’t expect Marshall to play 24 games

    Cleary will find a role for Reynolds
     

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