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  • #31
    Originally posted by Easts75 View Post
    I thought previously Radleys service was acceptable , tonight though describing it as diabolical is probably being generous . Horrific is more accurate , bit like Xerri's hands tonight
    As the commentators were saying... you get tired when you go at people so hard in defence. IMO his delivery can be much better but he's gotta either dramatically improve his fitness (which is already darn good) or tone down his tackling while at #9.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by The Axe View Post
      Boo seemed like he was carrying arm injury/needled or simply fatigued.

      poor service and seemed he lost control of arms at times. He also didn’t run as noticeably as usual.

      dont write him off. We simply attack better with him on but he is not a natural DH as evidenced when we have not had a DH in position.

      we need Jakes D, especially with JWH out. Having said that, great experience for younger guys. And we are winning
      I wouldn't write him off and i wouldn't swap him for any other lock.

      It's just that he is not a hooker. A stand-in hooker for emergencies but that's about it. We will be much more fluid with Jake back.
      Last edited by Johnny Tobin; 04-15-2019, 09:08 AM.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by mightyrooster View Post

        I wasn’t having a dig at you JT. I was just commenting about how we’ve gone a complete 360 on the Friend issue after 12 months.
        I didn't think you were mate. Jake was really struggling last season and it culminated in that disastrous loss to Souffs. No running. Forward passes. Terrible kicks.

        Even Cronk had a shot at him in the media.

        He turned it around and was playing his best footy ever by the end of the season.

        Hats go off to Robbo. He stuck by Jake big time.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by ism22 View Post

          As the commentators were saying... you get tired when you go at people so hard in defence. IMO his delivery can be much better but he's gotta either dramatically improve his fitness (which is already darn good) or tone down his tackling while at #9.
          Like I said, we need to give young Verrills, a go off the bench.

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          • #35
            Walters said today that Jake Friend could be a captain for Qld. There you go!

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            • #36
              Originally posted by ROC181 View Post
              Walters said today that Jake Friend could be a captain for Qld. There you go!
              Yeah, i saw that too. Very strange.
              How many to Soo now?
              6?

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Kelby View Post

                Yeah, i saw that too. Very strange.
                How many to Soo now?
                6?
                Obviously now ‘Kevvy’ now sees him as their hooker..

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                • #38
                  Ive said it before Friend will be the Queensland hooker & will out point Cook & become the Australian hooker this year as well if he is fit.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Mickie Lane View Post
                    Ive said it before Friend will be the Queensland hooker & will out point Cook & become the Australian hooker this year as well if he is fit.
                    Not sure Mickie. I think NSW will dominate Qld in origin and Cook will retain his place in the Aussie side cause of this.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by ROC181 View Post
                      Walters said today that Jake Friend could be a captain for Qld. There you go!
                      Very interesting seeing he wasn’t even in the side last year. I guess it helps when your team is winning (even if you’re not playing).

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Kelby View Post

                        Like I said, we need to give young Verrills, a go off the bench.
                        Have you seen him play? I am told that Freddy rates him.

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                        • #42
                          Jake won't be back this week. Still a few weeks off.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Thirteen View Post

                            Very interesting seeing he wasn’t even in the side last year. I guess it helps when your team is winning (even if you’re not playing).
                            Jake will play origin but will not captain, I believe it will be Cameron Munster or DCE so they can look to the future. Will be the first game ever that I will be cheering against Friendy, will be interesting to see how he goes.
                            #InRobboWeTrust

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                            • #44
                              Maybe last year Walters picked McCullough because he thought he might end up coaching the Broncos

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Thirteen View Post

                                Have you seen him play? I am told that Freddy rates him.
                                He is young and needs to build up.
                                But:

                                Garvey gone.
                                Friend uncertainty when he returns.
                                Rads not a specialist hooker and the toll it will have on him later in the year, when we will really need him.

                                I think we have no choice but to blood him off the bench. He can come into the game after the 25th minute, etc.


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