WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - WCC: How can Wigan counter this brilliant attack?

Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Virtual Terrace WCC: How can Wigan counter this brilliant attack?

Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:15 am
JEAN CAPDOUZE User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 143
Rep Position: 19th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:09 pm
Posts: 5745
Location: Carcassonne, France
https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/10/20/roo ... s-of-2018/

After watching this, I think that if the Sydney Roosters are in close to top form for the World Club Championship, Wigan will get slaughtered. So too would any other Super League club that might have been in Wigan's position.

And remember also that in 2018 the Sydney Roosters had the number one defence in the NRL.
Toulouse for Championship in 2017, Super League in 2021!

Avignon for Championship in 2021, Super League in 2022!
Posted by puroresu_boy on Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:18 am
puroresu_boy Eddie Hemmings's Wig
Eddie Hemmings's Wig

Reputation Points: 16
Rep Position: 96th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:54 am
Posts: 175
A fantastic side. Very well balanced with a great coach.

Cronk, Tapou, Tedesco, Mitchell, Keary and now Ryan Hall in the backs. That is a lot of fire power!!!
Posted by Phuzzy on Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Phuzzy Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 39
Rep Position: 73rd / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:25 am
Posts: 3263
Location: Just about to go do some work!
One thing I know for certain is if Wigan do manage to do it they still won't get credit for it. It will be because the Roosters "didn't take it seriously" or some variation on that theme.

That said, that is a pretty special 'footy' team. :BOW:
Posted by CM Punk on Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:11 pm
CM Punk User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 16
Rep Position: 96th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:36 pm
Posts: 7001
Location: The Midlands
But can they do it on a cold rainy night in Wigan?
Wigan RLFC
Posted by NickyKiss on Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:29 pm
NickyKiss User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 132
Rep Position: 21st / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:38 am
Posts: 22316
Location: WIGAN
It’s going to be unbelievably tough for us. I’m not sure I remember too many teams looking stronger on paper then this current Roosters side. We’ve a decent enough team and our outside backline looks good but the halves and packs are where games are won and lost and they kill us in both areas.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:38 am
JEAN CAPDOUZE User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 143
Rep Position: 19th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:09 pm
Posts: 5745
Location: Carcassonne, France
Looking at the Sydney Roosters' team for 2019, it has become even stronger than 2018, with Ryan Hall, Brett Morris and Daniel Tupou competing for 2 wing positions, and the acquisition of State or Origin rep Angus Crichton in the second row. Only serious injuries will prevent the Roosters from being the first team to win back to back titles in the NRL era.

I wish that the WCC could be competitive this year, but I don't see how it can be. The Roosters have too much class across the park.
Toulouse for Championship in 2017, Super League in 2021!

Avignon for Championship in 2021, Super League in 2022!
Posted by LifeLongHKRFan on Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:19 am
LifeLongHKRFan User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 22
Rep Position: 90th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 328

Joined: Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:17 pm
Posts: 2090
JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Looking at the Sydney Roosters' team for 2019, it has become even stronger than 2018, with Ryan Hall, Brett Morris and Daniel Tupou competing for 2 wing positions, and the acquisition of State or Origin rep Angus Crichton in the second row. Only serious injuries will prevent the Roosters from being the first team to win back to back titles in the NRL era.

I wish that the WCC could be competitive this year, but I don't see how it can be. The Roosters have too much class across the park.

Didn't Hall do his cruciate ligament playing for Leeds? If so then I can't see him playing much this season.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:39 am
JEAN CAPDOUZE User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 143
Rep Position: 19th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:09 pm
Posts: 5745
Location: Carcassonne, France
LifeLongHKRFan wrote:
Didn't Hall do his cruciate ligament playing for Leeds? If so then I can't see him playing much this season.


Yes, Hall did do his ACL playing for Leeds. But his recovery to match fitness is expected by May.
Toulouse for Championship in 2017, Super League in 2021!

Avignon for Championship in 2021, Super League in 2022!
Posted by little wayne69 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 am
little wayne69 Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 65
Rep Position: 49th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:45 pm
Posts: 517
JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
Yes, Hall did do his ACL playing for Leeds. But his recovery to match fitness is expected by May.

For someone who lives in Chorley a hotbed of rugby I know, you seem to have a grasp on all things relating to Aussie rugby, do you have relatives over there? :D
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:19 pm
JEAN CAPDOUZE User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 143
Rep Position: 19th / 77,384

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:09 pm
Posts: 5745
Location: Carcassonne, France
little wayne69 wrote:
For someone who lives in Chorley a hotbed of rugby I know, you seem to have a grasp on all things relating to Aussie rugby, do you have relatives over there? :D


I don't live in Chorley but I do have relatives over in Australia. They work in the French consulate in Sydney and are avid rugby league fans. In any case I try to keep up with all the Australian rugby league websites, including a subscription to http://www.watchnrl.com, which is how I know so incredibly much about the NRL.
Toulouse for Championship in 2017, Super League in 2021!

Avignon for Championship in 2021, Super League in 2022!
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AndyD1970, Asgardian13, Bullseye, Chris.Taylor, Gazwire, JEAN CAPDOUZE, Khlav Kalash, leg_end, PopTart, rollin thunder and 170 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to The Virtual Terrace


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,835,1871,46477,3844,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
Thu 31st Jan 19:45
SLXXIV
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
ST. HELENS
Fri 1st Feb 19:45
SLXXIV
HULL KR
v
HULL FC
Fri 1st Feb 19:45
SLXXIV
HUDDERSFIELD
v
SALFORD
Fri 1st Feb 19:45
SLXXIV
CASTLEFORD
v
CATALAN DRAGONS
Sat 2nd Feb 17:00
SLXXIV
WARRINGTON
v
LEEDS RHINOS
Sun 3rd Feb 15:00
 CH
LEIGH
v
TOULOUSE
Sun 3rd Feb 15:00
 CH
BATLEY BULLDOGS
v
BARROW RAIDERS
Sun 3rd Feb 15:00
 CH
BRADFORD BULLS
v
FEATHERSTONE
Sun 3rd Feb 15:00
 CH
ROCHDALE
v
DEWSBURY RAMS
Sun 3rd Feb 15:00
 CH
SHEFFIELD
v
SWINTON LIONS
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)






2