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NRL Nines 2020

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HBF Park, Perth

When (all times are AEST)
Friday 14 February: 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Saturday 15 February: 1:00pm to 9:30pm

Men's pools
Pool 1: Panthers, Warriors, Roosters, Knights
Pool 2: Bulldogs, Dragons, Eels, Sharks
Pool 3: Raiders, Wests Tigers, Titans, Rabbitohs
Pool 4: Cowboys, Storm, Broncos, Sea Eagles

Cowboys Games
Friday
9:05pm G8 Cowboys vs Broncos
Saturday
3:45pm G19 Cowboys vs Sea Eagles
5:55pm QF4 Cowboys vs #2 seed from Raiders, Tigers, Titans, Rabbitohs
7:45pm SF2 Cowboys vs winner QF3
9:00pm Final Cowboys vs winner SF1

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NRL Live Pass
Fox League
Kayo (Australia)
Sky NZ (New Zealand)

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161 days between games with our last meaningful footy back on 6th September 2019.

Who do you think will make the Cows' squad (assuming 16 players)?

Here's the Australian team from late last year for reference. Mix of backs and forwards might help as a guide.

Backs (11)
Josh Addo-Carr (Storm)
AJ Brimson (Titans)
Kyle Feldt (Cowboys)
Reuben Garrick (Sea Eagles)
Clint Gutherson (Eels)
Ben Hunt (Dragons)
Mitchell Moses (Eels)
Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm)
Kalyn Ponga (Knights)
Curtis Scott (Storm)
Cody Walker (Rabbitohs)

Forwards (5)
Jai Arrow (Titans)
Nathan Brown (Eels)
David Fifita (Broncos)
Tyson Frizell (Dragons)
Wade Graham (Sharks)
 

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Hess has been confirmed.

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Holmes Morgan feldt Drinkwater cotter Robson Simpkins fidow Gilbert Hola MacLean Hess Marsters Oneil Opacic Tualagi
 

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Holmes Morgan feldt Drinkwater cotter Robson Simpkins fidow Gilbert Hola MacLean Hess Marsters Oneil Opacic Tualagi
Dear lord, no injuries please. Alot of salary cap on the field
 

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Sometime this week is my prediction
Tuesday?
 

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from what I glean Hamiso will be in 9s squad
 

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When is the 9s squad announced?
I'm guessing there will be a few club squads named in the next week but most next Tuesday like during the regular season.

I hope we don't name a club legend like other teams. I'd rather we take the competition seriously.

Would be nice to see some kids get some exposure - HTF, GOATbert, Simpkins, Neame etc.

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Coops
instead of Taulagi-Murray may be eased into the season, Coops is our legend
 

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Team I'd like to see head out there:

Backs:

- Holmes
- Morgo
- Feldt (vc) (gk)
- Drinky
- Fidow
- Marsters
- Hampton
- Lemuelu
- Taulagi
- Cotter
- O'Neill

Forwards:

- Robson
- Molo
- Hola
- Hess
- Dunn (if still injured then Simpkins)
- Lolo (c)

Allow Morgo and Holmes to work on their combo without goal kicking and captaincy distracting them. Lolo to play full minutes each game with Hola and Molo rotating with Hess. Robson starting DH and changing out with Cotter when people are tiring. O'Neill for match fitness to get him into the swing of things again. Rest are just crafty speed demons.

Only one I'm worried about is Dunn as I'm not sure his shoulder will be right come the 14th. If not, I'd throw Simpkins in there to see what he's got.
 

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Tualagi is coming off a leg injury, late to pre season....I don't want him in the pressure cooker environment of the 9s-lot of pressure to pull of stunning footwork.
 

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Give out younger guys a go, give asiata the captain imo
 

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Here's the team I'd like to see out there for the Nines:
All the fastest people in the Blackhawks. Plus, if they don't qualify by speed, Josh Chudleigh and Kyle Laybutt. Justin O'Neill.

John Asiata should be the captain of our Nines team. End of story.
 

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Tualagi is coming off a leg injury, late to pre season....I don't want him in the pressure cooker environment of the 9s-lot of pressure to pull of stunning footwork.
Then I'd chuck Oppa in there, couldn't hurt. I'd say Dan Russell but I'm not a big fan of him.
 

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Holmes Morgan feldt Drinkwater cotter Robson Simpkins fidow Gilbert Hola MacLean Hess Marsters Oneil Opacic Cooper

Coops
instead of Taulagi-Murray may be eased into the season, Coops is our legend
Holmes Morgan feldt Drinkwater cotter Robson Simpkins fidow Gilbert Hola MacLean Hess Marsters Oneil Cooper (c) Asiata (vc)
 

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Team I'd like to see head out there:

Backs:

- Holmes
- Morgo
- Feldt (vc) (gk)
- Drinky
- Fidow
- Marsters
- Hampton
- Lemuelu
- Taulagi
- Cotter
- O'Neill

Forwards:

- Robson
- Molo
- Hola
- Hess
- Dunn (if still injured then Simpkins)
- Lolo (c)

Allow Morgo and Holmes to work on their combo without goal kicking and captaincy distracting them. Lolo to play full minutes each game with Hola and Molo rotating with Hess. Robson starting DH and changing out with Cotter when people are tiring. O'Neill for match fitness to get him into the swing of things again. Rest are just crafty speed demons.

Only one I'm worried about is Dunn as I'm not sure his shoulder will be right come the 14th. If not, I'd throw Simpkins in there to see what he's got.
You spelled GOATbert wrong 16 times. SMH

Asiata would be fun to watch as long as you could hide him in Section 32 in defence.
 

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Now, if the Nines were being held in Amsterdam on a sunny Autumn day in late October, here's the team I'd have:

Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
Jason Taumalolo
John Asiata (Capt.)
 

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I want Gilbert in the 9s-hopefully he doesn't just play for fun, as is the creed of the tourney, hopefully he comes out aggressive and that filters through the team.
 
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