Originally Posted by Rush
Watmough has barely played in the past few Origin series'. If you picked the side we'd get beat 3-4 tries to none. We'd barely make it 30 metres every set but that doesn't matter because they would only miss 2 tackles between them amirite?
Don't think i called watmough a good defender, i said he was decent but his ball running is what makes him key. He makes metres. This entire argument is pointless, you clearly have no idea.
Iím starting to think youíre a bona fide moron. If you donít believe you possess the attacking talent to beat QLD, why the fuck are you trying to match them? You numbskulls have been doing this for six years. Pick a defensive unit to stop them. Origin has always been about the fundamentals. If you canít stop anyone, you shouldnít be playing Origin. Itís that simple.
Originally Posted by sXe_Maverick
Oh, and morocco, how did your great Cuthbertson go tonight? Yeah, shit as always.
First month of footy:
- 67 mins, 40 tackles, 0 mistackles, 14 hitups, 87 metres (more than any other starting Knights forward), 2 handling errors
- 47 mins, 23 tackles, 0 mistackles, 14 hitups, 91 metres, 1 handling error
- 54 mins, 31 tackles, 3 mistackles, 14 hitups, 102 metres, 1 handling error
Runs out of puff? I think not. Defensively, heís done well. Thereís nothing outrageous in the handling errors department. His yardage has incrementally increased. Not first grade standard? His stats coupled with his transition from ball playing bench forward to starting and defending in the middle of the park suggests he wouldnít be out of place in the City side.
Last week, he came off the bench for 31 minutes, 17 tackles, 1 mistackle, he made 60 metres. To put the last stat into perspective, only two Knights forwards made over 60 metres.
Rush, letís consider some of my favourites defensively, shall we?
Rd1, 24 tackles, 3 mistackles
Rd 2, 26 tackles, 5 mistackles
Rd 3, 34 tackles, 4 mistackles
Rd 4, 40 tackles, 8 mistackles
. Peak Sandow numbers. Disgusting!
Rd 5, 43 tackles, 4 mistackles
Rd1, managed to make 4 mistackles in 45 minutes, for a return of 17.
Rd 1, 80 mins, 20 tackles, 3 mistackles
Rd 2, 57 mins, 13 tackles, 2 mistackles.
Rd 3, 80 mins, 18 tackles, 7 mistackles. What a disagrace. 18 tackles in 80 minutes? Are you kidding me? And he misses 7? Fuck me.
Rd 1, 64 mins, 20 tackles, 3 mistackles
Rd 2, 80 mins, 21 tackles, 3 mistackles
Rd 3, 64 mins, 24 tackles, 4 mistackles
Rd 4, 80 mins, 12 tackles, 4 mistackles
Rd 5, 63 mins, 14 tackles, 4 mistackles
Rd1, 80 mins, 29 tackles, 5 mistackles
Rd2, 80 mins, 36 tackles, 4 mistackles
Rd3, 80 mins, 24 tackles, 3 mistackles
Rd4, 80 mins, 32 tackles, 5 mistackles
Rd 5, 80 mins, 50 tackles, 5 mistackles
Pick these guys, you wonít win shit.
I wonít do the math for you, but Iíll leave you to ponder Hindmarshís stats: 44 tackles, 1.25 mistackles per game.