Re: Official Rugby League & Rugby Union Thread
Buhrer can play 2nd row, hooker, centre and 5/8th. I said i'd have liked Hinchcliffe in the side before the series. Thats not the question im asking. I said how does Hinchcliffe do anything more than what Buhrer did in his time on the field?
Are you kidding me? Dragons were/are one of the most boring sides in the competition. They pay a very structured, grinding style of football. Soward doesn't create anything from 5/8th, he does steer around the Dragons and keep things under control for them. In Origin however we already have Pearce in that role, you can't have 2 halves that play a very structured, no risk style of football. Look at every team in the competition and their style, each team will either have 2 creative halves (Manly, Warriors, Canberra, Titans, Bulldogs), one creative + one steady/structured player (Melbourne, Eels, Souths, Cowboys, Tigers, Sharks, Penrith, Knights, Broncos) and very occasionally 2 steady/structured players (Roosters w/o Mortimer, Dragons), most of the successful teams have at least 1 creative half. dragons get away with it because their defense is good and their forward pack gets them into the grind very easily.
It would dent Buhrer's confidence, he absolutely hated being on the bench for Hasler and was going to leave our club if Hasler was still there. He is very much a confidence player, dropping him will not destroy him or anything silly but it will be a bit of a dent for us at club level.