Re: Official Rugby League & Rugby Union Thread
1. Prerequisites? I don't look at one position and say everyone who i consider for that spot HAS to have cetrain stats to be eligable. Thats ridiculous when selecting a TEAM.
I look at the props we select as a unit. Tamou is obviously a big bloke, going to make a bunch of tackle busts, make metres and play about 50-60 mins tops. So i wouldn't select another prop who has identical qualities to Tamou, you want a prop that can play 60 mins or so, make good metres, makes tackles and keep up a high workrate (Woods fits that criteria perfectly). The prop you select on the bench must compliment the starting props, take Merrin for example makes tackles, can tackle bust, can offload and compliments the the other 2.
To look at other positions, you want a balanced 2nd row. You can't select 3 tackling machines who can't pass the ball, likewise you can't select 3 ball playing back rowers. You need a balance in your side and if it were up to you, you would only look at players statistical output rather than their playing style.
2. Grant doesn;t deserve to be there over Woods or Merrin imo, he does deserve to be there over someone like Hunt or Tolman.
3. You know fuck all about rugby league, i'm not even sure if you watch any games.