2011 SG Ball Premiers

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  1. CORNER_92

    CORNER_92 Greg Hayward

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    Haven't been paying much attn to Holden Cup this yr, who we got playn from the under 18's who won in 2011?
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Most of the side, but a few guys have changed position.
    Pat Mataútia has moved from fullback to centre.
    Josh Alison has gone from wing or second row to centre.
    Lachlan Shipard has gone from second row or centre to wing and picked up the kicking duties.
    Jackson Hill has gone from bench second row to be our leading prop.
    Tom Rouse has gone from halfback to 5/8
    Ben Roose has gone from lock to second row or prop.
    James Elias has gone from centre to lock
    Clydesdale is still hooker, but he does most of the kicking now.
    Michael Steele is bench prop - was captain and starting prop in 2011.
    Jeremy Maá and Rob Mason are still bench props
    Jake Lawrence is in the squad but hasn't got a game yet (which is funny because the second rower played every minute of every game in 2011 I think)

    Kurt Mann went to Melbourne and Geordie Connelly went to Penrith (actually, Geordie Connelly played NYC in 2011, even though he was Ball aged)

    The guys have had a horror run against many of the best sides in NYC in the early rounds, and had a close loss against the strong Canberra side this week, despite playing without there best back, best player and had their best forward sent off after 20 minutes (Pat Mataútia and Clydesdale injured - Jackson Hill sent off).
     
  3. Ms.Nobody

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    I'm guessing guys like Jason Savin are just playing locally.
     
  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Savin is probably too injury prone. He was amazing towards the end of 2011, as amazing as Jeremy Maá was early in the season, but Savin was a barrell on legs who just launched himself like a cannon ball at the opposition for 20 or 30 minutes and caused mayham - that's not sustainable. As much as he looked like Paul Gallen had been let loose on some 17 year olds, he was always going to get hurt pretty often.
     

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