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Who in your opinion will be the wingers when Ben Barba returns

annav3

annav3

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[TD] Perrett & Turner
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[TD] Perrett & Lafai
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[TD] Perrett & Low
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[TD] Perrett & Brown
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MrChook

MrChook

A tough one....I think Low has the most talent but he isn't a specialist winger so not sure if that would be the best option.
Not a fan of Brown. Same with Turner but he is fairly reliable.
I like Lafai but he is a bit raw.

To err on the safe side I'd go Turner. 
DoggiesFan1

DoggiesFan1

I think it will be Perrett and Turner but wouldn't mind seeing Perrett and Low or even Perrett and Inu with Lafai in the centres. 
professional

professional

Perrett and Turner. 
alchemist

alchemist

Perrett and Turner... but i would switch them around and have Perrett play on the left and Turner on the right 
annav3

annav3

I forgot to mention Sila, he has already scored 7 tries this year 
Lewis06

Lewis06

Perrett should be dropped after his lack of performance last week. 
annav3

annav3

heard a rumour today that turner may be finito...hopefully not true.. 
alchemist

alchemist

as in dropped? as in injured? as in released? 
annav3

annav3

that may retire because of the knee injury 
annav3

annav3

[h=1]Low aims for more high times with Dogs[/h]
For Drury Low, the only thing more exciting than replacing Ben Barba is the prospect of playing alongside him.

Low went from a lower grader struggling for a start at Canberra to the fullback charged with replacing the Dally M medallist at the Bulldogs.
In his first full game in the position against Parramatta, he held his own marking up against Jarryd Hayne. Next Thursday, the task is just as daunting when he takes on Melbourne's Billy Slater.

In his first interview since filling Barba's shoes, Low said the sidelined star helped teach him the basics of fullback play.
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''In the pre-season Benny helped me a lot,'' Low said. ''I haven't played much fullback so whenever I've asked questions I've gone to Benny. He's helped me heaps.
''He said to me to do what he did and back himself. [Taking his place] is not the way I planned it to happen. It just happened and I will take my chances and see where it goes from there.''

Canterbury coach Des Hasler has already stated Barba won't be rushed back to face the Storm on Thursday. It's understood he is likely to return the following week against Greg Inglis's South Sydney outfit.

Low is resigned to giving back the No.1 jersey when Barba is ready, but hopes to remain in the first-grade line-up.

''Everyone sees how good Benny is and I was excited when I came over to the club to get a chance to play with him,'' he said. ''When Benny comes back hopefully I can end up on the wing. If that's the way Dessie goes, I'll take it. I think I've been good, I've done my job and what's needed of the team. Every boy's dream is to play first grade, to stay in there and play all year and play in a grand final. I'm looking forward to it.''

Ironically, the 22-year-old was stuck behind another wayward star, Josh Dugan, while at the Raiders. However, he has no regrets about leaving the nation's capital, a switch which was completed just before the June 30 transfer deadline.

''I got here just on June 29. I was fortunate Des picked me up and I was able to come here,'' he said. ''I've seen Sammy [Perrett] and Kris Inu come here and I said I would work hard and try my best.

''There's been no pressure at all [to play like Barba]. The boys just said to me 'go out there and have fun'. I've been enjoying myself, doing what I do and playing my own game.''

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/low-aims-for-more-high-times-with-dogs-20130315-2g61o.html#ixzz2NgtFJEDR
 
TS_Quint

TS_Quint

Watched that winger in the HYC score 4 tries on Thursday.
He's certainly got the physical attributes for First Grade - he looks strong and fast.
Not sure about his defence though as he didn't have to do much of it. 
annav3

annav3

wow sadly my rumour was on the money 
annav3

annav3

[h=1]Steve Turner Announces Retirement[/h]


Sunday 17 March 2013 9:00 AM

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Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs winger Steve Turner has today announced his retirement from rugby league, effective immediately.

The Cambridge Park and Cranebrook Panthers junior has made the decision off the back of a debilitating knee injury that is hampering his ability to train and play to the best of his ability.

The former Panthers, Storm and now Bulldogs player played a total of 161 matches (Panthers 2, Storm 105, Bulldogs 54) after making his debut for the Panthers against the Storm in round 23 of season 2002.

Turner, 28, also made one appearance for City Origin in season 2012 and also represented New South Wales on one occasion throughout the 2008 series.
Although young enough to continue playing, Turner’s knee is causing him a lot of pain and he does not wish to continue in his current state.

“My body just isn’t holding up for me anymore,” Turner said. “It’s unfortunate for it to end like this but I have no other choice with how much that it is mentally and physically draining me.
“It’s so hard when your head is telling you that you want to do something but your body just doesn’t let you.
“I actually had some extra knee surgery just before Christmas that no one knew about and I’ve been finding it hard enough to train let alone being able to go out and play as best as I can.
“I could be selfish and continue to play but that wouldn’t be helping out anyone but myself and that is not the type of person I am.”
Turner will remain at the Club in a Media Assistant role, doing similar work to what he did throughout his recovery from injury in season 2012.
“I definitely want to head down the path of working in the media.

“I have a big interest in that and managed to build myself a bit of a profile last year so it’ll be good to keep doing some work at the Club and hopefully get some extra work around the place as well.

Although admitting that the timing isn’t ideal, Turner believes he is leaving the playing ranks in the healthiest position it’s been in for a long time.
“The senior playing group and the younger guys here are in a great place at the moment and I have no doubt they will continue to grow as a side and go well.
“This has been a really tough period throughout the last four to six weeks. Even waking up and thinking about the training day ahead has been difficult.”
Coach Des Hasler said he commends Turner for his efforts as a player here at the Club.
“Steve’s decision has been made in line of his team and Club first,” Hasler said. “It is clearly a reflection of the individual.

“He will be sorely missed because of his professionalism and experience but the Club is hopeful that he will stay on in some capacity.”
Chief Executive officer Todd Greenberg believes the great career that he has had on the field can now be mirrored off the field.
“He is a man that has always put the Club and team first,” Greenberg said. “The professionalism he brought to the Club when he arrived was outstanding and he has passed that on to the rest of the playing group throughout his three seasons here as a player.

“It will be great to have him here in and around the Club and everyone looks forward to continuing to work with Steve.”

http://www.bulldogs.com.au/news-display/Steve-Turner-Announces-Retirement/70146 
annav3

annav3

Steve Turner @SteveTurner84

Thank you to all for your tweets, much appreciated!! Was certainly a tough decision, but one where my teammates and club came first.

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alchemist

alchemist

always sad when a player is forced to retire due to injury

Turner did well for us the last couple years and i wish him the best in the future 
Silverelvis69

Silverelvis69

I would brin tim lafai(big fan) in the centres and move inu to the wing. 

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