Player Watch # 2: Tom Bellchambers - 6 weeks with a calf strain - 28/6

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Lore

Dec 14, 2015
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5k down to 3k with an early plea

Match Review Officer Michael Christian also handed Bomber Tom Bellchambers a $5000 fine for his forceful front-on contact on Eagle Luke Shuey.

By accepting an early plea for a second offence, Bellchambers can accept a $3000 fine.

Deemed careless conduct with high contact and low impact, Bellchambers is free to face Greater Western Sydney next week.
 

Bunk Moreland

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I enjoyed his game before he went down. I’ve been critical of him in the past for not always standing up properly in ruck contests but he took it right up to that fat fu**in sniper tonight.

And nice to have an opponent who’s slower than him for once.

Injury is a shame and hopefully he’s back to at least finish off the year in style.
 

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Maddogm

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Ruck stocks seems to be the problem that no one wanted to talk about. Now we have to. I think this will have silver lining if we can address the bigger problem.
Well that's why we got Z. Clarke in.
Just before he did his ACL Draper had gotten to the point where we'd be happy with him coming in for an injured Belcho. If his injury is going to set him back development wise then maybe we have to look at adding another option in the off-season.
 

Pweter

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This one will bite hard.

Do we go with:
  • Smack as 1st ruck and Hooker forward, bringing in someone like Hartley to play defence?
or
  • Clarke as 1st ruck, play Hooker in defence and Smack forward?
 

Lore

Dec 14, 2015
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This one will bite hard.

Do we go with:
  • Smack as 1st ruck and Hooker forward, bringing in someone like Hartley to play defence?
or
  • Clarke as 1st ruck, play Hooker in defence and Smack forward?
Clarke in for Bellchambers. Switch Hooker, Brown and Francis around as needed. It'll hurt any which way but taking Hooker and Ambrose out of the defence is gonna bite way harder than Clarke in the ruck.
 
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