Opinion Port's ruck strategy

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shewho

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Oct 7, 2005
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Those announcing the end of Paddy Ryder are premature.

He is the perfect 2nd ruck/Forward. He has just been out of form but when on song takes marks around the ground and offers a mobile target up forward.

Conditions haven’t suited his style of play and, as I say, he’s been out of form. But he is too good a player to be down for too long.

When the sun comes out, watch out for Paddy.
 

snozulu

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Oct 1, 2014
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Those announcing the end of Paddy Ryder are premature.

He is the perfect 2nd ruck/Forward. He has just been out of form but when on song takes marks around the ground and offers a mobile target up forward.

Conditions haven’t suited his style of play and, as I say, he’s been out of form. But he is too good a player to be down for too long.

When the sun comes out, watch out for Paddy.
Pretty long time to be out of form.
 

Enviable Tradition

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Oct 12, 2007
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Those announcing the end of Paddy Ryder are premature.

He is the perfect 2nd ruck/Forward. He has just been out of form but when on song takes marks around the ground and offers a mobile target up forward.

Conditions haven’t suited his style of play and, as I say, he’s been out of form. But he is too good a player to be down for too long.

When the sun comes out, watch out for Paddy.
Form doesn't account for his lack of work rate off the ball.

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OneGreatClub

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Nov 6, 2014
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Those announcing the end of Paddy Ryder are premature.

He is the perfect 2nd ruck/Forward. He has just been out of form but when on song takes marks around the ground and offers a mobile target up forward.

Conditions haven’t suited his style of play and, as I say, he’s been out of form. But he is too good a player to be down for too long.

When the sun comes out, watch out for Paddy.
It is his forward craft that is wanting.
 

RussellEbertHandball

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Nov 16, 2004
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Those announcing the end of Paddy Ryder are premature.

He is the perfect 2nd ruck/Forward. He has just been out of form but when on song takes marks around the ground and offers a mobile target up forward.

Conditions haven’t suited his style of play and, as I say, he’s been out of form. But he is too good a player to be down for too long.

When the sun comes out, watch out for Paddy.
I will give him to the end of the season to get his sh*t together to give him another year but he had better hurry up, because he needs to improve a fair bit to get into the side, and stay in the best 22 if we play in September.
 

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