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Stirling Taylor

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Joined March 2020

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I think what they need is a dominant figure who has a proper grip over the playing group. While I think JD probably hasn’t had enough time to prove his worth, it’s evident he has little hold over the staples of their roster. Not that I want to go back to the Trell Triple M dilemma, but if a Jahrome Hughes/ Papenhuyzen made a comment saying they didn’t really care about the result but glad they got their 100th try, Bellamy would rip them a new one. Comes down to respect.

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Why so Mushi? Brandon Smith is on 800K a year, and as stated in the story – is not a kicking no.9. He is a ball-runner when best, so to go for less than 20m in a big game and come off blowing with 30 to go is below par. Harry Grant played 80minutes last night – made 20 more tackles than Smith last week, ran for 80 metres and forced a crucial drop out.

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Stood up in defence, though in attack was quieter.

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