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TRAINING GALLERY: Friday 1st December 2023


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2 hours ago, binman said:

How old?

Some of our players from 1973 are very Koltish

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I remember it well ‘73 was a very hairy place, when we all still had hair.🤣🤣

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On 03/12/2023 at 17:12, Six6Six said:

It seems that Roo is being paired with Max as 2nd ruck option.

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JVR looks to have pretty good skills as a ruck, particularly his tap work.

He did a fair bit of relief ruck at Casey in 2022 and was an important back up at times during the 2023 season.  

It is easy to forget how young JVR is. He's 21 next April, so still 3-4 years away from being at his peak physically. By then he could well be exactly what we were hoping Jackson to be - a good second ruck and excellent key forward. 

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3 hours ago, SthSea22 said:

Is Melksham available Round 1? Looks in good shape

No. 

Mid to late next season is what I've read as best case scenario.

But agree he looks in great shape. That said, whilst I'm to orthopedic surgery what Hodge is to commentary I'm surprised how hard he seems to be working that knee in some of the photos of one on one marking contests.  

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20 hours ago, binman said:

JVR looks to have pretty good skills as a ruck, particularly his tap work.

He did a fair bit of relief ruck at Casey in 2022 and was an important back up at times during the 2023 season.  

It is easy to forget how young JVR is. He's 21 next April, so still 3-4 years away from being at his peak physically. By then he could well be exactly what we were hoping Jackson to be - a good second ruck and excellent key forward. 

jvr's leap and ability to read the flight of the ball is a distinct advantage as a secondary ruck

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1 hour ago, whatwhat say what said:

jvr's leap and ability to read the flight of the ball is a distinct advantage as a secondary ruck

For the little time he has spent as a ruck in the ones, when he manages to win the tap, I have been pleasantly surprised just how many taps go to our advantage. I think if he were 6cm taller we’d be selling Gawny to the swans, and looking for a new key forward.

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20 hours ago, binman said:

No. 

Mid to late next season is what I've read as best case scenario.

But agree he looks in great shape. That said, whilst I'm to orthopedic surgery what Hodge is to commentary I'm surprised how hard he seems to be working that knee in some of the photos of one on one marking contests.  

That's why i am thinking he is progressing faster than expected

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9 minutes ago, SthSea22 said:

That's why i am thinking he is progressing faster than expected

He's def ahead of schedule but given 12 months is the standard recovery period for an ACL, which would be near the end of the 2024 home and away season.

Let's say he makes it back in 10 months he could play his first game back not too long after the bye, say aprox round 15.

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2 hours ago, binman said:

He's def ahead of schedule but given 12 months is the standard recovery period for an ACL, which would be near the end of the 2024 home and away season.

Let's say he makes it back in 10 months he could play his first game back not too long after the bye, say aprox round 15.

If that's the case, he wouldn't be going hard at it first week back of pre season

 

Be interesting the hear his official comeback time 

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