Poll – Ruck Strategy

Written by Schwarzwalder on March 7 2018

Benn asked us on Twitter what we thought of Ruck Strategy………so now we can let him know ๐Ÿ˜‰

At this stage, what is your preferred method of attack on the Ruck line?ย  Is it best to start with the ‘ol ‘Set&Forget’ and hope that both premiums play the full 22 games?ย  Or are you entertaining the idea of a premium with a mid-pricer (Lycett, D.Simpson) to free up cash elsewhere?ย  Tell Benn all about your strategy in the comments below……….

 

Which Ruck Strategy do you plan on starting with?

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41 thoughts on “Poll – Ruck Strategy”

  1. At the moment I’m toying with the idea of Ryder, Gawn (English). Wondering if this is a silly move given the bye and possible donut for Ryder. I just feel like I do not want to miss out on Paddys points in the first 9 rounds and I’ll want him in after the bye either way if he’s fit and scoring well.

    If I did this I would either have to cop the donut, hope my initial backup ruckman plays and provides some points at least, or most likely build up some cash prior to the bye and then trade the backup ruck for a mid pricer who’s going to score okay for the bye and be a decent backup if either premo goes down. The trouble is that seems like a bit of a waste of cash for one round if the backup ruck is going to be sitting on the pine unless someone gets injured. Plus by the time the bye comes around the likes of Simpson/Lycett will either have gotten too pricey or too risky. And who knows if the rooks will even make enough cash to allow this to happen in 9 rounds..

    After typing this out I think I have made up my mind to go for the safer option with a Gawn/Sauce or Gawn/Martin combo, and upgrade after the bye if it’s still a good option.

    Thoughts?
    T/U Upgrade to ryder after the bye if at all
    T/D Risk it with Gawn/Ryder

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  2. Sam Naismith has done an ACL at Swans training this morning and will miss the season. Devastating for him and his team, hope he has a speedy recovery.

    Does this change people’s thoughts on ruck strategy?

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      1. I still don’t think Cameron plays, especially based on his JLT form. Will most likely be Sinclair solo with Reid chopping out.

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        1. Swans were also using Dean Towers as chopout ruck, in preference to Cameron already. They can use Aliir if he gets into the team, or Reid as mentioned, although I would think they would prefer not to risk him with injury.

          If Reid did get injured they do have Tom McCartin as backup though, so if he plays well enough they might be more willing to risk Reid in the ruck.

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      1. Currently my leaning with NicNat still unsighted and Vardy gone for a minimum 4-6 weeks.

        If NicNat is done for the season (or career) WC would be mad to rush Vardy back if Lycett and either McInness or their big mouthed wonder can actually do the role.

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          1. Yes. Plenty of it. It depends on whether the rumours that are still spreading no matter how many times WCE deny them are true.

            If there’s even a bit of truth in them, he’ll be lucky to play even half a dozen games this season and that’s it.

            Of course, every club lies about injuries. That is why SC is so tough.

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  3. Thanks @schwarzwalder – I was more interested in R3 strategy, last night I had Kruzer/Gawn/Cameron and will be sticking with that for the time being with the Naismith news.

    The opportunity is certainly there for Cameron now youโ€™d think.

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    1. Personally, Cameron & Lycett have come from nowhere to rocket into starting price calculations BIGTIME!!!!.

      Having personally watched Cameron @ Claremont in the WAFL a few years ago as a youngster……this guy can be another SC Nank. Just needs an opportunity.
      We know ruck maturity is a little different than a midfielder, a breakout year is looming.
      Interesting to note, that in his 2nd year of any grade ie Colts, Reserve & League is when his development improves dramatically, which indicates he can settle in very quickly…….he is in his 2nd year at Sydney!!!
      http://www.wafl.com.au/players/view/4672

      Hails from a WA country football town hotbed (Albany)
      Ex Hale school boy (Elite Private Perth Boys School)….Where success thrives, even in the student carpark!
      Claremont breeds good footballers with nous.

      He’s an R3 lock!

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    2. He’s not gonna make much money or score a good deal more than he does now.

      Only reason to go Sinclair is to pair him with Cameron so your ruck depth is guaranteed.

      Not the dumbest move, but there seems to be better choices.

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      1. He’s a forward first and foremost. Still think they’ll opt for Sinclair and Towers/Allir as back up.

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  4. Lycett, Sinclair (Cameron). When I started typing this I was joking but now I’m actually considering it hmmm…..

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    1. The sample size is tiny, but from the 4 games Sinclair as been a solo ruck in the last 3 seasons he’s scored 65, 76, 105 & 142.

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  5. Thinking the following
    Jacobs R1 Gawn R2 Cameron R3
    English F/R .
    Thinking if Cameron gets a run and cows up, can then trade Maybe Rnd 7-8. Put English as. R3 and trade a premium Fwd in.
    Should be covered for any unexpected 1-2 weeks injuries and/or suspensions.

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  6. Right now I’m seriously considering just copping the doughnut and starting Ryder. Sure, round 10 won’t be my finest hour, but it probably won’t be as bad as people think. I’d rather not talk about the way my SuperCoach team finished up last year, but I copped a doughnut or two throughout last year in Fantasy, and still finished just outside the top 2000, so it doesn’t have to be a season destroyer.

    Besides, best-18 scoring or not, having an extra premium through each of the regular bye rounds will be an advantage.

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  7. I’m now thinking Gawn, Ryder (Cameron).
    If Cameron can string some games together and some alright scores he might be able to provide coverage for the Rnd 10 bye and then afterwards be cashed in.

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  8. I can’t justify Ryder with the bye + lack of DPP rucks. But if Cameron gets games, he could be decent cover. But that’s $21k less in the kitty…

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  9. Havenโ€™t seen this combo discussed but interested in the thoughts of other coaches…

    Gawn, Nank (Cameron)

    I think Nank showed promise last year, looks to be rucking solo, tore up JLT2 (and more importantly recovered from the knock in JLT1), at a discounted price and heaps of potential growth.

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