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    What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by jammydodger on Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:49 am

    Hi

    I am looking to beef up my team as was wondering what the key skills are. Props I guess would be Strength and Stamina and roughly the same for second row, but what about the back row positions? Also is it just the case of the bigger the better for forwards?
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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Iorwerth on Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:32 am

    Props, backrow and hookers you need good tech as well, where locks also need handling and jumping. The bigger the forwards the better for the scrum. The taller the better for the lineout, but in scrums a shorter front row than the opposition gives an advantage. The height difference between a hooker and the props shouldn't be that huge, or else you get a scrum disadvantage. Also make sure your locks are taller than your front row.
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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Woko on Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:52 am

    Jammy, have a look at this link

    http://walesbr.forum7.biz/links-and-helpful-articles-f7/positions-guide-updated-t556.htm

    and also at a number of the other helpful articles in that forum - any questions just ask.

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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by jammydodger on Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:19 pm

    Thanks for that, the next question is who to get rid of as some players with lower csr's seem to perform better than some with much higher.

    Also what would you look for in a no 8?

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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Guest on Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:51 pm

    Personally, I like my number 8 to have good strength, technique, attack, handling and a little bit of jumping.

    As for who to get rid of....Thats a tough one without being able to see your squads skill levels. Player ratings are based on skill levels for each position, form, energy and experience...any of them factors might be why your lower CSR players are playing better.

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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:46 am

    jammydodger wrote: some players with lower csr's seem to perform better than some with much higher.

    This would also depend quite a lot on the quality and performance of the players opposite number.

    I personally select players on individual skill levels for their position (see the link above) and height/weight for forwards.

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    Post by jammydodger on Mon Aug 30, 2010 9:41 pm

    Thanks guys,

    I tried the link but it said you need special permission to view it.

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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:01 pm

    Picking your team can be a lot easier if you know what to look
    out for.

    That said, not all positions in the game are created equal, some have more
    importance than others, so I will attend to those first.


    Stamina is important for them all!

    NB: Forwards (numbered 1 to 8 should have at least 100kg of weight, if not
    more.

    Number 2: Hooker

    The hooker is one of the most important positions in the game, he throws in the
    lineout, and complements your front row when in a scrum. That said, if he can
    do these two things well, then really it's not too important to have any other
    skills. Preferably he should be shorter
    than both props.

    Key Skills: Handling, Technique, Strength, Wieght

    Number 4 & 5: Locks.

    The locks are similar to the hooker, very important in set piece plays. They
    are the main guys the hooker throws to, as well as providing most of the drive
    in the scrum.

    Key Skills: Height (at least 197cm +), Strength, Handling & Jumping



    Number 9: Scrum half.

    The scrum half handles the ball at most breakdowns, thus provides the team with
    the platform to build attacking moves off. So a key here is that he has the
    skills to do so. As well the scrumhalf does a lot of pick and go's, which mean
    at times he acts like a 9th forward. Kicking is also important as the scrumhalf
    may try and kick the ball away when under pressure, no matter if he has the
    skills to go with it or not!

    Key Skills: Attack, Handling, Kicking, Agility, Defence and Strength if you
    want him as an extra forward.


    Number 1 and 3: Loosehead and Tighthead props.

    Very important for the scrum, they provide the foundation so the locks can
    push. Great props will complement the locks in the scrum.

    Key Skills: Weight, Strength, Technique


    Number 6 and 7: Loose Forwards

    Not as important in the scrum, they provide pressure on the backline after a
    movement. They also attend a lot of the rucks with an opportunity to turn the
    ball over. Could be helpful to have height to help in the lineout.

    Key Skills: Technique, Defence, Strength, Speed, Attack

    Number 8:

    This role tends to be an attacking forward, it is suppose to be a guy who can
    link in with the backline to attack, maybe I play the wrong guy there, as mine
    doesn't seem to want to be involved unless he grabs the ball of the back of the
    scrum to dive over for a try. Either way he still provides a similar role to
    the breakaways in other areas of the field.

    Key Skills: Technique, Defence, Strength, Speed, Attack and Handling

    Number 10: Fly half

    Similar to the scrum half, he sees a lot of the ball. He provides a link to the
    rest of the backline, but also can be a guy who will try and bit himself. Vital
    that he has some kicking as well, as he is quite adapt at having a shot a field
    goal from time to time.

    Key Skills: Attack, Handling, Agility & Defence

    Number 12 and 13: Centres.

    The centres really build off what the scrum and fly half has given them. They
    are attacking players who need to be able to break the line, and also link with
    their wingers. Very occasionally they also are required to kick, but it's not
    important to scout for it.

    Key skills: Speed, Attack, Defense, Agility & Handling
    Number 11 and 14: Wingers


    Wingers are there to finish off attacking moves. By the time
    the ball has got to them, hopefully he is racing down the touchline to put the
    ball over the line. Speed is critical for these players. As well good defence
    on wingers combined with their speed, see's them very involved when a line
    break is made against your team.

    Key Skills: Speed, Attack, Agility and maybe Strength

    Number 15: Fullback

    A good fullback should play like a fly half on the field, injecting himself
    into the attack when possible. The reality in the match engine is that he
    doesn't try to do this. That said, he will field a lot of kicks in general
    play, and also be required to kick himself from time to time. As a fullback, he
    is also there to stop a play when the line has been broken against your team.

    Key Skills: Defence, Handling, Kicking, Attack, Speed & Agility or strength

    Captain:

    Your captain makes
    the decisions and leads your team to loss and victory he needs to be a well
    know guy.

    Key skills: A combination of the best experience and the
    best leadership.

    Formula

    3x Leaderhip + 2x Exprience

    Subs:

    Make sure your
    subs are sorted out correctly with injuries you don’t want your worst player
    coming on for an injury in the middle of an important game.

    Very Important tip:

    Rotate your squad players
    cannot survive going a few games without a rest energy is a big thing, so make
    sure your squad has good strength in depth.

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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Guest on Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:09 pm

    Rolling Eyes

    see above.

    Damn it wilf.. you're fast!
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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Iorwerth on Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:46 am

    jammydodger wrote:Thanks guys,

    I tried the link but it said you need special permission to view it.

    Woko, shouldn't newbies have access to that area?
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    Re: What to look for when buying players for different positions!

    Post by Woko on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:03 am

    Newbies do have access, don't think you even have to log in to see that area.

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