Trent Cotchin (Merged)

tigerlove

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Agree with this. I reckon there was nothing wrong with him. We were what, four goals up before quarter time? He could do with the extra rest, and I reckon he wanted to be able to dash off at a moment's notice if he had to. Of course he could always have gone on again if things went sour. But they didn't.
The hammy smokescreen is to avoid showing disrespect to the opposition.
Love the conspiracy theories. He went off at around 7min19secs to go (changed with Lambert). Went straight down to the rooms. Tigers were up by only 11 points. He obviously had an issue and because it was hamstring related (same hammy he injured) they took the conservative approach. He wasn't coming back on, would have been too risky. As they said a minor strain, no real reason to ice it as he likely didn't have any perceivable swelling or pain to reduce. Scans have proved a low grade strain so yes there was something wrong. Correct call made on game day. Kudos to the medical team. I like the Tigers conservative approaches to injuries this year. You can do that when you have depth.
 
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Tigers of Old

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Agree with this. I reckon there was nothing wrong with him. We were what, four goals up before quarter time? He could do with the extra rest, and I reckon he wanted to be able to dash off at a moment's notice if he had to. Of course he could always have gone on again if things went sour. But they didn't.
The hammy smokescreen is to avoid showing disrespect to the opposition.


Out: Paternity leave??
 

bigwow

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There will be some pretty willing kick to kicks with his old man and Uncle Dusty in years to come.
Stand him in good stead to captain the Tiges in the 2040's.
 
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Bullarto Tiger

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Well, well, well ... a Tiger great finally has a son that we can eagerly await turning out in the Yellow and Black in a couple of decades.
Sadly, most likely won't be around to see the occasion.
 

Elmer

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SCOOP should be happy. Finally got the Parker Cotchin combo he was after.
 
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tigerman

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Chimp missed about 8 weeks early in the season with a hammy, came back, played 2 games, did it again and missed another 2. He then came back in, play 4, did it again and has missed another 2 games.
Is tipped to play this week against the Eagles, my question is, should he be given another week off?
 

Tigers of Old

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Chimp missed about 8 weeks early in the season with a hammy, came back, played 2 games, did it again and missed another 2. He then came back in, play 4, did it again and has missed another 2 games.
Is tipped to play this week against the Eagles, my question is, should he be given another week off?

It's a fair question. Hopefully no further complications heading into the business end.
Just as Rance pulled the pin, we can't afford to go into big games with Cotch sitting on the bench with an ice pack on his leg for 3/4s..
 

tigerman

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It's a fair question. Hopefully no further complications heading into the business end.
Just as Rance pulled the pin, we can't afford to go into big games with Cotch sitting on the bench with an ice pack on his leg for 3/4s..
Yes that's for sure.
I'm a worrywart when it comes to injured players coming back into the side. When they're right to go, give them another week off if it's feasible is my motto.
 

Scoop

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Chimp missed about 8 weeks early in the season with a hammy, came back, played 2 games, did it again and missed another 2. He then came back in, play 4, did it again and has missed another 2 games.
Is tipped to play this week against the Eagles, my question is, should he be given another week off?
Yeah, I'm nervous. The thinking must be around playing the two final games, getting a week off before finals, then playing a final, hopefully win, get another week off and then it's the prelim. We are basically talking 4 or 5 games with a one week break in between.

Two blocks of games. There has to be some risk around him.
 

Tiger Ghost

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No to the extra week off, if he's fit play him. Put it too the test, much rather he ping it again in round 22 or 23 than first 10 minutes of a final.
 
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