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Minutes vs Impact?

In recent years Beau Scott was a formidable opponent. I have no qualms about that. 

But i have ask when does it become apparent that the minutes you play(less then 16 a half last year)  vs the impact you and culture you bring wear thin?  

Iam of the opinion that he is taking up a spot in the 17 where we could have a player who will have greater effect or should i say more value then what we are getting from Beau. I know what some will say or but in defence we tighten up and his experience helps. Now that is true but for what a whole 30minutes a game? I see better value elsewhere. 

So tell me your thoughts on Beau and if his value in our 17 is worth it and why?

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  • Big fan here, hes been outstanding for the club but think he'll be struggling to hold a 17 spot this year.

  • He’ll be in the team. We are a much better defensive side when he’s on. You need old heads like Scott to win a comp. look at the sharks with Gallen Lewis and Heighington and Melbourne with their aging stars. Old heads are vital you can’t have a pack all under 30
    • I certainly agree with you. Gallen averages 60 minutes . Its a far cry from 30 or so from Beau. 

  • Thats a very personal question Scott and this is a family site.

  • He’s been great for the Eels but I’m beginning to think he’s almost past his use by date. Cant see him being used as much this year.

  • His toughness and experience is still invaluable and really can't be accurately measured. It comes down to a feel thing I would imagine for BA. The other thing is that the player himself has too much pride in his own performance to hang on one season too many.

  • He shouldn't be in the 17 at full strength. Definitely not a starter and we already have Edwards as our utility forward,
    I don't like Beau hogging a bench spot when we already have the smallest pack in the NRL.
    No impact
  • I'm not a fan of him being in the side
    Another prop should take Scotts bench spot
    I'd have Vave in the place of scott He's going to have a bigger impact
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