Alex Twal - Official

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Re: Alex Twal - Official

Post by bp tiger » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 11:17 am

i must say i think he walks into line a bit like woods does, i would rather he charge into it, needs to bulk up around the chest area. hoping a good off season will do the trick with him.


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Post by Pawsandclaws » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 11:17 am

bathursttiger wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 10:57 am
Every club in the NRL were looking at Alex except Parra.
I can see why because it is the way he goes about his play with the minimum of fuss but maximum effectiveness which is so impressive.

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 11:17 am

bathursttiger wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 10:57 am
Every club in the NRL were looking at Alex except Parra.
I can see why because it is the way he goes about his play with the minimum of fuss but maximum effectiveness which is so impressive.

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Post by kh_canada » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:15 pm

How long is he signed for?
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Post by TigerTiger » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:25 pm

kh_canada wrote:
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How long is he signed for?
3 more years I believe, plus this half. So till the end of 2020.
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Post by colmcd » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:42 pm

TigerTiger wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:25 pm
kh_canada wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:15 pm
How long is he signed for?
3 more years I believe, plus this half. So till the end of 2020.
Wow, recruitment did something Right :)

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Post by everett8 » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 1:56 pm

Agree for once our recruitment got it right with Twal.

Look forward to his ongoing development in 2018 after a full off season under his belt.

Maybe with the lack of props on the market and experience WT should offer Tim Grant a 2 year extension. It will then allow us to have Packer, Matalino, Twal, Grant, Sue and J J Felise and even Alioia.

Maybe WT should look at props in other teams lower grades and bring them over.

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 2:57 pm

I love his defence, really effective in stopping the opposition forwards, wrapping and putting them on the ground.

Pulled off a great tackle on Paasi (?) on the goal line, stopped him dead. Really impressed with that from a young prop, hitting and sticking.

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Post by ricksen » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:05 pm

Looks good thus far, very pleasing.
Odd to read that Parramatta are on the lookout for a tall, rangy middle forward for 2018, when they already had one under their noses.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:06 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 2:57 pm
I love his defence, really effective in stopping the opposition forwards, wrapping and putting them on the ground.

Pulled off a great tackle on Paasi (?) on the goal line, stopped him dead. Really impressed with that from a young prop, hitting and sticking.
Was that one that Sue double teamed him on?
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:06 pm

ricksen wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:05 pm
Looks good thus far, very pleasing.
Odd to read that Parramatta are on the lookout for a tall, rangy middle forward for 2018, when they already had one under their noses.
Was Twal "compensation" for Moses perhaps? Can't recall the chronology.
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Post by ricksen » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:11 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:06 pm
ricksen wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:05 pm
Looks good thus far, very pleasing.
Odd to read that Parramatta are on the lookout for a tall, rangy middle forward for 2018, when they already had one under their noses.
Was Twal "compensation" for Moses perhaps? Can't recall the chronology.
There was a few weeks in between the moves, but you'd have to think they'd be linked in some shape or form - both were already signed before the move.
I think Nathan Ryan mentioned that Parra were on the look out for another depth fwd, someone with height etc. Wonder if they were actively trying to retain Twal, or just didn't think he'd take the next step?
Early days for him obviously, but there's a hell of a lot to like about him from the little action he's seen thus far.
Has given away a few pens and made some weird decisions with the ball in hand (butchering a massive overlap against Parra, bad offload against GC), but that's something that will come in time.

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Post by bathursttiger » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:13 pm

ricksen wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:05 pm
Looks good thus far, very pleasing.
Odd to read that Parramatta are on the lookout for a tall, rangy middle forward for 2018, when they already had one under their noses.
They were asleep at the wheel, a lot of talent scouts were chasing Alex except Parra!!!!
Maybe they just thought they had he because he was a junior and wouldn't leave.
Glad we got him.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:14 pm

ricksen wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:11 pm
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:06 pm
ricksen wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:05 pm
Looks good thus far, very pleasing.
Odd to read that Parramatta are on the lookout for a tall, rangy middle forward for 2018, when they already had one under their noses.
Was Twal "compensation" for Moses perhaps? Can't recall the chronology.
There was a few weeks in between the moves, but you'd have to think they'd be linked in some shape or form - both were already signed before the move.
I think Nathan Ryan mentioned that Parra were on the look out for another depth fwd, someone with height etc. Wonder if they were actively trying to retain Twal, or just didn't think he'd take the next step?
Early days for him obviously, but there's a hell of a lot to like about him from the little action he's seen thus far.
Has given away a few pens and made some weird decisions with the ball in hand (butchering a massive overlap against Parra, bad offload against GC), but that's something that will come in time.
Yeah lacks a bit of match awareness but he is a very talented kid, and doing extremely well for a kid who probably wasn't going to see FG at Parra this year.
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Post by weststigerman » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:30 pm

Read somewhere Parra had him on a weight gain diet, but since he couldn't put on enough weight they decided he would never get to first grade level as a light-ish prop.

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Post by kh_canada » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 6:35 pm

weststigerman wrote:
Mon 31 Jul, 2017 3:30 pm
Read somewhere Parra had him on a weight gain diet, but since he couldn't put on enough weight they decided he would never get to first grade level as a light-ish prop.
Well they certainly let a good player slip right out under their nose, glad he left a club who didn't see his potential. This is why I love Cleary, he notices potential in players and let's them prove themselves.
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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:19 pm

I never thought he could add this much value to our squad.
I was expecting him to join us in 2018 but he has been a great mid-season transfer..

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Post by TYGA » Mon 31 Jul, 2017 8:38 pm

Great young forward. He's the same height and weight as Matulino. Not sure the profiles are correct but a heavy boned lad. 5kgs of solid muscle and he will be playing at 111kgs. I think this kid will be in the first team rotation and has a big future.

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