Alex Twal - Official

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Post by willow » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 4:40 am

Good news to see Twal on board for the remainder of this season. Like Eisenhuth, he's got a good motor and if he gets his chance, hopefully he'll help improve our defence around the ruck, which is poor to say the least.


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Post by innsaneink » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:45 am

Well, he's got the size... Hope he's got the ticker

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Post by larrycorowa » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 6:49 am

formerguest wrote:
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 7:16 pm
Seantice wrote:
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15 - Alex Twal
Club: Wentworthville Magpies; TOTW selections: 
6.

17 total runs, 151 total metres, 61 post-contact metres, one tackle-break, 35 tackles.
Alex Twal has been the cornerstone of the Magpies forward pack throughout 2017, and his performance on the weekend is a glaring example of his impact on his side. His strong carries throughout the contest continuously put Wentworthville on the front foot, and his efforts in defence were far from unnoticed as recorded 35 tackles.


Yep looks like he had a terrible game. 151 metres and 35 tackles. He should be ashamed of himself.

haha your hard markers 😂😂
Did you watch the game?
You must have been watching the wrong player if the stats are anything to go by or were you expecting to see the reincarnation of Arthur beetson?

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Post by ricksen » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 12:12 pm

I watched it, thought he was pretty solid rather than outstanding. Certainly not poor like some have said, but TOTW honours does seem surprising.

He has a big frame, though hasn't really filled out as of yet so may struggle against the big bodies in the NRL. I'm all for giving him a run this year so that he's good to go in 2018.

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 12:36 pm

I'd suggest he has a NRL work ethic at 20 years of age. He and Eisenhuth also bring with them that tall rangy frame which means high work rate and mobility. This should complement both Packer and Matulino.


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Post by Ivan cleary » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 12:50 pm

Hey guys here's of twal playing in the u20s state of origin last year it's the full game.
First half:

Second half:

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Post by DonnyBrasco » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 1:20 pm

Twal and Eisenhower in the backrow for 2018, exciting.
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Post by tigerap » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 1:53 pm

Good luck Alex!

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Post by formerguest » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 2:27 pm

larrycorowa wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 6:49 am
formerguest wrote:
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 7:16 pm
Seantice wrote:
Tue 20 Jun, 2017 7:08 pm
15 - Alex Twal
Club: Wentworthville Magpies; TOTW selections: 
6.

17 total runs, 151 total metres, 61 post-contact metres, one tackle-break, 35 tackles.
Alex Twal has been the cornerstone of the Magpies forward pack throughout 2017, and his performance on the weekend is a glaring example of his impact on his side. His strong carries throughout the contest continuously put Wentworthville on the front foot, and his efforts in defence were far from unnoticed as recorded 35 tackles.


Yep looks like he had a terrible game. 151 metres and 35 tackles. He should be ashamed of himself.

haha your hard markers 😂😂
Did you watch the game?
You must have been watching the wrong player if the stats are anything to go by or were you expecting to see the reincarnation of Arthur beetson?
Of course I was expecting a mildly skilled youngster to play like Beetson, but with double the work rate and that is why I made sure that I was watching the correct player.

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Post by bp tiger » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 3:06 pm

if he plays in the 1st grade this could cause a few problems with in the camp, with a few of the other forwards thinking they should have been giving a go, even though none have preform well. but twal done nothing last week either to warrant selection.

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Post by PrattenParkMagpie » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 4:04 pm

DonnyBrasco wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 1:20 pm
Twal and Eisenhower in the backrow for 2018, exciting.
Would that be Dwight?
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Post by Demps » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 4:16 pm

Lets wait and see if he makes the team first.
I know hes named but as a reserve.
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Post by Balmain Boy » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:39 pm

LOL at the people who say he had a poor game. He's a worker not a Gavet impact prop. He's like a Woods without a beard. Someone who averages 135m a game and 40 tackles a game (with 1 miss) must be a useless player because he didn't make a line break?

Yes he didn't have a big impact last week. He's not a Fifita style prop. He's a solid workhorse who's extremely solid defensively, who makes his metres and who doesn't make mistakes. At 103kgs he could use a few more and a full off season with the NRL squad will help that.

He's never played in the second row in his life though. A bit of lock but don't expect him to play outside of prop anytime soon.

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Post by ricksen » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:41 pm

bp tiger wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 3:06 pm
if he plays in the 1st grade this could cause a few problems with in the camp, with a few of the other forwards thinking they should have been giving a go, even though none have preform well. but twal done nothing last week either to warrant selection.
Not sure why you'd think that. Twal comfortably outplayed all our forwards last week, and seemingly has done so all year.

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Post by Harvey » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:50 pm

bp tiger wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 3:06 pm
if he plays in the 1st grade this could cause a few problems with in the camp, with a few of the other forwards thinking they should have been giving a go, even though none have preform well. but twal done nothing last week either to warrant selection.
Well that could be a welcome to reality for some of those disenchanted players. They can either lift their efforts and produce outcomes, or they can tell their story walking.
Didn't Paseka go to Manly to play first grade, how is he going?

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Post by Mighty Tiger » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 7:39 am

He is a starter mould prop (he isn't ready to start NRL), hope people don't judge him on lack of impact from the bench.

He reminds me alot like a Bromwich style prop (not comparing just style). Plays his minutes, reliable, foes all the 1% and could compliment Packer, Matulino & Sue very well.

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Post by Demps » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 7:44 am

Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:39 pm
LOL at the people who say he had a poor game. He's a worker not a Gavet impact prop. He's like a Woods without a beard. Someone who averages 135m a game and 40 tackles a game (with 1 miss) must be a useless player because he didn't make a line break?

Yes he didn't have a big impact last week. He's not a Fifita style prop. He's a solid workhorse who's extremely solid defensively, who makes his metres and who doesn't make mistakes. At 103kgs he could use a few more and a full off season with the NRL squad will help that.

He's never played in the second row in his life though. A bit of lock but don't expect him to play outside of prop anytime soon.
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Post by Cultured Bogan » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 9:00 am

Balmain Boy wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 5:39 pm
LOL at the people who say he had a poor game. He's a worker not a Gavet impact prop. He's like a Woods without a beard. Someone who averages 135m a game and 40 tackles a game (with 1 miss) must be a useless player because he didn't make a line break?

Yes he didn't have a big impact last week. He's not a Fifita style prop. He's a solid workhorse who's extremely solid defensively, who makes his metres and who doesn't make mistakes. At 103kgs he could use a few more and a full off season with the NRL squad will help that.

He's never played in the second row in his life though. A bit of lock but don't expect him to play outside of prop anytime soon.
With Packer and Matulino coming on, we need two of this type of Tolmanesque workhorse forward. Twal looks as though he may be that player, still need another though. Maybe Grant will stay on and be that guy, who knows. Will be interesting to see whether Eisenhuth is earmarked for front row or second row. Given how he played on the weekend, he may be better off playing at 13 as a third prop, and moving ET into the second row. Second row looks a little more dynamic with ET and McQueen there, but outside of that there's not much depth.
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