Mahe Fonua

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Re: Mahe Fonua

Unread post by Roar Power » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 2:40 pm

TYGA wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:37 am
Fonua is a winger defence is suspect in the centres.
I think we line up 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Suli 4. Milne 5. Fonua 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Liddle 10 Mats 11. McQueen 12. Aloai 13. ET 14. Sue 15. Twal 16 Eiso 17. Benji
Mate, way too quick to write him off to the wing.

Ivan's main goal is to improve our D. we did bloody well the last 6 weeks.

With a full pre season under his belt, I reckon Fonua can go next level.


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Unread post by Russell » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 7:20 pm

I think we are all guessing and think we know something.

I feel when we get well into the preseason a lot of this conjecture of who is playing where etc. will work itself out. Some of the players we are talking about will play themselves out of the team and conversely some others will play themselves in. Cleary is a very astute coach and I am sure this is in very capable hands.

I will say on the last couple of games they have played MWZ has played better than DWZ and has played alot less NRL games than his brother.

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Unread post by underdog » Mon 18 Sep, 2017 11:07 am

wt00 wrote:
Fri 15 Sep, 2017 9:05 pm
You know what else I liked about that shot he put on?

He checked to see if the opposing player was ok. A touch of class there.

Might have the aggression we need but he doesn't contravene the "No DH" Policy.

Will be a fantastic purchase IMHO.
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Unread post by kill'em'all tigers » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 1:31 pm

Just watching the Wakefield game. He's going to be a real asset to help start our sets on a good note. Very powerful a real handful. Took a good leaping catch in the air to score a try as well. And just as I write this here comes off the wing in defence and allows his winger to score a try. However it was probably touch-and-go whether he had any other option.

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Unread post by wt00 » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm

The star of the team is the team.


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Unread post by willow » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 6:29 pm

Surely that haircut is the result of having a dare with someone?

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Unread post by old man tiger » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:35 pm

Only problem with our recruiting is the height. A lot of our team wouldnt have passed muster to have a ride at wonderland.

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:46 pm

old man tiger wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:35 pm
Only problem with our recruiting is the height. A lot of our team wouldnt have passed muster to have a ride at wonderland.
And we let Paseka (197cm) go

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 8:13 pm

old man tiger wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:35 pm
Only problem with our recruiting is the height. A lot of our team wouldnt have passed muster to have a ride at wonderland.
kinda make up for it in the forwards
twal, mcqueen, matulino, packer, grant (all probably well ove6 foot) eisenhuth, aloiai, sue arent midgets either
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Unread post by old man tiger » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 8:22 pm

tig_prmz wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 8:13 pm
old man tiger wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:35 pm
Only problem with our recruiting is the height. A lot of our team wouldnt have passed muster to have a ride at wonderland.
kinda make up for it in the forwards
twal, mcqueen, matulino, packer, grant (all probably well ove6 foot) eisenhuth, aloiai, sue arent midgets either
True, the forwards have some real size for once.

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Unread post by Tiger Steve » Tue 19 Sep, 2017 11:10 pm

old man tiger wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 7:35 pm
Only problem with our recruiting is the height. A lot of our team wouldnt have passed muster to have a ride at wonderland.
:roll
Mate that's funny

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Unread post by swag tiger » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 7:51 am

That celebration thought. :roll
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by Cultured Bogan » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 11:15 am

willow wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 6:29 pm
Surely that haircut is the result of having a dare with someone?
He could have Keith Flint's haircut, as long as he plays good footy and keeps his nose clean I couldn't care less what he looks like.
It's not cruelty if you inject enough amphetamines...

Fuerza en la adversidad.

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Unread post by jirskyr » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 11:16 am

willow wrote:
Tue 19 Sep, 2017 6:29 pm
Surely that haircut is the result of having a dare with someone?
We've put up with Woodsy's hair for 3 years, I have less issue with a bad mullet. Naiqama is still king of the Tigers hair bunch.

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Unread post by goldcoast tiger » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 12:35 pm

Chicken Faced Killa wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 9:45 pm
Surely he finds a spot in first grade next year. Was 1st grade material when he went to the UK and looks to still be. Winger or centre he's there
I remember him having a few games when he stood out a bit, but a lot where he was almost invisible.
He want to have improved since then to hold a first grade spot even here.
I don't go much on SL form
But he may be ok
We won't know until the season starts
I think we need someone actually FAST in the backs,
We've lost the only genuine speed merchant that we had, looks like we won't be scoring many long range tries

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 12:40 pm

goldcoast tiger wrote:
Wed 20 Sep, 2017 12:35 pm
Chicken Faced Killa wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 9:45 pm
Surely he finds a spot in first grade next year. Was 1st grade material when he went to the UK and looks to still be. Winger or centre he's there
I remember him having a few games when he stood out a bit, but a lot where he was almost invisible.
He want to have improved since then to hold a first grade spot even here.
I don't go much on SL form
But he may be ok
We won't know until the season starts
I think we need someone actually FAST in the backs,
We've lost the only genuine speed merchant that we had, looks like we won't be scoring many long range tries
it's not just about long rage tries, having a speedster doesn't allow the defense to compress in on us. if we had JAC on the outside, they wouldn't compress coz they don't want him getting on the outside. hence, our middle would be affected too.

same goes in defense. noffa has to jam in and up coz he turns around like a truck.
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Unread post by Dr Ice » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 1:19 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 11:57 am
It really surprises me how unfamiliar people are with him considering the amount of time he spent with the Storm. Same way they were unfamiliar with Tui.
I know, just as some thought Kelly Egan was a female. Only been around the game for 30 years.

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Unread post by prattenparkchild » Wed 20 Sep, 2017 2:24 pm

I don't think we should worry too much about size. It's their ability we need. If they can do the job in its totality its all I want. Remember TNT? No giant in stature but sure as hell was an effective winger for us.

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