Mahe Fonua and Corey Thompson (official)

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Re: Mahe Fonua and Corey Thompson (official)

Post by The_Doc » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 6:49 pm

TYGA wrote:
Mon 19 Jun, 2017 9:46 pm
The more I have seen of Fonua he is a winger and a powerful man. Causes havoc on each hit up out of his own end and earns penalties, quick play the balls or offloads.
Rona is clearly better but Fonua is no slouch he will go well.
How does he compare to Noffa, from memory i thought they were similar style of players but i havent seen anything of him since he left Melb and even when i did i didnt pay much attention. Maybe they will be competing for one wing spot or i think i saw Fonua was playing in the centre's for Hull maybe it's between him and Milne.


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Post by 851 » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 7:11 pm

TYGA wrote:
Mon 19 Jun, 2017 9:46 pm
The more I have seen of Fonua he is a winger and a powerful man. Causes havoc on each hit up out of his own end and earns penalties, quick play the balls or offloads.
Rona is clearly better but Fonua is no slouch he will go well.
I agree Fonua is a winger, Fonua would be useful on kick returns, and Rona played all 2016 at centre, in 2015 on the wing Rona scored 23 tries in 25 matches so we will have options and depth especially if Rona gets on board.
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Post by bp tiger » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 10:11 pm

if we get rona, i would like to see IVAN covert him to a fullback, tall fast and has a good offload.

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Post by momo&medo » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 10:32 pm

851 wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 7:11 pm
TYGA wrote:
Mon 19 Jun, 2017 9:46 pm
The more I have seen of Fonua he is a winger and a powerful man. Causes havoc on each hit up out of his own end and earns penalties, quick play the balls or offloads.
Rona is clearly better but Fonua is no slouch he will go well.
I agree Fonua is a winger, Fonua would be useful on kick returns, and Rona played all 2016 at centre, in 2015 on the wing Rona scored 23 tries in 25 matches so we will have options and depth especially if Rona gets on board.
Watched Funa in the Hull FC Challenge Cup game on Fox.
Played centre.
He flew out of defensive line early in the game and I thought ..... O Boy he will fit right in with Nofoaluma.
But he settled in OK, played pretty well and scored the winning try with a 10m powerful run beating several defenders. Got MOM but not sure he did enough to deserve that.
He is nuggety and very powerfully built, Not a speedster and (for me) that he is not really a centre.

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Post by beachtiger » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 12:14 pm

I just got a little bit excited seeing Mahe pull this shot off, I know there is a difference in the level of competition but a big hit is a big hit in any competition!!

http://www.foxsports.com.au/video/leagu ... hit!633388


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Post by greatodensraven » Mon 17 Jul, 2017 12:29 pm

^^ great tackle!!

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Post by tigerap » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 8:09 am

WT are working on extending the contract of Corey Thompson, currently on a 1 year deal....expect an announcement soon....

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Post by Tbone » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 8:27 am

tigerap wrote:
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 8:09 am
WT are working on extending the contract of Corey Thompson, currently on a 1 year deal....expect an announcement soon....
Good move. He's earned it. Even after watching him regularly in ESL I only expected him to play a few games all year and to be behind Fonua and Milne, but he's been our most impressive 3/4 by a long way.

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Post by yeti » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 9:32 am

That's great news. He is really going well. Not so Fonua - way too many mistakes in his game at the moment. He needs to cut these out and he'b be pretty handy. He would be a dead set liability in firsts at present.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 1:28 pm

tigerap wrote:
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 8:09 am
WT are working on extending the contract of Corey Thompson, currently on a 1 year deal....expect an announcement soon....
Why does it say in the official press release that he's signed for 2?

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Post by Geo. » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 1:42 pm

Thompson is signed until the end of 2019...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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OK I was wrong

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Post by The Queen » Tue 27 Mar, 2018 4:32 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 27 Mar, 2018 1:42 pm
Thompson is signed until the end of 2019...
Are they allowed to change the contract so they can pay him more this year and offer him an extra year and pay him less then ?

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Post by Defiant » Wed 28 Mar, 2018 9:19 pm

Yes. I expect we will spend our cap by pre paying players.. if we don't get big signing.

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