Is this goodbye Utai and Tuqiri

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Re: Is this goodbye Utai and Tuqiri

Post by Nate DAWG » Sat 25 May, 2013 7:44 pm

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Fade To Black wrote:Big Pat will be the left centre.
What experience does he have as a centre? I always thought he was a specialist winger, who could fill in as a fullback when needed. An NRL standard centre needs to be at a certain standard defensively.
He wouldn't be any worse defensively than Jennings, J. Morris and Ferguson who will all supposedly play Origin this year. Would you leave him out of our team so that we can watch Lawrence flounder for another coupla years? Coz I can't see Richards getting Koro's left wing spot.
Jennings has been strong defensively all year, Morris is also a noted defender. Ferguson is learning how to play centre in the NRL and if picked for SOO will be on the wing. I just don't think it is that easy to play centre late in your career when it is not your position. I think Lawrence will never recapture the form he had a few years back and i think Simona is the long term soloution to centre


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Post by Tiger_heart » Sat 25 May, 2013 8:55 pm

Might want to consider where this leaves Pat Richards, while we are at it...

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Post by Nate DAWG » Sat 25 May, 2013 9:01 pm

Tiger_heart wrote:Might want to consider where this leaves Pat Richards, while we are at it...
IMO, it leaves Pat Richards as a mistake in relation to recruitment - I wouldn't want to see Koro or Nofo discarded to make way for Richards.

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Post by pHyR3 » Sat 25 May, 2013 9:24 pm

Nate DAWG wrote:
Tiger_heart wrote:Might want to consider where this leaves Pat Richards, while we are at it...
IMO, it leaves Pat Richards as a mistake in relation to recruitment - I wouldn't want to see Koro or Nofo discarded to make way for Richards.
only an IDIOT would discard koro or nofo. oh wait.......s**t :brick:

haha, nah. pat is a good purchase. Notice how we have like 50 games in the back line bar benji and reddy? We desperately need some experience which anasta provided a good deal of last night. Ordering people around and really helped our discipline and cohesion as everyone knew what to do. Also enhanced Farah's game by reducing responsibilities (58tackles).

Richards does the same but unlike Anasta in the pack and Farah with the halves Richards is extremely useful in the back 3 to help our koro and teddy.

As for nofo, I hear he can play centre and if not we can mould him because his defence is definitely good enough and he's young. That leaves simona/reddy/aysh/lawrence fighting it out for the other centre position. And we can probably afford to drop/let go two of them.
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Post by Goose » Sat 25 May, 2013 11:18 pm

Richards has played solely center in ESL, he will play there for us ss well


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Post by pHyR3 » Sat 25 May, 2013 11:25 pm

Goose wrote:Richards has played solely center in ESL, he will play there for us ss well
has he really? hadn't heard that at all.

Even better!
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Post by foreveratiger » Sun 26 May, 2013 4:28 pm

It will be the end after this year for both ... a no - brainer really
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Post by Boonboon2 » Sun 26 May, 2013 4:58 pm

Goose wrote:Richards has played solely center in ESL, he will play there for us ss well
This is complete and utter BS he has played about 10 games at centre in 8 years the last one being about 2007 or 08 . He has played 90 percent of his matches at left wing and is likely to be their for the tigers .

We have 5 wingers in 2013 Koroibete, nofoaluma, Utai , tuqiri and reddy and other then reddy none of them have managed to be fit for the whole 10 games this year . A NRL team needs more then 2 wingers and we will have Richards, nofoaluma and Koroibete next year and see which ones are fit play and whoever is playing better will get the spots

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Post by The_Doc » Sun 26 May, 2013 5:06 pm

Nofo and koro remind me of mead and Gordon when they came into grade at the titans,both boom wingers that are quick and strong they came in young and did a good job and still do cant see why this pair couldn't be similar.
I'd say Tiquri and Utai were gone after this season anyway regardless

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Post by Eye Of Da Tiger » Mon 27 May, 2013 11:08 am

I think we will be right without them. These youngsters with a bit of first grade experience are just what we need. Koro and Nof go you good things

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Post by Fade To Black » Mon 27 May, 2013 6:07 pm

Watched Richards play on the left wing for Wigan this morning, he was great in the pieces that I saw.... fast, strong defensively, kicking goals outta his clacker and was booming 70m on-the-fly goalline dropouts! Looked like he hasn't lost anything from his days with us, then again ESL has a tendency to make players look better than what they are compared to the standard of NRL.
Was sceptical about his signing at first but he looked the goods today, bring him on! Only problem is where to play him, left centre inside Koro putting the flying Fijian down the sideline sounds enticing. Can't wait to get him back.

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