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Well done WT youngsters

Post by southerntiger » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:42 pm

Should add that Nofo's try was special. He had a lot of work to do. A true finisher. Its been so long since we have had good wingers on both sides of the field.

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Post by TJL » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:44 pm

The amount of injuries and young blokes having to come up to cover them who have in my opinion done well bodes well for the future.

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Post by stevetiger » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:45 pm

How good is Nofoluma ?

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Post by southerntiger » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:49 pm

That leads to a question. Does anybody feel we are missing Beau? I would rather see Nofo and Simona on our flanks.

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:52 pm

beau who?
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
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Post by MacDougall » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:53 pm

Nofoaluma and Koroibete mate. Simona is ok but it's all about Koro bro.

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Post by Robz » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:54 pm

Beau? Pass for mine happy with koro n nofo ty

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:54 pm

i think koro needs time. he'll start in state cup next year if his contract is extended imo
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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Post by southerntiger » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:55 pm

MacDougall wrote:Nofoaluma and Koroibete mate. Simona is ok but it's all about Koro bro.
Dont disagree. My point was that if beau was still here I doubt either of them would be in firsts this year.

Yet beau wouldnt have come close to scoring Nofo's try tonight.

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Post by southerntiger » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:56 pm

tig_prmz wrote:i think koro needs time. he'll start in state cup next year if his contract is extended imo
Dont kid yourself. Koro is highly regarded. He wont be playing state cup.

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:58 pm

nofo has shown more than what koro showed in 5 games. next year we'll have richards, aysh, lawrence, simona and nofo who are all contracted. if everyone's fit, i think koro might be the one to miss out. he has some defensive errors in him along with some handling errors which need refining. no doubt he's a future start, but imo not read just yet.
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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Post by Guest » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 10:59 pm

smeghead wrote:I am, I think he could be something special running an edge. He is so powerful and hard to get a good hold of.

We have many, many good options coming along
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Post by stryker » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 11:10 pm

The young kids have been thrown in the deep end and it certainly seems most know how to swim. They are proving quick learners it bodes well for their development over the next couple of years.
The injury crisis has a silver lining in 2 ways for mine.
1) They have happened to players who have been underperforming for years and what we are seeing is that the young blokes behind them are not that far away. It will make it easier to terminate these contracts.
2) The young fellas are not hitting first grade and having sunshine blown up their bums from the likes of Gould and co. because they have joined a winning side and stand out. They have hit a side on the way down and are learning many valuable lessons about how hard it is to be a competitive first grade player in the NRL. They are doing it the hard way and not recieving piggybacks by running off a well established backline or running with a pack of pigs who are all rep quality. They are making their own names by true grit, are learning what it feels like to lose and what it takes to win.

Give these young men the rest of the year and a full on off season and they will rip and tear from the opening kickoff in 2014. Their development will be so far ahead of schedule that we may have to offload a dozen players to keep them all.

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Post by alex » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 11:18 pm

I said in another thread how difficult it would have been for these debutants this year to not have tasted a win in first grade until their 7th or 8th game.

They easily could have thrown in the towel, lost interest, been demoralised, but it's amazing to see guys like Sue, Nofoaluma and co really start to shine.

2013 may be painful but they'll be better for it come 2014.

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Post by Winnipeg » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 11:20 pm

Yeah Nofo may just have edged ahead of Koro but only cos Koro hasn't been able to stay on the field

I want our back 3 to be those 2 + Teddy for a few years to come...

Unless big T claims a wing or Lawrence or Aysh start performing and push Simona onto a wing

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Post by Sabre » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 11:24 pm

Starting to have too many good players putting their hands up for backline positions. Teddy, Koro, Nofo, I think Simona is looking too good to be in Nsw cup.
How do you fit Lawrence, Ayshford and Richards into that?
Play them in the backrow?
We are covered well there with youngsters too.
Taqele is going from strength to strength too.

One thing is for sure, the future is very bright.

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Post by tigertilidie » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 11:37 pm

i couldn't watch the game but from all these posts our young guns really shined tonight. just wondering however what position did lawrence play tonight ??

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 22 Jun, 2013 11:39 pm

actually the way simona beats defenders reminds me a lot of barba and hayne, upper body strength to push them off and sharp leg drive and footwork to avoid big guys. also, you think they are tackled, but they come out of it with defenders on the ground, idk how they do that
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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