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Post by jas83 » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:09 pm

Is it just me or does this guy have the potential to have the same impact in a game as Andrew Fifta. He seems to have the X factor for a prop that can break the line and also find his way to the try line. He looks like one of our best signings for many years.

He and James Gavet provide great go forward when Woods and Galloway are off the field.


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Post by Blake93 » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:10 pm

Fantastic player, 2 tries today (c'mon video ref) and was running great lines all day

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Post by innsaneink » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:12 pm

Gotta bit of footwork about him and good hands

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:14 pm

He made some massive hits in defence. He inspires others alongside him as well

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Post by Eddie » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:20 pm

Very good 2 weeks running. Damaging ball runner. Also good to have a forward who is dangerous in the opposition 20. Love his attitude.


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Post by alex » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:25 pm

Our forward pack today was very well balanced. Woods, Keith and Ava are our solid worker props who will take hit up after hit up. Taupau, Gavet and Sue provide that extra fire. Would love to see them all be able to stay on the park. Staggering to think guys like Fulton, Buchanan and BMM are still to come back.

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Post by foreveratiger » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:26 pm

This guy looks the goods and seems like his enjoying himself in 1st grade as well , the way he celebrated his try in the 2nd half with his mates seemed that way . He didn't see much of 1st grade last year at the Dogs.
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Post by TJL » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:28 pm

I like what I've seen of him thus far.

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Post by Love the WestsTigers » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:34 pm

i would still rate fifita slightly higher - He has that monstrous fend and not to mention pace for a big boy.

Never the less , i like the aggression Kapow is showing .. Very pleasing.
Even Gavet looks hungry - real desire to take hit ups and knock people over like 10 pins.

Exactly what the Dr had ordered for 2014 folks

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Post by Marshall_magic » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:42 pm

Loving Big Marty, can beat a man with strength, and is very mobile on top of that. Should already have 3 tries to his name for the season. Seems popular with the rest of the boys, they all seemed ecstatic when he crossed for the try, a kind of team spirit we haven't seen in a long time.

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Post by Tiger In The Gong » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:47 pm

I doubt he will ever rise to Fafita's class level but he is an excellent buy from Potter.

Taupau and Paterson are the two buys who can change our style of play in a very short time.

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Post by stevetiger » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:54 pm

Great buy for us. Woods and Galloway are great props but when they go off we have quality players replacing them.

Taupau seems to have a lot to his game. He looks explosive.

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:58 pm

Who heard him after he crossed for the try... "f### yeah!"

Highlight of the game for me.
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Post by avocadoontoast » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 9:59 pm

Both Taupau and Gavet were great.

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Post by simonthetiger » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 10:02 pm

Seems to be our go to guy close to the line.......watch out centrebet.

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 10:09 pm

This is the type of player who would never be seen under Sheens. Powerful runner, hits the line at speed, aggressive, capable of a big hit in D. Exactly what we needed. Someone who is capable is striking fear into the opposition. The positive is that this type of player always seems to rub off on other players.

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Post by Knuckles » Sun 16 Mar, 2014 10:15 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:Who heard him after he crossed for the try... "f### yeah!"

Highlight of the game for me.
Yeah ... Didn't enjoy it did he :D

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Post by tiger pom » Mon 17 Mar, 2014 2:36 am

Very pleased with his effort and attitude and looks a great signing on what we have seen so far.

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