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Unread post by southerntiger » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 6:57 pm

Thoughts? Is he a first grader. IMHO he is not. He looked out of place today.

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Unread post by Zaibatsu » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:01 pm

I'm undecided... He looks a bit nervous / unsure of himself.

He is definitely trying, he just looks a bit hesitant at times and his positioning isn't great, every time Sandow lined up a kick from inside their 40 I got nervous, and it did result in a 40/20 near the end.

Can't fault him too much though, he's doing what he can and wouldn't have been expecting to be in 1st grade so suddenly this year.

We don't really have too many other options, I don't want us to shift Nofa or Richards back there, they are doing a great job for us on the wings and with Teddy & Moltz injured, I guess Rowe is the only option?

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Unread post by MacDougall » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:01 pm

Mate that was a high pressure game and they went after him big time. He doesn't have a huge ceiling as a first grader for mine but I wouldn't be too harsh on him today. He took a couple of high pressure bombs late and put his body on the line and that's more than can be said for some other fullback we've endured.

He's certainly well behind Tedesco in every way. I hope he goes back to reggies better for the experience though because I've seen good signs and bad.

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Unread post by southerntiger » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:02 pm

I was disappointed he didnt make more of Richards break. Meant to be a speed merchant but didnt really show it.

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Unread post by Winnipeg » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:03 pm

He seems to be doing his best but struggling a bit.

Looks a little small out there.

Wouldn't write him off yet, but he is pretty far behind where teddy was at the start of his career (injuries aside)


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Unread post by king sirro » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:06 pm

Hasnt done anything to change my opnion.

He CANt be in first grade next week
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Unread post by Eddie » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:10 pm

He did ok under plenty of pressure. However I have to say he is heart in mouth stuff at times. I do like the principle behind like for like changes. He is just small and gets hammered a lot.

In saying that I would be mighty tempted to put Nofo or Simona back there to add some size, speed and impact.

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Unread post by Black'n'White » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:11 pm

Sandow is a FB nightmare... the guy was dropped back to Wenty for punting on himself to kick a 40-20.

Rowe isnt a permanent solution, but good enough for to get us through. Hammering the guy with comparisons isnt fair, and as long as he continues to give his all, and run his own returns back he deserves our respect and gratitude. There isnt too many kids out there in each generation who could step up and dominate, remember this is a step up not a repositioned FG player.

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Unread post by willow » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:17 pm

I'm not sold on him, lacks the footwork of Tedesco to make the defence hesitate, also lacks ballplaying ability and I haven't noticed him sniffing around the ruck looking for an offload, of which there were a few today.

I'd be inclined to put Simona at the back and bring Lulia back into the centres until Teddy is right again.

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Unread post by Snake » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:18 pm

The young fella is trying hard and good luck to him, I see him getting better over the next month as confidence builds a bit light in body but the next couple of seasons should remedy that.

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Unread post by derailed » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:18 pm

Black'n'White wrote:Sandow is a FB nightmare... the guy was dropped back to Wenty for punting on himself to kick a 40-20.

Rowe isnt a permanent solution, but good enough for to get us through. Hammering the guy with comparisons isnt fair, and as long as he continues to give his all, and run his own returns back he deserves our respect and gratitude. There isnt too many kids out there in each generation who could step up and dominate, remember this is a step up not a repositioned FG player.
I agree with this.

He is never going to be a world beater but we don't need him to be. we just need him to do a job for a few weeks while Teddy recovers.

I don't think there are many other options in the club which don't involve reshuffling the entire back line or playing someone out of position.

Stick with him for a few fews he is not setting the world on fire but he isn't making endless errors either

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Unread post by Tiger In The Gong » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:22 pm

Talented but looks like he just isnt ready. May be the making of him to keep him in firsts though.

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Unread post by tiger pom » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:32 pm

I think although he is never going to fill Teddy"s boots he hasnt done too bad a job in difficult circumstances.I would stick with him,he is a young inexperienced player who can only improve and hopefully will keep it going until Teddy returns.

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Unread post by TIGER » Mon 21 Apr, 2014 7:32 pm

He was lost totally. In attack he couldn't position himself at all. The only way is up for him I hope

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Unread post by coolcat » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 5:17 am

I agree with others. He is our third string fullback. And plays like it. He is a long way behind teddy, but not so far behind moltzen IMO. He is strong under the high ball and does his best in other areas. The other two are injuried so give him ago.

We should keep our other back line were they are and doing so well.

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Unread post by coolcat » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 5:17 am

I agree with others. He is our third string fullback. And plays like it. He is a long way behind teddy, but not so far behind moltzen IMO. He is strong under the high ball and does his best in other areas. The other two are injuried so give him ago.

We should keep our other back line were they are and doing so well.

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Unread post by smeghead » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 6:20 am

Not up to it.

Not enough time in Reggies to find his feet.

It is a hard situation as I have been told Simona has bulked up for centre and does not have the motor for 80 at fullback.

If Teddy were gone for the season I would rush Abou-Sleiman in and punt Rowe but it is a rock and a hard place situation
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Unread post by Mona Lolesi » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 9:38 am

It is just clear he is not big enough at this stage and doesn't have the speed to compensate.

He is having a red hot go so I will not fault him but his nerves are obvious.

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