Sitaleki Akauola

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Post by pacman » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 11:16 pm

I like this bloke. Made the most meters for both teams today (152 meters from 15 carries according to fox sports) and defended well in an unfamiliar position. Certainly something Paterson/Rowe have not been capable of doing. Has heart and hope to see him continue being picked in first grade. Has a future.

On another note, Chris Lawrence had 9 hit ups for just over 30 meters, lol, who said that guy had a future as a second rower???


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Post by Peaches » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 11:25 pm

He is still a little raw but he is always a handful and has a good go.

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Post by Black'n'White » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 11:34 pm

I agree Aka is very raw... a talent that is unmistakable, though a little loose for our current injury/stability predicament to watch flourish.

Fans just dont understand the extreme level of professionalism needed to cover the mental lapses of the young players, it is a luxury we are not blessed with at present. As a team, we are severly off balance of late, I even see doubt in alot of the senior players.... While on fire we havent a doubt, early season proved as much, we just lack the infectious fortitude that can gloss over the immiture mistakes and re-align confidence.

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Post by Winnipeg » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 11:39 pm

Yeah e looks a good talent, especially at second row

Err... Not so much on the wing.

Would live to see him on the dank juice with an extra heap of muscle on him

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Post by Defiant » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 11:44 pm

His best game yet in first grade. I liked it when he took the prop like hit ups in the centre early in the game. Plenty of hard metres.


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Post by happy tiger » Thu 21 Aug, 2014 11:49 pm

Winnipeg wrote:Yeah e looks a good talent, especially at second row

Err... Not so much on the wing.

Would live to see him on the dank juice with an extra heap of muscle on him
Well he'll only get a month's suspension if he does take the jungle juice , or maybe because his surname isn't Gallen he might get longer

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Post by Marshall_magic » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 12:09 am

I wish some of our forwards would run the ball the way he does. I rate the guy, he has a lot of improvement in him, but he's looking good.

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Post by supercoach » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 12:29 am

The guy is a real athlete and we do not have many of them. He just needs to learn his trade and deliver week in and week out and not 20 minutes here and their. Should be a real goer in a year or two

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Post by willow » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 7:03 am

Like the potential of this bloke if he can put on some more muscle in the offseason, it's clear he has plenty of strength and hits hard, just needs to develop consistency.

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 8:32 am

He has always been impressive running the ball. Some work on his defensive game and he could be anything.

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Post by genoshan » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 9:09 am

I only watched 20 mins then turned off the TV, I thought he was our best in the 20 mins I watched.

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 9:20 am

Only problem might be his body may not carry the extra muscle well , he has that Fulton type frame

Could we be better off trying to get some speed in those legs and turn him into a centre ??

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Post by Snake » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 9:24 am

One of the only players that can repeatedly make breaks with an off load another with a good future.

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Post by foreveratiger » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 9:27 am

The only one that looked like bending the line
It depends who you talk to on this Forum, if you are Optimistic? it's because your delusional and need a reality check. If you are Pessimistic? Your accused of being a negative Nancy and to go and follow another Club.

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Post by alex » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 9:35 am

His kick returns were a highlight. If he runs like that as a backrower he'll be streets ahead of Sironen

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Post by Balmain Boy » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 10:06 am

happy tiger wrote:Only problem might be his body may not carry the extra muscle well , he has that Fulton type frame

Could we be better off trying to get some speed in those legs and turn him into a centre ??
Not so sure about that happy. 192cm and 100kg? That's a pretty solid build. Bigger than most of our squad! If he could add an extra few kgs of muscle to fill out his frame he could be a best of a backrower. His lateral defence may be too suspect to play out wide though.

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Post by magpiecol » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 12:49 pm

alex wrote:His kick returns were a highlight. If he runs like that as a backrower he'll be streets ahead of Sironen
And Sue and Ava!!

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Post by bp tiger » Fri 22 Aug, 2014 12:51 pm

should be picked well before sirro if the coach had any idea.

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