Suli needs a break

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Suli needs a break

Post by MacDougall » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:36 am

It's a huge ask given he played 2 NYC games to play a full season in first grade in a side coming last.

I fear continuing to expose him will be detrimental. He needs a week off and then to come back through ISP.

Give Heleta a run. See what he's like.


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Post by Geo. » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:43 am

I agree with this...good opportunity with the BYE following next weeks game for a couple of weeks off....
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Post by willow » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:47 am

He belongs in FG, and there is no one in the lower grades performing better than him in the centres.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:50 am

He's not having a break, he's a professional athlete.

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Post by king sirro » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:56 am

Thinking long term its probably not a bad idea. A month back down in State cup before finishing the year in the NRL could be the best thing for him.
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Post by Geo. » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:57 am

willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:47 am
He belongs in FG, and there is no one in the lower grades performing better than him in the centres.
As if that matters ATM...did no harm to Latrell Mitchell having a rest has come back and smashed it....Suli has been poor of late...massive ask for an 18 y.o to play week in week out NRL especially in our team..Josh Aloiai played every game last year through injury for the most part ..the Game takes it's toll on young players...
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Post by Nelson » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:13 am

When the Roosters rested Latrell Mitchell they still had Manu, Ferguson, Matterson, SKD, Tupou, Aubusson and Watson who could fill out their back line. I agree that Suli could use a rest given his form has clearly dropped off. I suppose that would leave us with 1. Tedesco 2. Nofo 3. MWZ 4. Marsters 5. Naiqama...great

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Post by Boonboon2 » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:30 am

Of course he needs a rest he is 18 fitst year out of sg ball and has beeb made to play every fg game due to our crap recruiting last year combined with injuries and suspension to our top 2 centres.

Dint put him in nsw cup just give him 2 or 3 weeks off

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Post by willow » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:40 am

Geo. wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:57 am
willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:47 am
He belongs in FG, and there is no one in the lower grades performing better than him in the centres.
As if that matters ATM...did no harm to Latrell Mitchell having a rest has come back and smashed it....Suli has been poor of late...massive ask for an 18 y.o to play week in week out NRL especially in our team..Josh Aloiai played every game last year through injury for the most part ..the Game takes it's toll on young players...
So who do you replace him with? Our State Cup mob couldn't beat an egg.

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Post by cqtiger » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:50 am

willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:40 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:57 am
willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:47 am
He belongs in FG, and there is no one in the lower grades performing better than him in the centres.
As if that matters ATM...did no harm to Latrell Mitchell having a rest has come back and smashed it....Suli has been poor of late...massive ask for an 18 y.o to play week in week out NRL especially in our team..Josh Aloiai played every game last year through injury for the most part ..the Game takes it's toll on young players...
So who do you replace him with? Our State Cup mob couldn't beat an egg.
Does it really matter?
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Post by Geo. » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 11:43 am

willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:40 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:57 am
willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:47 am
He belongs in FG, and there is no one in the lower grades performing better than him in the centres.
As if that matters ATM...did no harm to Latrell Mitchell having a rest has come back and smashed it....Suli has been poor of late...massive ask for an 18 y.o to play week in week out NRL especially in our team..Josh Aloiai played every game last year through injury for the most part ..the Game takes it's toll on young players...
So who do you replace him with? Our State Cup mob couldn't beat an egg.

First Grade can't beat an omelet after the eggs have been beaten so it doesn't matter...It's about giving Suli a break...Heleta would be my pick...
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1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
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Post by 851 » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 11:48 am

willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 10:40 am
Geo. wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:57 am
willow wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:47 am
He belongs in FG, and there is no one in the lower grades performing better than him in the centres.
As if that matters ATM...did no harm to Latrell Mitchell having a rest has come back and smashed it....Suli has been poor of late...massive ask for an 18 y.o to play week in week out NRL especially in our team..Josh Aloiai played every game last year through injury for the most part ..the Game takes it's toll on young players...
So who do you replace him with? Our State Cup mob couldn't beat an egg.
Exactly Willow, he needs some quality ball from our halves and his confidence will soar, but they are both incapable of giving him some it would appear
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Post by goldcoast tiger » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 1:42 pm

I agree that he needs a break. He's not a first grader, he's learning to be one.
His involvement is dropping and certainly isn't playing up to that level yet, and he shouldn't be expected to be at this stage. Copping a thrashing every week is hardly the way to bring him through. And some time in the lower grades will give him some time to use the lessons that he's received so far. Without the pressure.
We're going nowhere this year, so there's no point in him being kept up got any longer.

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Post by haberfield tiger » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 2:13 pm

something called the bye.. he can have a break then..Watson haleta .pfff he is not good enough..

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 2:35 pm

I don't think he needs a break... Maybe his form is down, but who's isn't?

He's not out of his depth... He's coping fine from what I can see despite the team struggling... I see no point to rest him

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Post by VanillaThunder » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 4:11 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 9:50 am
He's not having a break, he's a professional athlete.
He's a kid. Just turned 19, and hasn't missed a game in two thirds of a season against the best players in the country (plus New Zealand), coming from running through kids his own age or below.
He only professional athlete we have is ET. Ballin and Lawrence are both professional, but I fear the athlete part is behind them.

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Post by Nucky Thompson » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 4:52 pm

Cleary decision to put him in Centre proven to be a bad one

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Post by Boonboon2 » Sat 24 Jun, 2017 5:00 pm

Nucky Thompson wrote:
Sat 24 Jun, 2017 4:52 pm
Cleary decision to put him in Centre proven to be a bad one
The number 1 centre in NSW cup is Nathan Milione would you rather he was out their last night or we went with Chee Kam in the centres again

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