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Unread post by tig_prmz » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 7:59 pm

Speed is a massive worry for us next year.

In our backline, we don't have any real speedsters out there and esp with someone like Noffa who turns like a truck, we need speed not just in attack but in defense too.

I'm hoping Fonua or Milne can rectify that, otherwise unlimited sprtint training for Noffa, Lolo, MWZ, Suli etc.
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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Unread post by shane2801 » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:13 pm

I commented in another post about this. I agree 100%
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Unread post by old man tiger » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:15 pm

Very true OP

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Unread post by Harvey » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:20 pm

Still room in the cap, we should be looking to increase depth in the outside back/fullback & players with pace should be a priority.

I would still like Gela-Moseby, but the fact that he can't get picked in an injury ravaged cowboys side is a concern.

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Unread post by Black'n'White » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:34 pm

I wouldnt be too worried about Loloheas speed, its a bit of a myth that he is slow that I think stems from his odd body type, and I wouldnt swap a yard of pace for the step nor power he runs with.

Im not sure why Suli is on there either he is moderately quick while still a very powerful runner. I dont buy into centres having to be lightning quick anyway. The best centres are powerful, elusive , and able to release a winger. Matai, Leilua, even Fergo arent noted speedsters.

In the wings we are a bit slow though, but we could adopt a power game instead with fonua and nofo on the edges, and Suli and marsters inside them


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Unread post by Earl » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 8:43 pm

It's not just speed. We need some quality players in our team. Players like Latrell Mitchell can turn a game.

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Unread post by Tacky » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 9:20 pm

'The Warriors record several times as part of their training, with a focus on 10 and 30 metre sprints.

What will shock you is that two of the three fastest players over 10 metres are forwards.

Ken Maumalo is the only back who features on the short list, with Sam Lisone and Pat Sipley recording the fastest times over 10, although we haven’t been given their times.

Over 30 metres, the backline comes into play, with Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Tui Lolohea, Shaun Johnson and Holden Cup winger Lewis Soosemea the quickest.'

https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... 9beb53dcd2


Brooks is no slouch and apparently Liddle is a bit of a speed demon.
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Unread post by tigerap » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 11:08 pm

Speaking of speed JAC extended with the Storm till 2021....I can't believe we let this guy go??

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Unread post by Russell » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 11:33 pm

tigerap wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 11:08 pm
Speaking of speed JAC extended with the Storm till 2021....I can't believe we let this guy go??
We didn't.

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Unread post by tiga4eva » Sat 19 Aug, 2017 11:39 pm

Roosters played 2 backrowers in the centres and they still looked more dangerous than us. MWZ Nof Naiqama and Masters all lack speed.

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Unread post by Magpie Magic » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 12:31 am

tigerap wrote:
Sat 19 Aug, 2017 11:08 pm
Speaking of speed JAC extended with the Storm till 2021....I can't believe we let this guy go??
Yeah miss him. And Marty.

Love the way Masters has come on this year but tonight showed his days out wide are numbered and he got easily beat on the outside.

Is Roberts still available?

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Unread post by goldcoast tiger » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 5:43 am

Once Teddy goes, we lack anyone with real speed. I hope that the problem is being addressed and we have kept some money to buy someone who is going to provide some,

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Unread post by Spacecub » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 9:43 am

There were a few backline speedsters on the market ...but for some reason ivan overlooked them....i have real concerns for our backline....with turdesco gone theres no class player....have massive concerns about nofoaluma...he continues to cost us games and will next season....any who thinks we didnt need Rona was bonkers

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Unread post by TIGER » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:15 am

Morris boys?

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Unread post by Pawsandclaws » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:30 am

TIGER wrote:
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:15 am
Morris boys?
I don't think two 32 year olds looking for a retirement pay packet is the answer.

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Unread post by Harvey » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:34 am

Morris boys will be looking for more than one year, otherwise would be just as wise to stay at the dogs. I hear England calling for them

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Unread post by steve-o » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:42 am

Addo Carr has speed :(

We need to find a speedy winger to play on the left
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Unread post by Russell » Sun 20 Aug, 2017 12:06 pm

steve-o wrote:
Sun 20 Aug, 2017 11:42 am
Addo Carr has speed :(

We need to find a speedy winger to play on the left
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