Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary warns fans not to expect to much from Tui Lolohea

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Re: Wests Tigers coach Ivan Cleary warns fans not to expect to much from Tui Lolohea

Post by Earl » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:16 pm

He has defensive problems and looks good at times. Very Moses like but on a lot less money.

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Post by Club Sandwich » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:18 pm

Looks like he's lacking quite a bit of match fitness. I think he'll get better the more he plays. At least he didn't get injured
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Post by WT2K » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:25 pm

Did some good things and some bad. Definitely needs match fitness. Not the worst club debut. Should get better as season goes on.
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Post by Coasttiger » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 5:38 pm

Solid start and will go better with some fitness and a proper no7 in the team with him.

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Post by Magpie Magic » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 7:02 pm

Looks ok to me.

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Post by Snake » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 7:09 pm

A player that reads a game is a very rare commodity ,he did some very nice things today these are the little reads that can break a game open .After a couple of kilos are off the fitness level is up and Brooks has returned interesting times !

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Post by Geo. » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 7:39 pm

Lolohea was better than I thought he would be...We need Brooks back in the team...
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Post by bp tiger » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 7:50 pm

i thought moses was still playing with us when he came up out of the line. hope he gets better , and i mean a whole lot better.

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 8:01 pm

He'll be better when Brooks is back and doesn't have the burden of being chief playmaker.

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Post by Nelson » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 8:05 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sat 03 Jun, 2017 7:39 pm
Lolohea was better than I thought he would be...We need Brooks back in the team...
I'm not sure why you were so convinced he'd be a complete dud...

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Post by stevied » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 9:13 pm

I thought it was a solid debut. He did some nice things together as well as make a few errors on both sides of the ball. I was at the game and I didn't think he looked that physically unfit although my eyesight is not what it used to be. 28 tackles is a fair effort for a guy who is supposed to lack match fitness.

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 9:16 pm

Asked quite a few questions of the opposition, kept them guessing which is something we've been lacking, went ok imo

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Post by greatodensraven » Sat 03 Jun, 2017 9:22 pm

Maybe we should look to the Warriors forum for an unbiased assessment 😉

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Post by TCL » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 7:34 am

Played well, could shed a few kilos and could use a better halves partner.

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Post by Telltails » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 8:01 am

Little to get excited about for me after that performance, but in fairness is entitled to some time.

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Post by momo&medo » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 8:18 am

formerguest wrote:
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Sat 03 Jun, 2017 4:43 pm
that miss tackle for the dragons 3rd try was nofo bad
I will have to have another look, but I thought he took his man and his inside player (maybe Masters) went in on the wrong player to leave the gap.
there's no excuse for what he did for frizzel's try.. brain snap

overall, not too bad for first game.
Yep I saw it that way also.

Had another look and my initial thoughts were correct. Masters called Frizzel as his man and then went in on the inside man that Liddle had covered, which he himself had pointed to Liddle as his. All fault lays with Masters for mine as Lolohea was following his very call and putting himself in position to nail Widdop.

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Post by supercoach » Sun 04 Jun, 2017 9:19 am

Overall I was impressed. Okay he is not in great shape and his speed is a little down, but he had a go and showed glimpses of what lays ahead. His stats were not bad 28 tackles, with two miss tackles, of course one was a terrible read that read to a soft try, but its been a while since we have had a no6 make 28 tackles and only miss 2.

He will be better for the run, although next outing against the Chooks could get ugly for everyone

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