Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

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Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Post by willow » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 1:49 pm

Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries
Author Dan Walsh Timestamp Mon 12 Feb 2018, 11:00 AM

Dirty carries. They're rugby league's thankless chore, but any coach will tell you that without them, your team's going nowhere.

Getting out of trouble is the first point of business most every time a team starts a set, but more often than not the forwards are making their way back onside having just got through 40-60 seconds of defensive work.

It's here where wingers, those blokes that allegedly spend their time hanging around footballers, pull their weight.

For the biggest, and often the best in this department, that's typically 100-odd kilos – which they'll pitch into a thankless run aimed at getting a side out of the defensive 40 metre zone and into an attacking position.

A couple of the NRL's more maligned flyers proved themselves adept, with Manly's Jorge Taufua and the Roosters Blake Ferguson contributing on average a dozen of these charges per game.

Warriors pair Ken Maumalo and David Fusitu'a also excelled, with Fusitua's average of 11.5 metres per run among the most potent in the NRL, according to NRL.com Stats.

At 94 kilos, Wests Tigers flyer David Nofoaluma is the outlier on this list, and punching well above his weight given Ferguson, Taufua and Maumalo all have at least seven kilos on him.


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Post by Geo. » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:27 pm

I could see Nofoaluma and Fonua forming a bash brother combo..

Getting up the field shouldn't be a problem..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by will1999 » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:33 pm

and then have Matulino and Packer have 2 hit ups

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Post by wt01 » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:36 pm

then brooks or JRey with a great 5th tackle option

problem solved :)

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Post by willow » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:48 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:27 pm
I could see Nofoaluma and Fonua forming a bash brother combo..

Getting up the field shouldn't be a problem..
Will Fonua be there for round 1 though? Sounds like MWZ has had a cracker of a pre-season...


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Post by WT2K » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 5:09 pm

Nofo and Fonua bringing the ball back is like having two extra forwards on the field. Assuming Fonua is there R1 of course
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Post by GNR4LIFE » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 5:10 pm

wt00 wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 5:09 pm
Nofo and Fonua bringing the ball back is like having two extra forwards on the field. Assuming Fonua is there R1 of course
He will be.

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Post by Tigerdon » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 6:36 pm

Just when most WT forumers had Suli, Marsters, Fonua in the backline (a week ago) things seem less clear now with Kev & MWZ having good off seasons and Suli gone. Once again Nofo might be our only backline battering ram.
Don’t really see Kev, MWZ, Milne making too many metres in the dirty hit up department.
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Post by wt01 » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 6:55 pm

MWZ didnt go too bad in that department last year..... and hopefully now, when fitter and faster, he can make more dirty metres

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Post by Earl » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 7:41 pm

MWZ makes good dirty metres. I still want Fonua there though just to see how good he goes returning the ball.

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Post by criwdfluffer » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 7:46 pm

Milne is solid,,,,,i reckon he would be good for a dirty hit up...and Fonua of course.

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Post by Geo. » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 8:17 pm

willow wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:48 pm
Geo. wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 2:27 pm
I could see Nofoaluma and Fonua forming a bash brother combo..

Getting up the field shouldn't be a problem..
Will Fonua be there for round 1 though? Sounds like MWZ has had a cracker of a pre-season...
Competition is good....I'm sure given injuries and form both will get their chance...
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..

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Post by Munk » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 8:30 pm

Kev isnt bad either. We are well covered in this area no matter who starts. Defence should be the deciding factor as a lot of them were insufficient last year.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:27 pm

Nofo wont be the only one doing the dirty carries
I can easily see Fonoa and Milne getting into that action
They all look very strong
Add our forwards to that and I have no doubts other teams defence will be sorely tested
If we get our DEFENCE right it won't be an easy day for other teams
We only need to win a couple more of those close games and we are in the 8
The experience in our recruitment should help in that area
I remember seeing Josh Renyolds chase down Adam Renolds just before the tryline last year and It saved a certain 6 points
That's what I like about Josh
He never gives up
That can lift a whole team
They just need to believe

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Post by upthetigers » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:52 pm

Cairnstigers wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:27 pm
Nofo wont be the only one doing the dirty carries
I can easily see Fonoa and Milne getting into that action
They all look very strong
Add our forwards to that and I have no doubts other teams defence will be sorely tested
If we get our DEFENCE right it won't be an easy day for other teams
We only need to win a couple more of those close games and we are in the 8
The experience in our recruitment should help in that area
I remember seeing Josh Renyolds chase down Adam Renolds just before the tryline last year and It saved a certain 6 points
That's what I like about Josh
He never gives up
That can lift a whole team
They just need to believe
It shows the try saver here...



I'm warming to Reynolds... wasn't too keen on his signing when it was first announced but if he refinds some form with the change of scenery he will definitely be an asset to the team.

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Post by Munk » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:06 pm

Its a great highlights package. First song sums him up. He likes that adrenaline in his viens. Sometimes that brings the worst out in him but one thing you can never accuse him of is not giving a damn. Its an attitude severely lacking in this joint over the majority of the past couple of decades.

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Post by upthetigers » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:25 pm

Munk wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:06 pm
Its a great highlights package. First song sums him up. He likes that adrenaline in his viens. Sometimes that brings the worst out in him but one thing you can never accuse him of is not giving a damn. Its an attitude severely lacking in this joint over the majority of the past couple of decades.
People just talk about his enthusiasm but he has a lot of good qualities. Good running game, nice step, he can be really elusive and plays what is in front of him and has the speed to take advantage of opportunities. He has a decent kicking game (better than Brooks) and is a good defender. Well worth the coin if he is playing well and gets rid of the brain explosions and when he lifts he can really lift the whole team. Wish we still had Addo-Carr though we are really lacking speed in the backline.

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Post by Cairnstigers » Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:59 pm

upthetigers wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:52 pm
Cairnstigers wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:27 pm
Nofo wont be the only one doing the dirty carries
I can easily see Fonoa and Milne getting into that action
They all look very strong
Add our forwards to that and I have no doubts other teams defence will be sorely tested
If we get our DEFENCE right it won't be an easy day for other teams
We only need to win a couple more of those close games and we are in the 8
The experience in our recruitment should help in that area
I remember seeing Josh Renyolds chase down Adam Renolds just before the tryline last year and It saved a certain 6 points
That's what I like about Josh
He never gives up
That can lift a whole team
They just need to believe
It shows the try saver here...



I'm warming to Reynolds... wasn't too keen on his signing when it was first announced but if he refinds some form with the change of scenery he will definitely be an asset to the team.
What a great highlights package
I know this is spaning his career but he has done some amazing stuff
He is a very quick thinker elusive and also has plenty of mongrel in him when it comes to defence
Also seems to read the play very well

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