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Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:29 pm
by Munk
"Got stuff to work on"...thats what the pre season is for. What is he going to refine this weekend in reggies that he has failed to do the past 4 months?

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:41 pm
by TrueTiger
willow wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 7:36 pm
The competition for spots is a good thing, let's be honest about that. If Lolo needs to work on a few things such as his fitness and positional play at the back etc, then that's fine. It's more pleasing to hear he knows he has plenty of work to do and both he and Thompson are pushing each other to better themselves.
The other thing that I like about Tui is he can take advise from the coach and apply himself to do better....not spit the dummy or throw the toys out of the cot like some we have had at the club....

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:48 pm
by TrueTiger
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Yossarian wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 2:48 pm
Geo. wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 2:24 pm
Anyone seen Russell..
I believe he's playing for the Magpies this weekend so probably at training!
I like Russ and his input and especially when he supports a particular player such as Tui........

Just hope he doesnt end up being like Byron,he had a love affair with RF and you couldnt say anything about him without Byron going off at you...

be cool Russ,Tui has a lot to offer this team and I think we will see plenty of him in the FG side.... ;)

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:59 pm
by goldcoast tiger
Geo. wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 2:24 pm
Anyone seen Russell..
Last seen throwing darts at a photo of Ivan lol

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:00 pm
by jadtiger
Cultured Bogan wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 7:09 pm
Ivan is just doing what trials are there for. Wouldn't go cutting wrists yet.
Correct

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:12 pm
by stevied
I don't think anyone needs to worry about this move by Ivan. I didn't see the game but apparently Tui played well last week. There might be a few things to tweak but nothing major I'd imagine. People forget that he played a lot of fullback at the Warriors, including a purple patch in 2016, before he lost form and confidence. The truth is that Ivan wants to see what he's got in Thompson. He was one of the star performers last week and he wants to give him more opportunities by playing him at the back. Tui can't play anywhere but fullback so he makes way for one game before returning for the Roosters game.

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:15 pm
by guyofthetiger
No surprises here really.

Just more of the same, as with his time at the Warriors.

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:35 pm
by Munk
guyofthetiger wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 9:15 pm
No surprises here really.

Just more of the same, as with his time at the Warriors.
Elaborate?

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Thu 22 Feb, 2018 10:03 pm
by maxxy86
The thing is with Tui is that he hasn't played fullback for quite awhile I would think. Even the world cup he was playing in the halves. Think he deserves to at least start the season at 1, I think it's a confidence thing him starting in the reggies this weekend.
Can anyone tell me how many games Thompson has started at fullback in his career??

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 4:17 am
by Fraze23
maxxy86 wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 10:03 pm
The thing is with Tui is that he hasn't played fullback for quite awhile I would think. Even the world cup he was playing in the halves. Think he deserves to at least start the season at 1, I think it's a confidence thing him starting in the reggies this weekend.
Can anyone tell me how many games Thompson has started at fullback in his career??
8 times. Once at the dogs (the game against us in 2015 when we blew that massive lead and Mbye kicked the winning field goal. We lost 25 24.) Then 7 times over in the UK. He mainly played wing.

So it's not as though Thompson is a tried and tested option at fullback either.

http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/match ... 0tLS0tLS0=

Tui has played 22 out of 52 games at fullback for the Warriors. He's spent more time on the wing than I realised.

http://www.rugbyleagueproject.org/match ... 0tLS0tLS0=

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 5:49 am
by maxxy86
Cheers fraze23

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 7:28 am
by Cultured Bogan
Munk wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:29 pm
"Got stuff to work on"...thats what the pre season is for. What is he going to refine this weekend in reggies that he has failed to do the past 4 months?
That is a very broad term. It could be that he's getting to where they want him to be but just has yet to refine a few things. I didn't think he was all that bad at all last weekend overall. His fitness was probably the biggest concern, looked pretty gassed early on in the piece. Playing Thompson over him in a trial means nothing in the great scheme of things.

It's likely that it's Ivan putting everyone on notice, no one is a sure thing.

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 7:32 am
by tigerbenji
Its a Trial, Trying different people in different positions. Come round 1 i think Tui to Fullback & Thompson on the Wing.

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 7:42 am
by jadtiger
tigerbenji wrote:
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 7:32 am
Its a Trial, Trying different people in different positions. Come round 1 i think Tui to Fullback & Thompson on the Wing.
x2

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 9:19 am
by yeti
Munk wrote:
Thu 22 Feb, 2018 8:29 pm
"Got stuff to work on"...thats what the pre season is for. What is he going to refine this weekend in reggies that he has failed to do the past 4 months?
Pre season is one thing - match conditions (even a trial) is another. I wouldn't expect one game in reggies will fix whatever problems Tui has, but it may give him the time and less pressure to start that process.

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 9:41 am
by cktiger
In my opinion it's the wrong move by Cleary.
No matter what Lolohea says no player likes getting dumped to reggies.

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 9:45 am
by Snake
cktiger wrote:
Fri 23 Feb, 2018 9:41 am
In my opinion it's the wrong move by Cleary.
No matter what Lolohea says no player likes getting dumped to reggies.
IMO the word dumped Is harsh if it was a regular round yes but a trial I think a leaning curve .

Re: Dropped Lolohea faces fullback challenge

Posted: Fri 23 Feb, 2018 9:51 am
by criwdfluffer
It seems a strange move......it must be his fitness.

Surely if its just a selection thing ud give em 40 mins each and the best man wins.

Also strange as Tui went pretty well from my eye against the cows....