We still need a centre

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We still need a centre

Post by tigerstragic » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 10:54 am

Sorry to say this but again the roosters try came from Kevin N coming out of the line, not trusting his man inside him and coming in to make a tackle when he should not have.

He made some silly errors during the game and despite his fantastic attitude is struggling.... I see him as a bit of a weak link

We need a very quick centre that can attack AND defend. Because at the moment I cant see where we will score points.


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Post by Clearyweareone » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:01 am

I think most Forum Members would concur with your comments.

Kevin has played 94 NRL games (Newcastle (15) with 9 tries, Penrith (8) with 7 tries and WT (71) with 29 tries). Also 15 games for Fiji.

Whilst he is a passionate player and gives 110% he falls between too good for State Cup but not consistent enough for NRL. His defensive reads are that of school boys.

Yes we need a quick centre that can defend and attack.

Would like to see Milne pull out his finger in State Cup and be given a chance.

What ever happened to Marion Seve (Another Forum's next big thing tag)?
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Post by gallagher » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:02 am

Absolutely. Kev hasn't improved at all in his time with us and we can't persevere any longer. Milne or Fonua need a shot.

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Post by Tweed Tiger » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:23 am

Was really hoping Milne would go hard in ISP.

Like everyone knows Kev puts in the effort but I think he tries to do more than he skill set can handle and just ends up doing something silly.

Fonua or Milne need to progress and the sooner the better or we may need to look elsewhere.

Luke Garner our captain in ISP could be an option but would need to be upgraded to an NRL contract.

There are 32 centres listed coming off contract this year.

Dane Aukafolau, Kirisome Auva'a, Javid Bowen, Braidon Burns, Masivesi Dakuwaqa, Cory Denniss, Blake Ferguson, Asipeli Fine, Tyrell Fuimaono, Anthony Gelling, Shaun Hudson, Hymel Hunt, Jamayne Isaako, George Jennings, Robert Jennings, Brian Kelly, Brenko Lee, Ricky Leutele, Kane Linnett, Chanel Mata'utia, Pat Mata'utia, Sione Mata'utia, Ken Maumalo, Josh Morris, Brent Naden, Justin O'Neill, Tom Opacic, Mosese Pangai, Junior Pauga, Beau Scott, Moses Suli, Jonathan Wright

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Post by BlackandGoldForever » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:31 am

Luke Covell Daniel Fitzhenry Matt Utai now Kev... we always are stuck with a bad outside back LOL


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Post by FreddyK » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:36 am

Of that lot I would target "Tom Opacic" .... he was injured on his debut with the Broncos and is only coming back. Highly regarded by all in Brisbane including uncle Wayne.

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Post by FreddyK » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:42 am

Tom Opacic



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Post by rex2ce » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:42 am

McQueen has played a bit of centre, one way of fitting him into first grade.

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Post by Fibros » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 12:07 pm

Hodgo has a massive rap on Garner. He singled him out before the game as the one to watch.

Garner has experience at centre and probably not quite ready physically for a second row spot in FG.

Is he ready for FG? probably not but Kev was very ordinary and Garner looks better then Milne atm.

Time will tell.
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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 12:52 pm

It was very disappointing that Milne didn't play left centre against the Dogs. Makes no sense seeing Marsters has right centre wrapped up and Kevvie is struggling yet Tali played left centre.

Even young Price looks a very solid outside back option for the future.

I'd say no to garner at centre. We need pace and skill outwide. Not another back rower filling in at centre.

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Post by iofthetigers » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:12 pm

FreddyK wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 11:36 am
Of that lot I would target "Tom Opacic" .... he was injured on his debut with the Broncos and is only coming back. Highly regarded by all in Brisbane including uncle Wayne.
Isaako will be the Broncos next fullback otherwise he would be an awesome pick up, Braiden Burns is light years above Opacic,& the Tigers would get more value out of developing Toli.

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:18 pm

Balmain Boy wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 12:52 pm
It was very disappointing that Milne didn't play left centre against the Dogs. Makes no sense seeing Marsters has right centre wrapped up and Kevvie is struggling yet Tali played left centre.

Even young Price looks a very solid outside back option for the future.

I'd say no to garner at centre. We need pace and skill outwide. Not another back rower filling in at centre.
Miline seems to be the forceful ball playing centre, similar to Marsters. I am interested to see how Tali develops at left centre. I agree Garner in the second row is where he should be allowed to develop.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:50 pm

Pawsandclaws wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:18 pm
Balmain Boy wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 12:52 pm
It was very disappointing that Milne didn't play left centre against the Dogs. Makes no sense seeing Marsters has right centre wrapped up and Kevvie is struggling yet Tali played left centre.

Even young Price looks a very solid outside back option for the future.

I'd say no to garner at centre. We need pace and skill outwide. Not another back rower filling in at centre.
Miline seems to be the forceful ball playing centre, similar to Marsters. I am interested to see how Tali develops at left centre. I agree Garner in the second row is where he should be allowed to develop.
Problem is Nofa, Milne, Tali and Fonua are all basically the exact same player, and not really what we need. Marsters has a lot more ball skills and footwork than the others who all rely purely on power.

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Post by Geo. » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:55 pm

How about Latrell Mitchell the guy Marsters owned..he's pretty good...
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Post by momo&medo » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:56 pm

I think Ferguson should be signed.
He has speed, is tough, experienced and can cover fullback, wing and centre.
But even with that signing we require another quality centre.

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Post by momo&medo » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:59 pm

Geo. wrote:
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 1:55 pm
How about Latrell Mitchell the guy Marsters owned..he's pretty good...
He resigned this morning and I am kinda glad we didn’t go near him.
Lots of potential and talent but not sure that he has the personality and temrament to reach the top.
May be wrong but we’ll see,

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Post by tigerbenji » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 2:30 pm

Blake Ferguson would be a handy pick up. Plenty of speed & big.

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Post by FreddyK » Mon 12 Mar, 2018 2:37 pm

Ferguson would be good - what would he be worth?

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