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Re: Garner

Post by airbus » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 11:50 am

Charlie Rorke was a better schoolboy prospect than Crichton and was snapped up by the Raiders.


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Post by formerguest » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 12:07 pm

innsaneink wrote:
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Gassed after five minutes last week and then consistently finding his front on the back of good metres this weekend. Thumbs up for his efforts against the bunnies.
May have copped a knock or injury.

Great to watch a reggies player stand out in that grade, perform conclsistently and be rewarded and deliver the goods....
Yeah, could have, though I was also thinking that the increase in pace that he stated he was surprised at, on top of nervous energy lost whilst waiting for the most of the match, may have played a greater role.

I cannot recall any WT second rower finding their front as often as Garner did on Saturday and it wasn't as if they were easy runs or backing up and getting tackled from behind.

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Post by Masterton » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 12:59 pm

formerguest wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 12:07 pm
innsaneink wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 9:44 am
formerguest wrote:
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 1:29 am
Gassed after five minutes last week and then consistently finding his front on the back of good metres this weekend. Thumbs up for his efforts against the bunnies.
May have copped a knock or injury.

Great to watch a reggies player stand out in that grade, perform conclsistently and be rewarded and deliver the goods....
Yeah, could have, though I was also thinking that the increase in pace that he stated he was surprised at, on top of nervous energy lost whilst waiting for the most of the match, may have played a greater role.

I cannot recall any WT second rower finding their front as often as Garner did on Saturday and it wasn't as if they were easy runs or backing up and getting tackled from behind.
When I was watching, I was surprised by how he was managing to get his head through the line each time. Looking at nrl.com today, he had 6 tackle busts and his average play the ball speed was a whole second quicker than anyone else in our team.

He's a real find.
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Post by TigerSJ » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 2:53 pm

Really liked what I saw against the bunnies, but will reserve my opinion until I've seen him play consistently well in NRL over the rest of the season. Good technique makes up for a bit of size so I'd hate to see him lose pace due to bulking up too much - that could bring him back to the plodder paced group, which is not what we need more of.
Just off the topic for one second - Sue looked a step faster and more enthusiastic, must be playing for his contract!

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Post by Spartan117 » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:29 pm

Looks good in his first two small cameo outings, Give him time,

I will assess when he hits 35 odd First grade games.

Just like Aloia.


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Post by magpiecol » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:49 pm

Spartan117 wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:29 pm
Looks good in his first two small cameo outings, Give him time,

I will assess when he hits 35 odd First grade games.

Just like Aloia.
I think that he is a better player already than Aloiai.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 4:28 pm

magpiecol wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:49 pm
Spartan117 wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:29 pm
Looks good in his first two small cameo outings, Give him time,

I will assess when he hits 35 odd First grade games.

Just like Aloia.
I think that he is a better player already than Aloiai.
Not yet but he's a long way ahead of Aloiai was at the same time. Different styles though, Aloiai is more of a prop that runs over people, Garner has the skill and guile to make his way past opponents without relying on brute strength.

I loved his effort in the tackle on Sutton before HT. You might be tired but find an extra something to get the job done!

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Post by 851 » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 7:29 pm

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I think he will be a better player than Crichton.
Big call, hope you are right
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Post by 851 » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 7:35 pm

magpiecol wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:49 pm
Spartan117 wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:29 pm
Looks good in his first two small cameo outings, Give him time,

I will assess when he hits 35 odd First grade games.

Just like Aloia.
I think that he is a better player already than Aloiai.
You may be right Col
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Post by bbobb » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 7:35 pm

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Sat 21 Jul, 2018 11:44 pm
He was impressive in both defence and running the ball.
I saw him a couple of time going into tackle with his head low and I thought to myself he better be careful. It was a shame to see him take the knock that he took but he may need to adjust his technique to ensure he doesn't get his head in the wrong position.

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Post by swag tiger » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 7:59 pm

Aloiai is not a bad player at all imo.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by TigerSkins » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 8:25 pm

Garner has really impressed me with what I have seen of him so far. Someone else mentioned it, that his tackling technique needs a small adjustment to make sure he gets his head clear of the on-coming players hip .. he runs good lines in attack and always seems to make meters, even after contact. I think he's a tad heavier than what his bio says, or either he's a lot stronger than what most players in defence think. So far we are seeing a lot of promise in this bloke, give him a full off season with the top side, let him get some muscle mass built up, and we could have a diamond in disguise here .. !!

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Post by Tiger Steve » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 9:48 pm

What impressed me about Garner in ISP was he broke through defensive lines. He did this again last night a couple of times. Not a huge bloke but can bust a tackle. Early days but very promising imho.
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Post by TCL » Mon 23 Jul, 2018 9:54 pm

Much better second outing. Shame about the HAI, he was really getting in the grove of the game.

Look forward to seeing him develop.

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Post by Spartan117 » Tue 24 Jul, 2018 9:34 am

magpiecol wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:49 pm
Spartan117 wrote:
Mon 23 Jul, 2018 3:29 pm
Looks good in his first two small cameo outings, Give him time,

I will assess when he hits 35 odd First grade games.

Just like Aloia.
I think that he is a better player already than Aloiai.
16 mins in debut and then a few more against bunnies.

I have seen some solid performances from Josh A (on and Off the ball)

I will reserve judgment on who's better - Im happy their both in the Cleary system

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