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Re: Utai

Post by biggest tigers fan » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:01 pm

I think beau ryan should be dressed in the blue tracksuit and a greasy wig because thats all hes good at!!
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Post by wtffl2005 » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:07 pm

Played well had some good runs

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Post by barrytiger » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:14 pm

i think utai runs harder than some forwards we got great for giving the pigs a rest

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Post by tiger tigers » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:22 pm

that try was some great work from inu ,utai wasnt the one who missed him from dummy half ... it was benj and mckinnon

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Post by Team Tiger » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:23 pm

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Post by alex » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:30 pm

definitely wasn't afraid to have a go

his thighs are a good addition to the backline

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Post by innsaneink » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:30 pm

Black Orange White wrote:Well, last year, every time we scored, Beau was always there first. I always got the feeling that the Tigers played better with Beau Ryan than without.

It doesn't matter if it is proven wrong, because I still think Beau is the better player RIGHT now.
Beau cant even run RIGHT NOW.....Utai runs harder than most players in the club RIGHT NOW....but yeah pats on the back and saying "well done" after trys is important too :arrow:

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Post by southerntiger » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:31 pm

Geez some harsh critics here.

Top game Matt. Better than Beau Slo Mo Ryan play.

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Post by alexaki » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:38 pm

Ok I'm almost eating my words..Utai played well tonight....strong run ups and was hard to tackle.!

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Post by Golden » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 10:39 pm

he runs the balls fine, but I dont trust him at all in defence or under the high ball, one game this year he is gonna cost us a game, it was almost tonight with the lazyness to get to the ball and doesnt even contest for the ball in bombs which is very important in todays game

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Post by tig_prmz » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:04 pm

Utai was good, but as everyone I worry about his defence. If Ashyford has to go wing when defending, it's better to have a winger who can stay there..

Utai though runs harder than many of our players and gets more and more eager to have a run..hopefully that's a good sign.

May need to work on his fitness though.
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Post by Demps » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:08 pm

I wish Tuiaki never got injured.
Imagine how amazing we'd look with Aysh and Lawry in the centres with Lote & Tui outside 'em.
I don't think Utai is amazing and would prefer a stronger winger outside Aysh... Tui would be perfect but can't live in the past forever.
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Post by innsaneink » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:08 pm

Benji & Prince used to go to the wings in D....Ayshfords always there at the end of defensive sets.

Now I think about it....how often do you see a player score a try and no team mate congratulates him?

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Post by Golden » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:10 pm

remember that 2004 semi final when Matt Sing just took everything away from Utai? imagine if Manu was on him tonight it would have been a different game indeed. the raiders game next week will be a test because they are going to target him the entire game down that side in attack and Orfords kicks

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Post by Long Distance Tiger » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:15 pm

Demps wrote:I wish Tuiaki never got injured.
Imagine how amazing we'd look with Aysh and Lawry in the centres with Lote & Tui outside 'em.
I don't think Utai is amazing and would prefer a stronger winger outside Aysh... Tui would be perfect but can't live in the past forever.
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Post by Geo. » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:16 pm

king sirro wrote:Now thats a reason to be picked in first grade........good at celebrating tries
How do you think Ben T'eo gets picked every week


Good game Matt Utai.....
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Post by Peaches » Sat 19 Mar, 2011 11:39 pm

He was making good meters out of our end most of the night which he has to as its a good feature of his game.

The Inu try was probably a few minutes he would prefer to have again. He needed to attack the ball there and back himself to catch the ball or at least bring a dangerous play to an end with a scrum from a knock-on.

Ayshford going back for kicks is not ideal but it can solve a problem which teams would target if Ayshford and the fullback are capable of dealing with the situation.

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Post by Kul » Sun 20 Mar, 2011 12:34 am

Positives
- some good hit ups and tackle busts
- happy to get in there when the forwards were tired and, unlike other wingers, actually makes some metres

Negatives
- yet another week where he's found out in defence. Where was he for that second Warriors try?
- unable to contest bombs or take kicks, hence Ayshford having to cover him

going off these i'd be more inclined to play Utai in the centres where he's less of a liability, or even in the forwards.
But a few good runs shouldn't obscure his deficiencies in defence and in this period of ample depth, it's time to replace him with someone like Brown, Latu or Ryan (when fit)
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