2018: Breakthrough Players

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2018: Breakthrough Players

Post by Demps » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 8:04 pm

Who are the new faces of 2018 you've enjoyed watching?


For mine, stand outs have been Lachlan Lewis and Adam Douhei.
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Post by Spud Murphy » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 8:26 pm

Pangai Jr, Lewis, Radley, Kikau & Dufty

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Post by gallagher » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 8:57 pm

Ponga had a lot to do to justify his wage and came through in spades.
A brilliant year.

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Post by TigersBusDriver » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 9:22 pm

Corey Thompson

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 19 Aug, 2018 9:42 pm

New or improved would be breakthrough so:

TPJ, Ponga, Lachlan Lewis, Marsters, Cook, C Murray, Brandon Smith, De Belin, Kikau, Green
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble


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Post by happy tiger » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 10:21 am

Kotoni Staggs
Jake Clifford
Jamayne Isakko
AJ Brimson
Keegan Hipgrave
Moeaki Fotuaika
Isaiah Papalii
Lachlan Lewis
Rhyse Martin
Tevita Tatola
Jerome Luai
Reed Mahoney
??? Niukore
Brandon Smith

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Post by jirskyr » Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am

Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.

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Post by Demps » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
Radley is rock solid.
But Lewis is the man.

What a guy.

Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
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Post by happy tiger » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 8:13 am

Demps wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
Radley is rock solid.
But Lewis is the man.

What a guy.

Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
You forgot related to a Qld God :D

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Post by Demps » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 8:15 am

happy tiger wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 8:13 am
Demps wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
Radley is rock solid.
But Lewis is the man.

What a guy.

Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
You forgot related to a Qld God :D
Blood of the king running through his veins.
Most handsome man in all of League.

The prodigal prince.

Lachlan... LEWIS.
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Post by steve-o » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 9:38 am

Ponga
Radley
Kikau
TPJ
Marsters
Year of last finals appearance:
2018 - Roosters, Storm, Rabbitohs, Sharks, Panthers, Broncos, Dragons, Warriors
2017 - Eels, Sea Eagles, Cowboys
2016 - Raiders, Bulldogs, Titans
2013 - Knights
2011 - Tigers

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Post by rex2ce » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 9:43 am

jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
X2

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Post by old man tiger » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 9:51 am

Demps wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
Radley is rock solid.
But Lewis is the man.

What a guy.

Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
Sounds like the anti-plodder

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Post by TigerSkins » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 10:28 am

rex2ce wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 9:43 am
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
X2
x3 - Victory Radley and he is listed with the Chooks as a number 9, he goes alright in the back row and according to the Chook Pen website he is only 92 kgs .. love the name of his junior club .. Clovelly Crocodiles :-)

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Post by willow » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 12:15 pm

Ponga, Radley, Pangai-Junior, Isaako, Lewis...those guys have been outstanding. For our club, Marsters has really cemented himself and Thompson surprised the hell out of everyone.

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Post by jirskyr » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 1:05 pm

Demps wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am
Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
I'd be interested to hear your "Supermodel 17" footballer team one day.

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Post by Demps » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 3:47 pm

old man tiger wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 9:51 am
Demps wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am
jirskyr wrote:
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 11:45 am
Victor Radley is THE breakthrough player 2018 for mine. He's been on the radar but his sudden rise to prominence in an already quality side is commendable. More impact than Boyd Cordner at this time, for a little bloke.

That being said I hate the Roosters and hope he gets smashed to ribbons.

I think also Tommy Turbo has gone to another level this year, a shame his team hasn't gone with him.
Radley is rock solid.
But Lewis is the man.

What a guy.

Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
Sounds like the anti-plodder
And the lady slayer.
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Post by Demps » Tue 21 Aug, 2018 3:48 pm

jirskyr wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 1:05 pm
Demps wrote:
Tue 21 Aug, 2018 7:57 am
Amazing boot on him.
Naturak footballer.
Great head of hair.
And looks like a super model.
I'd be interested to hear your "Supermodel 17" footballer team one day.
Dunno if there is enough to field a team but LL cool hair is definitely the captain
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