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Re: Mahe Fonua

Post by GNR4LIFE » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 11:57 am

It really surprises me how unfamiliar people are with him considering the amount of time he spent with the Storm. Same way they were unfamiliar with Tui.


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Post by WT2K » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 12:24 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 11:57 am
It really surprises me how unfamiliar people are with him considering the amount of time he spent with the Storm. Same way they were unfamiliar with Tui.
Seems like most just watch our game. Early but I'd say Nofo and Fonua will be our wingers R1 next season.
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Post by 851 » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 12:27 pm

wt00 wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 12:24 pm
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Sat 16 Sep, 2017 11:57 am
It really surprises me how unfamiliar people are with him considering the amount of time he spent with the Storm. Same way they were unfamiliar with Tui.
Seems like most just watch our game. Early but I'd say Nofo and Fonua will be our wingers R1 next season.
I would say you are right, but they both play on the right, one of them will have a preseason learning the left, Nofo is struggling to read defence on the right, maybe he would do it better on the left.
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Post by Pawsandclaws » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 1:40 pm

If that were the case, we'd have the slowest wing combination in the history of slow wing combinations. Only room for one in the team with the other winger tall, strong and with genuine pace.

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Post by Russell » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 3:36 pm

Earl wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 10:18 am
Harvey wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 9:46 am
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Sat 16 Sep, 2017 9:29 am
Where is he going to be played. He looks like a right winger ala Nofo. Will he play right centre or will he be fine on the left side.

Our outside backs should be good next year even if they are slow. We should be running over the top of teams.
Please no. Do not have him defending inside Nofa. It will be a recurring nightmare.
So where does he play. It's only highlights but to me he looks like a walk up first grade player.
ISP would be good.


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Post by Geo. » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 4:34 pm

Fonua played mostly for the Storm on the left and quite a bit at Centre so it's not foreign to him..
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Post by Tacky » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 4:36 pm

Seriously, first day back in Australia, he's seeing a barber.

It'll be interesting to see were he plays though:
2. Noffa
3. Marsters
4. Suli
5. Fonua?
or
2. Noffa
3. Suli
4. Fonua
5. DWZ?
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Post by cqtiger » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 4:56 pm

Tacky wrote:
Sat 16 Sep, 2017 4:36 pm
Seriously, first day back in Australia, he's seeing a barber.

It'll be interesting to see were he plays though:
2. Noffa
3. Marsters
4. Suli
5. Fonua?
or
2. Noffa
3. Suli
4. Fonua
5. DWZ?
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Post by magpiecol » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 6:51 pm

Fonua WILL be in first grade.

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Post by 851 » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 7:35 pm

magpiecol wrote:
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Fonua WILL be in first grade.
Think you are right Col, left wing probably
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Post by stryker » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 8:40 pm

He'll play centre.

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Sat 16 Sep, 2017 9:45 pm

Surely he finds a spot in first grade next year. Was 1st grade material when he went to the UK and looks to still be. Winger or centre he's there

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Post by TYGA » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:37 am

Fonua is a winger defence is suspect in the centres.
I think we line up 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Suli 4. Milne 5. Fonua 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Liddle 10 Mats 11. McQueen 12. Aloai 13. ET 14. Sue 15. Twal 16 Eiso 17. Benji

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Post by Sabre » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:42 am

TYGA wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:37 am
Fonua is a winger defence is suspect in the centres.
I think we line up 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Suli 4. Milne 5. Fonua 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Liddle 10 Mats 11. McQueen 12. Aloai 13. ET 14. Sue 15. Twal 16 Eiso 17. Benji
Marsters will be there somewhere.

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Post by loyalotiger01 » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:59 am

You guys realise Milne has also played on the wing. In ISP and in first grade too. I wouldn't be surprised if Cleary would consider Milne as a starter on the wing as our centre positions are filled for Suli and Marsters. Not only that but Milne is strong as is pretty fast.

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Post by TYGA » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 12:53 pm

Sabre wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:42 am
TYGA wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:37 am
Fonua is a winger defence is suspect in the centres.
I think we line up 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Suli 4. Milne 5. Fonua 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Liddle 10 Mats 11. McQueen 12. Aloai 13. ET 14. Sue 15. Twal 16 Eiso 17. Benji
Marsters will be there somewhere.
Forgot Marsters. We have some depth for next year Lawrence, Grant, Marsters/Eiso, MCK, Rochow, MWZ, Kev,Thompson, Mcilwrick and 2 more signings might be playing Reserve grade. That's a change in past years.
Our juniors are weak though only Mikalale looks like a prospect.

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Post by swag tiger » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 1:06 pm

TYGA wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 12:53 pm
Sabre wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:42 am
TYGA wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:37 am
Fonua is a winger defence is suspect in the centres.
I think we line up 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Suli 4. Milne 5. Fonua 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Liddle 10 Mats 11. McQueen 12. Aloai 13. ET 14. Sue 15. Twal 16 Eiso 17. Benji
Marsters will be there somewhere.
Forgot Marsters. We have some depth for next year Lawrence, Grant, Marsters/Eiso, MCK, Rochow, MWZ, Kev,Thompson, Mcilwrick and 2 more signings might be playing Reserve grade. That's a change in past years.
Our juniors are weak though only Mikalale looks like a prospect.
I would put Masters ahead of Milne.
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Post by WT2K » Sun 17 Sep, 2017 1:29 pm

TYGA wrote:
Sun 17 Sep, 2017 9:37 am
Fonua is a winger defence is suspect in the centres.
I think we line up 1. Tui 2. Nofa 3. Suli 4. Milne 5. Fonua 6. Reynolds 7. Brooks 8. Packer 9. Liddle 10 Mats 11. McQueen 12. Aloai 13. ET 14. Sue 15. Twal 16 Eiso 17. Benji
We'll definitely have depth when you add marsters and potentially two more recruits. Nice to have that for a change.
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