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Post by innsaneink » Sun 25 May, 2014 11:22 am

Thought he was outstanding last night, especially his first spell

An unfortunate error or two here and there, but I thougt he went real good

Get some muscle on them bones and he'll be even more of a weapon, was very good with the ball


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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 25 May, 2014 11:24 am

He was on a mission in his first and his last stint. Not sure if he had a stint in the middle.

Absolute menace with the ball. Don't think Siro can replace him if he keeps going like this.

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Post by Snake » Sun 25 May, 2014 11:26 am

He took a good hit in the first half ..don,t know whether it affected him but has potential no doubt.

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Post by Colonel » Sun 25 May, 2014 12:16 pm

tig_prmz wrote:He was on a mission in his first and his last stint. Not sure if he had a stint in the middle.

Absolute menace with the ball. Don't think Siro can replace him if he keeps going like this.

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I don't think he needs to. Gavet comes into the side for Lulia, Sironen in for either Austin or Anasta.

Four forwards on the bench with Sironen providing the utility value.

It's Patterson, Fulton and Halatau that I have the question marks over at the moment...

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Post by Tigerdon » Sun 25 May, 2014 12:56 pm

Akoula ran hard and was solid in defence. I know Sirro is going make a great back rower ... and Austin should be 5/8. however during the SSO period when Austin goes to dummy half . Sirro should have a stint at 5/8. Our strength in attack (while Robbie is out) is big players running off Brooks. Sirro would excel at that. As does Akoula and Thompson.
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Post by MightyTiger » Sun 25 May, 2014 1:43 pm

He still has a lot of improving to do. No doubt he has a lot of ability but he seems to drift in and out of the game. He missed some vital tackles last night and pushed a couple of offloads that resulted in changeovers in possession, which were not called for.

I think a stint back in state cup with greater minutes to develop his game will help him as will a solid preseason where he can put some weight on and bulk up a bit. after all he is only young but I agree he will be a great player if he can just get rid of those few silly mistakes out of his game.

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Post by king sirro » Sun 25 May, 2014 2:05 pm

Akuola in my opinion is the best backrow prospect in the game.

But his miss on Hunt is hard to get out of my head ATM
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Post by Furious1 » Sun 25 May, 2014 2:28 pm

king sirro wrote:Akuola in my opinion is the best backrow prospect in the game.

But his miss on Hunt is hard to get out of my head ATM
It's not his first one this year. He has a habit of drifting in and out of games. There's no doubt he has massive potential, and I'm looking forward to watching his development

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Post by tig_prmz » Sun 25 May, 2014 2:32 pm

I like his hairstyle. Looks like one of those Asian kung fu guys.

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Post by dermo » Sun 25 May, 2014 7:00 pm

good player with the ball in hand when he runs hard but a big liability in defence, gets very lazy and misses crucial tackles. his miss on hunt last night was not his first big miss of the year. has some potential yes but your laughing if you think he's a better prospect than sirro who is the best second rower at the club, he's the size of a front rower with the skills of a 5/8, drooling at the thought of him running off brooks.

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Post by king sirro » Sun 25 May, 2014 8:07 pm

dermo wrote:good player with the ball in hand when he runs hard but a big liability in defence, gets very lazy and misses crucial tackles. his miss on hunt last night was not his first big miss of the year. has some potential yes but your laughing if you think he's a better prospect than sirro who is the best second rower at the club, he's the size of a front rower with the skills of a 5/8, drooling at the thought of him running off brooks.
I rate Sirro the next SBW so i have to rate him along side Sitaleki.
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Post by willow » Sun 25 May, 2014 8:57 pm

I don't think he knows just how good he could be to be honest. At the moment he's tall and rangy, obviously very strong as he dents the line more often than not and has one of the better offloads going around. What he needs to work on is:

1. Focus, which will probably come from improved fitness and experience. He tends to drift in and out of games and has come up with a couple of poor missed tackles as a result. If he improves his focus and intensity, look out.

2. Size. He's not small but I reckon another 5kg on his frame will have him hurting blokes.

I still think he's best served coming off the bench, like Gavet as he does provide impact. Looking at the next 6-10 weeks, I reckon the forward pack could end up looking like:

8. Woods
9. Farah
10. Galloway
11. Sirro
12. Thompson
13. Blair

14. Taupau
15. Sue
16. Gavet
17. Akauola
18. Seumanufagai

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Post by softlaw » Sun 25 May, 2014 9:27 pm

willow wrote: 8. Woods
9. Farah
10. Galloway
11. Sirro
12. Thompson
13. Blair

14. Taupau
15. Sue
16. Gavet
17. Akauola
18. Seumanufagai
If everyone plays to potential that is a seriously brutal forward pack! & it would be peaking at just the right time...
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Post by Goose » Mon 26 May, 2014 5:58 pm

I think Akoula has been a bit of mixed bag, his first game or 2 was very good.

He was poor in the last couple before he was dropped.

In attack on the weekend he was very good. I think he is a poor defender. I rate alot of our youngsters ahead of him.

That said, he definitely has potential.

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Post by PYMBLEPETE » Mon 26 May, 2014 9:31 pm

I agree Goose; good with ball in hand. Unfortunately Gavet is a bit out of this mold has well. Still, both have a lot of improving in them and will be good one day.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 26 May, 2014 9:44 pm

willow wrote:I don't think he knows just how good he could be to be honest. At the moment he's tall and rangy, obviously very strong as he dents the line more often than not and has one of the better offloads going around. What he needs to work on is:

1. Focus, which will probably come from improved fitness and experience. He tends to drift in and out of games and has come up with a couple of poor missed tackles as a result. If he improves his focus and intensity, look out.

2. Size. He's not small but I reckon another 5kg on his frame will have him hurting blokes.

I still think he's best served coming off the bench, like Gavet as he does provide impact. Looking at the next 6-10 weeks, I reckon the forward pack could end up looking like:

8. Woods
9. Farah
10. Galloway
11. Sirro
12. Thompson
13. Blair

14. Taupau
15. Sue
16. Gavet
17. Akauola
18. Seumanufagai
I'd switch Sue with Sirro at this stage still

Prefer Jesse Sue's mongrel ,Sirro would be very effective off the bench

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 26 May, 2014 9:47 pm

innsaneink wrote:Thought he was outstanding last night, especially his first spell

An unfortunate error or two here and there, but I thougt he went real good

Get some muscle on them bones and he'll be even more of a weapon, was very good with the ball
Hope they can add at least 5-8 KG more to his frame , but he is pretty stringy , will he have the same issues that Fulton has with putting weight and muscle on Ink ??

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Post by alexaki » Mon 26 May, 2014 9:49 pm

Would make a very damaging centre

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