Best debut at Leichhardt??

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Best debut at Leichhardt??

Post by sjtiger » Fri 11 May, 2018 10:54 am

Could Fonua's debut performance at Leichhardt be the best yet?

I've been racking my brain thinking of others.
Brooks' was at SCG.

Thoughts?
Who else are contenders?


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Post by Russell » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:01 am

More importantly - can he do it next week if selected.

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Post by Seantice » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:16 am

His enthusiasm hasnt been questioned. His mistakes and defence is the reason why he was in reserve grade. If he can cut them out then the center spot is his for the year.

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Post by Ken Y » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:22 am

Ivan Cleary made a very accurate point re Fonua in last night's presser.

Words to the effect - Mahe is the type of player who has both coaches worried when he has the ball.

While blemish free last night, he will end up being our Manu Vatuvai. Rocks, diamonds, diamonds.

Best case is more diamonds than rocks.
Quality over quantity....

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:26 am

He played last week


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Post by Nelson » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:27 am

Tedesco's debut was memorable...

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Post by Russell » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:30 am

innsaneink wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:26 am
He played last week
Doesn't mean you get picked every week.

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Post by innsaneink » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:31 am

Russell wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:30 am
innsaneink wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:26 am
He played last week
Doesn't mean you get picked every week.
Eh?
What are you on about?

He debuted last week

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Post by Russell » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:34 am

innsaneink wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:31 am
Russell wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:30 am
innsaneink wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:26 am
He played last week
Doesn't mean you get picked every week.
Eh?
What are you on about?

He debuted last week
You are right Ink, apologies (just had the thread name sink in).

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Post by avocadoontoast » Fri 11 May, 2018 11:42 am

Russell wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:30 am
innsaneink wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:26 am
He played last week
Doesn't mean you get picked every week.
How would he not get picked next week?

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Post by teddy23 » Fri 11 May, 2018 12:46 pm

JAC had a great game when he debuted pretty certain at LO against his current team the Storm

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Fri 11 May, 2018 1:12 pm

He's played over 50 NRL games

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Post by Dr Ice » Fri 11 May, 2018 1:24 pm

I am pretty sure he means best first game at LO in Tigers colours.

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Post by king sirro » Fri 11 May, 2018 4:04 pm

Russell wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:01 am
More importantly - can he do it next week if selected.
You just know there is a real shocker in him dont you. Ivan summed it up in the post match press, saying when he gets the ball both coaches hold their breathe. He has always been more of a centre IMO. Hopefully he can limit his mistakes. The big key will be our forwards. Mahe will be found out defensively if we are getting dominated in the middle, but if we win the ruck, he will smash blokes.
LAUGH NOW CRY LATER--JS

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Post by happy tiger » Fri 11 May, 2018 4:27 pm

king sirro wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 4:04 pm
Russell wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:01 am
More importantly - can he do it next week if selected.
You just know there is a real shocker in him dont you. Ivan summed it up in the post match press, saying when he gets the ball both coaches hold their breathe. He has always been more of a centre IMO. Hopefully he can limit his mistakes. The big key will be our forwards. Mahe will be found out defensively if we are getting dominated in the middle, but if we win the ruck, he will smash blokes.
KS 100 % right

My concern if teams can maintain pressure on us with him in the centres , especially if he had a Ponga /Tedesco /Dufty attacking him and throwing in a change of pace

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Post by king sirro » Fri 11 May, 2018 4:28 pm

happy tiger wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 4:27 pm
king sirro wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 4:04 pm
Russell wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 11:01 am
More importantly - can he do it next week if selected.
You just know there is a real shocker in him dont you. Ivan summed it up in the post match press, saying when he gets the ball both coaches hold their breathe. He has always been more of a centre IMO. Hopefully he can limit his mistakes. The big key will be our forwards. Mahe will be found out defensively if we are getting dominated in the middle, but if we win the ruck, he will smash blokes.
KS 100 % right

My concern if teams can maintain pressure on us with him in the centres , especially if he had a Ponga /Tedesco /Dufty attacking him and throwing in a change of pace
Yeh those type of players will destroy him if we are on the back foot. That being said, those guys will destroy anyone.
LAUGH NOW CRY LATER--JS

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Post by Geo. » Fri 11 May, 2018 4:38 pm

Bunch of chicken littles...
Ivan's Laws

1. You are either on the Bus or you are off..
2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..
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Geo nailed it...

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Post by Chicken Faced Killa » Fri 11 May, 2018 6:40 pm

Dr Ice wrote:
Fri 11 May, 2018 1:24 pm
I am pretty sure he means best first game at LO in Tigers colours.
Pretty sure that’s what he means but the weird Brooks SCG reference makes it strange

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