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OzLuke

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If he is signed (and paid) as a backup fullback/winger then it would be okay. This would be a minimum wage type contract, perhaps with bonuses for first grade games?
I prefer our current 1, 2 & 5, but each have had injuries recently, so another cheap backup back would be okay.
He wouldn't be cheap.....the guy is a myth on the end of a great line inside him.
 

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Think tumeth has put on a bit of size recently too, anyone else notice that?
He's one to keep .. Brandon Tumeth .. his physique reminds of Paul Gallen .. he seems to have the motor like Gallen as well .. he also ran great lines last night .. and tackled non stop for 80 mins. Tumeth was playing right centre by the end of the game as the young Bulldogs centre (Paul Alamoti) suffered a fractured eye socket.

Justin Matamua played strong as well at prop .. for a big unit he's got some great balls skills .. !! He often hit the ball up and passed a nice offload at the line.

Both players ran for over 100m on the night. Two players to watch in the coming seasons.
 

weststigerman

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Watched the U19s rep game last night, young Tumeth is a deadset workhorse, I believe he just came back from a long break, you couldn't tell. Young Matitumua was also very good, but will be in trouble for a high shot, promising.
They both look good. Especially against other 19 year olds.

It's important not to rush them, I think both should potentially debut next year, but not play much first grade until 2024.
 

Glenji95

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They both look good. Especially against other 19 year olds.

It's important not to rush them, I think both should potentially debut next year, but not play much first grade until 2024.
Matamua is on a development contract next year and joins the 30 in 24, Tumeth is already on a development contract for this year and still have 3 spots to fill our 30 this year. I reckon Tumeth will get one of them
 

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With Staines he is only 21 yeas old and played 33 NRL games and 22 tries.

Interesting facts that in 2021 played 21 NRL games but was overlooked for the Grand Final. Why - Penrith considered him a weak link that Souths would exploit?

All top teams are like John West - it's the players they reject that make them a better team.

WT seem to pick up the scraps other teams don't want or play State Cup ability players. The last 12 years of missing the finals is evidence anyone really needs to see.

JWH - no over the hill and ones to avoid. Jason Cayless and Matt Balin say hi

Staines only at a cheap price no overs. Needs to bulk up for week to week NRL grind.

Liked the look of both Tumeth and Matamua but they don't need to be rushed. Maybe a bench spot at the end of season with a 20 min cameo.
 

bathursttiger1

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He's one to keep .. Brandon Tumeth .. his physique reminds of Paul Gallen .. he seems to have the motor like Gallen as well .. he also ran great lines last night .. and tackled non stop for 80 mins. Tumeth was playing right centre by the end of the game as the young Bulldogs centre (Paul Alamoti) suffered a fractured eye socket.

Justin Matamua played strong as well at prop .. for a big unit he's got some great balls skills .. !! He often hit the ball up and passed a nice offload at the line.

Both players ran for over 100m on the night. Two players to watch in the coming seasons.
 

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I’d sign him on that review. We need more players that don’t stop to check their instaface mid game. It’s only 90 mins.
Anyway more importantly your avatar today, kebab shop chef? Mmm kebabs.
Friday special:
2 for 1 Whiskers and salad. £2

Regarding complaints about cat fur in food. Covid disruptions has caused cut backs so I'm forced not to wear gloves, sorry for any convenience... Fur balls never killed me, grow some people!
 

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If he is signed (and paid) as a backup fullback/winger then it would be okay. This would be a minimum wage type contract, perhaps with bonuses for first grade games?
I prefer our current 1, 2 & 5, but each have had injuries recently, so another cheap backup back would be okay.
Unfortunately his manager sounds like he is being offered as a full back which sounds like he is expecting way more than minimum wage type money.

I wonder if he is supposed to be mates with Daine Laurie because it sounds like he wants to carve him up for the full back spot, great mate, but I guess it's just business.
 

FinestTigers

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All top teams are like John West - it's the players they reject that make them a better team.

WT seem to pick up the scraps other teams don't want or play State Cup ability players. The last 12 years of missing the finals is evidence anyone really needs to see.
Good post mate,

That was always true in the past as a result of the many years of mismanagement of the club.

Although some of the Coaches tried hard to get them, They were well aware that the top quality players didn't want to come here and in most cases why should they? If a top 8 team were offering the same amount of money?

I'm certain now that we're almost past that stage, and in the near future, with the new and much improved programs that are in place, together with the new CoE, we will be seeing many more new top quality players heading to and signing with the WT.
 

Mighty_Tiger

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He's one to keep .. Brandon Tumeth .. his physique reminds of Paul Gallen .. he seems to have the motor like Gallen as well .. he also ran great lines last night .. and tackled non stop for 80 mins. Tumeth was playing right centre by the end of the game as the young Bulldogs centre (Paul Alamoti) suffered a fractured eye socket.

Justin Matamua played strong as well at prop .. for a big unit he's got some great balls skills .. !! He often hit the ball up and passed a nice offload at the line.

Both players ran for over 100m on the night. Two players to watch in the coming seasons.

I would be giving them a run in 1sts especially with Twal out and Seyfarth being totally ineffective.

Let's use the end of the season to give some kids a crack - doesn't have to been week in week out but at least get them a taste of what to expect. Never know they might standout and step up.
 

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Friday special:
2 for 1 Whiskers and salad. £2

Regarding complaints about cat fur in food. Covid disruptions has caused cut backs so I'm forced not to wear gloves, sorry for any convenience... Fur balls never killed me, grow some people!
That’s post has got hair all over it. So I will try to not be to crude. Here I go;
Mmm pussy fur ball kebabs.
 

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