Dylan Smith



  • Wanna see how this kid goes at fullback for the cup team, have followed him closely while he was at sharks and he looks to be the only shining bright in the 20s right now…. the bloke can also kick goals

    Very talented player and could very well be the fullback we’re looking for in the future…

    Thoughts?



  • Put him in ISP team so that we can have a look at him.


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    Watson Heleta would feel stiff already moved to the wing to accommodate Lolohea…

    Smith is just a kid…talented yes but that is why there are development contracts…his opportunities will come…no need to rush him…



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    Watson Heleta would feel stiff already moved to the wing to accommodate Lolohea…

    Smith is just a kid…talented yes but that is why there are development contracts…his opportunities will come…no need to rush him…

    Watched the kid play, and you can tell the poor fella is getting frustrated the pack gets no rhythm and drop the ball constantly, he pushes hard and tries to support but is given nothing

    Just wanna see him play behind a dominant pack like the Cup team to see how he goes, he’s young but NSW cup will be a good learning experience for him



  • Well we signed him for 3 years so he’s a work in progress. Injuries might see him get a run in ISP but otherwise Lolohea and Heleta are going to have a mortgage on the fullback spot for now.



  • Heleta playing really good as is the entire Magpies team.

    I managed to watch the last two weeks on Fox and both we very impressive outings



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    Well we signed him for 3 years so he’s a work in progress. Injuries might see him get a run in ISP but otherwise Lolohea and Heleta are going to have a mortgage on the fullback spot for now.

    That’s what I like about these new pathway deals and the abolition of the NYC. Kids are expected to develop more slowly.



  • In the end if he’s killing it in flegg (as well as he can in a busted team) then he should get a shot in ISP later in the season. Heleta is a solid ISP player, improved a lot, but still unlikely to have much of a first grade career.

    Smith’s development opportunities shouldn’t be held back by someone unlikely to play first grade. Harsh, but in the best interests of the club to shift Heleta to wing.

    of course if Smith isn’t at a level where he’s close to Heleta’s form then he takes his time in Flegg. No rush.



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    In the end if he’s killing it in flegg (as well as he can in a busted team) then he should get a shot in ISP later in the season. Heleta is a solid ISP player, improved a lot, but still unlikely to have much of a first grade career.

    Smith’s development opportunities shouldn’t be held back by someone unlikely to play first grade. Harsh, but in the best interests of the club to shift Heleta to wing.

    of course if Smith isn’t at a level where he’s close to Heleta’s form then he takes his time in Flegg. No rush.

    X2 I just think you give him a go and if he shows promise keep him there if he struggles put him back to flegg and develop him no rush…

    It’s just sad to see the kid continue to push and given nothing by his team, put him with the best pack in Cup and see how he goes it’s a great learning experience for him too.

    Just wanna see the kid have a go and assess him properly



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    In the end if he’s killing it in flegg (as well as he can in a busted team) then he should get a shot in ISP later in the season. Heleta is a solid ISP player, improved a lot, but still unlikely to have much of a first grade career.

    Smith’s development opportunities shouldn’t be held back by someone unlikely to play first grade. Harsh, but in the best interests of the club to shift Heleta to wing.

    of course if Smith isn’t at a level where he’s close to Heleta’s form then he takes his time in Flegg. No rush.

    X2 I just think you give him a go and if he shows promise keep him there if he struggles put him back to flegg and develop him no rush…

    It’s just sad to see the kid continue to push and given nothing by his team, put him with the best pack in Cup and see how he goes it’s a great learning experience for him too.

    Just wanna see the kid have a go and assess him properly



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    In the end if he’s killing it in flegg (as well as he can in a busted team) then he should get a shot in ISP later in the season. Heleta is a solid ISP player, improved a lot, but still unlikely to have much of a first grade career.

    Smith’s development opportunities shouldn’t be held back by someone unlikely to play first grade. Harsh, but in the best interests of the club to shift Heleta to wing.

    of course if Smith isn’t at a level where he’s close to Heleta’s form then he takes his time in Flegg. No rush.

    X2 I just think you give him a go and if he shows promise keep him there if he struggles put him back to flegg and develop him no rush…

    It’s just sad to see the kid continue to push and given nothing by his team, put him with the best pack in Cup and see how he goes it’s a great learning experience for him too.

    Just wanna see the kid have a go and assess him properly

    He’s played five games for the club, don’t feel too sorry for him. It’s very, very early days in his career with our club. There is no way after that little time and no obvious injuries that there is justification for him to be promoted.



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    In the end if he’s killing it in flegg (as well as he can in a busted team) then he should get a shot in ISP later in the season. Heleta is a solid ISP player, improved a lot, but still unlikely to have much of a first grade career.

    Smith’s development opportunities shouldn’t be held back by someone unlikely to play first grade. Harsh, but in the best interests of the club to shift Heleta to wing.

    of course if Smith isn’t at a level where he’s close to Heleta’s form then he takes his time in Flegg. No rush.

    X2 I just think you give him a go and if he shows promise keep him there if he struggles put him back to flegg and develop him no rush…

    It’s just sad to see the kid continue to push and given nothing by his team, put him with the best pack in Cup and see how he goes it’s a great learning experience for him too.

    Just wanna see the kid have a go and assess him properly

    He’s played five games for the club, don’t feel too sorry for him. It’s very, very early days in his career with our club. There is no way after that little time and no obvious injuries that there is justification for him to be promoted.

    I don’t feel sorry for him in regards to not being picked, I was referring to him being unable to really produce much as the ruck isn’t being won and you can tell his eager to get the ball for when he follows his forwards and always supporting.



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    In the end if he’s killing it in flegg (as well as he can in a busted team) then he should get a shot in ISP later in the season. Heleta is a solid ISP player, improved a lot, but still unlikely to have much of a first grade career.

    Smith’s development opportunities shouldn’t be held back by someone unlikely to play first grade. Harsh, but in the best interests of the club to shift Heleta to wing.

    of course if Smith isn’t at a level where he’s close to Heleta’s form then he takes his time in Flegg. No rush.

    X2 I just think you give him a go and if he shows promise keep him there if he struggles put him back to flegg and develop him no rush…

    It’s just sad to see the kid continue to push and given nothing by his team, put him with the best pack in Cup and see how he goes it’s a great learning experience for him too.

    Just wanna see the kid have a go and assess him properly

    He’s played five games for the club, don’t feel too sorry for him. It’s very, very early days in his career with our club. There is no way after that little time and no obvious injuries that there is justification for him to be promoted.

    I don’t feel sorry for him in regards to not being picked, I was referring to him being unable to really produce much as the ruck isn’t being won and you can tell his eager to get the ball for when he follows his forwards and always supporting.

    My bad.



  • Watson Heleta is a star waiting to be born. Watching him for last two televised games and when he runs he seems to glide like he’s got ice skates on. A very natural running motion and doesn’t hold back. The bloke needs a shot a FG. I’m sure he won’t disappoint. Not in top 30 squad but has stuck with us and i think if not this year maybe next year he gets his shot.


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