He is a plodder, I don’t see how people were talking him before he even came here based on what other people said and justified it by saying that he scored a try in the semi-final. No speed, no strength, no power and no class. He is not dumb which is probably the only benefit having him in the team. He is not first grade standard.
I don’t see how people were talking him
I don’t know if anyone talked him up, rather he was a solid depth option. We signed two blokes who were second-choice Roosters and one turned out great, one turned out solid if uninspiring. Not so bad.
Robbo himself rates him and was disappointed to lose him.
Whatever he rates I hope he starts showing it soon.
He has a nice swerve and can run into a gap really well. Two things Jenning never did.
Look at how many times he had space, way more than our wingers previously.
But…lacks speed AND power.
You have to have at least one. He will always be a fill in without those skils.
I like that fact that apart from the first 15 minutes, he was consistent.
In a team where we seem to have players that have brain farts every other play, it was nice to see a kid hold the ball, run as hard as he could, and just play the ball no thrills. that was good.
The simple stuff like spilling the ball from a kick was ordinary. The try that resulted from him losing the ball, I watched the replay and while I cannot be certain he looked like he was trying to keep the ball in field of play and lost the pill in the process.
He came back from it and managed to be relatively solid from thereon in.