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@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

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@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If we get Laurie and he can make that fullback spot his then we are looking good. Mbye off the bench gives us cover all over the park. Simpkins is missing out but will he really be ready at 19.

Mbye off the bench balances the whole squad…

He can cover
1
3
4
6
7
9

He is not great at any of them, but he is a near perfect utility at 14.

Mate, you should see Mbye at training. Maybe he always trains like this, maybe he’s finally injury free but he looks like he’s desperate for a starting job. He is flying.

Mbye injury free is our starting fullback I reckon. If Laurie comes this year and proves to be the prodigy he’s being made out to be then great - but he’s got to earn the right. Personally I’m really pleased to hear Mbye is so determined.

If Laurie was to get starting fullback spot it would probably be a month or two into the season I think. I think he’s at the point where he won’t develop much more in reggies though needs first grade time

People forget how much the fullback is responsible for organising the defensive line. Hard for a newbie to do straight away.

I would argue that fullback is the most important defensive position on the field but not only to make the odd tackle

Whenever players talk about billy slater they always mention he was like a defensive coach on the field, he was the best at organising defense…and kicking people in the head

Billy Slater said Mbye was great at organising the defence…

He is . Our line was strong when he was at the back. We were let down by guys , missing their man , in 1v1 ,2v1 situations . It’s why we were all furious at benji , Garner , and BJ. A lot of the defensive errors , weren’t positional , they were simple not making the tackle .

One of the worst tackelers i have seen.front on he never commits.

Who?

Mbye.

Mbye is one of our best defenders in the backline.

I think he is our best defender in the backline. Brooks or Mbye. No one else comes close.

Brooks is the best defensive half in the comp. His defensive stats are similar if not better than origin halfback Cleary, in a much lesser side.

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@formerguest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@TigerWest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@nrlsurvivor said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Fingers83 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Daine Laurie more than likely to be released from panthers immediately to join Tigers for 2021 season and wear the 1 jersey.

We are going to be exciting if nothing else in 2021. I am FIRED UP.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/tiger-tamou-eager-to-re-unite-with-laurie-before-2021-kick-off-20210115-p56uh1.html

That would be awesome. I must admit I was assuming his early arrival would be no chance but now there is hope. Nicolussi is usually quite accurate when it comes to Tigers.

Does anyone know anything about Laurie?
He has had very limited FG exposure, is he worth the hype?
The club think so, so I will trust there opinion. But…

Apparently his sprint times compared to Charlie Staines at training last off season, and Staines is a known speedster.

Apart from that, he’s only had the 1 FG off the bench where he didn’t really look out of place.

I asked my mate who’s a die hard Panthers supporter, and he said he’ll definitely be an above average fullback / 5/8 in NRL but it’s too early to say if he’ll be an out and out super star

Laurie also started at fullback in the final round to last season and went okay.

Yeah i remember that actually, scored and set up a try too from memory.

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@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@cktiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@jadtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Masterton said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JC99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If we get Laurie and he can make that fullback spot his then we are looking good. Mbye off the bench gives us cover all over the park. Simpkins is missing out but will he really be ready at 19.

Mbye off the bench balances the whole squad…

He can cover
1
3
4
6
7
9

He is not great at any of them, but he is a near perfect utility at 14.

Mate, you should see Mbye at training. Maybe he always trains like this, maybe he’s finally injury free but he looks like he’s desperate for a starting job. He is flying.

Mbye injury free is our starting fullback I reckon. If Laurie comes this year and proves to be the prodigy he’s being made out to be then great - but he’s got to earn the right. Personally I’m really pleased to hear Mbye is so determined.

If Laurie was to get starting fullback spot it would probably be a month or two into the season I think. I think he’s at the point where he won’t develop much more in reggies though needs first grade time

People forget how much the fullback is responsible for organising the defensive line. Hard for a newbie to do straight away.

I would argue that fullback is the most important defensive position on the field but not only to make the odd tackle

Whenever players talk about billy slater they always mention he was like a defensive coach on the field, he was the best at organising defense…and kicking people in the head

Billy Slater said Mbye was great at organising the defence…

He’s probably right. Mbye has never really been that bad in defense. It’s his attack that is quite pedestrian

Don’t agree, he is quite a good attacking fullback.

Meant last year where he was pretty much used as a battering ram in attack @ centres. Agree he has a crisp passing game

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@cktiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@jadtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Masterton said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JC99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If we get Laurie and he can make that fullback spot his then we are looking good. Mbye off the bench gives us cover all over the park. Simpkins is missing out but will he really be ready at 19.

Mbye off the bench balances the whole squad…

He can cover
1
3
4
6
7
9

He is not great at any of them, but he is a near perfect utility at 14.

Mate, you should see Mbye at training. Maybe he always trains like this, maybe he’s finally injury free but he looks like he’s desperate for a starting job. He is flying.

Mbye injury free is our starting fullback I reckon. If Laurie comes this year and proves to be the prodigy he’s being made out to be then great - but he’s got to earn the right. Personally I’m really pleased to hear Mbye is so determined.

If Laurie was to get starting fullback spot it would probably be a month or two into the season I think. I think he’s at the point where he won’t develop much more in reggies though needs first grade time

People forget how much the fullback is responsible for organising the defensive line. Hard for a newbie to do straight away.

I would argue that fullback is the most important defensive position on the field but not only to make the odd tackle

Whenever players talk about billy slater they always mention he was like a defensive coach on the field, he was the best at organising defense…and kicking people in the head

Billy Slater said Mbye was great at organising the defence…

He’s probably right. Mbye has never really been that bad in defense. It’s his attack that is quite pedestrian

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@jadtiger said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Masterton said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@JC99 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Tiger_Steve said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@ElleryHanley said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Earl said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

If we get Laurie and he can make that fullback spot his then we are looking good. Mbye off the bench gives us cover all over the park. Simpkins is missing out but will he really be ready at 19.

Mbye off the bench balances the whole squad…

He can cover
1
3
4
6
7
9

He is not great at any of them, but he is a near perfect utility at 14.

Mate, you should see Mbye at training. Maybe he always trains like this, maybe he’s finally injury free but he looks like he’s desperate for a starting job. He is flying.

Mbye injury free is our starting fullback I reckon. If Laurie comes this year and proves to be the prodigy he’s being made out to be then great - but he’s got to earn the right. Personally I’m really pleased to hear Mbye is so determined.

If Laurie was to get starting fullback spot it would probably be a month or two into the season I think. I think he’s at the point where he won’t develop much more in reggies though needs first grade time

People forget how much the fullback is responsible for organising the defensive line. Hard for a newbie to do straight away.

I would argue that fullback is the most important defensive position on the field but not only to make the odd tackle

Whenever players talk about billy slater they always mention he was like a defensive coach on the field, he was the best at organising defense…and kicking people in the head

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@TigerWest said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@nrlsurvivor said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Fingers83 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Daine Laurie more than likely to be released from panthers immediately to join Tigers for 2021 season and wear the 1 jersey.

We are going to be exciting if nothing else in 2021. I am FIRED UP.

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/tiger-tamou-eager-to-re-unite-with-laurie-before-2021-kick-off-20210115-p56uh1.html

That would be awesome. I must admit I was assuming his early arrival would be no chance but now there is hope. Nicolussi is usually quite accurate when it comes to Tigers.

Does anyone know anything about Laurie?
He has had very limited FG exposure, is he worth the hype?
The club think so, so I will trust there opinion. But…

Apparently his sprint times compared to Charlie Staines at training last off season, and Staines is a known speedster.

Apart from that, he’s only had the 1 FG off the bench where he didn’t really look out of place.

I asked my mate who’s a die hard Panthers supporter, and he said he’ll definitely be an above average fullback / 5/8 in NRL but it’s too early to say if he’ll be an out and out super star

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@finnzo said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Just tried to put 300 on us to make the 8 would only let me put 187 on where paying 3.68 not bad odds I reakon

Tried to put 100 on Brooks Dally M, wouldn’t let me. Must be a certainty that’s why

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@cochise said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@hsvjones said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Maybe just Maybe the rumour that started today about us chasing Crichton for FB and willing to pay for him have made the Panther think if we release Laurie to us now that will fill the FB spot and we will leave Crichton alone…

The mind games that go on between the various general managers and recruitment guys would be fascinating, they also all know each other so it really brings in that competitive part of it all. kind of like a high stakes game of poker… Its the reason I love the movie Draft Day.

You just know Hartigan and Lee would be the guys that milk the casinos dry . The amount of smart decisions this club has made over the past couple months is just unheard of

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@carltonleach said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Speed2burn said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Rowdy12 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Not much in that article makes me think it’s a sure thing that we’re getting him anytime soon

Nicolussi pretty on the money usually with Tigers stuff.

I’m 3 from 3 in the rumour mill and I’ll be 4 from 4 after Laurie starts training with us after next week. It’s a done deal, the sticking point Cini but now resolved. Pemriff wanted a trade deal for Simpkins and were prepared to pay plenty so that’s probably a good sign too.

Which Simpkins? The dummy half?

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Yep, Hooker Simpkins

And we said yes? Surely we aren’t getting rid of him?

I think he meant it was just an enquiry, I’d like to think we said no

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@tigerballs said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@avocadoontoast said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

@Rowdy12 said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:

Not much in that article makes me think it’s a sure thing that we’re getting him anytime soon

Nicolussi pretty on the money usually with Tigers stuff.

I’m 3 from 3 in the rumour mill and I’ll be 4 from 4 after Laurie starts training with us after next week. It’s a done deal, the sticking point Cini but now resolved. Pemriff wanted a trade deal for Simpkins and were prepared to pay plenty so that’s probably a good sign too.

Which Simpkins? The dummy half?

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