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Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Tue 13 Feb, 2018 7:16 am
by Tigerdon
upthetigers wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:25 pm
Munk wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 11:06 pm
Its a great highlights package. First song sums him up. He likes that adrenaline in his viens. Sometimes that brings the worst out in him but one thing you can never accuse him of is not giving a damn. Its an attitude severely lacking in this joint over the majority of the past couple of decades.
People just talk about his enthusiasm but he has a lot of good qualities. Good running game, nice step, he can be really elusive and plays what is in front of him and has the speed to take advantage of opportunities. He has a decent kicking game (better than Brooks) and is a good defender. Well worth the coin if he is playing well and gets rid of the brain explosions and when he lifts he can really lift the whole team. Wish we still had Addo-Carr though we are really lacking speed in the backline.
Agree his attitude and enthusiasm puts him above others that have equal skill as a 5/8. He has come at the right time for us. (With a big shift in the playing roster). A lot of his big moments in attack and defence come in key moments of the game as well. His will power and determination and win a game. As opposed to some other players highlights are filed with clips of them carving up when there team has momentum and is well on top.

Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Tue 13 Feb, 2018 7:23 am
by NT Tiger
He could be WT's most significant signing for attitude alone. Certainly an improvement on the slimy fish we had.

Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Tue 13 Feb, 2018 9:07 am
by Russell
Has there been a better player in broken play.

He is on a loose ball like nobody's business - makes huge about of ground, beats any number of players and invariably scores.

Reads the play extremely well (quickly) and gives his team mates a chance to score by doing that.

Very glad he is with us.

Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:34 am
by Needaname
In my opinion Josh Reynolds has one of the best if not the best running game of any of the five eights in the comp. Watch him explode on second phase or broken play.

Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:36 am
by Tacky
upthetigers wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:52 pm
Cairnstigers wrote:
Mon 12 Feb, 2018 10:27 pm
Nofo wont be the only one doing the dirty carries
I can easily see Fonoa and Milne getting into that action
They all look very strong
Add our forwards to that and I have no doubts other teams defence will be sorely tested
If we get our DEFENCE right it won't be an easy day for other teams
We only need to win a couple more of those close games and we are in the 8
The experience in our recruitment should help in that area
I remember seeing Josh Renyolds chase down Adam Renolds just before the tryline last year and It saved a certain 6 points
That's what I like about Josh
He never gives up
That can lift a whole team
They just need to believe
It shows the try saver here...

I'm warming to Reynolds... wasn't too keen on his signing when it was first announced but if he refinds some form with the change of scenery he will definitely be an asset to the team.
Well, we at least have a half that can tackle Josh Papalii now

Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Tue 13 Feb, 2018 11:36 am
by Needaname
Sorry this is nofa thread.
In the topic of dirty carries from beast wingers add fonua to that list.
Has anyone paid attention to how ripped he is looking, he came to pre season slightly underdone self admission and he is looking like an absolute rock now.
First choice left wing or centre me thinks!

Re: Nofoaluma one of NRL's best with dirty carries

Posted: Wed 14 Feb, 2018 11:38 am
by Tigerdon
Wingers often end up marking a few players in defence if the opposition create overlaps. Which a winger can't do much if his inside defenders have been stood up. anyway Nofo doesn't have the best defensive stats because of our right hand side defence last year. Once Masters came into Right centre things did improve last in the year.

Stat Attack: Storm flyers found out.

Few can find the try line quite like Melbourne's pace aces Suliasi Vunivalu and Josh Addo-Carr, who combined for 42 four-pointers as the Storm swept to premiership honours last year.

But for all their attacking prowess, opposition teams did find fruit when targeting the two wingers as well.

In a watertight Storm defence that conceded just 57 tries for the year, stats found Addo-Carr and Vunivalu were responsible for over half of them, registering an unflattering 31 try causes between them.

All's fair in love and try causes, with a fumbled bomb that leads directly to an opposition try counted the same as a four-pointer in the corner thanks to a defensive breakdown further in-field.

So some of Addo-Carr's 16 costly misreads, and Vunivalu's own tally of 15, should be taken with a grain of salt.

But considering they lined up inside Will Chambers and Curtis Scott – who found to be the game's best defensive centre pairing in 2017 – and on the end of the tightest defence in the league, it's food for thought.

Ahead of the Storm speedsters in this unflattering statistic among NRL wingers sit Wests Tigers' David Nofoaluma (26 try causes), the Dragons Nene MacDonald (22), Newcastle's Ken Sio (21) and the Warriors' Ken Maumalo (18).

Addo-Carr sits fifth, while Vunivalu ranks equal sixth along with Semi Radradra, Akuila Uate.

Which should Melbourne's flyers come under the microscope once more in 2018 as oppositions try most anything to unravel the game's premier defence.