Matt Utai

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Post by Tiger_heart » Sun 01 May, 2011 9:47 pm

I don't know if he is playing for a contract but he hasn't put a foot wrong since he joined, tough as a nut a a bit of mongrel to boot...could do with seeing a bit more ball on occasions, but that's harly his fault. He was terrific today, I thought, a bit in the TnT mold..

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Post by tiger4ever » Sun 01 May, 2011 9:59 pm

Good call i think.Love how hard he runs

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Post by tigersrule4life » Sun 01 May, 2011 10:01 pm

Mad Player and he said he wants to sign with wests tigers for 2 years and he loves tigers will have to wait and seee to matyyy :D:D

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Post by hybrid_tiger » Sun 01 May, 2011 10:02 pm

Has been great all season, runs the ball harder than some of the forwards. Love his aggression.

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Post by Black Orange White » Sun 01 May, 2011 10:04 pm

Brilliant buy. I was begging for us not to sign him, because I thought he was washed up and Folkes just wanted him for old-times sakes. But I am glad I am wrong. Keep it up Utai!

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Post by tigergirlz » Sun 01 May, 2011 10:15 pm

How different is a winger these days. Whatever happened to the days when they were reed thin and ran like the wind and you never expected them to tackle anyone? ala Corowa

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Post by Flippedy » Sun 01 May, 2011 10:43 pm

Plays like a mini prop and is so hard to bring down - great buy indeed!
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Post by cunno » Sun 01 May, 2011 11:00 pm

Agree with the posts above, Utai is a welcome pocket rocket addition to the team. There was some concern about him being bombed out of the game but he aims up as best he can given his stature.

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Post by Gothetigers » Sun 01 May, 2011 11:14 pm

He seems to have got rid of the stupid penalty from his game too

Can't see Beau in the starting team unless we have more injuries

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 02 May, 2011 12:28 am

Been a great buy so far Hope he keeps this form going for the rest of season

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Post by MightyMaggy » Mon 02 May, 2011 6:03 am

Black Orange White wrote:Brilliant buy. I was begging for us not to sign him, because I thought he was washed up and Folkes just wanted him for old-times sakes. But I am glad I am wrong. Keep it up Utai!
I had the same feelings about signing this "has-been" and I thought Folkes was just looking after an old mate. It appeared we would just put him in the way of a younger local from getting into the top grade. Wrong again!

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Post by ragedmachine » Mon 02 May, 2011 10:15 am

Made the most metres out of the whole team again.

Nuff said!

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Post by barra » Mon 02 May, 2011 10:20 am

Matt cotinues to serve us humble pie and we are gulping it down!

His stats from this week are very, very good.

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Post by joebob » Mon 02 May, 2011 11:00 am

It is amazing how good he has been. Very similar mould to TNT however he has a side step. He used it in the try he scored yesterday. TNT would have just ran over the top of McCrone.

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Post by Muffstar » Mon 02 May, 2011 11:57 am

Yeah Utai has really impressed me as has Brown - he looks very solid. So when Lote comes back who gets dumped to the bench and reserve grade Brown or Ryan ?

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Mon 02 May, 2011 12:01 pm

Has been impressive both as a winger and a psuedo forward/dummy half runner. Takes alot of pressure off Farah and the rest of the forward pack by running it up once a set. Has rarely put a foot wrong in defense as well.

Has a huge motor to get through the work he does.
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Post by 851 » Mon 02 May, 2011 1:15 pm

he also has latched onto some wayward passes,something our right wingers have had trouble with,I would be all for re-signing him on his current form
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Post by jatzcrack » Mon 02 May, 2011 1:44 pm

You wouldn't put too much blame on any winger in the game for dropping either of those two ugly passes benji threw his way. Matty caught them both on the fly! I'm enjoying every bit of his game. I wonder if he was in contention for an Anzac test spot..

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