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15 minutes ago, Total Rugby League said:

Ratu Naulago needs to cut out the errors to take his game to the next level this season, according to his coach Lee Radford. Hull...

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To an extent fair enough but the guy is a gun.... If you make him too cautious of making mistakes then does he lose what makes him great? 

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Which is why Hull's signing of Adam Swift was such a strange option. He's exactly the same as Naulago in that he can do something brilliant but is also pretty much guaranteed to come up with an absolute howler in every game.

Opposition teams kickers are going to have a field day with both Hull wingers this year.


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29 minutes ago, Saint Toppy said:

Which is why Hull's signing of Adam Swift was such a strange option. He's exactly the same as Naulago in that he can do something brilliant but is also pretty much guaranteed to come up with an absolute howler in every game.

Opposition teams kickers are going to have a field day with both Hull wingers this year.

Ratu is actually really solid under a high ball. Where he makes errors tends to be in contact or by pushing things that aren't quite on. I don't know if being a 7s specialist means he doesn't quite respect possession like he should. 

That said I have never really thought of him as error prone. Faraimo always seemed much worse. Does anyone have stats to back up what Radford said about leading the team for errors? 

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1 hour ago, PREPOSTEROUS said:

Great pep talk just before the season start and kind of goes without saying. 

To be fair, most of what Radford says is very positive and TRL, quite reasonably being a news organisation, has picked out the one bit he said about how he can improve.

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48 minutes ago, Just Browny said:

To be fair, most of what Radford says is very positive and TRL, quite reasonably being a news organisation, has picked out the one bit he said about how he can improve.

Reduce errors? Well everyone should be looking to do that anyway. To me it highlights an issue in the media which the opposition fans will focus on are more than likely to give him some grief over it potentially making it worse. Closed doors conversation for me.

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On 19/01/2020 at 21:00, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

To an extent fair enough but the guy is a gun.... If you make him too cautious of making mistakes then does he lose what makes him great? 

Not necessarily. The best players are not just the one's who do the good things but also cut out the bad things.

I was asked on these boards why I didn't rate Josh Hodgson as much as some did and my response was not thinking what he did well he didn't do well enough, in the NRL in particular his contribution in attack is phenomenal, but he also topped the hooker stats for errors, penalties conceded and missed tackles and it was this that let's him down.

The very very best players excel in the positive plays and cut out the negative plays... even the most creative players.

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On 22/01/2020 at 09:32, Saint Toppy said:

Which is why Hull's signing of Adam Swift was such a strange option. He's exactly the same as Naulago in that he can do something brilliant but is also pretty much guaranteed to come up with an absolute howler in every game.

Opposition teams kickers are going to have a field day with both Hull wingers this year.

Yes, what could possibly go wrong?

 

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On 22/01/2020 at 09:32, Saint Toppy said:

Which is why Hull's signing of Adam Swift was such a strange option. He's exactly the same as Naulago in that he can do something brilliant but is also pretty much guaranteed to come up with an absolute howler in every game.

Opposition teams kickers are going to have a field day with both Hull wingers this year.

What an absolute load of tripe.

And I refer the honourable Toppy to my learned friend's post above mine, before he launches a stinging retort.


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I think Radder's has set the bar high for him and rather than a criticism, it's a goal to become an absolute "stand out" winger instead of one of a bunch of very good wingers that grace (hidden meaning!) super league....


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