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6 hours ago, barnyia said:

World class is pushing it a bit, he had a good game. 

World class as in looked a class player in the best league. And international shoe in if he keeps that up imho.  Maybe semantics in what I think of as world class as definitely not saying dally m, or even best prop in nrl. But looked as good if not better the Tom B yesterday 

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He was good . By top NRL standards just good , but the encouraging thing is he’s on an upward curve and i think there’s plenty more to come if they use him to his strengths and he continues to adapt to what’s needed there . It’s a tough spot to come right into mid season , I’m looking forward to seeing him next season 

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His first few games were baffling. He probably had the highest decoy to hit up ratio in the NRL. 

He played well, but wasn't world class. I think he needs a full pre season to get back to his best. 

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12 hours ago, RSN said:

His first few games were baffling. He probably had the highest decoy to hit up ratio in the NRL. 

 

Ha ha... Glad I wasnt the only one noticing that

The number of times he was flying past the ruck empty handed was unusual and weird 

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On 18/09/2020 at 21:51, RSN said:

His first few games were baffling. He probably had the highest decoy to hit up ratio in the NRL. 

He played well, but wasn't world class. I think he needs a full pre season to get back to his best. 

He was starting after an extended break into a comp which was in full flight. High injury risk and limited conditioning for contact as a result. You can control a player's attacking involvements much more than defensive involvements, so best to use him as a decoy until he is fully up to speed conditioning wise and contact prep wise.

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His ball running has definitely improved - still a lot of question marks in defence for me. Too many times, even this past week's game, where he was the third man in and got beaten 3 times in one on one tackles - very grabby. 

He is finding a bit of confidence though and as many of us have said repeatedly, a full preseason and and the Dogs actually being less than terrible will help massively too. 

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He'll be fine next season with a good preseason and his bird there with him. I said before, this is a really tough situation for him, joining a bum team, mid-season, having not been able to train for months and having to adapt to a new country in trying circumstances. He should be proud to have got through this phase and look forward to next season. He's a top player and will excel next year in the right environment, people are too reactionary.

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8 hours ago, Tex Evans Thigh said:

He'll be fine next season with a good preseason and his bird there with him. I said before, this is a really tough situation for him, joining a bum team, mid-season, having not been able to train for months and having to adapt to a new country in trying circumstances. He should be proud to have got through this phase and look forward to next season. He's a top player and will excel next year in the right environment, people are too reactionary.

You've said on the Gavin Henson thread that he'll be a failure and won't last two games. This before he's even taken part in a training session 

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9 hours ago, Hughsehhh said:

You've said on the Gavin Henson thread that he'll be a failure and won't last two games. This before he's even taken part in a training session 

That’s not reactionary, it’s based on a judgement of his whole career, age and recent success of RU converts in RL.


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