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Posted by Frosties. on Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:23 pm
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Posted by Joshheff90 on Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 pm
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Looks a great signing, any NRL viewers got any insight? I see on Wikipedia he’s kicked a few goals. Although the same would suggest Sutcliffe is a goal kicker, of which he is not. If lolohea can kick goals, that makes this an extremely good signing.


Wonder if McDermott knew or had a hand in any of this
Posted by Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! on Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:21 pm
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Not the playmaking organising stand off I would have hoped we would go for but he will add a bit of pace to a team that badly needs it.

I've seen a few people questioning his attitude on Twitter but let's wait and see.

Hopefully he will do the business for us.
Posted by christopher on Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:28 pm
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Can we get him on a plane this week
Posted by Charlie Sheen on Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:34 pm
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Looking at his highlight videos, he seems to have a similar style to Albert Kelly
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Posted by Bang on Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:39 am
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Great player. Young too. Hopefully he settles over here and we have a real talent on our books.

Certain he played for Tonga v England at the WC. Was he their goal kicker too?
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Posted by cheekydiddles on Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:13 am
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Played all World Cup games for Tonga at Stand Off and yes can kick goals

Seems to have a fair bit of pace

He's had a bit of a stop/start NRL career though (although still at an embryo stage) some of which has been down to getting messed around playing different positions but he's also been demoted to the reserve comp on occasions due to weight issues and form and he's admitted himself that he's had issues with his weight and when demoted has binged and drank.

Wests signed him to play full back to replace Tedesco but he's not exactly hit it off there and much prefers stand off role.

I think SL could suit him/his style and had this been the only half available I'd have been reasonably pleased, but given Blake Austin was available and strong rumours that we'd been talking to him before Warringtons interest, then it feels a bit like 'settling for second best' but then again I suspect Austin will be on at least twice the salary of our guy, so hardly surprising that we've chosen this option instead.

Let's wait and see how he goes for us
Posted by Nothus on Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:00 am
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He's a bit inconsistent but on his day can be devastating. Lethal with a broken defensive line in front of him.
I'm not sure it's in his game to be laying tries on for players around him but he should go well in SL either way given how poor the overall standard is nowadays.
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Good signing for mine.... He's very much a running threat with ball in hand - that's something we've been lacking recently, a ball player who has defences worrying about him running the ball first and foremost. That threat will open up space for our outside backs.
As others have said, he's not a game manager type half, but I'm not sure that's massively required in Super League nowadays. Myler can do that role sufficiently, whilst Tui will be out strike attacking threat.
He'll be a bit 'rocks and diamonds', but again, in Super League he'll be able to get away with that more. The game over here will suit his style.
I'd have preferred Blake Austin who's got a more rounded attacking game, but that being said, Austin has some serious defensive issues that aren't as prevalent with Tui.
Posted by SBRhino on Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:18 am
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Signing confirmed by the club.3 year deal.
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