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Re: Matt Davis
Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:55 am
Posted by CW8 on Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:55 am
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No, I haven't seen much of him at all, but you may have put your finger on a key weakness there.

He is quick, but not very big.
He has got good hands, but he is not very big.
He works hard... but he is not very big.


How big was Chris Hill when he first came over from Leigh? Too early to talk about weaknesses yet and anyway I doubt he's been signed thinking he's the finished article. Quick, good hands and works hard will do for me at this stage.
Re: Matt Davis
Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:53 am
Posted by sally cinnamon on Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:53 am
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Chris Hill is about 6ft 3 and Matt Davis is about 5ft 9 so even if Davis bulks up a bit he will still be small in height for a forward.

However, he has similar height and build to Sid Domic who had a good career in SL.
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Re: Matt Davis
Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Posted by lefty goldblatt on Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:02 pm
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iirc, Les Boyd was a bit of a short bottom, and well under 6 foot.

He didn't turn out to bad, did he?
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Re: Matt Davis
Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
Posted by lister on Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:28 pm
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Danny Nutley 5' 10" but he was a great prop.
Re: Matt Davis
Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Posted by easyWire on Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:19 pm
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Re: Matt Davis
Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Posted by Smiffy27 on Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:01 pm
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I have to think back when I have ever attempted to tackle forwards I have been happier wrapping around tall players. Those that are 5ft 8ins high & wide I have tried to steer clear of. He looked pretty solid to me ... so we'll see.
In addition our new Aussie recruit Jason Clark isn't that tall either ... big legs though.
Re: Matt Davis
Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Posted by rubber duckie on Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 pm
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Kurt Sorensen was only 5ft10" and 16st. Kevin Tamati was 5ft10" and only 15st. Two of the finest props and toughest guys I've watched.
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Re: Matt Davis
Post Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:13 am
Posted by Captain Hook on Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:13 am
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Strangely Sorensen used to go missing when Boyd was on the pitch and re appear when he went off!
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Re: Matt Davis
Post Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:35 pm
Posted by Uncle Rico on Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:35 pm
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Re: Matt Davis
Post Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Posted by Wires71 on Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 pm
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