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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:28 am
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tomtom84 wrote:
Fully agree with all of this Gotcha !!!


I agree also regarding Stephens, my comments was based on his 1st half performance on the wing. Hes a good young player.
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:57 am
Posted by mattsrhinos1978 on Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:57 am
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Also agree on Stephens looking better on the wing, which is ideal when you look at how much talent we have at fullback from first team all the way down to U15's. Stephens and Tindall are two of the best wing prospects we'v had for some time imo.
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:54 pm
Posted by Charlie Sheen on Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:54 pm
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mattsrhinos1978 wrote:
Also agree on Stephens looking better on the wing, which is ideal when you look at how much talent we have at fullback from first team all the way down to U15's. Stephens and Tindall are two of the best wing prospects we'v had for some time imo.

Not saying much though, is it.
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:31 pm
Posted by mattsrhinos1978 on Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:31 pm
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Charlie Sheen wrote:
Not saying much though, is it.

Yeah suppose so, il rephrase, first two wingers with first team potential we'v had for some time imo.

Although Ben Marklands started to impress me these last couple month, didnt rate him atall until pretty recently, good footwork and rapid. Type of player who could benefit from the reserves being back possibly.
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:45 pm
Posted by KaeruJim on Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:45 pm
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It’s generally good that some of these lads will get more time to develop. It’s good for them to mix with first teamers coming back from injury and playing against generally more mature opposition.

It’s also good for fringe first teamers to be able to still play regularly and make their case.
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:23 pm
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mattsrhinos1978 wrote:
Yeah suppose so, il rephrase, first two wingers with first team potential we'v had for some time imo.

Although Ben Marklands started to impress me these last couple month, didnt rate him atall until pretty recently, good footwork and rapid. Type of player who could benefit from the reserves being back possibly.


Markland is a tidy winger with great pace. Its difficult to judge the backs at the moment though, as most have got a lot of filling out to do
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Posted by tomtom84 on Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:01 pm
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Marty Grrrrrrrrrr! wrote:
I agree also regarding Stephens, my comments was based on his 1st half performance on the wing. Hes a good young player.


I agree Marty he’s a brilliant young player X Factor in abundance
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Post Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:03 pm
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mattsrhinos1978 wrote:
Also agree on Stephens looking better on the wing, which is ideal when you look at how much talent we have at fullback from first team all the way down to U15's. Stephens and Tindall are two of the best wing prospects we'v had for some time imo.


Would Stephens be a threat coming out of yardage though Matt. All depends on what the club want from their wingers. He’s not going to be a threat out yardage and may struggle with high balls but put a ball in his hand on attack and he’s a threat and knows where the try line is but is that enough ?
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Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:07 am
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tomtom84 wrote:
Would Stephens be a threat coming out of yardage though Matt. All depends on what the club want from their wingers. He’s not going to be a threat out yardage and may struggle with high balls but put a ball in his hand on attack and he’s a threat and knows where the try line is but is that enough ?


More of a Johnstone type, than a Hall. IMO nothing wrong with that. Think the game has concentrated too much on size, and lost a lot of skill with backs. Whether that means he can fit in though, only time will tell.
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Re: 2019 l Academy U19s
Post Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:31 am
Posted by mattsrhinos1978 on Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:31 am
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tomtom84 wrote:
Would Stephens be a threat coming out of yardage though Matt. All depends on what the club want from their wingers. He’s not going to be a threat out yardage and may struggle with high balls but put a ball in his hand on attack and he’s a threat and knows where the try line is but is that enough ?

I think he'l be fine coming out of yardage personally, he's never going to be the tallest but he'l be a well put together thing, you can already see he's starting to look bigger than he did start of this season. Dont forget, he's one of the youngest on the pitch any time he plays this season, so he's got a lot of growing to do. He's a late march born first year right now, so he's playing against lads more than 2 years older than him in some cases...with his body type, footwork and acceleration, i dont think his yardage sets will be a problem.
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