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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:24 am
Posted by BrisbaneRhino on Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:24 am
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Chambers is a centre. I like Fonua, he's a cult figure like Hurrell. We need more of these in SL even if they're not absolutely top notch NRL players.
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:13 am
Posted by Dave K. on Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:13 am
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fun time frankie wrote:
3 of them can’t tackle


All of the can tackle, I can't remember many times at all that either Faraimo or Fonua have missed a one on one tackle whilst in a Hull shirt, it's their decision making that is a problem.

Shaul is a good defender for his size, he has saved many tries this year over the line, by tackling or getting his body under the ball, he saved 3 at warrington away.
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:18 am
Posted by IR80 on Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:18 am
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fun time frankie wrote:
3 of them can’t tackle

I'll take 3rd in the table over bottom with these players that can't tackle.
Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:26 am
Posted by A unknown superstar on Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:26 am
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fun time frankie wrote:
3 of them can’t tackle

If three of them can’t tackle according to you, then you’ll have no worries running rings round them then will you, that’s if you end up staying up that is.
It’s not that any of them can’t tackle, it’s that we always play really compressed and often get beat down the edges. There’s no issues with any of their tackling it’s more positioning due to defensive systems.
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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 am
Posted by Raggytash on Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 am
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BrisbaneRhino wrote:
Chambers is a centre. I like Fonua, he's a cult figure like Hurrell. We need more of these in SL even if they're not absolutely top notch NRL players.


Mahe's a centre or winger. If you compare his tackle efficiency to Daniel Tupou's who is an out and out winger - Mahe's is far superior. And yet which SL club wouldn't drool over signing Daniel Tupou. Super League won't sign "top notch" NRL players unless they can't get an NRL deal for off field issues. Fonua is however a "top notch" SL player.
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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am
Posted by moxi1 on Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am
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You can’t go off stats as they don’t tell the whole story. Being out of position and not being able to even attempt to make a tackle is completely different to tackle success rate. I think even Fc fans highlight this as the reason for why they don’t want him playing centre. He can tackle, but that doesn’t mean he’s always there to make them.
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:50 am
Posted by Mild mannered Janitor on Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:50 am
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moxi1 wrote:
You can’t go off stats as they don’t tell the whole story. Being out of position and not being able to even attempt to make a tackle is completely different to tackle success rate. I think even Fc fans highlight this as the reason for why they don’t want him playing centre. He can tackle, but that doesn’t mean he’s always there to make them.


You have just described every rugby player in either code

except Danny Houghton :wink:
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:21 am
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Re: 2019 Player Ins & Outs
Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:36 am
Posted by moxi1 on Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:36 am
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Mild mannered Janitor wrote:
You have just described every rugby player in either code

except Danny Houghton :wink:


Not really lol. Vaivai was there to make them but couldn’t.
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Post Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:03 pm
Posted by Raggytash on Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:03 pm
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moxi1 wrote:
You can’t go off stats as they don’t tell the whole story. Being out of position and not being able to even attempt to make a tackle is completely different to tackle success rate. I think even Fc fans highlight this as the reason for why they don’t want him playing centre. He can tackle, but that doesn’t mean he’s always there to make them.


Not just stats no. But being in the SL dream team twice as both a centre and a winger, and coming either 4th or 5th in the running for man of steel, starting 71 NRL games playing both centre and wing kind of suggests he can actually tackle. Rovers fans (and no-one else so far) suggesting otherwise are pretty transparent. Bitter and jealous.
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