RLFANS.COM
Celebrating
23 years service to
the Rugby League
Community!
WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - Thomas Mikaele
Thomas Mikaele Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:40 pm  
Thomas Mikaele
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:40 pm  

User avatarGazwire wrote:
Gazwire User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:06 pm
Posts: 2310
Member for 13 years
Without putting too much pressure on our big signing, he's showed more desire and potential in this game than so many players we've signed in recent years. He's still not fully match fit, he's only been in this country a few weeks and it's only his second game, but all the signs suggest that he's here to play for the club and not here on holiday.

When was the last time we signed a player who had such an instant impact taking into account the above factors?
Re: Thomas Mikaele Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:56 pm  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:56 pm  

DallasMead2 wrote:
DallasMead2 Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:58 pm
Posts: 772
Member for 3 years
He looks half decent but oh my lord is he not match fit. Which I’m not sure I get, after playing under Madge in the NRL for a few years surely he’d be a physical beast and surely he’s been playing matches up to literally a few short weeks ago? Hope he’s not got a “Sita” engine!
Re: Thomas Mikaele Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:56 pm  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:56 pm  

KineticRR wrote:
KineticRR Stevo's Armpit

Joined: Mon Mar 21, 2022 5:50 pm
Posts: 45
Member for L 0 years
Gazwire wrote:
Without putting too much pressure on our big signing, he's showed more desire and potential in this game than so many players we've signed in recent years. He's still not fully match fit, he's only been in this country a few weeks and it's only his second game, but all the signs suggest that he's here to play for the club and not here on holiday.

When was the last time we signed a player who had such an instant impact taking into account the above factors?


Completely agree.

I thought he was our best prop tonight and I would have been happy with him getting Man of the Match. Not fully fit as you said but every carry was with purpose and no half arsed attempts. He only had 3 carries vs Wakefield, each one seemed somewhat effective but tonight he was brilliant.
Re: Thomas Mikaele Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:00 pm  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:00 pm  

just_browny wrote:
just_browny Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:19 am
Posts: 3660
Member for 18 years
Gazwire wrote:
Without putting too much pressure on our big signing, he's showed more desire and potential in this game than so many players we've signed in recent years. He's still not fully match fit, he's only been in this country a few weeks and it's only his second game, but all the signs suggest that he's here to play for the club and not here on holiday.

When was the last time we signed a player who had such an instant impact taking into account the above factors?


Hiku?

I agree, Mikaele looked very promising tonight. Harrison looked busy too.
Mr. Zucchini Head wrote:
Horne > Myler


Best back row in the game?
Odemwingie wrote:
Depends what you're looking for.

Burgess, Ellis and Thaiday for strenth and being a nother prop.

If you want the whole package then Lockers is the best right now.


boz the warrior wrote:
lee briers is a nice person whoooo luck at lee forming a scrum the wire bum banger


Northampton_Saint wrote:
We have the best pack in the league pretty much,
Re: Thomas Mikaele Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:50 am  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Sat Jun 25, 2022 8:50 am  

ninearches wrote:
ninearches Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:01 pm
Posts: 4916
Location: newton-le-willows
Member for 16 years

At his age ,we should looking at Mikaele doing the hard yards for the next few seasons with Vaughan being a luxury off the bench. Hope his problem is just lack of match fitness ,but definitely made a difference in attack ..
Re: Thomas Mikaele Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:20 am  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:20 am  

CW8 wrote:
CW8 Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:25 am
Posts: 3390
Member for 9 years
Next year if he can do 30-40 minutes like he did last night he will be brilliant for us. It would be good to have him do bigger minutes for the rest of this season though.
Re: Thomas Mikaele Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:31 am  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:31 am  

User avatarBoss Hog wrote:
Boss Hog User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:34 pm
Posts: 5639
Member for 9 years
CW8 wrote:
Next year if he can do 30-40 minutes like he did last night he will be brilliant for us. It would be good to have him do bigger minutes for the rest of this season though.


I don`t watch many NRL games, but I assume that the 4 props in the 17 man squad, share the work load?

He will only be used to playing in 20 minute periods if that is the case.

With all the props that we have signed up for next season, it looks to me, that is the way Powell will be playing our props.
Re: Thomas Mikaele Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:58 am  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:58 am  

CW8 wrote:
CW8 Bronze RLFANS Member
Bronze RLFANS Member

Joined: Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:25 am
Posts: 3390
Member for 9 years
Yeah I meant 30-40 minutes over the match so either 2 x 20 minutes or 30 or 40 either side of half time when the starters come off.

The pack won't be our problem next year, however a platform being laid for an ineffective kicking game may well be. If dufty is coming and is due to play in the halves I hope he has a kicking game because Williams just doesn't.
Re: Thomas Mikaele Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:08 am  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:08 am  

Jack Napier wrote:
Jack Napier Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Joined: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:32 pm
Posts: 726
Member for 3 years
He only played a total of 134 minutes in the NRL this season. His last game in Aus was on the 7th May where he played 7 minutes, so he's not had much playing time in the last 8 weeks or so.

The most minutes he's played this season are 33. He started around half of his games for Wests.

Think that shows that the fitness will come and he won't be another Sita.

Very happy with what I've seen so far anyway.
Re: Thomas Mikaele Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:38 am  
Re: Thomas Mikaele
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:38 am  

User avatareasyWire wrote:
easyWire User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:15 pm
Posts: 2259
Location: Dubai
Member for 15 years
He certainly looked hungry.

I think it's a little unfair to question his fitness at this stage. The jet lag may have worn off but moving half-way across the world is more than just a plane journey. I know as I've done it twice! You're suddenly in a new place for the first time, sorting yourself out while trying to also focus on work and adjust to new sleeping patterns. At the same time trying to train under a new coach.

He's young and looks the part. I'm excited about him for next season.
Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gazwire, Moe syslak, RoyalWire and 105 guests

REPLY

Subject: 
Message:
   
Please note using apple style emoji's can result in posting failures.
Use the FULL EDITOR to better format content or upload images, be notified of replies etc...

Return to Warrington Wolves


RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
14s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
12925
15s
Sunday - York H
Leyther in n
2
17s
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
29344
44s
LOAN OUT Jack Walker - Hull FC
Seth
105
54s
RD 24 Warrington Wolves H
Neruda
65
1m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
cheekydiddle
1230
1m
RD 23 Hull Kingston Rovers A
rugbyleague8
196
1m
Hull FC
Salford red
43
1m
Brad on the move
Scarlet Pimp
23
2m
Hodgson
number 6
538
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
2022 Penalties Awarded so far
moto748
4
TODAY
Sunday - York H
Leyther in n
2
TODAY
Huddersfield
jools
5
TODAY
Second Half Giants Onslaught Sees Off The Tigers Challenge
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
wrench
Barbed Wire
15
TODAY
Round 24 Salford Home
Jimmythecuck
1
TODAY
Brad on the move
Scarlet Pimp
23
Random Topics selected.
POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORD
19.36Million 1,674 79,18934,030
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.

When you register you get access to the live match scores, live match chat and you can post in the discussions on the forums.
RLFANS Match Centre

TABLES:
 TODAY
     National Rugby League 2022-R23
09:00
NQL Cowboys
v
NZ Warriors
10:55
Brisbane
v
Melbourne
     Super League XXVII-R24
20:00
Hull FC
v
Wakefield
20:00
Leeds
v
Warrington
20:00
St.Helens
v
Hull KR
20:00
Wigan
v
Toulouse
 Thu 25th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R25
20:00
Warrington
v
Castleford
 Mon 29th Aug
     Super League XXVII-R26
15:00
Huddersfield
v
Warrington
 Sat 3rd Sep
     Super League XXVII-R27
15:00
Salford
v
Warrington
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)
Matches on TV
Fri 19th Aug
SL RND: 24
20:00
Hull FC-Wakefield
Wed 24th Aug
SL RND: 25
20:00
Leeds-Huddersfield
Thu 25th Aug
SL RND: 25
19:30
Toulouse-Catalans
Fri 26th Aug
SL RND: 25
20:00
Wigan-St.Helens
Sat 15th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
14:30
England-SAM
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
Australia-Fiji
Sun 16th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
17:00
JAM-IRE
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
NZ-Lebanon
WC2022 RND: 1
14:30
SCO-IRE
Mon 17th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
France-Greece
Tue 18th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
Tonga-PNG
Wed 19th Oct
WC2022 RND: 1
19:30
WAL-Cook I
Fri 21st Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Australia-SCO
Sat 22nd Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
14:30
Fiji-ITA
WC2022 RND: 2
17:00
England-France
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
NZ-JAM
Sun 23rd Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
14:30
Lebanon-IRE
WC2022 RND: 2
17:00
France-Greece
Mon 24th Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
Tonga-WAL
Tue 25th Oct
WC2022 RND: 2
19:30
PNG-Cook I
Thu 18th Aug
SL RND: 24 Huddersfield36-10Castleford
NRL RND: 23 Souths22-26Penrith
Mon 15th Aug
CH RND: 23 York16-20Bradford
Sun 14th Aug
SL RND: 23 Hull FC6-60St.Helens
SL RND: 23 Wakefield30-12Wigan
CH RND: 23 Batley12-30Barrow
CH RND: 23 Featherstone72-6Dewsbury
CH RND: 23 LondonB38-12Workington
CH RND: 23 Whitehaven12-26Widnes
CH RND: 23 Newcastle0-60Leigh
L1 RND: 19 Rochdale34-14Cornwall
L1 RND: 19 Keighley60-18Hunslet
L1 RND: 19 Midlands18-52Doncaster
L1 RND: 19 Oldham60-6LondonS
NRL RND: 22 Canberra24-22St.George
NRL RND: 22 Gold Coast44-24Manly
Sat 13th Aug
SL RND: 23 Salford33-16Huddersfield
L1 RND: 19 West Wales6-94Swinton
NRL RND: 22 Sydney32-18NQL Cowboys
NRL RND: 22 Wests12-36Cronulla
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Championship 2022 ROUND : 24
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Leigh 23 1042 188 854 44
Featherstone 23 906 386 520 39
Halifax 23 701 384 317 34
Batley 23 650 425 225 32
Barrow 23 599 495 104 31
York 23 555 454 101 30
 
Widnes 23 518 565 -47 22
Bradford 23 477 560 -83 22
Sheffield 23 605 568 37 20
LondonB 23 472 592 -120 15
Newcastle 23 497 709 -212 15
Whitehaven 23 368 800 -432 11
Dewsbury 23 291 848 -557 5
Workington 23 244 951 -707 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred League One 2022 ROUND : 20
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Keighley 16 729 136 593 32
Crusaders 17 640 308 332 28
Swinton 17 699 269 430 26
Doncaster 17 600 344 256 26
Rochdale 17 622 423 199 24
Hunslet 17 463 424 39 17
 
Oldham 17 503 461 42 13
LondonS 17 362 639 -277 10
Midlands 17 434 628 -194 8
Cornwall 18 262 750 -488 2
West Wales 18 150 1082 -932 2
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
Betfred Super League XXVII ROUND : 24
 PLDFADIFFPTS
St.Helens 23 572 282 290 38
Wigan 23 660 425 235 32
Huddersfield 24 545 429 116 31
Catalans 23 465 387 78 28
Castleford 24 507 538 -31 24
Leeds 23 503 456 47 23
 
Salford 23 562 528 34 22
Hull KR 23 406 520 -114 20
Hull FC 23 430 573 -143 20
Warrington 23 464 569 -105 16
Wakefield 23 405 590 -185 14
Toulouse 23 373 595 -222 10
This is an inplay table and positions can change as matches are in play.
National Rugby League 2022 ROUND : 23
 PLDFADIFFPTS
Penrith 22 582 341 241 36
Melbourne 21 630 358 272 30
NQL Cowboys 21 537 329 208 30
Cronulla 21 479 342 137 30
Souths 22 568 438 130 26
Brisbane 21 484 415 69 26
Parramatta 21 491 463 28 26
Sydney 21 521 396 125 24
 
Canberra 21 392 423 -31 22
Manly 21 458 486 -28 18
St.George 21 375 511 -136 18
Canterbury 21 356 497 -141 12
NZ Warriors 21 366 579 -213 12
Newcastle 21 308 560 -252 12
Gold Coast 21 366 562 -196 8
Wests 21 314 527 -213 8
RLFANS Recent Posts
FORUM
LAST
POST
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
FORUM
LAST
VIEW
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
14s
Game - Song Titles 20212
Wanderer
12925
15s
Sunday - York H
Leyther in n
2
17s
BORED The Band Name Game
Wanderer
29344
44s
LOAN OUT Jack Walker - Hull FC
Seth
105
54s
RD 24 Warrington Wolves H
Neruda
65
1m
Transfer Talk / Rumour thread V4
cheekydiddle
1230
1m
RD 23 Hull Kingston Rovers A
rugbyleague8
196
1m
Hull FC
Salford red
43
1m
Brad on the move
Scarlet Pimp
23
2m
Hodgson
number 6
538
FORUM
NEW
TOPICS
TOPIC
POSTER
POSTS
TODAY
2022 Penalties Awarded so far
moto748
4
TODAY
Sunday - York H
Leyther in n
2
TODAY
Huddersfield
jools
5
TODAY
Second Half Giants Onslaught Sees Off The Tigers Challenge
RLFANS News
1
TODAY
wrench
Barbed Wire
15
TODAY
Round 24 Salford Home
Jimmythecuck
1
TODAY
Brad on the move
Scarlet Pimp
23
Random Topics selected.


Visit the RLFANS.COM SHOP
for more merchandise!