1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

2016 Best Signing

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HoldenV8, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

    6,551
    1,852
    Adelaide
    Ratings:
    +6,739 / 125
    Just curious to know who we think of all the players recruited to Manly this year, who has so far proved to be the best value. The list is only those seen in first grade this season.

    There are a few choices.....12 in all.

    Lewis Brown - Lewis has been the teams Mr Fix It in 2016. He's played hooker, centre and second row, but hasn't really excelled in any of them. Came with a reputation for ripping in but TBH other than maybe the game against the Chooks, we haven't seen that from him. For an international back rower his defence leaves a bit to be desired. Best value is a bench utility.

    Addin Fonua-Blake - Former St Merge bad boy given a chance at Manly and he seems to be grabbing it. In 7 games played he's gained a reputation for some strong runs and from what I've read some opposition players rate him among the hardest players to tackle.

    Pita Godinet - Samoan test half signed from Wakefield Trinity. Has spent much of the season in NSW Cup but has done ok despite being undersized when called into the NRL team. Boundless enthusiasm, some talent and according to one journalist should be our starting 5/8. But his size see's him get mauled too often.

    Nathan Green - Centre who's been turned into a back rower at Manly. Shock selection for the first two games of the year before spending 2 months in NSW Cup. Back in the NRL side now and seems to be making a good fist of it.

    Api Koroisau - Started at hooker, dropped to NSW Cup, brought back in as an injury replacement halfback and is now playing hooker again thanks to Parcell's hammy. Fairly good utility and rips in more than Brown does, though his defensive misses are a worry.

    Darcy Lussick - Started slow and even spent time in the reggies. Since the tragic death of his mum he seems to have turned his game around completely and right now despite where we sit on the ladder is one of the form props in the NRL, and he seems to be giving away less and less silly penalties.

    Nate Myles - TBH we knew what we were getting when the club signed him, a modern day Paul Sironen who seems to saves his best for rep games. Hasn't been bad, but at the same time hasn't shown the form that should have justified his Origin selection.

    Matt Parcell - Very good speed, good defender but is prone to making the odd mistake with the ball in hand, often at crucial times. He would still be my starting hooker over Api.

    Martin Taupau - Kapow hasn't lived up to his reputation for being one of the most damaging ball runners in the NRL. Is it how we've used him or is he flopping? I'm inclined to believe the former. For my money he's a prop who should be used in 20-odd minute bursts, exactly how we've used him for the past two games and the past two games are probably the best we've seen of him. His effectiveness in the back row is reduced by playing 80 minutes.

    Siosaia Vave - Played all his games from the bench and his one game in the starting side showed why. Great, strong ball runner who eats metres in short bursts against tiring defences, but his size means a lack of mobility which has been exploited in defence at times.

    Dylan Walker - A centre who proved in the opening 10 rounds that he isn't a 5/8. The switch from pivot back to centre has seen a marked improvement in form but this weeks brain explosion in trying to fight a door is going to cost him, and his team. Currently our equal leading try scorer with Jorge on 7 and is second for team points scored behind Killer with 40.

    Matthew Wright - Signed mid-season from NQ primarily as a backup outside back and thanks to injuries to his new team mates has been in first grade pretty much since he got here. Played on the wing but really has no pace. Doesn't offer a lot in attack or defence and lets be honest, if not for injuries galore to our backline he would be in NSW Cup.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,562
    2,431
    Anywhere but Parramatta
    Ratings:
    +5,348 / 111
    Lussick has improved the most.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,593
    3,523
    Ratings:
    +6,795 / 122
    Vave improved the most, but he is not a new signing this year. It's just that you never noticed him before because he was a reserve grader until now.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

    7,007
    3,013
    Ratings:
    +4,565 / 45
    Darcy and Api have been the best IMO. The rest have performed as expected, including Nate and Marty.

    AFB has been an eye opener in his times on the field. I cannot fault Godinet's heart! He is a real terrier on the field. I like his style.

    I think we were just starting to see the best of Walker too.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    1,208
    377
    Canberra
    Ratings:
    +504 / 15
    Parcell, Lussick and Vave
     
  6. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    1,557
    350
    Ratings:
    +1,568 / 497
    None of them have been really good IMO in every game my top 3 would probably be Walker, Lussick and Koroisau. Walker had a hard start in the 6 jersey and played pretty well but it had a negative impact on the team. Since moving to centres he has been awesome but then he punched a door...
    Koroisau did not get an off season and had a slow start to the year but since moving to hooker he has shown what we have missed which is X factor, he brings speed, he hits like a truck, he has great passing selection and kicking to set up tries.
    Lussick was really crap and spent some time in nsw cup but since coming back he has bought all we saw in him before he left for eels we need more lussicks in our side.
    I think the team as a whole has been very inconsistent but these 3 have come back from their form slumps better than anyone and we have unearthed a real gem in api. He has got the vision of a great halfback but the hard hitting defence and speed to go with it. I didn't think api was bad at the start of the year, he just lacked a little game awareness and went back and comeback stronger, he's a little terrier workhorse that brings another dimension to our attack.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2016
  7. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

    6,551
    1,852
    Adelaide
    Ratings:
    +6,739 / 125
    @Turbo did you just answer your own post? lol
     
  8. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    11,784
    4,708
    Ratings:
    +7,792 / 58

    Someone forgot to log out and back on under his different user name!!!!
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
  9. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    1,557
    350
    Ratings:
    +1,568 / 497
    Hadn't finished my post and accidentally posted it when I wasn't done.
     
  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    11,784
    4,708
    Ratings:
    +7,792 / 58
    Yeah...there's an edit button fyi
     
  11. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    1,557
    350
    Ratings:
    +1,568 / 497
    Yep forget about that
     
  12. XV-1

    XV-1 Well-Known Member

    504
    103
    Ratings:
    +499 / 55
    Darcy Lussick
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. pjayz

    pjayz Well-Known Member Premium Member

    1,875
    642
    Ratings:
    +2,336 / 51
    Coco Joy @:eek:
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  14. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

    7,290
    2,227
    Mona Vale
    Ratings:
    +4,839 / 103
    Api and Parcell.
     
  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    2,372
    670
    Alstonville
    Ratings:
    +1,904 / 27
    I'd forgotten about Vave being here for the previous year so I'll exclude him.
    If we are talking about value for money than I'd consider the cheapies AFB and Parcell as probably best bang for your buck, although Darcy Lussick's last few games have been impressive.

    I discounted Taupau and Walker for almost a month off each, for dumb suspensions.
     
  16. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    1,557
    350
    Ratings:
    +1,568 / 497
    Lussick wasn't cheap we are paying him 450k
     
  17. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    2,372
    670
    Alstonville
    Ratings:
    +1,904 / 27
    Sorry Turbo I probably worded things incorrectly...I realise Lussick wasn't cheap I was just referring to his new found controlled aggression.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  18. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

    1,557
    350
    Ratings:
    +1,568 / 497
    Oh yeah than I agree with you
     
  19. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    1,907
    440
    Ratings:
    +1,233 / 37
    It cracks me up how people consistently refer to Vave as a new signing, He was here last year just bang average

    I really like him but I think he is in the middle of a career year, don't think he will make waves at Parra
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    8,562
    2,431
    Anywhere but Parramatta
    Ratings:
    +5,348 / 111
    :rofl:Why is Barrett not on the list?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1

Share This Page