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Andrew Suniula Today

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle_predator, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    For what i heard on 2GB calling the game today Andrew Suniula played good game and he went up high a couple of times and caught the ball safely.

    I know it's only early weeks yet for him but he could end up being a good winger replacement or used off the bench thoughts ?
     
  2. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

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    He is a very capable back-up winger. I don't see him getting ahead of Bani, Robbo or David Williams at this stage though. (nor Tony Williams, but I would be using him as a forward).
     
  3. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He did some good things today. I hope his injury doesn't rule him out for next weekend's match. I'd offer my services to the Eagles. I think the opposition would be terrified of a blockbusting 55kg female winger. I look pretty scary with a mouthguard in and my legs are shaved to generate extra speed.
     
  4. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

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    I'm pretty sure at times we had some girls out there today and last week, so you might be in with a shot.
     
  5. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They'll have to organise a babysitter for me as my off-field behaviour can be a bit unruly at times and we don't need anymore bad press.
     
  6. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

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    I thought he was good today. Took some hard bombs and didn't do a lot wrong. Bani looked great though, I'm really enjoying having him back and I can't see Suniula getting ahead of him at this stage.
     
  7. Flight

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    errr, what about his defensive positioning??? its crap, needs a lot of work, in part it can be explain by not having played a season with the rest of them, but still very poor in my opinion...

    everything else looks pretty good tho! high balls especially very solid
     
  8. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Can take a bomb but his defensive play is no good and doesn't take enough pressure off the forwards by taking the ball up.

    Needs improvement

    Robbo, Wolf, Bani are all ahead of him.... in saying that he's doing all that is expected of him so far.
     
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    He was great today. I reckon he'd make a good no nonsense Backrower with a bit of training in that field. He'd actually make a decent winger IMO, but like Fluffy says - we are very lucky in having some very quality ones.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He went OK.  I just don't see how all of you thought Bani went excellent.  He let in Manu for a quick bite to eat before asking him to score his try.  The he didn't diffuse Jones's kick at the end.  How does that get to be great? 
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I was at the game DSM5, and like you, thought Bani made a few pretty poor blunders. I actually think he'd be more suited to fullback - but I know I will get shot down for that thought - LoL
     
  12. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan, at last some sense.  Bani to fullback, Robbo back to his wing.  There's a thought.
     
  13. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Doesnt work for Steve Turner.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    1 - Robbo
    2 - Bani (will be better with experience, Williams is slightly better only through playing longer with the team, but Bani has more potential)
    3 - Williams
    4 - Suniula
     
  15. brookiegreg

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    How do you blokes and gals think Andrew Suniula went on Sunday?

    From my inexperienced perspective  :) looking on from the southern end he seemed to go pretty well until his unfortunate finger breaking incident on the tryline. Andrew's taking of the bomb first up looked very solid and I loved his try and later intercept....but I'm no player or serious squirrel so am looking forward to more experienced opinions.

    Oh and he didn't seem to drift in off the wing like Michael Bani did at one or two critical moments...

    Whadderya reckon??? Another Wolfie in the making...or not??
     
  16. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Doesnt work for Steve Turner.
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    applause
     
  17. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is what you said about him after Round 1.

    At this rate of improvement you'll have him playing in The Anzac Test for the Kiwis.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought Suniela did quite well. I am concerned he is a bit soft for his size. He tended to stop when tackled rather than run through people. Definitely has potential though.
     
  19. Rex

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    What was exciting about Bani was his speed off the mark.  You can't buy that.  But if a player's got it, you can develop and use it.  Disagree that he was the cause of the Manu try. Simply outnumbered and Bani was forced to come in.  Yes he didn't defuse the final try with Manu reaching high to tap the ball back.  Given it was against Vatuvei, & 2 minutes to go, Bani should've punched the ball dead.  With his size, the Manu tap-back easily beats most wingers, and is Manu's favourite ploy from bombs, yet Robbo seemed surprised. If Robbo was sweating on it the try may well have been defused.

    Agree with Bani to fullback and Robbo back to the wing.
     

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