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Ben Matulino

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mitch, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Well-Known Member

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    I know there has been discussion on Matulino possibly leaving New Zealand and bits and pieces linking us, this was from today's Lurker column:

    Warrior on the way out

    Warriors prop Ben Matulino to Manly? The Sea Eagles are denying it but the whispers persist.

    On the outer across the ditch, big Ben would be a good pick-up for any club.
     
  2. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    I still think he'll be forced out of the Warriors and I still think his destination is at manly, if so it'd be a very, very good signing.
     
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  3. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    One more piece to the puzzle!
     
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  4. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    The whispers are basically this forum. Don't get your hopes up and be pleasantly surprised if it happens, not bothered if it doesn't.
     
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  5. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    Certainly is, could be a very big piece of that puzzle should his form return.

    We seem to be banking on that at the moment aren't we, with players like Uate and Matulino (if actually in our sights) needing to return to form. If we do bring these types of players back to form, if all goes right, then I'd say very little would be needed to bring us back to threats again. But if they fail we could be stuck with a few more Nate Myles...
     
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  6. Harmless27

    Harmless27 Active Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hear we are planning to use him as a back up winger/depth signing
     
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  7. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The more we speculate here and select him in YARTs, the more the rumour grows, and the more likely he will come. Self-fulfilling prophecy. Right?
     
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  8. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If the Matagi and the Matulino rumours proved to be true, imagine our intimidation factor next year.
     
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  9. Midnight Rambler

    Midnight Rambler 'I'm all for a quiet life...'

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    What Matagi rumours????
     
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  10. Stevo

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    There are reports 1-2 players will be forced out of Penrith this year.
     
  11. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I would rather Latu
     
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  12. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Someone said we'd signed him. Have a look in the rumoured signings.
     
  13. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Oh **** not another one !! ( rumour that is )
     
  14. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    :swear:
    The guy who said it also said we'd get Daniel Tupou for Wing @:D
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    As I said Harry, everyone has one AND a rumour!!
     
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  16. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    You called it! Hahahah

    I love rumours, they keep me going when the season is dead but tupou, surely that's taking it too far, right?!

    Knowing my luck that'd probably be the only rumour to come true but for now, no, just no. :lipssealed:
     
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  17. pjayz

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    I'd take a tall winger with speed who can catch over Uate, even if he does have some defensive issues. He made us look silly in 2013.
     
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  18. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    I would actually take Uate over Tupou as I feel Tupou's peak is far worse then that of Uate, both out of form but if we were to bring one back to their best I'd pick Uate. When Tupou was at his best he just seemed to lack power and only seemed to have a good finish on him, with a lack of getting himself involved until some special leap at the tryline that occurred once or twice every few weeks. Uate's peak however saw him get involved up the middle and saw him create something out of nothing with more speed on him than Tupou could ever reach. It's an interesting match up those two, with Uate'suate's weakness definately the high ball whereas that is Tupou's one and in my opinion only strength, you may see otherwise and I'd like to see the same but I just can't see it in him.
     
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  19. pjayz

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    Some nice observations there Harry; however, I think given Topou is 4 years younger, he might have more speed in the legs at this point in their respective careers.

    A tall winger under the high ball will give us something we haven't had in years, and both have defensive issues in general play - so it's a tie in that respect.
     
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  20. Harry Smith

    Harry Smith I think i'm actually a bloody Sea Eagle

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    Certainly is, good point. He definately would have lost a considerable amount of speed, hopefully he's like Usain Bolt and is getting faster at 28... Ok perhaps not @:D
     
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