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Dunamis Lui

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Budgewoi Eagle, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is he with us in 2015? Keep seeing his name as unsigned. What's the story? Anyone know?
     
  2. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    The official Manly site gives the impression he's there next year...

    http://www.seaeagles.com.au/news/2014/10/10/season_review_dunamis_lui.html
     
  3. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thanks Huey. Hope so. Saw on the likes of Zero Tackle etc, he was listed as unsigned. I really like the guy and hoped he'd be with us. Ta.
     
  4. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    He was great last year! It took him a month or two to really warm up, and then he started really bringing the aggression and hit hard in D; then unfortunately he got injured which halted his progress.
     
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  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hes gonna be a star, mark my word.
     
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  6. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Which word should we mark?;)
     
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  7. Jax24

    Jax24 Well-Known Member

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    Was really impressed with Dunamis Lui last year. He was one of the few forwards that brought impact and aggression. He was a much needed addition with us possessing many workhorse, plodder type forwards. He did a pretty decent job filling in at lock in the Finals too. Also played well in his limited game time with Samoa as well. Looking forward to seeing him make further progress this year hopefully. Could be an important piece. Also a bit of a character as we have seen from his Footy Show antics lol.
     
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  8. Chip and Chase

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

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    Lui was the best of the debutantes this year, looking forward to further improvement next season.
     
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  9. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    Hard to argue with that, although JSL was a very very close second.
     
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  10. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    He's a ripper! Got a bit of animal about him.
     
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  11. Manly To Win!

    Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    if you read through the Sportal conference thing it says Manly said he's signed for 2015, Zero Tackle is not a completely reliable source
     
  12. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    To be fair, Zero Tackle do rely on reported details and avoid speculation.
     
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so assuming Lawrence, Mason, JSL & Lui are our definite props, does Starling get an automatic start guys?

    Ok, he's reliable, but watching The Chooks and Rabbits, as a forward, the games heading towards more dynamic forwards arent we?

    I see Starling as our softest, most one dimensional forward.
     
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  14. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Fairly true...prob add a few more in Jake & even Ligi Sao plus Vave, who will also push for a spot in the 17. Starling is reliable but has no X factor to his game & will struggle to make the 2015 squad.
     
  15. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Starlings last 6 weeks or so were good.

    In his last game he was dominate, 150m+, plenty of work and very few errors. Easily his best game.

    If he start next year like that then he is above most, if not all. He is of that age where props do come good so I am tipping he will continue on.

    Add to that JSL and Lui are used as backrowers some of the time, Lui played lock on more than one occasion last year.

    I think with the addition of mateo you will see a different make up, Buhrer will start so there is room to add Hodges to support Matty B and exploit the 2nd phase play.
     
  16. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  17. NFN2IT

    NFN2IT Active Member

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    Starling may not be the dynamic sort of forward like a Burgess, Scott, Tamou or a JWH but geez he makes up for it in effort. He tries his guts out every week (i still remember him chasing down wingers/centers down sidelines twice this season).
    He is a Vic Mauro type of forward he is safe and reliable and i believe he should be in the 17(maybe off the bench)
     
  18. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Mark Bryan is probably a better comparison and he may end up going beyond that.

    Either way both Mauro and Bryant we in GF winning sides, part of a balanced team (salary cap and abilities)
     
  19. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like Josh Starling......I think he is good.
     
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  20. Baz

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    Good call @bob dylan . Lui is quickly becoming one of my favourite players. Runs hard and straight, has great leg drive and puts on enormous hits in defence. I love watching him.

    So far he's coming 2nd overall in the MVP polls this season, if he keeps progressing like this he's gonna become one of the most dangerous forwards in the competition. With Jake T, Soggy, Lui, Buhrer and Demetriou our future is looking very bright.
     
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