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FUI

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Wombat Legacy, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Please don't go silly here, but I think he would be a great addition to our prop rotation for a year or two. Parra have not offered him a contract so it seems he may have played his last NRL game. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Too many mistakes and not a great defender. Just one of those hyped players because he has stood out in crappy sides. He runs hard which is great to watch but can't hold the ball.

    If we picked him up on minimum salary then maybe but if sooner see us put that money towards keeping guys like gutho and blair
     
  3. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That was kind off my thinking Dan-he does not have to stand out, just work hard at the basics. He is a good metre eater and would relish playing in our centre ruck. Got to be a better proposition than Ephalame?. I also wasn't thinking big bucks.
     
  4. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    No way; if Parramatta don't want him, that speaks volumes! In all seriousness though, he makes terrible decisions in defence and as Dan mentioned, apart from running with vigour, he has nothing. At 34 years of age, the "running with vigour" attribute is also not what it once was.
     
  5. bazeagle

    bazeagle Well-Known Member

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    sorry he's too old, way too old
     
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    fui fui and willie mason.....our new front rowers!!!
     
  7. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Why look how Horo turned out.
    I think if we pick him up on the cheap he could be destructive off the bench in short spurts.
     
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  8. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hell yeah, I love Fui. 34 would be a problem if he was white:D....give him a year with another year all going well.
     
  9. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    mason is playing good footy I really think he could contribute but moi moi no way.
     
  10. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I will quantify my post: I feel that he could come fairly cheap and would revel in the Manly "system".
    We will lose players of high calibre in the next season or two, so maybe it is a stop gap.
    Bag him all you want , but he plays with plenty of vigour and passion. His defence is not as bad as has been quoted. Given good structure and a new set of goals he would thrive. He is an international who has never been overawed by any forward pack. Have your say by all means, but look at some stats (as I have) before you label it a dud.
     
  11. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    You could throw Chase Blair in there as well, but I stick by my initial post; the guy is over the hill. If Fui was 27-28 then maybe, but 34 is really getting past it for a prop that was never that great to begin with. He is a cult hero who runs hard, but he is not the kind of prop we need at Manly moving forward.

    This guy is the kind of budget over-the-hill prop that the Tigers, Dragons, or Canberra would sign because they can't get anyone else. We don't need 34 year old props at our club. If we are going to have ONE on our books then it can be Jason King because he is a 15 year veteran of the club.
     
  12. effnic

    effnic Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sign Paulie Pauile, he showed some freakish class first half of the year.
     
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  13. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Yeah, too old. Was thinking about what we achieved with Kennedy and Galuvao, but both were 30 when they joined us. Four additional years of wear and tear is a big risk to take on, even with a cheap contract.
     
  14. TWO DOGS

    TWO DOGS Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I agree, he has great ball skills.
     
  15. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Fui would go well coming off the bench in NSW cup
     
  16. Chip and Chase

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

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    I can't believe he is 34, has he been around that long ??
     
  17. Harry

    Harry Active Member

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    He would go well coming off our bench in 1sts !
     
  18. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he sure has.

    I played against him in a pacific nations tournament at Rat Park in 2004. He went on to make his debut that year I'm sure it was.

    He played for Tonga obviously and I played for a Barbarians side. We played them in the first game and they Kicked off. The other Front Rower was on the lucky side and he was knocked out cold by big Fui.

    A couple of years later he knocked my brother out in a reserve grade game so i've seen him knock at least 2 people out now. He was quite agressive back then. lol
     
  19. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah he sure has.

    I played against him in a pacific nations tournament at Rat Park in 2004. He went on to make his debut that year I'm sure it was.

    He played for Tonga obviously and I played for a Barbarians side. We played them in the first game and they Kicked off. The other Front Rower was on the lucky side and he was knocked out cold by big Fui.

    A couple of years later he knocked my brother out in a reserve grade game so i've seen him knock at least 2 people out now. He was quite agressive back then. lol
     
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  20. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wouldn't sign him up, but not just because of the number after his age which people place far too much importance on
     

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