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Hiku / Hunt comparable??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    A long way to go but watching Hiku his style is very comparable to a young Carmichael Hunt. Very, very strong & aggressive & though not a genuine speedster has that explosive pace out of the blocks.
    His step is not as dynamic, though still pretty reasonable & seems fearless which was Hunts best attribute imo.
    Yes I realise he is not at Hunts level yet, but considering his limited NRL career I see many similarities.
    Fair call or has the Wild Turkey caught up with me??
     
  2. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Fair call I say, I liked Hunt and would have liked him more if he represented NZ and Qld.
     
  3. manlyfan76

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

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    Hunt's yet to sign for next year i believe.
    But yer a fair assessment, I think Hiku will go really well after another off season with Manly. A bit more bulk and more getting into the Manly system.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    "A young Carmichael Hunt"

    Hard not to take that line somewhere else
     
  5. manlyfan76

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  6. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    They do resemble each other to a point. I'm pretty sure Hiku could pull his own roots however. lol
     
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Hiku a lot shorter and lighter than Hunt?
    Hunt was very physical. I would think Hiku tries to evade players rather than run over the top of them. Hunt certainly was courageous, but that could just mean he was too dumb to realise it's easier to side-step than bulldoze.
    Hiku has impressed since moving to fullback. I must admit I was disappointed in his debut as a winger. My initial judgement was wrong. He has a lot of talent.
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not so sure about the Hunt comparison.

    Hiku's best quality I reckon is he is so keen to get involved in the game. Would be easy to hang back and wait for the action but he seems to go looking for it, which is a great quality in a young player with so little NRL experience.

    Near enough to MOM after just a handful of games says it all, there is no reason he won't continue to develop - and he has his own 'Hiku' style.
     
  9. Masked Eagle

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    Same. I think Hunt was alot more composed when he started. He was pretty much solid under the high ball from the get go. On the attack side of things, what a fullback does these days has changed so much even from Hunts days in the NRL, I think its difficult to make those sorts of comparisions.
     
  10. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Can't see what you're getting at honestly. Hiku Doesn't doesn't have Hunts Speed or killer step. And Hunt was a **** Bronco and Qlder.
     
  11. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    I can't see the comparison. Hunt was quick and he was a monster in defence. I remember one SOO where he lined up Hoffman everytime and sent him back to Melbourne his hits were impressive.
    I do like Hiku though he's a busy player and runs the ball hard.
     
  12. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    One's a c..hunt and one's a good bloke. No comparison!:p
     
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  13. anthonyb1965

    anthonyb1965 GO Manly Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  14. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Admittedly very early to make this comparison but can note a few points worth considering -
    Very involved around the football.
    Fearless at a young age.
    Ppl think Hunt just used that big step but he was often very direct trampling defenders when running the ball, especially off kick returns.
    Does have a step ( only half that of Hunts ) but elusive all the same.
    Hits very hard & will show this - keep in mind the minimal NRL experience.
    Is super competitive & aggressive.
    Good under the high ball for a rookie.
    Similar explosive speed - Hunt was in the Tafua catagory - not the genuine pace of Snake or the Morris twins.
    By no means the quality of Hunt at the peak of his NRL career but tbh, I can recall Hunt improving dramatically with more 1st grade experience than 3-4 games.
     
  15. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Oops.Forgot he was a K not a C. At least his mother had some sense.
     
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  16. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Settle down everyone, Nicci can only get away with this because ...


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8spRyPGSpds
     
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  17. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Lol.I try to be on my best behaviour but sometimes.....:s
     
  18. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Thats ok mate , We know that you are no saint. You are a Sea eagle !!!
     
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  19. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    haha, that song popped into my head and I couldn't resist :)
     
  20. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    This thread is perfect leading up to tonights clash - copped some tough opposition ...with some...fair points = Bird up starts 5ish this arvo mate. ;)
    Will need Carmichael Hiku at his best!! :p
     

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