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Hiku - MOM

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by simon64, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Just goes to show how tight a match it was.

    Peta deserved the award.

    Don't remember the last time a player on the losing side won MOM.

    Well played son.
     
  2. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    He played awesome he's kick returns are a revelation
     
  3. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Jinx, just posted a thread at the same time.

    Brilliant achievement, well done Peta!!
     
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  4. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Sterling job - did very well. Not often man of the match goes to a loosing team member. Well done.
     
  5. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    He was outstanding all match, he will be one of the best fullbacks in the game with a few more years experience.
     
  6. Rodo

    Rodo Goldmember 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hiku played exceptionally well and deserved to be man of the match but I dare say that if snake was fit and played then he would have stopped that try.
     
  7. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if Hiku will be a smokey for a spot with the Kiwis in the WC? He can play just about anywhere in the backline and definitely wouldn't be a bad choice for Stephen Kearney's team.
     
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  8. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    They've made numerous worse selections than Hiku.

    He would not be out of place.
     
  9. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    Glad the Kiwis don't play Origin, imagine our losses??

    Foran, Matai, Horo and Hiku
     
  10. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Guy had big shoes to fill. Did an excellent job.stepping in for Snake and getting MOM. Great effort. Think he's a keeper.
     
  11. The Prince of Brookvale

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    He had a great game - but I guess the ironic thing is that if we had Brett we win.
     
  12. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    he return the ball from kicks really well and i was concerned about bombs tonight and he handled them perfectly.

    In saying that, i thought he stifled the backline movements at times. Surprised he got MOM, but wouldn't take it from him.

    Super future!
     
  13. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When you consider Hiku has only played a handful of first grade games his performance in a pressure match was outstanding.
    In a few years I have no doubt when the top fullbacks running around are being discussed Peta Hiku will be one of the first players mentioned.
    He's just going to get better with more game time.
     
  14. Jax24

    Jax24 Well-Known Member

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    As tough as it was watching us lose, I am very proud of Peta. To win Man of the Match in his 1st Finals games on a losing team was huge. I thought he was outstanding. He was safe under the high ball, returned the ball hard, was solid on attack and defended well.

    This game really was a defining game for me personally. While I have been happy with how Peta played in 10 regular season games, I still wondered whether he could be a fulltime 1st grader. I thought he may possibly only peak as a second tier replacement due to his versatility. Last nights performance showed me he can. I thought Peta exhibited great confidence and composure in a big game. He wasnt overawed and just did his job.

    Peta definitely still has more learning and improvements to make in all the facets of his game. He possibly could have stopped that try if in better position defensively and while his second man play is improving with more experience he can become better. He will never be a speed demon so he has to make sure his decision making on attack and defence is top notch.

    In saying all this, I think the main factor for Peta's development will just be gaining more playing time and experience in top grade. If this was his last game this season, I have to say he has had a rookie year even I couldnt have dreamed of. So proud and happy for the nephew.
     
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  15. Cliffy4PM

    Cliffy4PM Active Member

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    Does he have the same demeanour as Wombat or is it just me?
     
  16. CAMBO

    CAMBO New Member

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    I came here looking for your post mate.
    Your family should be so proud the kid had the biggest shoes to fill on the biggest stage and he was exceptional. I hope manly wraps him up long term.
     
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  17. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  18. The Indian

    The Indian Well-Known Member

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    The kid has just got it....even when (if) Brett gets back Peta gets a bench spot for mine. And only going to get heaps better too.
     
  19. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's both of you:)
     
  20. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hiku played really well. He has been very good for us this year.
     

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