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Hoppa for nsw jumper

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by c eagle, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. c eagle

    c eagle Well-Known Member

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    How many of you believe hoppa is ready for state of origin footy, i for one do not think hes up to it just yet and could be damaging to his confidence if things didn't work out, in saying this he is for sure some thing to watch for the future, i just think his talk and positional play need more time in an 1st grade environment before putting him on the big stage.
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Not yet for me, only a handful of NRL games, you dont want him crucified under the pressure of Origin
     
  3. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    If he was a Queenslander then sure. No way anyone would trust a kid's confidence to the clowns masquerading as the NSW selectors though.

    He'd just be made the scapegoat for anything that went wrong & then unjustly dumped from the side. Maybe in a season or two he'll be ready for SoO, hard to predict how these things pan out.
     
  4. Chip and Chase

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

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  5. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I wouldn't. Not because he couldn't handle it, but because when we lose he will get some of the blame and never play again. Better to wait and play 20 SOO games then jump early and play 1.
     
  6. R3

    R3 Bird gang affiliate

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    I agree with everyone's belief's that he is no doubt ready and capable. If he were a cane toad he would get a start this year.
    However, I am apprehensive of seeing him become the new rookie to debut, just to become this years scapegoat player. We saw guys like Farah, Wallace, Mullen, Idris, Campese, Mcmanus, Gordon etc play a great game of footy the week before team selections only to become the 'reason' we lost.. None of those guys have had a fair go since for various reasons, time will tell with Gordon and Idris, but lets hope young Hoppa doesn't finish his career with the same amount of origin appearances as Steve 'genuine scapegoat and speedbump' Turner..
     
  7. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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  8. The Indian

    The Indian Well-Known Member

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    I would happily watch him play if he was already signed to the club on a new long term deal. Would hate to see him head into an Origin game and just add a few zeroes onto his price.

    I dont fear failure by him - he is a special talent and I think he would hold his own. To me, the faster he gets exposure to the highest level of the game the faster his progression to the next level will begin. Having said that I dont think they will pick him without major injuries cause selectors are conservative. But I am certainly not wishing that they dont.

    The kids a star.. let him play. He wont learn much watching on tele.
     
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  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Not ready for Origin and unfair on him to cop any blame which the NSW idiots have always been quick to do. He will get his chance one day and maybe as early as next year.
     
  10. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    Not ready for it, you only have to see what happened to the Wolfman a couple of seasons ago, failed badly and hasn't had a good game since
     
  11. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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    Gee thats a bit harsh, he was down on form for a while after SoO but he has impressed when on the pitch since.

    Still, I can see it being disaster if Hoppa gets picked. Would do his confidence no good to get scapegoat'd by Daley & co.
     
  12. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mate im happy for hoppa to wear a nsw jumper and not a parra or a dogs jumper
     
  13. Jerry1

    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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    Too young - would get smashed. Best 18 year old in the game but don't throw him to the lions. He will play SOO. He will be a DM winner - but not this year.
     
  14. Rex

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    Forget age. Hoppa, like Inglis and Falou, is much more likely to be the smasher than the smashee.
     

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