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Hypothetical - Tamou or Taupau...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Freagle, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    Since I think most of us thought we were "a chance of" getting Tamou for much of the 2015 season, when considering a marquee front rower...are we happier with getting Kapow instead? I think I am personally...bit more aggression, maybe more of a game-breaker...but then Tamou is more of a worker.

    I guess you could add Moa to the equation as well, another name we threw around for a bit.

    Since we already have a workhorse or two (Turbo, Myles) I think Kapow adds the right balance.

    Interested to hear thoughts.
     
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  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Isn't Taupau a backrower? Maybe I'm wrong, I didn't really watch all that much last season. I've got the itch back though, that's for sure. Tamou is a huge prop. With us getting Myles and Lussick, and having a relatively small backrow with Brown, Buhrer & others in it, I'm glad we got him.

    If I'm the opposition, do I run at Taufua, Taupau or Matai - jesus christ that's scary.
     
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  3. Ben

    Ben Well-Known Member

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    Defiantly the right singing was made out of the two. We don't need a battering ram even though Tamou is one of the best. An explosive game breaker is what we needed to balance out the roster.
     
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  4. simon64

    simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Marty will do exactly what Watmough did when he first came into first grade. The guy was a wrecking ball.

    He is exactly what we needed. Bring on 2016.
     
  5. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    I said a while ago , what we lack is an aggressive forward , a dynamic hooker (sorry MB), and a 5/8 to replace $Forme.

    We have all 3 now, although I have a sneaking suspicion that a one year signing for Isaac John maybe somewhat of a "transition to 2017", when I expect we'll go hard for a 5/8 and a speedy back (or two) to replace Skivvy & KIller, both of whom I reckon might move on to the ESL at the end of this year.
     
  6. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    taupau's explosiveness....with Tamou's consistency!

    maybe?
     
  7. manlyfan76

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

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    John and moltzen would be stop-gap players you would think.
     
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  8. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    nah, just pass the ball early, very early!
     
  9. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    If I was given the choice a month or so ago of any player taupau would have easily been in my top 2. The other would be Sam Burgess. We need a player like Taupau. He could become the worlds best back rower. And he has a quality you just can't teach, he's frightening. Some players just don't have it. Nathan Hindmarsh was a top player. He was never going to scare me. Taupau, Tallis, spud Carroll. These are players that smash defensive lines and worry the opposition with their physicality.
     
  10. Brisbane Eagle

    Brisbane Eagle New Member

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    Mark was right apart from Killer going back to the U. K:)
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Why not have both
     

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