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Jake and Ligi

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Freagle, May 13, 2015.

  1. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    Seems that quite a few people are mentioning a lack of size on Jake T's substantial frame...I was just looking again at that picture of him, Tom and Gutherson standing together after they extended contracts, and noticed that he's as tall, if not taller than Gutho. Jake is listed at 186cm on the website, while Gutho is at 191cm. Looks to me like he may have shot up a bit over the past few months, which will generally mean he's thinned out a bit too.

    Same for Ligi - he's definitely leaner than he was when he first came here, and looks taller as well.

    Don;t really know where this is going - guess I'm just reassuring myself that we'll have two gun starting props (which they are/should be) who are big enough to handle monster forward packs, in a year or two.
     
  2. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    LEANER??? This is Manly! He needs to pack on the pud ASAP if he wants to keep his spot!
     
  3. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    Couldn't we get Big George in as 'Size Coach'. He'd love come back and demonstrate to the lads how to do what he loves to do. Lets face, ppl gravitate towards what they are good at.
     
  4. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Let's face it, with the interchange rule coming, we dont need massive and slow props, we need 80 minute forwards.

    I think Jake T will grow under the new interchange rule.
     
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  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Jake does look a little leaner than he did a few years ago when warming up with the side against Canberra however that day he looked bigger than anyone else in maroon and white, that was my first look up close when comparing him with the big boys and he was big then, well over 110Kg
     
  6. Freagle

    Freagle Well-Known Member

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    Good to know... Its true though, we will need big MOBILE forwards soon enough. Kasiano etc will be dinosaurs by then.
     
  7. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I predict within a year we will have an awesome pack with Myles coming on board, Jake T and Ligi are really blossoming and so good to see them get their chance for this season.
     
  8. The Who

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    Matt Scott would be no bigger than Jake Turbojet - and he was the best prop in Australia for the past few seasons.
     
  9. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Matt Scott is pretty good, but while I'd rate him better than Jake right now, I'd not even consider swapping the pair over. No frikken way.
     
  10. pjayz

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    Exactamundo!
     
  11. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Aayy:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  12. MWSE

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    Sao is off contract, sign up him meow!
     
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  13. KaZa

    KaZa Well-Known Member

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    Its so great to see these two boys getting and taking their chance. Sao should be resigned. Still so much room for improvement for both boys.

    Just on the weekend
    Jake played 49 minutes.. made 14 hit ups for 135 metres (25 tackles)
    Sao played 35 minutes.. made 11 hit ups for 95 metres (23 tackles and a try)

    Great stuff especially for Ligi on less minutes.

    Leary is a good improvement on Watmough going off that game. 176 metres.. try assist and 39 tackles.

    Fantastic effort from the forwards.
     
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  14. Sillybus

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    Do i look like a cat meow? Am i all nimbly bimbly?
     
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  15. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Now hurry up meow

    Yes they are making number 2 and it is crowd funded, part of that is a beerfest in Sydney
     
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  16. 1978

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    Am super impressed how Jake is not following the usual approach when young props come into first grade: try to show everyone how tough you are, give away penalties, make silly mistakes and get injured.

    He is smashing people with textbook-like tackling, particularly on tryline, having efficient carries, and doing great work off the ball. He looks a lot brighter than the average young prop. We have another real footballer in the team, not just a one-dimensional power prop. Watch out when he fills out in the next few years and develops more ball skills.
     
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  17. Kevinward777

    Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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    Yes he could be anything.
     
  18. lurker

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    a giraffe?
     
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  19. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking rhino
     
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  20. ManlyMatt

    ManlyMatt Well-Known Member

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    somebody tell him to stay away from the junk food or he'll be a hippo like gorgeous.
     

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