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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by toovs, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. toovs

    toovs Member

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    did anyone else see that the tele said that manly are thinking of putting him in the 2nd row next year . i don,t think that is not a bad idea
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    :roll: :roll: :roll: !pray: !pray: pelase dont let them do it.

    Let me set the scene.

    Matai races out of lock, tries to make a shoulder charge....oops missed, South sydney run through for a try...... :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:

    please I thought the club had more smarts than that these days, we need a solid defensive second row like we have this year, they are the staple of our defensive line and strategy, putting a questionable defender in the line would just be stupid and put major pressure on the others around him. At least he can hide a little where he is now and he has a little cover from others
     
  3. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

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    i dont think his defense would be as bad infield

    its out at centre where he has to mak decisions that he gets in trouble


    anyway, if he does move to the backrow, he should be an impact player off the bench ala jenson or widders
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon he should make an impact by sitting on the bench after he has played PL
     
  5. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Im not for the idea of Mattai into the forwards but if they MUST do it then i am in agreeance with Disco's thinking that he be off the bench.
     
  6. byso

    byso Well-Known Member

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    I asked Mattai last week if he was going to Lock and he said "No way I'm not big enough"
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    i think he will cover centres - we are going to have at least one but probably both out for origin and then there will be injuries, he will get some game time
     
  8. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

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    Matai is a solid defender although he is prone to making stupid decisions. Defending in the centres is harder than defending in the forwards imo, you have players coming at you at speed with more space between you and the next defender so defensive errors are highlighted more so.

    I think he is too small for the forwards but he definately plays above his weight and is improving every game. If he keeps improving he will demand a spot in the 17 somewhere next season. I am sure the coaching staff will make the correct decision.
     
  9. Barks

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    i believe there is more room for this error when playing centres daniel. In the forwards the defence is tighter. He's currently marking fleetfooted centres where he is found out alot. In saying that, i don't think matai is the best solution to take BK's spot, but he wouldn't be totally out of place.
     
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    No one can hide these days but Matai is a stand out lousy defender where he is. Sure he comes up with a few solid hits but lets in more than he stops. If he's in the forwards in 07 our forwards coach Roach will impart some his wisdom..... although I'm not sure he has any .
     
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Before putting Matai anywhere somebody pleeeeese coach his errors out of his game.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    agreed 100% DSM5
     
  13. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Matai is down to mark Inglis this weekend. I'm worried :(
     
  14. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You can afford one lighter weight second rower (Watmough) but you need size and strength. To have Matai and Choc both in the pack is to have too many lightweights, leaving us a chance of being bashed by bigger and stronger packs.
     
  15. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    choc lightweight?

    The guy is wider than a barn!
     
  16. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Doesnt really matter, gorgeous George has a few spare pounds he can lend
     
  17. Nutzcraw

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    08. Jason King
    09. Micheal Monoghan
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Steve Menzies
    12. Anthony Watmough
    13. Luke Williamson

    14. Steve Matai

    *Fullstop*

    That'll be it :D
     
  18. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Did noone notice the double negative?

    Toov's is really saying it's a shocking idea.
     
  19. The Fonz

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    Matai gets hurt (or fakes it) at least once every game. How do you think he would go in the guts?
     
  20. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Good to see you make an appearance Fonz.
     

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