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Our up & comers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagleRock8, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,638 / 118
    Have some of our talented up & comers plateaued to some extent in their development?

    Of our younger brigade, Tafua has come from nowhere to hold down a wing spot, & Whare also has become a top grader this year, but they both still look to be at 'work in progress' level.

    What about the others? I assume Oldfield hasn't really improved, otherwise he'd be in 1st grade. Players like Tim Robinson & Mauro (a member of our premiership 17) are either marking time or going backwards.

    Harrison is one who looks like he's improving as the year goes on.

    Most puzzling is Jamie Buhrer. This kid is a super talent, but doesn't appear to be having as much impact lately. Has he been injured?
  2. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

    +247 / 0
    Agree SER8 on Oldfield - had the key wingers elements of speed & size but positional play & errors hurt him & after signing elsewhere Tooves & Co seem to think he is best to ripen on another tree.

    Also on buhrer - This bloke has limited time on the field & have noticed in the physical type games this season has only got 20ish minutes of gametime. Though not designed to be an intimidator he maybe needs to lift his aggression to show Tooves he is up to the more physical collisions.
    I must confess expected more from JB in 2012 & though he makes some impact off the bench with his speed attacking tired fowards in the ruck, still think he has another 2 gears not yet seen. Maybe saving it for the finals??;)
    Up & Comers - have said this before - would rather 3-4 quality players like Gutherson, Jake ?, Kam Chee & Sao from NZ who are potential superstars than 12 maybe 1st graders other teams have running around in Toyota Cup. The future looks good.
  3. kurri eagle

    kurri eagle Active Member

    +22 / 1
    Watched the Warriors Toyota cup game yesterday , Sao is a big big boy who could be anything.
  4. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,337 / 125
    I reckon we might of seen the last of Harrison and Oldfield in the 1s.

    Lussick has been an improver, he seems to relish the tough games.
  5. Sheikheagle

    Sheikheagle Well-Known Member

    +832 / 51
    I actually reckon that lussick would make a better wide running 2nd rower than front rower he is tall and awkward to tackle.
  6. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +201 / 1
    Can't say I'm a big fan of Lussick. Too much like JW-H - too busy trying to prove how tough & 'I won't be intimidated' rather than play the game and running & tackling hard.

    In a couple of years maybe, but then again perhaps he needs a maestro like Ricky Stuart to bring out his best! cough-cough-splutter

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