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Taufua play the ball

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Mal Cochrane, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    Just to change the subject if only for 5 seconds, has anyone else noticed the way this bloke slowly plays the ball? It's like he puts the ball on the ground, then takes a step before raking the ball back, like a kid concentrating on how to play the ball correctly.

    In all, I like the way he is going, but it's unusual the way he plays the ball, and slow considering he is usually taking the 2nd hit up or so to give the forwards a rest.

    Have a look if you have some games saved and need to stop reading the Foran thread.
     
  2. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member

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    I've noticed that too. He's going really well at the moment so no complaints from me though
     
  3. wizball1973

    wizball1973 Active Member

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    He's knocked Oldfield and Whare out of the first XIII.
     
  4. manlyfan76

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

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    A lot of 20's do it in the NYC and it takes them a while to get to watmough's standard
     
  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hadn't noticed but from memory his predecessor lost the ball a couple of times. I'd say he knows his primary responsibility is to not stuff up by making simple errors.
     
  6. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Oldfield and whare are guns at playing the ball.
     
  7. The Eagle Has Landed

    The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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    Give him sometime he's still finding his feet in 1st grade.
    I just love seeing him run hard at the line its been a while since Manly has had a big strong winger like Taufau, apparently he's pretty quick to boot.
     
  8. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Actually we had one last year but he only stayed for about 5 minutes.
     
  9. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    Andrew suniula?
     
  10. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    William Hopoate.
     
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  11. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I know, was just being a smartass
     
  12. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sorry, I thought you being a dumbass :)
     
  13. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The rate things are going I can only be sarcastic these days.
     
  14. StuBoot

    StuBoot Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, noticed that too. He's lucky that you can't contest the ball in the ruck these days otherwise he'd be toast.
    He needs to very careful as all it will take is for a ruthless coach to try to exploit it by getting his players to nudge him in the play the ball and it could be construed as a lost ball by some refs.
     
  15. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe i could get a crack. I can play the **** out of a ball!
     
  16. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    But imagine the inconvenience of having to take those plastic doo doo bags onto the field to clean up.
     
  17. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    hadn't paid close attention to this until tonight. after tonight i think he needs to spend a day continually playing the ball to learn how to do it quicker
     
  18. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Every time he does it I think he's dropped it.
     

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