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Where does Will Hopoate fit?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Central Coast Eagle, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

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    Where does Hoppa Jr fit when Matai comes back?
    IMO he deserves a spot in the side.
     
  2. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Good question, he DEFIANTLY deserves a spot, Trex out i say.
     
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hoppa uses his strength like Tony Williams should.
     
  4. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    How good was he again tonight. Oldfield didn't do to bad either, broke the line a couple of times.
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    A bit of a headache when Matai and Lyon get back.

    IMO i would probably take the safe option and move him back to the 20s or reserves to give him a bit of rest and recuperation, he is only 18 after all.
     
  5. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd make Matai come back through the NSW cup and leave Hoppa at centre.
     
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    On ABC Des said Lyon is a chance next week & then Hamilton  then stated he heard Lyonis a certain starter
     
  7. quinny

    quinny Member

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    Hoppa secured himself a season spot in the 13-where is anyones guess???
    But next year he will be 3 or 4.

    Now you can see why they were reluctant to sign Matai_my guess is it was a value buy  ;)
     
  8. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hoppa will get his turn. cant deny Matai and Lyon when they are back and it will be better for Snakes confidence when they are back. Even though we should have put the Knights to the sword we are looking mighty strong. Defence is impressive.
     
  9. codewana

    codewana Active Member

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    Hoppa >> T-Rex
    He has to be the backup centre/winger (while Lyon and Matai are available).
     
  10. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't worry about him replacing T-Rex.  He will have to compete for a wing spot against wolf and robbo.

    Stewart
    Wolfie
    Matai
    Killer
    Robbo
    Foran
    DCE

    I agree Hoppa deserves a spot, but it will only come this year if there are injuries or suspensions, which are going to happen.  T-Rex will come of the bench as a forward, or will go back to reggies.
     
  11. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    He had a fabulous game today, and to think he's only 18...as Gus Gould said "WOW"
     
  12. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hoppa and T-Rex both miss out when we are at full strength.
     
  13. Hit Man Randall

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    T Rex unfortuately cant mix it up in the forwards...

    Dont think we will see him for a while
     
  14. Biscuits

    Biscuits Active Member

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    commander and chip and chase are both correct. we cant lose sight of what matai has provided to this team over the last 6 years because hoppa played well today. Any 18 yearold will struggle for consistency and will benefit in being used sporadically. Des has a great record for not bringing in guys too early. weve seen kids burnt beyond repair by coaches such as stuart etc. How many have failed des, and how many has he failed. Today we had 5 players with less than 10 first grade games to their nameand  another with about 30 and wolfie and george who would be lucky to have 50. We need to get back as much experince as we can as soon as posible despite todays win, because rookies will not take us all the way.
     
  15. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Crusher was quoted on that TV show last year saying young blokes could only realy handle 4-5 NRL games in a row like that, so that may be the clubs thinking

    If we look towards next year, as much as I hate to say it because he has been so good for us, it might be time to tap Robbo on the shoulder and get Hoppa that wing spot
     
  16. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Can't see Des doing it, but Hoppa would stay in my top team, no question.  And the more ball in his hands, the better.
     
  17. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    Hoppa, Whare and Oldfield. I can't believe how good their games are when needed. We could be heading into a golden age (I wish anyway).
     
  18. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    At the beginning of the year most people including me didn't think we'd have the depth but some of the talent displayed by the young blokes is awesome. Only problem now is can we keep them?
     
  19. EagleRock40

    EagleRock40 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, which is why i'd keep him at centre -
    1.Stewart
    2.Robbo.
    3.Hopoate
    4.Lyon
    5.Wolf
    17.Matai

    Less game time for Matai, less chance of injury/suspension - can only be beneficial.
     
  20. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Exactly, which is why i'd keep him at centre -
    1.Stewart
    2.Robbo.
    3.Hopoate
    4.Lyon
    5.Wolf
    17.Matai

    Less game time for Matai, less chance of injury/suspension - can only be beneficial.

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    Its to hard to choose between Matai and Hoppa, both great players and they really both need a spot on the team, perhaps one of them off the bench could work....
     

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