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2020 hooker (and Fainu disc.)

Cust or Croker for hooker 2020 if Nas is out

  • Cust

    Votes: 50 47.6%
  • Crocker

    Votes: 17 16.2%
  • Zach Dockar-Clay

    Votes: 19 18.1%
  • Fainu

    Votes: 19 18.1%

  • Total voters
    105

Snake

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The thing that worries me the most about losing Fainu is the impact it has on our ability to score points. We are very predictable without him and the only way to score points against the top sides (Roosters, Melbourne, Raiders) is to throw something unconventional at them. If you go off last season, we were largely ineffective in attack against quality teams because we don't have amazing structure like Melbourne nor do we have amazing individual flair like the Chooks. It is pretty much Tom T or Fainu to break something open.

Our attack is largely based on working towards what the team calls a 'surge'. It is where we work the opposition around and throw a big body like an AFB to try and get a quick play-the-ball. From there, Fainu's job is to basically to run and everyone push up with him and play 'eyes up' footy. It worked perfectly the day we played the Eels at Brookie. When we started struggling a little at the back end of the year, teams were slowing down our ruck considerably and we couldn't use the 'surge'. We had limited structure to fall back on and struggled to score points.

Our best chance of scoring points is currently on bail.
 
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nightster

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The thing that worries me the most about losing Fainu is the impact it has on our ability to score points. We are very predictable without him and the only way to score points against the top sides (Roosters, Melbourne, Raiders) is to throw something unconventional at them. If you go off last season, we were largely ineffective in attack against quality teams because we don't have amazing structure like Melbourne nor do we have amazing individual flair like the Chooks. It is pretty much Tom T or Fainu to break something open.

Our attack is largely based on working towards what the team calls a 'surge'. It is where we work the opposition around and throw a big body like an AFB to try and get a quick play-the-ball. From there, Fainu's job is to basically to run and everyone push up with him and play 'eyes up' footy. It worked perfectly the day we played the Eels at Brookie. When we started struggling a little at the back end of the year, teams were slowing down our ruck considerably and we couldn't use the 'surge'. We had limited structure to fall back on and struggled to score points.

Our best chance of scoring points is currently on bail.
Edwin Ipape!?
 

BOZO

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Our best wishes should go to the young PNG fella, what a chance for him.

Having travelled to PNG and seen how they live up there an opportunity like this would be life changing for him.
Opportunity knocks and what better player to open the number 9 door for us than the opportunist him self...... the Evasive , Explosive and Enterprising Edwin Ipape .

Beware of the black Superman man who is hungry for success

 

BOZO

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What a try !!! Edwin Ipape made it look so easy against the English national team

The master of disaster Edwin Ipape strikes as he deceivingly looks to his left from dummy half and appears to be setting up play in that direction .

Edwin Ipape sees a gap up the middle of the field evades one desperate tackle and explodes into the clear

Edwin Ipape evades another player with his blistering pace and bursts his way to the try line leaving players in their wake to score near the posts with out a hand on him

Fast between the ears and fast on his feet . The raw Edwin Ipape was just way too good for his experienced and illustrious opponents .

What a fcking try by a fcking freak of a player

This is no NSW cup highlight reel...... Edwin Ipape looks like the real deal

Never ever saw Fainu score a blistering try like that from 65 metres out

Fainu is a very good player but we have a very good coach and a very good squad of players and are way above a one man team .

Play it again Sam ..... I can watch this all day

 

BOZO

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If Des can turn a player like Parker around and bring the best out of him then Imagine what he could do to this bloke ....

 

Ben

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I if was a betting man I would say Ipape will win a year contact. Looks good from what Iโ€™ve seen so far. He is no Fainu at any stretch but has plenty to soak up in the mean time with massive upside. Has some real promise.
 

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