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Turbo is 102 kgs, Saab is 101 kgs; Saab is also 4 to 5 cms taller.

At 101 kgs, Saab is no featherweight. Maybe another kg or two of muscle; I would hate to see any drop off in his speed, though.

Whatever Tommy was doing to bust tackles, Saab needs to learn.
 
Bencher
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Turbo is 102 kgs, Saab is 101 kgs; Saab is also 4 to 5 cms taller.

At 101 kgs, Saab is no featherweight. Maybe another kg or two of muscle; I would hate to see any drop off in his speed, though.

Whatever Tommy was doing to bust tackles, Saab needs to learn.
Turbo , Saab and Garrick are also quite capable fielding attacking bombs as well and something that was not that apparent last season . [ even taking into account Turbo 's long absence ] , Maybe next season and some good or well placed bombs from D C E and whoever
 
Journey Man
Wouldn’t mind if Saab even put 5 to 10 kegs on.

So long as it doesn't affect his pace because that and his height are 90% of his value. His defence isn't really worth much, but his towering height and speed is.

As our old mate @BOZO says ... speed kills. Saab's already recovered from an ACL so time will tell if he's lost any pace from that. We don't want him to be possibly losing more by putting on bulk.
 
Bencher
Turbo is 102 kgs, Saab is 101 kgs; Saab is also 4 to 5 cms taller.

At 101 kgs, Saab is no featherweight. Maybe another kg or two of muscle; I would hate to see any drop off in his speed, though.

Whatever Tommy was doing to bust tackles, Saab needs to learn.
Remember that article after the first 4 rounds last year where Saab said his dad told him to start putting his body on the line?

I think always being tall & skinny has made him a bit gunshy.

There was a noticeable lift in his attack after that article so I think it's just a confidence thing so hopefully plenty of weights & putting on a couple or 3 kgs will help him realise he's actually a pretty big bloke!
 
The Incomparable Immortal Bob Fulton
Speed is Cocaine on the footy field that gets the fans on a great high

There is absolutely No Saabstitute for Speed

Saab is our Cocaine Supplier and we are addicted to Saab


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Bencher
Speed is Cocaine on the footy field that gets the fans on a great high

There is absolutely No Saabstitute for Speed

Saab is our Cocaine Supplier and we are addicted to Saab


Picture Courtesy of Manly Media
1668579983449.png
Shhh! Don't make it public Bozo or he could end up rooming with Manase
 
Sea Eagle Lach
Premium Member
Keep an eye on young Aukusitano,young winger from union with less than 2 years experience at league.
Already has a TT contract,has work to do to be an NRL player,but on the rise.
Is that Saneli Augustino? Listed on the club site as train & trial
 
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2023 squad:Josh Aloiai (2025), Morgan Boyle (2023), Ethan Bullemor (2023), Daly Cherry-Evans (2025), Lachlan Croker (2024), Ben Condon (2025), Latu Fainu (TBC), Samuela Fainu (TBC), Viliame Fifita (2024), Zac Fulton (2025), Reuben Garrick (2027), Morgan Harper (2023), Sean Keppie (2026), Tolutau Koula (2024), Karl Lawton (2024), Haumole Olakau’ata (2025), Brad Parker (2023), Taniela Paseka (2024), Jason Saab (2026), Josh Schuster (2024), Toafofoa Sipley (2023), Ben Trbojevic (2023), Jake Trbojevic (2026), Tom Trbojevic (2026), Kelma Tuilagi (2025), Christian Tuipulotu (2024), Alec Tuitavake (2023), Raymond Vaega (2023), Kaeo Weekes (2023)

Development players: Fletcher Myers (2024), Gordon Chan Kum Tong (2023), Jacob Sykes (2023), Jamie Humphreys (2023)

Train & trial players: Nathaniel Roche, Troy Dargan, Jackson Ferris, Austin Dias

Joshua Stuckey, James Uesele, Charlie Thompson, Cameron Brown, Saneli Augustino, Jake Toby, Cooper Johns

 
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Turbo , Saab and Garrick are also quite capable fielding attacking bombs as well and something that was not that apparent last season . [ even taking into account Turbo 's long absence ] , Maybe next season and some good or well placed bombs from D C E and whoever
Also read Seibold putting a lot of emphasis in Union regarding catching and defending high kick’s which would be a big plus for Manly.
 

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