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Albert hopoate cleared by specialist

frank stokes

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Yeah he's been much better in the middle. Actually, today in his media interview he said he has been preferring getting in there at hooker than playing at 6
If I was him I would be locking my sights on that relieving hooker role too... and to be fair, he is a strong defender and, when he gets it right, offers a great surprise kicking option out of dummy half...
 

XV-1

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Yeah he's been much better in the middle. Actually, today in his media interview he said he has been preferring getting in there at hooker than playing at 6
to be honest, he is better than Levi at hooker. Levi is crap. If he could get his skills, fitness and concentration to play hooker, he would be a good hooker and backup if Gangsta Fainu ever plays footy again.
 

Bearfax

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I don't get that reasoning. He's either passed fit or he's not. A player with a niggling injury might be spared in slippery conditions but not a young powerhouse who has passed every fitness test. (I could be wrong, just seems odd to me)

Some ones been pulling our legs...or they his
 

Bearfax

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If young Hoppa plays he'll be nervous, make a few mistakes, whatever. Its getting him onto the field that's important because after the first few matches he'll find his rhythm. No way should we judge him too closely on his first few games
 

tookey

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If young Hoppa plays he'll be nervous, make a few mistakes, whatever. Its getting him onto the field that's important because after the first few matches he'll find his rhythm. No way should we judge him too closely on his first few games
Hopefully he doesn't perform as badly as his father did when playing for NSW
 

lsz

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If young Hoppa plays he'll be nervous, make a few mistakes, whatever. Its getting him onto the field that's important because after the first few matches he'll find his rhythm. No way should we judge him too closely on his first few games
Three tries or we buuuuuurrrrrrrnnnnn him (I would think it would take 6 - 8 games considering there has been no lower league etc)
 

Smokin Joe

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If young Hoppa plays he'll be nervous, make a few mistakes, whatever. Its getting him onto the field that's important because after the first few matches he'll find his rhythm. No way should we judge him too closely on his first few games
So,patience for a kiddy but not the head coach? ;)
 

Waz13

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If young Hoppa plays he'll be nervous, make a few mistakes, whatever. Its getting him onto the field that's important because after the first few matches he'll find his rhythm. No way should we judge him too closely on his first few games
Yep agree Bear. I’m just not sure about his first game in the wet, off injury against a team we must beat if we are any chance of finals. Maybe a spot on the wing but I wouldn’t put him at FB for this one. Des won’t either.
 

manly al

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At least Young Hoppa is finally in the mix , guess much will depend on how Jorge , Elliot and possibly Funa go in the next couple of games . Still would like to have him re signed with out too much more delay but who really knows what goes on behind the scenes .
 

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