- Jun 22, 2010
And if/when he does come good in two years it’ll be about the time he’s due to take two years off to spread the word.He certainly might turn out to be a fabulous player but on what we saw at Manly this year based on that from alone - at the moment he is a long long way short of NRL standard. He was a turnstyle in defence - had no idea on his positional defence and offered absolutely zero in attack. That is just plain reality. Schuster on the other hand came in and owned the game from the first second - Schu showed he belongs and now. Hopoate might belong in time but based on what he showed us to date - it will be at least two years before he might be anything. Do we wait for two years on a maybe - I say nope - pass. We need some now type players - we have enough other juniors coming through for the future - Burbo, young Fainu - etc
Will has had a good career but what could have been if he played on instead of taking two years off.