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Albert Hopoate-Next Superstar

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Turbo, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Meet Albert Hopoate, the game’s next big thing
    By Rocco Luca
    August 28, 2016



    HIS father and brother have played rep footy and seems young Albert Hopoate is destined for the same heights.






    Young Albert has taken the Harold Matthews competition by storm this year scoring a plethora of full field tries courtesy of a great turn of speed and one hell of a left hand fend.

    The Manly fullback was also selected in the NSW 16s State of Origin side that defeated Queensland 12-10


    Check out his incredible highlights and judge for yourself.
     
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    • Turbo

      Turbo Well-Known Member

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      • Turbo

        Turbo Well-Known Member

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        I'm not going on just his you tube highlights I've watched him a couple of times and he is a freak! His fend is amazing he keeps his balance every time which is awesome he really is a special talent but we will wait and see I guess but he looks a great prospect much better than Tom Wright. He has no real ball playing though as far as I've seen so probably down the track a quality centre.
         
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        • Andrew..

          Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I have to agree this kid looks something special.
           
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          • Turbo

            Turbo Well-Known Member

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            Where would you have him play? I'd have him centre but he has played fullback mostly through juniors and Tom will probably have that spot for a long time.
             
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            • swoop

              swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              If he's like Will he'll won't be at the club long term because his father will make sure he goes to the highest bidder.

              Tom T will be our long term fullback.
               
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              • swoop

                swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                BTW Anyone remember Aaron Groom's highlight youtube?
                 
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                • manlyfan76

                  manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Highest bidder, or court. Whichever comes first lol.
                   
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                  • Bearfax

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                    Yep Jamil and Albert are specials and we need to hold onto them and bring them along carefully. Albert is an example of what Fulton needs to do to protect and enhance our junior scheme. He said he would so that's what we expect. Quite easy for TT to move to centre, if Albert shows the goods with the big boys. I remember Langlands being a fine centre when St George and Australia had a top full back to replace him. No more Gutherson blunders
                     
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                    • tookey

                      tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      No Could you post it again :rofl:
                       
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                      • tookey

                        tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Perfect centre with that fend and his pace Better than our current centres
                         
                      • The Wheel

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                        Hoppa senior was sitting in Manly dug out with players last weekend
                         
                      • swoop

                        swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        We have a fair bit of talent coming through but there's no much room in our salary cap due to some ageing players on our books. We will see more leave with Liam Knight being targeted by the Roosters.
                         
                      • Bearfax

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                        the only two aging players left in our ranks are Matai and Brett Stewart. Both are only contracted to the end of 2017 and both may retire or seek overseas contracts. By the end of 2017 and perhaps sooner, with salary cap increase and the disappearance of under performers this year, we should have a heap of money available
                         
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                        • swoop

                          swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          I hope so.
                           
                        • double hoops

                          double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Has he signed with the dogs yet?
                           
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                          • Woodsie

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                            Realistically 4/5 years away from FG. By that time Tom will be in the 2nd row.
                             
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                            • mickqld

                              mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                              By then we'll be the Blacktown Sea Eagles. Yelah
                               
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                              • HappilyManly

                                HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                So far Will had 1 stellar year and does not look likely to repeat his 2011 form.:cool:

                                The hype about the Hoppas has yet to be transferred onto the NRL field :rolleyes:
                                 
                              • tookey

                                tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                Parramatta as he wants to be coached by the best coach ever
                                 
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