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Brian Kelly

CBreeagles

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This kid has the goods. Great successor for Skivvie's jersey. Finding low priced unknowns which shine are my favourite type of signing. He's deceptively strong as well with forwards ricocheting off him on numerous hit-ups.
 

Holmsey

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Excellent buy. Strong in defence, fast and deceptive in attack. Looks small but he is far from it.
 

Eagles2nv

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His defensive reads are solid. Similar to matai in that regard, just doesnt hit as hard ;)

Also good runner with the ball in hand, and knows how to break the line.

He is definitely cementing that jersey.
 

KaZa

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I thought hed be quicker and **** in defence. Complete opposite. Great defender. Lots of room to improve too. Great signing.
 

Ryan

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Actually, he is very MUCH like Matai at that respective point in his career (except Kelly has better hands).
 

Snake

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I thought his tackle on Morgan in the second half was the tackle of the match. The Cowboys were still in the game at that point and they shifted the ball right off a quick play-the-ball and Morgan had options until Kelly raced out of the line and made the tackle count...it was actually quite brilliant defence because 9/10 in that situation the player gets beaten.
 

CBreeagles

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I thought his tackle on Morgan in the second half was the tackle of the match. The Cowboys were still in the game at that point and they shifted the ball right off a quick play-the-ball and Morgan had options until Kelly raced out of the line and made the tackle count...it was actually quite brilliant defence because 9/10 in that situation the player gets beaten.
Yep great tackle, Morgan got the ball out but the damage was done by Kelly.
 

Mal Cochrane

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100% sold on developing this kid. His first half was enormous, plenty of doing the hard yard hit ups also and i also though to write up about kelly here. Maybe a tad quiet in the 2nd, but quality was still there when needed as mentioned above.
 

pjayz

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As has been mentioned, his defence is really good. So rare for an u20 player to step up to the big time and be a good defender from the get go - especially in the backs.

We have a real player on our hands.
 
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mave

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Kelly has had a great start to what will hopefully be a long career with us.
 

Woodsie

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On record as saying Kelly has talent but I thought he was a year away from first grade. I was wrong, I didn't take into account the outstanding coaching abilities of Barrett, the kid grew up fast.
 

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