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Does Tafua play this week?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by XV-1, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. XV-1

    XV-1 Well-Known Member

    +750 /90
    Does 2V bite the bullet and drop Tafua for the match against Melb/Dogs?

    He is in terrible form and IMO a liability like Wolfman was last year in the finals.

    Cronk or Hodkinson will terrorise Tafua next match. He should be replaced imo

    Does he bring in Blair or Gutherson. Both are safe under the high ball. Gutherson is more dynamic and Blair seems very safe but perhaps does not have the X factor.

    Difficult choice on who to bring in

  2. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,641 /62
    Yes he needs to bite the bullet

    Gutherson on one wing - Blair on the other.
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    • sheridanstand78

      sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

      +4,660 /68
      No no no no no!!

      What more does Cheyse Blair have to do? If not him Gutho cause he can also goal kick if Killer is suspended.

      Tafua is a liability at the moment. He does not attack bombs and we will be targeted all game if he plays.
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      • cherry_poppins

        cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

        +1,507 /183
        Hiku is pathetic right now, reminding me of Trex on the wing, no heart no impact, Taufua reminds me of Wolf, all heart no talent
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        • KaZa

          KaZa Well-Known Member

          +327 /22
          If Tooves plays Tafua he has rocks in his head and i will seriously start to question his judgement.

          By playing him we are basically giving teams a game plan. Even the panel on the footy show were saying teams were easily targeting Tafua. We have conceded at least 6-7 tries in the last two games directly from a bomb toward Tafua. Its not as if its 1-2.. its a massive liability. Team defends their but only for a bomb to go up on the last.

          Sorry Jorge but you need work in the off season. Tooves would have to be insane if he thinks this will be fixed in a week.
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          • Mavin

            Mavin Well-Known Member

            +929 /43
            Should he play? No Will he play? Yes
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            • bob dylan

              bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +6,313 /186
              Have to play Gutherson.
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              • Masked Eagle

                Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

                +976 /0
                In fairness to the Wolfman, he was only really a liability in the GF. He was pretty good in the rest, especially the Prelim where he was outstanding.
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                • driftout

                  driftout Active Member

                  +97 /0
                  Taufua at his best is a good finisher and gets the sets off to a good start (the latter is more important to Manly than most teams due to our limited go forward), but everyone knows he needs a shoulder reconstruction and he came back overweight in August from an ankle injury . Injury can be used as a reason to bring Gutherson in who is a natural in the air and a genuine tackle breaker .
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                  • mike walker

                    mike walker Well-Known Member

                    +648 /4
                    G'day all,Don't like to say it but I think both wingers have to go because we are getting no kick return impact from the back three or any start to the roll on early tackles which then helps the forwards to go forward from them.Peta seems to be in no mans land when defending a pace or two behind Jamie instead of in line with him and this makes him completely ineffectual,although in saying that the right side defensive issues are not just his fault.Poor Jorge appears to be mentally shot and down in confidence and fitness and the fact that we do have two very good replacement options who have performed strongly when given their chance,it is probably the only position where we can make a viable change.
                    cheers mike
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                    • 6/71

                      6/71 Well-Known Member

                      +207 /3
                      If Gutho comes in and Choc is suspended, is there room anywhere for Tafua?
                    • wedgetail eagle

                      wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

                      +2,115 /11
                      Bite bullets? Toovey needs to fire bullets!!
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                      • Shoe1

                        Shoe1 Well-Known Member

                        +6,679 /92
                        If he had 2 functional shoulders I'd say yes make him a bench forward.
                      • seaeagledave

                        seaeagledave Active Member

                        +68 /2
                        Taufua to forward rotation
                        We will need another forward and I think Taufua's game suits it.

                        Hiku to Hooker
                        Assuming Hodges out.

                        Gutho and Blair to wings
                      • HappilyManly

                        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                        +17,977 /352
                        Lafai will use him as a turnstile, so please nooooooo :(
                      • The Eagle Has Landed

                        The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

                        +483 /8
                        I'd be surprised if Tafua plays he is not up to NSW cup standards let alone NRL finals football. He has no confidence and can't or refuses to catch a bomb and is a liability. But knowing 2V he'll probably play.
                      • Harry

                        Harry Active Member

                        +87 /0
                        Hasler hopes he does ! I hope Taufua doesn't play on the wing, it could be very upsetting for the young guy and lead to further repercussions as a player which is my main concern. Give him some time off the bench in the backrow. If Watmough does not play give him an opportunity there. Throw on the old shoulder pads and he will be fine.
                      • COMMANDER


                        +2,350 /118
                        Hiku is the slowest winger in the NRL and Jorge can't catch a cold.

                        Jorge needs a rest and undergo Manu therapy.

                        Tooves needs to make some really tough decisions this week.
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                        • smcgarrigle

                          smcgarrigle New Member

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                          Just to put my 2 bobs worth in......I do agree gorge is struggling however the bombs he has had to contest he has had very little cover . Most other teams get such good cover you don't get a chance to contest........just saying.
                        • Killer03

                          Killer03 Well-Known Member

                          +3,429 /32
                          Nope Taufau goes. Just not playing well at the moment.

                          Blair and Gutho in, and isn't there talk of Hiku to 9? Blair is everything currently I believe we need, big, strong, good in the air. He will get the sets off to a good start with strong hard running, which our wingers aren't doing.

                          Gutho has an x-factor about him and seems to find holes. Get him in.

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