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Early Front Row report...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Lawrence - Looks really established now as the No 1 front rower at Manly
    Starling - Likes the tough stuff, a solid pass at this stage
    Lui - enjoy his impact but his hands need to improve...soon
    Hasson - If you talk underrated, he wont be by seasons end, big improver & have a feel theres more potential to be unleashed.
    Jese - Big mobile style - quality minutes - shown enough for a bench spot
    King - Thought his days were over tbh, stuck it to Souths enough to show he means business in 2014 & wants to lead the youngsters again
    Jake T - This bloke is the goods, wasted in NSW Cup in an unmotivated team, will be a star imo, hope its at Manly.
    Sao - Another to get a shot who CAN play - not such a lack of depth....
    Luaki - Big ,mean,ugly, recall him as great impact with poor hands & on the verge of a penalty every tackle, sure Tooves will get the best from him
     
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    • Townsville Eagle

      Townsville Eagle Active Member

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      We have some great talent in the making, we haven't even focused on young Turbo who is an excellent player. We have depth in the front row, the trouble I fear will be keeping it.
       
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      • Dan

        Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Hasson is a solid defender as well
         
      • mozgrame

        mozgrame Well-Known Member

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        I love our front row. Where are all the people that cried doom in the off season??
         
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        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          At parra.
           
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          • Eagle Rock

            Eagle Rock Active Member

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            I am hearing Jake has just signed a new 3 year deal and have been told he probably shouldn't have rushed into it. Tooves should have him at least coming off the bench.
             
          • Eagles2nv

            Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Lui and Hasson have been the 2 that have impressed me this year. Lui has had some aggressive runs and hasson has been really strong in both attack and defence.

            Kingy has been solid as always and we need his seniority, you could say he is our Yoda for the front row. (knowing his end is near, and passing on his wisdom for the future).

            I have found BJ to be pretty quiet this year. Don't know if is cause Starling is in the NO.8. He has been solid as always.
             
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            • mickqld

              mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              So far so good. No complaints but we definitely need the old lion King to lead the troops forward. Can't lose him to injury for extended period.
               
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              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                Lui and Hasson have impressed (of the new chums).....BJ and Starlo seem to be going ok and Kingdog....well let's see, for him I sincerely hope he goes well if anyone deserves it he does, but if he gets injured early and is out for another year it will have been another wasted year...fingers crossed that doesn't happen.
                 
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                That's a shame. Who did he sign for?
                 
              • Disco

                Disco Well-Known Member

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                Ahh relax, Jake has tonnes of time, great to hear we have looked him up.

                he'll play plenty this year!

                Its round 2 ffs
                 
              • Eagle Rock

                Eagle Rock Active Member

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                He is a Manly Boy for the next 3 years.
                 
              • SeaEagleRock8

                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Great. In that case why did he wait so long? ;)
                 
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                • driftout

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                  I think Hasson would be better utiised as a wide running backrower in the Graeme Wynn mould (a role probably earmarked for Chee Kam). His height and ability to offload would make him an awkward proposition . Manly's attack could certainly use an extra dimension in the absence of Snake.

                  Starling looks solid and seems to have found his rhythm. Lui needs to improve his handling and not race out of the defensive line.
                   
                • Eagle Rock

                  Eagle Rock Active Member

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                  I think his family are not too happy after he signed to then hear about all the other Props Manly had bought. I don't blame them.
                   
                • StuBoot

                  StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  So it's not that he signed it's more to do with how much he probably signed for?
                  I kind of don't get it, if he signed for X he get's that regardless. If he's the real deal he'll be in 1st grade soon enough and his manager will demand an upgrade ala DCE and his next contract will be the payday ( and the one after that ).
                  He's 21 and played ONE 1st grade game, if we throw him in too early and too often he may not get to that big payday.
                  Great work if we've locked him up for three years.
                   
                • Eagle Rock

                  Eagle Rock Active Member

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                  What I was told he signed up after being told he will be coming off the interchange bench, they said he will be playing a lot of 1sts this year and will be the regular player in the team ( This could all still happen ) but there was no mention of the stream of props Manly have bought. I have watched Jake for years and he and Lawrence are the 2 best props there, they both have pace as well. The Bulldogs were after Jake. I hope Manly do the right thing otherwise he won't be happy and especially playing in NSW Cup who are getting flogged each week, risk injury and under a very Ordinary Coach
                   
                • Blowfly

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                  Gee that's a shock that the Bulldogs were after him!

                  I'm expecting an offer soon.

                  Manly will look after Jake. They know how good he is & are only protecting his future.

                  He'll be a top grade regular before seasons end IMO.
                   
                • Eagle Rock

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                  Well lets hope so. Considering the Bulldogs paid $850 000 for prop Fifita. Jake does have clauses in his contract if he is not happy at Manly.
                   
                • SeaEagleRock8

                  SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Yeah, there is a clause that allows him to frown.

                  I can't believe his family would be stupid enough to think a club with premiership ambitions does not need many props in their squad.

                  Understandable that Jake is impatient to hit NRL but Toovey is not dumb enough to throw him to the wolves, we need to let the 2014 team get set and then introduce him gradually, I'm sure he's in our plans as the year rolls on.
                   
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