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Foran's bruising defence

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Crusher_Cleal, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Foran may never develop a five-eighth like Laurie Daley's classical ball-playing skills, but man-oh-man, he sure does make up for it in other ways. Some of the hits he put on the Roosters players yesterday were outstanding, and it got to a point where I think Pearce was afraid to direct traffic his way. Pound for pound must be the best backline tackler in the NRL - it's like having another backrower out there in defence.
     
  2. globaleagle

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

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    I agree re the tackling.

    I just hope his body lasts, and lasts.
     
  3. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    You think Laurie Daley had classical ball-playing skills?
     
  4. Dan

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

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    He was paying particular attention to Pearce yesterday which was awesome
     
  5. tulley

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    He reminds me of a young Ian Martin, who was a good enough player to push Bob Fulton to the centres. Ian Martin had the same type of powerful hits in his game as Kieran and seems to have a similar build physically.
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Weren't Laurie's ball playing skills on display in the sheds after the 1989 Grand Final ?
     
  7. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I think you are confusing Laurie Daley with Cliffy Lyons.

    Agree on Kieran's defence though, it is outstanding! I wonder if he and Matai have a competition to see who can axe the most players.
     
  8. Crusher_Cleal

    Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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    Fine Cliffy then. Imo, Daley was pretty outstanding in attack too, but in other ways from Cliffy I guess. My point more being that I think Foran still has a bit to go on the attacking side of things in order to become one of the game's great 5/8's (but is obviously young and improving all the time)
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      How funny was his laughter when Pearce threw the ball to the Phantom on the Wing:p
       
    • Crusher_Cleal

      Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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      And how good does his hair look right now?
       
    • Napper

      Napper Well-Known Member

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      Yeah i thought that was odd too.
       
    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      When the Rorters were on our line at 24 14 Foz smashed Boyd Cordner and Manly kept them out. You could see it lifted the whole team and we scored off our next set,which opened the floodgates. The kids a freak.
       
    • Haz88

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      Most halves dont like the tough stuff but not Foz, I think he enjoys trying to belt the bigger blokes and he succeeds lol
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

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      An underrated attribute, but in my view essential for a top 5/8.
       
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      • manlyfan76

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

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        Unlike Wally Lewis, Lockyer, Widdop.
         
      • SeaEagleRock8

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      • manlyfan76

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        You have enlightened me Ser8!
         
      • Elvis Presley

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        I'm like thinking the same...Good one Tulley!
         
      • Eaglette Fan

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        Next year when Manly play the Dogs, I think TRex will be mostly running at Foran if Hasler plays him at no.12, so Foz will have to be at his tackling best, and I have faith in him.
         

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