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Hiku leaves egg on faces

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +4,506 /100
    This is the headline that would be great to read in the morning.
    Many ppl have been bagging him this week, reporters, ppl at work, banter all over NRL forums....
    Short memories imo as Hiku had a super year in 2013 & would be welcome as a starter at most clubs, everyone has the odd bad game & one thing I credit Hiku for usually is reliability.
    As a massive Stewart supporter, there's NO fullback who compares so its huge shoes to fill & Hiku plays a completely different style based on toughness & is great around that rugged ruck area....maybe perfect in the tough slug tonight.
    Really love a Seagles win against the odds with Hiku MOM
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    • KaZa

      KaZa Well-Known Member

      +327 /22
      then the following article would likely be.

      "Dogs sign star fullback Hiku"
    • Killer03

      Killer03 Well-Known Member

      +3,437 /32
      Maxta I actually can't believe some of the anti-Hiku sentiment on here. There is only one Prince of Brookvale, but to have someone like Hiku to be able to cover......what club has such an able fullback replacement?
    • MadMarcus

      MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +8,382 /74
      "...to 4 year $2.4m contract"
    • Chip and Chase

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

      +8,608 /80
      So he made a couple of errors last week, big deal. Choc has been coughing up the ball regularly for years. Buhrer's is normally good for a hold down penalty or two each week. DCE had a brain explosion or 3 last week as well. Form is temporary, class is permanent.

      Only a moron would expect him to be a clone of Snake. Hope he has a good game tonight, we'll need it with Gifty out now.
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      • double hoops

        double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +3,721 /156
        Hiku's the best young talent at the eagles.
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

        +5,631 /205
        I remember Brett Stewart dropping a few pills against the bongos some years ago. Glad some posters are not involved in team selection and retention.

        Hiku is a very good reserve fullback. simple as that
      • Disco

        Disco Well-Known Member

        +1,778 /48
        You wont hear me bag him, great young player
      • Fluffy

        Fluffy Well-Known Member

        +5,631 /205
        Its not an omlette but Brett does not have the strength to stand and offload there. Hiku brings different strengths and we have a try.
      • HoldenV8

        HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

        +10,537 /173
        Part of the problem is that when he plays fullback, Peta is replacing one of the greats. But we can't expect him to play like Snake does. Hiku is a different player, he's young, strong and does have some pace.

        Sure, we're stronger when Snake is out there doing what he does best, but how long has he been out there doing it? He's not forever. Its pretty obvious that Peta is being groomed as his long term replacement, lets let him develop his own game before we go bagging him for not being Snake.

        IIRC, replacing Wombat and later Ridgey wasn't easy. We went through a few players before Bozo signed Dale Shearer, while we didn't really find a long term replacement for Ridge until Snake came along. I think this time we're pretty lucky that we have someone like Hiku who can step straight in if Snake is out, or when he eventually retires.
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        • The Eagle Has Landed

          The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

          +485 /8
          And how good is it to see kick returns being run back with vigor?
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          • Eagles2nv

            Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +2,103 /49
            Yeah Hiku is running in hard. He is giving this game 110%
          • The Eagle Has Landed

            The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

            +485 /8
            He always does ^^^
          • God

            God Well-Known Member

            +487 /12
            He was much better than Brett was this week @ about 1/10 of the cost
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            • Ron E. Gibbs

              Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

              +2,337 /21
              He's a very different player to Brett but he's still a very, very good player. Great heart, great skills. I'd hate to see him at another club.
            • Clint

              Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +2,173 /34
              Great stuff MK. You are a genius. Never in doubt imo. Go Manly!!!
            • Mals

              Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +1,652 /39
              Good call Heeeeeeku was very very good tonight :D
            • Masked Eagle

              Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

              +976 /0
              He had a stinker last week. I'm sure he knows it as much as anybody else does. Bounced back like a quality player does tonight.
            • SeaEagleRock8

              SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +10,561 /215
              You're such a Know-it-all :D
            • BOZO

              BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +7,395 /390
              There must be a good reason why he is about 1/10 of the cost LOL . He was very good for us this week . Much better than last week thank God :)

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