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Jorge reinvigorated

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    At the end of last season I'd written Jorge off as a winger, mistakenly believing that he couldn't catch a cold and, thus, should be tried in the second row. Well, he obviously spent a lot of time on catching practice in the off season because he has been as steady as a rock. Did they graft a set of Snake hands onto Jorge's?
    His runs from dummy half certainly helped out the forwards, and he is back to his best.
    So, not for the first time, I admit I was wrong. And I'm so glad I was.
     
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    • Pittwater Legend

      Pittwater Legend Well-Known Member

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      His hands have been superb this year. Our fortunes have really turned now that he has returned from injury.

      What pleases me is that Jorge and Starling have come back from legs injuries but you wouldn't even know it. Both of these guys just keep driving forward when being tackled.
       
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      • sheridanstand78

        sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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        Jorge has his confidence and mojo back. His current form resembles what we saw in 2012/3. He has also improved under the high ball and that was a big weakness in his game.
         
      • SeaEagle21

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        I was always hoping he would overcome the issues he had with high balls as he was our strongest runner and constantly did well out of dummy half when we were pegged back into the corner.

        Really happy for him and hopefully he maintains his consistency as we sure need him to be playing like he has to keep our season alive
         
      • cherry_poppins

        cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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        Well he's alright without that brace isn't he
         
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        • The Indian

          The Indian Well-Known Member

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          The yards he makes from dummy half and the momentum he creates carrying defenders when nothing is on and he grinds forward is huge for us. Its an area where we struggle sometimes and when he's on he makes a huge difference. Plus every half chance in the corner he just shoulders away the opposition winger like its a training session.

          Welcome back.
           
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          • Budgewoi Eagle

            Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            I always thought it must have been the shoulder injury that hampered him. So glad the surgery worked. My favourite players are always the ones who are a little different and, like Wolfman, he fits the bill.
             
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            • bones

              bones Bones Knows

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              Did he have a brace last year? I never knew that.
              Glad to see him back to his best. Looks like he is really enjoying himself again too.
               
            • Loobs

              Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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              I thought it was less issues with high balls and more a physical inability to get up and catch them due to an ankle injury in his jumping leg and a bum shoulder where he couldn't lift his arms up properly.

              Also, the club demanded he get off the turps after the Loko incident and if he has a brain, he'd stick with it because it's definitely helping.
               
            • HappilyManly

              HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Manly's tough love, after the Loko fiasco.
              Last warning is in force! @:cool:

              Jorge has finally realized, that being a footy player is a privilege that he should appreciate.

              Glad to see him more involved, as he has talent , size and youth on his side :clap:
               
            • voicefromthehill

              voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              Yeah, there was an article on it last year. It restricted his shoulder movement (wire brace post injury), it was suspected that the brace caused some (even most) of his issues with the high ball
               
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              • cherry_poppins

                cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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                It was publicised that he was wearing a stiff shoulder brace across his chest,he's very much a confidence player, when he stinks he stinks for weeks but when he's confident well good luck trying to stop him
                 
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                • Rodo

                  Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Love the way Jorge has been playing lately. He looks very strong and is extremely hard for opposition to contain. And it looks like he has a lot of confidence and is enjoying himself out there.

                  It's great that his ball control and catching from kicks has improved immensely. The opposition haven't worked this out yet and he has been targeted which is good because his strength has enabled him to catch the ball and then make good metres often in difficult situations (case in point - last night he caught the ball on the goal line and had the strength to get back into the field of play; not many would have been able to do that).
                   
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                  • globaleagle

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

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                    He got a brace tonight!
                     
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                    • Loobs

                      Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                      I thought Tom T played better too. Ran a bit straighter and harder. Interesting to see what they do with Hiku when he's healthy.
                       
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                      • KOMORI

                        KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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                        He'd be three yards faster with a more aerodynamic hair cut.. ;)
                         
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                        • Ryan

                          Ryan Well-Known Member

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                          Jeez, I had him replaced in my YARTS, but you just couldn't replace the bloke
                           
                        • mjb136

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                          He was covered in so much bandaging last year that no wonder he was struggling.

                          Great to see him back to his barnstorming best.
                           
                        • pjayz

                          pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Totally agree Lube job....he ran with a lot more purpose and vigor - it was good to see.
                           
                        • pjayz

                          pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          I'm waiting for the comb to make an appearance...
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