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Jorge Taufa

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    There has been no discussion on here about his performance today. So, as one of his critics, I thought I'd ask your opinions.
    Mine is that he played well today, generally. He runs strongly, and seems safe when the ball is grubbered to him. There were two Easts tries on his wing but even though Gus blamed him for defensive lapses I think the damage had been done earlier, and I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
    I was really surprised he didn't have to diffuse one high ball! That is my criticism of him; he doesn't, or has been coached not to, jump to contest the ball. I'm very surprised that he is preferred to Oldfield, and believe it has more to do with Oldfield's defection to Easts than his ability.
    I hope I'm proven wrong about Jorge. I don't think he is built to play wing when you need to be spring-heeled.
    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

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    A few problems with your theory. Jorge has been playing first grade for over 10 weeks and Oldfield was signed by the Roosters last week. Jorge goes alright for mine, though he is not great at getting in the air. Whare showed him how to do it today, though some people just can't jump as high as others.
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    going great for such a rookie. Give him a full season and training over summer.
     
  4. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that what I said?
     
  5. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    Woody Harrelson, for example. He couldn't jump for ****.
     
  6. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Roosters are so poorly coached and dumb they didnt put him under much pressure.

    He was good today in a side that played well against a team of rubbish, not a single first grader amongst them.

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    But White Men Can't.
     
  7. winnyason

    winnyason Well-Known Member

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    he is getting better each week, metre eater out of our half.
     
  8. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I thought he was a bit quiet today actually. Not as much involvement as last week.
     
  9. manlyfan76

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

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    I'm sure he will get bigger and better as he is still young. No bombs today but the chooks never got into the position to have a crack at him. Long term he might move from the wing.
     
  10. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    So he went well but we still need a topic with criticism of him ?
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Mini-Vatuvai.
    Good ball runner.
    Good out of dummy 1/2.
    **** under the high ball.
     
  12. manlywarringah

    manlywarringah Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the kid, everytime he runs the ball i'm expecting him to bust the line. He'll do it very soon, he's half through a gap each run.

    Like everyone, it's just the high ball he has to attack. He'll keep copping kicks (although not yesterday) his way until he learns to difuse them.

    Going great guns at the moment.
     
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    • BOZO

      BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      We are all **** when we start off. He has a lot of potential and will improve.
       
    • Chip and Chase

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

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      In terms of contribution in a game I have him ahead of Oldfield in my book. At full strength I think Wolf and Whare shade him.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I reckon he will be fine, it would be much easier for him if he was on the other side playing outside Jamie.

      Remember TRex and Matai have hardly been there in the games he has played. He has not had the chance to form much of a combination.

      Stevie Matai will look after him and make him a very good player, protect him from kick chasers and guide him in defence.
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Carved up today, shame he went off because his stats were already awesome at that point
       
    • TonganEagle

      TonganEagle New Member

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      Played awesome today went off and still racked up most meters run.
       
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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      his best ever half of footy
       
    • TokyoEagle

      TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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      He had a great game today. Our left side was lethal with Matai, Williams and Taufua there.
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      If we held them all there along with Stewart chiming in I'm sure we'd be looking at a record score about now
       

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