Whilst I admire your loyalty to a Manly Player (who is starting to get back to his best I must say!), you have conveniently left out how Semi has scored 2+ tries for 5 weeks in a row and has been one of the most damaging wingers week in and week out in the NRL.
Jorge can be that too, and in fact was back in 2013, but he needs to keep doing it.
Semi isn't a good defender, it's his only negative. Even against the tigers he got burned by Kevin Naqaima for a try on what should've been a rather simple tackle.
I love Jorge, his return from injury has had a bigger influence on us than a lot expected. His returns from dummy half are the best thing to start a set of six on.
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Skivy and Jorge are probably the slowest centre/wing pairing in the NRL today, not that it matters much because both are usually good enough to overcome that. But if you notice, most times the opposition won't attack down that side of the field against us unless there is room to run around them. Most prefer instead to attack down our right side when either Peta or Turbo Tom are on the wing. And who can blame them really.....I mean, I wouldn't exactly relish the thought of being on the end of one of Skivy or Jorge's tackles.
The majority of times that our opposition attack's down that side is when there is a high kick to the corner knowing that Jorge can't catch a bomb.
Jorge is a beast bringing the ball back from early tackles deep in Manly's half but his weakness is that he is short and does not leap well when the opposition kicks high in his direction. With Matai blocking he does ok but if isolated, opposition wingers generally have a much better leap than him.
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Interestingly though, we are not the sort of team to make long breaks down either wing, really - seldom see our wingers in a footrace. We tend to get Jorge and Hiku/TurboJunior over the line from a sweeping backline play at about 20 metres out. So speed isn't all that important.
Jorge is still very quick over a long distance, doesn't have blinding accerlation but once in the clear very hard to mow down and has a grewat fend. getting back to his 2012 form where he would make so many tackle busts and go the length from nothing.