Junior Blues

"I come back to you now at the turn of the tide"

Ok - so Manly has representation from Tylor Bunting and Samuela Fainu, according to the attached; does anyone have more info on what sort of prospects they are?

Just as well Rabs has retired - imagine trying to say 'Venasiotanagifetaua Patuki Case' quickly, as he spins out of a tackle?

And I noticed Joe Walsh is listed; sounds like off season parties will be very interesting. Perhaps we should recruit him - 'Joe Walsh is now in the Eagles' does have a nostalgic ring to it.

@Captain Moondog - any Joe Walsh anecdotes?
 
Bencher
Josh Feledy in that group, too. Local junior, gun centre, who is now signed to the Tigers.

Don't know anything about Tyler Bunting, but Samuela Fainu is an excellent frontrower, big unit, good skills. Played in some very strong Manly junior teams with his brother Latu and Feledy. From memory, Manase always said Samuel would be the best of the Fainu clan.

Fittler's son, who has also grown up in the local area (but naturally plays for the Roosters) is an absolute beast. He's 105kg, plays centre, runs like the wind, scatters defenders everywhere. And he's 16 years old.
 
Reserve Grader
Tylor Bunting is an interesting one. My understanding is that he was rated at the Panthers however had Cleary and Katoa in front of him and decided to look for a different pathway - Katoa since gone to Dolphins. Wonder if he stays in our system?
 
Bencher
Premium Member
Disappointing. Hopefully Fletcher Myers continues to develop, he's looked electric each time I've watched him in Flegg.
Yeah , he looks like one to really keep an eye on and in the development squad now , How does his defence or defensive technique seem ?
 
First Grader
Yeah , he looks like one to really keep an eye on and in the development squad now , How does his defence or defensive technique seem ?
Myers is a quicker, younger version of Guth.....usually don't like comparisons, but has that work rate and likes to be amongst the action - solid defensively and positionally sharp, as can detect opportunities and has the vision to be in the right place at the right time.
1 to watch in coming years as 20 next b'day so timing is right.
Maybe a smokey for a shot and can show why Manly went all out to pinch him from Newcastle.
 

rmd

Reserve Grader
Feledy....such a shame, still cant believe we let him slip
Clearly the Tigers offered him a clearer pathway and probably more $ than Manly was prepared to offer, however, he is a local and may come back although, I thought that about Gutho too and that hasn't panned out.
 
Reserve Grader
And I haven't seen Latu name in any junior NSW teams (including the one named in this thread). He had a stellar season in HM's and yet since seems to have flown under the radar. Does anyone know why?
 
Team P W L PD Pts
24 20 4 306 42
24 18 6 209 38
24 17 7 272 36
24 16 8 119 34
24 15 9 247 32
24 15 9 201 32
24 14 10 130 30
24 14 10 63 30
24 13 11 -36 28
24 12 12 -100 26
24 9 15 -105 20
24 7 17 -192 16
24 6 18 -205 14
24 6 18 -290 14
24 6 18 -292 14
24 4 20 -327 10
Top Bottom