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Matthew Wright

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Snake, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Snake

    Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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    I don't want to be overly negative but I really hope there are some plans for a winger with more speed for next season because Wright is way too slow to be a FG winger. I was concerned about his speed when we signed him and yesterday my fears were realised. A couple of times there were opportunities down the flank and he failed to capitalise because he is simply not fast enough.

    He is far from the worst backup winger and he does provide stability but to really compete with the best sides I don't think we can carry such a slowpoke.
     
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    • Turbo

      Turbo Well-Known Member

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      We should be buying someone soon or we are going to struggle. Wright is a great backup as you said. Matai will retire for sure. So our backline will be something like this.

      1: T Trbojevic
      2: J Taufua (hope he gets re signed soon!!)
      3: D Walker
      4: B Williame (really impressing me, he looks a top line centre knows how to score also and knows the culture)
      5: D Mead (not sure if he will go here but hope he does he's a really solid winger still with some speed to burn not as quick as he use to be but is getting up there, if we don't get him Parker looks good also)
      6: B Green
      7: D Cherry-Evans
       
    • Shoe1

      Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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      He is solid and relatively mistake free, but yeah I think Dylan had to slow down and wait for him when that try was on :0)
       
    • ManlyTragic

      ManlyTragic Active Member

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      A bit tough! At least he didn't drop the ball before and over the try line like some more experienced wingers!
       
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      • ricardo

        ricardo Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        He is a solid journeyman.
         
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        • jbb/james

          jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

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          Was probably one of the only 80 minute players yesterday. Like him a lot. Was very strong wth his hit ups, had exceleent leg drive. Quite happy to have wright and would love to see him get a chance to build a combo wirh a good centre.

          Will surprise us in the future i reckon
           
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          • STSK

            STSK Active Member

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            Nothing special, gets the job done. Can't fault the guy. Not a world beater, not top 17 when all fit. But a more than capable back up who will do the no thrills 1%ers so the stars can shine.
             
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            • simon64

              simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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              We could do a lot worse than Nathan Ross.
              He's off contract and he wouldn't cost a bomb.
              The guy has a red hot go.
               
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              • Turbo

                Turbo Well-Known Member

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                He's go on like a dickhead and I'm not a fan of his attitude but he is a good player.
                 
              • the mauler

                the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Williame a top class centre?? Lol
                 
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                • maxta

                  maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Fair call....at first I thought the Ross Dog was some average Joe Knights got from a local comp out of desperation...which he was...thing is been their best 90% of games I've seen....has speed & fully committed in every play ....personally take Bevan French on the cheap , but Ross is a good option too
                   
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                  • Nordburg

                    Nordburg Well-Known Member

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                    Who are the "more experienced wingers"you refer to?
                     
                  • ManlyTragic

                    ManlyTragic Active Member

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                    Did you watch the game yesterday
                     
                  • Nordburg

                    Nordburg Well-Known Member

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                    So I assume you're referring to the "more experienced"Taufua who is 9 months younger and played 10 less games in his career than Wright
                     
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                    • MightyEagles

                      MightyEagles Well-Known Member

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                      I must say i thought Wright was fantastic yesterday. ......Tom Wright that is. Very strong in the u20s
                       
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                      • Turbo

                        Turbo Well-Known Member

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                        How long do you reckon until he plays NRL?
                         
                      • Enigma

                        Enigma Active Member

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                        I really miss having a winger like Scott Donald. It is magic seeing a player get the ball with an opening anywhere on the field and know they will score if it is a race. Blinding speed doe not seem to be so common in wingers anymore
                         
                      • pjayz

                        pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Yes he is slow; however, he was still clearly injured from the week before which made it worse.
                         
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                        • Kevinward777

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                          Wingers are expected to do the hard yards coming out of their own end. I thought Mathew Wright was excellent on Sunday, scored a try and ran for over 150 metres. If he can do that again on Friday I'll be well happy.
                           
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                          • Chip and Chase

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

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                            Needs to hit the sand at Narrabeen and work on his beach sprints. The Brookie surface claimed him a couple of times yesterday, he doesn't like a heavy track.
                             

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