Bloke just needs some better coaching I can see. I was a bagger but not many centres come out of the line and belt a 120kg prop to get ball on turnover.I like him and I hope they keep him. He is a better player than many here will give him credit for.
We might not have won on Sunday but for his involvement at crucial moments.
This weekend will see him play his 50th FG for Manly (52 overall), so he is still on the incline in terms of gaining experience and reaching his full potential.
Was going to say this.. Harper seems to be much more confident/ performing better with Saab next to himBloke just needs some better coaching I can see. I was a bagger but not many centres come out of the line and belt a 120kg prop to get ball on turnover.
His involvements are very good, Saab is very good for him
Opposition teams can't give Saab an inch of room, so naturally defences may over-read the play, giving Harper a little more opportunity. Whilst he tries his guts out (which was why Des loved him), I have to disagree with the recent sentiment on here. Imo, he's just not good enough. And it's purely because he lacks the physical frame whilst also being incredibly slow. Surely, you need at least one of these to threaten at NRL level. Will always be a massive weakness in our team, despite the occasionally brave performanceWas going to say this.. Harper seems to be much more confident/ performing better with Saab next to him
As I mentioned, he’s just passed 50 NRL games. By that stage you should have a good indication whether he has another 50+ games in him, plus whether he is still on the improve. I think he meets both those indices. By 70-80 games, he should be a fully fledged first grader.At 24 YO Morgan could still have a good career in the NRL.
Needs to get a bit better on both sides of the ball but he is not that far off.
Do agree he played with Saaby in 2021 and played great outside of meltdown v storm in qualifier.Was going to say this.. Harper seems to be much more confident/ performing better with Saab next to him