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Peta Hiku - 2013 Content Thread

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

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    Solid debut. Caught out a couple times on the edge but that's nothing but inexperience at NRL level that caused it.

    Unlucky with his pass to snake which I thought was backwards out of the hands. The kid is a fullback defending on the edge is a massive change. Look how much killer sucked last yr when thrown onto the wing.

    Also a try on debut which is pretty much standard for any young winger playing outside Killer or matai ;)
     
  2. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Hiku

    He did ok but if wolf played it would have been a much better score line.
     
  3. TokyoEagle

    TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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    RE: Hiku

    Not sure if he can be blamed for the try to their winger, Lyon had gone infield the play before to take the 2nd rower, quick play the ball and he has 2 men to mark.
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    He will be happy to get that one out of the way, onwards and upwards from here.
     
  4. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

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    RE: Hiku

    He'll be better for the run, as they say. But he definitely looks the goods. Can't think of another cliché to add:)
     
  5. Pittwater Legend

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    RE: Hiku

    He did ok. I'm concerned that he didn't look comfortable under the high ball today but that might just be first game nerves.

    Good to see him score a try on debut. Also the forward pass was a harsh call.
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    RE: Hiku

    I thought he showed signs of potential. Definitely not writing the guy off.

    I was a bit bummed when he didn't make any inroads on Stapleton though, I was hoping for a bit more pace from him.
     
  7. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Hiku

    Think they're grooming him to take over from Snake when he gives it away.
    Noticed today that Gutherson was playing in the centres for the 20's
     
  8. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RE: Hiku

    He scored on debut at Brookvale in a winning team. I'm sure he was nervous,
     
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    • wombatgc

      wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      RE: Hiku

      Same. He moves a bit like Barba, but without his speed.
       
    • Rex

      Rex Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      Has promise. Needs to build up a bit. In danger of getting monstered. Glad when he misjudged the jump on the first bomb he pulled his arms out of the way so no damage was done. Good thinking.

      The pass called forward for the disallowed try was definitely backwards out of his hands. Poor call by the ref. Ref was deceived because it was such a long pass at top pace so it naturally had to drift forward. If Hiku had chosen the shorter pass the try would have been allowed without any doubt.
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      Gee, I think you are all being kind. I can't see what the big wraps are on him. He's not particularly fast nor agile; doesn't bust tackles, fumbled, threw a forward pass and bombed a try, and was out of position when Cronulla scored its second try.
      I know he's young, but it proved what a huge gap there is between a promising Under 20s player and a good first grader like Wolf.
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      RE: Hiku

      Way out of position on that try ? He was on his wing, which is his position, his problem was the centre was a mile infield making a try saver in there and he was left 2 on 1. That pass wasn't forward either. He also broke more tackles today than Taufua

      What you have described, was a kid on debut !! Was too harsh a critique there

      Most of these sort of things were said of Taufua at times last year as well, many saying he will never be a winger etc
       
    • Crusher_Cleal

      Crusher_Cleal Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      I didn't think much of his play today. Nowhere near ready for 1st grade yet. We can't have Wolfman come back soon enough.
       
    • Volley

      Volley Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      You're an idiot.
       
    • Fluffy

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      RE: Hiku

      looked like a young kid on debut playing out of position.

      Bit like tedesco from the tigpies, a fullback playing his second game on the wing, we scored a couple down his side in the same manner.
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

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      RE: Hiku

      Just watched that 2nd sharks try again, anyone blaming him for that is kidding themselves imo

      Lyon pulled a mile infield, the rest of the team don't come across in time, Symonds is in no mans land on the inside, Mills runs the ball to Hiku who is covering the centre position and draws him in before passing to Stapleton outside who is unmarked due to Lyon being infield
       
    • Volley

      Volley Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      Anyone blaming him for that try is a dunce.
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      OK. You've seen it on replay. I was at the game when you only see things fleetingly. Forget that incidence. But he had an ordinary match. I've seen him in reserves and not noticed the brilliance to go with the hype. I was expecting a lot more.
      I would love nothing better than to see him become a champion.
      And to Volley - calling me an idiot for expressing what I believe is an honest opinion means one of two things: you are a relative/friend acquaintance of the kid, or you are incapable of seeing a match through anything but maroon and white glasses.
       
    • The Eagle Has Landed

      The Eagle Has Landed Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      Yeah so was I. He played ok for a first game. He runs hard and he's a busy player he just needs to work on his defence.

      I miss Wolfy, he's been great so far, he must be bummed he's injured again I know I am. Poor guy can't catch a break.
       
    • Garts

      Garts Well-Known Member

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      RE: Hiku

      Jeez he was a kid on debut. Nothing flashy but is a good prospect. I remember Jorge was apparently !t after his first few games. Same with G Stewart, Matai etc. Anyone writing him off is thick.
       

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