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He's still very young and no doubt will fill out as he grows up. As @Smokin Joe mentioned, he's just been selected in the City Under 16 side.He looks a lot slimmer than the other Hopoate's Didn't hear much of him this year so doesn't sound like he will be a star like Albert and a few others promised to be at the same age
Correct,Weekes withdrawn as well and none of the squad is playing in the reggies today.Not sure but would be in NRL bubble, most teams have withdrawn their squad players from lower grade games
Does this mean next season Hopoate will be asking for $450K a season?Some good work recognised by selection in the rep sides,6 of the Matthews side have made the city rep sides.
Latu Fainu,Lehi Hopoate,Mitchell Taotua(lock),Roy Q.Mapusua(edge)and Z.Tupulua(middle) have been selected in U16 City side to play country and Samuela Fainu has been selected in the U18 side.
Also good to see second rower Tony Tupouniua(physical clone of Roosters second rower Sitili) has been selected in the open mens City side.The side is selected from best of Massey cup and is good recognition of his efforts and ability,he has received a number of MVP awards in each game and is one to possibly keep an eye on as is only 21 or so.
Your thoughts on Harris Joe?Humphreys,Uesele and Charlie Thompson from Ball side named in the Flegg side.Interesting to see how Humphreys goes with Harris seemingly given the job for Reggies at the moment.
Koula,Weekes and Tuitavake have been kept in the Reggies side with the Flegg side playing this week.
I have said in the past I rate him,think he has more upside than Humphreys,he is a more complete player.Could probably handle it,but maybe more a chance for next year.Physically could handle it and has a good footy brain in his head.Your thoughts on Harris Joe?
Any chance of him being a Smokey in the 7 jumper as cover for DCE?
Yeah,no Lawler or Gibbs named(not sure why).