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Snake defence

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Jatz Crackers, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,474 /8
    Well if it hasnt been spoken about recently then let it be now.

    Snake made 3 one on one try savers well above his pay grade tonight. His defence, as opposed to his attack should really be talked about more often, & tonight really shone through for me.

    Pound for pound he beats most, if not all comers, with exceptional positioning defensively and makes those tackles other fullbacks think twice on & lose.

    Snake on Taupau. Why isnt talked about by the media ? (rhetorical)
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    • ALinda

      ALinda Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,750 /16
      Well said JC! Whilst his tries are frequently highlighted, his try-savers are not and should definitely be acknowledged just as much! He's so good at reading the game from the back.
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      • RiverEagle

        RiverEagle New Member

        +1,055 /0
        He was outstanding defensively again tonight.

        His positional play for a fullback (in attack) and defence is 2nd to none.

        Can tackle like a back-rower BUT, the first line of our D (especially close to the ruck) needs to tighten up, and not put Snake on the spot so often.
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        • Eagles2nv

          Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,102 /49
          Yeah definetly agree. Snakes defence is amazing.

          His ability to take players 1 on 1 is the best in the comp. I would love to see how many try saving tackles he has made over the years, cause it would be nearly as many as he scored.
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          • manlyfan76

            manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +8,027 /174
            Motm for me. Saved try's a lot of others would have let in and was sublime in attack on and off the ball.
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            • Andy 1972

              Andy 1972 Active Member

              +47 /0
              His defence was magnificent. Those one on one tackles on runaway Tigers saved three tries. One try scored and three saved. What a player.

              Manly Forever.
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              • Brissie Kid

                Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

                +1,176 /19
                Loved that catch & short run he made from a Tigers kick with about 5 minutes to go. He caught the ball and ran straight into an oncoming Tigers player, but just as he got there Snake dropped his shoulder into him to get him out of the road!

                His cover defence has improved a lot. I think he is finally over the mental scars caused by trying to bring down Lote Tuquiri which killed his knee.
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                • HoldenV8

                  HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

                  +10,504 /173
                  Last night's three try savers, and the one he pulled off on RTS against the Rorters a few weeks ago show that Snake is much more than an attacking weapon. His defence is every bit as important to the success at Manly as his try scoring feats have been.
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                  • Shoe1

                    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

                    +7,204 /105
                    Yeah that was Moses or Brooks. Classic whenever either of them were confronting a manly attacker they gleefully brushed them aside. Potter is crucifying them.

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