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Taufua is great but....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by maxta, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. maxta

    maxta Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Hold the ball with better security!!
    For such a powerhouse player who can skittle defenders with power & pace, will always be a crowd pleaser.... But so many bad drops at key moments in poor position, put the team under massive pressure...sure we escaped tonight, but prefer to minimise this from the champion wingers game.
     
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    • Dan

      Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Give the man a set of sharkskin gloves or something

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      • HoldenV8

        HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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        Did someone call him Manly Vatuvai last night?

        I can't work Jorge out TBH. When there is a try on offer his hands are damn near perfect, but in general play he has worse hands than Choc which can often undo good work he does when running the ball. And while he can hit hard in defence, some of his defensive reads of late have been diabolical.

        And don't get me started on him catching, or attempting to catch a bomb. When he keeps his feet he rarely drops the ball, even under pressure. But when he jumps for the ball he either gets nowhere near it or it just bounces off his chest like a bullet hitting Superman.

        I wouldn't drop him yet but damn he needs to cut out the basic mistakes.
         
      • Terry Zarsoff

        Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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        Maybe they need a psych to help sort him out. Who knows, maybe they already do?

        I remember Hasler had one, who sported a similar hairstyle to Des and who subsequently joined Des's lickspittling toady caravan over to Canterbury-Tailstown.*

        *C'mon, they're Bulldogs, they have tails, not tales!
         
      • nightster

        nightster I feel like a young girl from Melbourne Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        A stint in the lower grade might sharpen him up, I know that would be a big call ... he is a confidence player that is low in confidence and has been for a while ... his attitude sux ... half the time he is hanging his head looking at the ground ... we all know how good he CAN be unfortunately but we are seeing more bad than good ..... I've always been a Jorge fan but if he has another shocker against the bunnies I'd be happy to see Lavaka given a chance on his preferred left wing

         
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        • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

          PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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          How can he practice ball catching when they're training once a week.
           
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          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            Worth a shot, to be honest could not be worse than Hoorhay is at present.
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            I'm fast thinking that now Will
            I Am has been consigned to the nether regions that Hoorhay is the new whipping boy on Silvertails.

            We just have to have one , it's not the same when there's none!
             
          • maxta

            maxta Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            A bootlaces catch on the run to score & every time he charges at the defence he bends the line or breaks 1 or 2 tackles....plenty of positives but if he is dropping the ball 3 - 4 times against Cows or Brisbane they will come away with 10 - 20 points.....then we will be blowing up...atm it's just an obvious observation that can hopefully be rectified.
             
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            • eggson

              eggson Well-Known Member

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              That was me! MEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
               
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              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                He should be made to practice and practice and practice, his other attributes are great but giving away 12 last night almost cost us the game and let's face it everyone knows now, just pepper Tafua and you'll get the ball on the Manly line.
                 
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                • robbiea

                  robbiea Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Practice catching or staying in position ?
                   
                • Mark from Brisbane

                  Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                  Both!!
                   
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                  • Jerry1

                    Jerry1 Well-Known Member

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                    Not his fault. He's been using chocs left over shower gel..
                     
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                    • Woodsie

                      Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                      I thought all you had to do these days is write a reminder on your arm.

                      Catch ball. and don't fight loco.

                      There, done.
                       
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                      • Tragic-Eagles

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                        In defence he is a liability and his defensive shortcomings far outweigh the good stuff. I would drop him.
                         
                      • ricardo

                        ricardo Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        He is a witch. Burn him!!!
                         
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                        • HappilyManly

                          HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          Get Loko to sort him out again :p
                           
                        • Woodsie

                          Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                          That's a hard school you come from.
                           
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                          • HoldenV8

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                            There will be more than a few NRL coaches who would have worked out by now that when playing Manly, bomb Taufua into oblivion. I bet Tommy won't see half as many bombs kicked to him as Jorge will.
                             
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