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Taufua or Whare?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by stoodamire, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    Guys and girls,

    Business end of the season soon. Looks like we'll get our full strength squad soon (hopefully i didn't jinx it) and make a strong charge towards the top 4.

    Wolfy will occupy the right side with Gift, Chez and Killer.

    Who hangs with Foran, Matai and T-Rex?

    Taufua gives us great metres out of our end. Whare seems to have more silky skills and actually jumps for the bomb.

    I know some people like Ryan will say Taufua because Whare is leaving next season, but i feel we should field the best 17 available each week.

    I'd personally go with Whare because he seems more polished and not too bad under the high ball.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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  3. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I'll stay true to form and Say Taufua. I know Whare has decent reasons for leaving but he is leaving. Why not use and give finals experience to the bloke who is staying if it will benefit us in the long term?
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    For mine, I think overall that Whare is a better overall player but Tafua is a winger and has been doing a fair job there.

    Whare got caught out last week defending way too far in, he was basically standing on Jamie Lyon's heels, he is too much of a natural centre
     
  5. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Whare will be catching Gus' balls next year so Tafua for mine
     
  6. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    We knew Hoppa Jnr was not going to play with us for two years last year yet we had no problem playing him- shouldn't be used in the equation as to who should play. Whare's advantage over Jorge is that he could shift, if required, to fullback or centre during a match- I don't know if Jorge has this ability.
     
  7. Haz88

    Haz88 Active Member

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    I thought as a junior Tafua was a centre and also played bit of fullback?
     
  8. Townsville Eagle

    Townsville Eagle Active Member

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    Taufua, he is playing well so why give a Penrith Player finals experience.
     
  9. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

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    This question is not a serious one. Whare is faster, better defensively, high balls, more flexible and is better positioning himself generally.

    Its due to injuries that JT has not already been relegated to the bench.
     
  10. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It wasn't confirmed until after the grand final. Not that I think it should come into it, just like to see the facts.
     
  11. Vyssini

    Vyssini Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Sorry Bradza, but Hoppa had announced that he was doing the ministry much earlier in the year.
     
  12. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    Neither are in Hoppa jnrs class. Whatever is a better player atm but is leaving so I give it to the loyal guys. Tafua will only benefit from the experience.
     
  13. stoodamire

    stoodamire Active Member

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    I wouldn't say Whare isn't loyal, he obviously knew he wasn't going to get a start behind Lyon and Matai.

    I like Jorge, he carts the ball up well and gets good metres.

    Has me worried in defence though, has a slower turning circle than the Queen Mary and must have weights in his boots.

    Lots of our points have seem to be conceded via kicks this season.
     
  14. Disco

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    Taufua, i like him

    He makes great yards and is good with the ball in hand.

    He has some work to do under the high ball but he is progressing well
     
  15. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Geoff will pick his best 17 each week. He obviously has wraps on Taufua so maybe he will edge out Whare when Wolfy is back.
     
  16. G-land Express

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    Taufua ffor sure. He's going to be a gun winger for us.
     
  17. Elvis Presley

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    TAFUA

    Its his 1st season. Compare that with Whare's first season and you can see Tafua has more talent.

    Tafua will need to improve contesting for "Bombs" though ....oops terminology from the Johnny Peard era, for those old enough to remember.
     
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    • Briza

      Briza Maroon and White - Born and Bred

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      Form wise i say Whare, but as stated earlier on first year potential i believe Tafua is far more talented.

      Hoping he continues his improvement.
       
    • TokyoEagle

      TokyoEagle Well-Known Member

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      Doesn't matter if a player is leaving or not, you put your best 17 on the field every week.
      Whare IMO, Jorge will get his chances.

      Both have had great seasons and should be proud of the way they have played this year.
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Tafua has held down the spot pretty much all season, I'd say that indicates something. The 'giving someone finals experience' argument would make Toovey laugh. The best thing for this club is to win as often as we can.

      Anyhow, Jorge is only young and still learning.Toovey will probably start teaching him to leap over the next week or two. Good to have the choice though.
       

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