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Taufua primed for Manly Second row

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Supreme Leader, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Supreme Leader

    Supreme Leader Active Member

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    Had a discussion with a Manly staffer last night and we were commenting on the backline for 2017, when I questioned on how many wingers does a club need, the feedback was the club was concerned over his inability to "consistently" take the high ball, and when he didn't, how many led to a try by opposition teams. He further said they were happy with his speed and ability to charge the line and it wouldn't be a surprise if he shifted to 2nd row.

    Personally I think this is a good option, further if we ran forwards on our bench then we would have cover if a back got injured during a game.

    Your thoughts
     
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    • Clay

      Clay Well-Known Member

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      Inability to take the high ball? But then sign Uate?
       
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      • manlyfan76

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

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        Horhay could handle the second row technically but not for 80 mins.
         
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        • Chip and Chase

          Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Yeah...nah.

          Horhay doesn't strike me as the type of back that will make the transition into the forwards. I don't think his defence is good enough TBH, nor his workrate. He can't pass so he isn't going to a ball playing forward. So what sort of role would you use him in ? and who from the current roster are you going to replace with him ?
           
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          • Turbo1

            Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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            He's a winger or centre not a backrower, they forget his defence which he will have to do a second row. I'm happy with him on the wing he improved late in the year.
             
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            • Supreme Leader

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              If your right, and I agree there would be plenty in front of him, why have we bought / retained so many wingers?
               
            • Disco

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              Not a huge fan of this idea but if it was to happen he would be an impact back rower off the bench playing exclusively on the edge

              No hitups up the middle more running lines off a DCE pass

              35 mins a game will Tapau or Buhrer are off the field
               
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              • Turbo1

                Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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                If this is the reason Buhrer is leaving I will never ever watch a manly game again, it's just sad how they keep trying stupid ideas.
                 
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                • Loobs

                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                  Why not just get a decent second rower?

                  Who was the staffer anyway? Cleaner?
                   
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                  • Supreme Leader

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                    Could tell you the source....but then I would have to .... you. Definitely not a cleaner, but I have seen him picking up beers in the sheds :lipssealed:
                     
                  • MadMarcus

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                    If all the rumours are true I see our top side looking something like this next year (complete with some Barrett position change masterstrokes):

                    1. Brett Stewart
                    2. Akuila Uate
                    3. Martin Taupau
                    4. Omar Slaimankhel
                    5. Brayden Wiliame
                    6. Dylan Walker
                    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
                    8. Nate Myles
                    9. Scott Fulton (c)
                    10. Greg Bird
                    11. Jorge Taufua
                    12. Lewis Brown
                    13. Glenn Stewart
                    Interchange:
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                    Darcy Lussick
                    15. Jonathon Wright
                    16. Apisai Koroisau
                    17. Blake Green
                     
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                    • Chip and Chase

                      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                      NFI. How many wingers does a team need ?? The problem with guys like Horhay, Uate and Tupou (rumoured) is that they don't have a lot of utility value - so it's not like we are covering depth at centre and fullback with those guys.

                      I think the spot we are skinny in is fullback coverage - presuming Snake is being squeezed out as suggested. We have TT and ...... possibly M Wright at a pinch. Maybe that's where the Omar Slaimankhel whispers are coming from.
                       
                    • Supreme Leader

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                      Surely there is a better option at half back? Wouldn't you have a laugh if they won a game?
                       
                    • Chip and Chase

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                      Matulino is a shoe in for 7
                       
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                      • Shoe1

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                        I would be happy with Jorge in a Taumololo off the bench role.
                         
                      • Stevo

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                        I can't see it. I know he was injured this year. But I can't remember the last time he broke a tackle. He did it at will in his breakout year.
                         
                      • Shoe1

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                        As long as his shoulder injury can be repaired I think he could be good there. If it's a chronic condition the extra defence would be hard.
                         
                      • MadMarcus

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                        I thought about that but I'm just not sure people are ready for Myles @7...
                         
                      • ricardo

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                        Could be a good utility off the bench? Hey it's either him or Brown
                         
                      • Woodsie

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                        That'll do me Ricardo. You are chase your tail, lick your arse crazzy. The bloke has played one position his entire career with no living witness that has ever seen him pass a ball, and you now have him as a utility player.
                         
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