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Tevita Funa

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Yeah he's solid.

Looks like he's been in the team forever already.
 

47MVEagle

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Yep annoying last week copping a bagging under the Bronko onslaught to Coates off bombs
The kid is a Massive talent who will be a fan favourite im coming years
The good thing is he bounced back from it & his confidence wasn't affected.
 

Eagles2nv

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Had a much better game today. Seemed to have more confidence.

With turbo out and Elliot like to shift to FB, Funa will be pretty handy.

Jorge will hopefully be back but Suli is unlikely so I assume he will play in the centres next week.
 

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He’s good - no-nonsense player, makes the right decisions more often than not. Has very good game awareness...little things like deciding to come in off the line when he might be put into touch, etc. Seems mature, and intelligent. I guess he was U20s captain for a good reason..
 

BOZO

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From what I have seen of Funa so far I think he plays best in the centres
I also think with more NRL game time he will get more confidence and come out of his shell and shine
 

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I like his willingness to take the tough runs off our line.

He's had a promising start. And the presence of mind to adjust his line when he ran on to Turbo's pass.....very nice.
 

maxta

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The good thing is he bounced back from it & his confidence wasn't affected.
Personally thought he went ok game 1....Coates will outleap anyplayer - especially with zero protection and momentum....played well both games for a Rookie, with the number 1 attribute in footy / Have a Go a definite part of his game
 

madmax

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If Jorge recovers then a centre spot for Funa is not out of the question, assuming at least one fo the regulars is still out. Parker's record of head injuries is a major worry actually.
I’d leave Funa where he is & stick Jorge alongside Parker into centre! Won’t have to worry about bombs, will be great defensively, will be hard to contain & can still make his strong runs off the line! If for any reason it becomes β€œiffy” then he & Funa swap! I think Croker 5/8, Elliott to FB......Marty back means the bench could be Schuster, Paseka, Keppie, Boyle!!!
 

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