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Vaealiki Out

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    According to late mail in SMH Vaealiki is out with a knee injury with no replacement decided upon yet by Dessie. No word on who will drop off 7 man bench yet either.

    Will he play Menzies in the centres, move Lyon out there and get a new 5/8, or will Neumann be promoted again ??
     
  2. Dan

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

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    Lets hope it goes like this

    - Lyon -> Centre
    - Le Strange -> 5/8 or Wells -> 5/8

    It can't hurt.
     
  3. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Blessing in disguise.........
     
  4. King

    King Active Member

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    The whole entire world can see it except Des Hasler.
    Lyon into the centres where he belongs.
     
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Initial reports had Matai ready for week 3

    He may be a bolter ?
     
  6. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Associated to this is that Mattai was listed as returnng in Rnd 3 as late as Wednesday and is now listed as Rnd 4.

    As much as he has deficiencies, who else is looking forward to his return ?
     
  7. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Quickdraw KE  :)
     
  8. Dan

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

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    I never thought I would see the day but I am looking forward to his return.

    I wonder how he would go at 5/8
     
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Have my doubts about his footy brain tbh. Maybe its a forward migration thing on the way to lock  :)
     
  10. fLIP

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    If their is one good thing Matai can do is pull of the momentum killing hits. Theres a compilation of some of his hits on Youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA9RRC6g8nE
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    I couldnt see him as a 5/8, but i don't think any forwards would be running straight at him lol

    Flip, after being at a few games at the end of the season, to me it is quite clear that it is coached into the structure for Matai to try and pull out a big hit. I noticed at the start of the set he would move closer to the ruck, Orford would shift outside him, and he would run in and a bit of cover would hang back to cover that hole. Is similar to what Hopoate used to be used for by Des, and effectively ended his career
     
  12. JEF

    JEF Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Word is Matai not ready for another 3 weeks at least.

    I'm hoping Monaghan at 5/8, Lyon centre.

    Can even win us the Grand Final.

    Oh geee.....forgot. We dumped Monaghan.
     
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    When he gets it right he definatly gets it right
     
  14. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    Come back Stevie real quick
    Love those hits
     

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