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What has happened to Brent Kite?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Georgie-O, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Georgie-O

    Georgie-O New Member

    +5 /0
    For a player that doesn't appear to be playing injured he just seems really ineffective and has been for some time now. He rarely bends back the defence and is a shadow of the player that stormed away with the Clive Churchill in 2008. It was glaringly obvious on Saturday night when yardage eaters like Snowden and Gallen proved they were in a different class altogether. I'd be happy to give Robinson a start and play Kite off the bench, he seemed to do well off the interchange last season and perhaps it's something Dessie needs to look at.
  2. jabroni

    jabroni Member

    +12 /0
    U think he has been given instructions to play the ball quickly. As soon as he touches the defence, he's on his belly and getting up to play the ball, setting up the next run. Who knows what DES has him doing, but it seems DES is happy as he keeps getting picked.
  3. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    65 mtrs last week.
    66 mtrs this week.

    At least he's improving.
  4. Dan

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

    +7,743 /120
    I think he is being used as a bit of a link. It was obvious that part of our game plan this week was to get the guys like Kite to offload as much as possible, tire out the forwards a bit, then bring on Fifi and Rose to just try and punch straight through a tiring pack.
  5. Andrew..

    Andrew.. It's better to burn out, than to fade away. 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,535 /31
    Not sure if it's something Dessie has him doing, but I personally don't like to see a prop continually baulk at the moment of impact. I understand the need for self preservation but it's become somewhat of a habit and I'm sure it puts added pressure on our backrow.
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,383 /74
    He was quite good in one game this year (I think it might have been the Knights game?) but against the Sharks he was an absolute passenger.

    Maybe he has signed elsewhere and is suffering from Dogkinson Syndrome.
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +302 /0
    Maybe he's just old and ****?
  8. Av8r

    Av8r Active Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +178 /11
    You might be right there Fro.
  9. stoodamire

    stoodamire Well-Known Member

    +295 /5
    I was at the game on Sat night,

    Geez does Brent think he's a halfback or something?

    Doesn't charge onto the ball, gives hospital passes.

    If he does take a hit up, he'll casually jog and try and step the whole team then drop his shoulder.

    So frustrating.
  10. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,476 /8
    Agree with the fact he hasnt been the same since his dad passed, although since then there have been periods of weeks where you can tell he is trying to lift and then it fades. I wont discount him until we see him perform up until post SOO.

    writing is on the wall though if nothing eventuates.
  11. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    He is averaging more running metres in 2011 than Jason King, FYI.
  12. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

    +480 /0
    Cliffy noone has accused him of being useful either
  13. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,894 /65
    Just on a side note, one of Kite's skip on passes ended up with us scoring on Saturday night :p
  14. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

    +80 /0
    Interesting what you say about Des's instructions to Kite. In the post match interview, Des was naming all the other props in our team (who he thought stood up and did well), but he didn't even hint at Kite's name. It was an obvious omission, and not a mistake.
  15. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,081 /12
    His contract is coming up for renewal is it not? You would think he would be putting more in if that's the case. I think Kite's time may be up in regards to Des omitting his name. RE above post.
  16. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +972 /7
    Seems like that to me too. He has been a big part of our club. Apart from snotting Crocker he has been a gentleman at all times (like Beaver) and my last wish is that he leaves the club on an absolute high. Get into 'em Kitey.

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