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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Central Coast Eagle, Mar 27, 2011.
Where does Hoppa Jr fit when Matai comes back? IMO he deserves a spot in the side.
Good question, he DEFIANTLY deserves a spot, Trex out i say.
Hoppa uses his strength like Tony Williams should.
How good was he again tonight. Oldfield didn't do to bad either, broke the line a couple of times. [hr]PostÂ automatically merged: [time]1301207837[/time][hr] A bit of a headache when Matai and Lyon get back. IMO i would probably take the safe option and move him back to the 20s or reserves to give him a bit of rest and recuperation, he is only 18 after all.
I'd make Matai come back through the NSW cup and leave Hoppa at centre.
On ABC Des said Lyon is a chance next week & then HamiltonÂ then stated he heard Lyonis a certain starter
Hoppa secured himself a season spot in the 13-where is anyones guess??? But next year he will be 3 or 4. Now you can see why they were reluctant to sign Matai_my guess is it was a value buyÂ
Hoppa will get his turn. cant deny Matai and Lyon when they are back and it will be better for Snakes confidence when they are back. Even though we should have put the Knights to the sword we are looking mighty strong. Defence is impressive.
Hoppa >> T-Rex He has to be the backup centre/winger (while Lyon and Matai are available).
Don't worry about him replacing T-Rex.Â He will have to compete for a wing spot against wolf and robbo. Stewart Wolfie Matai Killer Robbo Foran DCE I agree Hoppa deserves a spot, but it will only come this year if there are injuries or suspensions, which are going to happen.Â T-Rex will come of the bench as a forward, or will go back to reggies.
He had a fabulous game today, and to think he's only 18...as Gus Gould said "WOW"
Hoppa and T-Rex both miss out when we are at full strength.
T Rex unfortuately cant mix it up in the forwards... Dont think we will see him for a while
commander and chip and chase are both correct. we cant lose sight of what matai has provided to this team over the last 6 years because hoppa played well today. Any 18 yearold will struggle for consistency and will benefit in being used sporadically. Des has a great record for not bringing in guys too early. weve seen kids burnt beyond repair by coaches such as stuart etc. How many have failed des, and how many has he failed. Today we had 5 players with less than 10 first grade games to their nameand Â another with about 30 and wolfie and george who would be lucky to have 50. We need to get back as much experince as we can as soon as posible despite todays win, because rookies will not take us all the way.
Crusher was quoted on that TV show last year saying young blokes could only realy handle 4-5 NRL games in a row like that, so that may be the clubs thinking If we look towards next year, as much as I hate to say it because he has been so good for us, it might be time to tap Robbo on the shoulder and get Hoppa that wing spot
Can't see Des doing it, but Hoppa would stay in my top team, no question.Â And the more ball in his hands, the better.
Hoppa, Whare and Oldfield. I can't believe how good their games are when needed. We could be heading into a golden age (I wish anyway).
At the beginning of the year most people including me didn't think we'd have the depth but some of the talent displayed by the young blokes is awesome. Only problem now is can we keep them?
Exactly, which is why i'd keep him at centre - 1.Stewart 2.Robbo. 3.Hopoate 4.Lyon 5.Wolf 17.Matai Less game time for Matai, less chance of injury/suspension - can only be beneficial.
Exactly, which is why i'd keep him at centre - 1.Stewart 2.Robbo. 3.Hopoate 4.Lyon 5.Wolf 17.Matai Less game time for Matai, less chance of injury/suspension - can only be beneficial. [/quote] Its to hard to choose between Matai and Hoppa, both great players and they really both need a spot on the team, perhaps one of them off the bench could work....