PLAYER Jake Turpin is good

Stu_9

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let's be fair here ... most players get schooled by teddy
Let’s not take what I said out of context. It was referring to a post that dearden needs to “step up big time next week.” I was using Darius, as an example that a 300 game player will also probably get schooled by his opposite in the roosters. The roosters are at least a class above any other team in the comp at the moment. Probably only souffs come close, but they’re still a fair bit off the roosters.
 

Thelmus

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He's ready enough; he's just not a game winner yet. I'm happy to see him develop in situ.

I agree: Kodi probably would've scored against Manly, but I think Seibold gave him ample time to prove he could become a complete halfback. Which isn't just about pulling off the odd dart at the line. He didn't succeed in that. I'm looking forward to seeing how he goes for the Warriors. I expect him to land on his feet and be a real handful. Good luck to him. He's a great player. Just not the right halfback for us.
At the moment Dearden is not doing a lot more than Kodi, although his defence is markedly better (his passing has yet to make anything happen) but its early days. Its the same with Turpin. Let him play his game and watch him develop (or not) over the next few games.
This hyperbole is ridiculous. Turpin is running wider at the ruck but giving shorter passes to our forwards. Macca tends to pass longer passes and runs straighter in the ruck. It's different and Turpin is using his superior pace to his advantage, looking for a chance to dart, but at the expense of our forwards running wider. This worked against Manly but the Roosters are a strong defensive team without the lack of cohesion, the poor old injury-ravaged Manly have suffered.
I think he will do fine but we shouldn't be too caught up in a game against a team that has had terrible luck with injuries. If anything we should have won more convincingly. We need our forwards running harder in their hit-ups and defending together as a team more. How Turpin fits into that only time will tell.
 

Wolfie

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How about we wait till Macca has a game at ISC, then we gauge both performances on who'd be more ordinary?
How about no. That would be stupid. Macca has played brilliantly at NRL level against top sides, Turpin as yet hasnt. Macca has nothing to prove in the ISC, Turpin has everything to prove in the NRL.
 

Nashy

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How about no. That would be stupid. Macca has played brilliantly at NRL level against top sides, Turpin as yet hasnt. Macca has nothing to prove in the ISC, Turpin has everything to prove in the NRL.
I'm choosing to go with, Macca now has to prove why the kid shouldn't be given all the time in the world to develop, while he plays backup in ISC.
 

Wolfie

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I'm choosing to go with, Macca now has to prove why the kid shouldn't be given all the time in the world to develop, while he plays backup in ISC.
But thats exactly what Turpin needs to do, show he can be as effective against strong sides as he has been against weak ones. Regardless of his current form, we know Macca is capable of doing it.
 

PNG Broncos fan88

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How about no. That would be stupid. Macca has played brilliantly at NRL level against top sides, Turpin as yet hasnt. Macca has nothing to prove in the ISC, Turpin has everything to prove in the NRL.
Then let's see how he goes against the red hot reigning premiers next week.
Macca: Rnd4 V Roosters ………. 36-4 loss
Turpin: Rnd10 V Roosters ………. ??-??
 

ostin86

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How about no. That would be stupid. Macca has played brilliantly at NRL level against top sides, Turpin as yet hasnt. Macca has nothing to prove in the ISC, Turpin has everything to prove in the NRL.
Are we watching the same Macca?? He has played very poorly against top sides for a decade, he literally has everything to prove. The only thing he has proven is that he is not good enough to be an elite hooker.
 

teampjta

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But is Turpin God?

I thought he went ok and definitely improved our attack in certain ways. Happy to have him in the side with Segeyaro to provide some additional lift from the bench. McCullough's reign in the 9 may possibly be over but it's way too early to make that call.
Definitely not God, the thread heading is a little extreme

What I would say is, I’d be very disappointed if Turps and/or Segs (who should given at least 8-10 games to prove themselves) don’t make a fist of it and Macca who is subar on his great days finds his way back in.

This is their opportunity to play the number 9 at the very least to an NRL standard.
 

teampjta

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How about no. That would be stupid. Macca has played brilliantly at NRL level against top sides, Turpin as yet hasnt. Macca has nothing to prove in the ISC, Turpin has everything to prove in the NRL.
At first I thought you were being sarcastic, are you? Because if you’re serious I’d be very worried your alcoholic beverages are becoming problematic.

I’m mean who in their right sound mind would utter the words Macca and Brilliant in the same sentence
 

bb_gun

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Definitely not God, the thread heading is a little extreme

What I would say is, I’d be very disappointed if Turps and/or Segs (who should given at least 8-10 games to prove themselves) don’t make a fist of it and Macca who is subar on his great days finds his way back in.

This is their opportunity to play the number 9 at the very least to an NRL standard.
Agree 100%, they now have the number 9 to play for and if I was Macca I'd be worried.
 

Culhwch

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If Seibold is serious when he says he will pick the team on merit, then McCullough has plenty to worry about. If Bennett was still the coach, he'd no doubt walk straight back into the nine. I hope those days are long past.

Turpin was far from great, but I felt he offered a lot more in attack than we've had from the position lately. Not everything worked, but he looked plenty willing. One thing that did impress me was that he actually looked ready when a ball popped out the back of the ruck, and he was able to move it laterally to pick up additional metres. That's something I feel McCullough had struggled with, often seeming to be caught by surprise and not knowing what to do with the ball when it comes out to him.

The kid is young, and I'd hope he gets a chance over the coming weeks to show what he can do.
 

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Great to see the Turpinator get a win and prove a few doubters initially wrong and also playing the full 80 with little noticeable issue.

Wasn’t fantastic in that he put us under pressure with some nervous energy penalties, perhaps amplified even more if he was aware of the Segeyaro signing and thinking he had to win the game by himself, but after the first 20 when
he and the rest of the side settled down and got into it, things flowed better.

Still the odd clunky tackle play where he’d run back the other way and no one knew what he was doing, but put that down to unfamiliarity rather than abandoning any game plan. But his runs were mostly purposeful and, if only as he’s still an unknown quantity, his runs created some doubt in the defensive line which is what you need.

Tackling I noticed he went high a fair amount so he needs to be mindful to not get thrown off being a smaller guy, but there was no doubting his intensity. Really good to see.

Passing was very good after some head-highs (let’s not kid ourselves, Macca still does it way more often than a 250 gamer should too) and there was a lot more cutouts which allowed quicker ball movement. Would’ve been interesting to see how that kick out dummy-half ended up had Cummins not been in the way.

Something also tells me that without McCullough there and Dearden being a rookie half (who was very good again, won’t be long before he’s killing teams), it allowed Milford to take almost full control which reaped many rewards

Overall, a great return for him, but like the rest of the team, big and real test this week coming. Hope he kills it, and while Segeyaro is obviously a talented player, I don’t want Turpin getting benched or usurped too quickly. Let’s see how well he can gel with his forwards and Milf/Dearden

Unless he and Seggers are legit terrible, I don’t want Macca walking straight back in the second he’s fit, even though I know that’s what will happen
 

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I liked the play the broncos ran out when Turpin passed right to Dearden, he takes a step left then changes the point of attack with a right pass to Milf; draws the defensive line then chips through where Boyd had picked his spot and ran through unchallenged...

I can't remember Kodi being involved in that play; I liked it because we split the half either side of the ruck...
 

Alec

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I liked it because we split the half either side of the ruck...
To be honest, we've been playing split halves for years now. You rarely see Milford go right or Kodi go left (though he started linking up a bit more before leaving)
 

CaptainHook

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Guys, we need to calm down. Jake Turpin is a back-up dummy half. Andrew McCullough is our main hooker. When he is fit he will be in the side.

Now, let's get to the good stuff.

The most interesting thing so far about Turpin's fledgling career (and we're sorta seeing it here) is that I think far too much is being made of the opposing teams.

It's just silly in my opinion and it goes to show what I'm currently finding fascinating about how fandom and those internal to a sporting organisation can be worlds apart.

Let's borrow Jake Turpin, just for a second, from his impending godhood.

He made his debut against the Titans last season. He played 46 minutes, had a line-break assist, a try assist and made 32 tackles (including a hit on Mitch Rein which made the highlights reel).

Pretty respectable. After the match, do you think the Broncos coaching staff sat down with him and said "Sorry Jake, despite making an impressive debut and helping us to a 34-0 victory, it doesn't count because it was against the Titans. Let's see how you against the Roosters."

On what planet are we living on where that sounds even remotely plausible?

Reflecting on his performance post-match with the coach, even last night, I would be shocked and stunned if the Manly Sea Eagles were even mentioned... most likely it revolved around his shaky start, the penalties as well as his contributions to the win.

I get the fact the other side is a big deal for some fans but it's still puzzling to me.

Let's play this silly game until the end. If we get belted next week by the Roosters, is he on par with Macca? He achieved the same thing a few weeks ago. An agonising one point loss? A lucky win in the last minute?

Does that count?

My friends and brothers, we need to stop this. Yes, the opposition is a factor but I'd argue it's not even a significant one in determining the worth of a performance.

I thought he did pretty well in front of a massive crowd on a big occasion. That's something no one is talking about lol. Go figure.
 

Rico

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Macca's best days are far behind him now. He is now a journeyman we need to phase out and replace with some zip. Turpin performed better than Macca has all season.
I’d had a few but he made an error and up to 3 penalties against him. I thought he did ok but some posts are like he’s the new cook ...Macca against the bunnies was a far better display IMO.
 

BroncsFan

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I liked the play the broncos ran out when Turpin passed right to Dearden, he takes a step left then changes the point of attack with a right pass to Milf; draws the defensive line then chips through where Boyd had picked his spot and ran through unchallenged...

I can't remember Kodi being involved in that play; I liked it because we split the half either side of the ruck...
We have done that play a few times... it's one of the ones they like. Milf and Hunt used to do it a fair bit.

It doesn't always come off though.

Also we always have the halves split on either side of the ruck, which I hate. Would much prefer the halves being on the open side and linking together
 

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How about no. That would be stupid. Macca has played brilliantly at NRL level against top sides, Turpin as yet hasnt. Macca has nothing to prove in the ISC, Turpin has everything to prove in the NRL.
Almost thought you were serious until the word "brilliantly"
 

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