Just a Game
- Aug 28, 2010
A typical forgettable performance by Niu. Still am yet to see anything from him to suggest he’s an NRL player.I’m only 10 minutes in but so far Tesi’s involvements have been a botched certain try at 1:30, a standard kick return, and a turn over of possession at 9 minutes. I know the eventual score line (don’t know the try scorers) so I assume he gets better but it’s been a rocky start.
Had a good line break pushing through for the offload.
Was at A defender 10m out and avoided direct contact, ended up being dragged to the in-goal and conceding a try.
Dropped it cold on a standard 3rd tackle hit up on own 25m line
Second half and Niu has been shifted to right wing - Kuola to fullback. This was likely a planned move rather than a demotion.
Really terrible half for Niu outside of that line break.
I’m interested to see how he goes on the wing, I’ve said before that becoming a dependable winger is imo his only chance of a career in the NRL but because how small he is he will need to become extremely hard working, like a Utai, To’o, or Thompson.
Non-existent 2nd half. Kuola looked great at fullback.