-NEWS- Isaako eyes big switch

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Wasnt there an article almost exactly like this about a month or two ago? Geez, league journalism is a joke.
 

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And I want to win the lotto without buying a ticket...... I like my odds more then Jamayne's
 
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I'd be happy to see him get a shot, but I'm not convinced. Hopefully he can add more to his game.
 
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I thought I posted them up when I compared his prior work in numbers to Darbs?

2017
23 Games
9 Tries
12 Runs Avg (130m avg)
59m Kick Return Avg
38m Post Contact Avg
12 Linebreaks
6 Line Break Assists
5 Try Assists
108 Tackle Breaks
3.59 Avg Play the Ball speed
16 Offloads
31 Receipts Avg
18 Passes Avg
15 Kicks total
29 Errors
9 Penalties

The errors stats worry me. If he's as bad under the high ball at fullback as he is on the wing then you may as well look elsewhere. There was a lot to criticise Darbs for but he was still pretty good at fielding kicks.
 

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I thought I posted them up when I compared his prior work in numbers to Darbs?

2017
23 Games
9 Tries
12 Runs Avg (130m avg)
59m Kick Return Avg
38m Post Contact Avg
12 Linebreaks
6 Line Break Assists
5 Try Assists
108 Tackle Breaks
3.59 Avg Play the Ball speed
16 Offloads
31 Receipts Avg
18 Passes Avg
15 Kicks total
29 Errors
9 Penalties

The errors stats worry me. If he's as bad under the high ball at fullback as he is on the wing then you may as well look elsewhere. There was a lot to criticise Darbs for but he was still pretty good at fielding kicks.
Those stats are pretttttttttttty average. I assumed he killed it, considering he won Fullback of the year, but judging by those stats he's absolutely a winger.
 

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Wasnt there an article almost exactly like this about a month or two ago? Geez, league journalism is a joke.
And it's only weeks after the GF. This shit is gonna be laughably bad over the next few months. We'll be getting nothing but rumor and innuendo all the way until trials.
 

Big Pete

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Those stats are pretttttttttttty average. I assumed he killed it, considering he won Fullback of the year, but judging by those stats he's absolutely a winger.
I can't remember if it was a weak field or not, my only memory is that Isaako had an inconsistent year where he could look world class one week and then go MIA a couple of weeks later.

In fairness, it was his first year at fullback. Coming through the 20s he was a centre who could play five eighth at a pinch. He struggled defensively in the centres at QCup level so they moved him to fullback where he showed some promise.

I think the ship is sailing for Jamayne at Red Hill. I don't think he's a winger and if he was ever going to make a splash at fullback, it was this year where he was coming off a strong rookie season and the club was looking at potential replacements for Boyd. After the season he's had, I don't think the coaching staff has a lot of confidence in him.

It would not shock me to see him at St George Illawarra, in fact it's almost too perfect.
 

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I can't remember if it was a weak field or not, my only memory is that Isaako had an inconsistent year where he could look world class one week and then go MIA a couple of weeks later.

In fairness, it was his first year at fullback. Coming through the 20s he was a centre who could play five eighth at a pinch. He struggled defensively in the centres at QCup level so they moved him to fullback where he showed some promise.

I think the ship is sailing for Jamayne at Red Hill. I don't think he's a winger and if he was ever going to make a splash at fullback, it was this year where he was coming off a strong rookie season and the club was looking at potential replacements for Boyd. After the season he's had, I don't think the coaching staff has a lot of confidence in him.

It would not shock me to see him at St George Illawarra, in fact it's almost too perfect.
another promising career destroyed by mediocre coaching?
 

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I thought I posted them up when I compared his prior work in numbers to Darbs?

2017
23 Games
9 Tries
12 Runs Avg (130m avg)
59m Kick Return Avg
38m Post Contact Avg
12 Linebreaks
6 Line Break Assists
5 Try Assists
108 Tackle Breaks
3.59 Avg Play the Ball speed
16 Offloads
31 Receipts Avg
18 Passes Avg
15 Kicks total
29 Errors
9 Penalties

The errors stats worry me. If he's as bad under the high ball at fullback as he is on the wing then you may as well look elsewhere. There was a lot to criticise Darbs for but he was still pretty good at fielding kicks.
It won't let me press quote, but in the week before his first NRL game I had massive reservations about his form consistency. It was a pretty good indicator of his NRL form too.


Earlier in the year he was bringing the ball back with real venom and involvement against Tweed he was out of this world. There was a period from round four to ten he was sensational. Statistically to put it in context he has made 2133m this year from his 16 games that's 133m on average- remember he gained 31m on Sunday a mere 102m below average.

1019m of that was scored during the period I spoke about round 4-10. That's pretty close to half his work in six games. Isaako regained some real form again the last three weeks before this week in a big effort again with three really good games.

Which brings me to my earlier point- On Sunday he looked flat and hit a wall physically.

What has remained consistent and a strength with his running is his ability to break tackles, he does that through out the year and even on Sunday he broke tackles he just didn't react and do anything- again looked flat. For the record he has 82 tackle breaks this year at five a game. Even within that consistency 44 of them again in that period earlier in the year.

His form was much much greater earlier as I said, but having said that maybe a NRL call up will be the boost he needs.
 

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