PLAYER Jake Turpin is good

PNG Broncos fan88

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I must have watched another game. Turpin to me was, um, ok. Awful in the 1st 20 mins then got into the rhythm of the game but I couldn't see anything he did as special. In fact, I wasn't really impressed at all. Dearden however, now that's another story. He's a real keeper.
I am vice versa, I still think Dearden is not ready. The other half we let go would have got at least a try or try assist(s) against Manly's shot defence. Cordner and Mitchell will be barrelling down his way all game, hope the kid steps up big time next week.
 

McHunt

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I am vice versa, I still think Dearden is not ready. The other half we let go would have got at least a try or try assist(s) against Manly's shot defence. Cordner and Mitchell will be barrelling down his way all game, hope the kid steps up big time next week.
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.
 

Sirlee oldman

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I thought he went ok but hardly godlike. Some of his passing was a bit iffy and that little foot shuttle he sometimes does before he passes is a waste of time. Overall he did well. Hope he can back it up next week.
 

heartly87

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So Turpins game has to have context. Seibs said in the presser that he only had one session with the lads this week. One session people and still produced a rather good game. Also Seibs indicated that the Segeyaro buy was forced, as the medical advice was bad for Macca and he was looking at surgery.
Also it appears that Seibs has been planning to sub Macca and told Kodi that was his new role. Kodi has stated this in an interview last night, that he was told Dreaden was the future and would be starting in week 8, Kodi didn't want that and then was offered the release.

So now it appears to me it will be either Turpin or Segeyaro who will provide the spark of the bench. In saying that if those two bloke improve our game out of sight then it may mean Andrew is not a given to hold onto his spot.
 

teampjta

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I know it’s only 1 game, Manly had a few players out and forgetting about statistics for a minute, the rhythm of our attack coming out of dummy half to the naked eye just flowed better.

As good as Macca is in defence, I don’t feel like Turps let us down.
 

bb_gun

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I know it’s only 1 game, Manly had a few players out and forgetting about statistics for a minute, the rhythm of our attack coming out of dummy half to the naked eye just flowed better.

As good as Macca is in defence, I don’t feel like Turps let us down.
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.
 

ostin86

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He has played one game this year and performed better than Macca has all year. He will only improve with more opportunities and experience. He is busy and constantly looking for opportunities....I like him. Hits pretty hard in defence for a little bloke too!
 

Art Vandelay

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A thought occurs. Turpin is not in our top 30, and thus required NRL permission to play last night as it's before June 30th. That was presumably a straightforward process as McCullough was injured and we had no other hookers at the club. Now that Segeyaro has signed, and presumably has taken Nikorima's spot in the 30, has the equation of Turpin's eligibility changed?
 

Stu_9

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I am vice versa, I still think Dearden is not ready. The other half we let go would have got at least a try or try assist(s) against Manly's shot defence. Cordner and Mitchell will be barrelling down his way all game, hope the kid steps up big time next week.
Dearden is freshly 18. 3 ISC games, 2 NRL games. I would have to disagree that Kodi would have outplayed him last night. Deardens defence and kicking game is already ahead of Kodi’s IMO. Talks heaps more the Kodi, and he is only going to get better.
Tom is exactly what this team needs. Yes we will most probably get punished by the roosters, but it won’t only be because of our new #7. Watch Darius, a 300 gamer get schooled by teddy.
 
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