PLAYER Payne Haas Discussion

theshed

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DCE looked so comfortable in first grade it was crazy. Especially considering he apparently hadn’t had heaps of wraps in lower grades.


2011 was such an amazing year for the NRL.

We had Lockyer’s final season.

You had DCE debut in that stacked Manly team and look like he’d played 10 seasons already.

Shaun Johnson burst on to the scene midseason and hadn’t been figured out yet. He was doing things to defence that no one had the right to do.

Benji Marshal was in the midst of his second peak.

Ben Barba was starting to rev up, showing signs of what was to come in 2012.

To top it all off the Hayne - Slater rivalry was in full effect.

I think it was my favourite season that didn’t include bronco success.
 
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NSW stables

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DCE looked so comfortable in first grade it was crazy. Especially considering he apparently hadn’t had heaps of wraps in lower grades.


2011 was such an amazing year for the NRL.

We had Lockyer’s final season.

You had DCE debut in that stacked Manly team and look like he’d played 10 seasons already.

Shaun Johnson burst on to the scene midseason and hadn’t been figured out yet. He was doing things to defence that no one had the right to do.

Benji Marshal was in the midst of his second peak.

Ben Barba was starting to rev up, showing signs of what was to come in 2012.

To top it all off the Hayne - Slater rivalry was in full effect.

I think it was my favourite season that didn’t include bronco success.
Another what if year. If it were not for beale's knee, who knows?

In saying that, lockyer's last touch to be kicking a field goal to win the broncos a game felt pretty fitting.
 

Old Mate

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Another what if year. If it were not for beale's knee, who knows?

In saying that, lockyer's last touch to be kicking a field goal to win the broncos a game felt pretty fitting.
I was praying that he’d stick around for one more after that.
 

1910

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Most meters by an NRL forward under 21 in a single season.

2019 (19)- Haas 3166
2001 (20)- O'Meley 2960
2000 (20)- Hindmarsh 2922
2000 (20)- Bailey 2864
1999 (19)- Vella 2853
2009- (20)- Tolman 2494
2006 (20)- Douglas 2432
2010 (20)- Packer 2401
2012 (20) - Papalii 2378
2001 (20)- Perry 2320
2007 (20)- Rapira 2304
2006 (20)- Williams 2277
2018 (20)- Murray 2173

Gone well past Ogre.
 
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Renegade

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DCE looked so comfortable in first grade it was crazy. Especially considering he apparently hadn’t had heaps of wraps in lower grades.
I dunno, DCE had been hyped at lower grades for a while. I remember hearing about him in the mid-late 00's before he had even made his Q Cup debut. Then he won POTY/RPOTY in his debut season.
 

Big Pete

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I dunno, DCE had been hyped at lower grades for a while. I remember hearing about him in the mid-late 00's before he had even made his Q Cup debut. Then he won POTY/RPOTY in his debut season.

Was the Colt Player of the Year in 2007, then played 20s for Manly from 2008-09 and made the Team of the Year in 2009. Then in 2010 he won the Courier Mail Medal (PotY) with the Sunshine Coast Falcons.

Didn't have the wraps on him like Sandow but he wasn't exactly an unknown as you said.

It's been 8 years, but from memory it just seemed like he kept getting better as the season wore on. Started off quiet, but worked on his combinations and by the end point he became a focal point of the attack. He threatened to spoil Lockyer's party at Suncorp, only to do the Broncos in during the semis.
 

Purple Pills

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Noticed Haas is in the top 10 running metres out of all NRL players for season 2019 despite missing the opening month of footy and making his Origin debut.

Not bloody bad for a guy playing in a position that mere mortals don’t mature into until at least mid 20’s.

He is leaps ahead of his age on the field.
 

tommy

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Noticed Haas is in the top 10 running metres out of all NRL players for season 2019 despite missing the opening month of footy and making his Origin debut.

Not bloody bad for a guy playing in a position that mere mortals don’t mature into until at least mid 20’s.

He is leaps ahead of his age on the field.
He also didn't eat for a month.
 

Jedhead

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He also didn't eat for a month.
Oh don't worry he ate that month. It's just that he was restricted from eating during daylight hours. Once the sun went down he was heavy on the fang until sunup. he was also allowed to eat and drink normally during flights.

Still it must have been hard passing away water and power drinks during training.
 

BooKhaki

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Now I'm not saying I don't think he is a freak, he clearly is. Last year I was thinking he could go on to be the best forward in the game. He is now to the point where he shouldn't make the NSW side.

However, this year has been a poor year, and I believe it's also down to how he is used. He is really poor in defence, he gives up easy post contact metres, and his goal line defence is possibly the worst of any forward in the NRL. He never moves off the line, which is why you see him defuse kicks and the commentators blow up his ass for being there, when he was only there cuz of laziness. 3-4 times this year he has let someone score over top of him just due to poor contact and also being right on top of the goalline instead of moving up 2-3m, really really bad.

Now also notice he takes his hitups almost exclusively on the 4th tackle where the metres are easiest, you rarely see him taking tough early runs.

Discuss.
 

Rico

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May have come off the boil due to overuse but I’ve got a mountain of respect for him to keep pushing when most other forwards have given up on the season. His little brother just died and a change of coach and still smashing 200m plus in well beaten teams.

Yep the try line defence needs a bit of work and used 2 off the ruck in other plays and an offload in the mix and he’s the best forward in the game.
Absolute gun IMO and criticism comes due to desperation For him to blow games apart which is another cop out on bludging, non performing senior players who need a rocket or to be moved on.
 
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Galah

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Why would you waste him on an edge? He should be a 50-55min middle.
He has unreal footwork for a huge human, a big engine and fast. We have lodge, Carrigan, bullemor, Flegler, tpj and to a lesser extent Kennedy for middle forwards. We need dynamic backrowers Riki looks promising Glenn is almost done.
 

BooKhaki

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He has unreal footwork for a huge human, a big engine and fast. We have lodge, Carrigan, bullemor, Flegler, tpj and to a lesser extent Kennedy for middle forwards. We need dynamic backrowers Riki looks promising Glenn is almost done.
TPJ and Riki are fine edges. Kennedy is arguably the worst player in the NRL.
 

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