Pre-season

Sproj

International Captain
Staff
Sep 6, 2013
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Just curious Sproj Sproj in your list of possible candidates, 4-6, why there isn't 7. Matt Lodge?

Honestly, I am not entirely sure he will still be at the club and also, I don't think this club needs that kind of PR nightmare at this point in time. Harsh on Lodge? Probably but it is what it is.
 

Dazza 92

NRL Player
Oct 13, 2014
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Walters told Foxsports.com.au that although Niu will spend a lot of time at right centre during pre-season he’ll likely see some games at fullback too.

“He’ll be training in the centres and a bit of fullback — he’ll probably be used in both of those positions. It’s good for his development to train in different positions,” Walters said.

“That’s what pre-season is all about, to get them familiar with their positions and different situations that they find themselves in, both in defence and attack.

“He’s a guy with great athletic ability, so we're very happy with his progress. Obviously he has a long way to go but very happy with what he’s been doing so far in our pre-season.”

“I feel he can be good in both positions. We see that with a lot of players where they can cover multiple positions and Tesi that style of player.

“Just for the moment we’re parking him in that right centre position — doesn’t mean he’s going to stay there — and we know he’s had some good games at fullback as well in the Intrust Super Cup. We’re happy to have him on board and we’re just working on those areas that he needs improving in.”
....he needs a position to grow into, but given the absence of any credibility in terms of geniuine premiership challange this season, we should face the facts it will be a development year, particulary with such a young backline with no obvious strike players there...
 

Foordy

International Captain
Mar 4, 2008
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I have to say there are some "quality" journos around this sport ... I just saw an interview on NRL.com with David Mead, and this is the question he was asked:

"Are you going to push for a regular spot?"

what did she think the answer was going to be ... "nah, i'm just here to make up the numbers"

seriously, lol
 

JAHHW

NRL Player
Aug 24, 2017
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I have to say there are some "quality" journos around this sport ... I just saw an interview on NRL.com with David Mead, and this is the question he was asked:

"Are you going to push for a regular spot?"

what did she think the answer was going to be ... "nah, i'm just here to make up the numbers"

seriously, lol
If you asked Kahu that question last year, that would have been his answer.
 

holdzy

State of Origin Rep
May 5, 2016
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Was that Croft they cut away from as he struggled to finish his lift?
 

I bleed Maroon

State of Origin Captain
Apr 17, 2013
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Meantime........


We've seen this song and dance before. "Oh look they're training the house down they're in for a big year!"

*Finishes last*

Video of dudes pumping iron doesn't impress me. If I really wanted to see that I'd wander down to the local gym. Results do.
 

The Fisherman

QCup Player
Aug 16, 2020
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I went out on a limb in the past about Isaako and I think he is very under rated and has the ability to become a real fan favourite for Bronco supporters. I thought I saw something in him that most don't, on here at least.

I have made bum calls in the past and I'd blame no one if they thought my opinion is shit on this. My view is that maturity and a settled life will, over the next 24 months result in a genuine quality top grader. Note, didn't use superstar here but even that may be possible.
Huge, has someone hacked your posts or are you on a low dose of valium, mate where is that self opinionated Huge we all like
 

winslow_wong

International Rep
May 27, 2013
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We've seen this song and dance before. "Oh look they're training the house down they're in for a big year!"

*Finishes last*

Video of dudes pumping iron doesn't impress me. If I really wanted to see that I'd wander down to the local gym. Results do.

I just hope they’re getting in enough tackling practice and some bloody wrestling!
 

Jason Simmons

NRL Captain
Apr 18, 2013
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Perfect physical specimens are great. What about some actual football smarts and ability, though?

Is that too much to ask our recruiters?
 

Fitzy

QCup Player
Sep 10, 2018
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I think we can all hold our heads up because it was evident that the issue last year was state of the team not quality... I know it’s a small sample size but we beat the cowboys and a preliminary final team white comfortably... I expect a big and exciting year from the boys and back in the winners circle
 

kooly87

NRL Captain
Jun 2, 2017
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Not the biggest bloke, not the most talented bloke, but played absolutely flat out and as hard as possible. Every minute.

Now I see he’s a PHD candidate in neuroscience. Hard to imagine any of today’s morons, earning the ridiculous money they are, will follow a path like that after they retire.
Yep, one bloke you could say absolutely hand on heart managed to scrape every last ounce of talent he had within him out into a very successful career.
 

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