PLAYER Tevita Pangai Jr.

Foordy

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Fifita, then Lodge.
I stand by Lodge first ... we got one of our big meter makers locked down ... we now need to lock down the second and build the pack around them.

Fifita would then be next

after them we need to lock down Flegler and Carrigan long term as well
 

bingale16

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I reckon we need him. Got to get him to play consistent and he can be so good. So much potential. He is a game breaker and one of the few forwards in our team who can get the offload away.
 

NSW stables

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I would like to keep TPJ but his rumoured price tag exceeds what i would consider for an inconsistent "potential" player. It could also cost us the retention and signing of other players.

We have seen the results the titans had with paying 1 mil for "potential". Taylor could come good in a few years time (during that time he has taken approx 10% of their cap) but by that time he has matured and developed consistency his contract would be ending and he be up for grabs again.
 

Foordy

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We have seen the results the titans had with paying 1 mil for "potential". Taylor
speaking of Taylor ...

I had a couple of Titans fans sitting behind me on Sunday ... when Milford dropped a pass they were laughing, saying shit like "there your million dollar half" ... i just casually turned to them and said "got two words for you ... Ash Taylor", that shut them up for a bit
 

ostin86

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While TPJ has great physical attributes, sadly he is lacking between the right and the left ear and that is why you will never see a consistently great player.
What have you say him down for an IQ test of something?

TPJ is a weird one. He is not performing at the standard he needs to be currently but it's clear that he has it in him. I think we should continue to be patient with him. Mind you I don't think we should offer him any more than 5-600k for minimum 3 years. If he doesn't want that than let's just focus on our other talented young fowards coming through.

We will be fine either way. It's in our Spine and backs where the tougher decisions lie.
 

animal eater

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What have you say him down for an IQ test of something?

TPJ is a weird one. He is not performing at the standard he needs to be currently but it's clear that he has it in him. I think we should continue to be patient with him. Mind you I don't think we should offer him any more than 5-600k for minimum 3 years. If he doesn't want that than let's just focus on our other talented young fowards coming through.

We will be fine either way. It's in our Spine and backs where the tougher decisions lie.
Essentially what I am saying is it isn't enough to be physically gifted if the mind/mindset isn't there. The best players are often the brightest as well and end up being the most consistent in their careers. With TPJ, I fear his career will be patchy.
 

ostin86

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Essentially what I am saying is it isn't enough to be physically gifted if the mind/mindset isn't there. The best players are often the brightest as well and end up being the most consistent in their careers. With TPJ, I fear his career will be patchy.
I was mainly just having a joke. Tbh I agree with a lot of what your saying.
 

Mustafur

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Seibs needs to put TPJ back on the edge, that is where he works best, but stay as a Bench option untill he can play better, at this point he isn't worth spending big money for though, but if he can get his play in order he can be one of the best forwards in the game, his most dangerous weapon is his offload not his running game though that's why he is better for the edge because he can be close to the faster players who can take advantage best.
 
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Dazza 92

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Seibs needs to put TPJ back on the edge, that is where he works best, but stay as a Bench option untill he can play better, at this point he isn't worth spending big money for though, but if he can get his play in order he can be one of the best forwards in the game, his most dangerous weapon is his offload not his running game though that's why he is better for the edge because he can be close to the faster players who can take advantage best.
If he ends up being 80% the player Taumalolo is...we will have a very good third prop at the club.

If I was Siebs, id be saying to him to chew Tamalolos ear off during the international break and really ask hi to honestly assess his game. it would be a ideal time to have a heart to heart with his idol....could come back with a whole new appreciation of what he needs to do..?
 

vertigo

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Pangai on an edge worked wonders - anyone else think he should stay there and Gillett goes to lock to be a tacklebot?
 

Mitch06

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In the post match interview with Sam Thaiday, TPJ said my future is sorted now so there is no excuses for my performances. I assume he's signed a new contract?
 

Alec

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So we have a bit of a dilemma about where to play him, don't we? His defence pretty much screams "front row", he can be extremely loose, and if he charges out, it's better if you've got other defenders right there with him. On the other hand, his attack just seems to be better in the 2nd row - he's had less games there, but probably still more damaging ones than in the middle of the field.
With Gillett struggling and Fifita still developing, maybe Seibold should leave him as a starting 2nd rower on the right for now? See if he can get confidence back that way and then see how it goes?
 

upthebroncs

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So we have a bit of a dilemma about where to play him, don't we? His defence pretty much screams "front row", he can be extremely loose, and if he charges out, it's better if you've got other defenders right there with him. On the other hand, his attack just seems to be better in the 2nd row - he's had less games there, but probably still more damaging ones than in the middle of the field.
With Gillett struggling and Fifita still developing, maybe Seibold should leave him as a starting 2nd rower on the right for now? See if he can get confidence back that way and then see how it goes?
This forward pack would be so good. Imagine it in the year 2021..

8. Matthew Lodge
9. Jake Turpin
10. Joe Ofahengaue
11. David Fifita
12. Tevita Pangai
13. Payne Haas
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14. James Segeyaro
15. Keenan Palasia
16. Patrick Carrigan
17. Thomas Flegler
 

Super Freak

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I'm starting to think we'll be better off with TPJ on the edge. He can terrorize the halves all game.

In Fifita's time in the backrow, he hasn't shown what TPJ showed today.
 

winslow_wong

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I’d keep tpj on the bench until gillet moves on. Then you’d have bench impact galore with tpj, Fifita and offa. This is until gillet and Glenn move on in a couple of years
 

BroncsFan

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Don't think TPJ's defense is good enough on the edge just yet but his attack is so damaging out there (basically our own version of Kikau).

Have to remember he got burnt 2 or 3 times by SJ in the Tonga game only a few weeks back playing in 2nd row.

It was also his side that was getting torched yesterday... not going to be often that we field a right side of TPJ, Turps, Shiba and Coates so that alone may have been the issue.

I like the idea of getting TPJ out onto the edge even though he defends in the middle... definitely something they should look into because it's very damaging out there
 

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