Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson expects a big impact from new signingUkuma Ta'ai - but warns fans to be patient with the Tongan international.
"All the hype around him coming built an aura of expectation from him and we saw that, once he is fully fit, he will be a handful. We've just got to be patient for now and keep improving his physicality day to day because he's bigger than a Christmas turkey at the moment."
Always liked Ta'ai. Was penalty and error prone but he brought that unrelenting, hardnosed, mongrel to the team that is still missing from our pack. Goodluck to him.
Last years team...Actually 2 years in a row that it's been an all English dream team. I think that is partly down to a conscious decision being made to pick the English guys over the overseas players to make the locals look better. But then it is also a reflection of a lower quality of imports combined with a decent group of young English players.
i would like to see the Kwi's beat England final that would be awesome, but i doubt it with the coach they have in McNamara unless his picked up a few new tricks as the assistant coach at the roosters and is finally able to see that Widdop is the best stand off half they have got
I wonder if the Warriors could entice Anthony Gelling back from Wigan he's really developed nicely over there doesn't have the sloppyness to his game, his work rate has improved and scores some good tries from what I've seen.
Gelling's been playing solid footy for the last two seasons he'd be good centres and wing option for us considering our backs are fragile at times.
He's been Wigan's most improved player this year. Always very strong running making metres from deep much like the outside backs you already have. He does need to improve his decision making though as he ignores his winger on some occasions and throws silly random overloads on others. He also does a weird little hop after receiving the ball which reduces his effectiveness. But considering this is his first full season playing as a centre over here he does seem to be learning pretty well and produced a lovely little deft kick for Charnley to chase and score with last week against Warrington. Don't think of him as a winger though as he always looked pretty bad in that role, just don't think he has enough faith in his ability to go around the outside of a defender.