Isaiah Papalii

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    razzrillinger 1st Grade Fringe

    Good to see him without any strapping today, looked to be running freely.
     
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    Be a bit like ICE versus Marty Tapau.
     
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    Its awesome we lose Mannering an this kids ready an peaking .
    An that's if he even gets a start with Pulu an Sao all trying to get one backrow spot
    Blair an Green are the next two an looks like we are already bringing some youth over
    To add to our stocks .This natural progression is way better than recruiting ..
    Any way Papalii has to be in the team IMO
     
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    Kiwis Junior player of the year, Isaiah Papali'i, New Zealand Rugby League, 2018
     
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    Who said dreads were dead?!
     
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    Hopefully see some more attack from him next season.
     
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    This kid could be anything. Will only improve
     
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    Something to look forward to for sure. Congratulations Isaiah
     
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    If he’s the new breed of Warrior we’re trying to develop then the future is bright.

    Would like to see him add some bulk over time if he’s going to playing in the middle, last season he was sitting at 103kg, at 109/110kg he’d be a difficult player to bring down. It’s a good call by SK to move him from the edge, I can really see him developing in that position more than any other tbh.

    Reminds me a lot of a young Rodney So'oialo.
     
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    tbh I thought he played pretty average for the JK's.

    Great rookie year for the Warriors but feels bit like being awarded a car from Oprah.

    He's our first hard worker with skills too...in a long time.
     
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    Yup, fully agree. Noticed this year (early in the season) he had some great leg drive in the tackle to get post contact metres. Also had a few good late offloads.

    Few more kilos can only help in that regard. Admire his work ethic as well.
     
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    He is about 19. What he is now to what he will be in the near future. Amazing how good he is and is just a kid.
     
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    Not being a smart arse nor playing devils advocate.

    I would say Taihoa (wait don't hurry) to folk wanting him to put weight on.

    He's a Gym Bunny and his Mum owns a Gym, his Mum is a professional Rugby League player and a Gym owner/ trainer.

    I would Hazard a deductive guess that he and his Mum are acutely aware of his weight and the best management thereof.

    The healthiest way for a Nineteen year old to gain mass is to grow into it.

    The challenge of living in a Gym and having an impressive Cardio base is maintaining weight.


    If I were him I would stick with Wotever Mumsie has been doing his whole life and wait.

    His power to Weight ratio is already off the charts...he is a champion power lifter..he is the most NRL resilient rookie we have ever seen....
     
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    Agreed which is pretty much why I said I’d like to see him add weight over time, have you seen how much he eats, I dunno if weight management is necessarily a problem for him. They must go through trays of eggs in that household lol.
     
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    Wait, what? Someone said dreads we’re dead?
     
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    How much more weight can he put on? He’s been powerlifting since he was in nappy’s. Normally I would agree that him adding weight will be expected and beneficial but I can’t help wondering how close maxed out his frame is already.
     
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    He's a shade under 6 foot so 103kgs is fine. Bunty is a couple of inches taller and a few kgs lighter and plays prop. Those official weights are usually listed in the pre-season when their cardio work is at it's highest, you would hope they don't get too much heavier than that during the season though.
     
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    I remember talking with one of the Warriors previous trainers about this very thing and he reckon you could only ever put on 2-3kgs of average weight a year safely. Anymore would put more strain on the legs and knees which would lead to more chances of injuries. You have to increase muscle mass all over the body so it it all supports itself. That's as best as I can explain it cause most of it went straight over my head :oops:.

    Ben Matulino had an interesting article on weight gain a few years ago in which he said he started the season about 10kgs above his ideal weight. By the middle of the season he was playing at his ideal weight and by the seasons end he was slightly up on it. Same article he said he was going back to his pregame chicken pasta salad routine cause it worked for him despite what the nutritionist had told him. Lee Anne Wann was her name. Some of her ideas were out there...
     
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    Was she the one promoting no carbs? She may have been ahead of her time.