Cogito Ergo Sum ! Ah jeez you login to a League forum and some clever Dickie is quoting long dead French Philosophers...hilarious.Ooops. Running on manual here .
" I think therefore I am"
Good analogy....Joe was a beast off the bench as a forward....he did a lot of damage.With our current center options available,someone is definitely having to transition out to another position.....
Joe Galavoa springs to mind for me & only 1 of our incumbents has the same pre built physiqe as him
His combo with Ken? I dont see that, certinly isn't turning into quality ball for Ken or tries for that matter from what I have seen.
Hiku brings intangibles to the table. Fusitua receives a sweet pass from Peta, and then shoots one back inside to Shaun Johnson for the try. No stat for Peta, but a great play all the same.I want Beale in over Hiku.
I tried to back it up with an analysis of the last game showing how many points Hiku cost us but I couldn't find a detailed enough play by play record of the game to look at.
For those who say don't change a winning team. We are 3-3 in our last 6 games. So I dispute that we are a winning team.
My basic reason isn't really his defence, because he seems to turn around and chase the guy down and make up for it.
It is his lack of ball security/handling errors/not passing the ball to Fusitua enough. Despite playing with the best wing in the league he only has 2 try assists. This page lists some good stats up to Round ten
Shaun Johnson 6 try assists in only 6 games
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 6 try assists in 10 games
Green 4 try assists in 10 games
Lino 4 try assists in 4 games
Harris 3 in 9 games
Hiku 2 in 10
Kata 2 in 8
Agreed, if a trainspotter on here can find one, I'm putting out a challenge. Find a player that has played at least 80% of this seasons minutes at centre and has a higher tackle completion %. Kata is at 91.6%, I had a quick sniff around and couldn't find anyone. Aitken at 85.7%, Morris 85.2%, Dugan, Croker, Mitchell, Roberts, Hopoate all around 80%. Frankly given the way Blake Green tackles, it is one heck of a defensive performance so far this season from Kata.I think that Kata has been our most consistent centre, has been much, much improved on d and his workload out of yardage has been really impressive. His combo with Ken and the subsequent rise in Ken's performance and consistency means I wouldn't be changing that pairing anytime soon.
No he isn't, not if we are talking about Rugby League. Kata is the form one on one defensive centre in the NRL. They have been quiet on attack that side, but there is little to no quality ball getting out there.
Weekly reminder that Jazz fucking sucks and I'd happily carry a back on the bench over him. Beale would probably make more impact in the 2nd row as well. If we're at full strength and Jazz is in the side for both Beale and Lawton, I'll be royally fucked off. Offers nothing apart from 'solid' defence (which statistically was worse than Lawton's)