General Reward the brotha

mosh_old

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I thought while Rovelli, Sione and Vatuvei played well in the backs Evarn Tuimavave took the brunt of the workload and got us into good field position.

For some reason Ruben Wiki made only 70m today, and Evarn made around 130m. I think maybe it will be good if we slot Ruben who is looking a bit tired in the last couple of weeks into the backrow with 12 on his back and have Evarn and Price as our props. This will not only stiffen our pack up but also make us more formidable size wise. I also think its about time we reward Evarn by giving him a start not when a prop is down, but when we are at full strength.

Also two questions for you to ask yourselves:

Sione Faumuina played like a:

A-Five Eight
B-Lock
C-Backrow
D- Fullback

Jerome Ropati played like a:

A-Five Eight
B-Lock
C-Backrower
D-Fullback
 

Northern_Union

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Haven't seen the game yet so will reserve judgement
From what i heard though both the Roosters and our boys were poor. Thats a trend with us, we drop the oppositions level.
 

JonB_old

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I don't think our boys were poor, some parts were good some bad.
I thought Sione was A.
And Ropati was E. none of the above.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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LOL. I like that selection of giving Ropo an E.
Sione I thought was fab, and I know some might think because he can do that he should be a 5/8 right? While 5/8's need to be creative I think leaving Sione in forwards is also a good thing; the others are generally one dim (not always) but he's sorta like the gem in the fowards. Do you know what I mean? Probably not explaining it very well.

I'm waiting for warriorsfaithful* to turn up. He can help me out with this! hehehe
 

2big2strong_old

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Sione was poor! the only improvement in his game was he didn't try and offload in stupid situations, besides 2 good runs the other 12 lost ground for us. still better than most of his performances i suppose

I was semi-supportive of Ropati up until today, he is useless at 5/8th, we had many overlapping plays during the game but everytime it got to him he'd jink and run himself, wasting the 3 on 1 opportunity we had outside him.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Here i am lol. I guess wat your trying to say is the fowards are just running straight and then when they give it to sione he provides impact e.t.c. The warriors played well!!!!!
 

Iafeta_old

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Sione was outstanding. Worked hard in D, and set up two tries with smart pieces of ball play - great pass to Rovelli for Vatuvei's try and a terrific pass to Vatuvei to score.

Manu is a beast. If he gets his handling on the ground sorted out and gets slightly lighter on his feet, he'll be a world class winger.

Grant Rovelli is a revelation. He is developing into a terrific young prospect. His organisation is good, he knows when to run, he knows when to pass, he can pass short, long, he can kick short, long, and he's got a terrific burst of speed and an outstanding side step. Put a good five eighth with him and all of a sudden things will happen big time.

Louis Anderson also got through a tremendous amount of work.

Fellas, hate to say it though, but Ruben is looking way out of form. He's not as dominant carrying the ball forward, and not getting himself in position as much. I'd go as far as to say this is the worst season I've seen from him.
 

JonB_old

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Rovelli looks better and better each week, im going to stop saying this when he stops getting better.
 

2big2strong_old

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Iafeta said:
Sione was outstanding. Worked hard in D, and set up two tries with smart pieces of ball play - great pass to Rovelli for Vatuvei's try and a terrific pass to Vatuvei to score.

Manu is a beast. If he gets his handling on the ground sorted out and gets slightly lighter on his feet, he'll be a world class winger.

Grant Rovelli is a revelation. He is developing into a terrific young prospect. His organisation is good, he knows when to run, he knows when to pass, he can pass short, long, he can kick short, long, and he's got a terrific burst of speed and an outstanding side step. Put a good five eighth with him and all of a sudden things will happen big time.

Louis Anderson also got through a tremendous amount of work.

Fellas, hate to say it though, but Ruben is looking way out of form. He's not as dominant carrying the ball forward, and not getting himself in position as much. I'd go as far as to say this is the worst season I've seen from him.

don't want to be picky but that was Awen that got that ball away, so the credit should go to him. I'm watching the replay now
 

Iafeta_old

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No it's not.

It's Micheal Luck on to Sione who passes inside for Rovelli, who then goes outside for Manu Vatuvei.
 

JonB_old

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That is a different try bro, though it was a lovely offload by Gutts when he got smashed. I thought Awen had a huge game today.
 

Kav_old

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Grant Rovelli is a revelation. He is developing into a terrific young prospect. His organisation is good, he knows when to run, he knows when to pass, he can pass short, long, he can kick short, long, and he's got a terrific burst of speed and an outstanding side step. Put a good five eighth with him and all of a sudden things will happen big time.
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Brent Webb? Nice little grubber for Martin's try. Good kick on fifth tackle between the fullback and winger. Why not try it now and see how he goes?
Must be better than Jerome. Put Patrick Ah Van at fullback - he looks safe enough - and Cooper Vuna on the wing. Jerome plays like a lock forward.

Kav
 

2big2strong_old

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JonB said:
That is a different try bro, though it was a lovely offload by Gutts when he got smashed. I thought Awen had a huge game today.

ah ok, i was thinking of the one where Awen hit a brick wall then flicked it up to Rovelli. forgot Manu scored 2.
 

mosh_old

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I thought Rapira was solid too, did what was asked, got the ball to the line and offloaded a couple of times.

Sione definately was a stand out today, the point was that maybe his preferred position isn't 5-8th but he looked more like a play maker than Ropati.
 

MarkW_old

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Yup, Sione went well - despite the odd brain explosion, he gives it his all.

I'd like to see Hohaia given another shot at standoff. He didn't get much of a run against the Roosters, but didn't do anything wrong. Give him a go, Ivan - Ropati looks completely lost at 6.
 

Iafeta_old

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I thought it was one of Ropo's better games to be honest.

I had to laugh though at one stage where he almost caused an obstruction penalty by his inability or lack of willingness to pass the ball. There were a couple of good plays, he almost busted their line once and on occasions did shift the ball well. He also worked hard in cover defence.

Much better game - still a lot of improvement needed.
 

warriors4life_old

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I think in the starts that Tuimavave has got when Price has been away on Origin or Wiki has been injured that he has proven that he deserves to start every week. I would agree with having Ruben in the back-row with Anderson and Luck/Guttenbeil and having Faumuina as five/eighth, Ropati on the bench.
 

sebastian_old

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Iafeta said:
Sione was outstanding. Worked hard in D, and set up two tries with smart pieces of ball play - great pass to Rovelli for Vatuvei's try and a terrific pass to Vatuvei to score.

Manu is a beast. If he gets his handling on the ground sorted out and gets slightly lighter on his feet, he'll be a world class winger.

Grant Rovelli is a revelation. He is developing into a terrific young prospect. His organisation is good, he knows when to run, he knows when to pass, he can pass short, long, he can kick short, long, and he's got a terrific burst of speed and an outstanding side step. Put a good five eighth with him and all of a sudden things will happen big time.

Louis Anderson also got through a tremendous amount of work.

Fellas, hate to say it though, but Ruben is looking way out of form. He's not as dominant carrying the ball forward, and not getting himself in position as much. I'd go as far as to say this is the worst season I've seen from him.



If your right about rubes managment have made a huge blunder signing him on till 2008, if hes like this now imagine 2 years!! Also Evarn bloody well has to be signed he's getting damn good.
 

kiwi man_old

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completely agreed about rubes, it would do him the world of good to run him abit wider at #11 or #12 and not having him make 20-30 odd tackles each game, also adding evarn to the mix would improve our workload immensly. altho doing that just increases the ammount of backrowers we have. id go for:
8.E. Tuimivave
9.N. Fien
10.S. Price
11.R. Wiki
12.M. Luck/W. Koopu
13.S. Faumuina

15.S. Rapira
16.A. Guttenbeil
17.L. Anderson
 

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