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  1. Boats n Hoes
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    Boats n Hoes 1st Grade Fringe

    When I first saw him play for Raukura last year I must admit the Vunivalu comparison first sprung to mind.

    His speed tho dare I say possibly more reminiscent of a Fisiahi.

    He used to towel up Hayze at training who was no slouch.

    Just saying the Warriors did a great job with this signing......they had a SHITLOAD of interested parties to head off.
     
  2. ForTheLoveOfGod
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    ForTheLoveOfGod 1st Grade Fringe

    He is in the Vunivalu mould but he is packing on a bit of size as well. He kind of reminds me of Rieko Ioane in his ability to find space and burn runners. I heard the amount of interest in signing this kid was insane. Given the Warriors managed to knock back all the other league and rugby suitors mean's they are doing something very very right. Also leads me to believe we will see him in first grade potentially a lot quicker than other juniors.
     
  3. Run_it_str8
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    Run_it_str8 1st Grade Fringe

    Great to hopefully get one before the Australian based clubs.
     
  4. Paulo24
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    Paulo24 1st Grade Fringe

    Reminds me a bit more of a Naholo type, he will be faster than Vunivalu.
     
  5. mt.wellington
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    mt.wellington Warriors Orange Peeler Contributor

    Every Super team in NZ and 6 other NRL clubs...
     
  6. Run_it_str8
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    Run_it_str8 1st Grade Fringe

    One for the good guys
     
  7. Swanny
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    Swanny 1st Grade Fringe

    It’s good to see that the Etene Nanai defection hasn’t seemingly had a negative impact
     
  8. Canadian_WarriorFan
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    Canadian_WarriorFan 1st Grade Fringe

    Interesting, it'll be interesting how long before we see him up in first grade. Two maybe three seasons?
     
  9. drake83
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    drake83 1st Grade Fringe

    My oldest is there now first year soccer player tho great school great rugby team still. Not getting a league team there yet.
    Manawatu have just started junior league over the last 2 seasons so good seeing the kids have a go at league over the summer.
     
  10. fizurg
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    fizurg 1st Grade Fringe

    Put him on a two year development contract. That will give us a big advantage in keeping him in the future.
     
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    Human_traffik U20's Player

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    Get excited lads
     
  12. Run_it_str8
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    Run_it_str8 1st Grade Fringe

    Hope he has a work ethic and desire to improve.
     
  13. Aman
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    Aman 1st Grade Fringe

    Get him in the centres next year to replace Kata. Plenty of teenagers being bought into FG by teams
     
  14. Fazz
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    Fazz 1st Grade Fringe

    Looks like an absolute weapon - he most exciting part? We have a proper fitness coach to help him reach that next level now. Also sounds like he's got his head screwed on right. Will be interesting to see if he features in the trials at all.
     
  15. JaggedJ
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    JaggedJ 1st Grade Fringe

    Looks good, but I've learnt to temper my expectations. Hope he goes well though, we need another centre and winger.
     
  16. Aman
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    Aman 1st Grade Fringe

    We just signed Ken for 4 more years. What do you want to do with them?
     
  17. JaggedJ
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    JaggedJ 1st Grade Fringe

    Ken isn't a first grade winger and should never have been manufactured as one. So what I want to do with him has been ignored for so long there's probably not much more I can say.

    Kata on the other hand is welcome to go to whoever will take him.
     
  18. ForTheLoveOfGod
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    ForTheLoveOfGod 1st Grade Fringe

    If Ken has been signed up as an NRL winger for 4 more years then forget us winning a grand final. Surely he will transition into a back row position? Ken aint no winger.
     
  19. Defence
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    Defence 1st Grade Fringe

    Wow- that's a rare talent.
    Perfect strike center in the modern game- he'd be wasted as a wing/ battering ram.
     
  20. razzrillinger
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    razzrillinger 1st Grade Fringe

    Nothing wrong with starting off on the wing and working your way into other positions over time.