Hold up, hold up.
The most impressive part? Looks like he's right ahead of RTS, a noted hard trainer. I'm excited for him to get a shot. Surely either himself, Tane or Fusitua can force Kata out of the centres this year ...
I say if he is putting in the hard yards and the coaches think he can do the job, then drop who ever it is that's not going as hard, ponga got given a crack and he hasn't looked to bad.Unfortunately the game of league requires more than just general fitness. He’s also only 18/19, so let’s not get too excited. And where does he play.. do we bench ken or Fusitua?
Let’s be real, he’s not going to get a look in unless there’s 2-3 injuries. He’s an exciting prospect sure but this kid is minimum 2-3years away. One thing this consistent push does show is mental fortitude which to me is more exciting than fitness.. the kid has the head for elite sport.
You’d put a unproven 18 year old over a kiwis winger and the reigning nrl lead try scorer? Cmon mate. That’s just simply not going to happen.I say if he is putting in the hard yards and the coaches think he can do the job, then drop who ever it is that's not going as hard, ponga got given a crack and he hasn't looked to bad.
Seems a bit premature to elevate him this soon doesn't it? No doubting he's an amazing prospect but he's fresh out of college rugby. He'd struggle to keep up in reserve grade I would say let alone the NRL.
Isaiah went to u20s first then later in the season went to reserve grade.
Those west coast sand dunes are a bit more than general fitness mate, they are genuine gut busters where things are hurting that you even didn't know you had. If this kid is leading RTS he has genuine ticker, and is a hungry bastard as well. All he needs now is a bit of direction. I hope he is selected in the reserves because I will be sitting down ready for that game.Unfortunately the game of league requires more than just general fitness.