Manu.....what's doing bro?
As much as i laud him, i am questioning his position.
After tonight I don't think he posesses the composure or reflexes required as an NRL winger. I think he's better suited to the front or second row, sure he's quick but it's too much to demand from a player of his size and capabilities. I have come to the conclusion that he belongs in the forwards as we would be benifited with a more 'skill's' based winger than 'power'.
Manu's going to be the centre of peoples game plan from now on, dead set, that fumble in the in goal was a joke. There going to just keep kicking to him to he fumbles. Put him on the bench & put koopu in the backs or just drop him, this can't keep happening, we'll just keep losing games. And as a 5/8 you have to be able to pass & Ropati CAN NOT PASS, we had a pass, pass try & he just didn't pass it, he froze, AGAIN!! This team needs rearanging & i expect Cleary to do it. Micheal Lucks drop over the try line happens to everyone but Manu needs to be switched to the forwards or just dropped so he can practice his handling, maybe Vuna to replace him. And the bigger the game the more Ropati shows he can not distrubte the ball as a 5/8 IS MEANT TO. Our kicking is also a major problem, with ropati not being able to kick a can, the presure on Ravs is dramitic with the oppisistion knowing EXACTLY who is going to kick, putting presure on him & making him kick hurriedly. Ravs can kick better than tonight but With Ropati NO help, the poor kids always under presure. It is time for a new 5/8, whether it be a Rokkie or Lance at 7, Ravs at 6 this farce can not continue as it results in panicking at vital stages of the game.
The only real positive out of this mess of a game was a shining performance from Simon Mannering, never stuffed up when it really counted a reliable player in a shocking team performance.