What to do with Sione?

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  1. Rob

    Rob Alex McKinnon

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    Ramien put the exact same play on last night. Seemed to be a case of whatever you can do I can do... well just as good.
     
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    krustykraz Akuila Uate

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    Sione defending in side his half back seemed to work well last night. I hope thats the answer to his issues and he now pulls out efforts like that most weeks.
     
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    Did anybody notice Ponga up in the defensive line on Deniss’s edge? Only noticed it once.
     
  4. Jaybro

    Jaybro Shane Mackley

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    I did notice that

    Good game for Sione last night
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Like what I think Billy or Slots said a little while ago, if Sione was a bit heavier & taller, he'd be a great prop.
     
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    I’m still hoping he loses abit of size (not a huge amount) and gets abit more of the speed he used to have and we can make a decent outside back out of him.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Correct mozza. It was noticeable he was slow chasing down his opposite number Saturday night. Sione's best defensive effort for the season for mine.
     
  8. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Matangi does alright at 5'11 107kg
    Past 3 games
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    109m vs broncos in 28 minute
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  9. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Stats are meaningless 88, you know that.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Did well Saturday lets hope he can string together some good games. Would be nice to have 3 first grade centres on the books next year and 4 if you count Dennis.
     
  11. Wobbles

    Wobbles Jason Hoogerworf

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    All of the slanging and trading of stats aside, isn't the purpose of this thread to discuss what to do with the kid?

    With all of the defensive lapses and rushing up out of the line we've seen from him at centre, especially when the team is struggling, he's shown some solid improvement and touches of the class we know he has.

    If he maintains and builds on the performances over the last couple of weeks in particular, most critically in defense, I expect to see a much stronger second half to the season from him.

    Likewise, if he gets better at drawing the outside player in and can start getting quality ball to the winger he'll be in a stronger position come next season to hold his spot.

    If not, and we see Moga come back, he'll be spending plenty of time in Reggies. With 2 top-line centres in the squad, Sione is probably going to find himself in more of a utility or depth-type role. Unfortunately for him, we have some more reliable 14's to pick from.
     
  12. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Brown has back row in mind for him next year.
     
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    Wobbles Jason Hoogerworf

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    Geez I hope you're taking the p*ss haha
     
  14. Beaumont

    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No Barry Toohey said on Twitter a couple of weeks ago.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He has been absolutely no better defensively. Lamb got moved to the left. Still bad. Fitz gets moved to the right. Still bad. Defending against 12 versus the titans. Still bad. Number up 4 on 4 against the Sharks. Still bad. We've ended up at Brown having Watson defend at centre on Saturday night.

    As Beaumont says the future is the forwards, but he doesn't get a start over Fitz or Barnett who both play 80 minutes. So...

    Ramien is going to be playing right centre next year.
     
  16. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sorry memory lapse lol
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Don’t know where Sione is going to fit in the back-row. Barnett and Fitzgibbon both faaaaar better options. He’ll only see time there from the bench.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Wish we chased him. Love watching him play. Has a no non-sense style about him.
     
  19. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No fear at all, love the attitude of the guy.
     
  20. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Todd Bates

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    Thats where he belongs, no chance he is getting a start ahead of Moga or Ramien next year if they are both fit.
     

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