Official: Knights sign James Gavet on a 2 year deal

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    In reserve grade last year King was starting prop in all the games he played, averaged 55 minutes a game and averaged 110 metres.
    In firstgrade he was bench prop in every game, averaged about 30 minutes, and averaged 42 metres per game.
    In both grades he made about 25 tackles a game at about 90% tackle efficiency.

    In short, he had completely different roles. His role in firstgrade was to play short minutes and do a lot of tackles per minute on the field - but not many hitups.
    He played the role they told him to play.
    In reserve grade he was the main starting prop who played long minutes and ran big metres.

    I'm not saying King can be starting prop, play 55 minutes and run 110 metres in firstgrade, but since we are asking him to do short minutes and tackle a lot, it's a bit harsh to mark him only on metres.
     
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    Well there has to be some excuse behind it. In 2017, there was a specific press conference in the middle of the year where King said he was working on upping his amount of runs to get more involvement. The next few weeks he started putting out solid numbers & making a good amount of runs. So either they've since scrapped that idea or King just has a natural habit of not being a worker with the ball in hand & has slipped away again.
     
  3. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Jason Hoogerworf

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    Gee whiz another excuse for another local scrub
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    His Joel Edwards mark 2.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    How'd Edwards go in Origin this year?
     
  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I remember years ago that Steve Simpson was told in an origin game to do no hitups and concentrate on defence, and I was on a forum and all the fans were talking about how **** Steve Simpson was playing. After the game the Qld coach said they lost because Steve Simpson belted the hell out of them.
    Not saying King will ever be Steve Simpson, but there are two sides to the game, and King is getting told to concentrate on the one that fans don't rate.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I’d certainly not be opposed to have Gavet starting with Dan coming on. That’s bloody intimidating.
     

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