He's not the most athletic player and looks like he has a smart footy brain that compensates for it.Interesting that he was a fullback / five-eight here in these highlights. Might give people a glimpse of the player he is:
Talau seems to have been written off by many, I don't get it. Admittedly I haven't seen much of him but I've seen good moments, in both attack and defence. Oh well, we'll all find out soon enough.More versatile, and seems a fair bit quicker, than Talau.
He can also be signed on development and not yet take up a 30 spot until he proves himself in top grade. In doing so, we could spend the wasted funds on Talau elsewhere.
Really don't enjoy sh*tting on a player's ability, but he really is sub-standard. I've cringed watching Harper represent us for the most part, and he is twice the player Talau is. I would love nothing more than to be proven wrongTalau seems to have been written off by many, I don't get it. Admittedly I haven't seen much of him but I've seen good moments, in both attack and defence. Oh well, we'll all find out soon enough.
At least in the development squad . Seems to be quite a bit of conjecture on the ability or consistency level of Tommy Taulu , In some ways maybe prefer Faulalo in the main squad , , untested at i st grade level but with the uncertainty with Taulu and Faulalo 's impressive efforts for this seasons , could again have made a sound case .You don't score more trys than every other player in your comp without having something going for ya. That he did it for Blacktown who just scraped into finals, and weren't really dominating the comp all year, suggests, it's more this kid, than the team structures as well. Then add that he scored em at fullback, scored em on the wing, and scored em at centre. Where they put him didn't seem to matter.
Now tell me again, why wouldn't you give this kid a run in A grade?
You would think so.. but he has been at 3 clubs as a junior and it seems his "ceiling" may be as a NSW cup player..A goal kicking fullback who scored the most tries playingwing/center at nsw cup level. Should be in the top 30 side next year.