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Is Williame the new Matai?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Fluffy, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    I am seeing more and more Matai in Williame.

    Great hit tonight and a few other good hits during the game.

    Another who is improving and may well be our center answer long term if he keeps it up.
     
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    • Rodo

      Rodo Goldmember 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Loved Williame's performance tonight. Some massive hits in defence and good metres. Looks really happy and comfortable out there. Was rewarded with a good try at the end.

      Win number 2!
       
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      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
        • maxta

          maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          His errors seem gone & seems to be doing everything with energy & shows reasonable speed & good strength.
          Another thing I like, even in awkward situations, he does the tough ugly hit ups to get Manly out of trouble...
           
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          • The Who

            The Who Well-Known Member

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            We call him the Hex
            But when he makes a tackle
            his opponents call for a Bex
             
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            • Snake

              Snake Doing The Eagle Rock!

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              I've noticed this too and it's really important.
               
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              • Turbo

                Turbo Well-Known Member

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                I honestly think he belongs with manly and in the centres, he has speed to burn. Good hits also
                 
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                • nightster

                  nightster grumpy old bastard Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  He is hitting pretty well ... has speed ... is gaining in confidence ... ok boys & girls , go for it ..I have a good chin :punch:
                   
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                  • SeaEagleRock8

                    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    He is not a new Matai but he can play. As he gets a few games under his belt he is showing more in both attack and defence.
                    He's only 23 and the many fans who heaped derision on the bloke are starting to choke on their words.
                     
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                    • HappilyManly

                      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                    • Tragic-Eagles

                      Tragic-Eagles Tragic Eagle 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      One good game doesn't make a champion like Matai. However I liked what I saw last night he has earned another start in the centres next game.
                       
                    • Sea Eagle 4 Life

                      Sea Eagle 4 Life Well-Known Member

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                    • Pepi

                      Pepi Well-Known Member

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                      I think he has the making of a good first grade player. He's very strong, quick and has some footy smarts.

                      I remember Matai copped similar treatment in his first year or two of first grade.
                       
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                      • Mark from Brisbane

                        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                        Yes indeed, choke choke
                         
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                        • Woodsie

                          Woodsie played strong, done good.

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                          No comparisons please. Just let the kid build his own career.

                          Has more improvement in him.
                           
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                          • Waz13

                            Waz13 Active Member

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                            He's certainly on the improve and has played some fairly sound games this year.
                             
                          • Moondog

                            Moondog Amazing Blue Footed Boobie 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                          • Utility Player

                            Utility Player Well-Known Member

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                            Might be another Blair not real good on the wing but not so bad in the centre.
                             
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                            • Paw93

                              Paw93 Active Member

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                              Blair was sound but he lacked pace or sting in defence. I'd take Williame over Blair any day of the week.
                               
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                              • niccipops

                                niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                There will never be a new Matai. There is a one and only and he's a bloody legend.
                                 
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