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Taupau completely nullified tonight

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Killer03, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    The boys defence tonight was superb on some of the Tigers forwards. Notably Jake T and Tommy Symonds just gave taupau especially no time and space. Jake cut him down on numerous occasions and T Red was constantly on him too.

    Jake T just continues to impress. Some of his chops at the legs and hips is brilliant to watch. And it seems channel 9 are starting to sit up and take notice.
     
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    • the mauler

      the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Yep Jake snapped him in half all night... Every time the Turbo boys touch the ball I get a woody!!
       
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      • manlyfan76

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        Its not just his awesum tackles, he reads the game really well, seems to have time and takes the game in his stride, he has a big future with Manly, NSW and Australia.
         
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        • KOMORI

          KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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          Mate the games been over for 20 minutes and I've STILL GOT ONE!!

          :D
           
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          • EagleFromMay1967

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            Too much viagara.
             
          • KOMORI

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            But anyhow... Taupau was cut down hard by Jake early, and was having a few "Captain Cooks" early in the game: I don't think he's had his chops busted quite like that, especially since he stacked on 8-10kgs in the off season. Great to see the two "flavour of the month" forwards in Woods and Taupau getting spanked :D
             
          • HoldenV8

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            Jake's tackling reminds me of two great Manly forwards - Igor and the Beaver.

            He cut down Woods and Taupau a few times tonight.

            If NSW had lost on Wednesday he would probably be in line for an Origin jumper. But the NSW pack was strong so I don't think there will be any changes to the Blues.
             
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            • KOMORI

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              I'd go tap the missus on the shoulder but we've had one win tonight, don't want to go pushing the luck too far ;)
               
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              • SeaEagleRock8

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                Tapau was sick, don't know if he was sick before the match started or just became sick at getting his midriff smashed so hard.
                 
              • Dinga

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                The trjbovic boys are superstars in the making.. If we can jag another young gun front rower in the next year or two watch out... Love my Eagles.
                 
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                • Killer03

                  Killer03 Well-Known Member

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                  How would a blues prop rotation of Woods, Jake T, Klemmer and Tamou go? Looks pretty strong to me.
                   
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                  • HoldenV8

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                    Next year when Jake and Ligi Sao have a full season under their belts, plus the additions of Myles, Lewis Brown and maybe Lussick, we have the makings of a strong pack in 2016.

                    Then you can add Ferris, T-Red, Mateo, BJ, Star and JSL. 2016 is looking much better.
                     
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                    • HappilyManly

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                      I loved how No Shoulders Matai went after him in the second half.

                      There is only room for 1 corn row Warrior at Brookie :p
                       
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                      • KOMORI

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                        How good is it that we are here talking about an absolute ROOKIE, and considering not wether he'd be good enough for SOO, but certain that he'd complement and improve the current prop rotation for the Blues :)

                        Superstar.
                         
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                        • Ron E. Gibbs

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                          Tapau may have been sick and may have had an off game - he's been great for the Tigers all year - but even that doesn't take away from the work Jake T put in. He was incredible tonight - big tackles, strong runs. I love the way he shapes to pass before he hits the line and hustles back in cover. He reads the game so well. Honestly think he's been one of our best players this season. He and his brother(s) have such huge potential.
                           
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                          • voicefromthehill

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                            It's great when you see a player like that and just know, certain about Jake not yet sold on full potential of Tom (but he is young)

                            I remember feeling the same way (certain)about a nuggety second rower back in 2003. I said to anyone that would listen, he would play for NSW. Can't remember his name but I remember him as a ****wit last seen in yellow and blue
                             
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                            • the mauler

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                              Your not sold on Tom?? Please ...that'll do me.
                               
                            • Rex

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                              Jake's stats are impressive.

                              But it's the dominance of his tackles and of his hitups that make him a star. Add to that his nice ball skills and he's the complete package.
                               
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                              • globaleagle

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                                Rabs: So Yvonne, is Tapau just coming off for a rest or is he injured?

                                Yvonne: I don't want to sound uncouth, but he's just had a big spew!


                                lol

                                ch 9 at its finest!
                                 
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                                • Ralphie

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                                  The is why stats are deceiving. 20 Jake Turbo tackles are worth three flops. When Jake makes a tackle they almost always result in a slow play the ball.
                                   
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