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Uate to Manly.........????

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by madmax, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. madmax

    madmax Well-Known Member

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    Unwanted winger Akuila Uate could be set to leave the Knights for arch rivals Manly.

    Fairfax Media understands that Uate has knocked back an offer from English Super League club Warrington, and Manly now loom as a possible option.
     
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    • pjayz

      pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I am not going to bite on this one until it is officially confirmed or denied by the club. I certainly hope it is the latter.
       
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      • Tragic-Eagles

        Tragic-Eagles Tragic Eagle 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        There is a suggestion we have withdrawn an offer made to Mead. There might be some meat in the sandwich here. Uate has plenty of speed and strength but there must be something going on with his confidence.
         
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        • Mitch

          Mitch Well-Known Member

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          I know there in minimal on the market in the way of outside backs, but as mentioned in other threads if he struggles to get a spot with Newcastle when he isn't injured, we don't want him.
           
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          • BOZO

            BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            If we can bring the best in him like we did with our other superstar in Wiliame then our backline is in intact:giggle:
             
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            • hozza

              hozza Well-Known Member

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              Uate, Tafua, Williame..........all in one team,wow.

              If that happens we are officially a joke. Imagine all the high balls being dropped on BOTH wings!
               
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              • simon64

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                Lol@Manly.
                 
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                • tookey

                  tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                  Uate is being signed so that Jorge won't feel too bad when both opposition wingers score 4 tries a game.

                  Our recruitment is seriously ****ed in the head if we sign uate
                   
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                  • Disco

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                    Terrible option

                    We need a decent winger who is more than comfortable playing fullback which is Mead
                     
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                    • Supernintendo Chalmers

                      Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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                      hell no! Even at 28 (almost 29) i don't think there are 2-3 quality years of FG standard in him. His wrecking ball days are over.. couple of injuries and his body hasn't been the same (not surprisingly given the way he played!)

                      NRL / NSWRL should chip in and entice him to be the 'marquee / face of' the fiji nsw cup bid team (not sure if they are confirmed as in next year or still bidding, but surely they won't be far off inclusion).
                       
                    • nightster

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                      that would be just ridiculous .... but scarily typical of some of the player signings & non-re-signings of the past 18 months
                       
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                      • manlyfan76

                        manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                        Hopefully we are just trying to screw Mead down in price.
                         
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                        • wedgetail eagle

                          wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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                          Agree. Reminds me of Brophy the chauffeur in High Anxiety.
                          "I got it, I got it...I ain't got it"
                           
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                          • Loobs

                            Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                            Depends how much of his contract Newcastle pay.

                            Also, everyone knows Jorge is off contract right? Not sure why people keep talking like him on the wing next year is a certainty.
                             
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                            • bob dylan

                              bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                              The bloke brings a lot of issues with him.

                              No thanks, try super league.

                              We are becoming a lost dogs home. This bull**** has to end.
                               
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                              • Mr Manly 007

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                                Bad knees ; bad ankles ......
                                Bad defender : bad reads ....
                                Bad - can't catch a ball : sound familiar ???
                                Most of the year injured and in Drugcastles NSW Cup team & struggling at That level .No thanks .
                                 
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                                • jbb/james

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                                  Its really difficult to read our backline until such time there is some progress on stevie and brett. But one thing for sure manlys back 3 have struggled to get us out of our 20m zone after kicks for a few years. George has been solid in this area but the lack or ugency by him and at times snake and the lack of impact from snake and the other wingers over that time has smashed us.

                                  It usually took a 4 th tackle miracle hit up by choc and stevie to get us in any position for a kick. They were lucky to have enough strike to out score teams

                                  Those days are over to an extent and we need to get back to basics. And having 2 wingers that can get 10m from early hit ups would be good. Wright is not too bad in this area and tom has a dig. But where is wrights future and what will our backline look like.

                                  Its really difficult, will snake be fullback and tom winger. If we are looking for another winger that sounds unlikely

                                  I dont watch any games other than manly so uates form is not something i can gauge. He fts the hit up power game but his hands were suspect. Maybe if he and george put a grand on who drops less in a season we might get some improvement out of both

                                  On thing for sure we need some power and strike and we can only buy who is available. Depends on his contract i say.
                                   
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                                  • Eric Galt

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                                    • Killer03

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                                      Uate hasn't been a force for about 4 years. Admittedly he was one of the most destructive runners of the ball in his heyday. But again, that was many moons ago.

                                      When you can't secure a spot in the Newcastle team you know something is wrong.

                                      So a resounding no from me.
                                       
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                                      • TerryRandall

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                                        I understand he wants to play 5/8
                                         
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