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Winning games without the Stewarts

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Darren, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

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    Never thought I'd say this but cheapie Hiku stepped up and played brilliantly and we competed great against the Roosters giant forwards.
     
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    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Hiku was brilliant in last year's semi as well. Hope that the Dogs don't take him :cool:

      Do we know when Snake will be back ?
      Seems to be a serious hamstring issue if we haven't seen him in 3 1/2 weeks :s

      Hope Gifty is OK :angel:

      I can't believe that The Easts Coach disputes the shoulder charge :huh:
       
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      • Darren

        Darren Well-Known Member

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        Can't see Peter staying with Brett having another 3 years. He will also command bigger dollars. We do also have Gutherson and Tom T coming through so can't keep everyone.
         
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        • sheridanstand78

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          The good thing is our depth is coping well so far and that we can function with out the Stewart boys if we have too, that has to give the team enormous confidence moving forward.
           
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          • the mauler

            the mauler Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            It was a tough grinding win, but make no mistake if we have the polish in attack of the Stewart boys we would've put the cleaners through them last night.
             
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            • Sheikheagle

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              Peter?
               
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              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                Sadly no but would be a pity to lose Hiku
                 
              • SeaEagleRock8

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                Peta
                 
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                • Brissie Kid

                  Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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                  Matai man stepped up again.

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                • HappilyManly

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                  I posted a great article from the papers today - Jethro will get it online soon.
                  And look again, eight minutes after that, when the Sea Eagles Public Enemy No. 1 drove Anthony Minichiello so far back into his own in-goal at the northern end of the ground, two schooners were knocked from the front bar of the Olympic Hotel.

                  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/clutching-at-a-spot-for-the-manly-sea-eagles-hard-man-rival-fans-just-love-to-hate/story-fni3gnk1-1226868108334
                   
                • wedgetail eagle

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                  Brett Stewart's injury troubles will have him in & out, week to week.
                  Keeping Hiku & grooming him to take over the FB spot would be a smart move.
                   
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                  • simon_eagle

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                    Peta, for the last two seasons, has been playing far more regularly than Snake.

                    He has done more than an adequate job. Not for the first time, he was faultless tonight.

                    If you wanted value for money, in terms of turning up each week, you'd choose Peta over Snake. However, from a marketing point, Snake offers so much more and is arguably (along with his brother and Choc) the heart of this Manly team. Plus, Snake has the ability to turn matches on their head with his attacking brilliance.

                    Unfortunately, Peta will be demanding a lot more money when his contract is up for renewal, and I feel we simply won't be able to keep both full backs.
                     
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                    • Terry-Randal

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                      Snake has long term knee problems.he will be in and out for his remainder of his career.
                       
                    • seaeagledave

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                      We really need to pay what we need to to keep Hiku. Without him we can't cope with Snakes injury issues. Any other option knocks us around much more. Plus he is also our preferred backup for halves and centres. His flexibility in these three positions short or long term makes him essential to keep.
                       
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                      • naw017

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                        Thinking Hiku has to replace Wolfy when Horhay returns. Don't want to lose this guy considering the injury problems that haunt Snake and let's not forget the traitor and his open chequebook are lurking
                         
                      • double hoops

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                        It's a young mans game. Peta Hiku and Jamie Buhrer are more important to keep the either of the Stewart brothers. They have had their time. 12 Years isn't it. Time they accept a lot less or move on. The new generation is here. As for Gutherson or Little turbo instead of Hiku. No way. Hiku is already an NRL standout. Those other 2 have potential but a lot of under 20's stars just can't take that step up to nrl level. Hiku must stay IMO.
                         
                      • panash

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                        when doesnt he ??? absolute champion !!!
                         
                      • Chip and Chase

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                        I see him as a future centre prospect myself, but we are still stuck in same situation with him behind Killer and Skivvy. How we keep him interested in staying without the likelihood of significant game time over the next few seasons is an issue.
                         
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                        • Eagles2nv

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                          This, I think Hiku will end up replacing Skivvy or Killer. The reality is with snake, wolf and skivvy all missing games every season, Hiku is our superstar backline utility specialist who will play most of the season. He will almost certainly get spot in the team in the future.

                          The problem is other clubs know this and the scum dogs will probably throw good coin at him.
                           
                        • RiverEagle

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                          Does anyone know when Hiku is off contract?

                          Agree he's our super-sub; agree he's probably best as a centre ( but perfect filler at fullback)
                          but Snake at the back adds the X-Factor, and confidence we need to go to that next level.

                          Good that we're coping without the Stewie brothers at times , but with them there we really could win the whole thing again!

                          Fingers crossed.
                           

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