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Young Forwards

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Turbo, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how Jamil Hopoate, Willis Meehan and Liam Knight are going. Are they NRL ready or maybe next year?
     
  2. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes someone knows.
    The answer is... come to the games to find out.
     
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    • The Wheel

      The Wheel Well-Known Member

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      The answer is yes maybe not in the first 17 but all have the ability to play plenty of games.

      The only thing with Hoppa is that he is only the small side for modern day forwards in NRL.
       
    • maxta

      maxta Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Meehan once match fit is a big body with skill, the hype needs to be matched by his work ethic & will prove great value in 2017...similar for Knight who has exceptional ability & in 2017 needs to repay Manly for sticking solid & showing faith in him.
      Have seen them both & if have big off seasons...will give great value.
      Have not seen Hoppa Jnr but have a solid contact (manager) who rates him as a very good attacking back rower who may lack size, but can also hit well in defence...yet to see him myself.
       
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      • Fluffy

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        I would have thought Hoppa was around the 100Kg mark so not small, just not huge.

        If we play Taupau and Jake we can easily have a good hole running 100Kg backrower
         
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        • nightster

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          like Ferris ...
           
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          • double hoops

            double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            He may be small but he is a mongrel. Hopoate will handle NRL. Give him a few game to get used to the pace of course.
             
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            • Hgbcds

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              Like josh jackson,Paul gallen.mcquire from the broncos .all top rep footy players .merrin, frizzell all modern day players.
               
            • Fluffy

              Fluffy Well-Known Member

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              All bar Jackson are over 100Kg so not small
               
            • Hgbcds

              Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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              I would imagine it's in reference to height.
               
            • Midnight Rambler

              Midnight Rambler 'I'm all for a quiet life...'

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              Hoppa' numbers in nsw cup have been pretty outstanding. He isn't the biggest backrower, be he's far from small. Jake, Knight, Jamil, Fonua-Blake & Meehan, could well become a spectacular front row rotation.
               
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              • Hgbcds

                Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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                Agree with some . But meehan misses a lot of tackles in cup and doesn't have big minutes.knight gives away to many penalties. Jamil looks the goods
                 
              • Mitch

                Mitch Well-Known Member

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                Weidler had Knight being chased by the Roosters again and a real chance to snare him in his column last week.
                 
              • R3

                R3 Bird gang affiliate Premium Member

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                Hopefully Jamil has a big offseason and features in the pre season matches and maybe the nines. Then we might see if he's a good replacement for bleary
                 
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                • Kevinward777

                  Kevinward777 Well-Known Member

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                  I really hope so.
                   
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