Off The Bench
Pretty fair assessmentWrighty's ratings
Tohu Harris Rattue rating 9.5/ Wrighty rating 10
He has votes and is in the meilue for this years Dally M. He won't win. But he was in the top ten NRL players this year quite comfortably. If that doesn't earn a 10 what will. Pretty hard up stingy of Rattue not to grant a 10 to Tohu Harris.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 9.5/ Wrighty rating 6.5
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck came home with a wet sail but his, what, 2?? tries all season long is a paltry effort. Lack of family and whanau really impacted Roger Tuivasa-Sheck more than anyone. Didn't assess his leadership though otherwise would give a 9. Hell of a year to be captain of the NZ franchise.
Eliesa Katoa 9/Wrighty 9.9
Our winning record when he played was 46% compared to 40% for the season. Took 0.1 points away from him for some rookie baffling decisions he made in his second or third match. He learned and never made those mistakes again. Read this twice - this superstar scored 6 tries in only 13 matches. His try on the weekend was ruby league pornography. To use a phrase Australians do to describe outstanding cricketers. "Katoa is good."
Peta Hiku Rattue 8/Wrighty 9
His 9 try assists were not bettered by any other NRL centre.
Kodi Nikorima 8 / Wrighty 8
Somthing tells me despite SJs master class this year he is getting old in the tooth. Nikorima blossomed this year. We are ok at half. We have recovered from having our star quarter back ripped away.
Blake Green 8/ Wrighty 4
Didn't do anything wrong. Didn't do anything right either.
Jazz Tevaga Rattue 7/ Wrighty 2
My views on Jazz are well documented. That said I thought he played very well and was one of the best players on the field against Manly this last week. The part of his game that impresses is his passing. Not a bad link man at all. That said he continued to make rookie errors all season long despite having 600 million NRL games under his belt.
Adam Pompey 7/ Wrighty 5
He was ok. A 5 means average. That is what he was. I don't see a long term NRL future here.
Wayde Egan 7/ Wrighty 9
When he was on the field our forwards made 10 metres more per set.
Jack Hetherington 7/ Wrighty 9
Cult hero. What a guy!
George Jennings 7/ Wrighty 9
That is how wingers are supposed to defend their wing. For the past 4 years if you spun it wide in the red zone against warriors not only was it an automatic try but often there would be a two man overlap.
Don't think Jennings gave up a single try down his wing.
Chanel Harris-Tavita 6/ Wrighty 5.5
Had a roller coaster season. Some games he was credible. yet in others found wanting. He isn't 20. He is 21 and turns 22 in April His last game vs Manly was his best ever by some distance.
Jack Murchie 6/Wrighty 8
Kent is a good signing
Paul Turner 6/Wrighty 2
Is a rookie played like a rookie, Will improve with mire experience.
Patrick Herbert 6/ Wrighty 1
Worst Warrior defensively and under the high ball, terrific decision to let him go to the Titans. He won't be in the NRL 36 months from now. Won't be good enough for super league either, In my view I detect he doesn't train extensively, or only does what is required at training rather than staying late after training to get Stacey to pepper him with bombs for example. Yes that is raw speculation by me. And yes he certainly knows his way to the try line. Needs to work on the defensive side of his game as offence is well sorted.
Karl Lawton 5/Wrighty 4
As with Blake Green did nothing wrong. Did nothng right either.
He looks like a genuine back up hooker rather than a clubs leading hooker,
He would never be a union scrum half as his passing speed from the base of the ruck is quite fricking dinosaur like. If he is on $150K then ok value for that dosh.
King Vuniyayawa 5/ meh
Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 5/Wrighty 7
At times he had to lead the pack some weeks. That was hard for him emotionally given his experience level. Cleary guilty of being in awe of the opposing star forwards as he probably has them on posters back home in his bedroom. Gets a 7 from me as he got stuck in and showed resilience both physically and from a character perspective.
Ken Maumalo & David Fusitua 4/Wrighty 0
Didn't play much early in the season and then went home. Didn't do much when they did play other than leak tries that Jennings wouldn't have. They embarassed themselves and hurt their brand as players.
Adam Blair 4/ Wrighty 7.5
Great final season. Lost much of his bulk this year making him dead easy to tackle.
Lachlan Burr 3/Wrighty 6
Daniel Alvaro 3/ meh
Hayze Perham 3/Wrighty 7
He is better than the following Warrior centres
Is he better than Keighran? He fucking better be or we kept the wrong player as back up centre.
Isaiah Papali'i 3/Wrighty agrees 3
Agree word for word with Rattue's write up on him. Waste of our time. Made no attempt to develop an off load or develop in general.
Agnatius Paasi 3/meh
Wasn't around much for me to judge him.
Leeson Ah Mau 3/Wrighty N/A
Not prepared to rate him.
Gerard Beale 3/Wrighty 6
Giving him a 6 in memory of the fact he at one point was a top ten NRL centre (an inside joke for those that remember)
Adam Keighran 3/wrighty 8
Kicked ass in his one outing. Looked like a gifted centre, man was he a shit house stand off though. Him and his agent should have positioned him as a centre from the get go and his time here could have been more successful.
Paul Turner played 1 game an was causing the opposition all kinds of trouble .hard 1 to rate
An Lawton definitely had a bigger role this year than the 4 you gave him I give him a 6
Jazz .What did Jazz do to you writey ?
A 5 from me
Burr .Papalii ,Both get gold star awards from me .
They all just went out an played .No lip dropping no
Problems an put on some big hits .