I've been thinking a lot about our back 5 lately... And that is one of the configurations I came up with.Big wrap.
Be happy enough if he can crack a wing spot.
Would be fine with that.
This is off topic, but shecks insane running metres was supposed to offset the whole need for a prop on the wing thing, I don’t want to give cappy too much credit, but if he’s back 100% he might be less inclined to stick the big dinosaurs out wide.
I think he's a spine player. A bit in the Benji/SJ mould without the speed. As much as I like him I think his lack of speed puts him behind Tui. His versatility is his downfall. We need a right centre or wing. But I feel his type is not going to excel there because of speed. Unfortunately I think this is Hohaia V2.0.I'm hoping he can make that right centre position his own (I think his actual best position is left centre, but Sol has that sown up). He's got a wicked offload, and step before the line, that opens up space beautifully. He's aggressive in D... Could be a real important piece next year.
Lance Hohaia had speed to burnI think he's a spine player. A bit in the Benji/SJ mould without the speed. As much as I like him I think his lack of speed puts him behind Tui. His versatility is his downfall. We need a right centre or wing. But I feel his type is not going to excel there because of speed. Unfortunately I think this is Hohaia V2.0.
Hopefully Coach K has learnt from Mr Wayne B that if the player is not performing drop him and put someone that is to take that spot.This guy came back to NZ saying he was hungry to play first grade and would be pushing on the FGrs and he has, ISP player of the year.
Definitely a start in the 9s.
I think he deserves some First Grade game time during the year, not in a mess your career about Lolo/Cappy kind of way, but in his position in some highly likely winners to give our halves a break. Oh wait, this guy can actually play all 5 positions proficiently
If no halves opportunity Id like to see him at full back, if not there, centre. NYC player of year than ISP player of the year. Lol, isnt it nice stealing a cracker back off the Storm?
Hes got the Afoa, Mannering, Rapana mentality, play it like its your last because you never know when it is. He gives every game a fair crack.
I agree ...looks quite good when the tackles are weak or non-existent but looks less effective than Fusitua or Ken when up against some proper tackling.Our forwards aren't going well enough at the moment to give us enough go forward...for that reason CNK will have to wait a while longer yet particularly if Manu returns.
I've literally never once seen Maumalo even attempt to put on the afterburners. He plays with a palpable fear. Fear of running quickly should automatically rule you out of being an under 8's winger, let alone FG...One thing i notice about CNK is that he backs himself. Maumolo doesnt. Wingers need to back themselves. Even Manu trusted his speed.