General David Bhana

Fazz

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 12, 2012
4,760
Hamilton, New Zealand
Tbh, Packer is patchy as best most of the time. When he's on, he's amazing. When he's off, he's a penalty machine that makes next to no metres. He's been around for a while, he should be more consistent than he is.
 
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Navigator

Christchurch Born n bred white bait fed.
Contributor
May 19, 2012
2,323
Brisbane Queensland Australia
A couple of posters have made a comparison to Lucks situation to Steve Prices Ongoing foot problem announcements, before he pulled the plug. There are always Conspiracy theorists.So no one Credible in other words.
Aside form Lucks tackle count we need his Experience / talk i recon.


I Agree 100 % on this one he would do a steve Price and lay the law down to the boyz and that is what we need/ are missing.
 

Konrad Hurell

Warriors Bench Player
Jun 7, 2012
107
Why can't taylor play any ball? This guy is so terrible on attack its not funny. I thought he had a step and a pass. Hes been a major dissapointment this year for mine
 
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gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
Contributor
May 8, 2012
8,746
Packer is quality... Enough of this dribble in case Bluey is trolling looking for ideas!!!

Just cause someone disagrees with you doesnt mean its dribble. Ive had issues with Packer from Day one! However finding out that he was suffering 'compartment syndrome' while playing showed that the kid has lots of heart. Ive had that myself and the op to repair it. I think his up down year is quite acceptable for someone in recovery from that sort of operation. And yes it does take more than 6 months for the legs to regain 100% and if you have issues as i did, may take years. I give him another season to see the best he has to offer, he has certainly shown in patches he has what it takes, fitness in the offseason should be a priority and if he can harness that heart he showed to play last year injured then he could easily turn into something special.
 
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facefacts

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 26, 2012
2,787
Why can't taylor play any ball? This guy is so terrible on attack its not funny. I thought he had a step and a pass. Hes been a major dissapointment this year for mine

He can pass and step, but he's been doing Lucks job all season, and doing it quite well considering he's 5th or 6th on the leading tacklers table...and no one seemed to have a problem with Luck not being able to pass or step.
 

BHP

U20's Player
May 9, 2012
128
He can pass and step, but he's been doing Lucks job all season, and doing it quite well considering he's 5th or 6th on the leading tacklers table...and no one seemed to have a problem with Luck not being able to pass or step.

I think the difference between luck and taylor is that when luck tackles he is a much more dominant tackler then taylor, I have no problem with taylor leading us in tackles he just needs to get stronger when making contact to stop the player or slow them down, I think taylor is better as a 11 or 12 because he can use some of his playmaking skills on the sides and not have to worry about making all the tackles he thinks he needs to make.
 
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wallacenz

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
7,328
He can pass and step, but he's been doing Lucks job all season, and doing it quite well considering he's 5th or 6th on the leading tacklers table...and no one seemed to have a problem with Luck not being able to pass or step.
Its not 'Lucks job'. Its Lucks style. 13s can be more than one dimensional players. Luck has stated on radio he just does what he has always done, and he knows his game and limitations. Taylor should be bringing his own style to the team if it is different.
 
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facefacts

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 26, 2012
2,787
I think the difference between luck and taylor is that when luck tackles he is a much more dominant tackler then taylor, I have no problem with taylor leading us in tackles he just needs to get stronger when making contact to stop the player or slow them down, I think taylor is better as a 11 or 12 because he can use some of his playmaking skills on the sides and not have to worry about making all the tackles he thinks he needs to make.

He definitely needs more aggression in the tackle, and as he gets older he will get stronger which will help. I agree that he would make a better ball playing backrower like G.Stewart, but until our backs can tackle as well as Manly's do or any competent outside backs/halves in the comp, we will continue to need defensive second rowers like Mannering and Taylor to do the grunt work and babysit the weaker defenders in our team.
 
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Jah

1st Grade Fringe
May 21, 2012
369
think we need a skills coach to work on the second rowers offloading skills , I have alot of time for Russel has become a friend of mine after playing against him down in Manawatu got to speak to him at the titans game he has grown up alot was a cocky little shit.I think hes carring to much weight around his guts once he looses that he will play more mins.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Another honour for Bhana
Richard Becht
Wednesday 18 September 2013 6:08 AM
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Vodafone Junior Warriors captain David Bhana (pictured) collected another honour on Tuesday night when he was named the RLPA NYC Education and Welfare Player of the Year at the 10th annual RLPA Awards in Sydney.

Bhana (20), who attended the dinner, is in his final year of a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in environmental science) at the University of Auckland.

The accolade follows his recognition for his on-field qualities when he was recently named in the NYC Team of the Year.

It’s a hectic week for the former Birkenhead College old boy.

He led the Vodafone Junior Warriors to a hard-fought 20-18 victory over South Sydney in last Friday night’s NYC elimination final at ANZ Stadium before returning to Sydney for the RLPA Awards on Tuesday night.

Tonight he will join his team-mates at the Vodafone Warriors’ annual NYC Awards dinner at the SKYCITY Convention Centre, featuring as a finalist for the Vodafone NYC Player of the Year award. At last year’s awards he was named the TNT Young NYC Player of the Year and was also a finalist for the supreme Vodafone NYC Player of the Year and the DEWALT Clubman of the Year.

And tomorrow Bhana will return to Sydney with the Vodafone Junior Warriors for their NYC semi-final against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Friday night.

At the RLPA Awards on Tuesday night, North Queensland’s Johnathan Thurston collected the premier honour as the RLPA Players’ Player of the Year.

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/Another honour for Bhana/84652

Congratulations again David. This is the type of players we need in our squad. Give them all an IQ test and a personality check. We could have weeded out boof heads like the Lousi's years ago...
 
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