Player Issac Luke

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How do you think Issac Luke will go next year? it should be interesting to read peoples opinions now then rewind back here next year and see how many of us go it right.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of Luke. There, I said it. He's as solid as a rock, but I think he gets into trouble way too often and people looking to him as a leader could be in for a big disappointment (IMHO). He's a much more mature player now, but I still have my doubts on his ability to stay focused when he gets here.

If anything, I expect the lack of discipline at the Warriors will impact his performance and we will be arguing the merits of having recruited him.

Hang me to dry in 12 months, or give the dog a bone if I am on the money.
 
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ttkk19

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 21, 2013
745
Our recruitment team go from strength to strength.

Many were worried the Warriors were going to stuff this up.

Masterclass.

I'll be really interested to see how they deal with Isaac Luke's halfback's ;) negotiations next season. If he doesn't have an absolutely outstanding year you'd think that they'll look to reduce his salary. The team doesn't need him nearly as much as they used to.
 
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Run_it_str8

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 1, 2016
2,607
There has got to be more to this. Luke was the 2nd best hooker in the comp this year, yet no other team wants to sign him. Yes he isn't young and yes he needs should reco but still he would be a bargain. Very strange.

Risks would be

1. Age
2. Shoulder
3. Laziness before Corvo
4. Attitude might take a dive at a new club
 

Iafetas Kickstand Wang

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 21, 2012
2,098
Great outcome. Will SK give up a bench spot so that Luke and Roache can share the workload (I would)? Can you have Roache and Tevage on the bench with two props?

I think so.

The way I think it will go is they’ll start with Leeson and Iggy Pop, and then Gavet and Bunty, and I think between the 4 of them they cover 80 minutes fine. I think Papalii, Blair and Harris will generally play 80. So I would say Jazz can still play yarddog and Roache can insert some zip when required.

I actually think to start the year Roache will start in ISP to get his confidence back.
 

Rizzah

Stop Being Shit
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Apr 18, 2012
3,696
Dunedin, NZ
I think so.

The way I think it will go is they’ll start with Leeson and Iggy Pop, and then Gavet and Bunty, and I think between the 4 of them they cover 80 minutes fine. I think Papalii, Blair and Harris will generally play 80. So I would say Jazz can still play yarddog and Roache can insert some zip when required.

I actually think to start the year Roache will start in ISP to get his confidence back.
Where does Pulu fit into this equation?
Surely offers more than Jazz.
 

AlexM

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 19, 2017
1,614
Where does Pulu fit into this equation?
Surely offers more than Jazz.
Depth in the forwards is a nice problem to have for a change I gotta say.

8.Paasi
9.Luke
10.Au Mau
11.Pulu / Papalii
12.Harris
13.Blair

14.Jazz/Roache
15.Gavet
16.Bunty
17.Pulu/Papalii

Then Lawton, Satae , Sao and Lisone as some depth.

But if Isaacs out I guess you start Jazz or Lawton even - I agree roache needs some ISP time.
 
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wrighty

I dream of the blackcaps winning the world cup
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Mar 17, 2018
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I would go half a game each between Lawton and Roache in game one.

Let Nathaniel warm up in the two nrl warm up matches
 
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wrighty

I dream of the blackcaps winning the world cup
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Mar 17, 2018
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Hi

Could someone who has Daily Telegraph access do the forum a soild? Google says there is an update on Nathaniel's roaches health in the latest casualty ward report.

Could you check out the article and let us know if there is anything newsworthy???

(it is behind a paywall)
 

dantheman

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 11, 2017
248
I was able to get access to the page through the NRL physios fb page for some reason haha. It just lists Roache as (back, TBC). So not really any sort of solid update.
 
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