I agree. His improvement is something to behold. He isn't the finished product yet but he is looking good. Considering the bagging he has been getting SK must be giving him heaps of encouragement and confidence behind the scenes.Is it just me or is Ken looking more like a real winger? His acrobatic try last week in the corner and he's now finishing off tries (He should have had two had it not been for a certain one eyed aussie ref).
That sums the guy up right now. The problem for SK is if he drops him who is going to make all those tackles, because if he isn't there there might be even more tries. I wonder if it is a confidence thing, if so that might get sorted.3 trys that seemingly came far too easy, with not alot of ground work put in by the Titans. I feel like Ash/Fusitua communicate well together, but Bodene/SJ really need to work on their defensive combo. I understand Bodene makes alot of tackles, but it's the important ones hes missing week after week that really need to stop. As they are consistently leading to easy trys.
I wonder if those cut out balls were done on purpose. The defence was watching to gang Kata, which needs to be done, but it left Ken clear. It shows Kata's one dimensional game but it sure was an effective way around it.There seemed to be a lot of cut out balls to Maumalo, there were a couple of those plays on tackles 3-4 where he'd make a few meters, then Maumalo scored from a Foran long pass and had another disallowed try from a Hingano pass that was deemed to travel forward. I thought Kata made more runs than 4 though...seems a tad low.
I can see the SK influence there. That is the way SK played, full on and physical. It wasn't just guts, there was technique as well. Bunty Afoa's leg drive after impact was impressive as well. Sure the Tits were off their game but the steady improvement in our young forwards is showing that maybe we do have a future next year.I predicted big games from Vete and Lisone off the bench and they delivered. One set in particular Lisone took it from the kick off and got absolutely smashed, got straight back up and got involved in a the third and forth tackle creating a break. He does my head in sometimes but I love the way he rips in and doesn't back down.