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I like Lino and its good to have depth in the halves, he and Shaun Johnson bring different attrbutes, Shaun Johnson has the running game and is more dangerous when he uses it, the side benefit of this is teams target him because they are wary of giving him space so that helps others get space. Lino is better at support play and last play options especially his short kicking game, probably also be a better goal kicker but I havent checked the stats.
I would pick Shaun Johnson over Lino at the moment but dont think the gap is as big as some say and I wuld be getting Lino more 1st grade gametime, want to see him against someone who puts more pressure on us, the Roosters were mud.
The real question is who do you leave out???
You can tell a players attitude by his attitude in defense. Mason to me is quite limited, certainly no where near Shaun Johnson's natural ability. He doesn't have that big weapon like speed, Mason however maximises his talent with hard graft. You don't do measured short kicks like that without a lot of practice. That goes a long way and says a lot about the character of the guy..
Agree, Hiku at FB doesnt fill me with confidence under the high ball or as last line of defence, Perham is a natural.Who would you go with at FB if Roger Tuivasa-Sheck' elbow doesn't come right? Fusitua, Hiku, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad or Perham? I'm dreading the idea of a Hiku/Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad edge, so that rules Fusitua out for me - I'd be inclined to roll the dice and put Perham out there, if he;s good enough he's old enough.
Lol Lino aint getting 600K off 1 game.
Bring all the top players back if they are fit, give the young guys a rest. There's going to be niggling injuries all year and now there is no need to force players to push through.
And not ready yet. We have seen what throwing boys in to first grade does. We have options at FB. Fusitua, Hiku, you could leave Lino at half and put Shaun Johnson at fullback. Roger will be fit to play I think anywayAgree, Hiku at FB doesnt fill me with confidence under the high ball or as last line of defence, Perham is a natural.
Some thoughts from someone who put 5 g Bookie cash on Warriors 13 plus.
This is a happy fit team that enjoys playing together.
Everybody in the 17 is committed to fulfilling their role. Hence Lino could use his skills to execute his role. Which he did very well. Praise has to go to those round him as well.
If fit Johnstone comes back in.
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