Who is your prefered fullback?

  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

    Votes: 10 20.4%
  • Reece Walsh

    Votes: 39 79.6%

  • Total voters
    49

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Nah, That break Montoya made & had Walsh in support and should have passed, But kicked instead was Montoya brother.

Yeah, I'd rather have Montoya & Pompey on the wings & Aitken(For now. I still don't rate him 😂) Berry in the centers. If they persist with Walsh at FB(I think he should be in the halves) I'd have Roger at centre with Berry. Just a waste out there. Get him a little closer to the action.

I guess my beef with Aitken is. All wingers outside him will look mud if he doesn't pass lol. Lucky we have wonderboy with that cut out pass of his that can skip Aitken out 😂 Defensively hes alright. Made some good reads. Got run over a few times & rushed in when he didn't need too. I rate him a 5 1/2 out of 10 defensively.
Offensively, i rate him a 3/10 lol.
Plenty of time to win me over tho.
Aitken does have the reputation of not passing, but so did many top centres, Brett overrated Tate never passed a single ball to Lock or anyone for that matter.

He just hogged his way into running wide into the Wingers channel and scoring himself....which he was extremely good at while playing in the best backlines in the world....you will not find a Brett Tate highlight in a Warriors jumper anywhere on the interweb....because there are none. People rave about him as a Warrior but....

I digress....

I would love to know what Aitken said to Walsh after Walsh cut him out three times in a row to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.....

Straight after that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck try Aitken said something and Walsh shouted back at him.
 

Noitall

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Aug 21, 2019
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Aitken does have the reputation of not passing, but so did many top centres, Brett overrated Tate never passed a single ball to Lock or anyone for that matter.

He just hogged his way into running wide into the Wingers channel and scoring himself....which he was extremely good at while playing in the best backlines in the world....you will not find a Brett Tate highlight in a Warriors jumper anywhere on the interweb....because there are none. People rave about him as a Warrior but....

I digress....

I would love to know what Aitken said to Walsh after Walsh cut him out three times in a row to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.....

Straight after that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck try Aitken said something and Walsh shouted back at him.
I saw it, right after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck gave Walsh a fist bump. Also saw Nikorima having a word heading into the sheds at halftime. Reckon it was concerns about intercepts.
 

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Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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I saw it, right after Roger Tuivasa-Sheck gave Walsh a fist bump. Also saw Nikorima having a word heading into the sheds at halftime. Reckon it was concerns about intercepts.
Walsh got a facial too in our in goal, right in front of Aitken who did not retaliate.

This team needs to grow a pair.

Walsh probably deserved it mind, he was giving the Tigpies a serve for stuffing up a Try.
 

Penpal

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Mar 22, 2014
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Aitken does have the reputation of not passing, but so did many top centres, Brett overrated Tate never passed a single ball to Lock or anyone for that matter.

He just hogged his way into running wide into the Wingers channel and scoring himself....which he was extremely good at while playing in the best backlines in the world....you will not find a Brett Tate highlight in a Warriors jumper anywhere on the interweb....because there are none. People rave about him as a Warrior but....

I digress....

I would love to know what Aitken said to Walsh after Walsh cut him out three times in a row to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.....

Straight after that Roger Tuivasa-Sheck try Aitken said something and Walsh shouted back at him.
So true about Tate but to be fair he did have many injuries when he was here and was doing well to still be in the game.
He had the Billy Slater treatment from rabs, warren smith and co too. Praise him when he does well, completely ignore the fact when he drops the ball, throws a bad pass or takes the wrong option (As all players do at some point so it's allowed to be mentioned). That use to drive me insane!
 

Nangsy

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Feb 27, 2021
650
I would drop him after that game provided one of Curran or Siro are fit.

No no no no to dropping Montoya,

He scored two nice trys, what do you people want?

Next week he will not bumble it in the in goal....

Walsh gave away an identical try.

Yet the Montoya Bulldog bias is king around here.
Montoya couldn’t crack the worst backline in the comp at the dogs. lacks footy smarts and awareness he got put in space twice. First time he had walsh on his inside and Pompey on the out, 3 on 1, blew it. And the second one where he kick it. So really cost us 3 tries, he’s shit. Aitken left centre, Berry right Pompey wing where he’s best suited. Vailea wouldn’t be too far off either.
 

Gizzyfan

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Jan 2, 2013
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As fans we often forget that it is difficult for players to adjust to the speed of play and awareness of FG after injury. That is why I am a bit forgiving of guys like Montoya, Aitken and Katoa who have returned and are getting back up to speed. They will all be better for the run.

I think Brown will be starting to want consistency in selection now, the only possible change is Jamayne Tounua-Brown, and who could that be?
 

Swanny

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Jun 18, 2017
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As fans we often forget that it is difficult for players to adjust to the speed of play and awareness of FG after injury. That is why I am a bit forgiving of guys like Montoya, Aitken and Katoa who have returned and are getting back up to speed. They will all be better for the run.

I think Brown will be starting to want consistency in selection now, the only possible change is Jamayne Tounua-Brown, and who could that be?
Yeah there is no one to change Jamayne Tounua-Brown out with at the moment. He also received more minutes than Afoa on the weekend so don’t know if that is an indication of the pecking order. I think all of those forwards are safe with the current injury ward
 
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Nangsy

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Feb 27, 2021
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What’s Taunoa-brown ever done to keep being picked? He must be the most bfn prop there is. Same with Afoa who’s last good game was back in 2018. I’ve been watching Frei for a while. He’s got good pace and support play for a prop not the strongest, but he’s aggressive with a energetic attitude. I’d have Ale before him
But he deserves a crack with what our current props are dishing up. I’d resign Frei and get a extra 10kegs on him.
 

Ref

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May 19, 2012
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What's your reasoning for his inclusion? A 102kg Prop who averages 100m in reserve grade isn't screaming "pick me" for mine. I'd much prefer that Lachlan Timm gets our last development contract & gets a crack before Frei. Carries an extra 9kg, greater tackle efficiency & more metres in similar minutes so far this year
He is the only other front rower I could think of.
 

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Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Montoya couldn’t crack the worst backline in the comp at the dogs. lacks footy smarts and awareness he got put in space twice. First time he had walsh on his inside and Pompey on the out, 3 on 1, blew it. And the second one where he kick it. So really cost us 3 tries, he’s shit. Aitken left centre, Berry right Pompey wing where he’s best suited. Vailea wouldn’t be too far off either.
He scored two trys.

Those trys he cost us are theoretical, there is no guarantee those make the scoreboard.

I agree it would have been better had he passed, but to count non Trys as a means to leave a guy out and ignore actual trys in your argument lacks balance.

I like Berry a lot.

Montoya was playing very well for the Warriors before his got injured, and this was despite being moved around and having to play with different players.

Montoya is the best defensive Winger the club has, and has some speed.

But I get it, people always revisit old arguments the moment a player has a bad game, and this was Montoyas worst.

Berry does not look ready to defend on the Wing. It is specialised which is why Ken is so bad at it....and why Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was so horrible at it....
 
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