1st Grade Fringe
- Sep 4, 2016
- Reaction score
Something the team is desperately missing and we need to focus next year on breaking the line long distance, especially with guys like SJ, Green, RTS, Beale, fus, Ken, Harris, Luke, all being able to set up or score long range tries.Agree that Rog is better but Holmes ability is to go length of the field or finish.
As you say Val can't create anything else but 100 metre solo tries are quite handy.
To be fair though Id rather have have RTS traditional defensive vision (hes like a mind reader) and saving tries, plus him being a metre eater than Vals long range ability. Slater is the only one I can think of over a long period who had both. But Val is really crap at FB in comparison to RTS. Dont get me wrong, he is amazing ball runner. But a team really needs a FULL back, its the goalie position of the sport. I think RTS is easily the best fullback at the moment.
Would be nice for the warriors to have someone like Val on the wing or centre as well as RTS. Although depends if hes outside Kata lol.
SJ has lost his 80m try ability, seldom does he break the line from far with freakish tries. He clearly still sets up a lot of tries by running diagonally ball in two hands out in front draw and pass, but hes changed. At his peak he would have been hard to beat over 50m and definitely the best at stepping the line. I miss those days. Pitty we had such a poor team/coach around him until now.