Fuck off axe man..time for the the giraffe with the tortoise neck surely
Not saying he's mud but he's certainly not proven. Not yet. Sam Lisone isnt even proven yet and he's well up on the pecking order than Lane. Potential is one thing. Actually realising it is totally different. Thats all Im saying. Lets not wank on like the guys Sam Burgess or that Henare Wells is Billy Slater. We've done that enough with Liam Foran, Harry Siejka, Dane Nielsen and Todd Lowrie types.
Lanes good but he's not fit enough to walk into the team yet...
From what Ive been told he's a little unfit but thats easily solved with training and game time. His size and skill will be a huge bonus for the team once he gets there. Should easily get a spot on the bench when he can play out a solid 20 minutes. His stamina and game time will only increase from there. Love to see him played out wide at left centre terrorising outside edges with his size and offload. Having Solomone Kata inside him and the Beast outside him would net so many points. Ryan Hoffman can always go back there on defence with the big lump going to the middle to manhandle other forwards...
And just cover all bases Id love to see him running down the middle with Ben Matulino off one shoulder, Bodene Thompson off the other and Tuimoala Lolohea behind him all running in a diamond formation with Tui looking for an offload out the back from any player.Just to play devil's advocate a bit... I'd love to see him run on the right edge too, where we have more natural support players in Shaun Johnson, Ayshford and Fusitua (Lolohea could chime in either side from the back too) for when Lane gets an offload away. Lane running inside someone like Bodene Thompson with Shaun Johnson sitting behind for the offload would actually be cool to watch. Lane's size, supported by Thompson's speed and hole-running could open up some nice gaps.
And just cover all bases Id love to see him running down the middle with Ben Matulino off one shoulder, Bodene Thompson off the other and Tuimoala Lolohea behind him all running in a diamond formation with Tui looking for an offload out the back from any player.
Great. Thats a gameplan for left, right and middle. My couch coach job here is done...
They will tell you how great they are at pulling up their socks if you let them.Like his confidence but then again I've never met an Aussie that was short of it any.
Seriously I can't blame the guy for being confident in breaking into our side with the way things are going. Hopefully motivated to go along with it. In that I mean motivated to not only make the side but make a difference.
Like his confidence but then again I've never met an Aussie that was short of it any.
dear god... he said 'i won't get to verse them' about his old Dogs reserve grade team...