Most Improved Players In 2017

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  1. rabbitohs95

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    There's been some surprise packets in 2017.

    Gotta say I was someone who thought the Aku Uate signing would be terrible but the flying Fijian has been strong for Manly and for that I tip my metaphorical hat to him

    For the Bunnies it is far and away Angus Crichton. He's going to be a great player and I pray we re-sign him asap. Future Blues backrower written all over him.

    Who else makes the list? Curtis Sironen (Manly), Ryan Matterson (Roosters) and Clint Gutherson (Eels) come to mind.
     
  2. JJ

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    Keiran Foran's comeback has been astonishing, he's brought so much to the Warriors
     
  3. Hutty1986

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    Did you know how direct he is?
    He's so direct.
    Always playing so direct.
     
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  4. betcats

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    Uate has been good, For my club RCG seems to have gone up a level.
     
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    not exactly gospel but going off supercoach the biggest improvers are

    felise kaufusi (gained 276.6k)
    Crichton (+350k)
    slater (+235.4k)
    harirawa (+244.1k)
    sironen (+134.4k)
    Elliot (+156.8k)

    few more that I cant be stuffed going through the whole list
     
  6. Timbo

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    Gutherson has been fantastic for Parra. Ross has been really good for Newwy - but it's hard to tell with what he's juxtaposed against.
     
  7. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod First Grade

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    I would through Curtis Sironen, Api Koroisau and Frank Winterstein in the mix for Manly as well as Aku.
     
  8. Rabbit toes

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    Slater has been massive, chricton too. I also think j turbo has been improving weekly
     
  9. Barkley

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    The Ross Dawg for the win!
     
  10. Das Gupta

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    Nathan Brown the player.
     
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    Only saying this because I watch him every week, but Felise Kafusi has been huge
     
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    Gonna have to vote for Gutherson. I thought he was pretty much a bum until this year tbh.
     
  13. Bazal

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    Not sure Gutherson has "improved" all that much in the sense that he was ever ordinary. He had huge wraps and showed why in the few games he got for Manly, was bloody good in the centres last year and very handy in his role as a fill in six despite having zero kicking game. He's just not really a winger so he looked off the pace when he was out there, and he's a young bloke just starting out so there was also going to be the usual level of improvement from the debutant baseline.

    If I was going to do a "that guy from my club" it'd be Nathan Brown by the length of the Parramatta River. The bloke was always talented but his discipline was absolutely atrocious and he was a huge hot-head. All of a sudden he's not only exponentially increased his output but he's a genuine leader of our pack, his discipline is so much better and he's reined in the brain explosions entirely. I was stoked when we signed him because we needed a mad merkin who cares more about promoting the footy than his own safety but I couldn't have imagined he would be this good.
     
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    Uate has been playing some great footy for Manly this year after losing his way. His try yesterday had the 2010-2012 Uate written all over it.
     
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    Munster for the way he now disregards reputations
     
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    He badly needs a front row partner to match his efforts, there's a great danger his use-by date will shortened otherwise
     
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  17. King hit

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    Barrett would be the most improved coach
     
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    Scott Bolton from the Cows. Really stepped up with Matt Scott getting injured.

    He was always good but think Paul Vaughan has gone to a new level this year.

    Also agree with pretty much everyone above.
     
  19. Vic Mackey

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    I'd say Nathan brown probably stands out the most to me
     
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    James Gavet

    For the 'bloke from my team' - Victor the Viking, barring newb Cotric the rest have gone backwards.
     

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