2020 season

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  1. betcats

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    Probably but it just make so much sense to me. Naden looks built for the wing imo and Too strengths translate to centre and his only weakness(size) is much less of a weakness in the centres. He has great defensive reads from the wing which I think would translate to the centres.
     
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    I’ve never thought about it before but can’t see why To’o wouldn’t make a great centre. Perhaps there’d be a learning curve but but he makes great reads in defence and is exceptionally allusive in some space. You’d just lose his spectacular finishing. Not sure on his passing either but it couldn’t be worse than Nadens.
     
  3. OldPanther

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    This type of media that the club puts out are fantastic, I love nothing more than watching things like this, well done to the club and all concerned
     
  5. The Realist

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    Anyone with 1/2 a brain knows that Sauce would never be a 2nd rower. He just doesn't have the size for it whatsoever.
     
  6. betcats

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    If Jerome can have some big games with that hair he will become a media darling like Idris haha
     
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    Yep it already started this season. You just know, if we move him on, he'll become the next Thurston.
     
  8. OldPanther

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    Dad visited with the new baby (he lives in victoria) and we obviously talked football a lot. He believes Burton will take the 6 but Luai belongs in the roster somewhere.
     
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    I hope they are both on the roster. I still think Luai will get first crack, I get torn between what I want to happen and what is likely haha. Both are good options there, Burton will get a shot eventually through rep selection or injury. I think he’s good enough to be there in round one.
     
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    That's how I feel about it.
     
  11. Blues Riff

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    How about Burton on the bench? Jerome goes to Hooker when Burton comes on. Api gets a rest.
     
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    would rather both be playing 80 mins somewhere. Whether that is centre in FG or NSW Cup I don’t see either improving getting 20 mins off the bench
     
  13. betcats

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    I think you could have Burton off the bench but leave Jerome in the halves and bring Burton on with Kenny.
     
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    @franklin2323 In that case Burton has to bide his time. No way he's ahead of Jerome after half a good game.in 1st grade.
     
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    Thing I think people are missing is we won’t keep Luai if he doesn’t get the 5/8 role.

    Note I’m *not* saying that he should get the spot because of that, the spot should go to the best player. But Luai is easily good enough that another club will come knocking.
     
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    There is an interview with him on SMH today. He mentions that Benji was his idol growing up and he based his game on him and tried to play like him.

    That explains a lot about his playing style!

    He seems to have a great attitude though, as he is living with his parents to help them pay off their mortgage before him and his partner and child move out on their own. Seems to be the polar opposite to someone like May.

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/th...penrith-s-long-term-no-6-20191123-p53ded.html
     
  17. betcats

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    I think most can see he will leave. If Burton is good enough to push him out then so be it, one of them will end up leaving.
     
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    Both are spot on. We will hopefully keep the best and the other will get a deal elsewhere due to how good they are.
     
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    Hopefully its Burton that's kept, i see way more upside in him than Luai
     
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    Luai had his moments but aside from one game which was largely due to Kikau he hasn’t set the world on fire. Not his fault how he was used but still the case

    Neither is a complete player I think we will really miss Maloney’s kicking to end sets. Luai will be good early in sets to do something different but I have doubts about his 5th tackle options. Burton the opposite

    Which is why I would play both if it could be fit in. It would give creativity to the right side too
     

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