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Discussion in 'Wests Tigers' started by Tigerm, Jan 25, 2020.
He was good at times though. Right when he left he looked great.
Don’t miss him.Nice bloke but geez he was dumb when defending.
I shudder to think how big this fulla is going to be when he returns. Hopefully there is monitored training and weigh ins, shit like that...
It's a good point but how bad was that right side defense last weekend.
I do not know how intelligent BJ is but with experience usually knowledge and wisdom follow, on last weeks effort he carried on and performed like a rookie upstart ,all mouth and no substance, he needs to play smarter if he wants the last laugh on his opponent.
He could be the new George Rose
Or the new Latrell Mitchell.
Actually, in these times of unified thinking and resource sharing . . . . they should get Latrell, BJ and some of the Warriors forwards and tell them they are going on a 7 week statewide KFC tour. But take them to fat camp instead.
I opposed two signings during the pre season and got a fair lashing for my views. I stand by them.
Latrelle and BJ are both fat lazy f**ks and have started season 2020 playing to form.
They have tonnes of talent but poor attitudes. Robbo and Ricky certainly thought the pain you go through to get them firing wasnt worth it. I agree.
Latrell is more talented it just looks like he doesn’t give a f**k
I think Beejs is easy to bait and he lets it get too personal. Teams know that if you get under his skin he’ll crack
Anyways both talented players just need discipline
I would be pretty sure that the club was aware of his situation, but I do think Madge needs more time with him, before we toss him aside.
You do not get to become centre of the year twice in recent years for nothing.
I dread to see how big some of these blokes will come back after being in lock down for ages.
I read Madge's comments and couldn't agree more.
Joey should be in the pack. He would be devastating in the middle with less to think about other then run hard and tackle hard.
I’m not going to defend his game against the Knights as it was embarrassing. However I expected one or two of those performances a year. For starters he certainly wasn’t on his lonesome and his mate outside him was nearly as bad. Secondly the majority of his mistakes were when we were behind and trying to pull off a big play, rushing out of the line for a big hit etc. Yes at the end when the game was gone he got personal and carried on like an idiot, Maguire should have hooked him. Still I’ll take effort and undisciplined mistakes over mistakes through not caring/lazy (cough cough Latrell)
The whole team seemed off from the kick off. It was a weird game. I didn’t turn it on until kick off but someone commented that we looked spent after the warm up, everyone dripping with sweat as they walked off. I’m not sure the thoughts behind an intense warm up in 29degree heat when we’re wearing black, but it appears it was the wrong one.
We were looking for short cuts all game, in the 5th minute Benji tried a grubber on halfway on tackle 3. Yeah it looked on but it was a 50/50 play which didn’t come off. The Knights got the ball on halfway and scored that set. It went against everything we did well in game 1 which was game management and not panicking despite being behind for 3/4s of the game.
So yeah BJ was hugely disappointing but I’m not hanging him out to dry after that.
BJ is a quality player. Rocks and diamonds. The game against the Knights was his rock game. If/when the NRL starts again this season I'm expecting big things.
Nofa has deceptive speed. His defense will improve once he has more experience playing alongside BJ. A couple of years ago BJ and Rapana had a deadly combination at the Raiders. Nofa and BJ have the potential to be even better.
The Daily Telegraph had an article of the top speeds reached in the NRL last year.
Josh Addo-Carr 38.5 km/h
David Nofoaluma 36.7 km/h
Latrell Mitchell 36.6 km/h
Matt Dufty 36.5 km/h
Suliasi Vunivalu 36.1 km/h
Tautau Moga 36.0 km/h
Ryan Papenhuyzen 35.8 km/h
James Tedesco 35.7 km/h
Jack Wighton 35.6 km/h
Bailey Simonsson 35.5 km/h
Kayln Ponga 35.5 km/h
Blake Ferguson 35.5 km/h
Victor Radley 35.3 km/h
Edrick Lee 35.3 km/h
Te Maire Martin 35.3 km/h
James Roberts 35.2 km/h
That must be for a split second because I remember watching Tommy Turbo mow him down with ease with about a 30m head star
I do personally think he has a quick acceleration phase (maybe first 20 metres) but his top end speed would be atrocious
BJ's playing partner wants to come back to the NRL? I admit I don't know anything about him except that I read he & BJ had a great partnership. Is he worth a look at?
Jordan Rapana signals NRL intentions
Would love Rapana here outside BJ
Thats a long built combination that scored plenty of tries.
Rapana over Cooper any day of the week.
Id say the Dogs will offer him plenty though seeing they lost two outside backs.
We got cash, & we got BJ if they are close, that may be enough?
We are one wing short and we obviously have $$ to spend ..That would be a hell of a backline
Would absolutely have Rapana, but no more than two years.
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