Blake Austin is a better 5/8 than Anthony Milford & Mitchell Moses

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  1. Bobby DIGital

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    A lot better.
    He runs the ball a lot stronger from the 5/8 position. Milford's running game is only suited to broken play.
    He's a much better defender.
    His passing game is arguably better, and his kicking game is no worse than the other two.
    He's also tougher.

    I'm happy he's our 5/8 ahead of Milford (a fullback). The Tigers picked the wrong player.
     
  2. Nugget10

    Nugget10 Juniors

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    Agreed.

    Would love Austin back At Penrith at the moment
     
  3. POPEYE

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    He's a natural controller which is more important than anything else in a 5/8 . . . ask the Warriors
     
  4. The Elephant In The room

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    That bloke we signed is much better than the bloke we let go.

    Hmmm, never heard a rugby league fan say that before.
     
  5. THE CHAMP

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    nsw should pick him.
     
  6. Noname36

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    Obviously. Moses could still go one way or the other and Milford is a terrible 5/8.
     
  7. Kiwi

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    Give it a year and both will surpass Austin easily. I like Austin, he is a good player, not a great one, but a good one. It's not surprising Raider fans are crowing right now, considering they have had nothing to cheer about for some time now.
     
  8. typicalfan

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    Milford will be the better 5/8. He is 2 months older than Moses but already on the fringe of origin.

    5/8 doesn't come easy but it will happen.
     
  9. Craig Johnston

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    Everywhere Austin has gone he has been well rated by his club supporters, I'm not sure if either younger players will surpass him, he's not only consistent but he also has the same enigma that the younger 2 offer as potential
     
  10. nick87

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    agreed
     
  11. Incorrect

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    Both Milford and Moses are dishing up NSW/Q Cup brand of footy in the #6 at the moment while Austin is one of the form 6's in the NRL. He plays tough, he plays enthusiastically, he's got a good all round skills base and he would be a better option, on form right now, than Maloney or Josh Reynolds for NSW. Keary still a little too raw and slight IMO to throw in to Origin yet

    Dare I use the phrase? I will..... Austin looks "like an Origin player" a la Ennis and all those others we heard it abot in the past (even if Ennis' Origin career wasn't all that memorable)....
     
  12. gronkathon

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    Very different points on their development path.

    Austin is one of the few players I am happy WT let go. We needed to make a call on our long term direction and we could have held Blake for another year but we let him go to earn better money and have a chance at a starting job. He is a really great guy and deserves it
     
  13. Chicken_Hunter

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    Blake Austin is a fantastic player. Great to see him finally in a permanent run on side.
     
  14. Walt Flanigan

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    After watching Campese plod around the field and too scared to run, Austin looks like the second coming of Laurie Daley.
     
  15. Bobby DIGital

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    He actually really does remind me of Laurie a bit. An ol' fashioned 5/8 with a great running game.
     
  16. no name

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    Milford is a looooooong way off being an Origin 5/8.
     
  17. TiggaPlease

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    Couldn't agree more. Austin should have been given an upgraded contract and Moses should have been told he had to fight for the 6 jersey from NSW Cup. Moses still looks a couple of years off, Austin is there now.

    Bloody Tigers recruitment and retention....
     
  18. GC_Gladiator

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    I've been really pleased with Austin. While He hasn't been perfect he continues to grow in the role; I can't remember him having a full season as an nrl 5/8 yet.

    Also good that all indications are he is a good bloke off the field who is proactive with his community work.
     
  19. The Charlatan

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    Good guy, shame we couldn't have kept him on for another year, but if he wasn't going to get a fair dinkum run it wasn't fair to keep him on.

    Moses is still very green and could be anything.
     
  20. legend

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    Actually, Austin is very green too! :)

    I'm not entirely sold on Austin just yet. Has a few mistakes in his game but looks to be gaining in confidence on a week to week basis.
     

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