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Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by Fangs, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. franklin2323

    franklin2323 Referee

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    Props get the drop outs and kick returns though so quite easily can rake up the metres if you have possession.

    Taumalolo is the freak one. Doesn’t do that nor play huge minutes yet gets 200m a game
     
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  2. franklin2323

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    We are 7 games in. With a 10 week break in the middle. A very small sample size to say either way.

    People on here like to go off early

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...&isAvg=true&category=running&sortBy=runMetres

    He is currently averaging 139m a game. sits 12th for ave metres a game

    Far better than he was the last couple of years but still not elite or worth the $$ he was being paid
     
  3. Fangs

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    Agreed but its still a big number. He used to take those hitups here at Penrith as well.

    I too will wait for consistent form but so far is appears he is playing better football at another club. That points to attitude to me.
     
  4. franklin2323

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    Attitude is a huge part of his issues. Lets see how long it lasts
     
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    More than half those metres are post contact. 132m is a decent effort for a total figure and those were his post contact metres. That's insane.

    Taumalolo is the best forward in the game. Without doubt. But look at the packs he has played against. Call RCG a flat track bully yet happy to praise JT against the Broncos, Bulldogs, Titans, Warriors, Tigers and Knights. Knights the only pack worth feeding from them.

    He's also playing 70ish minutes a game. Only played less in 2 of those games. In none of his 6 games has JT had a higher post contact metre count than RCG either. RCG has played less minutes than Taumalolo in every game except one. Its typically 70ish minutes for JT and 50ish for RCG.

    Dont mean for this to sound like i am talking JT down. Hes averaging 250m a game which is just insane. But deadset why is it so hard to admit when a former player is in decent form. RCG has lifted immensely from last year and sure he could turn to shit still. But for now hes doing well. Hes far from the best forward in the game. JFH is easily ahead of him.
     
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    Thats a really good stats page. It shows that Tamou is still playing well. Averaging 120m a game and 25 tackles, stats that put him 19th and 23rd in the NRL respectively.

    RCG is having a good year. We will never know why he couldn't do it at Penrith, but good on him for improving. Hopefully Leniu will develop and be the player we think he can so we don't regret letting RCG go.

    It is not unknown for players to perform better at another club or the reverse. Sparkles McGraw and Trevor Gilmeister were the opposite. It's like Penrith was the planet Krypton when they played for us and their super powers were neutralised at the M4 tollgate. They were so poor, they would have struggled to get signed for our reserve grade side, which back then, was pretty handy.
     
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    I like it because they re -watch games and re adjust stats accordingly.

    That has been the issue so far. All our recruits I think have been good makes a difference
     
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    Parra have played GC and Brisbane away
    Have played every other game at home including a shocking Bulldogs team

    from that RCG has averaged 138m a game. Decent enough but ranks him 11th for props

    JT on the otherhand is averaging 231 from 6 games against similar oppostion

    We will know more in a month or so whether it is just a temp blemish or not. Either way good to see him enjoying his footy again
     
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    I always liked RCG. He seems a pretty strange sort of a dude. Good to see him playing well.
     
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    I may have misread, but pretty sure everyone acknowledges that RCG is going good ATM. Funny watching people react to others wanting to wait & see how long RCG's form/attitude lasts.
     
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    Yep. Going well atm but I question if it can go on long term.

    Others Iike Bryce etc I am happy enough to call duds and better without them
     
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    I say good luck to RCG. His form in his last two season’s with us was very disappointing, that goes without saying I guess, but he needed to move and we clearly needed to move him on so good move for all parties.

    Regardless of how well he is going with the Eels presently and even if he sustains his form over a number of seasons I am personally glad he is gone. He clearly had a poor attitude in his last two seasons with us, for reasons we will never quite know, maybe it was just the jaw injuries. But any way as I say good luck to RCG.
     
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    Sivo tearing it up... again.

    Blake having a good game, too.
     
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    Carty is playing centre this afternoon.
     
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    This could end very badly.
     
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    Moylan has done his hammy again.
     
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    Did Penrith get the better deal with Maloney, or did the gummies with Moylan ? It's a mute point.


    Moylan's groin and calf have been chronic. Could even end his career early.
     
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    Did Penrith get the better deal with Maloney, or did the gummies with Moylan ? It's a mute point.


    Moylan's groin and calf have been chronic. Could even end his career early.
     
  19. Tronald Crump

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    We got the better deal.
    Maloney had one good year but I think what he did off the field will be very valuable.
    Reading that article in the Herald today. Maloney's influence on Cleary's development will pay off long term.
    Moylan is probably done.
     
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    We got a 2 year apprenticeship under a 2 time premiership/SOO winning half for Cleary which was much more valuable.
     

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