Discussion in 'Penrith Panthers' started by herbert henry1908, Jun 1, 2016.
Underrated until last season if anything. Stoked to be getting him back.
We’ve been saying that about Waqa since he was 18. Looked like he was finally getting it last year, but something is off this year he has gone backwards, a long way backwards.
The highlights show his speed and footwork which would be an asset compared to our current two fullbacks, but has he shown that he has any ball playing skills?
Watch NSW Cup highlights on the website. He threw a nice cutout pass for our 3rd try
Yep. Maybe there is a reason behind it and that could be why he is being let look around
Yeah I watched highlights after recommended from here and he definitely has a nice pass on him. Looks more comfortable ball playing than Aekins and Edwards.
He threw a nice cutout pass to put Crchton over for his third try on the weekend. One Maloney would've been proud of.
I’m honestly not sure, but I thought it was interesting that he played some game at 6 in reserves. Perhaps they were trying to ascertain that or improve it?
FWIW this says the club wants to retain Waqa, but that the Eels are interested.
Why are the eels aloud to approach him anyway?
I know the anti tampering rules are not worth the paper they are written on but I didn’t think players could take offers unless the club has said they are aloud to look around.
I hope he works out, seems very positive so far.
For me the lack of threat at fullback is our teams biggest attacking issue, and we have many issues .
I assume the club gave him permission, he mustn’t be happy at the club.
I asked someone involed at the club a couple of weeks ago to predict the clubs long term fullback out of Edwards, Laurie and Staines. Staines was the player chosen.
A third player? Interesting.
Next couple of years will be interesting. Pure talent wise Laurie and Staines have Edwards covered. However some players don't develop as we expect them to.
Edwards certainly has the opportunity to lock down that spot and not give the other 2 a chance.
The Flegg fullback. Another country boy.
I'll check his highlights. Definitely lends to what I said before about waiting till 2020 - 2021. It's like that is when our real roster is due out.
Doesn't have much of a passing game though. Very quick I see him more of a winger
Hopefully they all put pressure on each other. Staines would need to improve ball playing I'd think
Yep sure did play like it
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