Discussion in 'Parramatta Eels' started by Gronk, Jun 21, 2016.
well I guess it costs nothing to look at him
Someone on Facebook is claiming semi is desperate to return to the eels next year, and that’s why we haven’t resigned MJ. They are adamant about it.
they generally are on social media, they are all experts
meanwhile, I hope they are right, lol
Only thing is I don't think Semi or Fergo are up to it in the centres tbh... Perhaps Semi could prove otherwise but I doubt it...
Unless Sivo has in fact had his arm amputated as was posted on the Internet in the past say or 2 and Semi is slotting back in to his wing spot....
Who the f*** is Broadhurst? Nobody knows how good Stefano will be but he has played U20s SOO so can't be too bad. Did Broadhurst played U20s SOO too?
Hasn't Semi been playing centre in (yawn) rugby?
Playing centre vs arm grabbers means nothing.
Semi would be fine at centre
I don’t know if he made 20s Origin but you know who played 18s Origin? Connor f**ken Broadhurst!
I rate Sterfo BTW
If taka was ok there, I can’t see why semi won’t be.
Big unit. Lots of potential. I reckon he will be upgraded to top 30 before seasons starts
Agreed but the difference is price tag. At a third of the cost an ok Taka is ok, Semi’s price would have a lot higher demand on his ok-ness.
I reckon Ferguson would be the better option, yeah he did have a shocker this year however it’s probably just one of those games.
He has played NRL there before and with a good offseason could potentially handle it.
However another factor is Ferguson is getting on with age, and had a few injuries this year. Pushing him to centre potentially gives his body a bit more of a break, he wouIdnt be expected to take his 15-20 hits up each week and limits the kms he needs to run too. He can be a bit more selective with his running.
And semi on the wing brings him into the game more, eg he is always at the back for the kick.
On abilities they probably bring similar games to the centre position.
Radradra would be wasted at centre, just like Ferguson would be. However Ferguson has a fair amount of experience there (Radradra has none).
What about Sivo? He may be suited to centre.
By memory Semi would play centre on some plays in 2017. He would also roam.
On Fergo he would potentially be up for an early move end of 2020 for a super league deal.
If we did have those 3 in backline it means the importance of a powerfull forward is less needed and preference is skill and defense.
If Semi,Fergo,Sivo, Blake are taking 2 or 3 hit ups per set the props need to be fast and mobile rather the big and powerfull.
With Jnr in side I am unsure they'd need more then one big bopper on bench.Guys like Stone would be perfect
Plenty of nuffies have played Junior Origin. Here's the first teams from 2012:
13. Tia Kilifi
So as you can see, most of them went on to play some NRL, and about half of them became genuine first graders, but very few are now what you'd call NRL stars. Only five of these 36 players have played State of Origin by the age of 27 (the oldest any of them are this year).
A roaming winger doesn't mean he is suited to fullback or centre. These positions have responsibilities beyond just getting the ball a pass or two closer to the ruck. Plenty of outside backs are good at running from dummy half but that doesn't mean they are suitable to play hooker.
As if he would want to cut short his NRL contract to go to England.
Also fullbacks need to be fairly talkative as they are always “instructing” the defensive line ....
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