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Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:13 pm

Hope he stays here for as long as we can keep him , Turning into a fans favourite already . Fast , hits hard and exciting to watch .

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:00 pm

What’s the score with his contract? Didn’t he only sign to the end of this season?
We could do with a good right winger at Cas!

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:What’s the score with his contract? Didn’t he only sign to the end of this season?
We could do with a good right winger at Cas!


From what we saw last night right wing is the least of your problems!

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:10 pm

The Dentist Wilf wrote:From what we saw last night right wing is the least of your problems!


You’ve not seen the rest of our games.
We have a right winger with no pace, no strength and no positional sense. He can’t catch either.
Right wing IS our biggest problem.

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:33 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:You’ve not seen the rest of our games.
We have a right winger with no pace, no strength and no positional sense. He can’t catch either.
Right wing IS our biggest problem.

Half back is by far your biggest problem

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 pm

Jake the Peg wrote:Half back is by far your biggest problem


Well yes, at the moment, but the problem that is he’s sat in the stands. Not that we don’t have one. When Gale comes back, him and a Trueman are a fantastic pair.
Right wing is the position where don’t actually have anyone, injured or not. James Clare is our starting right-winger. We don’t actually age anyone else who can play there. That says everything you need to know.

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:45 pm

nottinghamtiger wrote:Well yes, at the moment, but the problem that is he’s sat in the stands. Not that we don’t have one. When Gale comes back, him and a Trueman are a fantastic pair.
Right wing is the position where don’t actually have anyone, injured or not. James Clare is our starting right-winger. We don’t actually age anyone else who can play there. That says everything you need to know.

Truemans over rated and gale hadn't played for nearly 2 years so I wouldn't be pinning 5oo much hope on those 2

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:52 pm

Jake the Peg wrote:Truemans over rated and gale hadn't played for nearly 2 years so I wouldn't be pinning 5oo much hope on those 2


Jake is just 20 and has played 50 first grade games. You won’t find many players that age with that number of games. Most 20 year old halves are playing in the lower league. At 20, Luke Gale was playing in the third tier with Doncaster.

With Gale, time will tell I suppose. My opinion (hope!) is that the qualities he has are more in terms of organisation and direction. Achilles injuries tend to impact on pace and acceleration - not the attributes Gale had anyway. His game is built on guiding the team around the field and making sure we put on the right plays at the right time. Gale’s rugby brain is his biggest attribute, and injury doesn’t take that away.

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:55 pm

Don't rate Trueman personally. Has a few half decent touches here and there but every player does something good once in a while (Lolohea just made a break from a kick return, for example). He manages to escape any criticism because he is still young. Might go on to be a great player but Cas won't win anything in the next few years with him as one of their starting halfs unless he improves massively.

Edit: Kind of proved my point with the above post. As soon as somebody has criticised him the only defending argument is to mention his age.

Re: Ratu Naulago

Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:14 pm

Hasbag wrote:Don't rate Trueman personally. Has a few half decent touches here and there but every player does something good once in a while (Lolohea just made a break from a kick return, for example). He manages to escape any criticism because he is still young. Might go on to be a great player but Cas won't win anything in the next few years with him as one of their starting halfs unless he improves massively.

Edit: Kind of proved my point with the above post. As soon as somebody has criticised him the only defending argument is to mention his age.


He’s certainly not the finished article, that’s for sure. But the problem is that playing at half back often takes experience, but you can only get experience if a club is willing to give it to you (particularly with the absence of a reserve team at the moment).
How long is it since we produced a top class British half back in this country? Perhaps we need to be playing the long game (as I think Cas are with Trueman) and accepting that young halves need experience before they will be top halves.
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