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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Northern Raider » July 15, 2017, 8:20 am

edwahu wrote:I thought he was ok but he slowed down a couple of sets by getting held up in the tackle. He needs to find a way to avoid that happening.
Yeah, dancing at the line a bit too much and loses forward momentum. He has good footwork to get between defenders and needs to focus on the basics of falling onto his elbows and knees. All part of his development as a young forward.
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Aero » July 15, 2017, 8:56 am

Tapine has potential. But he's still young and loses intensity/concentration when trying to play long minutes as our No. 13. I've pointed out before that the games where Tapine's started at lock, he's let through at least one big break a game through the middle of our defensive line.
As he's developing, he's best used as an impact player, like he was doing last year, and like what Sticky's gone back to doing with him this year.
As he gets older and more experienced, he'll be able to maintain intensity and concentration for longer periods and he'll be a much better player to have. But this would take time to reach.
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by CJ42 » July 15, 2017, 10:50 am

Yeah he's good when he comes off the bench and tries to be an enforcer, he plays angry, sometimes a little silly but it's generally good.


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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by BJ » July 15, 2017, 11:55 am

His stutter and step will be more effective when he hits it hard and straight at the line the majority of times.

This will make his step more dangerous when the defenders are scared he will charge straight through them with power.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by RedRaider » July 15, 2017, 1:19 pm

I have a lot of faith in Joe Tapine. This year he has had to mature fast as NRL players bated him. He initially had the angry pills but as he learned that's what the opposition wanted he has learned to shrug it off. Only 4 errors in 15 rounds of footy is terrific for the young man. Our center third players don't seem to have the support runners of last year. Maybe because we always seem to be bashing it out of our defensive end of the park. Now that our halves have swapped sides I'd love to see Austin running off Tapine's left hip. Jack too.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by papabear » July 15, 2017, 1:27 pm

Honestly paulo cant play 16 minutes without missing a must make tackle and ppl are ripping tapines defence.

He is our best middle forward.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by BadnMean » July 15, 2017, 3:02 pm

RedRaider wrote:I have a lot of faith in Joe Tapine. This year he has had to mature fast as NRL players bated him. He initially had the angry pills but as he learned that's what the opposition wanted he has learned to shrug it off. Only 4 errors in 15 rounds of footy is terrific for the young man. Our center third players don't seem to have the support runners of last year. Maybe because we always seem to be bashing it out of our defensive end of the park. Now that our halves have swapped sides I'd love to see Austin running off Tapine's left hip. Jack too.
Jack just doesn't seem to run support. I don't think he reads the game well enough/has the instincts. He's got nice footwork, his passing is coming along but his support isn't really a feature I've noticed in his game.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Robinson Crusoe » July 26, 2017, 5:27 pm

LP Raider wrote:Who's this Robinson Crusoe fella, seems to get a bad wrap on this forum.

Come to think of it he gets around a bit, he's on the Collingwood site a fair bit. :)
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Post by Poida_Raider » July 27, 2017, 7:31 am

Hopefully he actually gets to start this week and we see what he can do. I don't know how many times he's been named to start and to my recollection never actually has.


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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2017, 8:22 am

Poida_Raider wrote:Hopefully he actually gets to start this week and we see what he can do. I don't know how many times he's been named to start and to my recollection never actually has.


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He's starting.
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by papabear » July 27, 2017, 9:17 am

He should start just for the fact that boyd and paulo need to staggered.

If you cant see the slowness of our middle then you dont watch enough rugby league.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Sid » July 27, 2017, 9:32 am

I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don't take no crap off of nobody!
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Post by Matt » July 27, 2017, 2:59 pm

Sid wrote:I see pride! I see power! I see a bad-ass mother who don't take no crap off of nobody!
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Toviii » July 27, 2017, 3:13 pm

Tapine is there for the bae factor


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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Captain Punish » July 27, 2017, 3:50 pm

Watching Tapine run the ball is my happy pill. I love him dearly.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Matt » July 29, 2017, 7:45 pm

He was very good today.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by -PJ- » July 29, 2017, 7:52 pm

When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by papabear » July 30, 2017, 4:36 pm

Best forward on the park by a long way.

Nice to see him pressure the kicker as well, our other middle forwards aside from baptiste and soliola dont bother with those sort of things.

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by bonehead » July 30, 2017, 6:56 pm

-PJ- wrote:When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
his debut for spoontown was enough for me

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by yurithe1 » July 30, 2017, 6:58 pm

papabear wrote:Best forward on the park by a long way.

Nice to see him pressure the kicker as well, our other middle forwards aside from baptiste and soliola dont bother with those sort of things.
I wouldn't go that far, but he is recapturing the form that got him a Kiwi jersey.
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by -PJ- » July 30, 2017, 7:00 pm

bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
his debut for spoontown was enough for me

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by bonehead » July 30, 2017, 7:01 pm

-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
his debut for spoontown was enough for me

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by -PJ- » July 30, 2017, 7:04 pm

bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:
bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
his debut for spoontown was enough for me

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by -TW- » July 30, 2017, 7:15 pm

bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
his debut for spoontown was enough for me

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I don't even remember him playing for Spoontown tbh

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by bonehead » July 30, 2017, 7:17 pm

-TW- wrote:
bonehead wrote:
-PJ- wrote:When we got him from Spoontown I knew we had a winner....

He was great tonight.
his debut for spoontown was enough for me

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I don't even remember him playing for Spoontown tbh

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debut vs the ponies he was unreal just swatting blokes away

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Canberra Milk » July 30, 2017, 9:15 pm

He could be anything, he could be Sonny Bill

Much like Paulo he's been decent this year without being brilliant, and both of them have it in them to be brilliant

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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Matt » August 1, 2017, 11:07 am

Canberra Milk wrote:He could be anything, he could be Sonny Bill

Much like Paulo he's been decent this year without being brilliant, and both of them have it in them to be brilliant
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Re: What are people seeing in Tapine?

Post by Horace Dove-Edwin » August 1, 2017, 3:26 pm

Tapine is going well.
Would be great to see him running onto early ball.

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