Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by Coastalraider » May 19, 2019, 8:49 am

His game was very different to last week, more a strategic game than a dynamic one. Last week the roosters gave our left edge some room, and Jack was using his running and passing game well. Th Bunnies took that room away, and his kicking game came to the fore.

Next step is realising what side to play. When the left edge was jammed last night, Jack should have realised it was time to shift to the right, whenever they gave Cotric and Smelly room they looked great, but Jack called too much ball on the left.

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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by Northern Raider » May 19, 2019, 10:14 am

Coastalraider wrote:
May 19, 2019, 8:49 am
His game was very different to last week, more a strategic game than a dynamic one. Last week the roosters gave our left edge some room, and Jack was using his running and passing game well. Th Bunnies took that room away, and his kicking game came to the fore.

Next step is realising what side to play. When the left edge was jammed last night, Jack should have realised it was time to shift to the right, whenever they gave Cotric and Smelly room they looked great, but Jack called too much ball on the left.
Won't disagree. That was not Jack's best game but was far from his worst. Might have even been one his better all round performances. There were no spectacular efforts nor were there any real poor ones.

His kicking game was much more refined and is coming along well. Your point about decision making and the ability to adjust when things aren't working, that's an area he can learn a lot from out of this game. Overall I was happy with how he played and think this game will serve well in his development.
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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by edwahu » May 19, 2019, 10:39 am

Jack played pretty well I thought. I think if CNK can produce a bit more in attack it would help a lot, at the moment there is too much pressure on just Jack.

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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by Northern Raider » May 19, 2019, 10:44 am

edwahu wrote:
May 19, 2019, 10:39 am
Jack played pretty well I thought. I think if CNK can produce a bit more in attack it would help a lot, at the moment there is too much pressure on just Jack.
That's the one part of our spine that's still hasn't quite clicked. Halves linking with the fullback. Only a handful of games together so we need to be patient on that.
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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by BadnMean » May 19, 2019, 1:40 pm

CNK is definitely better at it now than he was to start the year. But it's far from what you'd call slick. Happy to watch over the NEXT month or two and see if they can get something going after theoretically coming up vs the 3 best organised and man for man defences in the comp over the last month.

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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by edwahu » May 19, 2019, 4:45 pm

The Telecrap is reporting John Asiata will get the blues utility spot.

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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by RTW » May 19, 2019, 6:11 pm

edwahu wrote:The Telecrap is reporting John Asiata will get the blues utility spot.
Didn’t Fittler say that he is a good player but we would need a few injuries before going g to Asiata.


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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by PigRickman » May 19, 2019, 7:05 pm

edwahu wrote:
May 19, 2019, 4:45 pm
The Telecrap is reporting John Asiata will get the blues utility spot.
He's the greatest player to ever lace a boot, from what i gathered from the commentary of the Cowboys game earlier.
He's made for origin, particularly because i've heard whispers that NRL insiders feel he compliments Morgan's game quite well
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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by edwahu » May 19, 2019, 7:18 pm

RTW wrote:
May 19, 2019, 6:11 pm
edwahu wrote:The Telecrap is reporting John Asiata will get the blues utility spot.
Didn’t Fittler say that he is a good player but we would need a few injuries before going g to Asiata.


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Re: Jack Wighton confirms switch to five eighth

Post by BadnMean » May 19, 2019, 8:22 pm

Asiata? I don't watch him enough to comment. He seemed ok but nothing special.

I honestly think Jack should get it. He can play anywhere in the backline and be very good at it especially now he's proven he can be a good half. At dummy half he would scoot as good as anyone vs a tiring pack. He could play 2nd row no worries physically- we've all seen him bash 2nd rowers in a tackle and decision making wise well he's in the same boat as every other utility.

Defensively he's just cut out for origin. I know people hate that phrase but if you want a guy with speed, spark, creativity and versatility on the bench he ticks all those boxes and to a higher standard than most other candidates (Peachy? Really?) AND then you factor in you don't need to hide him, he'll be adding value in making your defence an offence which can be so vital in origin.

Daft not to pick him, the form he's in and the experience he has now.

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