Kept a keen eye on him after you put his name out there bro. He's focused in games. Even when he's sucking in the big ones he still does the Job. You can tell he pushes himself. The tempo of the game doesn't really affect his own level of effort. A lot of the young boys clock off and cut corners or lower their standards when the opposition allows them to get away with it. Might seem an odd thing to say but I'm glad he didn't feature in the attacking side of the game on debut. As such his first game was a perfect start imo. You want to see debutante forwards focus on a defensive foundation at the Warriors. We are not a defensive club, the mentality seems loaded towards trying to pop an offload on debut to get noticed. Poignant reminder was Agnatius playing for the other mob, he popped and offload on debut against the Broncos and pretty much never got another shot here. I know there is more to it than that, but there's a really good reason why our noob forwards get crucified if they try stuff like that on debut. For one thing I'm pretty sure no Warriors coach says 'if you get the chance to pop a ball inside our half have a go'....add to that the reality that none of their team mates are anticipating the offload, and it paints a picture of someone who just doesn't get it, or someone who is prone to adrenaline brain snaps. As everyone knows the NRL is a lot quicker than reserve grade. Everything happens at twice the speed, and it doesn't let up. Most think about the fitness demand (and we do see lots of players blowing hard in minutes) but we often forget the speed that basic skills like playing the ball and passing are unfolding at. It's not hard to understand why players feel rushed and thereby make mistakes doing very simple tasks. Surely the coaches tell these debutante players to keep it simple. Stay in the game defensively. Pace yourself on attack, focus on executing accurately don't worry about busting the line or creating opportunities, focus on holding onto the ball, take the tackle, get to your feet fast, clean play the ball, rinse and repeat. Too often you see a noob have a power run, make some headway, then screw up the play the ball. If you compare Afoa's debut defensively, it's quite outstanding. John Palavi by comparison came into fg with a rep for good tackling numbers but absolutely struggled to pace himself. Excuse the rant but I want to see new forwards aim for consistency and reliability as their bread and butter before thinking about the attacking side of first grade. Attacking forward play when you have a hooker like Luke and a backline with so much strike, should be left to one or two elite's like Matulino/ Bromwich/Burgess/Taumalolo/Tapau.....the rest should be trying to excel in tackle stats and runs. Do your apprenticeship.