Player Discussion Peta Hiku

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  1. Miket12
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    So he can be part of the toughest preseason ever!!!
     
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    If Hiku puts in the hard yards he'll be a valuable addition to the team. Let's hope we get the Hiku we all know can play and not the lazier version.

    I would assume he is on the cheap, I am stoked to see we seem to be spreading the coin a little more evenly throughout the squad instead of blowing huge chunks on a select few. It gives the squad a more rounded edge, creates competition for positions and keeps players on their toes knowing if they drop off in form they've got a bloke chomping at the bit to take their position.

    Having capable players roughly on the same market value means when injuries hit we don't seem to lose an abundance of talent when someone comes into the team.

    I'm liking this, smarter signings in the player department, smarter use of money and a very smart signing in the support staff department.

    Oh god. It's not even been a week since our season finished and I'm already being sucked in by the club and have my hopes lifted for 2018. We'll, that's certainly a new record I think.
     
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    I'd have thought it would be him or Beale? Will be interesting to see what the backline looks like.... unless he gets stuck into the pies and plays prop?
     
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    Afakasi247 1st Grade Fringe

    The bro Play The Ball on twitter said we had Blair and another signing which were done deals but yet to be officially announced.

    This could be the other signing - not mad either, yes he's had a form drop at Penrith the last few years but has looked pretty good for Warrington.

    Change of scene and coming home might help him discover some form - only 24 as well Damm....
     
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    I know we need another prop, probably two.... but I think we were so far under the cap a cheap pick up of Hiku will not affect our ability to nab one. As always the issue will be finding someone who wants to come rather than finding the money
     
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    Not a shocking signing, he's just one of those type of players that every club needs several of...players who aren't going to win you many games, but importantly they wont lose you many either.

    Every position cant be filled with superstars, but the stars you do have need to be surrounded by players who wont fuck shit up.
     
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    and without them we have nothing to celebrate:(
     
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    Leaguegod 1st Grade Fringe Contributor

    Finally S Kearney has read my posts and letters, I ear marked Hiku as one to sign instead of wasting his potential in SL, I am for the first time happy to hear Hiku is coming to the Warriors, good work Warriors consign Ayshford to the scrapheap, shit I'm on board!
     
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    Uncmase 1st Grade Fringe

    By how much percentage? .001? It looks shit to me. Corvo is a mean acquisition.

    Fatty Hiku , Slow Beale (I like him tho) , Cant tackle or make yards Blair.....

    At least turtle Ayshford has heart. Kata has....Well, Big legs(That's all i could think of)

    Matulino is 10 times as good as Blair. Even in his 'i don't give a fuck' mind set.

    Sick of settling for, He will do....Nah! Fuck that!

    Seems to be no strategy. Just pick who hasn't been picked and see what happens.

    I'd rather have another sub par year, And use who we have. And wait for some quality to become available.

    Doyle should go raid Fiji's endless production line of Big, Fast humans.
    Nz rugby has a endless supply of talent. Wouldn't mind stealing the Ioane Bros. One of the Barrett boys. Waisake Naholo.....
     
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    just watched some Warrington highlights and Hiku doesn't look noticably bad at all.

    In fact he scored some good tries and set his winger up really nicely
     
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    The Cheap Seats 1st Grade Fringe

    It might be, it might not be. It could be something else.

    Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?
    No, it's a nonsense claim by Budge.
     
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    I didn't see much of him in the 20s but I was fan of him when he was playing for Manly and making the Kiwis during that time. Ok that Manly side at that time was full of experience so as a young guy coming in on the wing or filling in for their star fullback he would of had a ton of guys communicating with him making his job easier. But in saying all that he looked like he belonged and his development would of been sped up a lot being at Many compared to if he stayed here.

    At Penrith he had a season out with injury. He would also have been a victim of their salary cap as Gould has been going crazy buying players. Now their youngsters are coming through its starting to bite.

    Hiku would also be a decent backup for RTS at fullback. I used to like him there for the Kiwis, used to come back direct and had a good step coming back, looked light on his feet.
     
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    I like it. Seen him play some amazing games at Manky but agree that his last couple seasons have been duds. But like a poster earlier noted he did have some injuries.
    Was surprised to hear he's still only 24, seems like he's been around for ages. Pretty sure his best footy is ahead of him.
    Good signing.
     
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    Dunedin warrior 1st Grade Fringe

    It's not a bad signing, could even be a good one if his absolutely atrocious form at the panthers was down to his knee injury. Still young and plays a lot of positions. Won't have broken the bank either.

    Still any backline with Ayshford, Hiku and Beale is going to be exceptionally boring. I'm struggling to see where our points are coming from next year.
     
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    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    Laurie Daly is a superstar in ESL. Dont let ESL hype get to you...
     
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    Kenny to the forwards things looking a little brighter than last week
     
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    Hopefully it won't be from barge overs from dummy half.
     
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    WellingtonOrca 1st Grade Fringe

    2nd Tier ESL player who couldn't get an NRL contract anywhere else. meh.
     
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    If we have a forward pack, which we don't at present, the points are there all right.
     
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    I'll always remember Hiku and SKD playing centers for the Kiwis, and completely destroying the Kangroos attacking plays during our three game golden run... That game was a defensive master class.

    Kearney is stacking the team with defenders so that SJ and Sheck, don't have to create as many points for victory.
     
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