Vunivalu passes Izzy

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Mattpoet
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Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:35 pm

Suliasi Vunivalu has passed Israel Folau's two-season try scoring exploits. This is a phenomenal effort, well done Suli!

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Matches 36
Tries 37
Doubles 10 (13 total)
Hat-Tricks 2 (3 total)
Four Tries in a Game 1
Finals Tries 1
Matches Scored In 20

Folau
Matches 52
Tries 36
Doubles 5 (6 total)
Hat-Tricks 1
Fours 0
Finals Tries 2
Matches Scored In 26
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Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:41 pm

please please please sign him for 5 years Storm......
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Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:22 am

5 years is too long for any player IMHO. He's been terrific for us this year but things can change pending injuries, form slumps, off-field distractions, etc.
But I agree with the gist of what you're saying in that he's a valuable member of the team and we need to keep him happy here for a while yet.
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Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:30 pm

I rate Suli over Izzy tbh.

Suli much more agile than Izzy who was more explosive. They can jump but I know who I'd pick if I had a choice.
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Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:03 pm

The one thing I'll throw into that debate is that Suli has had a better quality of 5/8 in Green and Munster that Izzy who had Inglis who was never a real half.
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Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:10 pm

Folau showed much more ability to beat defenders and create for himself. Lot of the good things Suli does is on the back of others.
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Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:27 pm

Gee bit rough - how many more tries do you want??!
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Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:43 am

Most Tries for Melbourne Storm:

1. Billy SLATER 178
2. Matt GEYER 113
3. Cooper CRONK 91
4. Greg INGLIS 78
5. Marcus BAI 70
6. Will CHAMBERS 68
7. Steven BELL 63
8. Matt KING 60
=9. Ryan HOFFMAN 59
=9. Steve TURNER 59
11. Aaron MOULE 58
12. Robbie ROSS 53
13. Matt ORFORD 52
14. Scott HILL 46
=15. Cameron SMITH 41
=15. Sisa WAQA 41
17. Anthony QUINN 38
=18. Matt DUFFIE 37
=18. Suliasi VUNIVALU 37
20. Israel FOLAU 36
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Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:47 am

Mattpoet wrote:The one thing I'll throw into that debate is that Suli has had a better quality of 5/8 in Green and Munster that Izzy who had Inglis who was never a real half.
You can add billy's evolution as a top ball playing fullback to the equation as well. When inglis left I guess Bill had to take it up a notch.
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Most Doubles for Melbourne Storm:

1. Billy SLATER 45
2. Matt GEYER 20
=3. Cooper CRONK 16
=3. Greg INGLIS 16
=5. Steven BELL 13
=5. Suliasi VUNIVALU 13
7. Steve TURNER 12
=8. Will CHAMBERS 11
=8. Matt KING 11
=8. Aaron MOULE 11
=11. Marcus BAI 10
=11. Matt DUFFIE 10
13. Justin O'NEILL 8
=14. Sisa WAQA 7
=14. Jake WEBSTER 7
=16. Israel FOLAU 6
=16. Marika KOROIBETE 6
=16. Matt ORFORD 6
=19. Mahe FONUA 5
=19. Anthony QUINN 5
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LESStar58 wrote:
Mattpoet wrote:The one thing I'll throw into that debate is that Suli has had a better quality of 5/8 in Green and Munster that Izzy who had Inglis who was never a real half.
You can add billy's evolution as a top ball playing fullback to the equation as well. When inglis left I guess Bill had to take it up a notch.
That's another very good point and he does seem to favour the right side for those sweep movements. This isn't to take anything away from Suli though, you can only work with what you have around you and he has certainly made the most of that with the exception of the four or five times he stepped into touch in his first six games haha.
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Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:11 pm

LESStar58 wrote:
Mattpoet wrote:The one thing I'll throw into that debate is that Suli has had a better quality of 5/8 in Green and Munster that Izzy who had Inglis who was never a real half.
You can add billy's evolution as a top ball playing fullback to the equation as well. When inglis left I guess Bill had to take it up a notch.
On the other hand he has to play outside Chambers who isn't renowned for his passing game
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A bit of movement since I posted this list...
Mattpoet wrote:Most Tries for Melbourne Storm:

1. Billy SLATER 178
2. Matt GEYER 113
3. Cooper CRONK 92
4. Greg INGLIS 78
5. Will CHAMBERS 72
6. Marcus BAI 70
7. Steven BELL 63
8. Matt KING 60
=9. Ryan HOFFMAN 59
=9. Steve TURNER 59
11. Aaron MOULE 58
12. Robbie ROSS 53
13. Matt ORFORD 52
14. Scott HILL 46
15. Suliasi VUNIVALU 42
=16. Cameron SMITH 41
=16. Sisa WAQA 41
18. Anthony QUINN 38
19. Matt DUFFIE 37
20. Israel FOLAU 36
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