Ratu Nasiganiyavi

Discussion in 'Super Rugby' started by savundra92, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. savundra92

    savundra92 Guest

    I have recently heard about a australian winger who was fijian born and has just signed for the NSW Waratahs for the 08-09 super 14 season. His name is Ratu Nasiganiyavi and he is the cousin of Lote Tuqiri. I saw him play once and he's very good but people say he's the next Lomu because they play the same style of rugby (breaking out tackles, running, versatility etc.). I'm not sure. what do you think?
     
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  3. melon

    melon Guest

    They say everyone is the next Lomu! BAH!

    Whilst I've seen him play and must admit he is very very good, don't get overly excited.

    Just look forward to seeing him turn in to a half decent player who is a regular starter and if he's lucky a bench player for the Wallabies/run on Australia A, really lucky if he finds himself as a full time Wallaby and uber lucky if he gets anywhere near Lomu's former ability.

    He certainly is a big boy though! 6ft4, 121kg!

    I'm not saying he won't be a superstar. In my opinion, provided he continues on his current path, I think he'll be playing international rugby in a couple of years. Its just that I'm getting sick of every massive islander tom dick and harry with a terrific athleticism about them who can enter a ruck, is hailed as the next Jonah Lomu.
     
  4. QLD

    QLD Guest

    The Waratahs backline is gonna be really cramped next year.

    Burgess
    Beale
    Tiquri
    Horne
    Tom Carter
    Turner
    Tahu
    Nasiganitavi
    Norton-Knight

    I hope Tiquri gets relegated to the bench.
     
  5. candybum

    candybum Guest

    got some vids of him?
     
  6. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (candybum @ Nov 1 2008, 09:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    u20 WC (No. 11)
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    This is him at his nudgee days, two times bigger than everyone else (bloody nsw stealing another queenslander)
    [youtube]W9a9oS8RhfI[/youtube]
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I've got the best footage of him literally running through an entire team to score the winning try deep into injury time. I'll get some stills up when I get the chance.
     
  8. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    He looks alright up against college players but Super14 is another level, no doubt he will be good player but he might have to condition and lose a few kgs to last the full 80min at this level.

    There was a guy from Wesley College same as Lomu went to Frank Halai he was gonna be the next Lomu because he was 6'5, Tongan but the thing is he was light around 100kgs. Can't wait to see when the next Lomu comes alongs preferably for the All Blacks thou lol.
     
  9. mongoose

    mongoose Guest

    I think he needs to shred a bit more weight to be keep up with the pace at S14 level.
     
  10. Wally

    Wally Guest

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  11. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Notice the black kid on the ground. His name escapes me but he will be the Queensland halfback next season.
     
  12. mongoose

    mongoose Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wally @ Nov 7 2008, 11:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I saw him play in the U20s WC, very impressive, he was 1 of the best Aussie players imo.
     
  13. QLD

    QLD Guest

    haha mate it had to be bbc but where did u get these pics and are there any videos of him at his nudgee days that you got?

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wally @ Nov 7 2008, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's Will Genia, hes been the reserve halfback for the Reds past two seasons.
     
  14. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Don't know how they are going to fit Genia, Lucas, Cooper and Barnes in. At least there will be decent depth in the halves for once. Yeah mate I've got all the games from 2005, they're just massive files. Got him scoring a few mad tries against Terrace and Southport too.
     
  15. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Wally @ Nov 8 2008, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Genia 9
    Cooper 10
    Barnes 12

    Is what I'd like to see
     
  16. age_master

    age_master Guest

    Ratu is huge and fast, should be a consistent starter for the Tah's next season.
     
  17. age_master

    age_master Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (QLD @ Oct 31 2008, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    I hope Norton Knight gets dropped. Worst player in the Waratahs for mine.
     
  18. Fushitsusha

    Fushitsusha Guest

    I saw him play in a few Sydney club rugby games this year and wasn't overly that impressed by him.

    Don't believe the hype.
     
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