I think he is a competent rugby player, however all his moves come on the back of Croft who positions him well. He seems to score a lot of his try's from breaks other have made rather then him breaking the line himself and scoring. I prefer the #12's to be able to break the line themselves rather than be "Johnny's joggin on the spot"... I rate him competent which is what I would rate most of the better schoolboy rugby players.
Sage, we all value your opinions on the forum but I really think you've missed the mark in under-selling the value of Su'a.
I dispute your claim that he can't break the line himself, because he's done it so frequently in each of the three Churchie matches I've seen this season (Terrace, State High, Nudgee)
I've never seen Nudgee miss as many tackles as they did last weekend in my entire life, and the vast majority of them came from missing him. I marked in my notes that Hewat was the only player who could bring him to ground in the second half.
He has certainly scored most of his tries from excellent support play, but I'd argue he creates that space for the others by attracting the attention of the defence - do you think Croft would break the line as often as he does if defenders weren't shitting themselves dealing with the threat of Su'a outside him?
Su'a footwork through contact is perfect to the millimetre - he literally could not work his frame into a better position when he hits the line.
Once he's in that position he's powerful enough to shake off would-be tacklers, breaking the line or offloading. Once he's through, he's fast enough to burn defenders and can link with others around him in traffic.
He's a one man wrecking crew, and to deny him that must be sour grapes. He was immense v Nudgee.
My tips for the weekend
Toowoomba at Terrace
Too good, looking forward to Lucas v Stewart.
Nudgee at Southport
(Game of the Round)
Nudgee have had some success down the coast in recent years, and last time was an absolute thriller. With their season on the line I expect Nudgee to throw everything they have at Southport, but the beach boys will have down their homework. I can guarantee they've spent hours pouring over last weeks tape. They'll come out on top in a close one.
Ipswich at State High
Toss of a coin game here. I think Ipswich have the right players to get them over the line.
Churchie at BBC
(I'll be watching online)
Will BBC step up, or fold?
My money's is on the latter, by three tries.
Su'a and Croft to score a try apiece