“He has an awesome kicking recreation, we noticed that in opposition to the Dragons the place he truly gained us that recreation simply by his kicking.
“He covers all of the bases when it comes to what a top quality half wants, I suppose it’s simply as much as him ensuring he nonetheless needs it. I believe he will need to have finished a bit of coaching within the off season … he’s in good nick.
“Taking a look at him at coaching he undoubtedly nonetheless has that in him and the drive. We speak about his greatest years are gone, however I nonetheless imagine his greatest years are nonetheless forward of him.”
Whereas hopeful of seeing the Milford of previous return, Nikorima will wage a head-to-head battle with him within the hopes of claiming the No.6 jumper as his personal.
For thus lengthy used as a utility, the previous New Zealand worldwide shone when given the possibility to play five-eighth.
Nikorima, who confirmed he had begun extension talks within the hopes of remaining in Dolphins’ colors, will even be challenged by rookie Isaiya Katoa and halfback Sean O’Sullivan.
“Hopefully I will be right here long-term. I grew up in Bracken Ridge not too removed from right here, so ideally I’d love to remain, however clearly, I’ve acquired a household that I’ve to look out for too,” Nikorima stated.
“I’ll hopefully construct on the again of what I did final yr, which was five-eighth. That’s the place I wish to play, however I perceive there’s going to be accidents all year long and what not.
“Clearly, I’ve acquired that utility tag subsequent to my identify, however I’ll be going into subsequent season wanting that six jersey, and I’ll be competing with Milf and Izzy.
“I wouldn’t say [I’ve earned the right to start], you possibly can’t relaxation on what you’ve finished. Yearly is a brand new yr, gamers get higher, and a few gamers go backwards.
“I’ve nonetheless acquired areas of my recreation I wish to enhance, and I do know if I do enhance in these areas I’ll be a a lot better participant and full participant.”
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