Best performed new recruit in 2018

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Best performed new recruit in 2018

This poll will close on Oct 5, 2017 at 2:26 PM.
  1. Packer

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Matalino

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  3. Reynolds

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. McQueen

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Benji

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  6. Tyson Gamble

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Someone else

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  8. Taane Milne

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. Mahe Fonua

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Tui Lolohea

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Tiger Woody

    Tiger Woody Juniors

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    Bit bored so wondering who is going to be the standout buy at the end of 2018.
     
  2. The Charlatan

    The Charlatan First Grade

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    Any of them could be a prize signing or a dud. Will have to see what the off season brings.
     
  3. Clifferd

    Clifferd First Grade

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    I'm gonna say Matulino will be our surprise. His work ethic even off the ball is amazing. He's pretty much the only shining light in a shit warriors outfit this year

    Packer will also be good but I don't think he's the sort of player that can turn a game on its head
     
  4. Tiger05

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    I picked Matulino but hopefully we get some surprises on the upside next year. Maybe Fonua or Milne will prove themselves as good first graders.
     
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  5. Tiger Ted

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    I reckon Reynolds will sprint out of the blocks & his high tempo game & experience will serve to b invaluable for a team with much youth & many new recruits !

    My only problem with Reynolds is we've signed him for at least 1 yr to many.4 yrs for a 28 yr old 5/8 who isn't a noted playmaker at top $ is an extremely generous contract.
     
  6. Tigerm

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    Probably right, but don't forget, our reputation was that of a basket case, we had to pay overs at the time to secure him, still not sure if we are paying more for the others as well, but it does look like we have spent well. I read IC saying that Woods is a "NO" and we have room for one more big signing, but didn't state who that might be.
     
  7. Tiger Ted

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    I don't begrudge Reynolds re the inordinate money & support IC with having to pay a premium coz of the appalling negotiating predicament he was in.At least with Reynolds we can rest assured knowing he will bleed for the club with his gritty never say die attitude.He possesses the integrity that was bereft of the oxygen thief & mercenary Blair !!!

    It's going to b interesting to c how Benji & Reynolds go together coz it will happen due to Brooks's hammy &/or inability to game manage !!
     
  8. TheDefinitionOfMadness

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    While I agree exactly with what you're saying at least you can bank on the fact he won't bludge his way through doing sweet f**k all like adam bleah did.

    He won't be our saviour but he will provide enthusiasm, dedication, and a good example. He'll probably be more valuable at training and generally being around the team.

    It's a team game so I'm hoping they stand out by gelling together as a good team.

    If I had to single out 1 player it'd be LOL's at fullback. I know he's already here but next year will almost be like a fresh start. He's grown in confidence the last month. I'm expecting a big season from him.
     
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  9. Tiger05

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    I think Reynolds is going to be a dud signing. He might go okay for a season or two but 4 seasons is way too long.

    I'm hopeful Tui is the player that kicks on the most because we are weak at fullback.
     
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    My main concern with Reynolds is the apparent calf injury that keeps springing up.

    Jesus between his calf and Brooks' hamstrings we'll be lucky if they play a dozen games together.
     
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  11. Tiger Ted

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    Looks like our prodigal son will b playing quite a bit of NRL to cover for these 2 chronically wounded halves !
     
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  12. Billythekid

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    Does Tui count? If so then him.
     
  13. Tiger Woody

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    RR,i was thinking the same thing.
    both could spend a bit of time on the sidelines.
    But we will have better backup in 2018....no Littlejohn...
    Benji could fill in and also hopefully Gamble kills it and keeps his spot.....I have a good feeling about Gamble from what ive read...Plus hes played a few games with Benji at Ipswich.
     
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  14. Crazyperpman

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    I'll go Milne. Hasn't got much of mention since signing, but a strong aggressive centre that defends well. Its been a while since we have had legitimate strike power out wide and I am looking forward to seeing It Suli and Milne rip in next year.
     
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  15. Tigerm

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    I think Packer, as it will be a real treat to see someone bending the "D" line.
     
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  16. Tiger Woody

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    I was thinking more NEW players in 2018
    Tui and Twal i didnt include
    But if you like him add him to Someone else category

    forgot about Milne and the other Fonua actually...so added them and Tui.
     
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  17. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Twal for mine
     
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  18. Tiger Ted

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    Geez this kid has been impressive.He certainly has a huge future in the NRL in front of him.Weve picked up a few good ones from our neighbours parra in Aloiai & Twal.
     
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