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Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by John moz, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Frank Facer

    Frank Facer Juniors

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    Lomax won NSW under 18 player of the year. That makes me think that he is our best option next year. I remember many very good young outside backs making their debuts and playing very well at 18 years of age, names such as

    Laurie Daley
    Tim Brasher
    Brett Rodwell
    Brad Makay
    Terry Hill
    Brad Fitter
    Andrew Ettingshausen

    Are all names that I can remember from the late 80's

    Cotric
    Inglis

    Are 2 that come to mind in recent times. I am sure that there would be many more to add to that list too.

    I am of the belief that if they are good enough, they are old enough. Lomax, has a decent build on him and I think he will handle first grade next year.
     
  2. Alec's-saints

    Alec's-saints Juniors

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    whats everyone think about this?
     

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  3. Frank Facer

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    I think Licha could be a could buy. If he can continue the form that he was in, in the last few weeks of the comp, he could become our first choice hooker.

    As for Latimore and Stockwell, I would pass on both of them. I think Latimore was soft, when he played for us years ago, while Stockwell had big wraps on him in our lower grades, but failed to go on with it. He looked to be too light framed for a prop.
     
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  4. Alec's-saints

    Alec's-saints Juniors

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    depth signing thats about it
     
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  5. TomRedVRiver

    TomRedVRiver Juniors

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    We've got a fair few forwards leaving us next year so I'd say Stockwell and Latimore are NSW Cup signings. They're a whole lot better than Masoe and Matthews anyway.

    As for Lichaa, I actually like it.
     
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  6. dragonssamy61

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    100% correct tom
     
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  7. Dorothy the Winowhore

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    Was mentioned during the broadcast last Friday night that Latrell Mitchell is still only 19 years old. Pretty sure a 1st grade wing spot for Lomax next year would be more beneficial than detrimental for him.
     
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  8. blacksafake

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    You can add Latrell Mitchell to that list too & i think he's NSW eligible.
     
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  9. Saints Forever

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    Lomax has size, great foot work and speed.

    His progress should be accelerated to compete with Garrick and Herbert for a centre or wing position in 2018/2019.
     
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  10. Tez

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    And a goal kicker as well. He's still only 17 so maybe best to progress through NSW Premiership and have stints in 1st grade later in the season.
     
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  11. Drakon

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    LICHAA TO MEET WITH CANTERBURY OFFICIALS THIS WEEK
    MATT LOGUE, The Daily Telegraph
    September 13, 2017 12:24pm
    JUST a fortnight after being officially farewelled by Canterbury, Michael Lichaa is now determined to continue his career in the blue and white.

    Lichaa’s manager will meet with Canterbury officials this week to discuss the prospect of the hooker remaining at Belmore next season.

    The off-contract hooker has fielded interest from two rival Sydney clubs, including St George Illawarra.

    Lichaa was called on stage after the final game of the season and farewelled by the Bulldogs.

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    Michael Lichaa in action against the Dragons. Picture: Brett Costello
    But after rediscovering his natural running game during Canterbury’s three-game winning streak to finish the regular season, Lichaa now says he wants to stay.

    “To be at the Bulldogs is 100 per cent the first option for me,” Lichaa told The Telegraph.

    “It would be awesome, because I’ve really enjoyed the last couple of weeks playing my natural running game.

    “My manager will meet with them (Canterbury) next week and hopefully he can get something sorted.”

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    Michael Lichaa wants to remain a Bulldog in 2018. Picture: Gregg Porteous
    As much as Lichaa would like to remain at Canterbury, he also knows the final decision is out of his control.

    The Bulldogs must shed players to be salary cap compliant for next season. Skipper James Graham has provided some relief after joining St George Illawarra on a three-year deal, but the club may have to release more players.

    Lichaa knows he could be in the firing line, but remains hopeful his manager Sam Ayoub can work out a deal for him to remain at the Bulldogs.

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    Michael Lichaa scores the winning try against the Dragons in the last round of the season.
    Des Hasler could also be sacked in the coming weeks, opening the door for a new coach at Canterbury.

    Lichaa, though, is focused on securing his future at the Bulldogs.


    “It will come down to them,” he said.

    “Obviously we are in a situation with the salary cap, so I don’t know the situation and how it will pan out.

    “It’s a bit of a waiting game at the moment.”

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...k/news-story/b9aefad5c08419393db845b6fb697c22
     
  12. Frank Facer

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    I would have Mitchell as a possible centre or winger for NSW next year.
     
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    I hope he stays at the Dogs the Dragons don't need him.

    He would only get in the way of Robson's development and I consider Robson a better player anyway.
     
  14. Como Connection

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    Agree
    Agree 100%
    CC
     
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  15. Saints111

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    Licha will not come to the dragons
     
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    Absolutely,especially if they want to win. If Fittler is coach i reckon he'll pick him unlike Daley who is safety first ala McGregor.What a player.
     
  17. Saints111

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  18. Saints Forever

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    Whether we get Koribete or not, I am excited just because this means they have identified that we need a new winger
     
  20. Dragon Revival

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    Graham is not worth $600,000 per season at 32-34 years of age as a player only but I guess we are paying a bit extra for his leadership and mongrel. We had better get our act together in 2018 especially our attack and wing defence and bolstering of our bench forwards which has been below par in 2017. Ah Mau, Sims and Host are up to it but not Leilua, Lawrie snd Sele who do not set the house on fire
    due to lack of consistency. Perhaps Kerr should be given a go as he has a Paul Vaughan and Elton Rasmussen look about him and seems to have their speed.
     

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