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  1. Stake Removed

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    Preview of Sharks 2019, as we know an off season for the ages, we have named 28 players in our squad so this has to be increased to 30 by June 30th, so will be a chance for a couple of the younger guys to push through, and we also seem to release someone in the main squad before June 30th.

    Backs

    Aaron Gray – 1 game last year, not quickest player, would be backup option only, and can see the younger guys leapfrogging him.

    Bronson Xerri – The next big thing wrap is on him, would play him next to Dugan so can interchange between wing/centre, and gain knowledge

    Isaac Lumelume – One of the youngsters, can finish a try, cant see him in firsts till at least mid season

    Josh Dugan – Play next to Xerri, help him gain experience, don’t want to see him at fullback anymore, need a ball playing fullback

    Josh Morris – Big role for Josh, could be Feki’s centre partner or be helping a young winger come through, his experience will help our outside backs espically in defence

    Matt Moylan – Back a fullback his best position, unless gets injured a big season ahead

    Sione Katoa – Hopefully has improved for 2019, injury plagued 2018, and didn’t seem to have the speed we were all told, if plays outside Morris could be different.

    Sosaia Feki – Will be the only player to return in outside backs from prelim final, can finish a try but struggles under high ball, I actually see him off to England mid season, so many young outside backs ready to play

    William Kennedy – Played great for Jets at fullback, is ball player, can spot a gap, would start him on wing outside Morris to get him FG experience and if Moylan injured let him have the first crack then at fullback

    Halves

    Chad Townsend – Another year another partner for Chad, does he hold his position, could also Chad be back up hooker, plenty of FG experience

    Kyle Flanagan – Pressure a plenty, with his dad gone, could push Townsend out of halves, I don’t believe he is ready to play back up at hooker

    Shaun Johnson – Is the major signing, game changer, can spark the whole team, first time playing behind a forward pack that knows what they need to do.

    Forwards

    Aaron Woods – Played great off bench, showed how much better a player he is when not the main man, hope continues improvement

    Andrew Fifita – Key year, no Flanno this year, how does his play, last year when was captain was at best, hopefully injury free

    Ava Seumanufagai – Did little last year, last game was night standing wrong end of field, would have to be back up at best, and big chance to be the forward off loaded by 30th June

    Billy Magoulias – Hs had wraps for couple of years, played of bench for Jets last year, I cant see in firsts till mid season

    Braden Uele – one first grade game last year, when at jets looked ok, no standout, is young hopefully we see him turn it around

    Briton Nikora – Looked great at jets ran great lines as well, could find a gap, the question is can he step up in class

    Cruz Topai-Avea – Looked great in Flegg, had size on others, now he will be tested, I believe he is the smokey, that at some stage will get his chance.

    Jack Williams – going great guns till injury last season, and is ready again, is the next future SOO player at Sharks

    Jayson Bukuya – bench specialist, and will need to be at best, as backrow is having changing of guard

    Kurt Capewell – As ted kennedy you are no JFK, Capewell is no Luke Lewis, he has talent but where best to play, and is he starter or bench player, but needs longer sprigs

    Matt Prior – Need another big year by the veteran, does his job and needs to continue same vein

    Paul Gallen – last season it is minutes again reduced probably 40 -45, see how he plays under Morris

    Scott Sorensen – Back up player, is good for 2-3 games ina row but that’s it, younger guys should surpass him

    Wade Graham – out till mid season, waiting game till he returns

    Hookers

    Jayden Brailey – starting hooker, be interesting to see if he can add running and kicking game

    Blayke Brailey – looked great in Jets, seems to have bag full of talent again to be tested

    Coach

    John Morris – His first start, he knows the players, and has worked with all the lower grades, could well give younger players more opportunity, with limited salary cap, he will need his abaility to pick those ready to come up and join the first grade squad

    Starting team round 1

    1. M.Moylan

    2. W.Kennedy

    3. J.Morris

    4. B.Xerri

    5. J.Dugan

    6. C.Townsend

    7. S.Johnson

    8. A.Fifita

    9. J.Brailey

    10. M.Prior

    11. B.Nikora

    12. J.Williams

    13. P.Gallen

    14. A.Woods

    15. J.Bukuya

    16. B.Brailey

    17. K.Capewell
     
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  2. 00zyRyder

    00zyRyder Juniors

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    I like your thinking for the most part, but Kennedy on the wing? the guy's a light weight. Do you have seats in the peter burns stand? cause that's where he'll end up when he's tackled..Agree Feki needs to head over to the esl, definitely no upside there.
    Watching Johnson play the last 2 years he's a shadow of his youtube high-lights reel. But what he still has is, his great at reading the defense under pressure. For him to function successfully in our team (as we don't have much ad lib about us) in our current system, he'll have to go to our internationals, like the morris's & dugan's corner. will need & be hoping for some decemt mobile edge back rowers because there gonna get some hot potato ball when he bails..
     
  3. Griffoshark66

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    Feki starts every day of the week.
     
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  4. Differ To The Coifed

    Differ To The Coifed Juniors

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    And twice On Sunday’s.
     
  5. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    Kennedy on the wing?

    Why not Gal at fullback while your at it?
     
  6. Differ To The Coifed

    Differ To The Coifed Juniors

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    I’ve heard that gal has asked.
     
  7. snout

    snout Juniors

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    He wont get enough ball.
     
  8. chewsta

    chewsta First Grade

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    Atleast he will still have it on the fifth tackle though.
     
  9. Russell Crowe's Band

    Russell Crowe's Band Referee

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    starting team R1

    1. Moyza
    2. Feki
    3. Xerri
    4. Morris
    5. Dugan
    6. SJ
    7. Chad
    8. Fifi
    9. JayBray
    10. Prior
    11. Nikora
    12. Williams
    13. Gal

    14. Boogs
    15. Woods
    15. Capewell
    17. Lil Flan
     
  10. sharkman73

    sharkman73 Juniors

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    I'm happy for Feki to start all games on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

    He can faaaaaaaaaaark off for the other days.
     
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    txta2 Juniors

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    He came good at the end of last season. I'd have him in due to veteran status and none of these so called young guns have stood out or shown their worth since Val Holmes came through the system. That's how long it has been.
     
  12. Griffoshark66

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    Is Williams fit?
     
  13. Griffoshark66

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    Feki is the ultimate confidence player. If he passes his first genuine test in a match, he has a blinder. If he farks up...look out. Trash.
     
  14. President Trump

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    When will Paul Gallen kick a field-goal this year?
     
  15. bluefox68

    bluefox68 Juniors

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    In the GF when we’re leading 30-0 in the 79th minute vs. Manly.
     
  16. Quigs

    Quigs Referee

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    Whenever he f**king wants too.
     
  17. McLovin

    McLovin Immortal

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    If last night is anything to go by, Fifita is primed for his best season in years. Looks to have trimmed at least 15kgs
     
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  18. Card Shark

    Card Shark Referee

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    I didn’t watch too closely but I hope you’re right McLov.

    What he most needs to do though is grow up!
     
  19. Quigs

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    Wonder if he will be cited after that little incident from last night.
     
  20. Stake Removed

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    NRL have suspended him for 24 games
     

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