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2020 Top 30

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  1. Panther Mick

    Panther Mick Juniors

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    I thought it would be a good idea to keep an eye on how our squad will be filled in the coming months.
    There is still plenty of time over the coming months to sign players and promote from within but this is the current top 30 for next year. 24 positions have to be filed by November 1. 29 by round 1 next year.

    At this stage I have included players that are rumoured to be leaving and when that is official I will update the list.

    1. Caleb Aekins
    2. Nathan Cleary
    3. Dylan Edwards
    4. Wayde Egan
    5. Kaide Ellis
    6. JFH
    7. Mitch Kenny
    8. Viliame Kikau
    9. Spencer Leniu
    10. Moses Leota
    11. Jerome Luai
    12. Josh Mansour
    13. Liam Martin
    14. Tyrone May
    15. Brent Naden
    16. James Tamou
    17. Brian To'o
    18. MWZ
    19. Isaah Yeo
    20. Api Koroisau
    21. Dean Whare
    22. Jack Hetherington
    23. Jed Cartwright
    24. Stephen Crichton
    25. Matt Burton
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    30.

    I think its fair to assume Burns, Crichton Shawn Blore and Burton will be promoted to the top squad next year. Daine Laurie might be too but for now I have left him off.

    Possible rookies that might get promoted: Daine Laurie, Staines, S Blore, Burns,

    According to Zero tackle the following are off contract.
    Tyrell Fuimaono, Nick Lui-Toso, Paea Pua, Hame Sele, Frank Winterstein.


    NRL.com a few months ago stated Lui-Toso had a mutual option for next season while Sele and Fuimaono had club options.
    For the moment I have left them off the top 30 list until it becomes clearer.

    Gains: Api Koroisau.

    Losses: Maloney, DWZ, Blake.RCG, Katoa,

    Some players can play more than 1 position but for now the first preferred positions are.

    FB: Edwards, Aekins
    Wing: To'o Mansour, MWZ
    Centres: Whare, Naden Crichton
    Halves Cleary, Luai, Burton, May
    Front row and Locks: Tamou, JFH, Leota, Leniu, Hetherington, Ellis
    2nd rowers: Kikau, Martin, Yeo, Jed Cartwright
    Hookers: Korosiau, Kenny, Egan
     
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  2. OldPanther

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    If we have the $$ I'd add Mcinnes. Good hooker wasted in a bad team.
     
  3. Buzzard Breath

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    Depends on departures but.
    Likley take out Hetherington, RCG and maybe Whare.
    Jed likely stays and maybe 2 or 3 rookies in the off season impress to add to the top 30.
    Will probably mean 4-5 players to buy elsewhere?
     
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    Ellis too won't be here
     
  5. herbert henry1908

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    MWZ I’d be trying to cut loose
     
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    Do you know where he is going?
     
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    Tigers or Newcastle
     
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    Shawn Blore too will be fulltime. Another centre. Half/hooker and done
     
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    Krystal mentioned in her injury spot last week that Jed would be back for the pre-season. Maybe let the cat out of the bag. I hope they don't give up on him yet.
     
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    Those sort of players it is usually the player wanting out to play FG
     
  11. OldPanther

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    She talked about Blake as if he was a Panther up until he left. She'd be under orders.
     
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    I was told 2 weeks ago there was a deal for Jed and he would likely re-sign soon.
    I hope his lastest injury doesn't change that.
     
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    Shaun blore will definitely be in the top 30 next yr lui toso has been here for yrs now never had a go he looks gone.Mcgrady looks a talent but 2 reconstructions to his knee has him in doubt for top 30 next yr.With laurie and staines coming through id let go of aekins so to malakai i would much rather see fitzgibbon get a go as a winger.
     
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    Shawn Blore added to the list.

    Any more that could push up that i have missed? I have Daine Laurie on the maybe list.
     
  15. herbert henry1908

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    Staines would be a maybe. Already playing reserves so he has to be close.
     
  16. Panther Mick

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    I considered him but didn't know if they put both Lauire and Staines in the top 30 next year.
    Maybe Staines could be a development player next year?
     
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    Staines I think will be promoted. One more of the outside backs, would've been McGrady but he just done the acl again so maybe not.
     
  18. herbert henry1908

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    Yeah could be, but they could also use Staines as a winger.

    Staines might have the leg up with Laurie’s injury too.
     
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    Probably Matheson Johns, especially if we don’t sign a centre.
     
  20. herbert henry1908

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    The players most in danger of being moved on that are already on the list are probably

    RCG
    Whare
    Aekins
    MWZ
    Hetherington
    Ellis
     

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