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2022 Squad: Gains, Losses & Re-signings.

Dragonslayer

First Grade
Messages
7,295
let's take stock of our current signed players and I will add Suli also:

FB's - 1
Sloan

Wing - 4
Ramsey (I don't rate him as a fb, although some may)
Ravalawa
Mat F
Max F

Centres - 2
Lomax
Suli *

Halves - 3
Hunt
Bud
Amone

Hooker - 1
Macca

Edge Forwards - 3
Bird
Sua
Burns

Props - 7
Lawrie
Alvaro
Kerr
Maguire
Faamasili
Molo
Burgess

Utility Backs - 1
Mbye

Utility Forwards - 3
Sims
Ford
Fuimaono

Total = 25

Interest for me are players 1 - 26 and then players 27 - 30.
I would say that Sloan and Amone will fill positions 27 & 28 and I'm not sure about how Burgess's contract is classified given it's incentive based where he could exceed the max requirement for players 27 - 30.
note: players 27 - 30 are not DS players.

so, by my calculation, we have:
23 players (from 1 - 26) leaving 3 spots ie: we are looking at players who are above average, hence we have been linked to players such as Niukore, Kikau and even now Munster. Personally, I wouldn't be chasing these 3, however, if the likes of Harry Grant came available, i'd be all over that. I think we are in a better position money-wise than a few other clubs who may have a vacant spot.
2 players (from 27 - 30) leaving 2 spots ie mostly up-and-coming players on minimum contracts (above DS contracts), probably why we were looking at Freddie Lussick in this range).

Another point here is we are in no hurry to sign anyone and can afford to wait especially for players 29 & 30. However, I think we are pretty active in the market for players 24, 25 & 26.

The Development Squad is another thing altogether, with 6 players maximum. At present we have 3 signed in Coric, who is a prop/lock, Sherab, who is an edge forward and O'Ofou, who can play edge as well.
So, 3 spots available for some youngsters.
Connor Muhleisen is an interesting one. He could be signed to the DS or could he go directly and fill spot 29. He's certainly a talented young hooker, and if we were looking at Lussick, why not just go with young Connor?
The players contracted to the DS, become eligible for 1st grade after round 10 (I believe).

That's the tale of the tape so to speak. Apologies if there are any incorrect info.
 

OneEyedDragon

Juniors
Messages
720
let's take stock of our current signed players and I will add Suli also:

FB's - 1
Sloan

Wing - 4
Ramsey (I don't rate him as a fb, although some may)
Ravalawa
Mat F
Max F

Centres - 2
Lomax
Suli *

Halves - 3
Hunt
Bud
Amone

Hooker - 1
Macca

Edge Forwards - 3
Bird
Sua
Burns

Props - 7
Lawrie
Alvaro
Kerr
Maguire
Faamasili
Molo
Burgess

Utility Backs - 1
Mbye

Utility Forwards - 3
Sims
Ford
Fuimaono

Total = 25

Interest for me are players 1 - 26 and then players 27 - 30.
I would say that Sloan and Amone will fill positions 27 & 28 and I'm not sure about how Burgess's contract is classified given it's incentive based where he could exceed the max requirement for players 27 - 30.
note: players 27 - 30 are not DS players.

so, by my calculation, we have:
23 players (from 1 - 26) leaving 3 spots ie: we are looking at players who are above average, hence we have been linked to players such as Niukore, Kikau and even now Munster. Personally, I wouldn't be chasing these 3, however, if the likes of Harry Grant came available, i'd be all over that. I think we are in a better position money-wise than a few other clubs who may have a vacant spot.
2 players (from 27 - 30) leaving 2 spots ie mostly up-and-coming players on minimum contracts (above DS contracts), probably why we were looking at Freddie Lussick in this range).

Another point here is we are in no hurry to sign anyone and can afford to wait especially for players 29 & 30. However, I think we are pretty active in the market for players 24, 25 & 26.

The Development Squad is another thing altogether, with 6 players maximum. At present we have 3 signed in Coric, who is a prop/lock, Sherab, who is an edge forward and O'Ofou, who can play edge as well.
So, 3 spots available for some youngsters.
Connor Muhleisen is an interesting one. He could be signed to the DS or could he go directly and fill spot 29. He's certainly a talented young hooker, and if we were looking at Lussick, why not just go with young Connor?
The players contracted to the DS, become eligible for 1st grade after round 10 (I believe).

That's the tale of the tape so to speak. Apologies if there are any incorrect info.
I think JDB deserves a mention. 😁
 

Como Connection

First Grade
Messages
5,366
let's take stock of our current signed players and I will add Suli also:

FB's - 1
Sloan

Wing - 4
Ramsey (I don't rate him as a fb, although some may)
Ravalawa
Mat F
Max F

Centres - 2
Lomax
Suli *

Halves - 3
Hunt
Bud
Amone

Hooker - 1
Macca

Edge Forwards - 3
Bird
Sua
Burns

Props - 7
Lawrie
Alvaro
Kerr
Maguire
Faamasili
Molo
Burgess

Utility Backs - 1
Mbye

Utility Forwards - 3
Sims
Ford
Fuimaono

Total = 25

Interest for me are players 1 - 26 and then players 27 - 30.
I would say that Sloan and Amone will fill positions 27 & 28 and I'm not sure about how Burgess's contract is classified given it's incentive based where he could exceed the max requirement for players 27 - 30.
note: players 27 - 30 are not DS players.

so, by my calculation, we have:
23 players (from 1 - 26) leaving 3 spots ie: we are looking at players who are above average, hence we have been linked to players such as Niukore, Kikau and even now Munster. Personally, I wouldn't be chasing these 3, however, if the likes of Harry Grant came available, i'd be all over that. I think we are in a better position money-wise than a few other clubs who may have a vacant spot.
2 players (from 27 - 30) leaving 2 spots ie mostly up-and-coming players on minimum contracts (above DS contracts), probably why we were looking at Freddie Lussick in this range).

Another point here is we are in no hurry to sign anyone and can afford to wait especially for players 29 & 30. However, I think we are pretty active in the market for players 24, 25 & 26.

The Development Squad is another thing altogether, with 6 players maximum. At present we have 3 signed in Coric, who is a prop/lock, Sherab, who is an edge forward and O'Ofou, who can play edge as well.
So, 3 spots available for some youngsters.
Connor Muhleisen is an interesting one. He could be signed to the DS or could he go directly and fill spot 29. He's certainly a talented young hooker, and if we were looking at Lussick, why not just go with young Connor?
The players contracted to the DS, become eligible for 1st grade after round 10 (I believe).

That's the tale of the tape so to speak. Apologies if there are any incorrect info.
Very informative, many thanks.
CC
 

SEAT 1A

Bench
Messages
2,518
"Cocaine is a hell of a drug".

I don't have the answers however, it's not a good look for the NRL.

What can be done?

The NZ bloke got asked to move on by the cops and got arrested. Was he wearing a sign "buying or selling".
 

Dragonslayer

First Grade
Messages
7,295
let's take stock of our current signed players and I will add Suli also:

FB's - 1
Sloan

Wing - 4
Ramsey (I don't rate him as a fb, although some may)
Ravalawa
Mat F
Max F

Centres - 2
Lomax
Suli *

Halves - 3
Hunt
Bud
Amone

Hooker - 1
Macca

Edge Forwards - 3
Bird
Sua
Burns

Props - 7
Lawrie
Alvaro
Kerr
Maguire
Faamasili
Molo
Burgess
Utility Backs - 1
Mbye

Utility Forwards - 3
Sims
Ford
Fuimaono

Total = 25

Interest for me are players 1 - 26 and then players 27 - 30.
I would say that Sloan and Amone will fill positions 27 & 28 and I'm not sure about how Burgess's contract is classified given it's incentive based where he could exceed the max requirement for players 27 - 30.
note: players 27 - 30 are not DS players.

so, by my calculation, we have:
23 players (from 1 - 26) leaving 3 spots ie: we are looking at players who are above average, hence we have been linked to players such as Niukore, Kikau and even now Munster. Personally, I wouldn't be chasing these 3, however, if the likes of Harry Grant came available, i'd be all over that. I think we are in a better position money-wise than a few other clubs who may have a vacant spot.
2 players (from 27 - 30) leaving 2 spots ie mostly up-and-coming players on minimum contracts (above DS contracts), probably why we were looking at Freddie Lussick in this range).

Another point here is we are in no hurry to sign anyone and can afford to wait especially for players 29 & 30. However, I think we are pretty active in the market for players 24, 25 & 26.

The Development Squad is another thing altogether, with 6 players maximum. At present we have 3 signed in Coric, who is a prop/lock, Sherab, who is an edge forward and O'Ofou, who can play edge as well.
So, 3 spots available for some youngsters.
Connor Muhleisen is an interesting one. He could be signed to the DS or could he go directly and fill spot 29. He's certainly a talented young hooker, and if we were looking at Lussick, why not just go with young Connor?
The players contracted to the DS, become eligible for 1st grade after round 10 (I believe).

That's the tale of the tape so to speak. Apologies if there are any incorrect info.

So apologies I forgot JDB.

Locks - 1
DeBelin

Total now - 26 (4 positions to fill)

Players 1 - 26 total now 24, so have vacancy of 2
Players 27 - 30 have vacancy of 2

Rest of the info I think is correct
 

BIG RIG

Juniors
Messages
648
Well So Far Our Roster for 2022 is

1. Tyrell Sloan
2. Mathew Feagai
3. Zac Lomax
4. Moses Suli *
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Junior Amone
7. Ben Hunt ( C )
8. Aaron Woods *
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Francis Molo
11. Jaydn Su’a
12. Jack Bird
13. Jack De Belin
BENCH
14. Moses Mbye
15. Josh McGuire
16. George Burgess
17. Tariq Sims
RESERVES
18. Cody Ramsey
19. Max Feagai
20. Curtis Scott *
21. Tyrell Fuimaono
22. Billy Burns
23. Jackson Ford
24. Blake Lawrie
25. Josh Kerr
26. Poasa Fa’amusili
27. Daniel Alvaro
28. Jayden Sullivan
29.
30.

* - Indicates players rumoured to be joining
 

Dragonslayer

First Grade
Messages
7,295
Well So Far Our Roster for 2022 is

1. Tyrell Sloan
2. Mathew Feagai
3. Zac Lomax
4. Moses Suli *
5. Mikaele Ravalawa
6. Junior Amone
7. Ben Hunt ( C )
8. Aaron Woods *
9. Andrew McCullough
10. Francis Molo
11. Jaydn Su’a
12. Jack Bird
13. Jack De Belin
BENCH
14. Moses Mbye
15. Josh McGuire
16. George Burgess
17. Tariq Sims
RESERVES
18. Cody Ramsey
19. Max Feagai
20. Curtis Scott *
21. Tyrell Fuimaono
22. Billy Burns
23. Jackson Ford
24. Blake Lawrie
25. Josh Kerr
26. Poasa Fa’amusili
27. Daniel Alvaro
28. Jayden Sullivan
29.
30.

* - Indicates players rumoured to be joining

Still expect a bit of movement in our squad as it currently stands.
 

Gareth67

First Grade
Messages
7,683
😡-Just when you thought the club may have turned the corner with Sua and Suli and some young up and comers like Spencer Leniu might be on the horizon, they sign old reverse gear Woods. As my dad used to say, Strike me pink.

I agree with your sentiments R&WFvR . That perhaps is my biggest disappointment also - I thought that they had finally rounded the mark with their signings.

My only conclusion is that the man is here for a season and Griffin already has a bigger name player as his target . He wants to hope that he is still around to welcome him.
 

Crush

First Grade
Messages
8,365
Front row 2022 style…OMG!
It’s embarrassing, I hate this team they’ve assembled, it’s literally a bunch of rejects.
McGuire, hasn’t he turned out to be a treat, how many games suspension so far?
Burgess will be a massive disappointment, fumble fumble.
McCulloch is old, slow, cumbersome.
Add Aaron Woods to that mess of a pack and we are in for a very frustrating year AGAIN Coffs…..
 

Coffs dragon

Bench
Messages
3,761
It’s embarrassing, I hate this team they’ve assembled, it’s literally a bunch of rejects.
McGuire, hasn’t he turned out to be a treat, how many games suspension so far?
Burgess will be a massive disappointment, fumble fumble.
McCulloch is old, slow, cumbersome.
Add Aaron Woods to that mess of a pack and we are in for a very frustrating year AGAIN Coffs…..
Crush I agree and believe we have the worst recruitment in the entire NRL. I’d rather they make 1 high quality signing than 5 cheap bargain hacks.
 

Trifili13

Juniors
Messages
357
Crush I agree and believe we have the worst recruitment in the entire NRL. I’d rather they make 1 high quality signing than 5 cheap bargain hacks.
The Tigpies hold that position by a country mile if you ask me. Tedesco, Addo-carr, Koroibiti, Papenhuyzen, Moses, Woods, Taupau, Fifita, Farah (and then came back), Marshall (then came back and left again) and I am sure I have missed a few, and they kept Brookes. If they had kept these players, guaranteed top 8 year after year, with a half decent crack at winning it.

At least we have not let that sort of talent leave, but then again we probably never had that talent in the first place.
 

Gareth67

First Grade
Messages
7,683
Crush I agree and believe we have the worst recruitment in the entire NRL. I’d rather they make 1 high quality signing than 5 cheap bargain hacks.

I am starting to wonder if the maestro is still working at the Dragons in the recruitment department , under an assumed identity ? ? 🤔

At least he will be easy to spot , he will be the one wearing a rug - apparently with a axe to grind .
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