So the one club Pezet would never actually play for must be us right? He looks like a solid first grader already.
Yeah I don’t think he’d ever come back.
And honestly I don’t think the club needs to desperately go to him on hands and knees now anyway. No need for a saviour. Assuming KP comes back, we have what looks like a good spine with every player locked up till at least the end of 2025. Only Miller will be over 30 by that time, but as a late age debutant it’s a relatively young 30 with not that many miles on the clock. Let’s see what they can do if given time to build continuity.
Parr has bought us what his predecessors have failed to - time, and license to be patient.
The right prospects for us right now are ones who have a bit of versatility in the short term (eg Pryce, who has the stature to play in the centres or as a bench lock if that turns out to be the best way to bring him into the NRL, is a great fit) and/or are high character kids who are willing to accept and trust that they’ll need to do a solid NSW Cup apprenticeship with us and maybe not get an extended chance in first grade until they’re 22-24 (if Ryan Rivett, who shows obvious potential but I reckon will need a couple pre-seasons at least due to his slight frame, is willing to do that - then he’s perfect for us right atm).
I know the latter type of prospect isn’t as sexy as Pezet or Isaiya Katoa, but heaps of them go on to have great careers, and I would argue benefit from not being thrown into the deep end before they really understand their own games. Maloney. Hynes. Hughes. Luai. Now Braydon Trindall is starting to look like he’s going to be quite a good first grade half (so it’s not just Melbourne and Penrith who can produce these guys lol).