Breakout year?

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  1. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Think they’ll have a wheelie good year.
    Sorry.
    Their grand final will be at Bathurst....... sorry.
    I’d better motor along.
    Sorry.
     
  2. muzby

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    That’s terrible
     
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  3. avocado

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    Luc.
     
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    Jack de belin to break out of jail.
     
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  5. Frank Facer

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    I predict Lomax to have a breakout year. Ford and Saab are the only other 2 who I think could have breakout seasons. whether they will or not is another story.
     
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    Whoever is coming off contract normally have breakout years.
    But I will be bias and say Lomax
    I like the potential of Saab & Jayden Sullivan to have strong years if stay injury free
     
  7. SaintPauli

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    Sailor if we sign hiim?
     
  8. nontime111

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    Sailor, Dufty ( yes the DUFF will be BACK! to the extent by the end of the season well be calling him DUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON!) ) , Ford, Lomax, Saab, Kerr, Lawrie, Ravi, Pearson, Clune, Blacker
     
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    Luciona will have a break out year at the Tigers.
    Reece Robson to also have a breakout year at the Cows.
    I think Marsters will have a breakout year at the Bunnies.
    Garrick to have a breakout year for the Sea Eagles and go so well finish leading try scorer, leading point scorer and represent Australia, surely that couldn’t happen for a no good reserve grader.
     
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    Ford & Rav to have excellent 2020.
     
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  11. SBD82

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    Who was the last player that we had who had a genuine breakout year, and didn’t just graduate to being a solid NRL player?

    JDB? Anyone later than him?
     
  12. muzby

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    Tyson?

    Maybe Vaughan a couple of years back..

    Mick Ennis? I know he was going okay at souffs but once he came here he was in line for Origin contention..
     
  13. possm

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    I agree, Ford, Saab, Ravalawa, Lomax and Kerr could all have a breakout season however, their needs to be significant changes made:
    Lomax to fullback
    Ravalawa to right centre
    Saab to retain his left wing spot
    Ford to left centre
    Pereira or Pearson to right wing
    Norman at five-eighth with Dufty and Sailor as backup
    Hunt at halfback with Norman and Sailor as backup


    Kerr and Vaughan as the starting props
    McInnes and Luke in hooker rotation
    Sims and Frizell as starting second rowers
    De Belin as lock or recruit Fifita from the Broncos and move Frizell to lock


    To me, the above run on 13 is well balanced and has the potential to improve on last seasons effort. There are plenty of options for the bench and I went for the following:

    Graham if he is forced to medically retire, recruit Arrow
    K Sims
    Lawrie
    Luke


    I hope Blacker steps up in 2020 and would like to think we have enough cap left to replace Leilua with a good first grade second rower. In my opinion Leilua is a big loss.
     
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    Ha. Ennis. I almost forget that he played for us after seeing him wear so many other jerseys over the years.

    Edit. Woooooooosh

    I think It’s Vaughan. I’d forgotten about him.
     
  15. muzby

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    Mick Ennis = McInness..
     
  16. SBD82

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    Yep. I just got that. Haha. Oops.
     
  17. possm

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    So what does this say about our pathways/recruiting/retention department?
     
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    Nothing yet. None of that stuff EHD quoted has happened yet.
    Garrick play for Australia. Ha...see how he goes in his 2nd year first. Not even close IMO and he had his breakout year in 2019.
     
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    Michael O'CONNOR & he then left to go to Manly and win a few premierships plus be a permanent representative player.
    We certainly have history in rooted retention!
     
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    You mentioned him!
     
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