Sorry Possm but there’s no way D Fifita will be coming to our club.If we stick to the golden rule of 'like for like or better' when recruiting we won't go wrong. Of course, there is always an opportunity for bringing in players with potential but that class of player should be reserved for our young gun juniors who have proved themselves in Canterbury Cup e.g. Lomax, Saab and Blacker.
So right now we need to replace two marque forwards and a marque fullback, so:
I believe with a new top grade coach, we will only need 3 outside recruits for season 2021. We can use our current crop of young guns to fill all other vacancies. My top 17 for 2021 would be:
- Frizell replaced by D Fifita
- Graham replaced by JDB or a marquee prop
- Dufty replaced by a marquee fullback
1. New marquee fullback
3. Z Lomax
8. JDB or New marquee prop
11. T Sims
12. D Fifita
Graham, Frizell, Lafai, Aitken, K Sims, Sailor. We may lose a few more.
3. Ravalawa - let's train him up to be a centre
6. Dufty - played in the halves in his junior days
7. Norman - can help Dufty develop
12. H Lomax
14. Young prop
15. Young prop
16. Young backrower
As for a Marquee fullback there are only 3 or 4 of them & they’re all tied up so there’s no chance of one of them coming also. Not that any of them would.