Last 3 spots

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  1. the beavers

    the beavers Juniors

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    am i correct in thinking we now have 3 spots to fill in our top squad before June 30?
    If so who?
    I don’t know what our cap space is like or even what’s available.
    The only position I see needing real attention is a top tier centre/fullback
     
  2. Shredder

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    We dont NEED to buy anyone. We can promote and spend the cap by forward paying.

    We are going well, no question, why would you mess with that?

    Id leave it and keep cash in the bank for a serious buy next year.
     
  3. the beavers

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    We have to fill the spots
    Agree with promoting and keeping cash in the bank but I guess if we have to go shopping are there any good/ potential buys out there
     
  4. Clifferd

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    Garner is worth promoting to the top squad imo

    Can’t think of anyone else atm
     
  5. Vic Mackey

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    Agree, no one else stands outs. Plus it would make sense for it to be a center since we’ve released Suli and Milne.

    It’s all well and good to say you want someone but they need to be released from their current club. Having a look through nsw cup teams there isn’t much around. Honestly, the only center running around worth looking at would be Blake Ayshford.
     
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  6. tiger102

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    We still need a center for this year so maybe worth looking at guys like Tom Opacic,Braidon Burns, Cole Waaka and Reuben Garrick. You never know we could hit paydirt with one of these guys.
     
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  7. Tiger Ted

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    If only Chris McQueen was quick enough to play in the centres.
     
  8. Shredder

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    The cap is just calculated on our 30 most expensive players.
    We dont need to hire, OR increase salary of anyone.

    We do NEED to spend I think its 95% of the cap.

    Prepay Mats and Packer (they aint going anywhere) and save the cap space for next year.
     
  9. Tigerm

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    What about Lawrence back to centre, McQueen to SR?
     
  10. Tiger05

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    No to moving Lawrence. He has been killing it all season. Leave him where he is.
     
  11. benched tiger

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    Yes Rowdy’s days as a centre are over.
     
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    We don't need a winger but Taqele Naiyaravoro would look in in Tigers colours again.
     
  14. super_coach

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    Badly need a quality no1, but don't see any who are likely to be available for a mid season transfer. Like other have said, if we need 30 players on NRL contracts, than you just upgrade contracts from your feeder team. Give them a 12month contract on a basic NRL salary. It will be more than they get now and give them some incentive to impress. Of course if a class player was out of favour at another club it would be worth a shot but only if he was a 100% walk up start into the top grade
     
  15. The Charlatan

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    We do need a centre or two. Fullback I am not too concerned as Thompson is very capable back there. A great runner, a better defender and marshalls the line better IMO. I don't know what the answer is with Tui, I wonder if he lost a bit of jelly would he be quick enough to play in the centres.

    Also read somewhere Sironen is still on our books this year so can also be counted under our 30.
     
  16. Shredder

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    I wouldnt mind running Tui at Centre TBH. Hes played there before and has to be in the team somewhere for his goal kicking. His defence is acceptable and his slightly bigger frame works better in the D-line rather than behind it.
     
  17. The Charlatan

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    Yeah he'll need reasonable lateral movement in the line though.
     
  18. the beavers

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    Read a few places we are talking to Oliver Gildard from Wigan.- centre
    Unsure if it’s for this season
    Any one seen him play?
     

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