Rumoured and Confirmed signings - Part 4

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  1. Westernised Panther

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    I know I’ve said it before in previous posts, but I’d like to see Latu back at the club. I know he’s floundered badly at the Titans but if you think about it, he wasn’t supposed to leave in the first place (thanks Jimmy!) and perhaps his mindset wasn’t right. I think a return home will see the old Latu emerge. He was always reliable during his time here.

    Wishful thinking on my part though, as I don’t think he’s even available.
     
  2. Whino

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    If you want a cheap bench prop then Danny Fualao would be worth considering.

    A decent bench prop who would be a handy 4th or 5th prop option in someone's squad.
    He averaged about 87 metres off the bench this year - more than our props off the bench. Averaged over 90 last year.
    A good defender and I saw a bit of him this year he seems to charge into the defensive line with vigour. All he needs is to develop his off load more. Still young enough to improve.
     
  3. BxTom

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    Um, who isn't floundering at the titans?
     
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  4. John Hamblin

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    \Not sure about Latu but Peni Terepo MAY be available. He runs as hard as anyone.
     
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  5. OldPanther

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    Arrow.
     
  6. MugaB

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    Id rather Latu return could be a great influence on the younger forwards, he was one on my favourites before he left to the gold coast, and hasn't had much game time there, id also get Winterstien back to help with that also, both guys are solid additions and can also not get in the way when fish and yeo return from injury, just having those two guys will usher the younger guys in like MG did with Puletua back in 2000s
     
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  7. John Hamblin

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    Sorry I don,t agree Frank Winterstein has always been average he is playing in France and 32 . I would much rather blood players like Shawn Blore who could develop into a seriously good Rep Player. I watched him in Reggies when he as only 18 he is our future, Don't block junior pathways with journeymen,
     
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  8. Coastal

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    Not get in the way of returning injured players?. I'd be hoping whoever is playing, is playing good enough to make it near impossible to come straight back in.
     
  9. franklin2323

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    Sometimes it is needed. Can rotate Blore with Burns/Martin etc.

    Take Round 1. A rookie 5/8th defending next to Naden (bad defender and Martin/Burns/Blore).

    It will be a blood bath the rookies trying to workout if Teddy/Latrell/Keary are running, passing or kicking.

    That is a journeyman is handy. Just because they start the year doesn't mean they will end up there
     
  10. Coastal

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    If Winterstein was anything more than a plodder he would still be with the club.
     
  11. franklin2323

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    He served a purpose as did Grant. Still need guys to fill that role short term then re-assess again
     
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  12. Buzzard Breath

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    Exactly.
    Sometimes you need players that come and play half a dozen or a dozen games throughout the year.
    Injuries, suspensions, rotations or till the nippers are ready.
     
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  13. The yak

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    I like Latu but he has done very little for the past 3 seasons.
    2016 was his last good year.
    He has regressed badly.
     
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  14. herbert henry1908

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    Raiders are trying to sign Curtis Scott. Apparently met with them this week.

    This is why you don’t just sit back and see what happens, you potentially miss quality signings.
     
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  15. Aliceinwonderland

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    How do you know that the club is sitting back (with the implication of doing nothing) Do you either work for the club in that area, or are privy to inside information from within the club ?
     
  16. Panther Mick

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    That is interesting on 2 fronts. The Storm possibly losing both first choice centres and maybe the Raiders moving BJ on early ?
     
  17. Coastal

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    I can agree with Grant, if not for the bad injury he would probably still be a part of their plans, obviously Winterstein wasn't.
     
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  18. herbert henry1908

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    I wasn’t suggesting they are. My point was to those in here.
     
  19. Aliceinwonderland

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    I don't understand your last comment. Sorry.
     
  20. Coastal

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    that seems to be a contradiction to your original comment, but I suppose you know what you mean.
     

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