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Rumoured & Confirmed Signings - Part 5

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I’m very puzzled by this strategy surrounding hooker, it’s such an important position. I think we could’ve easily snared Mahoney, now it looks like we’re also letting Api walk. Unfortunately I can see the team taking a step back into the pack in 2023. I’m confident we still have a very good shot next year, though.
 

Aliceinwonderland

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I’m very puzzled by this strategy surrounding hooker, it’s such an important position. I think we could’ve easily snared Mahoney, now it looks like we’re also letting Api walk. Unfortunately I can see the team taking a step back into the pack in 2023. I’m confident we still have a very good shot next year, though.





Does his vaccination status (or lack of) have anything to do with it ?
 

DinkyDi

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I wonder though if Api will get vaccinated. Cause for Penrith that is the bottom line. Without vaccination Api is bascially useless to Penrith, not being able to play outside the state.

Not at all surprised at W/T throwing the cheque book at Api. I doubt whether his vaccination status would be of huge concern to them.

I continue to think maybe Sean O'sullivan could be given a try at 9. If he has a reasonable pass on him, could be a good cheap option.
Of course he would.
 

hindy111

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I’m with Hindy; I think Rheed is a gun.

Cook no longer the player he was and Grant is best suited as a bench player at this stage of his career.

I don't think there is many great hooker going around currently. Cooks,Korisau are standouts but getting on in age. Grant a gun also but has weaknesses.

Are any close to the class of Farrah in his prime thou? I reckon Segyaroo in his prime would now be the no 1 hooker just about.

Currently not many good hooker and I don't think there is a lot between the best and worse bar the fact some are getting to play behind good forward packs and making their life easier.
 

Kilkenny

Coach
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If Api can secure a three year deal on $600 k a season fair play to him. He’s at the back end of his career, no Cameron Smith, good luck to him. I say move on, he’s not worth $600k a season for three years at his age.
 

DinkyDi

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If Api can secure a three year deal on $600 k a season fair play to him. He’s at the back end of his career, no Cameron Smith, good luck to him. I say move on, he’s not worth $600k a season for three years at his age.
Apart from Mitch Kenny, who would his replacement be?
 
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If Api can secure a three year deal on $600 k a season fair play to him. He’s at the back end of his career, no Cameron Smith, good luck to him. I say move on, he’s not worth $600k a season for three years at his age.

All well and good, but what’s the replacement strategy? You need a good number 9.

The recruitment and retentio strategy for 2023 doesn’t look great so far, we’re in a premiership window, that needs to be maximised.
 

hindy111

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Look at the production line, and get back to me.

Unsure how true this is but I heard the eels have been working very hard to create a larger junior base and as of now are larger then Penrith.

I am interested to see who plays more games for NSW Critchton or Penisini. The Penis looks a gem
 

DinkyDi

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Unsure how true this is but I heard the eels have been working very hard to create a larger junior base and as of now are larger then Penrith.

I am interested to see who plays more games for NSW Critchton or Penisini. The Penis looks a gem
Copying the blue print from Penrith? I love it.
 

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