We still have a premiership to win this year. I don't think we can win it with Kenny there as he currently is and I don't know how high his ceiling is. We can poach that hooker from the English hooker from the Super League Joey is always going on about or something in the future. But it's crazy to let go Api. Gun hookers are almost as scarce as gun halfbacks these days. It's nuts to let him go for the most easily replaceable position in the NRL. Literally anyone who can defend well, enthusiastically and get a quick play the ball running at a half is fine. That's dozens of second rowers here and Super League compared to like 5 great hookers in the world.We are losing him anyway and the Tigers have nothing else to offer.
To replace what To'o does on those tough carries to some degree we need someone strong. Storm did a number on To'o in the 2020 gf and without him Edwards was getting crunched and turned onto his back.Christian will not be getting picked over Staines, he'd have to improve 1000 percent from when he was last fit.
@Girds89 It seems pretty clear Angus will get Cordener's money as the future captain/forward leader. I don't think him accepting an offer from anyone else is realistic as long as the Roosters have the money to give a senior player tier contract which they will with Cordener their highest paid forward gone.
The best realistic option I can see is still Tariq. It baffles me people think forwards need variation in their game. Everyone knows what Tariq is going to do but luck to any half comfortably stopping someone that big, that big quick running fired up. When he's on he's quality, was one NSW's best forward last year. The best type of body guard you can get in a half as well.