He's our most experienced 14.
I'll bet he is our 14 but instead of just playing 5 mins a game, he will sub Hodgson and play longer minutes.
If he's interchanging with Hodgson he'll be playing more than 10 min a game.
Everyone keeps on talking about hands/Yates, but both are 23 or so and neither have an NRL contract for next year or ever (top 30 or development).Potential utilities. Hands, Yates, Asi and Rein . JA needs to run the reggies to deveop his game.
Yes. We punted Mahoney so JA could get a better role. The Dogs didn't offer Mahoney a metric f**k tonne of money that we weren't prepared to match. I must have dreamt about that bit...so he was on the bench in 22 to cover the halves? He (ja) didn’t get an enough game time so we punt our 80 minute hooker (or close to it) for an aging one, just so we give the coaches son more game time?
gee it’s all falling into place now. I can’t wait for 2024 where he’ll either be a starting half or hooker.
Yes. We punted Mahoney so JA could get a better role. The Dogs didn't offer Mahoney a metric f**k tonne of money that we weren't prepared to match. I must have dreamt about that bit...
I'm not trying to justify JA's inclusion in the 17. Just stated what I think will happen.I don’t think there would have been a great amount of $$$ offered between us and the dogs tbh.
I just think people trying to justify ja’s inclusion in the 17 is a little bizarre. Or maybe what you did dream about, is that in 2022 ja looked good in grade when he filled in or got on the field.
I'm not trying to justify JA's inclusion in the 17. Just stated what I think will happen.
Who you or I would pick is irrelevant.
We got Dunster. Saw him recently and he looks to have put on a lot of size since his injury. I think he'll get the first run on the wing over Waqa.And a better wing option than Waqa - someone who isn't a risk under high kicks, and is strong enough to make some yardage on the early tackles.
Nah. Even Rabs Warren eventually stopped saying shit like “Andrew Fifita standing at FIVE-EIGHTH!!!”I didn’t? And I can’t tell if ur serious. Scrums usually see a shift.
Sometimes. It depends where on the field. Closer to the opposition line they like to get to the middle as often as possible, including on first tackle.Penalties are usually taken by either the centre or edge forward.
Yep, very good young player, good potential. WouId be perfect gets a 1-2 years behind Hodgson before get the starting spot. Big for a hooker, and QLD ones go ok with us. Only 21.Hooker right ?
Yeah. I don’t really like JA either mate, but what are you going to do about, start a petition?12 months ago people here stated the decks were cleared for ja to be promoted or get more of a chance. Those people got laughed at.
people here justified ja’s inclusion in the 17 by saying, “he’s cover for our halves”, “it makes sense”, “Moses was concussed” or “Moses is held together by tape”. Now we don’t have rheed, but an older hooker, now the consensus is he’ll be cover for hooker.
funny how he’s the only ‘half’ signed up for 2024