From the rumours that are thrown around, I reckon we are trying to get a centre/winger but we can't seem to get them to take the bait. Maybe how we improved Waqa scared players off.Problem is they are focusing on a position that is filled by one of the nest players in the comp and our leader. If they were to ever move him from fullback they may as well let him go. For his ability in any other position is not worth anywhere near the $800K+ that he would be on now. As a centre or 5/8th his worth would be closer to $400K at best. He is an out and out fullback and a damn fine one at that.
As for him not being at his best at times during the season, I have said this many times before. Never judge backs in particular when teams aren't playing well. If you know a player is quality but is being shown up in a team that is playing badly, then you can ignore that bad form more or less. Put it this way, stick Edwards at fullback for Parra this year, do you think he would have been faultless? When a team is being exposed then the brunt of the attack comes down to the one on one players and where there is less traffic because the opposition has worked over the ruck and is now playing with width and speed that has the wider fringe players and fullback included back peddling and second guessing.
Like I said before, Gutho and fullback is not our problem. We should be focusing on wingers and centres and our RR is stupid for even entertaining the idea or replacing or moving Gutho, when it is so bleeding obvious that we need centres and wingers and both are much cheaper and easier to fill, but they have made it look like we are trying to sign the ghost of Reg Gasnier FFS!
They have had at least two seasons to sort this mess out and yet we still have nothing. What a disgrace. Pathetic actually and they should all be replaced if we were fair dinkum.