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Poupou Escobar

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Merkins have from the 2023 under 19s side!

Chevy Stewart
Savelio Tamale
Ethan Strange
Ethan Sanders
Myles Martin

They go shopping this year in the forwards they will be doing incredibly well

Must be a rich club that Raiders...................
Merkins from the 2014 U20s Origin game:

Gutherson
Moses
Matterson
Ofahengaue
Pritchard
Pauli
 
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Poupou Escobar

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I was thinking about this as these kids would not be cheap. Are they all Top 30 or are they second tier or development ?

If the latter, then how does he fit them into a tiny cap ? :eek:
If there’s demand for them they certainly wouldn’t be cheap. Younger player cost more than older ones these days.
 

Mickyd39

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I would love for this club to go after Trai Fuller from the Dolphins.
Unfortunately it won't happen as our recruitment team are hopeless.
The kid can play and is wasted playing reserve grade.
He would be a certain starter for us every week.
Move Gutho to the centres or the bench.
 

Poupou Escobar

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Outside of Tapine is there anyone in that squad you consider rep quality that would be on big money.

Fogarty probably on 400-500k.

They lost wighton to souths who was on big coin.

Papali'i & Whitehead are probably on a lesser salary these days with there pensioner age.

There outside backs wouldn't be on much.

Ethan Strange has just come in will command big dollars in a few years probably still on unders.

Hudson Young may be on a fair bit but not 800-900k
Timoko would be on huge money. He just re-signed in April. Kris re-signed in July 2023. He would be on at least $500k.
 

King-Gutho94

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Old Merkins 1994! What a year
Hey settle down i am not old yet ffs.

30 is the new 25 in my book. Especially with the lost covid years.

The only 3 facts I know about 1994 are I was born, it was the last time Canberra won the comp and the grub OJ Simpson was arrested.

Anything else memorable happen.

How did Parra go that year shit I assume obviously didn't win anything.
 

Poupou Escobar

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which puts our junior system right in your wheelhouse - striving for mediocrity and accepting that we just aren't good enough to achieve or want more.
Don’t kid yourself. Every club is trying to do its best. But the best staff are in limited supply and they go where the money is. That’s how the free market works. The only thing keeping some clubs competitive is the salary cap.
 

gaffer

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rohan smith could be looking for a coaching job ,could push for father Brian for head of football as a package
 
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