I reckon you’re right on all points. Api and Simpkin come off contract at the same time. By that time Simpkin will be 23, the same age that Mahoney and Grant are now, so the club is giving him a decent amount of time to grow into being an 80 minute hooker.I reckon we will be using Liddle as a bargaining chip.
We have made it pretty clear over the years that the club sees Simpkins as our long term 9.
Wouldnt be surprised if Liddle makes way
With Liddle under contract, there is no point pushing for an early release for Koroisau. He has the whole year to show other clubs just how good he is. Good hookers are thin on the ground at the moment so I reckon there will be a few very interested clubs that might be willing to make a trade, maybe even before June 30.