The Kepu's are really hard to judge. Did we give them long contracts too early? They didn't make it far in QLD, but was that because of the Dolphins/Warriors quota system? Or because they didn't stand out. Stats wise they didn't in the colts stuff or QLD Cup where they had only a few games, you would expect dominance if they are a top 30 NRL player the following season.
Possibly they see more already in a Laban, Stower-Smith (looks like an absolute beast) already. Or POS has poached for the Dolphins, because they are the only club I can see offering a top 30 deal.
Sounds like Otukolo want's to move back to QLD to be with his partner, which sounds like something a 21 year old would do. Lussick seems further developed and more a natural hooker, and we have back ups in Walker and Tevaga. Taine Tuaupiki will probably get a top 30 spot in lieu of Otukolo, considering he's already dominated the QLD Cup and is in all the tphotos on social media.
Still, we need at least another prop, we must have some irons in the fire which have come good, which is why they were granted releases. I'm expecting a couple signings next week TBH.