Hear Clune has signed with Newcastle, probably a good move all round he’s too far down the pecking order now with Hunt, Mbye, Bird, Sullivan and Amone all potential halves.
If hook goes the way I think he will in using Hunt and Mbye in the halves Clune would struggle to even make our CC side. If Amone plays 6 or even on the bench next season then yes we will need a 5/8 for the Reggies side so would probably have to buy another one unless the club believe next crop coming through have already surpassed Clune. Bit of a shame we lost Wishart, he could have been handy and even become a hooking option if injury struck.The thing is he's not going to be any higher on the pecking order at the Knights.
I thought he'd be a good cheap depth player to have around the club, but what do I know!!
No thank you to Suli.We 'apparently' have offered Suli a 3yr deal between 500 - 600 a year.
We need a left centre, and Suli fits that bill.
Guess what, too late...he is now a state of origin repI assume Fotuiaka would not be on huge $'s as I had never heard of him before this year and the Gold Coast would need to upgrade him big time to ward off other teams which might mean they have to let someone go. I like targeting players who are currently on low $'s and offering them an upgrade to come to us, especially when they are first grade ready and we have seen them already perform at SOO level, that is the type of signing we need. Trying to prize away a player already on 700 or 800k or even you need to pay then 900k to 1m and it stuffs your cap. Better to get someone whose on 300 to 400k and offer them 500 to 600k.
First and foremost our young players have to make sure they are not a road block unto themselves.No thank you to Suli.
Jack Bird has played the entire season injury free (who would have predicted that) & he’ll be even better next year with an uninterrupted offseason. Lomax & Bird in the centre’s for mine.
Suli would just be another road block to the Feagai’s
Many Dragons supporters wanting the young blokes to be shoved into FG. As you say they are too light need another offseason or two. Amone will make it to 5/8 in 2022. That is why Mbye is coming to cover 1, 6, 7 maybe 9. We should get Suki hopefully then we can cover with Jack or Mbye.First and foremost our young players have to make sure they are not a road block unto themselves.
Some are very lightly built (quite a few have been told / forced to put on weight) and almost all have glaring faults in their games.
In fact I am a bit alarmed how lightly built some of those that we are relying upon to come through the system actually are and I am wondering if that in fact is not part of a bigger problem in trying to get them to make it in the NRL.
I'm happy to pay 650-750 for a top line forward which appears the going rate. What I was getting at is assuming his current salary is well below that, can the Gold Coast afford to match or go close to 650-700k pa and keep the rest of their squad?Guess what, too late...he is now a state of origin rep
He is going to cost $$$ on his next deal likely around those figures you talk about you dont want to pay, likely we will need to pay around 650-700 + to secure him at a minimum.
Look at other SOO forwards values anywhere like Finucane but who is ageing, Sharks paid around 650-700 a season I think with a 4th year at half that I think.
He is worth it to our club and better than Molo
Also just watched M johns PC fletch said there are still rumours about lomax. He's an easts man.