Who do we keep?

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  1. Penrose_11

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    I definitely wouldn’t say “his defence has finally come right” and i think he’s probably one of our poorer defenders but he’s certainly up there in the attacking stakes. Someone who i think we should keep on as he offers that utility option.

    Something we’ve never really done previously is manufacture a lock forward. I wonder if Hiku could be worked into such a role? His fitness would have to improve big time but he’s got the size and is certainly good with the ball in hand. His defence might be better playing in the middle as well
     
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    Hiku is probably our best centre that feeds his wingers
     
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    I can only see another Ben Henry with Nate...sad but--->
     
  5. Tongue

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    Hooker still looking shallow for me - unless the decision on Roache means we have someone else lined up.
     
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    Wonder what Hikus current contact is worth and what his value is on market?
     
  7. Penrose_11

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    Hopefully getting all their ducks in a row for a massive shot at our future forward leader and hooker Brandon Smith. Our 2nd $1mil player right there.
    Melbourne won’t fit Smith, Smith and Grant into their squad next season.
     
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    Roache is leaving apparently
     
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    Don't, just don't.
     
  10. Tongue

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    Probably why theres a massive dump of players and downgrades of contracts like Hiku.
     
  11. Rich102

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    Cam Smith?
     
  12. Penrose_11

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    Cam Smith has one year left to play at best. The Cheese has more 10yrs ahead of him. Hoping Gus can pull a ‘Phil Gould special’ and get it over the line
     
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    They can all go tbh. Nobody on that off contract list is a must keep.

    The ? Is who we are replacing them with.
     
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    Not interested in Gildart once we got Aitken apparently.

    Bunty also on the chopping block.
     
  15. Penrose_11

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    Hopefully Buntys kept on as think he’ll be an absolute star within coming years. He’s only young and props usually don’t come into their own until a little bit older. Will be gutted if he was shipped off
     
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    I think he's a solid prop, pretty meat and potatoes, tuck the ball up the shirt, old fashioned these days for a prop. His D is a bit sus on our try line, and isn't much of a tackle breaker. But I would still keep him, age on his side, more than solid off the bench and seems to have a good attitude.

    Maybe he's on a bigger contract than we would expect, because I don't why we would wan't to dump him. That or we have a string of forwards we are about to sign/upgrade..
     
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    Interesting we’re clearing out a lot of our fringe players who you’d think would have a spot within the top 30. Maybe they’re all paid to much coin and club needs to free up coin for bigger targets? Guess with the reported numbers on their way out it means there’s a bunch to signings to come
     
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    Bunty worth keeping more than many... but good on them if they’re having a clean out, Kearney left a cluster f**k
     
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    That article also mentioned they are still trying to come to an arrangement with Rudolph.
    Currently our prop rotation is BMM, Ah Mau, Evans, Paasi and JTB. Need some depth for injuries and Afoa would have been that depth. Unless they are confident of still getting Rudolph?
     
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