Even if we signed one of the Brailey brothers or even Sam Verrils, I'd be happy! A natural 9!Actually, all are great posts .
2 must haves for 2024
-specialist Hooker whether its GT or Mamazoulus (Souffs) or whoever we need a new one (and if it is GT lets get him in at 14 now and see how he goes FFS!! its not like the result really matters at this point, but he needs to be blooded so we can see if there is potential at least ).This is critical the way the game is played now you need that dynamic 9 who is dangerous from that position on the field and who gets those big forwards onto the ball at pace .The opposition are already on our forwards when they get the ball compounding our lack of meters and space for anything other than trick shots, Croker at 9 as good as he is just doesnt have the extra that is needed to get us to the next level.
-Lodge or someone like him -Lodge has made a visible difference when on the field ( I think he we should support him by extending his train and trial and give him a chance next year at a good price for us once fit)
- I also think Koula is a better option at FB than Garrick tbh if TT isn't there
-I get everyone wants to get rid of deadwood ,but you have to be able to replace them .On that note why not give 1 or 2 of the BWSE FRs a go on the bench .Not many rate him on here but every time I have seen BWSE live Austin Dias has really gone pretty good.
-BWSE graduate Dean Matterson has been going pretty well since given the opportunity ,its a pity he is not a 9,but the point is he has risen to the occasion ,I think.
-Lastly I can see some green shoots with Burbo who I thought went pretty well last night and should get better if he can stay on the park.
-The Schu being the enigma he is, 1 try and 1 try assist last night , I think needs to get more involved and as LC said needs to play whats in front of him and run a bit more and the likes of Burbo need to follow him around
That was hard watching last night there should have been 2 extra bins with Tapou tackling Koula without the ball and JWH grubby late shot on Jurbo (who should have stayed down) anyways ,as always Go Manly