Hi I have to say I'm starting to get a little concerned with our player retention strategy. We have had a great run but I feel some of our players are getting long in the tooth and best day's are behind them. I know we can't keep everyone but last year we lost Hoppa junior and this year we have now lost Whare leaving a big hole in depth and future when Lyon retires. Now with Brett wanting a big contract I don't think his form warrants a massive deal his biggest asset was his speed and since the knee injuries he has lost that pace and is just another player (imo) Now the forward pack our real x factor not only this year but into the future is T-Rex yet if correct it looks like he is going. Why would we be keeping people like Joe and even big George yet lose T-Rex. I know they are on small deals but that little bit more may keep T-Rex. Finally why the big rush to re sign Matai when he was already under contract for next year?