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Youth signings

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by double hoops, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Youth our cupboard looks a little light on.

    The Penns did appear to inject some cash into the NSW cup team this year. We recruited more NRL experience, to that grade then the club has in recent years. Add players like Mateo and Burgess being made constants in reserves, We should have been a top 8 team.

    But take out the three kids we are developing in Knight, Tommy T and Fonua-Blake and we just don't having any junior talent in waiting in reserves and our NYC are getting smashed..

    We have invested in and are developing Nathan Green. He was a NSW residence origin player at centre last year, having just come out of the NYC. He's big but he looks so cumbersome moving.

    The reserves needs to be a mix of NRL experience depth and kids. Personally I think we just don't have the mix right, we needed to keep and develop more kids from last years NYC team.

    We all know Bozo wanted other top 25 players moved on, which may be part of the problem. I am still in disbelief both Hiku and Gutherson were released.

    What we now need to do, is go buy the best up and coming kids from NYC.

    Enough retirement packages. Give some kids a go.
     
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    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      Re Nathan Green.
      If you are as old as I am you'll remember that Terry Randal started as a centre but was not quick enough.
      Just sayin......
       
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      • Loobs

        Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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        I think they tried to do too much in one off season and got caught out in a no mans land which is why we are neither here nor there and most just neither or nor in all grades. We do still need more churn, Snake being the big one, but a lot of dead weight is off contract too which is good.
         
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        • double hoops

          double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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          I am willing to give Green some time. He must have something good to offer to make that that residence team. His work rate wasn't where it needs to be for back row at the start of the year. He was bloody terrible. But will see what 13 weeks in reggies playing in the forwards has done for him against the boys.

          Maybe. I still have a sneaky suspicion he will play in the outside backs in that game.
           
        • sean john

          sean john Haters gonna hate..

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          Here are the players I would look at:
          Brenko Lee
          Tautau Moga
          Joseph Manu
          Abraham Papalli
          Taane Milne
          Coen Hess
          James Fischer Harris
          Calyn Ponga
          Nethaniel Roache
          Bevan French
          Lepato Mafi
          Marcelo Montoya
          Marata Nuikore
          Kelepi tanginoa
          Villiame Kikau
          Drew Hutchinson
          Irae Simone
          Jai Arrow
          Andrew Gee
           
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          • Harvies elbow

            Harvies elbow Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            True. But this bloke plays more like Derek Randall.
             
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            • tookey

              tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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              Nathan Green being compared to terry Randall? I have heard it all now

              Difficult to sign young players as they don't see our coach as someone who will improve the as a player. In fact based on this years results the exact opposite would be true
               
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              • tookey

                tookey Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                More like Steve Randell
                 
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                • SoaringEagle

                  SoaringEagle Active Member

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                  Wat about billy bainbridge, an absolute gun at second row, Reminds me of tyson frizell, runs the ball hard and finds the holes.
                   
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                  • TerryRandall

                    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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                    Randall, not Randal. Show some respect young fella. :)
                     
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                    • double hoops

                      double hoops Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                      Surely the riff can't sign this pom to player centre, and Hiku for centre as well as the rest of outside backs they have and keep both the younger Jennings boys!
                       
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                      • Lyonstomenzies

                        Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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                        Andrew Gee is way too old and he wouldn't leave the donkeys anyway.
                         
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                        • skull61

                          skull61 Active Member

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                          Unless he gives back the money
                           
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                          • sean john

                            sean john Haters gonna hate..

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                            Andrew gee was in the Holden cup last year
                             
                          • Harvies elbow

                            Harvies elbow Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                            Yep. Had me too.....
                            I was going to suggest Paul hauff would be worth a look to replace snake.
                             
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                            • Lyonstomenzies

                              Lyonstomenzies Well-Known Member

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                              What money, it was a brown paper bag full of receipts Mr Shubert.
                               
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                              • SeaEagleRock8

                                SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                                I know he's been injured, but maybe Dean Whare is on the way out at Penrith? They certainly seem to have plenty of other centre options.
                                 
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                                • Loobs

                                  Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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                                  Considering how this years gone we should avoid injury prone guys.
                                   
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                                  • Turbo

                                    Turbo Well-Known Member

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                                    Dean whare would be great a lot of people say he is injury prone but really he has only had a bad injury this year and a little hamstring problem. He would be great and would give us some pace
                                     
                                  • Mark from Brisbane

                                    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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                                    No to injured Panthers players we have enough of them now!!
                                     
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