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I reckon Nikora will be overtaken by Wilton and Talakai next year, something about him is flakey
 

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I Wouldn't be renewing Pele just yet. Gut feel at NRL level, a good defender will cover a good ballrunner 99% of times..
Would be on a minimum wage contract. He’s 2-3 years away from being NRL standard IMO. A work in progress.
 

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Any news on post season surgeries or injuries?
From what I can tell nearly everyone should be starting the new year at close to 100% with Fifita and Graham* the only ones on restrictions?
 
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Any news on post season surgeries or injuries?
From what I can tell nearly everyone should be starting the new year at close to 100% with Fifita and Graham* the only ones on restrictions?
No obvious ones missing except Talakai, which we can probably guess why
 

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No obvious ones missing except Talakai, which we can probably guess why
I thought I saw something saying sharks holdout had given in?

And Graham hasn’t had a head knock in months don’t think he’d be on restricted duty in preseason, but was in a pink vest in some pics

Ferris and another young bloke (I forget who) have had red vests on.
 

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Gave in a few weeks ago will be close to 2nd dose.

Can’t remember an off season without someone recovering from serious surgeries it’s all positive signs for 2022
 

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Gave in a few weeks ago will be close to 2nd dose.

Can’t remember an off season without someone recovering from serious surgeries it’s all positive signs for 2022
That’s what I thought, should pop up soon hopefully
 
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Not sure where to put this but Panthers are doing their pre season videos again.

Such a shame our media guys can't do this. Great way to get that extra insight and make the pre season go quicker.

Hopefully we see something out.
 
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5 sharks to look out for from a DT article. No major surprises but nice to see them get a mention.

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Franklin Pele
: A prop who came through in that Australian Schoolboys side that also had the likes of Bradman Best, Stephen Crichton and Tommy Talau, Pele made his NRL debut in 2021 but only played the one game before copping an injury that prevented him travelling with the team to Queensland. At his biggest tipped the scales at 135kg but has dropped a few kilos since. Should come right into the mix for a regular top 17 spot.

Jensen Taumoepeau: A Kiwi-born outside back who has been in the Sharks’ system for a few years but like a lot of the boom youngsters, has been held back by Covid. With good height and athleticism on his side, he’s in the top 30 now and it should be just a matter of time before he gets his shot.

Jonaiah Lualua: Another big, strong outside back who knows his way to the tryline. Looked a player of considerable talent in Jersey Flegg but he has some quality players ahead of him. In his favour is he is on the development list so will be staying with the top squad all season.

Kade Dykes: Yet another son of a gun whose old man Adam played more than 200 top grade games. Kade started at the Sharks when he was just 14 and is now on an NRL development contract. Initially played in the halves but his speed, footwork and acceleration has seen him shifted to fullback. Certainly knows how to sniff out a try.

Ryan Rivett: A Queensland recruit who was in the Titans system where it looked as though he might get stuck behind Toby Sexton so that’s why he took up the offer from the Sharks. Looks really impressive. Tall for a halfback and really slick on his feet with a good kicking game. Played SG Ball this year and would have pushed up into Flegg but had to go in for shoulder surgery.
 

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From the games I saw him play this year for Flegg he wasn't amazing. You'd hope they'd dominate that level if they're to play first grade.

I've tempered my expectations a bit on him
takes a bit for a first grader to find his feet after a year off. Would think it would be a bit harder for a less professional kid
 

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Whose the better prospect does everything think? Luala or Jensen? Add in Ferris also.
 

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Whose the better prospect does everything think? Luala or Jensen? Add in Ferris also.
From very limited exposure to all three I'd guess
Ferris (assuming can stay healthy)
Lualua
Jensen
 

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Tigers are desperate for cotric but the mail is his preference is to go back to Canberra.
 
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