2023 what recruitment/personnel changes do we need?

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He’s not red lining and it does my head in.. he just chills and is happy to get paid. we used to have so many players that would red line and now we have very few

Hynes, Ronnie at times, McInnes, Toby, Fifita.. that’s it
I remember a commentator talking about both Brailey, he said Jayden lives and breathes footy. Whereas Blayke is quite the opposite.

I feel like Nikora has picked up his game in the 2nd half of the season. He isn’t just a flashy line runner he was with SJ, he is now a pretty solid defender first, line runner 2nd.

I would Nikora to that your list also.
 
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He’s not red lining and it does my head in.. he just chills and is happy to get paid. we used to have so many players that would red line and now we have very few

Hynes, Ronnie at times, McInnes, Toby, Fifita.. that’s it
Agree he can be frustrating but does he need to red line?

Cameron Smith rarely did.

In no way am I comparing the two, just saying.
 

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Agree he can be frustrating but does he need to red line?

Cameron Smith rarely did.

In no way am I comparing the two, just saying.
Exactly. Smith was Mr Calm and that should be what Brailey sticks with. Not saying there isn't areas he needs to work on. But play to his strengths.
 

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This whole idea of red lining is a bit dumb. The reason Brailey doesn't look like he is red lining is because he is the fittest at the club. He won't look like he is sucking in the hard ones due to his fitness levels. There is a reason he made 60 tackles in the cowboys game. That is no small feat.

If you look at the Panthers there is not a lot of "red lining" they all are primed for their job.

Now a hard thing for young players is maintaining fitness for a full season. Brailey is doing amazing in this area and with further coaching and experience will develop even further. He will have the ability to do even more due to him appearing "calm" and having such good fitness. When people are sucking in the big ones he will eventually take control of a game and should be able to add some kicking and more running at tired forwards.
I think you have misunderstood .

I mean trying your best and putting it all out there
 

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Exactly. Smith was Mr Calm and that should be what Brailey sticks with. Not saying there isn't areas he needs to work on. But play to his strengths.
Yes Cameron smith was always red-lining and did everything he possibly could and didn’t leave an opportunity out on the field as did Ennis
 
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We can speculate all we want but in reality I dont think we’re going to see much else in terms of recruitment from this club. It’ll probably just be Kaufusi and maybe a few reserve graders for depth. Just feels like the club is focusing much more on retention and promoting from within and it seems Fitz is generally happy with who he has, including the forward pack.

I’m not Chad, I don’t have the hot line to Fitz’s inbox 😂😂😂. But that’s the impression I’m getting.
I agree. Don't see any major signings happening for next year. Wouldn't want anyone off contract really either. We'll get a better picture of Fitz' intentions when the rest of the back 5 re-sign. I still doubt there's much money available even if someone came off contract.
 

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He’s not red lining and it does my head in.. he just chills and is happy to get paid. we used to have so many players that would red line and now we have very few

Hynes, Ronnie at times, McInnes, Toby, Fifita.. that’s it
A mad flex at the opposing crowd after we score or tapping his opposite number on the head following an error would put him in the top echelon of hookers
 

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A mad flex at the opposing crowd after we score or tapping his opposite number on the head following an error would put him in the top echelon of hookers

Try celebrations whilst behind on the scoreline also highly recommended.
 

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I'd be given him max a one year deal just to cover our options. For mine he's not the answer if we want to go deep into finals footy.

Not sure Dykes is either but keen to see his development.

Club has BIG wraps on Siteni Taukamo. Should move up to Flegg next year and joins our full time training squad I believe.

We might see Dykes at 6 and Siteni at 1 in a few years ?
Not as big as he has on himself.

He's top 30 next year. Carved up in SG Ball but was poor in the Schoolboy comp imho.
 

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Would it be fair to say SG Ball is a tougher comp that schoolboys?
I mean the Australian Schoolboys selection trials.

It's a six team u18 comp.

- 3 teams from NSW (State, Catholic, Independent)
- ACT
- QLD
- CAS (Vic, WAS, SA, NT combined)
 
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The school boys comp nowhere near as strong as SG Ball. The Oz titles though would be stronger.
I dont think Siteni is top 30 next year, possibly development. He signed a 4 year deal when he starred as a 15 year old.
Dont think he is progessing on the same level but he's only 18 still.
 

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The school boys comp nowhere near as strong as SG Ball. The Oz titles though would be stronger.
I dont think Siteni is top 30 next year, possibly development. He signed a 4 year deal when he starred as a 15 year old.
Dont think he is progessing on the same level but he's only 18 still.
Since 1 August deadline updates, nrl.com has him listed as top 30. They are not always correct though. FYI, when he signed that deal the announcement read:

Taukamo will mix junior league playing for the Gymea Gorillas and training with the Sharks Elite Academy, with his commitments with Newington Rugby for the rest of 2020, before continuing his development with the Sharks junior rep and development program in 2021 then transitioning into the NRL squad from 2023.

Your best reference for signings is always post #1 here. This is not just a copy and paste job; hours and hours of research go in to keeping this thread as up-to-date as possible.
 

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Left side is the obvious one for me.

Talakai at centre whilst successful isn't a long term option. He needs to go edge forward, but then what do we do with Graham/Tieg. Assuming Graham stays on. Talakai is most successful when he plays big minutes, so needs to play long minutes what ever position he is in.

Iro at centre seems the obvious choice given his form for the Jets and left centre is his main position. He's big on metres too, so will not lose too much from Talakai's hit ups out our zone.

I see why people are saying we need another middle, not sure there's room for one given our current squad numbers but wouldn't say no. Graham in the middle was a failure.

Graham for all his done does help solve some problems if he doesn't play on.

Other than that given we had a successful year and our current contract squad for next year can't see too many changes.

Year one of a new defensive structure they'll be better for it this off season.
Iro is development list next season.
 

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I keep thinking about what players we would be targeting and coming up short, the standard around the league outside the top teams is just not there. Can't fathom how they think there are enough players for 17/18 teams
 
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