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I was hoping he'd get an extension with us. Finucane, McInnes and Tolman will be the defensive glue while our Hunts and Talakais can provide the impact. Wouldn't mind signing another short-burst impact benchie.
 

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Tolman is fine on the cheap, we know he will do a solid job when asked, hopefully won't need to see too much of him though.

As Burg alluded to in other thread we could use a genuine starting prop, but can't imagine how we afford one when we have all that money tied up in Fifita. If he is back running (with Sifa at Shark Park) odds are he is sticking around for another year so we can't afford to do much better in the prop department than Aiden.
 

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Tolman is fine on the cheap, we know he will do a solid job when asked, hopefully won't need to see too much of him though.

As Burg alluded to in other thread we could use a genuine starting prop, but can't imagine how we afford one when we have all that money tied up in Fifita. If he is back running (with Sifa at Shark Park) odds are he is sticking around for another year so we can't afford to do much better in the prop department than Aiden.

Very happy to have Tolman for one more year. Can be a great bench option and depth. Whoever trains and plays better gets the Jersey and that's how it should always be.

Someone like Tariq Sims who can play edge or middle I think would be perfect in our current situation. Starts normally in the 11 or 12 but can shift to the middle of short on troops.
 

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It an awesome signing. What does everyone think he is on? For 150-200k, he’s a good depth option, but mostly just good to have around the club guiding the young fellas.
 

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Not a bad cover for us to have. Certainly prefer him defensively over Woods.
 

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It an awesome signing. What does everyone think he is on? For 150-200k, he’s a good depth option, but mostly just good to have around the club guiding the young fellas.
Definitely in that range and it is a no brainer to extend him at that sort of price - he has a great attitude and work ethic ..
 

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It an awesome signing. What does everyone think he is on? For 150-200k, he’s a good depth option, but mostly just good to have around the club guiding the young fellas.
(slightly old info but) 180k is the median NRL wage so at 200k he will likely be in our top 15 paid players. Definitely want him 150k max, around 120k or so would be good.
 
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(slightly old info but) 180k is the median NRL wage so at 200k he will likely be in our top 15 paid players. Definitely want him 150k max, around 120k or so would be good.
Yep needs to be at the lower end.

Really don't want him playing more than a handful of games in the NRL as it means we either have injuries or others aren't performing.
 
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Mooney confirmed Tolman getting a 1 yr deal.

Source: Him directly via the live membership dial in
 
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