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Not at this stage mate. Even the coach isn't sure. Could be a month or so away still.
On the Sharks podcast the other day, they had feedback from someone (can't remember who) and the talk was around 3 to 4 weeks time.
 

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Ha ha! I thought to myself just then what a funny bugger you were being but I just checked the signature on the email he sent me and amazingly his mobile number is there!!!!
It doubt it'd be his real number mate. Pop it up here and I'll let you know.
 

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Does he come straight back into the side? or do we give him a week or 2 playing for newtown?
Given it is a pec injury there is no real need to come back in reserve grade. His cardio-respiratory fitness should be very good and they won't let him play in any grade until the strength is right. Risk of re-injury in any grade would be similar. We need him with game time in first grade before the finals.
 

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Given it is a pec injury there is no real need to come back in reserve grade. His cardio-respiratory fitness should be very good and they won't let him play in any grade until the strength is right. Risk of re-injury in any grade would be similar. We need him with game time in first grade before the finals.
Yeah you would expect he could be trusted just as much in a smaller role off NRL bench than any role in Cup.

Depending on how we are going and that stage and who is healthy and playing well I wouldn't necessarily mind him playing one or two in Cup first.
If you had Hunt Rudolf Finucane McInnes Wilton Williams Tolman/Fifita are all playing well and we are going well maybe let him get a bigger run in Cup first. Although I see particularly Tolman and Fifita as easy drops for him.
 

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I'd have him back straight away. The only players I would have ahead of him are Dale and Cam. I'd drop any of the others to accommodate him. He is so important to our go forward and with him and Dale firing, he gives our backs more time to execute the plays we saw in the first 5-6 rounds.

BHU doesn't only give us this impact, he's our enforcer up front. He can knock guys over, intimidate them and put fear into their eyes.

We have missed him terribly.
 

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I'd have him back straight away. The only players I would have ahead of him are Dale and Cam. I'd drop any of the others to accommodate him. He is so important to our go forward and with him and Dale firing, he gives our backs more time to execute the plays we saw in the first 5-6 rounds.

BHU doesn't only give us this impact, he's our enforcer up front. He can knock guys over, intimidate them and put fear into their eyes.

We have missed him terribly.
Very unlikely we’d be in good enough form I couldn’t find someone to replace with him.
Agree with you he’d probably be my third pick in forwards.

I must say though for a player probably outside our best 17 Hunt has done a reasonable job of covering for him as a starter. Look forward to being able to rotate them
 

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I'd have him back straight away. The only players I would have ahead of him are Dale and Cam. I'd drop any of the others to accommodate him. He is so important to our go forward and with him and Dale firing, he gives our backs more time to execute the plays we saw in the first 5-6 rounds.

BHU doesn't only give us this impact, he's our enforcer up front. He can knock guys over, intimidate them and put fear into their eyes.

We have missed him terribly.
I do think he and Hunt give us a pretty fearsome starting middle. They are both big, mobile bodies that take the pressure off Dale, Toby and McInness and stop bigger teams rolling through us. And can both play decent minutes (more of an 'I think' for Hunt, but he looks like he handles the current load well).
 
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