Official Cameron McInnes

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Welcome to the club, Cam.

Exactly the type of lock we need with the way the game is going, quality player.

Hopefully we snag him this year which you would think is a chance given his supposed comments re Hook.
 

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I have a pretty strong feeling we will snag him this year. Would offer Jack Williams up as tribute for an early release...
 

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So what do we reckon for 2022?

BHU Brailey Rudolf
Graham Talakai/Wilton
McInnes

Hunt
Talakai/Pele/Fifita

Nikora signed for 2022 but I could imagine Wilton jumping him by then given what we have seen for last 75% of Nikoras career.
 
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So what do we reckon for 2022?

BHU Brailey Rudolf
Graham Talakai/Wilton
McInnes

Hunt
Talakai/Pele/Fifita


Possibly. I'd like to see a bit more from BHU this year, seemed to regress a little last season which was hopefully just the dreaded second year syndrome.
 

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I actually hope we still have Tolman on the books in 2022 provided he is fit ofcourse and has a solid 2021 with us which I imagine he will. Woods has been good but happy enough to let him go. Jack Williams needs a good consistent season for us in 2021

Vasquez might be in the mix by then as well

McInnes is a good signing. we know he will give it 100% and even just for the troll factor against merge fans it brings value
 

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Stiill hard to get a read on how the 2022 squad will line up. Much the same players I'd imagine, but a few question marks over security for backs and forwards... the likes of Ramien, Kennedy, Nikora, Williams, even BillyM, Perez, Hunt... there's spots up for grabs, I'm just not sure who'll step up or down
 
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I actually hope we still have Tolman on the books in 2022 provided he is fit ofcourse and has a solid 2021 with us which I imagine he will. Woods has been good but happy enough to let him go. Jack Williams needs a good consistent season for us in 2021

Vasquez might be in the mix by then as well

McInnes is a good signing. we know he will give it 100% and even just for the troll factor against merge fans it brings value

I'd be letting Woods walk and keeping Tolman. Will be cheaper and offers that experienced prop whilst Pele, Hunt and Uele mature a bit.

Also means Rudolf is a prop now with McInnes being an 80 minute lock I assume.

So Rudolf, Uele, Fifita, Pele, Hunt and Tolman for 2022 props.
 
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I have a pretty strong feeling we will snag him this year. Would offer Jack Williams up as tribute for an early release...

If we have the cap space it seems logical because it means the Dragons can get McCullough for this year too as I think there's issues with how much the Broncos/Dragons are willing to pay. If Dragons can free up a bit of cash they can get him.

All comes down to what we can fit in our cap. I'm assuming not much ?

And I like Williams but he is surplus to needs now.
 

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Possibly. I'd like to see a bit more from BHU this year, seemed to regress a little last season which was hopefully just the dreaded second year syndrome.

An element of that was likely A) changed rules and B) changed role

A) he should be able to adapt to a bit to increase his lateral mobility and fitness. Maybe shed a kilo or two of body fat to be a bit lighter without sacrificing strength (take hard work on field and in diet)
B) moved from bench role to starting role so things got a bit tougher, will be more used to it now and what it demands

I wouldn't say I have particularly great concerns about BHU, although agree I'd like to see him improve for this year.
He can keep those nice tries rolling in this year too
 

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Best News of 2021. Super happy with this signing. We needed a lock, in my opinion he is one of the best. Defense is tighter than a nun's ... and we have awesome backup for Brailey.
 

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Great acquisition, exactly the type of player we need. I'm assuming that he will play lock and be back-up for Brailey.

Will certainly add some much needed starch to our middle defence. His 2020 stats of 54 tackles per game at 95% are outstanding, and rate him at #1. Our best was Brailey with 36.5 per game and ranked 33rd.

Missed tackles was our downfall with Graham 63 from 19, ranked 8th worst, BHU with 58 from 21 ranked 13th, and Rudolf 58 from 20 ranked 14th. Now a lot of those were down to rushing out of the line and not making the tackle. If that is part of our game plan it needs to be looked at. The tactic is great when it comes off but our success rate is abysmal.
 

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Cameron McInnes to join the Cronulla Sharks for 2022 and beyond

David Riccio and Phil Rothfield
The Cronulla Sharks have outfoxed their neighbours to lure current Dragons skipper Cameron McInnes to the Shire. FULL DETAILS


Foxsports3:30

Tolman talks his new NRL home


NRL: After a decade as a Canterbury Bulldog, Aiden Tolman has swapped the inner-west for the Shire and insists, he is enjoying his new surroundings.

Cronulla have signed St George Illawarra captain Cameron McInnes in a major bombshell for the Red-V.

He will tell his teammates of his decision this morning of his intention to join their arch rivals.

In a move that will add further spice and animosity between the neighbouring rivals, the deal is worth around $2 million over four years.

Despite being the Dragons’ most consistent player, there had been a lack of interest at the club to sign him long term.

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The Sharks beat the Wests Tigers in the race for Cameron McInnes’ signature. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
The Sharks beat the Wests Tigers in the race for Cameron McInnes’ signature. Picture: Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images
The Sharks have snuck under the unsuspecting guard of the Wests Tigers to secure his signature.

Tigers coach Michael Maguire met with McInnes prior to Christmas in a bid to lure the valuable 26-year-old.

With rising star Blayke Brailey holding down the Sharks hooker position, McInnes has told those close to him that his game could be best suited in the lock-position at Cronulla, particularly under the NRL’s new rule changes.

It’s understood Brailey has been informed of the Sharks’ pursuit of McInnes and is excited at the imminent arrival of the NSW Blues squad member next season.

Incumbent Cronulla hooker Blayke Brailey has welcomed the recruitment of McInnes. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Incumbent Cronulla hooker Blayke Brailey has welcomed the recruitment of McInnes. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images
Renowned for his leadership, fearless attitude and high workrate, McInnes is also desperate to play finals football and believes he can achieve that goal at the Sharks.

McInnes’ future has been a hot topic of late since it was revealed the Dragons are yet to table an offer to the 27-year-old for 2022 and beyond, despite him being their best player for the last two seasons. The club is also expected to sign Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough in the next fortnight – a move that would shift McInnes from hooker to the lock-forward position.

There had been whispers within the game that the Bulldogs were interested also in securing McInnes. However, the Bulldogs denied any link with McInnes – content to work with their current stock of dummy-halves.
 

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This is just too good.

- A fast, mobile lock to take advantage of the new rules
- A great defender to plug up our leaky defence
- A cleanskin and leader to motivate the others
- By far the Dragons best and most admirable player

Well done Morris and Mooney, and welcome Cam!
 
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Big signing. 9/13 capable. Great pick up. I think he will really thrive as a 13 in the new sped up game. Those mobile locks are going to become a huge value to teams
 

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This has serious potential IMO

1. Moylan
6. Johnson
7. Chad
9. Brailey
13. McInness
 
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