Yeah it was never really announced , I heard the rumour and got excited but to see his name in the paper(hope it's right) even more excited.
We have a good holden cup squad ,nu brown, val holmes,frazer masinumua,winstone asotasi and jaden clarke. The first game will be played before first grade on monday night against the titans
Forward pack will be ok, Howlett is not like Shephard, normally gets the rotation correct and leaves forwards on when they are going well, doesn't replace them to give a couple of favourites a run. It will be if the backs aim up in defence, that will determine how this side goes.