THE RUMOUR MILL - Player Movement

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Lenin/Leinu aint no prop imho. Pass, we need a Truly AF size Bopper.
We’ve got big props, massive ones.

It’s the attitude/energy that makes the difference. Look at Finucane/Mc Innes, we need more from Uele,Rudolph & Hunt consistently, all our players have flashes and then they lull back into sh*t.

We can’t be having that, this is where leadership and different attitudes will help its also why I don’t rate Moylan, Graham or Brailey at times… they are very laid back with very little killer instinct
 

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We’ve got big props, massive ones.

It’s the attitude/energy that makes the difference. Look at Finucane/Mc Innes, we need more from Uele,Rudolph & Hunt consistently, all our players have flashes and then they lull back into sh*t.

We can’t be having that, this is where leadership and different attitudes will help its also why I don’t rate Moylan, Graham or Brailey at times… they are very laid back with very little killer instinct
With Hunt, Kafusi, Rudolf, Uele + Finucane rotating though i think were stacked in FRF.
Rather see us spend on a gun fb and replace Kennedy
 
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Kaufusi --> Eels
Hunt --> Injured
Williams --> Injured
BHU --> Carrying injury
Rudolf --> Carrying injury
Finucane --> Carrying injury

Tolman and Fifita were fine though.

Gotta stay healthy to win in this league.
Maybe but I reckon plenty of players are carrying injuries at that time of the year.

Plus the finals weren't the first time we were rolled in the middle.

Kaufusi won't make a huge difference.
 

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Kaufusi --> Eels
Hunt --> Injured
Williams --> Injured
BHU --> Carrying injury
Rudolf --> Carrying injury
Finucane --> Carrying injury

Tolman and Fifita were fine though.

Gotta stay healthy to win in this league.
Fifita also carrying injuries (for years).

Anyway…..reality is it’s still a small forward pack considering McInnes 91kg, Nikora, 94kg , Teig 98kg, Graham 96kg and Kaufusi big but soft…..

Really need at least one big bopper to make up for the general lack of size and aggression.
 

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Fifita also carrying injuries (for years).

Anyway…..reality is it’s still a small forward pack considering McInnes 91kg, Nikora, 94kg , Teig 98kg, Graham 96kg and Kaufusi big but soft…..

Really need at least one big bopper to make up for the general lack of size and aggression.
As long as the big aggressive guy has great lateral movement and discipline or we’ll hate them
 

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Maybe but I reckon plenty of players are carrying injuries at that time of the year.

Plus the finals weren't the first time we were rolled in the middle.

Kaufusi won't make a huge difference.
Got an example of a game where BHU, Rudolf, Finucane and McInnes were all healthy and the Sharks forward pack were rolled? Might have happened, but I can't think of one.



Fifita also carrying injuries (for years).

Anyway…..reality is it’s still a small forward pack considering McInnes 91kg, Nikora, 94kg , Teig 98kg, Graham 96kg and Kaufusi big but soft…..

Really need at least one big bopper to make up for the general lack of size and aggression.
Do we though? I quite like Fitz-ball. Lots of ball movement through the forwards, players pushing up either side of the ruck, etc. It's great to watch.

We also have the best 2-5 in the league at making yardage out of their own end. No need for heavy back rowers... and if that's a problem just give Wade some tim-tams
 

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Hunt and BHU have shown they can be aggressive - plus we have two aggressive centres on the edges in Ramien and Sifa. I am happy with our props, but want another 10% out of all them.
 

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Hazelton just needs a little more aggression in his game and we have our big guy, has great agility for his size and still very young.

Also with the tweaks to the ruck and 10 meters think you will find the big guys not as dominant this season as last.
 
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