Official THE RUMOUR MILL - Player Movement

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Nikora is our best forward. No way we release him. As for Katoa, he is in way to good form to consider trying to move him on. Only players I would let go would be some of our middles, which would be to only strengthen that position.
Agree on Nikora. With Sione, you've gotta save somewhere. Look at our 2016 side, we had Bird and Val tear it up on peanuts. Could Iro and Stonestreet recreate that formula?
 

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Agree on Nikora. With Sione, you've gotta save somewhere. Look at our 2016 side, we had Bird and Val tear it up on peanuts. Could Iro and Stonestreet recreate that formula?
I’ve got a lot of love for Katoa so it’s probably blinding me a bit but You make a very good point.

Is Katoa the one you’d potentially release though? Ronnie was bog average for most of last year. Talakai very hot and cold also. Ramien for me is on the verge of exploding and finally reaching that potential so he’s staying 100%. Kennedy? Could Dykes step up for 2025 and be that play on low $ but be a superstar or is Kennedy too valuable to this side?
 

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The amount of effort I put into the Nikora train when everyone hated him.

And now I'm thinking it's not that far-fetched that we might trade him for AFB if the cards fell that way
No way,

It depends who’s already signed on for 25,
If Kaufusi really is on 400k you move him out of everyone..

Prop rotation is
AFB
Rudolph
Uele
Hazelton/Hunt

Goodluck stopping that
 
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No way,

It depends who’s already signed on for 25,
If Kaufusi really is on 400k you move him out of everyone..

Prop rotation is
AFB
Rudolph
Uele
Hazelton/Hunt

Goodluck stopping that
If we get AFB I’d be surprised if we keep BHU. Might be too much cap to spend on our props plus we have JC coming through.
 

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No way,

It depends who’s already signed on for 25,
If Kaufusi really is on 400k you move him out of everyone..

Prop rotation is
AFB
Rudolph
Uele
Hazelton/Hunt
Colquhoun
Goodluck stopping that

Jesse is really standing out at training and at this early stage is being talked about as starting 17 every week,
 

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No way,

It depends who’s already signed on for 25,
If Kaufusi really is on 400k you move him out of everyone..

Prop rotation is
AFB
Rudolph
Uele
Hazelton/Hunt

Goodluck stopping that
The only thing for me is Uele seems a bit injury prone.
 

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Jesse is really standing out at training and at this early stage is being talked about as starting 17 every week,

Did go home during the off-season and eat another 10 cows?
 

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No way,

It depends who’s already signed on for 25,
If Kaufusi really is on 400k you move him out of everyone..

Prop rotation is
AFB
Rudolph
Uele
Hazelton/Hunt

Goodluck stopping that

Have you got Williams as the lock rotation option with McInnes? Because theres no way I’d be leaving Jack out of the team at the moment.
 

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8. AFB
9. Brailey
10. Rudolf
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane

14. Williams
15. Hazleton
16. Mciness
17. Hunt/Colquhoun/Utility

Any injuries to the back row - take Talakai out of the centres and chuck him straight in there and have Iro in the centres.

That is a power pack and a half. If Hynes can’t get on the front foot with that pack then he will never will (unless plays origin/Australia) 😂
 

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8. AFB
9. Brailey
10. Rudolf
11. Nikora
12. Wilton
13. Finucane

14. Williams
15. Hazleton
16. Mciness
17. Hunt/Colquhoun/Utility

Any injuries to the back row - take Talakai out of the centres and chuck him straight in there and have Iro in the centres.

That is a power pack and a half. If Hynes can’t get on the front foot with that pack then he will never will (unless plays origin/Australia) 😂
Not playing Uele or Kaufusi at all? No matter, just askin'.

Under that lot may be

Uele
Berrell
Hunt
Kaufusi
Burns
Lewis
Tuku Hau Tapuha
Bradbury

Still short an edge player for mine. I suppose the 2 new placeholders and Sifa are seen as the cover there
 

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Not playing Uele or Kaufusi at all? No matter, just askin'.

Under that lot may be

Uele
Berrell
Hunt
Kaufusi
Burns
Lewis
Tuku Hau Tapuha
Bradbury

Still short an edge player for mine. I suppose the 2 new placeholders and Sifa are seen as the cover there
Presumably he’s not extended BHU in this hypothetical
 
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