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Saw him down the beach the other day….photos can be deceiving….he really is not looking fit for mine!!! My misses couldn’t believe he was a professional footy player when I told her, who he was!!!

Amazing what a shirt on……and a set of weights can do for ones figure !!! Hahaha
 

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Saw him down the beach the other day….photos can be deceiving….he really is not looking fit for mine!!! My misses couldn’t believe he was a professional footy player when I told her, who he was!!!

Amazing what a shirt on……and a set of weights can do for ones figure !!! Hahaha
Don’t think he’s ever been a 6 pack/ shredded dude though
One of cams accountant mates, wades always had a little spare around the middle
Plenty of NRL forwards aren’t ripped, as long as he is strong where it counts and fit enough to do what he has to do

Rather he work on tackle than cut some meats or run a few extra kms
 

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Whilst I agree not the end of the world, considering his prior injuries additional weight isn’t going to just slow him down it’s going to put additional unneeded load on his body !

Anyway it is what it is, just had to laugh when I saw the photo
 
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Whilst I agree not the end of the world, considering his prior injuries additional weight isn’t going to just slow him down it’s going to put additional unneeded load on his body !
Isn't concussion the main issue for Wade though? I know he's had other injuries but I reckon they're the least of his worries atm.
 

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Any pics of the old grey matter?
Isn't concussion the main issue for Wade though? I know he's had other injuries but I reckon they're the least of his worries atm.
Yep. Next session need to be Nintendo DS brain training
 

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Really think we should look at co captains. Take some weight off Graham’s shoulders.

Personally I’d remove him from any captaincy role but that won’t happen. Think him and either McInness/Finucane should share the role.
 
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McInness will be on the park for the full 80 mins
Gets my tick of approval
 
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Don’t necessarily need co-captains but more so “leaders” on the park.
Having a “C” next to your name is more prestige, and it’s more about what they do out in the middle as leaders that counts (Aka Ennis and Lewis).

I think Graham will benefit more from the “leadership“ that we will get from the likes of Finucane and McInness (with Fifita as a spiritual leader) and I don’t think they “need” a label to perform.

Some of the Captain duties outside of the playing field could also be delegated to others so if you want to relieve pressure away from Graham, just delegate some of those duties to senior players. Just MHO!
 

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Don’t necessarily need co-captains but more so “leaders” on the park.
Having a “C” next to your name is more prestige, and it’s more about what they do out in the middle as leaders that counts (Aka Ennis and Lewis).

I think Graham will benefit more from the “leadership“ that we will get from the likes of Finucane and McInness (with Fifita as a spiritual leader) and I don’t think they “need” a label to perform.

Some of the Captain duties outside of the playing field could also be delegated to others so if you want to relieve pressure away from Graham, just delegate some of those duties to senior players. Just MHO!
I agree there will be benefit to him from Finucane and McInnes regardless of titles.
Fifita was always a lead by example type, and big popular personality, but I've never been convinced he was a good option as a regular captain (chance to fill in there works well with his personality though).
Having the C is more than just prestige though as you are making on field decisions and talking to ref so there are some actual implications.

Personally I'd go co-captains probably McInnes and Graham, McInnes is the number 1 on field captain and Wade stays the face of the team for media and the like.
Wade obviously has some fantastic captain attributes, was captain in waiting from a young age, but doesn't seem to quite work for him on the field. Take some of that pressure off him, let him keep doing the behind the scenes, training, strat or whatever other side of it he was clearly good at from early on. I don't love the idea of taking it off him.

I'm sure there will be a 'leadership group' that also includes Finucane and probably Fifita too
 

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Really think we should look at co captains. Take some weight off Graham’s shoulders.

Personally I’d remove him from any captaincy role but that won’t happen. Think him and either McInness/Finucane should share the role.
Shouldn't Wade have more weight?
 
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If we had multiple captains why not make Brailey the dude that talks to the ref?

What ref would want to disappoint the kid?
 

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I agree there will be benefit to him from Finucane and McInnes regardless of titles.
Fifita was always a lead by example type, and big popular personality, but I've never been convinced he was a good option as a regular captain (chance to fill in there works well with his personality though).
Having the C is more than just prestige though as you are making on field decisions and talking to ref so there are some actual implications.

Personally I'd go co-captains probably McInnes and Graham, McInnes is the number 1 on field captain and Wade stays the face of the team for media and the like.
Wade obviously has some fantastic captain attributes, was captain in waiting from a young age, but doesn't seem to quite work for him on the field. Take some of that pressure off him, let him keep doing the behind the scenes, training, strat or whatever other side of it he was clearly good at from early on. I don't love the idea of taking it off him.

I'm sure there will be a 'leadership group' that also includes Finucane and probably Fifita too
A good solider doesn’t always make a good leader - clearly he needs people around him to lead/motivate him rather then him being the one guy that leads. Could just be a personality thing

Gallen was a one man captain he didn’t need no body to help him we need another C like that, those are the best ones.
 
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