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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Ryan, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Losing Tony Williams is a tough pill to swallow, on the back of JWH, Tasi and Lussick going also. Here are our remaining forwards, and their relative ages:-

    Older first grade Players
    Jason King: 31
    Matt Ballin: 28
    Brent Kite: 31
    Anthony Watmough: 28
    Joe Galuvao: 33
    Glenn Stewart: 28
    George Rose: 29

    Younger first grade Players
    Vic Mauro: 25
    Jamie Buhrer: 22
    Daniel Harrison: 24

    Fringe first grade Players
    Tim Robinson: 24
    Nick Skinner: 24

    My point is our succession is looking quite thin, isn't it? Does anyone with further knowledge know of any sleepers we have, or are there are players in the works?

    Will we have the right mix next season (noting all players will be another year older than above)?

    Interesting times ahead.
     
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rumor has it we are chasing Sika Manu.... He is only 25.
     
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    bones, we need an intimidator in the forwards, and we lack that now, so I hope your right mate, but I also doubt it.

    If we could land Manu, and re-sign Lussick, we may be looking a bit better I guess.
     
  4. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can't see how we could afford Manu, unless Lussick is gone as well. Last couple of weeks Lussick is starting to show what he is capable of. Would rather he stay, than signing Manu.
     
  5. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Shackleton will be at Brookie next year
     
  6. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    SIKA SEACHANGE

    Watch for Manly to have a crack at Melbourne forward Sika Manu. The Sea Eagles are expecting to lose big Tony Williams to Canterbury with Manu seen as a potential replacement. Manu is experienced and powerful.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/tackle-rears-its-ugly-head/story-e6frexnr-1226381944117
     
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    He'll be 30 as well next season.
     
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  8. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The forwards we have now will do the job for the next twelve months. A lot can change in a year. There are big wraps on Jake Trbojevic. Mauro will improve as he gets older. I think Sika Manu would be a good signing if it comes off. I haven't seen James Cunningham play but a few posters on here have good things to say about him. In twelve months time there will be a whole lot of different players form other clubs off contract. I understand your concerns but I wouldn't worry about it. The fact they are chasing Manu means they know what position they need to look at and are doing it. If they miss out on him, I'm sure they will turn their attentions to someone else. This club has had a history of finding the right players long before Hasler came and will continue to do so in the post Hasler era as well. All is good.
     
  9. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    We have young jake t in toyota cup whose a prop of the future. We might be able to keep lussick now Rex-h is gone.
     
  10. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    The bulk of the Storms cap is tied up with just a few players, I really doubt it if Manu is on more than $250,000, T-Rex knocked back over $400,000 from us, so there must be room to move there, perhaps even retain Lussick and Ballin.
     
  11. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What about the $$$$ to upgrade DCE, Foz, Matai ect??? That's why we've had go shed a few players, can't see how we'd have money to buy anyone else. Unless we've also lost Lussick or Ballin then we would have some money to have a crack at Manu.
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The talk earlier on in the season had Manu's asking price up around the 400k mark
     
  13. The Who

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    It seems the Dogs will have a mortgage on these type of forwards in 2013.
     
  14. Fluffy

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    Props coming through are Jimmy Cunningham, Magnust Stromquist and Jake T.

    Would love Jimmy C to be given a shot this year as he hasnt been begging to be picked and having seen him in person at the cricket he is one big unit, looks like Perry in 08 (not tubby bear Perry)
     
  15. torana355

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    I say we poach a few bulldog juniors from their forward stocks in the lower grades, Dale Finucane and Martin Taupau look great.
     
  16. Cameron

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    So our pack next year

    8 king
    9 ballin
    10 kite/ Shackleton
    11 watmough
    12 Bruher
    13 Stewart

    14 rose
    15 joe
    16 Chee-kam
    17 lussick????
    18 mauro
    19 Harrison
    20 Robinson
     
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  17. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm just off to watch Canterbury v Auckland play, am sure I can find a couple of big tough hombres willing to sign up and create havoc for 50k
     
  18. eagles2win

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    When most of our coaching staff went to the Dogs, I said to kneecap them and go for there juniors.
    Glad to see someone agree with me[hr]
    Can you dm me the score for that, reckon it'll be a good game
     
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  19. Shoe1

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    Yeah I hope Cunningham gets a shot this year. He has been out with a broken eye socket most of the season so far - not sure if he was back this week?
     
  20. eagles2win

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    I think Nood is retiring at the end of this year. Was pretty close to doing it this year
     

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