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Possible 5/8 options for Next Year

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Stiffi, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    So what are our recruitment options @ 5/8 for next year?

    Titans - Josh Lewis - Another mid season cast off from the Roosters last year. Seemed to lift the Titans when he arrived and has simply dropped off the radar again. What are people's thoughts on him?
  2. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +784 / 15
    Brett Finch is off contract.
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,437 / 74
    Finch is a half back and nothing more. He struggles when put into number 6 or number 9.

    When he is guiding the team by himself he plays a lot better, throw someone else into the mix and he goes missing, or at least makes some woeful mistakes
  4. Pepi

    Pepi Well-Known Member

    +316 / 17
    Josh Lewis would be a top buy. Has a massive boot on him and is a very good ball player. Has a lot of guts but is maybe a little bit too small if i remember correctly.
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,424 / 31
    Only other 6 or 7 on the market is Dobson

    He did some ok things for Canberra at times last year
  6. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    Dobson is a great attacker & kicker, however his big problem is his defense. He would come cheap as he is out of favour in the Capitol, but would he be worth it with his defence?
  7. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    Campese would be another decent option, hasn't always a fulltime run in the top squad apart from bits of last year. Depends on how he goes in the first half of this season with Canberra and wether or not they re-sign him.

    Another option is either Walsh or Dureaux (spelling?), I know both are half backs but surely one doesn't want to be stuck behind the other & Mullen for the next few years!!
  8. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 / 0
    Dobbo's confidence was absolutely gutted by Henry last year.

    He's a bloody talented player, but like you said his defence struggles and he needs confidence to be effective. He has no confidence at the moment and you could see by the end of the year that it was having a massive impact on his decision making as well.
  9. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    So would you think with a good off-season at Manly and an extended run in first grade he would play to his potential? How would he go at 5/8?
    If he performs there until Orford's contract ran out, he could ship into a half back role and hopefully Foran is ready to be a first grade star by then.
  10. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +2,097 / 13
    What about an english player maybe Leon Price or Danny McGuire, both very good players not sure of their contract status though
  11. Stiffi

    Stiffi Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2015 Tipping Competitor

    How much would they cost though? If we really are signing Tupou we won't have much money left to sign a big name from the UK!!
  12. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 / 0
    Darren Lockyer.....
  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +3,463 / 128
    a decent 5/8 with a good boot will do wonders. Dobson would go well. He can kick goals as well as being the main long range kicker allowing orford to concerntrate on the rest of his game and when orford has less to worry about he defintaly plays a lot better.

    As for his defence, it can and i think would improve here and we can always do a brisbane lockyer/carrol with glenn/willo.
  14. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +667 / 18
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, need to think of that.  Really dreaming, and they are poms with no track record in the NRL.  Campo for mine, best option if off contract!!!!!
  15. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +6,254 / 44
    Rangi Chase is off contract at end of this year
  16. Central Coast Eagle

    Central Coast Eagle Active Member

    +108 / 2
    I honestly believe Dessie wants a Brad Fittler/Braith Anasta type 5/8, a big damaging ball runner who can pass and kick a bit, who that is I don't know though?
  17. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

    +3 / 0
    Plenty of options, none of them great. Finch would be my pick. Campese goes OK but I haven't seen a lot of him, big boot on him.
  18. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +5,706 / 264
    Jason Wells fits that IMO. Cheap as chips as well.
  19. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +667 / 18
    Wells is not good enough to be a NRL 5/8 from the limited appearances I have seen, I guess I could be wrong though as I have only seen him play maybe 10 or so times.  You seen a bit of him Ryan?
  20. Darren

    Darren Well-Known Member

    +507 / 20
    Wells has gone off the boil compared to last year!! He was dynamic but I feel he knows he won't make NRL with Manly, today his defence was sound, looked to offload, put in severla decent kicks, and this from lock, I'm afraid he won't be given a chance but if Orford gets injured, he may get a bench spot

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