I admit dude - I'm pretty gutted Monnas is leaving. Great player, and great person away from footy (according to media). He is deserving his $500k per season in the ESL, and should dominate over there. I also take your point about Orford. He gets paid $50k more than Lockyer, and wasn't even selected for City / Country. As one of my favourite players, I sincerely hoppe he lifts, because he has been no where near as dominant as he was in Melbourne. I also question why Melbourne has been so dominant since he has left. That said, I'm sure he will start to kill it very, very soon. I still say Monaghan may have played Origin if he remained in the NRL like I suggested in 2004, but as a 1/2 back. Hooker wise, he will always be known as a very solid player, with great diversity in my books. I hope this now means we can focus on re-signing Travis Burns, Matt Ballin & co. Cheers from me goes to Monaghan.