We don’t need a marquee nine, just a nine. The Titans picked up Verrils and Randall (in a player swap for Greg M) in the off season and already had Erin Clark. Randall was basically free and is a huge upgrade on Croker. The cap is no excuse for sticking with a guy who clearly does not cut it.I'm sure Gordon will command selection when his performances are good enough.
Otherwise, would we be able to buy a hooker that is a clear upgrade on Croker for the same money?
Or if we signed someone more expensive at hooker, who would we move on elsewhere in the squad to accommodate them?
I'd like a Cameron Smith too, but our unbalanced roster arrangement leaves us constricted for options here.