He is an honest toiler. Tough Old school hooker. Solid and can do the job but because the halves are under pressure with defensive systems designed to shut them down, every team is looking for creativity out of DH
Isn’t there a concession for long serving players?
My understanding is that his contract is equivalent to that concession, and so costing nothing under the cap.
If he is willing to play on under similar terms, it would be a Greenberg display of stupidity to move him on.
Even as a backup, it would have less impact on the cap than signing someone on a minimum contract
I would prefer my 2 edge back rowers to play close to 80 so then when Russell and Ben get a bit tired the interchange can be used for them…
You don’t see the Storm Rorters Souffs etc wasting interchanges on edge back rowers too often…
I agree, and Rowdy and Matterson are these players
With size in the back row you can take ET and he can be used solely as a defensive machine in the guts
Then you can have the option of carrying a second hooker whose sole role is to run the opposition off its feet late in the first half
Use your strengths as strengths , not to fill holes / stop gaps
Lawrence and Matterson should be able to do the job on the edges and that would allow ET to play at 13 as that defensive workhorse.
I still think you’d want 3 middle forwards and a hooker on the bench and ET could be replace by one of those forwards when we need impact from the bench. ET wouldn’t need to play 80 minutes.
I’d love to see 4 forwards on the bench but having a hooker on the bench makes sense.
Can’t really see what Buddy did wrong to get punted from WT back in the day.
All he did was sign himself in as Todd Greenberg’s alias. Not much wrong with that.
Yilleen would be amongst the list with Bwaiff, Sam Harris, Taane Milne and Nick Graham as worst ever WT signings. We sure can pick 'em.
Remember people, we have the option to spread the cap hit over the terms of the contract. If there was a contract and the cap fine sticks.
So would be 650k over 4 years or roughly only a 150k hit per year. So no need to shed anyone, just a bit less in the kitty to play with. If we signed Jennings we’d still have money left to spend.
Did Todd say that…?
Voldemort left the warriors with a year to run on his contract Dessie left Manly with a year to run also same year…Sie bomb and unca just swapped both contracted…100 year anomalies…
Bennett checked out of the raiders and Newcastle early too. A man of his word.
Idk what the situation was in Canberra, but it would have stupid hanging around at Newcastle when he wasn’t going to be getting paid.
Porky Morgan offered him the Broncos head job
Unca wouldn’t let that opportunity slip that’s for sure. Dahhhhrius and Jimmy Soward would concur with this.