Watching the Penrith lower grade team I thought Preston Riki (106kg Second Rower) and Eddie Blacker (116kg Prop) might be worth looking at.
We need players who come from a successful culture like Penrith to rub off on WT players.
Even though Luke Garner is no Superstar I still can not believe we let him go given the lack of second row depth in the club.
Garner does run some good lines so having Cleary and Co put you into space will improve his career. He just needs to improve his defence and maybe add some kilos to his...
Penrith have shown the blue print to be successful in the current era.
You need a pack that can dominate and an intelligent lock who can be the link between the forwards and the backs.
WT really need to sign Klemmer, Lodge, Fifita, Toupow who all are tough nuts and NRL experienced to lead the...
Penrith were clinical and every player knows their role. Game over once 3rd try was scored.
Even though they are losing two star players they will fill their void with players like Garner, Kenny, Soni, etc. Penrith have depth WT can only dream of.
Penrith could make it back to back to back...
All this Munster and Moses talk makes me laugh. I can't see either of them coming to WT ever.
Haven't they learnt from the Lattrell saga.
Martin, Lenui and Stains all look a real possibility given Penrith salary cap pressures and should have the money to out bid most teams. Also not a big move...
Mad World - Tears For Fears.
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
I reside in in the Western Suburbs and have many friends that are Eels and Panthers fans including my 13th year old Daughter.
I can't wait for the Grand Final to see two quality teams go into battle.
Experience and defence wins big games so I am predicting Panthers by 8.
Api is my Clive...
Maybe the Utility Role off the bench or a permanent move to Second Row and model his game on Wade Graham.
From memory new Assistant Coach David Furner was a high quality ball playing goal kicking second rower so maybe AD can be his project.
To me he has only shown on rare occasions his...
I think Tommy Talau will snag a top 30 contact. Interesting what happens to Gildart and Peachy.
I feel a Peachy and Staines swap after Grand Final is on the cards. WT need backs and speed and Peachy joins a long list of WT players that have badly failed to deliver.
I hope WT keep Nu Brown but...
A Brooks and Frizzell swap in my opinion is a win/win to both sides plus I really want to see Brooks in another environment to he can show the NRL Public what he has got or not.
I would be fine for the right money to give brothers and former WT players Andrew and David Fifita a one year deal...
Latrell and his family are passionate Souths Supporters so he was only ever going to go to Souths.
There was a rumour that when he turned up to Easts to sign his contact with his Dad Latrell was wearing a souths t-shirt underneath his jersey so even Easts knew one day he would walk out.
He would be a good signing but can't see a player want to leave QLD for Sydney.
He either stays at the Cowboys or joins the Dolphins.
Peta Hiku (turning 30 in December) and Kyle Feldt (turning 31 in Feb 2023) will be retiring in next couple of years to free up a spot for the Hammer.
Watching the final series first three games and you can see how much a decent forward pack in the modern game is required to win the middle to provide the platform for the backs to perform.
Two experience props needed asap or 2023 is going to be another long season.
Even when WT won the 2005 Grand Final you would have to say it was not the best forward pack in the comp but they did their jobs.
Three WT front rowers scored tries in the Grand Final (Laffranchi, Gibbs and Payten)
Maybe to avoid the nudie run