absence for attacking footy makes the heart grow fonder for it.
Bring back the earlier years of Teddy, Moses, Moltzen, Brooks, Simona… it was good but we still mostly had more losses than wins. Hope now with good defends like Papali’i , Klemmer, Api, Bateman the balance is better.
Very handy player to have in your squad. Can play both 2nd row and at centre. He looks to have a got a starting position at the Panthers (good on him). I don’t think he would have mad the starting side here.
From the SMH
There have been plenty of big-name players making big-money moves over the summer. It’s the ones that don’t cost a lot that can have the biggest impact on a club. Michael Chammas runs his eye over the top 10 value signings of 2023.
1. J’maine Hopgood (Eels)
What are the odds we’ll hear this on ABC grandstand. Woods offloads to Musgrove who is tackle & plays the ball. Liddle to Mybe, passes to Suli cuts out B.M.M who sets up Nofo in the corner. fantastic try. Brilliantly coach but Griffen.
We have increased the amount of strong defenders in the side. Our two new 2nd rowers are both defensively strong. Also Klemmer and Api in the middle as well.
*Note; Nofo most likely will still be chasing butterflies out there on the wing.
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I think it’s too early to tell but if Doueihi’s defence improves and he shows he can ignite the background then he’ll be a very valuable half (maybe too valuable in terms of $).
Money aside, Moses at 7. Brooks or Doueihi and 6 & 14. Brooks could cover D.H. As well.
Dreaming really, I could see...
good NRL halfbacks are very hard to come by. Moses is at least a top 8 halfback, we haven’t had one of those for some time. If we signed him for 5 years (which I think is too long) after a couple of years I think there will be other bottom feeding teams desperate enough to take him off our hands...
Doesn’t sound like Api, Papali'i, Brooks will be playing in the NZ game. according to Sheens , Bateman won’t play either trial. https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2023/01/27/coaching-insider--field-day/
a good crop of young forwards coming through, obviously not all will make it as regular first graders. Although Sheens is the type that won’t die wondering. If they show promise he’ll give them their chance. Exciting times ahead.