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Sorry to disagree but Hastings and Douhie didn't have any game breaker attributes apart from Douhie catching bombs and scoring from centre.

Douhies cut out passes and bombs are skilful but his cut out passes go to a winger who is already marked and his bombs go randomly( opposite of what Cleary did to Waqa Blake when he peppered him strategically).


Hastings was a good leader but he was slow and defences read him pretty well at the end.


Laurie has heart and has some good skill but he gets lazy in defence when he's caught out often and he never follows the forwards in the middle. How many times was there a potential offload or break and Laurie was no where to be seen? To be a top fullback there is no slacking off ever.


They aren't the worse but they need to up their game exponentially if they ant to play deep in the finals.
Hastings was a good leader but he was slow and defences read him pretty well at the end.

Yep dont think you can build a team around 1 player no matter how committed they appear to be …a team like we have is gonna need multiple points of attack and speed to have any chance of success with the roster we have . The most positive factor is we have at last got some potential in the forwards (if remain injury free) to stop us from being bullied and run over by the opposition and allow our backs to make a difference
 

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So I have a question. Who will the centre be in 2025.

Because of all things I'm so sick of this position being amateur hour since Whatuira and Elford where there. Yes Simona and Lawrence went alright but jeez, it is probably the hardest position to defend and yet year after year it repeats the same rubbish.

What juniors do we have that are out and out centres. Not centres/2nd row. Centres?
Feledy is the guy as @Fade.To.Black alluded to. other centre could potentially be Junior Tupou if they decide to play him there as opposed to wing. in terms of players we have in the juniors, William Craig is a great prospect. Heamasi Makasini is another but he's still a fair way off. there's a couple in Ball (Dotoi, Saukuru) and Flegg (Vaihu, Picken) that are worth a look but unsure at this stage if they'll transition.

Peni and Livai Saukuru are on train and trial but imo they won't be first graders. would love to be proven wrong tho.
 

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So I have a question. Who will the centre be in 2025.

Because of all things I'm so sick of this position being amateur hour since Whatuira and Elford where there. Yes Simona and Lawrence went alright but jeez, it is probably the hardest position to defend and yet year after year it repeats the same rubbish.

What juniors do we have that are out and out centres. Not centres/2nd row. Centres?
I think it will still be Zurich and it will be Excellent. :oops::unsure::LOL::ROFLMAO:
 

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Feledy is the guy as @Fade.To.Black alluded to. other centre could potentially be Junior Tupou if they decide to play him there as opposed to wing. in terms of players we have in the juniors, William Craig is a great prospect. Heamasi Makasini is another but he's still a fair way off. there's a couple in Ball (Dotoi, Saukuru) and Flegg (Vaihu, Picken) that are worth a look but unsure at this stage if they'll transition.

Peni and Livai Saukuru are on train and trial but imo they won't be first graders. would love to be proven wrong tho.
Sorry jrtiger I'm not up to speed with the lower grades: how old are some of those players you mentioned?
 

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Judging by the promo photos of Klemmer the playing surface at the COE is anything but excellent. For brand new turf it looked bog ordinary and full of sand.
They are doing top dressing and extending the grassed areas on the sidelines

BTW first game there will be Wests Rugby v The NSW Warratahs - 28th Jan I think
 

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So I have a question. Who will the centre be in 2025.

Because of all things I'm so sick of this position being amateur hour since Whatuira and Elford where there. Yes Simona and Lawrence went alright but jeez, it is probably the hardest position to defend and yet year after year it repeats the same rubbish.

What juniors do we have that are out and out centres. Not centres/2nd row. Centres?
Josh feledy may be ready by then.... may even jag a spot in 24
 

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We rarely agree on players but I do in regard to Moses.

He is a better player than what we have. I question his ability to be the man to steer a team to the premiership but he will make us a top 8 side. If he regularly takes us into the 8, there's a knock on effect to being attractive to other potential recruits.

I don't like him but I think a utilitarian approach is required with him. Bring him back, use him as long as we need him and then move on.
Mitch Moses... I just can't do it.

Look I have no ill towards the guy. Hey be part of the Tigers and he says "No". Okay, I respect that.
Others hate his guts I get it, but I respect Moses oddly because he was clear from the start "I don't want to be here, stop talking me up. I want out of the club".

No way do I want him back. It's like that old girlfriend you meet again 9 years later who you had a bad breakup with, I am over it. I don't want to mess with her relationship nor her mine.
Yes he can do the halfback role, yes he would be better then Brooks for what we need.

Rugby league I hate you. Let Parra and Moses have a nice career together.
 

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Mitch Moses... I just can't do it.

Look I have no ill towards the guy. Hey be part of the Tigers and he says "No". Okay, I respect that.
Others hate his guts I get it, but I respect Moses oddly because he was clear from the start "I don't want to be here, stop talking me up. I want out of the club".

No way do I want him back. It's like that old girlfriend you meet again 9 years later who you had a bad breakup with, I am over it. I don't want to mess with her relationship nor her mine.
Yes he can do the halfback role, yes he would be better then Brooks for what we need.

Rugby league I hate you. Let Parra and Moses have a nice career together.

In Summary - Not as bad as what Benji Marshall did when he
Requested a release from the last 2 years of his contract
- Leaving us in a hole with nothing but kids for halves.

What Moses did, Is similar to what has just happened with Klemmer.
Had no Future at the current club, Released to a club that saw a few good years in him and wanted him.

Benji was welcomed back by most - left a second time in a huff, And is now the coach....

Seems most can move past all that with no issue?
 

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Just spitballing here guys. If we're balls deep in the market for a halfback/5-8 for 2024, it looks our best off-contract options are:

Mitch Moses, Dylan Brown, Ezra Mam (as a potential star) & perhaps a greater chance for George Williams in 2024 (than 23).

Now if we miss any of the above, do we focus on within (Brooks-Laurie or Brooks-Doeuihi combo) AND sign either Kurt Falls or Brandon Wakeham as our 30th player for '23 and see what they can do.

Wakeham is still young, has a big kicking game & WC experience behind him now but does tend to go in-and-out of games. Is he worth a 1-year top 30 contract?
I personally would have tried to get Clifford if we are that in need of a half/five eighth. Just my opinion though
 

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So I have a question. Who will the centre be in 2025.

Because of all things I'm so sick of this position being amateur hour since Whatuira and Elford where there. Yes Simona and Lawrence went alright but jeez, it is probably the hardest position to defend and yet year after year it repeats the same rubbish.

What juniors do we have that are out and out centres. Not centres/2nd row. Centres?
I think u are looking too far into the future, kids will come and go between now and then , just trying to fine a pair for next year is also well above our pay grade
 

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Adam D a Lock?

This is what I don't get, the guy has talent and potential. Yet he doesn't seem to have a solid place in our team. All last year we were after people to put their hands up, own your spot.

Adam does not have that Grit that you see in a Jake Friend or Cam Mc. He is no where near Cam Murray and would suck trying to play football like Cam Murray.

Maybe Adam D can play lock like Queensland used to use DCE at lock. Yet we clearly don't have Cronk and Thurston in our halves nor a dominant forward pack that can afford to be a man short.


Where does Adam D fit?
He hates Center,
Doesn't seem to want to be fullback. (Laurie suits better there).
Probably won't want to be wing.
Not a halfback.

We don't want him at 5/8. Adam could have claimed his spot, he did not. I have no idea where he fits.
Lock for me.. has the middles to lean on for defence.. then can roam around the ruck and pick the opportunity when arises.. attack is his go.. if that doesn't work then maybe the 650k he's on would be a valuable chunk on the next guy..
 

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Mitch Moses... I just can't do it.

Look I have no ill towards the guy. Hey be part of the Tigers and he says "No". Okay, I respect that.
Others hate his guts I get it, but I respect Moses oddly because he was clear from the start "I don't want to be here, stop talking me up. I want out of the club".

No way do I want him back. It's like that old girlfriend you meet again 9 years later who you had a bad breakup with, I am over it. I don't want to mess with her relationship nor her mine.
Yes he can do the halfback role, yes he would be better then Brooks for what we need.

Rugby league I hate you. Let Parra and Moses have a nice career together.
That's fair enough. Each to their own.

All's I'm saying is if we bring him back, do it on our own terms. At this point I'm prepared to take anyone on that will make us a better team. The teams that routinely feature in the finals don't get there by playing nice.
 

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Lock for me.. has the middles to lean on for defence.. then can roam around the ruck and pick the opportunity when arises.. attack is his go.. if that doesn't work then maybe the 650k he's on would be a valuable chunk on the next guy..
Where's Joffa going to play then. Touted as a captain.
 

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Sorry jrtiger I'm not up to speed with the lower grades: how old are some of those players you mentioned?
@SeanT

The one’s @jrtiger mentioned are:
Josh Feledy, 18
Junior Tupou, 20
William Craig, 17
Heamasi Makasini, 15
Dudley Dotoi, 19
Solomone Saukuru, 18
Sione Vaihu, 19
Kurt Picken, 21
Trey Peni, 20
Livai Saukuru, 20

From there, Feledy looks to be clearly the best prospect, I rate Tupou pretty highly too.

Makasini is outstanding but only 15.

Not sure if Dotoi is still with us (from QLD) but he looked very good too.

Hope we get at least two or three first-graders from that bunch.
 
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