Signing Suggestions & Rumours Discussion

OzLuke

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If we talk about the mongrel of Brown dont forget how Blore owned him in that game a couple of years ago. Brown thought he was going to "enforce" young Blore that night & got b#iched. Blore 1 , Brown 0
Good times that game....three hit ups at blore for 3 smashings....
 

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Basically a whole new pack but has a slight smell of dads army about it. They'll get us into games this year but doubt if we have the points in us to capitalise.
Hardly Dads Army - Api is the oldest at 30. Starting pack has an average age of just under 28 and bench 22.5. Look at the experience of the starting pack though - combined 808 NRL games and 109 Super League, 22 S.O.O and 50 Tests. Quite impressive.
 

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Hardly Dads Army - Api is the oldest at 30. Starting pack has an average age of just under 28 and bench 22.5. Look at the experience of the starting pack though - combined 808 NRL games and 109 Super League, 22 S.O.O and 50 Tests. Quite impressive.
Looks good but I don’t think I want to see the roosters figures
 
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If we get Brown & Bateman I think we would have one of the best forward packs in the competition & I would also sign Will Smith on an NRL contract as our utility that would round out our top 30 for 2023.
This team below can make the semifinals.
Charlie Staines
David Nofoaluma
Brent Naden
Adam Douiehi
Ken Maumalo
Daine Laurie
Luke Brooks
Nathan Brown
Isaiah Papali’i
John Bateman
Joe Ofahengaue (c)
Api Koroisau
David Klemmer
Bench
Will Smith
Fonua Pole
Alex Twal
Stefano Utoikamanu
Reserves
Starford To’a
Triston Reilly
Junior Tupou
AJ Kepaoa
Tommy Talau
Justin Matamua
Brandon Tumeth
Tuki Simpkins
Alex Seyfarth
Sione Fainu
Jake Simpkin
Rua Ngatikaura
Lomi Saukuru
Thats our top 30 for 2023 not bad at all.
Development Players
Josh Feledy
Jimmy Ngutlik
Kitione Kautoga
Christian Ma’anaima
I would also add Jimmy Ngutlik as part of our development squad.
Will Smith, as you have said,is a key player, None of us knows who will partner Brooks, either AD or Laurie, and to be honest all 3 are no certainties to own the position. Laurie and Stains will fight out the FB position, which i think Stains will win, AD will probably have first dig at 5/8, where doe Laurie go? Either way i think Smith would be better value then Laurie or AD as 5/8, till such time as we buy a quality 1/2 or 5/8.
 

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Will Smith, as you have said,is a key player, None of us knows who will partner Brooks, either AD or Laurie, and to be honest all 3 are no certainties to own the position. Laurie and Stains will fight out the FB position, which i think Stains will win, AD will probably have first dig at 5/8, where doe Laurie go? Either way i think Smith would be better value then Laurie or AD as 5/8, till such time as we buy a quality 1/2 or 5/8.
Will Smith can't be named until round 11 I think at best case unless he is upgraded.

If we are relying on Smith being a key player for us it raises serious questions over the remaining 17 players in the squad + development players listed ahead of him.
 

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Hardly Dads Army - Api is the oldest at 30. Starting pack has an average age of just under 28 and bench 22.5. Look at the experience of the starting pack though - combined 808 NRL games and 109 Super League, 22 S.O.O and 50 Tests. Quite impressive.
That's why I said slight smell.
 

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Weedler from SMH saying Tedesco’s management is after a contract extension and mentioned the possibility of Moses leaving the Eels in 24 (he has heard this) but Eels are very touchy about it and are confident he will stay

Interesting, someone lying or in denial
 

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Weedler from SMH saying Tedesco’s management is after a contract extension and mentioned the possibility of Moses leaving the Eels in 24 (he has heard this) but Eels are very touchy about it and are confident he will stay
This can only get messy. Suaalili and his manager know the best outcome for him is for Teddy to leave. Last resort for him would be to leave Roosters to be fullback at a less successful club.

Teddy knows either the roosters stick with him and lose arguably the best young player in the game or he can draw a line in the sand and leave sooner rather than later to maximise his last contract.

Teddy may have a couple of years left in him at the end of 2025, but not at peak earning. If he were to be released for 2024 he could command $1.5m a year for 3-4 years easy.

Don't see Suaalili rolling over and playing centres like Manu. He may do a Latrell and leave but this could be the beginning of a PR spin that Teddy wants long term security and helping Roosters secure the future could be a "nice" way for Teddy to leave.
 

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Weedler from SMH saying Tedesco’s management is after a contract extension and mentioned the possibility of Moses leaving the Eels in 24 (he has heard this) but Eels are very touchy about it and are confident he will stay

Holy Moses​

Mitchell Moses’ future is a delicate subject at Parramatta. They were particularly touchy when I asked about Moses telling them he won’t be there in 2024. That has been put to me by those who have been in negotiations with the star half and his team. The Eels say that is wrong and are confident Moses wants to stay long term.
 

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