Signing Suggestions & Rumours

ElleryHanley

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Tommy first, now Jimmy....

Clearing the decks.

Need to get some incomings on the list though.

I ain't mad with it, thanks for everything Jimmy.
You would hope there are incomings, and not just young players going up.

Fonua Pole will come up, but based on what I have seen this season, he is years away from contributing much. Looks like a smaller Mikkaele.

Tamou
Garner
Luc
Mikaele
Tuilagi

None of them are big losses...but 'combined' that is a lot to lose / very little coming in at this point.

You would think Sheensy must have something up his sleeve.
 

rihannafan1

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You would hope there are incomings, and not just young players going up.

Fonua Pole will come up, but based on what I have seen this season, he is years away from contributing much. Looks like a smaller Mikkaele.

Tamou
Garner
Luc
Mikaele
Tuilagi

None of them are big losses...but 'combined' that is a lot to lose / very little coming in at this point.

You would think Sheensy must have something up his sleeve.
Yeah and Pole should be years away. Was in Flegg last year, as a forward he's years away from his body developing to first grade.
 

Thaiger

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Haha @Geo & @balmain boy ! I only found it because it was on here. There were literally only 15 people there - just crazy.
 

jirskyr

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Iam hearing that there is no chance Angus will be coming to the tigers .
Again we miss out , surly we can’t go into the 2023 season with one backrower and another coming back from a acl .
Come on sheens get 2-3 signing done please
I fail to see how we have "missed out" if we haven't even approached the guy yet or offered a contract.

Unless we intend to remark on the "missing out" of all possible NRL signings, including those not even technically off contract or officially looking for a new deal.
 

Tiger-ferret

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You would hope there are incomings, and not just young players going up.

Fonua Pole will come up, but based on what I have seen this season, he is years away from contributing much. Looks like a smaller Mikkaele.

Tamou
Garner
Luc
Mikaele
Tuilagi

None of them are big losses...but 'combined' that is a lot to lose / very little coming in at this point.

You would think Sheensy must have something up his sleeve.
Agree apart from Lucy
 

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Mmm everyone saying Sheens must have someone lined up to play second row. I don’t think so.

He is not willing to pay more than he thinks they are worth. Luciano going because we wouldn’t match Cowboys. Tuilagi and now Garner going probably for same reasoning.

We didn’t get the Cronulla guy and now looks like Crichton not coming. Some said he was talking to Hipgrove but he’s going to Eels. Aitken going to Dolphins.

I think Sheens has a plan, only it’s not working.
 

tony soprano

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Mmm everyone saying Sheens must have someone lined up to play second row. I don’t think so.

He is not willing to pay more than he thinks they are worth. Luciano going because we wouldn’t match Cowboys. Tuilagi and now Garner going probably for same reasoning.

We didn’t get the Cronulla guy and now looks like Crichton not coming. Some said he was talking to Hipgrove but he’s going to Eels. Aitken going to Dolphins.

I think Sheens has a plan, only it’s not working.

Plan is not to spend too much $$ on the next second row.

We already have one of the best in the 600k range why would we spend more than that on the next one?
 

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Personally, I think Blore is an upgrade on Kelma and Garner. We do need depth in the position though. Another 700k backrower might not be the best use of coin.

A good Tamou replacement or a quality outside back/fullback would be where we need to strengthen.
 
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loklok

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I know some people dont want nikora but he still hasnt signed yet with cronulla. Does anyone watch the Q cup .
Surely there are some young backrowers on the rise there ?
 

Odessa

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Sorry if I’ve offended. Whatever the number of posts on Brooks it’s been done to death and a signing suggestions and rumours isn’t the thread for it.
I am not offended and have you posted to much Brooks in this thread ?
 

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Plan is not to spend too much $$ on the next second row.

We already have one of the best in the 600k range why would we spend more than that on the next one?
We shld take quality 1st graders at fair market price in any position where we are deficient...we simply just have so few of them in our 30
 

pawsandclaws1

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I know some people dont want nikora but he still hasnt signed yet with cronulla. Does anyone watch the Q cup .
Surely there are some young backrowers on the rise there ?
There are rumours his re-signing has stalled again. No announcement made yet.
 

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Plan is not to spend too much $$ on the next second row.

We already have one of the best in the 600k range why would we spend more than that on the next one?
Yeah I remember @THE_POM posting that a while ago too, especially when we need to be careful on how much % of the cap we dedicate to the backrow when in the next 1-3 seasons, we'll look to upgrade the likes of Tumeth, O'Kane, Kautoga, Matamua, Saukuru.

Personally I'd be happy with our further recruits for 2023 to be:

- Kade Dykes (backup fullback, half, could develop into anything)
- Luke Thompson or Joe Tapine (to replace Tamou as our experienced credentialed prop)
- Jackson Topine (as our backrow recruit to vie with Blore, can also play Lock, very talented & was an underage rep, good values too apparently so held in high regard, can see Madge liking him)
- Jackson Ferris (cover for centre, wing, back row; been forgotten about due to injury but was held in high regard at Sharks 2-3 seasons ago, a Nu Brown type comeback story)
- Nu Brown (utility)

If we can't land Dykes or Thompson for our 30th spot this season, we simply upgrade Brown or Pole this season.

Note - even though there is no star Centre in the above recruits, I have confidence in T'oa, Kepaoa & Naden moving forward (and no quality Centres available unless we get a contracted one like Tesi Niu that may not see a future at current club.
 

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Plan is not to spend too much $$ on the next second row.

We already have one of the best in the 600k range why would we spend more than that on the next one?
Because we can’t go into next season with one backrower , I can’t count blore until he comes back , and the young blokes won’t be ready , so u just want us to keep saying sorry we got this one for $ 600 so we ain’t paying u over that , good way to not having a top notch team
 

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