What Will Make a Successful 2023

Halbrowne61

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He would be my choice because he cares/leads by example.
Doubt he’s the one.
Has to be some one who is experienced, respected and capable of driving the team forward. When you look at it like that it’s a small field.
Dare I say Api ?
 

Halbrowne61

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Brooks does not talk enough now. Why the hell would we make him Captain.
I thought for quite a while he may have been mute, but after seeing a few of his press conferences I see why he doesn’t talk much.
 

The-moP

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My team for the start of season 2023:

1. Laurie
2. Staines
3. Naden
4. Talua
5. Nofoaluma
6. Doueihi
7. Brooks
8. Klemmer
9. Koroisau
10. Utoikamanu
11. Blore
12. Papali'l
13. Bateman (hoping) :sneaky:

14. Twal
15. Pole
16. Ofahengaue
17. Ngatikaura

 

sleeve

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I think Stains at FB, and he will turn into WT;S version of Edwards. Both only have 2023 contracts, so i would put Laurie in the same position as Hastings was, and AD is - very precarious .
I don't see him as a long term fullback,
 

Tiger_Fanatic3

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Initial thoughts, happy with the draw
* Only play 4 top 8 sides and 1 top 4 twice (NQ, Mel, Souths, Can)
* Storm without Origin players
* Play 2 top 8 sides in first 8 weeks

End of the day it's how bad tigers want it, friendly draw won’t mean shit if we dish up what we did this season.
 

KingRobbie

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Looks like pretty much all performance, physio and rehab people from last year have been axed and replaced.

For those wondering who the new football staff are after the clean-out:

Tim Sheens — NRL Head Coach

Warren McDonnell — Football Operations and Recruitment Manager

Billy Callaway — NRL Team Manager

Louise Mancuso — Football Operations Assistant

Benji Marshall — NRL Assistant Coach

Robbie Farah — NRL Assistant Coach

David Furner — NRL Assistant Coach

Simon Dwyer — NRL Video Analyst & Coaching Consultant

Kassidy Grant — Video Analyst Assistant

Peter Moussa — Head of High Performance

Aaron Zimmerman — NRL Athletic Performance Coach

Graeme Morris — Rehab Performance Coach

Jackson Privett — NRL Sport Scientist

Pat Williams — NRL Physiotherapist

Dr. Peter Lorentzos — Chief Medical Officer

Mohammed Baba — Club Doctor

Vince Marando — Gear Manager

Ronnie Palmer — Trainer

Caitlin Reid — Nutritionist

Alan Thompson — Education & Wellbeing Manager
 

Tucker

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My team for the start of season 2023:

1. Laurie
2. Staines
3. Naden
4. Talua
5. Nofoaluma
6. Doueihi
7. Brooks
8. Klemmer
9. Koroisau
10. Utoikamanu
11. Blore
12. Papali'l
13. Bateman (hoping) :sneaky:

14. Twal
15. Pole
16. Ofahengaue
17. Ngatikaura

Theres a lot of problems with this side.
You are axing our second best player from 2022 (Ken).
Talau is not a good centre, he has poor hands and bad defensive reads.
Brooks and Doueihi are not dynamic enough as a halves combination and have failed for years.
Bateman at lock is a mistake, he is not busy enough and is too small for the middle.
Offa is our best player over the past year at least. If Joe is to come off the bench, he should play big minutes.
Ngatikaura has done nothing to deserve his promotion.

Not ragging on your side and to be honest it is pretty close to what we see run out. Thats my problem with it.
 
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