Lui is a big loss IMO. Having said that, he’s gone and he’s not coming back. Sheens has a couple of options at 7 for next season, all of which have pros and cons, but carry plenty of unknowns for various reasons.
Jacob Miller - If he is contracted for next year, will he be given a shot?
Pros - Traditional halfback, good passing and kicking game, good vision, good potential, NSW U’20 halfback 2012
Cons - Unproven at FG level, unsure of where he fits into the Tigers future plans
Braith Anasta - The only decent signing announced by the Tigers for 2013
Pros - Level headed, good size, good kicking game, defensively sound, plenty of experience, decent ballplaying ability and organisational game
Cons - Untested as a halfback, traditionally a 5/8 or lock
Curtis Sironen - Has been re-signed by the Tigers and obviously in the clubs future plans
Pros - Huge talent, will end up being a powerfully built young man, good ballplaying ability, good passing game, good running game, goalkicking
Cons - Untested in FG. Has spent most of his time in the halves at 5/8. Would Sheens throw him in the deep end at 7?
Tom Humble - May or may not be around next year. I think he had a 1 year deal with a 1 year option
Pros - Has a go each week, defensively sound, good pace and footwork
Cons - Not a great organiser or ballplayer, more of a stop gap option from what we have seen this season
Benji Marshall - A proven game breaker for the Tigers and the main go-to man along with Robbie Farah
Pros - Speed, footwork, ballplaying ability, goalkicking, general kicking
Cons - Tends to do his best work wider of the ruck where he has more room to move, can be prone to some poor defensive lapses, can overplay his hand in attack and sometimes his own team mates don’t appear to quite know what he is up to, given his devastating ability wider of the ruck bringing him in closer can blunt his effectiveness in attack. Has stated his preference to remain at 5/8.