Whispers, we will have 2 players on debut tomorrow



  • Apparently, the NRL has approved two cap exemptions for tomorrow’s first grade game vs Raiders. Hearing that Brenden Santi is one and that the other will be either Setefano Taukafa or Asipeli Fine. Hope they go well.



  • Be very excited to see Santi and Fine debut as I understand both will be top 25 next year



  • So the NRL should it’s a nothing game , I think Santi will do well and i like the idea of Fine being there to.



  • Yeah heard this too. Will be interesting to see how Santi goes. He tries his arse off but is still only a little guy. Can we bring his enthusiasm to the top grade, or will he get monstered? Find out now.

    And we desperately need a back, happy for either Fine or Taukafa to get a chance. Can’t be any worse that’s for sure, so there’s no pressure on them at all!

    Why only 2 exemptions though? Is that the official rule?



  • Barring injury I think Santi will be a regular fixture come 2015, I saw him at the ground a few weeks ago after he had played and he was a lot bigger than I expected. A full off season pumping iron and he will be a handy player next year, just imagine a player with a high work rate who can tackle,reminds of player called Fulton, and we have won bugger all games since he retired!!!



  • @Balmain Boy:

    Yeah heard this too. Will be interesting to see how Santi goes. He tries his arse off but is still only a little guy. Can we bring his enthusiasm to the top grade, or will he get monstered? Find out now.

    And we desperately need a back, happy for either Fine or Taukafa to get a chance. Can’t be any worse that’s for sure, so there’s no pressure on them at all!

    Why only 2 exemptions though? Is that the official rule?

    Don’t quote me but I believe it comes down to having players unavailable to fill those positions once we aren’t able to make the semis

    So if we can’t fill two positions with recognized players in those positions we can bring others in



  • I’ve only seen limited footage of Santi but I’m not seeing the negatives others do. I see him as very similar to Ryan Hoffman. He’s not a huge backrower, but not undersized and he also works hard in attack and does dent the line? Maybe I’ve only seen him on fire but it is what it is.



  • @MacDougall:

    I’ve only seen limited footage of Santi but I’m not seeing the negatives others do. I see him as very similar to Ryan Hoffman. He’s not a huge backrower, but not undersized and he also works hard in attack and does dent the line? Maybe I’ve only seen him on fire but it is what it is.

    He lifted big time playing for Italy in the WC and he seems to have another gear



  • My only concern with Santi is that I have seen him miss some very bad one on one tackles, and we already have Sue for that…



  • So let me get this straight……will our back 5 all be recognised backs!!! If this is true it must be the first time since our losing streak began??

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  • **<big>WHATS THAT???

    WE WILL HAVE TWO PLAYERS ON DEBUT TOMORROW???

    OK!!!</big>**



  • I hear that Farah is in doubt (sick)

    That could mean one of the two is Cherrington.

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  • Santi isn’t as small as many seem to think - he wieghs more then a lot of our backrowers

    Backrower Wieght
    Adam Blair - 110kg
    Sauso Sue - 107kg
    Bodene THompson - 107kg
    Curtis Sironen - 104kg
    Brendan Santi - 101 kg
    Corey Patterson - 100kg
    Kyle Lovett - 100kg
    Sitaleki Akoula - 98kg
    Liam Fulton - 96kg

    I really think he can provide us with the fulton role we have badly missed this year - tommorrow will onyl be a start next year I can see him playing a full season
    Dene Halatau - 95Kg



  • @innsaneink:

    **<big>WHATS THAT???

    WE WILL HAVE TWO PLAYERS ON DEBUT TOMORROW???

    OK!!!</big>**

    No

    Where did you hear that ??

    But Tedesco ,Simona ,Brooks,Anasta and Nofoaluma are all back

    Trust me 😲



  • @Boonboon2:

    Santi isn’t as small as many seem to think - he wieghs more then a lot of our backrowers

    Backrower Wieght
    Adam Blair - 110kg
    Sauso Sue - 107kg
    Bodene THompson - 107kg
    Curtis Sironen - 104kg
    Brendan Santi - 101 kg
    Corey Patterson - 100kg
    Kyle Lovett - 100kg
    Sitaleki Akoula - 98kg
    Liam Fulton - 96kg

    I really think he can provide us with the fulton role we have badly missed this year - tommorrow will onyl be a start next year I can see him playing a full season
    Dene Halatau - 95Kg

    A few of those weights are off now, but at least Santi has cracked the 100kg mark.



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