Top 25 2017



  • So looking at who is signed up for next year and assuming RF goes and ET stays we have 22 signed up mayby 23 depending on whether Helata is top 25 in 2017 or still 2nd tier

    Backs
    1.Tedesco
    2.Rankin
    3.Nofoaluma
    4.Simona
    5.Naquiama
    6.Chee-Kam
    7.Moses
    8.Brooks

    Forwards
    1.Lawrence
    2. Aloia
    3. Lovett
    4. Edwards
    5. Esan masters
    6. Sironen
    7. Woods
    8. Sue
    9. Seumanufagai
    10. Grant
    11. Ballin
    12. Liddle
    13. JJ Felise
    14. E Taylor

    So that makes 22.

    Now looking at that squad of 22 when we talk about signings for next year I think our forwards are full for next year as far as top 25 go. So all the talk of Heighington, Moa, etc would require them to take a 2nd tier contract I would say or for Sironen to go elsewhere first.

    What we do need in those 3 extra slots is backs. If we were to fill them internally
    1. Littlejohn
    2. Helata
    3. Hunt

    Now I know Helata is sined for next year but not sure if its top 25 or not.

    What does everyone think do yu see any more room for forwards or just backs



  • See my post in October 2016


  • Banned

    @Boonboon2:

    So looking at who is signed up for next year and assuming RF goes and ET stays we have 22 signed up mayby 23 depending on whether Helata is top 25 in 2017 or still 2nd tier

    Backs
    1.Tedesco
    2.Rankin
    3.Nofoaluma
    4.Simona
    5.Naquiama
    6.Chee-Kam
    7.Moses
    8.Brooks

    Forwards
    1.Lawrence
    2. Aloia
    3. Lovett
    4. Edwards
    5. Esan masters
    6. Sironen
    7. Woods
    8. Sue
    9. Seumanufagai
    10. Grant
    11. Ballin
    12. Liddle
    13. JJ Felise
    14. E Taylor

    So that makes 22.

    Now looking at that squad of 22 when we talk about signings for next year I think our forwards are full for next year as far as top 25 go. So all the talk of Heighington, Moa, etc would require them to take a 2nd tier contract I would say or for Sironen to go elsewhere first.

    What we do need in those 3 extra slots is backs. If we were to fill them internally
    1. Littlejohn
    2. Helata
    3. Hunt

    Now I know Helata is sined for next year but not sure if its top 25 or not.

    What does everyone think do yu see any more room for forwards or just backs

    Definitly think we need another winger, but i guess that depends on JAC. If rumours are true he is trying to get out of is contract and hopefully Nofa and him will be our long term wingers. But i agree with you definitly lighter on backs then forwards.



  • I don’t think Ballin will be in the top 25 next year as he himself is unsure if he’ll play on due to his knee.



  • Wouldn’t be surprised if 3 or 4 of those listed find deals elsewhere before 2017.


  • Banned

    Well i reckon the club is trying to force sirro’s hand, i cant see why he isnt in first grade.



  • @ricksen:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if 3 or 4 of those listed find deals elsewhere before 2017.

    Dont think Hunt, Littlejohn or Rankin have contracts for next year at this stage.



  • Rankin is, other 2 are not. Need a back up half in your top 25



  • I’d like to see Ryan Papenhuyzen in the top 25. He is going to play first grade and he does look special so lets start him in Intrust next year against the older guys and see if he can handle it. If he can, he could cover injuries and origin plus get some experience for the future. Watson Heleta will be there and for a smokey either Jeremy Marshall-King or Manaia Rudolph as a utility back/part time hooker.



  • @shakey4d:

    @ricksen:

    Wouldn’t be surprised if 3 or 4 of those listed find deals elsewhere before 2017.

    Dont think Hunt, Littlejohn or Rankin have contracts for next year at this stage.

    Littlejohn is under contract for 2017, read story on NRL.com.



  • @tigerman80:

    Well i reckon the club is trying to force sirro’s hand, i cant see why he isnt in first grade.

    It’s pretty obvious, he’s not playing well enough.


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