This team is still incredibly unbalanced. I really can’t fathom the make up of this squad.
From my calculations across the 50 players contrracted to the NRL or NSW Cup only 12 would be considered backs (wing, centre, fullback). Considering we need 10 of these players every week we have absolutely no depth whatsoever, and few promising kids coming through the ranks either.
You can only imagine we’re going to be signing more nsw cup players, but surely this would have been done already? Those 12 players include the likes of Milone and Wheelhouse who are awful, and kids like Heleta and Jacobs, and Hunt who ended up playing in the halves.
Unless we’re planning to manufacture a bunch of reserve grade halves to reserve grade outside backs.
All of these signings were intriguing on paper, but then when looking at their profiles you realise how small many of these new guys are. WHY DO WE KEEP SIGNING SMALL PLAYERS WHEN THE LEAGUE IS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER. We just end up getting bashed all over the field. The days of having NRL forwards playing below 100kgs are well and truly over. Even having backs shorter than 6 foot and less than 90kgs are largely over.
We’re already weak in the backs, to not sign any depth is ridiculous. Godspeed young Papenhuyzen and Suli.