We need a pack leader, an experienced head in the forwards that can inspire the others. Proctor has the years, does he have the inspirational presence? Wasn’t he also busted for doing coke?
He was captain of Titans a good while. I think he has good leadership qualities which is something Madge is very big on. He also has big game experience
I don’t rate him myself. I respect your opinion, Josh, but I don’t see him making a huge difference to this side.
A mongrel prop, on the other hand that consistently runs for over 100m a game would certainly make a difference, however. I wonder where we can get one of those.
We’ve got Aloiai who’s been doing that consistently. Sign Christian Welch to partner him who can do the same. Then we’ve got Stefano who should be capable of that given the minutes, then we’ve got Twal and Mikaele who are solid too.
If we had halves who could better control a game, keep us in possession and get us good field position our pack would go better too.
We do need a second rower though. For a good price proctor is an upgrade on Lawrence and a good leader for our pack. He won’t make a huge impact on the field but he will help lead and build the culture. Needs to be cheap though
We all thought (me included) our forward pack was coming along nicely. The last couple of weeks have really found us out. Stefano might be good but he’s probably a year or two away from being ready (from the limited game time i’ve seen).
I think our immediate recruitment requirements are two new front rowers, a second rower, a five eighth, a halfback and a winger (or two). We can deal with the other problems later lol
We have Musgrove as well. Send our scouts to the local at South Auckland for recruits.
True, but i’m not completely sold on Musgrove.