Is our team much better than a reserve grade side?



  • Watching the game tonight and thinking of where most of our previous players were playing you can see why we are getting smashed.

    1. Tedesco - Quality rep player
    2. Nofoalum- Quality first grader
    3. Watene-Zelezniak - Average to good reserve grader with the Panthers instantly plays firsts for us
    4. Suli - Potential rep player
    5. Naiqama - Career reserve grader until he comes to us and instantly plays firsts
    6. Littlejohn- Career reserve grader only ever going to play when there are injuries
    7. Rankin - Average to good reserve grader
    8. Woods - Rep player
    9. McIlwrick - Career Reserve grader straight into firsts but performing well
    10. Sue - would be lucky to make the bench of most teams
    11. Edwards- Reserve grade standard only playing firsts because we are so weak
    12. Lovett - Poor reserve grader, doesn’t offer anything
    13. Taylor - Rep standard

    14. Grant - Former rep player well past his best. Would be playing reserves for most teams
    15.Aloiai - Good first grader with a bit of potential. Wouldn’t start for many teams but likely bench player.
    16. Liddle - Trying to step up but not yet ready
    17. Chee-Kam- Career reserve grader playing firsts because of our poor squad

    Most teams may have to put up with having a couple of reserve graders playing due to injuries but when the majority of your squad is at that standard it makes it tough to win games or even be competitive. It’s obvious that Cleary realises this and other than the players leaving he realises we need a big change. Whilst i don’t like all of the new signings for 2018 atleast they are first graders or better.



  • Good summary !



  • Perfect summary, don’t let this year get you down. If you have put up with the last 5 years you have done the hard yards already, this is the first time we have cleared enough dead wood to start again.

    This squad knows, if they want a job here next year they have to show more.



  • Good summary tbh, can’t really add much more to what you’ve stated already.



  • tonights team would have been lucky to be on a third of what the broncos play their 17. says a lot for the salary cap evening the teams out



  • Spot on.



  • Can’t argue with at of that 100% correct



  • Woods a big nothing
    Teddy did have a crack but nothing
    The rest need help
    We are not a top grade team , hate to say it but we are bottom 2



  • As poor as we are there are a few who should never play 1st grade again, they have had enough chances.



  • Yep, might make the top eight in ISP.



  • nofo is a rep player in attack but in defense hes a u20s player
    i dont know if you can make the 8 with a player with such a massive weakness and no coach is doing a damn thing about it



  • Depends on who manages your salary cap, with the Tigers being one club of 7 Sydney based sides it’s pretty hard to get the TPA’s, Brisbane however being a One club town can get away with whatever they can.



  • @:

    Watching the game tonight and thinking of where most of our previous players were playing you can see why we are getting smashed.

    1. Tedesco - Quality rep player
    2. Nofoalum- Quality first grader
    3. Watene-Zelezniak - Average to good reserve grader with the Panthers instantly plays firsts for us
    4. Suli - Potential rep player
    5. Naiqama - Career reserve grader until he comes to us and instantly plays firsts
    6. Littlejohn- Career reserve grader only ever going to play when there are injuries
    7. Rankin - Average to good reserve grader
    8. Woods - Rep player
    9. McIlwrick - Career Reserve grader straight into firsts but performing well
    10. Sue - would be lucky to make the bench of most teams
    11. Edwards- Reserve grade standard only playing firsts because we are so weak
    12. Lovett - Poor reserve grader, doesn’t offer anything
    13. Taylor - Rep standard

    14. Grant - Former rep player well past his best. Would be playing reserves for most teams
    15.Aloiai - Good first grader with a bit of potential. Wouldn’t start for many teams but likely bench player.
    16. Liddle - Trying to step up but not yet ready
    17. Chee-Kam- Career reserve grader playing firsts because of our poor squad

    Most teams may have to put up with having a couple of reserve graders playing due to injuries but when the majority of your squad is at that standard it makes it tough to win games or even be competitive. It’s obvious that Cleary realises this and other than the players leaving he realises we need a big change. Whilst i don’t like all of the new signings for 2018 atleast they are first graders or better.

    Pretty accurate. A lot more need to go. There’s not much here that would get a spot in another club



  • @:

    nofo is a rep player in attack but in defense hes a u20s player
    i dont know if you can make the 8 with a player with such a massive weakness and no coach is doing a damn thing about it

    His defence is disgusting , but I’d give him a 10/10 for back peddling …he’s good at that :brick:



  • @:

    @:

    Watching the game tonight and thinking of where most of our previous players were playing you can see why we are getting smashed.

    1. Tedesco - Quality rep player
    2. Nofoalum- Quality first grader
    3. Watene-Zelezniak - Average to good reserve grader with the Panthers instantly plays firsts for us
    4. Suli - Potential rep player
    5. Naiqama - Career reserve grader until he comes to us and instantly plays firsts
    6. Littlejohn- Career reserve grader only ever going to play when there are injuries
    7. Rankin - Average to good reserve grader
    8. Woods - Rep player
    9. McIlwrick - Career Reserve grader straight into firsts but performing well
    10. Sue - would be lucky to make the bench of most teams
    11. Edwards- Reserve grade standard only playing firsts because we are so weak
    12. Lovett - Poor reserve grader, doesn’t offer anything
    13. Taylor - Rep standard

    14. Grant - Former rep player well past his best. Would be playing reserves for most teams
    15.Aloiai - Good first grader with a bit of potential. Wouldn’t start for many teams but likely bench player.
    16. Liddle - Trying to step up but not yet ready
    17. Chee-Kam- Career reserve grader playing firsts because of our poor squad

    Most teams may have to put up with having a couple of reserve graders playing due to injuries but when the majority of your squad is at that standard it makes it tough to win games or even be competitive. It’s obvious that Cleary realises this and other than the players leaving he realises we need a big change. Whilst i don’t like all of the new signings for 2018 atleast they are first graders or better.

    Pretty accurate. A lot more need to go. There’s not much here that would get a spot in another club.
    The really scary thing is that Brisbane weren’t anywhere their best tonight. I don’t think that Bennett would be too pleased with them.



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