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.