WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2019



  • @WeHaveCheeKam said in WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2019:

    From the off contracted players:

    Release/Retire
    Benji Marshall
    Mahe Fonua (Playing okay, but we need to change our style of backs we have)
    Michael Chee-Kam
    Robbie Farah
    Robbie Rochow
    Tyson Gamble

    Re-Sign
    Chris Lawrence (Only because he gets exemption so won’t eat into our cap)
    Thomas Mikaele
    Josh Aloiai

    Unsure
    Jacob Liddle (Completely dependent on his return to play this year)
    Corey Thompson (With Nofo/Jennings/Mbye already staying, we need to change the style of backs)

    Move Thompson into the re-sign category and I’ll agree.

    We need to bite the bullet on Liddle. It’s a very unnerving prospect knowing that we’re going into next year with one injury riddled hooker.



  • I think we need to get another hooker anyway since Farah retiring end of season. The question is main role or back up to Liddle? On current form I’d be looking for main role with liddle remaining back up. If L doesn’t like it he can leave.

    I think Gamble needs a shot. He can run and break through. I’d have said 5/8 was his position but that seems to be Reynolds. Maybe try centre before we consign him to ashes.

    Certainly the current regular 21 players need a shake up both forwards, backs and halves. Nowhere immune from responsibility.



  • @Tiger_Steve
    Cory was to only player having a go on Monday, it’s a pity we couldn’t put his ticker into some of our forwards.



  • Really wish we has some speed somewhere in our attack, noted of late that teams are winning with long range try’s that are so momentum changing for a team and also put a defense into two minds as to kicks for these speedsters. At the moment i don’t see a player in our team who could run the length of the field for a try. We need a black flash again, Addo Carr is long gone is a player like Gela -Mosby an option. Please look for speed Madge , i need that excitement in our team again for my happiness.



  • Have to think that with Reynolds now knee injury, if its more than a week or two out, maybe its time to tap him on the shoulder and advise its time to test the market elsewhere eg ESL.



  • @2005magic said in WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2019:

    Have to think that with Reynolds now knee injury, if its more than a week or two out, maybe its time to tap him on the shoulder and advise its time to test the market elsewhere eg ESL.

    If we don’t want him because he’s always injured, who else will? 🤔



  • @GNR4LIFE Possible, but it doesn’t hurt to be in front. He has previously stated he was open to going over to ESL, no doubt WT would have to sweeten the pot.



  • @2005magic said in WT Player Recruitment & Retention for 2019:

    @GNR4LIFE Possible, but it doesn’t hurt to be in front. He has previously stated he was open to going over to ESL, no doubt WT would have to sweeten the pot.

    His hammys would love England.


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