@Squeak Agreed, although I’m really liking Thompson at FB. The good thing about Ponga is he plays FB but acts like a Half the way he positions himself on the field. He is like Teddy in a way how he is always around the ball in attack and is always creating opportunities and correct me if i’m wrong but Tigers aren’t capitalising on the opportunities they get…It frustrates me to Space and back!!!
Realisitically (no Ponga, Mitchell etc),
I’d say the Lomax, Schuster types are the ones we should be going for. There was a rumour back in March we were signing Schuster due to his links with our Flegg coach - anyone that saw him in the nsw u18s will know how much of a talent he is. He could change our pack, and then we have to get him to stay. The other option is to offer TPJ a million a year and hope he earns it.
Well there are two things we desperately lack: a real strike fullback that can spark our attack (like Ponga, Tedesco, Trbojevic, Munster or even Papenhuyzen); and a forward that generates a lot of momentum (like Taumalolo, AFB, Taupau, Klemmer, TPJ or Kikau etc). If I could take my pick it would probably be Tom Trbojevic.