So in my mind Taylor, McQueen & Lawrence should be playing their last season (could keep Lawrence for another year maybe) to fill that void we need a tough defender and a ball playing backorder two players off contract come to mind in Adam Elliot and John Asiata who would pair up with Garner in the back row, with Luciano off the bench.
If Reynolds goes there isn’t much to replace him possibly Nicho Hynes from the Storm as an up and coming 5/8 who could replace Benji.
If Packet goes we are light on experience up front, possibly Tolman or Tamou to lead the way or go after Welch if he recovers from knee injury well.
Fullback another issue do we fill the gap with Thompson or Douhei or wait until 2021 and go after the prodigal son in Teddy to return, if the Tiges can show promise just maybe, we always have hope there.
You could also chase Caleb Aikens from Penrith, great up and comer and will be a gun FB for years.
If we don’t get a FB then we need a winger, Jennings should be on the first bus out of here at the end of the year, Feldt woud be handy, even big Oates would start our sets off well with Nofo doing the same, plus hes great under the high ball.
Hooker, tough one, Liddle, Walters or young Qld kid or do we go for say McCullough for 2 seasons obviously on the outer at the Broncs, brings the experience and defense is quality ?
The Leilua brothers, if they put in another performance like they did against Newcastle they can take a hike, they were why we lost that game, the defence of Luciano is terrible and the brain explosion of BJ is horrendous, hopefully Madge can address this issue with them.
Let’s hope we keep building our quality, experience and depth we are really two or three players off that, you add an Elliott, Welch and Aekins and we make the 8 last year