We lost a few players in key positions this season, Moltzen, Gibbs, Fifita, Payten, Daniela, and Utai is off-contract too. We’ve filled a few gaps with Blair, Reddy and Humble coming in, but if injury strikes us next season as it did the last, do you think we have the talent to fill the void?
For instance, If Tuqiri, Lawrence, Benji, and Heighno recieve injuries, who will replace them? I think Grant will inevitably get a run next season if either winger is injured, Steady Reddy will fill in the centres well enough. We have talented props and second-rowers coming out our ears but every other position seems to be fairly vulnerable to injury. especially now that we’ve lost so many of our reserves. Who do you see stepping up to the plate next season?
Id say the outside backs depth would consist of players like Brown, Grant, Reddy and the 2 flashy under 20’s wingers who have good raps on them.
Heighno being a lock is easily replaced with plenty of talented backrowers at the club.
Benji is irreplacable, but Fulton has filled in well there before, and Miller and Sironen are highly regarded.
I think the club over the past few years has as good a depth as any other club. Benji, Robbie and Lawrence are the players we must keep fit, the rest we can cover to an extent.
I think we will see more NYC players step up.
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First grade side:
Second string side:
11. J. Schirnack
8. D. Fifita
15. A. Schirnack
We’d get monstered by the likes of Manly and Brisbane, but we could hold our own against most of the bottom dwellers.
I feel we have plenty of options if the injuries occurs…
Fullback - Ryan, Brown, Reddy
Wing - Clarke, Brown, Reddy, Grant, Utai
Centre - Ryan, Reddy, Simona, Clarke
5/8 - Lawrence, Lui, Fulton
Halfback - Miller, Benji, Waters
Prop - Groat, Bell, Begovich, Blair, Ellis, Pearn
Hooker - Nadira, Fulton, Waters
Backrow - Fulton, BMM, Spence, A Schirnack, J Schirnack
You forgot humble watto……
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I’m not as sure as other that Humble is any better than our current batch of players… I’ll wait and see how he goes in reggies next year first before I’ll be plugging him for a NRL call-up!
i think we have consolidated ourselves as a semi final football team - spirit will carry us through. look at this season. maybe look at last season. we overcame the injuries through the spirit. but yes, it would be nice to go through a season without injuries to key players.