IF the reports are true and LM comes at $2.7M over 3 years - Unbelieveable - Fantastic! But we need to back him up with some other good signings - we need 2 forwards and an outside back as well.
LM can’t do it all for us - a few seasons ago we lacked any attacking variation and ended up throwing the ball to Teddy in the hope he could do something. In the end he tried too hard, too often and I believe that lack of support contributed to his moving on. Look at Teddy in a side where that responsibility is shared and he is relieved of the pressure of carrying the whole team. The same thing happened years ago to Benji when we had no decent half or fullback. You could argue that Latrell at the Roosters and Latrell at the Tigers may not be the same player unless we have a team that can step up to his level.
Winning consistently in the NRL still requires angry, mobile, big guys paving the way across the ad line and standing up to everything the opposition throws at you. We need a couple of those guys as well!
Absolutely. Unfortunately we had one and he didn’t like us… we desperately need to replace that running backrower so we can offer up as many threats in attack as possible.
Personally, was a bit disappointed with the running aspect of Matterson’s game this year. Of course the rest of his game was good, but a lot of that was in the middle and Garner had him well and truly covered line running wise once he got past the loss of his father.
Agree totally about Garner, he was running excellent lines, and easily better than Lawrence now. So that’s definitely an upgrade in the making.
The aspect that sets Matterson apart is his size, ability to break a tackle and ball play, that type of threat attracts defenders away from those around him. Would love to see such a back-rower back in our side.