watched the game back, this is what I’ve got.
Laurie and Stefano are ready for first grade and should be in the side come Round 1
Simpkin looks the goods but can’t pass right to left, would still expect him there Round 1
Talau still has a lot of issues defensively. was reasonable in attack but if he’s a long term centre he needs to be a far better defender
Hoffman is an absolute prospect
Madden still needs time
Liddle will start the season at 9
Tuki Simpkins will debut this year but is still probably another 12 months away from playing consistent first grade
if Chee-Kam is anywhere near the side let alone starting we’re in big trouble.
Seyfarth looks an improved player, but also wasn’t playing against grown men.
Tuilagi definitely worth keeping tabs on after a development year, will be one to watch for the Magpies this year.
Kiah Cooper absolutely deserves a permanent contract. Fitzgibbon will most likely get one too. Roberts-Davis no chance. Kepaoa should’ve played last night and started at the back. Rogers-Smith and Rodwell certainly deserve consideration. Docker-Clay surplus to requirements if Hastings does in fact turn up in 2021.
Know it was only a trial match, however I was a bit disappointed in MCK. I thought he could potentially make an awesome CC Captain and that yesterday would’ve been a perfect day to audition(or put his hand up) for it.