Garner is still developing. He has only played 28 games and is 24 years of age. He has shown enough glimpses in every department to suggest he could be a top quality player. Maybe one level below a rep player. If we persist with him he will turn good. Otherwise, I could quite easily see him ripping it up at another club. He’s the exact type of player the Roosters would turn into a gun - a player another club couldn’t be bothered properly developing.
Yeah I like Garner, it would be nice for him to develop a running game like Brad Clyde.
Keep an eye on Charlie Staines playing for Penrith today, he’s a young talented back who I believe is available to talk to come November
Having a dream debut so far unlike Hoffman
Luckily for Staines, he has not had his 1/2 and 5/8 and Centres rushing out of the line leaving him stranded. I thought Hoffman was solid under the high ball and all kicks went his way. Tough debut but hopefully the team learns from this.
Watching the game last night, whilst Cleary didn’t run too much, his control of the team was superior to Brooks. Cleary’s kicking and passing game was very good. It is probably easier said than done, but this imo differentiates the good half’s to the average half’s. Also being consistent doing it week to week as well.