Our spine on paper is the worst in the NRL, find me a worse one
Bulldogs, Titans, Dragons, Warriors…
You can’t be serious
Hoppa, Brimson, Dufty and Roger are all a million times better fullbacks than M’Bye
Whilst I like and rate AD he’s unproven at 6 yet. Burton (maybe 2022), Norman, Taylor (playing 6 outside of a controlling 7) and Harris-Tevita are all more proven 6’s
I’d have any of Flanagan, Fogerty, Hunt or Kodi Nikorima instead of Brooks
And lastly at hooker we are ahead of the dogs, probably on par with Titans and Warriors with Rein and Jazz Tevanga and miles behind the Dragons with McInnis
Tevaga was playing 13 for the Warriors with Egan and Lawton playing 9. He did not play hooker at all for the Warriors in all of 2020. Why are you using him for the comparison? McInness was also spent half of his time playing lock for the Dragons. They had Brittain, Isaac Luke and I can’t even remember who else covering the rest of the time at hooker and it was all garbage. Rein is an absolute journeyman who offers nothing. No club at all would sign Rein over Liddle and/or Simpkin and that should tell you all you need to know.
Taylor and Norman are proven 6’s alright - proven garbage. They have done nothing for years. Burton doesn’t even play for the Bulldogs yet - try Lachlan “I’ll take 10 seconds to set up for a bomb” Lewis. Harris-Tevita has not lived up to expectations in his 30 odd games so far, I’d rather be taking a roll on AD.
Dufty and Hoppa are not “a million times better” than Mbye on any sensible assessment - Hoppa was moved from fullback for Mbye at the Dogs for a reason - he has no ball playing ability at all and just runs a lot. Dufty is useless in defence and a confidence player, not a consistent player (yet anyway).
Brooks had a down 2020 but has had some very good years in the past, including Dally M half of the year in 2018. His best is much better than anything that Flanagan (who has never done anything), Fogarty (played half a dozen games) or Kodi Nikorima (can run and that’s it) have shown.
So yes, I’m serious.