RE: Signing Suggestions & Rumours
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@balmain-boy said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:
@Snake said in Signing Suggestions & Rumours:
Mbye’s only position in this team is 14… this is a very important position as a game progresses do not underestimate the value he will be in that position!
I disagree completely.
Mbye would be a complete waste at 14 and our squad currently cannot afford to have him there. If we sign a fullback for 2021 Mbye goes straight to number 18. That’s his position moving forwards. If there’s an injury he can fill in for a number of positions but he did be nowhere near the 17.
If he’s on the bench he’s most likely only ever going to play hooker. And he’s our 4th best hooker. He doesn’t get a spot ahead of either Liddle or Simpkins.
Having your most expensive player not even making your 17 is disgraceful, and hopefully helps him move on to save face.
This is course is contingent on signing a starting fullback
Whilst I agree with your Mbye hooker assessment, I disagree he’d be only playing hooker.
Numerous times last year we had big reshuffles when someone gets injured or goes off for HIA. Look at our last game, Benji goes down, AD to 5/8, Nofa to fullback, Talau to wing and I think Chee-Kam to centre.
I even remember Brooks playing centre at one point due to injuries there.
Would be nice to have someone of Mbye’s quality come in if someone in our backline goes down. Yes he’s a very expensive benchie, but not playing him is even worse, and I’d argue he still improves our team in the top 17.