Perhaps but the current squad has positives with the obvious issues still outstanding.
2019 - The year of LisoneI see what you mean but will hold judgement till after pre season
I think a bunch of young blokes will be next level after another pre season. Satae and Vuna in NRL and the ISP guys will be a lot closer. Roache and Lawton will be interesting as well.
My pick is Satae is going to be a beast next season.
He applied himself well in game 1 too.
I beg to differ, Satae's average post-contact metres were actually very good for how many games he played. Also was unfortunate to be coming on often when we were under the pump which resulted in having to do a lot of tackles (which he also did a good job of)
Satae was a standout in reserve grade lat year, especially compared with Vete. Heyzeuss knows what Melbourne see him, it cannot be good attitude.I beg to differ, Satae's average post-contact metres were actually very good for how many games he played. Also was unfortunate to be coming on often when we were under the pump which resulted in having to do a lot of tackles (which he also did a good job of)
Could probably see it as a positive as a lot of our juniors have stepped up and have got upgraded contracts. Remember teams like the broncos only get 1 or 2 signings a year
I was thinking exactly the same thing. However we did sign Daffy Duck to coach them which fucked the club right over.
Hes had 3 years to get his shit together ..Epic fail... Package him and Kata together and disperse them to the highest bidder.. and if jazz keeps tryin to do 7 different things in a set of 6 next year he can join them
I think he has the ability and talent .. only needs the confidence/menace / mongral tn intimidate the opp .. someone like Tohu taking him under his wing would be very beneficial to the team and clubFor the amount of talk this guy has had on here vs what he has put on the park to date, I hope you're right..
Papali'i doesn't need any more size. The kid is pretty stocky as it is.I got told I was jumping the gun by assessing our chances next season, but I can't resist so will make the comment that provided Luke resigning is our only remaining move of substance then our team will be a much of a muchness compared to this year except that we won't get blown out up front as often. It feels like we could be 6th instead of 8th and have a far far better plus minus.
The following are wild cards that could push us up higher
Nathanial Roache kills it
Papali'i grows and fills out in the next 2-3 months. Fatten him up Mother Papali'i.
The following are wildcards that could leave us outside of the eight
Jazz gets the starting 13 position and SK backs him to the hilt all season long.
You could say the same for Pulu too. Both looked incredible until they got hurt. Hopefully they hit that kind of form and stay fit this year. Would be a massive boost to our pack.Papali'i doesn't need any more size. The kid is pretty stocky as it is.
Has a good motor for a young man. Started the year off on fire. Leg drive was insane driving threw tackles. Until his leg injury. I can't fault this kid. His dee needs a bit of work. But hes young. Imagine him in a few years time with 50 plus games under his belt? Excited to follow this young mans journey