Agree with the first part, not so sure I’d call widdop a top tier half though.
Who am I to mock the man that delivered Reece Walsh but didn't he also say Jamayne Tounua-Brown was the best attacking prop in Q Cup about this time last year?Interesting interview with POS on news talk ZB. Talked about the fact that they are leaving a few spots open to see what comes up in the market and stated that they have done most of their retention work (probably not a good sign for Ah Mau).
On the Pene signing he said that he is far from the finished product defensively due to only having one full preseason with the Storm due to a knee injury. Likes his leg speed and stated that he is the hardest man to tackle in Q Cup.
Afoa was resigned due to his leg speed. They have slimmed him down to 114kg this year and stated that we are not seeing what he is capable of on the field. Said that there are several other elements to his game that they expect to see fully develop over the next couple of years. POS spoke about how a front rower now needs several elements to their game and a pass is important. Also said that with the rule changes a player of previously high importance in the squad could find their value diminished straight away
Because ask anyone who watches Q Cup consistently and they will tell you Jamayne Tounua-Brown was far from the best attacking prop in the comp in 2019.Huh? Maybe he was at the time... Don't see how one statement invalidates the other.
He's very similar but with a bigger motor and more abrasive contact imo.
Hookers are locked in for next year. Won’t be any recruiting there.I am hoping keep focusing on buying solutions for the backline and a hooking partner for Egan.
Widdop if his legs still work would be the best option, he can organise our team and that will be that, everyone else can just play off him.
If we do get Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and Dufty our backline suddenly looks very experienced with a couple of tomorrows stars in Walsh and Berry.
At least they will know how to run a set play and how to communicate in defence.
That would be a nice change. We do not need a running Seven if we get all these other speedsters we are set.