Have to agree with you on Bhana. I was thinking the same thing watching him play on the weekend. I wasn't overly impressed by him on my first viewing but the more i see the more i think he is destined for a long first grade career.This kid has first grade written all over him, I hope the club is looking at him long term... he's a defensive
machine, which is rare in the 20's, with some nice footwork as well....a great prospect.
I personally think he could be a better prospect then some of those back rowers you mentioned, I think his work ethic may be his best trait. At the start of the season I was very impressed by Palavi, but I think he disappears some games and doesn't get as involved as he should, considering how good he is.I've yet to see him play, but is he a better prospect than Lousi, Paasi, Ikahihifo, Taukeiahu (sp?) or Palavi? It seems we've got some great depth coming up in the second row, especially considering Taylor and Henry are young also - Mannering still has many a year left in him too. It will be interesting to see who they retain.
I think he is a bit more than a workhorse, he has a great step and offload, more importantly, seems to know when to use them....add to that a great attitude andWith Mannering, Taylor and (seemingly) Henry locked into the team for the foreseeable future, do we need another work horse? I would have thought it would be priority to find a replacement for Mateo/Brown first and foremost.
Under Ivans Watch he possibly would have been as the Aussies say 'a chaaance' ....if the conspiracy theorists on Lucks 'injury' /no show are right...Bluey is moving in a new direction : shared work load in the tackle stats , forwards who are attack capable.May have a first grade career in front of him but i doubt it'd be at this club.
He's this years version of Taylor and Benry before him (although from what i've seen not as talented). These 2 will provide the Luck like "work ethic" for many years to come. Another of the same ilk is waay overkill imo.