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'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.
With 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.