Thanks for the thoughtful comments mate. I’m not ready to write Fusitua off, I think he will come good at centre or failing that get him back to the wing. And he’s signed for a while yet.Great podcast fonzie. Once again found myself agreeing with practically all your views. I was one of those scathing of the nrls predicament but not aware of past contracts etc and your comparison to airlines was a good perspective.
In a couple of games that for most would have been a huge disappointment, the emergence of Eleisa Katoa was massive and could save money to recruit in another area, huge hype around this guy and hope we can hold onto him. I think it showed that he had no commitments back home and therefore just went for it whereas the other guys minds just weren't on the job with concerns about family etc( my take anyway).
I think Papalii earns another contract as I can see Tom Ale not ready to claim the lock role yet and the back row line up as you mentioned going forward.
Keighran the same with another contract and stay centre though I was disappointed at a couple of dropped balls from him towards the end of the game. Fusitua not doing it for me at moment and with Junior Ratuva looking to be in the mix would think about shifting Fusitua on.
Really feel for Blake Green as the team he was brought over to in 2018 disintegrated before his eyes after showing huge promise in their first year together, after all he was brought here for SJ.
He is not the right fit for this team going forward. Heard Jackson Hastings podcast referring to a return to the NRL and I definitely get the feeling we are the team he will join after at the start of the year a rumour emerged of him joining us in 2021. POS would have had a lot to do with him at the Roosters.
I think we hold onto Frei and he and JTB are our depth props with BMM,Ah Mau,Passi and Bunty our first grade rotation.
I reckon persevere with Fusitua at centre, I agree he will come right and deserves some faith shown to him. He needs some kind of aerial game plan for his particular skill set. Only from looking in my only concern with him sometimes is attitude.Thanks for the thoughtful comments mate. I’m not ready to write Fusitua off, I think he will come good at centre or failing that get him back to the wing. And he’s signed for a while yet.
Would you want to sign Hastings? Does that mean you’ve given up on Nikorima in the halves and think Turner is too far away?
Lastly what’s your position on Kearney? Im really wrestling with that at the moment.