Totally WW. I am still a bit amazed some think the board arent seriously still considering Princess. He woulld bring back a lot of that familiarity of how to get the ball wide, whether its draw and cut out pass or just draw and pass. But most definitely that role of the running back and the centres understanding of his play and how he likes to get it wide is gone. Whether ppl love the old guard wingers or not.I think you will find there was a common denominator both those years leading to them being the top try scorer... Peta Hiku. Our current centres don’t have a clue how to set up their outside man. Our current halves also don’t even seem to be able to get the ball to the centre’s to do anything.
I still think they are not contesting the ball like they use to, although really it was Fusitua who was the best under the 2m from try line bombs and currently thats a no go.
Im sure in time when they find the key players they need in that critical halves and outside backs roles, we will get another level of understanding. Problem is we cant wait another 10 years for that to happen imo. Im getting old and starting to wonder if we will win a prem before I kark it haha. Here I was nearly 30 years ago after Auckland had beaten a star studded Kangaroos team, that an Auckland based team would be like the Breakers and win some easy prems. Oh boy, can I take my old club back? haha.
I still have faith we are not far off a cracker team, we have the money for 2 marquee players. Do we go with 6 and 9 or do we change the wing..... I still like Regan "Amazing" Grace with only 1 year resign to St Helens, hes one of the few Eng players who could handle the NRL, hes not huge but big enough and fast like OFire. He would add even more X factor to Walsh.
Tough decisions where that money is spent, but it seems they decided Kodi is being replaced by the 1 year offer while the looking around.