OFFICIAL 2023 Roster & Rumour Tracker

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RUMOURS (STATUS)

Daejarn Asi: rumoured train & trial. (source: The League Scene) (TO EELS)
Steve Kearney (coach): offered assistant coach. (source: Badel) (NO SIGN OF HIM AT TRAINING)
Herbie Farnworth (2024): Roosters (denied: Politis). Dolphins. (confirmed: Bennett). Bulldogs (confirmed: Gould)
Tesi Niu: permitted to talk to other clubs (source: Rothfield, Dobbo) (Walters: initially denies. Bennett: confirms interest.)
Karl Oloapu: wants to join Dolphins for more money. (source: Mole) (REFUSED, SHITFIGHT)
Deine Mariner: wants to join Dolphins for more money. (source: Badel) (REFUSED, STAYING SAYS KEVVIE)
Keenan Palasia: release to join Titans immediately (source: Badel interview) (REFUSED)

PLAYER ROSTER FOR 2023 AND BEYOND
PLAYER202320242025
Adam ReynoldsHalf20232024
Billy WaltersHooker, half20232024
Blake MozerHooker202320242025
Brendan PiakuraSecond row20232024
Corey JensenProp2023
Corey OatesWing2023
Cory PaixHooker, half2023
Deine MarinerCentre, wing20232024
Delouise HoeterCentre, wing20232024
Ethan Quai-WardCentre, wing2023
Ezra MamHalf20232024
Herbie FarnworthCentre, wing, fullback2023
Jesse ArtharsCentre, wing2023
Jock MaddenHalf20232024
Jordan RikiSecond row20232024
Jordan PereiraWing2023
Keenan PalasiaSecond row2023
Kobe HetheringtonLock202320242025
Kotoni StaggsCentre202320242025
Kurt CapewellSecond row20232024
Logan BaylissProp2023
Patrick CarriganProp, lock20232024
Payne HaasProp20232024
Reece WalshFullback202320242025
Selwyn CobboWing, centre, fullback202320242025
TC RobatiSecond row20232024
Tesi Niu (permission to leave)Fullback, centre2023
Thomas FleglerProp2023
Tyson SmoothyHooker2023
Xavier WillisonSecond row202320242025

TRAIN & TRIAL
Max Plath: utility
Tristan Sailor: utility
Jayden Morgan: prop
Liam Horne: hooker, lock
Will Samuel: prop
Shalom O'Ofou: back row
John Radel: prop
Jack Ahearn: fullback
Tyler Coburn: lock
Jack Campagnolo: half


DEVELOPMENT
Ben Te Kura: prop, second row
Harradyn Wilson: half
Josh Rogers: half
Karl Oloapu: half, lock
Tomasi Seru: fullback
Tyson Smoothy: hooker

OFF CONTRACT 2024
Corey Jensen
Corey Oates
Cory Paix
Ethan Quai-Ward
Herbie Farnworth
Jesse Arthars
Jordan Pereira
Logan Bayliss
Tesi Niu
Thomas Flegler
Tyson Smoothy


STOCKS

Front Row
Carrigan, Flegler, Haas, Willison, Jensen, Bayliss, Palasia

Second Row
Piakura, Riki, Capewell, Robati, Palasia

Lock
Carrigan, Hetherington, Flegler, Robati

Hooker
Paix, Smoothy, Walters, Hetherington, Mozer

Half
Reynolds, Mam, Walters, Paix, Madden

Fullback
Niu, Farnworth, Cobbo, Walsh

Centre
Farnworth, Staggs, Hoeter, Mariner, Arthars, Niu, Cobbo, Capewell

Wing
Cobbo, Oates, Niu, Hoeter, Farnworth, Pereira, Quai-Ward


ETHNO MAP

QLD (16)
Billy Walters, Blake Mozer, Brendan Piakura, Corey Jensen, Corey Oates, Cory Paix, Ezra Mam, Keenan Palasia, Kobe Hetherington, Kurt Capewell, Logan Bayliss, Patrick Carrigan, Reece Walsh, Selwyn Cobbo, Thomas Flegler, Tyson Smoothy

NZ (7)
Deine Mariner, Brendan Piakura, Jesse Arthars, Jordan Riki, Jordan Pereira, TC Robati, Xavier Willison

NSW (3)
Adam Reynolds, Jock Madden, Kotoni Staggs, Payne Haas

Indigenous (5)
Ezra Mam, Jordan Riki, Kotoni Staggs, Reece Walsh, Selwyn Cobbo

Tonga (4)
Delouise Hoeter, Ethan Quai-Ward, Kotoni Staggs, Tesi Niu

Samoa (3)
Keenan Palasia, Jordan Pereira, Payne Haas

Cook Islands (2)
Brendan Piakura, Xavier Willison

England (1)
Herbie Farnworth
 
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Super Freak

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Where did Ben Marschke play this year? I could only find info on 2021

Hooker at Bears.

These are some of his stats for 2022.

3 tries
14 try assists
3 line breaks
1 forced drop out
687 running metres
804 tackles 103 missed
 

BroncsFan

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Forgot to put that part. 23 games, 18 starting and 5 from the bench. He played the last 5 games from the bench so maybe that says something.
I feel like teams are starting to put their "better" hooker on the bench now unless they can play 80mins... if they're starting but can't play 80 then they need to be subbed off and then subbed back on to finish the game.

If you start them from the bench then it's one sub to get them on at an opportune time at which point they can close out the game.

- Our best games this year had Billy starting and Paix from the bench to finish out the game.
- Last year storm started Harry from the bench and started with BSmith
- Raiders start with Woolford and bring Starling from the bench
- At times Panthers have started Kenny to bring Api off the bench
- Rorters start with Verrals and bring Watson off the bench

If you're best hooker can play 60+ mins comfortably, then they should start, but if they can only get through 40-50mins, then I think teams are looking to start them from the bench.
 

Foordy

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Mar 4, 2008
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Here is what Oates says about the 1 year contract extension:

“You always like a longer deal, but the one year is what it is and we will go from there,” Oates said.

“I have done two or three one-year deals in the past and they have never gone against me. I just wanted to get the deal done and I can now focus on football next season.

“I have backed myself a few times now, so why not keep doing it?

“It seems to keep working for me, so I will back myself and see what I can do.”
 

Skyblues87

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Feb 9, 2017
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Here is what Oates says about the 1 year contract extension:

“You always like a longer deal, but the one year is what it is and we will go from there,” Oates said.

“I have done two or three one-year deals in the past and they have never gone against me. I just wanted to get the deal done and I can now focus on football next season.

“I have backed myself a few times now, so why not keep doing it?

“It seems to keep working for me, so I will back myself and see what I can do.”
Great attitude
 

IceWorks

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May 10, 2019
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Here is what Oates says about the 1 year contract extension:

“You always like a longer deal, but the one year is what it is and we will go from there,” Oates said.

“I have done two or three one-year deals in the past and they have never gone against me. I just wanted to get the deal done and I can now focus on football next season.

“I have backed myself a few times now, so why not keep doing it?

“It seems to keep working for me, so I will back myself and see what I can do.”
What would be working against him would be that formidable adversary... time..

Over the age of 30 I think 1 yr contract extensions are the best idea for a club, unless you are dealing with an exception... Reynolds as a key spine signing was an exception.

Far out... Oates will only be 28 next season, seems like he's been around forever, still... speed isn't increasing at that age for a winger.
 

Foordy

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I like this signing ... gives us some quality depth in the halves.

I actually thought we should try to sign him earlier in the year, but doubted it would happen, because all the talk was he was going to leave the Tigers because he was behind Brooks.

IMO, him coming to us to be stuck behind Mam and ARey, shows he is thinking about the long term. being mentored by ARey and positioning himself to take over from him in a couple of years. (he'll only be 24 when ARey is off contract)
 

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