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: wants to join Titans/Dragons for starting spot. (source: Badel interview) (WALTERS SAYS NO, PENDING)

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
Keenan Palasia
Logan Bayliss
Tesi Niu
Thomas Flegler
Tyson Smoothy


STOCKS

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

Second Row
Piakura, Riki, Capewell, James, Robati, Oates, Palasia

Lock
Carrigan, Hetherington, Flegler, Robati, Palasia

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 (8)
Deine Mariner, Brendan Piakura, Jesse Arthars, Jordan Riki, Jordan Pereira, Keenan Palasia, 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
 

Swordfish

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Aug 24, 2022
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as stated, he'd be available from round 11.

however, we still have at least 1 top 30 spot available (2 if Tesi leaves) ... so a good pre-season could convince the club to hand that spot to him
I for one, want to see this happen at all sorts. I don’t have anything against Tesi but a change of place might work for his own good and we’re adequately served on our roaster needs.
 

Jeza23

NRL Player
Mar 10, 2008
2,169
150
Daejern Asi signs with parra, thought he had a train and trial with us. Guess that didn't work out

Not that I'm surprised, he wouldn't have got a look in
 

Jeza23

NRL Player
Mar 10, 2008
2,169
150
Keenan Palasia has supposedly requested a release, reported around 10mins ago

I wonder what that's about given he re-signed stating it didn't feel right to leave after brisbane stood by him
 

Chewed

QCup Player
Feb 1, 2017
753
965
Looking at the feeder clubs Wynnum are doing a really good job recruiting talent that have potential/desire to move up a grade. Going to have a really strong squad this year with Broncos reserve graders in there.
 

peter09

NYC Player
Nov 18, 2017
137
50
As far as NRL hookers that are better than Walters, if we are just asking as general question and not about signings etc, I would rate the following better than Billy in no particular order:

Api
Grant
Hunt
B Smith
Hodgeson
Robson
Mahoney
Brayley
Watson
Verellis
Paix
Granville

Then you have guys are similar to Walters or slightly above

JMK
Simpkins
Liddle
Woolford
Starling
Croker
Boyd
I’d even say Turpin is comparable
Paix is not better than Billy Walters he offers nothing in attack
 

NSW stables

NRL Player
May 3, 2019
2,240
5,645

They announce a signing every few days. Have guys like GGM, Lachlan Timm, Brendan Frei etc, plus they had a decent squad already too.
If we let palasia go, and we are looking for another middle, lachlan timm would be a good pick up/fit for the team.

Given that kevie's typical bench rotation only gives one of our bench middles (or our 17) 15 minutes i think lachlan timm could be more damaging to the opposition than palasia in that time.

But as our top 30 is set for middle depth at the moment, and our current hookers are not able to handle above 45 mins, I would escalate smoothy to the 30 and have timm on the train and trial (so that he can play with first grade after several rounds).
 

McHunt

International Rep
Aug 25, 2018
12,089
21,846
Paix is not better than Billy Walters he offers nothing in attack
They're probably equally excellent, but the good news is you won't have to choose. We'll have both: one at 9 the other at 14 (and then the other way around a week later), as our only options unless Smoothy is released from development detention or Mozer's balls suddenly drop.

Apologies in advance if someone has mentioned this before.
 

Culhwch

NRL Player
Mar 28, 2008
2,225
4,541
They're probably equally excellent, but the good news is you won't have to choose. We'll have both: one at 9 the other at 14 (and then the other way around a week later), as our only options unless Smoothy is released from development detention or Mozer's balls suddenly drop.

Apologies in advance if someone has mentioned this before.

Possibly but I'll give you a pass since I don't think you've been involved in any of those conversations. Might be the first time you've weighed in, actually.
 

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