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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Foordy

International Captain
Mar 4, 2008
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We’re pretty light on for forward depth looking at that. Trusting in a lot of kids again there.

Currently, the forwards are:
Middles: Carrigan, Jensen, Flegler, Haas though he won’t be there, Willison, Bayliss-Brow, Robati, Hetherington
Back row: Riki, Capewell, Robati, Te Kura, Piakura, Staggs?
Hooker: Smoothy, Paix, Walters, Mozer

lathers a lot of youth in there, promising for sure but unproven in a lot of ways. Am I forgetting someone?

I'd say Palasia will get a new deal (if he hasn't already)
 

Big Pete

International Captain
Mar 12, 2008
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Ahh yes but is he signed on? I hope so, he’s a good player.
Re-signed till 2023.

The club didn't make an official announcement, but NRL.com broke the news (and the re-signings of Mariner, Quai-Ward etc.) on their Player Tracker.

Counting Smoothy & Walters, Brisbane have one more spot they'll have to announce before March 2023.
 

Foordy

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Mar 4, 2008
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Re-signed till 2023.

The club didn't make an official announcement, but NRL.com broke the news (and the re-signings of Mariner, Quai-Ward etc.) on their Player Tracker.

Counting Smoothy & Walters, Brisbane have one more spot they'll have to announce before March 2023.

i'm thinking it'll be a journeyman forward, possibly from a QLD Cup train and trial deal
 

McHunt

International Rep
Aug 25, 2018
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so 11 players from this years squad are moving on in 2023

that leaves just 10 players from Seibold's 2020 wooden spoon side.

looks like the cleanout is now complete, moving forward only tinkering should be necessary *touch wood*
The only Seibold player leaving is Rhys Kennedy.

Players who left during/after this season and who they debuted under:

Isaako: Bennett
Turpin: Bennett
Mead: Bennett/Walters
Gamble: Peter Gentle
Brenko: Walters
Ryan: Walters
Kelly: Walters
Martin: Walters
Roberts: Walters
Hosking: Walters
Kennedy: Seibold

With Jesse Arthars returning, the Seibold balance is therefore: lose one, gain one.
 

NSW stables

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May 3, 2019
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i'm thinking it'll be a journeyman forward, possibly from a QLD Cup train and trial deal
A while ago i wrote that we should enquire where Nathan brown (parra) sat but given that he is included in the GF team, he may no longer be on the outer with parra which is a shame as I think he has the aggression we need.

I wouldnt mind looking at a player like lachlan timm. Given we have middles that can play big minutes we could look at someone a bit different. A big mature body that can bend the defensive line and can push out about 20-30 mins. Just with the simple job to run hard, find his front and get quick play the ball.
 

BroncsFan

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Jul 28, 2016
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He is gonna cost a sh1t ton more money than Ryan James .
Mc Lean was in the NSW Origin team . Then the Kangaroos train on squad .
I didnt suggest that he was a James replacement... he'd be more like a 15 off the bench that plays every week.

He'd be more of an option if Haas legged it... or if we wanted Kobe in the 17 covering middle and edge
 

Chewed

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Feb 1, 2017
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McClean's non defence was pretty bad in their semi, Boyd level.

We need someone like Bunty Afoa, big body, runs hard and straight and hurts with their attack and defence. Would compliment what we have now perfectly. Last few rounds we were getting "too cute" in the middle, trying to ball play and doing dumb shit instead of just smashing it up the guts.

Flegler looked great towards the back end because that's what he was doing.

We have enough skill, get a wrecking ball.
 

theshed

Just a Game
Aug 28, 2010
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Su'a could be realistic but not Bateman, otherwise we would all be questioning why there was that much money sitting around.
How much do you think he’d need? He’s in the SL wanting a return to
NRL. Wouldn’t be more than Sua surely
 

Foordy

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Mar 4, 2008
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How much do you think he’d need? He’s in the SL wanting a return to
NRL. Wouldn’t be more than Sua surely

he will have multiple clubs throwing $$$ at him if he seriously wants back. he won't come that cheaply.
 

Mustafur

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Jun 13, 2019
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How much do you think he’d need? He’s in the SL wanting a return to
NRL. Wouldn’t be more than Sua surely
Atleast 700k I would think, it would be more then what Su'a could get, Bateman hasn't gotten worse and he has been mostly playing Lock now.
 

McHunt

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Aug 25, 2018
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Is Xavier Willison in the Top 30 or Development now? If he's in the top 30, we only have one space left, and that's not counting Billy Walters. If we extend Billy, that's us for 2023.
 

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