State of Origin Captain
I think you need consistency and reliability from a lock. I dont see that in TPJBetween Haas, Lodge, Joe O., Flegler, Carrigan, we have the middles already sorted before depth.
Do we really want to go north of $400k for him unless he starts performing regularly?
He has to ‘shape himself’ as a backrower, or lock at most to be at his best, and then he’s competing with Matty, Lexie, Fifita, (?)... even Oates is worth discussion soon.
Maybe TPJ is our bench impact weapon that can cover the whole pack. I think he needs to commit to the style of player he wants to be and stop fucking about, really.
I’m happy to let him walk if he wants more than $400 at this stage. If he can increase his reliability and consistency, then we can talk about upgrades.