NRL Rumour and Movements - 2019

theshed

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What is he like as a fullback? I know he has played there but can't remember if he was any good.
Terrible. There’s a reason an origin motm back is behind a squid like Johnston and the rookie Allen in the Rabbitohs fullback pecking order.

His best position is definitely wing but I’d consider him on low coin if it allows us to shuffle out Boyd. Isaako to fb maybe.
 

Super Freak

International Captain
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I'd take Gagai as a centre, Bird to fullback.
I would pass on Gagai.

Defensively, he will be a nightmare. Now you could forgive that if he was a prolific try scorer, but he isn't.

The most tries Gagai has scored in a season is 7. That was in 2015. Plus, in those crucial moments, he doesn't tend to score much. He just doesn't play at club level the same way he does at rep level. I don't think he's worth the money.

Now if Gagai could take his performances from Origin level and play like that at club level week in week out, then absolutely I would take him in a heartbeat. But he doesn't.

Bird, while not a noted try scorer, does bring more than Gagai.
 

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