If we put loyalty aside, just talk about the player, I’d call Oates more like Kyle Feldt level, they can both make strong runs, put on some amazing shows, Oates better at tackle breaking; Feldt better with high ball.Addo-Carr
Gagai at origin level
Mansour at his best which is rare these days
Rapana at his best
Who am I missing? And some of these are pretty arguable.
Just based on this season only, Eels winger Silvo definitely contributes more to his team than Oates to us.
Roosters wingers, Tupou really struggled with high balls last season, every time we played against roosters, he gave us a few stupid errors, but this season you rarely see that happen. I don’t know about Manu, he play center normally, but played fullback and winger too, I’d rate him and Brett Moris higher than Oates too.