- Sep 6, 2013
Did you watch Allan in the trial today... dogs didn't score a point in the first half against a shit sharks side... and Allan wasnt some miracle worker at fullback. Second half mostly occurred from dogs DH cutting them through the middle and some weak sharks defence close to the line and sharks making errors with the ball in hand.
The only change you made to the left side was adding Herbie who is going to be there come round 1 anyway.
Capewell is all well and good for this year but there's a huuuuge likelihood that Piakura takes that left edge spot this year if not next year (pending ISC form) so we'd be paying $550k for a back up 2nd rower (assuming you want Riki on the right edge over Capewell).
Long and short is we should've picked up Opacic for the $250-300k that parra got him for and we only actually need Capewell for this year to start and maybe next year if Piakura needs another year or the pandemic wipes ISC out for another year.
1. Isaako (Walsh pending ISC)
3. Niu (Staggs when fit)
4. Opacic (if we had a competent R&R team)
11. Capewell (assuming he didn't want to play off the bench in Penrith... Piakura next year)
14. Luke (so Paix can play a full year in ISC)
Aren’t you making my point for me? I’m not talking about signing the likes of Allan, Capewell and possibly even Mann for the long term, I’m talking about filling in gaping holes until these kids coming through are ready. These guys do that and I want competition for spots, not just well that kid will be ready in two years so let’s just make do with rubbish in the mean time.
And that side I named is only from players we have in the squad currently.