-NEWS- Shibasaki signs with Newcastle

Foordy

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seemed like a good kid ... i thought for the most part fans were a tad harsh on him ...

having said that easily the most replaceable player in our squad (not named Boyd/Macca, but he was easier to move than those 2)

losing him won't hurt as we have Arthars, Coates and Farnworth coming through (plus Kahu for 2020)
 

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He's a development player as per NRL.com.
He was added to the team list on broncos.com.au after that list was released, can only assume he was added to the top 30. Seems unlikely they'd have 29 top 30 players and 1 non-top 30 player in the team list on the website.
 

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Was added to the team list on Broncos.com.au after that list was released, can only assume he was added to the top 30. Seems unlikely they'd have 29 top 30 players and 1 non-top 30 player in the team list on the website.
The development squad was only announced a week or so ago. It was also updated recently to include Tyson Gamble.

I could be wrong, but Niu was named in an extended squad and his profile was uploaded to the website around that time. Whether it was taken off and then re-uploaded following the Tonga test I'm unsure.

They're constantly updating those squads by the by.
 
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Unbreakable

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The development squad was only announced a week or so ago. It was also updated recently to include Tyson Gamble.

I could be wrong, but Niu was named in an extended squad and his profile was uploaded to the website around that time. Whether it was taken off and then re-uploaded following the Tonga test I'm unsure.

They're constantly updating those squads by the by.
Fair enough, Niu was absolutely included in one of the initial top 30 lists, but as you said, they've been changed multiple times, I would still expect him to be in the top 30 come the start of the season, assuming you're allowed to make as many changes as you want prior to the season.
 

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Don't get me wrong, if he goes to Newy and somehow kills it then all the power to him, but I can only judge what I saw, and what I saw was easily the worst ball handling since Aaron Whitchurch.

Shiba OUT, Croft IN. That is definitely not the sort of logical and sensible roster change that the Broncos recruitment team that we are familiar with would go for. Very happy.
 
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