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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby TC » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:18 pm

sallymay wrote:I really want us to give Sandor Earl a chance...only problem with that is our outside back are obv doing a good job and Sandor only wants to come back and play NRL ...I don't think he would be happy to wait around for a spot in the NRL while playing QCup...he needs a club that need a centre or wingers immediately

There's way too much of players wanting these days.
That's one of the things that makes Storm so consistent, is the players who play for each other and are genuinely interested in what's best for the team.
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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Storm Spirit » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:12 pm

blazza18 wrote:Think we still have a need for a veteran half, and probably some dudes who can play in the backrow who aren't 34.


sandor earl to the back row.

he's now 195cm and 114kg
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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Mattpoet » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:04 am

Don't want him

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Lucas » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:34 am

blazza18 wrote:Think we still have a need for a veteran half, and probably some dudes who can play in the backrow who aren't 34.

Jacks is 26 next year. He's our veteran half.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Danger D » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:20 am

Lucas wrote:
blazza18 wrote:Think we still have a need for a veteran half, and probably some dudes who can play in the backrow who aren't 34.

Jacks is 26 next year. He's our veteran half.


Luke Kelly is off contract... Might turn into a decent depth signing if he can apply himself to a solid preseason.

Otherwise I'm hoping Cooper stays on as halves coach and helps the younger lads with their development.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby bula » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:11 am

John Sutton apparently is still looking for a new contract so could be a decent signing. Can cover backrow too

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Mattpoet » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:36 am

Doubt he would leave Souths though.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby yourhero » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:26 am

On NRL360 they said that Sutton instructed his manager to only deal with Souths and just get a deal done. Apparently not interested in other NRL clubs.

Either way, not someone that would bring a whole lot to our club IMO.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Storm Spirit » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:04 pm

yourhero wrote:On NRL360 they said that Sutton instructed his manager to only deal with Souths and just get a deal done. Apparently not interested in other NRL clubs.

Either way, not someone that would bring a whole lot to our club IMO.


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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Mattpoet » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:19 pm

Patrick Kaufusi confirmed by club, just waiting for cooling off period to pass for official announcement.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Lucas » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:43 am

Really optimistic about our chances next year too. I'm bullish about Croft and B Smith if he can stay fit. And think Hughes could be amazing too if we can give him enough game time.

I wonder if we could use Blair off the bench as a utility? Too good for feeder club but wouldn't play him over Scott or Chambers.

1 slater
2 jac
3 Scott
4 chambers
5 suli
6 munster
7 croft
8 jesse
9 cam
10 glasby
11 felise
12 stimson
13 finucane

14 nas
15 kenny
16 kasiano
17 ????

???? = blair, Hughes, b smith, pat kaufusi, Jacks, young t, papenhauzen, welch, Walters, tui, leuleui, etc

Good depth.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby yourhero » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:06 am

I'd probably go with;

1. Slater
2. Addo-Carr
3. Scott / Blair
4. Chambers
5. Vunivalu
6. Munster
7. Croft
8. J Bromwich
9. C Smith (c)
10. Kasiano
11. F Kaufusi
12. Stimson
13. Finucane

14. Asofa-Solomona
15. Glasby
16. K Bromwich / P Kaufusi
17. B Smith

I'd start with one of NAS or Kasiano, then let the other come on ~25mins in as an impact bench prop.
I'm really hopeful with another pre-season under his belt, Brandon Smith will lock down the bench utility spot. His spark will be valuable.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Scooter » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:26 am

I spoke to Nate Myles last night and he is staying at Storm in 2018.

Not playing related but off field you may have read that Nick Maxwell has taken a role at Collingwood as a leadership and culture coach. This job replaces his job at GWS Giants. He will remain in his leadership coaching role at the Storm.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby blazza18 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:28 am

The forward depth concerns me a little if injuries hit. Hopefully Kasiano proves me wrong and NAS take another step in his development. Think someone like Tui Kamikamica could have a real crack at a bench spot too. And yes to Smith off the bench.

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Re: 2018 Playing Roster

Postby Mattpoet » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:04 pm

Radical idea but could Cheyse play back row a la chris Lawrence?


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