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    Quote Originally Posted by todd4 View Post
    True to a certain extent but Falou's size and strength is an advantage getting over the try line from the back of a rolling maul.
    Well, yeah, but you can have more than one big guy in a maul

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Well, yeah, but you can have more than one big guy in a maul
    The hooker has the ball at the back of the maul. It is an advantage if he's strong & powerful when he barges over the line. If he is lighter it's more easy for the defence to push him back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitu View Post
    I'd stick Amone into the priority list.
    and add marley to the important.
    and Rahboni somewhere on the desired list.
    and i like the look of Max so far...
    Amone- can see that as a position, somewhere between the two for me but very good player at his stage of career
    Marley-Assumed he would be tied up, or at least not a poaching target. Certainly want/need him to stay.
    Rahboni- Agreed
    Max- Didn't think of him, give him a three year deal

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    With us probably now not seeing big Santi & Throbba next year it's a prime time to give Hoskins a call..... especially with Exiles being in the shit financially. They have a LOT of players leaving.

    Think we need a class hooker as well. It will give time for Horton to develop. Really not sure what's happened to Kaitu'u. But hoping he can get back to showing the form and promise of a few years ago.

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    Is Spink in to 2025? Did I miss something?.... hope so

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    Quote Originally Posted by .X. View Post
    Horton punches way above his weight. Love his attitude. He's an old-fashioned Junkyard Dog. Fights in the trenches. He can only improve with time and experience.
    Horton basically offers a second Openside, he has a very bright future ahead, just hope it is in Perth as in a year or two (or even post RWC retirements) there's going to be serious money being thrown at him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFDom View Post
    Really not sure what's happened to Kaitu'u. But hoping he can get back to showing the form and promise of a few years ago.
    Probably coincidental timing, but seems the worst thing that happened to Kaitu'u's career was taking on the Captaincy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    Probably coincidental timing, but seems the worst thing that happened to Kaitu'u's career was taking on the Captaincy...
    Kyle's too!

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    If Rebolo is taking a full contract spot, at 27-28 I'd be wanting to see him at least get a bench start this season to test him in the heat of battle, otherwise he is filling space. That said, as a 27-28 international player he should be more than a development player.

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    If Hoskins isn't available I go for Slipper on a 2-year deal and tell him he's playing THP. Gives Amone and Abra more time to develop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    If Rebolo is taking a full contract spot, at 27-28 I'd be wanting to see him at least get a bench start this season to test him in the heat of battle, otherwise he is filling space. That said, as a 27-28 international player he should be more than a development player.
    And can play Hooker. Surprised we haven't seen him this season. Injured or just not playing well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transiting View Post
    If Hoskins isn't available I go for Slipper on a 2-year deal and tell him he's playing THP. Gives Amone and Abra more time to develop.
    I reckon that could be smart ROI too, he would likely be battling for decent Europe money and possibly getting a bit long in the tooth for the faster Japanese and USA Leagues.

    Though would love to see Hoskins come back, he's been smashing it up there from what I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post

    Though would love to see Hoskins come back, he's been smashing it up there from what I read.
    I usually watch some Premiership matches during the off season; particularly Irish over the past few years considering how many ex-Force players they've had. Ollie Hoskins starts for them most matches and more than holds his own at THP. I was a little surprised he re-signed with them last year, until 2025 IIRC. I thought he'd look to come home and try to add to his 1 cap in a RWC year. He said at the time he'd considered it but chose to repay the faith shown in giving him a shot when he was very inexperienced. Irish were Div 2 at the time. He is a symptom of our problem of not having development tier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The InnFORCEr View Post
    Here is the remaining signed players from 2023 squad plus any extra signings since the season has started.

    Bold have been signed for 2024 or beyond.

    Go ahead speculate all you like and I will put together an "Official List" after the season ends and we have a fuller squad.

    Last year the squad was 38 and we took on 7 injury cover players throughout the season.

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    Wilton Rebolo 2025
    Bo Abra 2024
    Angus Wagner 2024

    Santiago Medrano 2023
    Charlie Hancock
    Tom Robertson
    Siosifa Amone
    Andrew Romano

    Hookers
    Feleti Kaitu'u 2024

    Jack Winchester

    Locks
    Felix Kalapu 2025
    Izack Rodda 2024
    Jeremy Williams 2024
    Will Sankey 2024

    Ryan McCauley 2023

    Back Rowers
    Kane Koteka 2025
    Carlo Tizzano 2025
    Tim Anstee 2024
    Ollie Callan 2024
    Jackson Pugh 2024
    Michael Wells 2024

    Ned Slack-Smith

    Srumhalf
    Isaak Fines-Leleiwasa 2025
    Ian Prior 2024
    Nick White 2024

    Henry Robertson 2023

    Inside Backs
    Bailey Kuenzle 2025
    Reesjan Pasitoa 2025
    Sam Spink 2025
    Hamish Stewart 2024

    Bryce Hegarty 2023
    George Pooolman
    Oliver Cummins
    Grason Makara

    Outside Backs
    Chase Tiatia 2024

    Menasa Mataele 2023
    Jake Strachen 2023
    Reece Tapine
    Daniel Ala
    Toni Pulu
    Rupeni Mataele


    Injury Cover in 2023 yet to be resigned
    Gareth Simpson 2023
    Jacob Norris 2023
    Isi Niasarani 2023
    Zach Kibirige

    I noticed Daniel Ala was playing Shute shield the other week. What does that mean for his contract? He was with Joondalup before I think

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    Nic White has signed through to 2025

    https://wallabies.rugby/news/white-h...to-2025-202358

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