Plenty of talent but no obvious position is his biggest problem. Expectations are massive. Locking down a position and playing another season in NSW Cup will do him wonders and we will get a better idea where he’s at.
Yeah this is an interesting player to watch this year. Is he going to be another CNK? It would be a shame for him to leave without a bunch of games, but honestly where do you play him? Can he command a bench role?
Losing Shaun Johnson and signing Kodi really showed up how under appreciated Shaun Johnson was. Sure he didnt turned up inividual brilliance every game, but his ability to create confusion in the Opp D, create Draw and Pass for Peta to then Pass to Fusitua, his general duties as a half (should always have been a 6 not 7) is now obvious with Kodi being like hes playing in 3 seconds in the past he is so obvious with his offense play.
Hopefully Chanel Harris-Tavita turns out to be like Cronk and Hayze turns out to be like Keary, and George gets the sack and we hire a quality replacement to Isaac at hooker, not constant cheap but not cheerful replacements as George has Zero idea on League (or business).
If Hayze is not as good as Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck think he is, then its easy, you put Kodi back at 6 until we find a quality 5/8th. But I think hes better than people think. He didnt get selected for 1st grade because he has no talent. He just hasnt had enough game time. And blaming our reserve grade on Hayze or saying he didnt play well is not a reflection of how good he is. Only playing 1st grade will reveal that. just like CNK.
Thats his position, thats where Shaun Johnson and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck saw him and said look out for this fulla. Make of it what you will. The Henare Wells case is a bit perplexing. Im wondering if he was sold the, yes we have player development and a chance at first grade BULLST that CNK was who luckily got out of the club before the club killed an elite players career due to SK and I do wonder now we have crap u21 coaches prior to the back to back to back premiership years, if they actually talk to SK and say, hey this guy is good, play him, no dont think about it SK we know that means you are ready for your afternoon snooze.