Great signing! Has been awesome for the Drags and a real grunty prop for the engine room. I like the way SK (and Smith) are forming this team.
My random thoughts to reply to your random thoughts ptb...
I have a feeling Manners will call it a day, but I would love to see him here for one more swansong year (on reduced minutes). Luke will likely get an extension but the question will be how long. I would only hope one more year and develop Roache to kick on after him.
Lisone, Cherrington and Vete to be punted, but Lisone may dig his heels in as he is contracted until the end of next year following his extention. Could see Vete going to union.
Will tie up Ken for sure on likely more $. Jazz i am not so sure about but obviously seems to be an SK fav.
I am sure if Lino got an offer for next year they would be pressured into letting him go.
Gelling not to be kept beyond this year.
Roached to return and really kick on.
Again no basis to any of that! ha. Just my own two cents. Good questions to be pondering though.
Alot of disappointed dragons fans in thier forum. Not one had a bad word to say about him and quite frustrated the dragons didn’t match or better the offer. Looks like we got ourselves a good one at decent coin! We haven’t even shat the bed this year and I’m already looking forward to next season
He would have made a hell of a difference, especially with an Shaun Johnson or Lino playing to take advantage of his go forward, but I agree that he cannot do it alone, we still need another big metre eater, which Blair sure is not.
That is what I was thinking as the last article was "It looks like the Warriors have signed.....". Even on the game last night the commentators (Aussie commentators on the Dragons game) were talking about him signing for the Warriors.Nothing official yet guys...