I'm a huge Steve Rapira fan, but I agree - losing him is acceptable (although I'll be disappointed), but Sam is a must keep.
and go develop his own players.......we need to hold on to a base team.IMO Steve Rapira when he's on is as much of an asset as Sam. Again imo Steve was given too few opportunies to prove his worth. But I know he has that mongrel we need.
Funny how Cleary now want's all the players he held back when he was a coach here.
Isn't it about time the Warriors told Mr & Mrs Cleary Gould to fuck off.
Said it before and I'll say it again. Why does Penrith, with the largest league of juniors IN THE WORLD need to recruit from any club, let alone ours? They have more juniors in their neck of the woods then we have players of any age playing in this country?!? SMH...
Aside from the obvious cleary connection, I think we are an easy target for them coz it's alot easier to entice someone from auck to move to penrith than it is someone who lives on the beaches of bondi- cronulla, manly etc- most Aussie based players are reluctant to move out to penrith.
Corey Norman is a current example- they have offered him a lot of coin but he still doesn't wanna go.
U make a good point tho- u would think they would have a lot more local juniors in that side
The New Zealand Warriors have already pressed the panic button after one loss. The Warriors, without injured hooker Nathan Friend for an extended period, made a bid for Robbie Farah's back-up at Wests Tigers, Masada Iosefa, this week after their heavy loss at Parramatta.
But the Tigers, who will need Iosefa when Farah is on State of Origin duty, knocked back the request.
I wonder where he is coming up short of the other gumby's they throw on at hooker...changing position isn't a silly idea....i wonder how him and Bill line up in a sprint race lolAlehana Mara might want to try his had in the 13 jersey in the Vulcans... he ain't getting a first grade 9 jersey anytime soon. I reckon he might be a good running lock.