Whilst I like Tupou, you don't see players of his (current) calibre in Champion teams. I'd only rehire him if he drastically improves or we can't find anyone better.
As for Carlos, I would absolutely hate to see him in a different team. If we don't resign him, I will cry a little.
I'll admit I'm a Vatuvei "hater" who believes he is no longer at the NRL standard. I am fully aware of what he has done for the club but, like you say, that's history.
To paraphrase Two-Face from the Dark Knight movie (the one with Joker), "You either retire a great player or play long enough to see yourself become mud". Vatuvei, at least in my eyes, has entered the mud phase.
Not directed at every comment more so the Carlos and Vatuvei comments. As I said, one's just getting started and frankly did himself proud, the other has had an average year out of several very good ones. Add to that a refreshed frame from the boxing play and I for one am curious to see how he goes, he may want his Kiwi spot back!
As the fans, if we don't show some semblance of loyalty to the newbies and the seasoned campaigners we become petulant little brats that spend too much time in forums drowning in last years misery rather than getting pumped about this year!!
As for Tupou and Ropo I have to agree, Sam not so, he is a benchmark prop in any team and another who's had bad injuries but not as much as others.