Some great action photos in that lot HJN. Thanks heaps for sharing those. Tigers were definitely exposed out wide by the look of it. I have a feeling we are about to see one of the toughest and closest QPR seasons for a very long time.
How sure are you of these??
An email was shot around to the clubs earlier in the year saying Luhkan was going to Sunnybank.
Also heard that Talakai was joining Samu at souths. Seems strange that 2 reds tight heads would be at the same club (brothers). Not impossible by any stretch of the imagination just strange
I have to say the efforts I saw from some of the Sunnybank grades players on the weekend were just stellar.
I think the same 20 or so players lined up in all three grades trials (1sts, 2nds, 3rds) and they put in strong efforts throughout each session, especially in the hot conditions. Hopefully some more stock come to help them out but it really was great to see that kind of commitment from those fellas.
Kuridrani has been down at GPS, looks like he's stayed at Yoku Rd.
Depth is looking very good this year, easily enough numbers for Premier Grade - 4th Grade and some very handy players running out for the lower grade teams. From what I have seen and heard there are a few positions where the club is light on (and as usual there are about 45 openside flankers) but in general I would be expecting the club to lift from where it was last year.
The Reds squad listing has Caydern Neville as being at Easts, which I hadn't heard. Hunt is listed there as Norths but some of the others haven't been updated (Kerevi still at GPS on the Reds page) or show no club at all. Big coup for Norths if they have all those players - you'd have to think that a few of them would be turning out regularly in Premier grade if they are fit.
I tend to think the Reds should organise some sort of club placement program when it comes to new recruits.
It can't apply to locally developed players, if a player is developed through a club then he is entitled to stay there, but it could apply to new recruits from interstate.
Let's say for example each contracted Reds player is given a value, let's say 1, each EPS/EDS player given a value of 0.5. At the beginning of each season the club adds up there players, Easts might have 6, Sunnybank 7 and so forth. A club like Wests might be valued at 0 and Norths at 2. So any new Reds signed from interstate/overseas would be allocated to the club with the lowest score of Reds players, In this case Wests.