Ken Catchpole (46)
I don't know why, but I'm optimistic.
We'll have a new coach, who will hopefully be better at extracting talent out of our players.
While Arnold is a big loss, we have a solid forward pack who are currently chewing up everyone they face.
Kerevi is also a big loss, but there's enough talent to cobble together a half-decent backline - JOC (James O'Connor), Petaia, DHP, Koro, To'omua etc.
And we'll have the first of our crop of gun under 20s coming through, which will be great to see.
Not to also mention we have a bunch of almost there players who might come good... the Maddocks, Banks, Philips, Jones, Valetini, (Liam) Wright etc... and even (Pete) Samu and Pulu. There is a lot of raw potential around. I mean players like Koro, Tolu and even Arnold to an extent have only looked really impressive this year.
Don't forget White will also be around and I feel like we have some 9's developing nicely. Gordon and Powell have looked good in NRC and resonable at Super level, but there is also a lot of younge talent about, McDermott has shown some real flair at times.
I'm also excited to see the next round of 10's come through. The Foley, Quade, CLL names have been around for a long time. Whilst I don't think there is anyone obvious putting their hand up yet (besides To'omua), it will be fun to see how they all go. Seeing Deegan up against Super competition or Mason finally show if his potential will be realised or even the younger generation of Wil Harrison or Lucas.
I'm sure it will all lead to many more extensive posts of selection debates... but I'm likewise optimistic and somewhat exciting for the changing of the guard (so to speak).