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Re: Renouf Atoni : Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:01 am  
Manuel wrote:
Him and Proctor will be here before Christmas

That would be a very nice Christmas present for us fans :PRAY: :PRAY:
Re: Renouf Atoni : Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:36 am  
Manuel wrote:
Him and Proctor will be here before Christmas


That's wishful thinking is it?
Re: Renouf Atoni : Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:33 pm  
1315trinity wrote:
That's wishful thinking is it?



is it?
Re: Renouf Atoni : Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:35 pm  
Not wishful thinking. That’s as far as I should go.
Re: Renouf Atoni : Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:04 am  
Piece in the Sydney Daily Telegraph this morning included the news that the Sydney Roosters have released Atoni from the remainder of his contract so that he can join Super League club Wakefield Trinity…

Many on line comments (from Aussie readers) expressed surprise that he’s going to SL as he’s far too good!
Re: Renouf Atoni : Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:48 am  
That makes a big difference to our pack.
Re: Renouf Atoni : Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:55 am  
PopTart wrote:
That makes a big difference to our pack.



Yep it does but I am sure some of our supporters will still be able to turn it into a negative. This is just what we want some punch up front.

If Napa or AN other get signed then that total changes the power of the team.
Re: Renouf Atoni : Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:58 am  
PopTart wrote:
That makes a big difference to our pack.


What it gives us is five genuinely big units in Atoni, Whitbread, Proctor, Butler and Eseh and maybe one more to come.

Combined with grafters like Pitts, Ashurst, Batty, Borden and Crowther that’s a decent pack.

Nine is covered by Hood, Bowes, Kay and Smith.

6-7 by Lino, Smith and Gaskell and Kay in a huge emergency.

Tbh the only position I see without an obvious back up is FB. Though you get the feeling Hall could probably do a bang up job if needed.

I also believe that decent backs are fairly available at present, either on loan or permanently, unlike forwards.

Nobody is pretending we have the strongest squad in SL, we clearly don’t, it it’s ok. The trick is do Applegarth and Ford have the nouse to mould them into something more.
Re: Renouf Atoni : Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:41 am  
vastman wrote:
What it gives us is five genuinely big units in Atoni, Whitbread, Proctor, Butler and Eseh and maybe one more to come.

Combined with grafters like Pitts, Ashurst, Batty, Borden and Crowther that’s a decent pack.

Nine is covered by Hood, Bowes, Kay and Smith.

6-7 by Lino, Smith and Gaskell and Kay in a huge emergency.

Tbh the only position I see without an obvious back up is FB. Though you get the feeling Hall could probably do a bang up job if needed.

I also believe that decent backs are fairly available at present, either on loan or permanently, unlike forwards.

Nobody is pretending we have the strongest squad in SL, we clearly don’t, it it’s ok. The trick is do Applegarth and Ford have the nouse to mould them into something more.


There's Kelepi to go in there as well. If we could pull off Napa then the pack would be a improvement on last season.

I still think we need a Hampshire/Ratchford type player who can cover 1 and 6. I'm not suggesting either of those, just that mould of player. I can also see Shaul becoming available again at some point, even if it's on loan.

Centre looks light as well to me, but if we can tie Croft down then that'd solve that issue with Hall, Lyne, Gaskell and Croft as the options.
Re: Renouf Atoni : Wed Nov 30, 2022 9:14 am  
Good signing. Only slight surprise is that it’s a 1 year deal.

A couple more signings if good quality and we should be ready.
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