If there is going to be a quota spot freed I'd expect it to be Hauraki, he must have been signed for quite a hefty deal, back row forwards is an area we are more than covered for and some of the better young English players we have on the books will be on much less and offer a cheaper alternative.
Not a rumour but there's a report on Love RL today saying that Rory Kostjasyn is likely to be headed to SL next season, cracking hooker which is for me the position we are short of above all others. They say he has an Irish passport so you'd think that would make him a valuable target.
I'd keep Sau if at all possible, of all the 'big name' imports he appears the most settled, there's no scandal surrounding him and he's knuckled down and is by his own admission is as fit now as any time in his professional career. If only all the other players signed with the same pomp and ceremony seemed to have their head screwed on we might not have had the issues we have/do.
Story going around on Anti social media that we are after a young hooker from a lower division, would still love to see Hood given a proper chance, seem to remember Evalds was thought to be wasting his talent and sent to Barrow, when he came back he grasped the chance given to him, wonder if Hood might do the same now he has seen how bad life is in the lower leagues.
Was speaking recently to a friend who follows Batley and he was saying that Luke Blake has everything needed to make a good quality SL grade hooker, in his mid 20's had a few seasons in the lower league, maybe one to look at for the remainder of the season and take stock of numbers options later.
Last night showed what a good hooker can do, Tomkins looks to pass way to much where as Roby makes cheap meters in every set of 6, the top 8 is now a pipe dream so get this kid in and give him the rest of the season to prove himself.
With the other 2 youngsters also on the books Lee and Tomkins must know they up their game or start looking for a new club, Lee for me is worth keeping for what he brings when he is fully fit but Tomkins sorry if he had a different family name wouldn't be thought of worth the squad place.