Knights 2018 squad

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  1. Defender1

    Defender1 Timana Tahu

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    Thought we could start looking at what our top 30 squad will look like next year...

    Highlighted players coming in. Blank spots are those I think need to be filled by recruitment and or players being promoted from NYC or Reserve grade etc.

    There's definitely still some spots up for grabs.

    Outside backs
    1. Ponga
    2. Ross
    3.
    4. Moga
    5. SKD
    6. Sio
    7. Chanel
    8. Tom Hughes

    Halves

    9. Watson
    10. Lamb
    11. Hodkinson
    12. Cogger

    Hookers
    13. Levi
    14. Griffin
    15. Pythian

    Props
    16. D Saifiti
    17. J Saifiti
    18. Ese'ese
    19. Lillyman
    20. King
    21. Heighington
    22.
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    Backrowers
    24. Barnett
    25. Buhrer
    26. Fitzgibbon
    27. Sione
    28. Stone
    29. Yates
    30. Guerra
     
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  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Phythian, Pat Mat and Tom Starling are all contracted (they might all be second tier though), and Fitz isn't yet.
     
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    Defender1 Timana Tahu

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    Cheers mate. I've cut the Fitz (he'll be here though lol)
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Did Yates get extended?
     
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    Defender1 Timana Tahu

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    Not yet. Updated
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Bring in an outside back, hooker, two middle forwards. Extend Yates, Fitz. Maybe Elliott. Still spots up for grabs.

    I think I read they will leave one spot free just in case someone gets pushed out next year.
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Meaney also contracted - maybe second tier as well.
     
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    albert Lenny Beckett

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    Outside the box, Possibly Cogger could be given some time at dummy half. IMO if he can cope with the tackling, I think he would go alright at dummy half
     
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    Defender1 Timana Tahu

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    I won't be surprised if he's upgraded next year.
     
  10. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Cory Denniss is also contracted.
    He's had a pretty ordinary year.
    From what I heard of the pre season, it sounded like he had trouble keeping up with the training.
    He started the year in reserve grade and went pretty bad.
    He missed a fair amount of time with injury, and is now doing some good things in NYC.
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    In the Sunday paper - Fitz close to signing a 2 year deal and Yates close to signing a 1 year deal.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    In the Sunday paper, Tom Hughes has signed for 2018 and joins the fulltime squad.
    He has played very well on the wing this year, but last year he played pretty well as a centre and second row too.
    He will be 23 next year.
     
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    Defender1 Timana Tahu

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    Hodko is sticking around next year and Meaney is about done with an upgrade on his 2nd tier deal.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Jason Hoogerworf

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    If we sign no other new players our problem/weakest positions are centre and hooker, yes we need and want props and we will get them as that appears the focus but let's not overlook needs elsewhere
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Friday Wests and the NRL signed their letter of agreement and the Knights Board as such has been disbanded. For mine, Gardner showing his usual due process. did not want Fitzy signed to a 2 year deal whilst Dad was a Director. Expect it to be announced in the next week or so.
     
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  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So the guys we know are getting their first NRL pre season are Tom Starling, Pasami Saulo, Tom Hughes and I suspect we will see Tyrone Amey and Cam King. They will join young players Nick Meaney, Brodie Jones and Cory Denniss who are having their second.
    I'd also like to see Kurtis Dark join his longterm mates Starling and Jones.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I really think Lamb and Watson combo is the best we have, wouldn't mind seeing Hodko fill the bench role even with Slade coming.
     
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    Defender1 Timana Tahu

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    Fitzgibbon has signed a 2 year extension. Added above.
     
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    beau Peter Malcolm

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    I just thought about Adam Clydsale. We should offer him a bench hooker role to rotate with dk.


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  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yates set to sign and we still have our eye on Maloney according to Toohey.
     
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