Sione Mata'utia re-signs with the Knights

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  1. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So do I.
     
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    Think hooker will revert to Buhrer starting, Levi of the bench for the rest of 2018 with Watson covering if further injuries as Lamb can cover Watson. Don't know what reserve hooker Randall? is like, has good stats normally but might be a bit of an ask
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Randall isn't even on contract for reserves. He's a Lakes United player we use to fill out the side.
     
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    Has filled in lots of times, is he a likely player for res hooker next season, age and ability wise, know we have Starling in the wing
     
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    Probably right. It's a bit of luck for Buhrer now that he can finally have a role in the team. He's a similar player to Griffin so can slot straight in, probably ensures he has a future here too now, not that I thought we
    wouldn't re-sign him.

    Not a bad idea from @Ethan either, wouldn't hurt to give Sione a bit of hooker training in the off-season so he can really take over that Buhrer role on the bench & play anywhere needed.
     
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    Wobbles Shane Christensen

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    That'll certainly improve his popularity amongst the playing group :giggle:
     
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    You can only carry one utility so why not get him training for hooker as well as the other spots especially if we don't resign Buhrer and it will then depend on Danny being an 80 min player which he isn't yet .
     
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    Well I'm assuming most of the boys are straight men with wives & girlfriends, so Sione will want to train up very well in the off-season to prove a popular comrade around the boys.
     
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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    :applause: nice Gary lol
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I just couldn’t see that happening. Might be a good idea in theory, however I’m fairly certain that Brown mentioned earlier in the year that he’d like to re-sign Buhrer and that Buhrer wanted to stay. Whether or not that happens I’m not sure, but it sure would make a headache for Brown to choose from Sione/Buhrer/Levi for that bench spot.
     
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    I guess if Griffin is gone for 12 months then Levi will be our main hooker I would like to see him become an 80 minute player so we can carry Sione and 3 big bodies on the bench and get rid of Buhrer let sione do his role ..
     
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    So it sounds like you expect Sione to almost play a role similar to Peachey or Aubusson?

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    I think that would be the best situation for him. Aubusson isn’t a bad comparison actually.
     
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    Or a Buhrer role would do ..
     
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    Not likely, Sione is centre, 2nd row or bench, why this obsession with making him something else.
     
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    No obsession, if he's gonna play off the bench then he needs to make himself useful. Why would we not train him in other positions if that's the case?
     
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    He can play of the bench if not starting as a cover for centre or 2nd row along with a Buhrer type and two front rowers, like to see him settle into a familiar position for a while.
     
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    If he is going to be on the bench why not let him train to cover all positions then we could have 3 big bodies on the bench instead of carrying another Buhrer that makes more sense to me than having Sione and a Buhrer I would much rather 3 big bodies on the bench...A bench of Sione , Barnett and 2 Props Because Sione can cover Hooker , 2nd row , Lock , Centre , wing , F/B in a pinch ...
     
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    I think with the concussion rules, you need to have a bloke that can play anywhere in the forward pack as well as the centers
    and another player that can cover in the halves and backs. Purely because you've got higher likelihood of losing two players for the game instead of one...

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    I still wanna see Watson swap to dummy half like at the start of the year, not sure how Sione would fit in there.
     

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