I reckon Vaivai will surprise a few next year if he stays injury free. I honestly thought he was just as good as Sims in NYC, or very close to it anyway.
Vaivai took a long time to get over injury this year, but I thought he was a bit of an unsung hero in the back end of the season, playing big minutes and putting in some quality work off the bench. He missed the finals and I don't know if he was dropped for Tapine or had an injury, but I think we missed him in the finals.I reckon Vaivai will surprise a few next year if he stays injury free. I honestly thought he was just as good as Sims in NYC, or very close to it anyway.
Interesting burleigh have a Danny Kerr and Dan Kerr? Both listed as utility backs..QLD Cup are releasing club by club gains and losses each day from now so on Burleigh's list was Danny Kerr > Knights VB NSW Cup.
From what I've read he's a utility and has played in halves and backline, mainly winger.
23 years old. Catches high ball and runs length of the field here:
In the Herald today, he is training with the NSW cup squad but hasn't yet signed, but I think he will get a spot if his knee is anywhere near back to 100%.Did we sign Farrar? I brought it up not long ago that we should, he's a good player and a junior of ours, and only just turned 27. He'll be a good fit for our NSW Cup.
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I wonder who's going to play fullback, Sione, Farrar or Mantellato.
"There was a time me and my manager were talking about it," (going back the Knights)
"I was missing scoring tries, I was missing my level of playing being up there with the top players.
"Newcastle gave me the opportunity, I would never go to another NRL club other than Newcastle," Vuna said.
"I just love the connections up in Newcastle with Jarrod Mullen and Kurt Gidley, and also my Fijian companion (Akuila Uate) out on the other wing.
Jarrod Mullen pretty much gave me all my tries up there so I wanted to stick up there, he is just a great player.
"And the town, it is one of the best towns I've been to. They look after you real well.
"Wayne Bennett is a great coach, the players he brings in are players you want to play with. If he'd called me to come back I would have gone back to play in Newcastle.
Now being part of the Wallabies, I don't think I'll be going there any time soon. I am trying to get in the green and gold, as soon as I get that I think I'll be staying here a while."