Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
The Newcastle Knights have missed signing key recruits for this year's NRLW with Hannah Southwell among many Hunter players announced in the Sydney Roosters squad on Sunday.
Article says 6 Hunter based players including Southwell and Kelly have been named in the Roosters squad, and the coach and bulk of the Roosters squad will be Central Coast players, based in Wyong.
If I understand the process correctly, the NRL are paying 30 players who will be divided up between the 6 clubs - 5 each - and it looks like the Roosters have claimed most of the Hunter based ones.
I suppose we end up with the 5 no one else wants, and god knows where they will come from - unwanted Qld players maybe.
Since the Warriors won't be playing this year, I'd try to get 5 of the best Kiwis if possible.