Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by josh2010, Mar 20, 2018.
Fits the big angry man that we are after, who knows might even get the twins a bit angry.
I don't think that is possible really, they are powder puffs unfortunately. Appear to have no hunger and no aggression.
I hate being negative but I really don't see them rising much higher than they are now.
You are not negative Kurriboy, just factual. The psyche of Fijians is generally not in the direction of anger and hate. They are in the main a gentle, happy folk.
I thought big Dan made massive leaps this year in terms of aggression. He actually looked like he wanted to hurt people in D . Dan still has plenty of improvement left IMO.
Problem is Dan especially has never had to fight for his spot its been guaranteed.
He was on the bench this year and has been dropped to cup also to gain confidence and fitness.
He gets brought back because he's by far our most damaging prop.
Gotta remember they're only 22yrs old, and if rd25 vs the Dragons is anything to go by, he'll be one weapon of a forward by 25yrs old.
props don't mature fully until their late 20's normally, these 2 have plenty of tomorrows.
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True dat mate.
That was a thing when props were playing reserve grade for years and not debuting until 23/24. These days if they start at 19/20 they are broken down by 30.
Dan is 22 and has basically had three full seasons in first grade. Petero Civoniceva was an alien, and even he didn't debut until 22 and was a bench player for a few years.
Dan is the least of our problems. He just needs a bit of help.
If we had 2 dans and 3 hermans we'd have the best pack in the comp.
We pretty much do have 2 Dans one’s just injury prone.
I've said it before but the biggest issue for the twins is getting them to start the season like they finished the previous one.
If Dan can play Round 1 next year like he did in Round 25 against the Dragons we'll all be laughing.
From Fox Sports
TEVITA Pangai Junior is set to reject rival club bids to remain at the Broncos.
The Courier Mail has reported on Friday that the club is “supremely confident” of the Tongan wrecking ball signing a one-year extension for the 2019 season.
While Brisbane would’ve preferred to lock him up long-term, they only considered the 12-month option because of salary cap constraints after re-signing a swag of their up-and-coming forwards.
This deal once ratified will make both Pangai Junior and Wayne Bennett free agents from 2020, and it is understood the 22-year-old’s loyalty to Bennett could see him follow the master coach out the door once their contracts expire.
Regardless, it is a coup in the short-term for the Broncos, with Pangai Junior one of the most highly-rated youngsters in the NRL.
Often compared to 2016 Dally M Medallist and Tongan teammate Jason Taumalolo, up to five clubs have reportedly been chasing the back-rower.
Knights coach Nathan Brown even met with the big-bopper after declaring his side needed “powerful tackle breakers”.
But it seems the Broncos have won out for 2019, and you’d expect it to be a substantial offer, with his market value up around the $800,000-a-year mark.
Imagine going for a team with essentially an infinite salary cap
An infinite salary cap and an inability to win a premiership since 2006. It's more than the salary cap and TPAs though. Oates and Pangai have both apparently taken cut-price deals. I'd imagine the Broncs have great facilities and being in Queensland, a great juniors system so you know they're never far away from the top 8 each year. Plus too many players there have a sickly, unhealthy obsession with Bennett. Looking forward to the fallout up there after he leaves in 2019. Bennett might have won plenty of premierships but he never leaves a club in better shape than when he started. Can't see the Broncs being in better shape than they are now once he takes his crew with him.
On another note, if Pangai doesn't want to come now then I'd prefer he doesn't come at all, let alone us having another dig after 2019.
Tpj is over priced/ over hyped atm.
It will be interesting to see how his form is next year and how his injuries go.
Over priced playing for Brisbane? Doubt it. You know how it goes.
If he kills it this year, he has justified his price tag!
But it is a pretty big risk he is taking, if he has an average/poor year, he won't be in a position to demand as much next contract!
Take tips from the Mole with a pinch of salt as always, but this would be a no-brainer of a decision for TPJ. Also ties in with the Kasiano chatter...
Melbourne are attempting to offload giant prop Sam Kasiano in a bid to sign the hottest property on the open market - Broncos colossus Tevita Pangai Junior.
Big things were tipped for the giant Kasiano when he joined the Storm this year from the Bulldogs but he failed to live up to the hype.
Kasiano did manage 14 games in the top grade but averaged only 23 minutes per match and failed to make the type of impact Craig Bellamy has been looking for.
Pangai Junior, on the other hand, is young, keen, fit and a machine. That’s why the Broncos are desperate to retain him and half a dozen rival clubs are also on his tail.
Word has it he is most likely to stay in Brisbane - but that won’t stop the chasers from making big bids to lure him away from the Broncos and the fact he has yet to commit is a good sign for rival clubs.
Bellamy has a reputation for turning good forwards into great ones and that is something Pangai Junior will take into consideration.
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