Rumour are we are after Burgess and Lodge.
Would have been good news for the start of this season but now I think it would be a big mistake.
Kafusi will be a regular starter next season and Stefano will be ready to be given a try at first grade next season. We need to make sure they have room to grow.
We are paying big money for Junior. I don't think we can afford to spend overs on another prop like Burgess and to a lesser extent Lodge.
Next Season we have Junior as our big alpha prop. Alvaro as a workhorse. Mannah as a reliable impact off the bench. Terepo as a good value fast leg speed prop. Kafusi as an up an coming alpha prop. Stephano to trial as a big body alpha prop. With Lane and Nuikore playing big minutes we also will have Tepai and Mau plaing in the middle. NBrown will be at lock.
That is nine first grade middle forwards for at most seven first grade spots. Really we only need depth signings unless we let a couple go However, with two potential alpha props coming through I would prefer to be patient and not waste cap space on another marqui prop signing.
Only argument is the need for someone to show our young up and comers the tricks of the trade but I am not sure Burgess and Lodge are the right ones or good value for this job.