Defence seems weak on the outside and we've lost a lot of depth players.
Koroisau is the most promising signing out of the few new recruits and could prove damaging.
problems still remain with a lack of solid gameplan inside 5 metres, the team just looked completely lost against parra and was eerily reminiscent of the bulldogs prelim.
the overpaid brick: jamal idris is still too fat and slow to be really damaging, this is the guy we should be looking at to make those hard metres crash over the top and score. but forget being held up in goal he can't even push over the line.
taking it all into account, too many punters are placing the mountain men way too high. we face a tougher draw and cannot afford a repeat of the injury toll we had last season. we'd need an absolute golden run to make finals let alone push deep.
I heard a story about an unfortunate family, who were yearly members of Penrith. The 15yo daughter died, I forgot why. But anyway, the club has chosen to retire her seat. As a symbolic gesture to allow her parents to continue to sit with her.
Naming of Isaac!
Isaac John comes in to fill Sowards roll in the halves, having suffered his own injury run last year, the lads been tearing it up in first 2 rounds NSW cup. A big burden to place on on the 26 year as he steps into Sowards boots, His contract is up this season so he'll be looking to play out of those boots if we wants a chance to shine and be seen as anything but a depth player.
no link because sports journalist are numpties.