Here’s what we believe at TCT:
Lafai and Hiku – there was a genuine interest but the prices became well above their genuine value. Firstly, there wasn’t going to be a bidding war from Parra. Secondly, when figures start to approach the half million and a bloke like Semi is on far less, it’s far better to look to upgrading him than pay overs for these blokes.
Roberts – there was only ever one destination for him and we would never have been in the ball park money wise.
Someone else? – it’s possible. We will offer the opportunity to play first grade, with quality halves and a strong pack. Again, there won’t be a bidding war and everything that we do is under the microscope.
Gutherson – Most likely to be the starter.