The Sharks surprised everyone by swooping for Anthony Tupou’s signature earlier this week but now the talk is the Sharks have a few more moves up their sleave.
There have been suggestions in the media that the Sharks will make a move to sign St George/Illawarra’s Jason Ryles, and may even be willing to swap halfback Brett Kimmorley for them before the season is over.
Any more would have to be made before June 30 however.
Kimmorley’s form so far this season has been a bit so-so, but I think it would be ridiculous for ANY clubs to make such a huge move as getting rid of their halfback mid way through the season.
For starters, who would play halfback for the Sharks? Brett Seymour has played alright for them at five-eight but he has hardly outshone Kimmorley. On top of that, Seymour tends to run hot and cold, with the cold time far out weighing the hot ones.
Then you have to factor in the idea of paying around $400,000 a season on Jason Ryles contract.
Aside from the fact he is soft, makes stupid, game changing mistakes and he is only getting worse with age, $400,000 for any prop is a rmassive amount of money.
Outside of someone like say a Petero Civoneceva or Steven Price who can change the entire culture of your club, its just stupid to pay any prop that sort of money.
Its no secret that the Sharks have been trying to get get rid of Ben Ross and his similarly ridiculous contract, but you shouldn’t be getting rid of one problem to create another!
I don’t doubt that Ricky Stuart is making the Sharks a better club, but I really do question these recent moves the Sharks are rumoured to be considering.
The Sharks are very close to having a very strong team to really challenge for the Premiership. It would be a real shame if they ruined it all trying to get too clever for their own good.
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