Marshall is going to be a massive hole in the Tigers attack next season, but defensively I see our right edge really improving, as Doueihi, Walters and Reynolds are all solid defenders. As for hooker I reckon Madge will give young Jake Simpkin a crack, he was on a development contract this year but is full-time for the next two years, and Liddle is off-contract at the end of the year. Coincidence? I think not.
Walters is a solid defensive half. In the games, he played Marshall was really running the show. It will be interesting whether he will play a role in 2021. My guess is that he might feature on the interchange bench for some late impact like he did in rd. 3 against the Sharks.
Yes, I have heard about Cini as well. Hoffman got the go over him when we play the Bunnies back in rd.9. Will be interesting whether he gets a run in first grade in 2021, Cleary might be interested in taking him back in 2022, if the Tigers don’t give him a chance.
Nothing close to a top 30 position. Might have few good players coming through the junior ranks but that’s a few years away at least. So the best bet for the Tigers in the short-term is to recruit another player.