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Paul Suttor

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Paul has been in sports journalism for a quarter of a century, the past four years as editor-in-chief at NRL.com after stints as Sun-Herald sports editor, Sydney Morning Herald deputy sports editor & basketball columnist, Daily Telegraph sports chief of staff and as a reporter at the Illawarra Mercury.

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First series at Test level against the best team in the world. He did much better than a lot of specialist batters who’ve been thrown into the deep end in recent years. And he’s 22

Green confident he can nail all-rounder role but not Stoked with comparison

Definitely not a Roosters fan but definitely respect the way they’ve managed to enjoy sustained success when pretty much every other recent premiership-winning team apart from Melbourne has dropped into the inevitable lull that follows

NRL 2022 Radar: Roosters rebuild on the run for another title shot

Liu is a big loss but they need to start regenerating their pack – Taukeiaho will probably be the next to be moved on and then JWH the following year

NRL 2022 Radar: Roosters rebuild on the run for another title shot

Radley gives the Roosters an extra ball-playing option so they don’t really need a playmaker at hooker, just a tough tackler in the Friend mould

NRL 2022 Radar: Roosters rebuild on the run for another title shot

Very salient points about Radley’s need to control his aggression and Crichton’s lavish locks

NRL 2022 Radar: Roosters rebuild on the run for another title shot

Not saying it’s gonna happen to Brisbane but after going so close in 2001 most people would’ve thought Parra would’ve won one by now. Clubs can’t keep trading on golden eras forever

NRL 2022 Radar: Broncos drought won't end any time soon

That’s what you’d expect anyone in his position to say but also sets the table for a potential coaching change if they fail to make finals

NRL 2022 Radar: Broncos drought won't end any time soon

Best-case scenario they are contenders for seventh or eighth, not the title. Not next year anyway. Their roster has not improved at all compared to last season, other clubs who missed the playoffs have made significant gains. Whether Griffin remains coach for the entire season or not, the Dragons will need to make a call for 2023 by midway through the season and with the way things are looking with the draw and the roster, the team could be in the 3-8 ballpark by then.

NRL 2022 Radar: Dragons must fire early or it'll be time to Hook Griffin

Everyone is frequently wrong, especially the people who don’t think they’re wrong

NRL 2022 Radar: Dragons must fire early or it'll be time to Hook Griffin

He will either end up like Dean Pay at the Dogs and get punted if they don’t show signs of life or if he can ride out the next season or two, he could be there long term

NRL 2022 Radar: Dragons must fire early or it'll be time to Hook Griffin

If you’re not going to challenge for the title, you might as well invest in youth – every team needs experience but you can’t have veterans like McGuire, Woods, G Burgess getting in the way of the development of the likes of Kerr, Ford, Lawrie

NRL 2022 Radar: Dragons must fire early or it'll be time to Hook Griffin

Bird is the closest thing they’ve got to replacing McInnes in the role he was supposed to fill in 2021 at lock. The other option if to play him in the second row and switch Sims into the middle rotation with Kerr, de Belin, Molo, etc

NRL 2022 Radar: Dragons must fire early or it'll be time to Hook Griffin

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