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Hoare still is only fairly young and will fill out a bit yet I think. Good long term prospect.Tamou is more muscular than Hoare but they are both the same weight and height. Hoare is also very tough, he played 40 minutes on a torn acl last year in the toyota cup,according to a story in the townsville bully last year.
Ballin would be a great signing. I have no idea how we would fit him under the cap though. Skillful, sharp out of dummy half, gets the forwards rolling forward and is tough as nails.
He's no Cameron Smith, but gee he's up there with the best of them IMO.
That's all we need now. We have enough complications with the Lui -- Ray halfback problem and now we want to complicate the Hooking role as well. Sure Balin is a good player, but we cannot be like a kid in a lolly shop.
I think for the first time in years the Club can afford to not make hurried panic buys when some development of our potential youngsters should be our prime focus. two years ago, we had no choice but I really think we can be selective.
To me, the only positions we should be looking at in the short to medium term is Prop. With Scott being the way he is we may be forced to but if a few of the younger guys step up and get developed there we will be ok.
DJ needs an understudy, and i suspect that Ray might be that person, but Dj will be their for at least another two years , so we have time also.
Matty Bowen, will need an understudy, but we have time on our side their too. Wayne might just be that person if his development continues. If not then I can see down the track a place might be found to bring Ben Barba back to the farm. He is a local boy and while his game is still developing I feel he has a lot of potential in the future.
The Cowboys are in a good place unless we get a serious injury to those three positions we will have at least two years to plan and develop. Chopping and changing too much now will just defeat what good can come from it, the squad now needs to gel and form good combinations and have good team harmony.
Good luck to him, we need to be keeping this squad together rather then recruiting taylor anyhowDave Taylor signs with the Titans.