Bulldogs playmaker Kieran Foren could create the revamped Brisbane Francois backbone next year.
Francois, who dropped to 15th on the ladder one place ahead of the Bulldogs, has endured a bad season and expects to bring in experienced and proven NRL artists to smooth the sinking ship.
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The Broncos lineup sees Forn, the 2011 Premiership champion, as the best candidate for roster repair, citing his toughness, structure and great sporting experience as some of his characteristics.
Foren recently underwent surgery on his torn pectoral in the 17th round, but he has been given all the clear information to return to training in eight weeks, meaning he will be fit for pre-season.
If Anthony Milford is given a run at full-time following the retirement of Darius Boyd at the end of the season, his manager has said he would be the “perfect fit” for Brisbane next year with 20-year-old half Tom Dearton.
“Kieran Foren may have been the first three players in this year’s tournament and played in every game [since round four] Before he was injured, ”Job said NRL.com.
“Everyone knows Kieran is 30 and in good health. He has had problems in the past, but he has worked on it and his body has never been better.
“He will be back in eight weeks. He has been injured and it is a clean wound to his peck. Unfortunately the time is not right for him, but like everyone else he will come back from it. ”
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Benrit Panthers player James Tamou is said to be finalizing his switch to the West Tigers.
Tamou has been heavily involved with the joint venture in recent weeks, and has now reported that they are set to sign a two-year deal with Channel 7’s Michael Bishop to join Michael Maguire’s team.
The 31-year-old is struggling professionally for a club to get a big, it’s a late film.
Tamou has 262 NRL games under his belt and counts, having been a primary winner, representing both New South Wales and Australia.
From the field, Thamou is a family man and a fantastic role model for young players.
It will be a blow to new Dragons coach Anthony Griffin, who has been identified as the target for raising their forward pack for 2021.