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T/h 8 & lock/6 priorities then a 10/15 who can place kick.
I don't know. I can see the benefits of signing another tighthead, but Leo H is starting to really come on, Aulika will be a similar player I reckon and Ion can't have another season as bad as this one. Additionally, I think next season we will really begin to try and use Lahiff more at 3. We need to, as we look so much better with him on the field. However, having said that, if we were able to bring another guy in then it would definitely be a worthwhile move.
I don't think lock is a priority anymore though. Skivington, Garvey and Evans give us three of the best locks in the league, while Low and Sandford are excellent prospects who deserve game time. Sinclair can also provide cover there, while it is worth pointing out that the majority of Chris H's games for Tonga were made at lock. I can see him moving further forward in the pack as age catches up with him.
Ditto at 6. We currently have Dec, Sisi, Gibson, Smith and Thorpe, all of whom I would suggest are best at 6. Again at 8. Hoff will be available next season, and if/when he is not we have Trev to move over from 7 and Alex Gray, who seriously needs some game time next season.
I agree that the pack has been weak in areas this season, but I also feel we have been unlucky with injury and a lot of our young players will be a year older. For me, the only forward role I would be looking to potentially fill is at tighthead. I think in the other areas we should prioritise a healthy competitive spirit with the right number of players. Sisi, Gibson and Gray, for instance, can and should push on to become England players. They need a chance and it would be devastating if they were to leave when their contracts ran out due to a lack of game time.