Originally Posted by Ausage
Lockyer was on the long service discount for most of that time iirc. Hodges in particular wouldn't be worth what the big 3 are, and even then Brisbane didn't hold on to two of them.
Manly retaining their big players this year is the only modern example I can think of. But then Manly have a lot of the advantages Melbourne do (strong winning culture) but they obtained them legally (to our knowledge).
Manly had to sacrafice a lot of their depth signings however this year. Lussick and Whare are at the top of that list. If they have an injury plauged season like this season, it's hard to see them finish Top 4. They have one of the best first XVIIs in the competition, but will struggle with depth next season. That's the cost of keeping guys like DCE, Foran & Stewart brothers.
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