SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Junior Paulo of the Raiders runs the ball during the round 22 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Shark Park on August 6, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Mid-season signings in the last few years have been a important strategy and are getting more popular than ever. NRL clubs struggling with their cap, depth or overall strike power are usually the ones to pick up and let go of the players that aren’t being favoured or just not wanted at their current club.

Parramatta’s salary cap saga has also overall improved the talent of the mid-season list in 2016 featuring in one signing and two losses most by any other club.

The following list will be portrayed by the mid-season signings impacts on the roster, finals chances and most importantly, winning.

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Brendan Elliot

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Brendan Elliot of the Knights watches on during the round 21 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Newcastle Knights at Brookvale Oval on July 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 31: Brendan Elliot of the Knights watches on during the round 21 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Newcastle Knights at Brookvale Oval on July 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Roosters fringe player Brendan Elliot has found a home at the struggling Newcastle Knights.

Elliot has added much-needed determination to an inexperienced Newcastle side, playing nine games and scoring six tries. Elliot and Mitchell Barnett (notable mention) have enticed the desire to win but no outcome has come from it.

There is no finals footy nor impacts on the roster for this outfit as they are in worst stage of rebuilding. There are many positives to extract out of Elliot, as he is only 22-years old and with every game the NRL fans see him play there are more thoughts of him being a future talent of the game.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Pretty spot on list here. I can agree with it all. I was pretty happy when we got Faitala-Mariner. I don’t know why but he reminds me of SBW in a way because of the way he attacks and how skilled he is. He has to get good minutes on Thursday night and needs more minutes in general. If he can get his defence sorted, he will be one of the best back-rowers in the game. Definitely never lets the team down.

  2. Yeh where’s Elijah Taylor?

    Bought structure in the middle during attack and provides soft hands himself. Similar to a Glenn Stewart at his peak.

    This list was silly once you put Zac Hardaker in there.

    • Exactly!
      Hardaker has been okay coming off the bench and Taylor has been amazing 24/7 for the Tigers yet missed out?

  3. 1. Moylan
    2. Mansour
    3. Whare
    4. Hiku
    5. Dwz
    6. Tmm
    7. Cleary
    8. Rcg
    9. Wallace
    10. Tamou
    11. Cartwright
    12. Yeo
    13. Merrin

    14. Hardaker
    15. Latu
    16. Grevsmuhl
    17. Matagi/Jfh

    My favorites for next year

    • I didn’t hear that just that he had swapped with soggy. I just realized anyways I’d have peachey 14 over him. So if he stays he’s a reserve back or he goes back won’t really affect panthers.

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