Paul Momirovski’s Magic Touch At BondiEmbed from Getty Images
Paul Momirovski is the modern-day journeyman.
Discarded by the Tigers (which continues to be a complete mystery), the popular utility made his way to the Storm in 2020 and was part of their premiership-winning squad. In 2021, he was a regular starter in the Penrith Panthers squad and was a starter in their premiership-winning side.
Now returning to the Roosters on a three-year deal, Momirovski will be the ultimate utility player to help guide the Bondi club to their fourth title in the last decade. Using his knowledge from being part of the last two premiership squads will provide the Roosters with an edge in 2022.
The Roosters in 2021 played above their weight after losing the Morris brothers, Jake Friend, and Boyd Cordner to retirement at different parts of the season. It was an amazing coaching feat for the best coach in the competition, Trent Robinson.
Surely a little bit of luck, including working on Victor Radley’s tackling style, will fall the Roosters’ way in the new season?
Bulldogs Improve But Still Missing The FinalsEmbed from Getty Images
Like the Broncos, expect the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to improve significantly in the new season, but they will fall short of making the finals.
There’s plenty to look forward to for Bulldogs fans. Gus Gould helped clean out the clutter at the end of 2021 and they’ve made some smart signings for 2022. Matt Burton, Josh Addo-Carr and Tevita Pangai Junior would rank up there as some of the best transfers for this season.
It’s a make-or-break year for Kyle Flanagan, should he be first selected to partner Matt Burton in the halves. He’s failed to deliver at the top level since his debut at the Sharks in 2018. Should he click with Burton, Flanagan’s career will head north. The smarter choice would be to give Jake Averillo first crack.
With the high volume of departures and arrivals, it might take just over 12 months for the Bulldogs to make their mark in the competition and have a crack at the title. There may be a bit of inconsistency in their performances until the halves combination is established and structures are put in place.
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