Ip­swich Jets

RLW pre­dic­tion: 6th

Rugby League Week - - Intrust Super Cup -

2016 fin­ish: Ninth Co-coach Shane Walker: Af­ter a dom­i­nant 2015 in which they won the comp, the Jets fell back last year due mainly to a tal­ent drain. Walker says that’s in the past: “In the backs, from one to seven, we have a lot of com­pe­ti­tion for spots. All of the guys there have speed to burn, a great skill set and they are all in great shape. This sea­son the Jets will play raz­zle-daz­zle foot­ball. We will prob­a­bly push the en­ve­lope even more, keep­ing the ball alive and keep­ing it off the op­po­si­tion for even longer. We may not ever give it back to them.” Player to watch: “Luke Capewell is one of the best support play­ers we have ever seen at any level of our game. Given that we make a lot of off­loads and half-breaks, I think he is in for one hell of a sea­son and will amass a lot of tries this year. A lot of peo­ple see op­por­tu­ni­ties, but he is al­ways there to cap­i­talise.”

KEY GAINS: Luke Capewell (Red­cliffe Dol­phins), Den­zel King (North­ern Pride), Jay­den Con­nors (Gold Coast Ti­tans NYC/Grafton Ghosts), Sig Manu Wig­ness (Badu Is­land), Isaac Crich­ton (Syd­ney Roost­ers NYC)

KEY LOSSES: Car­lin An­der­son (Townsville Black­hawks), David Fa’al­ogo (re­tired), Hay­dan Lipp (Sun­shine Coast Fal­cons)

“ONE OF THE BEST EVER” Jets co- coach Shane Walker has huge raps on new sign­ing Luke Capewell.

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