Fal­cons set to soar once more

Sunshine Coast Daily - - OUR SAY - MATTY HOLDSWORTH matty.holdsworth@sc­news.com.au

CHRIS Flan­nery, Ash­ley Robin­son and Eric Smith, take a bow.

The off-sea­son re­cruit­ment drive for the Sunshine Coast Fal­cons has been ex­cep­tional to say the least.

For a club con­stricted by a lim­ited bud­get, some sev­eral hun­dred thou­sand less than the big spenders in the In­trust Su­per Cup, their in­com­ing play­ers are game break­ers. For a mul­ti­tude of rea­sons, 2018 was a year to for­get for the Fal­cons and changes had to be made. But while we’re months out from kick­ing off, you can al­ready tell Smith’s reign will be a suc­cess.

Jono Rueben, Si­tiveni Mo­cei­dreke, Todd Mur­phy, Ni­cho Hynes, Dar­ryn Schonig and Tyson Smoothy – you’ll see a pat­tern. Es­pe­cially if ru­moured tar­gets Joe Boyce and Tom Mur­phy fol­low suit.

These sign­ings are play­ers ready to take their game to the next level. They’re play­ers who can fly un­der the radar but ones who’re the mon­ey­ball-type sign­ings.

Youth was a big is­sue with the Fal­cons of this sea­son; some were sim­ply not ready for this comp week in, week out. That depth has been ad­dressed and with more to come, the Fal­cons will soar again.

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