Surely if it's a case of Broughton out and Meli in then he is a replacement and you have to compare and weigh up what changes that will bring? I do agree about him being a typical Noble player, he certainly like his big wingers. I think we'll miss his size and power out wide unless we bring someone in.
Anyway I'm sure he'll be a good signing for you if you give him service then he'll score plenty of tries. You'll have to make sure he has plenty of protection under high balls though as that's where he tends to get exposed.
Sorry, what I meant was we haven't made a conscious attempt to swap Broughton for Meli. I'm sure we'd love to have both but, for whatever reason, Jodie was determined to go back to Yorkshire.
It's a shame as, having stayed loyal in the past, Jodie is a player we'd all like to see sharing in the good times.
As for the Champ Manager comparisons, it's also worth noting that the club has also been quietly signing up rough diamonds from the Championship/Rugby Union.