I bet Mate passes Chol as a ruck next year…What was that scuttlebutt about Balme saying that Soldo was flying?
If Soldo is right to go next year (surprising to me) that moves Mabs back to #3 ruck and he would be looking for an opportunity at #2. And if we keep CJ he's probably already passed Mabs. That would make Mabs #4 ruck. And then if Ryan improves he could pass Chol next year. Mabs then #5 ruck.
As a #3 ruck Mabior is not worth much currency - salary or hypothetical draft choices. I think he would be mad not to look for new opportunities. And if Balme really did say that "Soldo is flying" he is making that very clear to Chol and his management.