Sonny Bill Williams

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NRL shuld be bendin over with a blank cheque

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  1. Usain Bolt

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    Winning a World Cup with the All Blacks > winning a World Cup with the Kiwis.

    I remember the Kiwis didn't even get a parade when they won the World Cup, just some shitty presentation at the Otahuhu Rugby League club organized by the Mad Butcher. I'm sure he wants to go to the Olympics as well and add a gold medal to his achievements. Then he'll probably concentrate on boxing after 2016 and have press conferences with Fergo
     
  2. nrlnrl

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    2014 is the unknown, but I think it's pretty obvious he'll be playing rugby union & not rugby league in 2015.

    After the Rugby Union World Cup, would he return to rugby league at age 30 ? With 2 more years of union, or league & union it's doubtful with the injuries he's already suffered. He could hang around in rugby to play 7's in the Olympics in 2016 & then focus on boxing.

    If you enjoy him playing rugby league, make the most of it, because it won't be for much longer ( not the fault of the NRL when he returns to rugby union though )
     
  3. Brutus

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    The game cannot afford to lose Sandor.
     
  4. simostorm

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    The NRL could do what the afl did with ablett and hunt and Issy.
    Pay him outside of the cap. Comes under marketing. SBW gets his money... We get to watch him play.. Everyone's happy.
     
  5. Fast Eddie

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    You're wrong.
     
  6. adamkungl

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    I don't think specific players should be given money outside the cap, it has to be something available to all teams.
     
  7. simostorm

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    But wouldn't it be better to have him receive a concession and stay, then to not and go?
     
  8. Fast Eddie

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    He can make almost if not the same amount of money in Union. It would be the International game that Union has would be the big pulling point. Otherwise he would be off to Salford or a Jap/French Union.
     
  9. magpie4ever

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    Hilarious, the oxford streeters believe the game will go to shit (pun intended) if their pin up boy (SBW) goes.

    It is a game; not a marketing exercise.

    The marquee player allowance has been looked at before and anyone with a little business nous will tell you, it will not work.

    By the way girls, the game played last night was very ordinary and Easts win more to do with Souths playing shit then SBW playing great.
     
  10. Spanner in the works

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    We should do everything we can to keep players like SBW, Inglis, the Burgess boys, Thurston etc in the game. These are the players that attract crowds, merchandise sales, new sponsors and the like. They are the ones you see on highlight reels and still talk about 20 years down the track.
     
  11. magpie4ever

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    Ok, Samoan. Knew he was not Maori.
     
  12. magpie4ever

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    Glad you at least mentioned two aussies in your keep at all cost list.:lol:
     
  13. Perth Red

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    As big a wnker as $BW is I would have no problem with the NRL topping up his salary IF he plays for the Warriors and does a sht load of RL promotion work in NZ as part of a massive marketing strategy in kiwi land.
     
  14. magpie4ever

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    Or with a new expansion side (if it was to happen next year) or the wooden spooners.
     
  15. Spanner in the works

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    :D

    I could put Fien in there too? :sarcasm:
     
  16. magpie4ever

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    and the little pommy fullback goin to the NZ warriors next year, he is a keeper.:D
     
  17. Fast Eddie

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    So a guy born in New Zealand, to a Kiwi mum and a Samoan dad is not a Kiwi?
     
  18. Matrix

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    Sbw is a great player but he wants to go back to nz,theres nothing league can do.
     

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