The Rumours Thread

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by John moz, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. Dragonslayer

    Dragonslayer Juniors

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    Whilst I'm very happy that he is going to re-sign, I find it curious what has gone on behind the scenes.

    Millward was quoted as saying that Field would be groomed at fullback, then transitioned into the 5/8 role to partner Hunt. That appears to have been either a case of Millward over reacting or the expectation that IF Widdop was going to re-sign it would only be a short contract of 1 or 2 years. Both though indicate that the shifting sands of recruitment cannot be predicted, especially in this market. I think it would have been a benefit for everyone if Millward didn't open his mouth about these issues.

    Now as for Dugan, he has really backed himself into a corner, as it appears even the Tigers are not interested in him. Really only the Knights may be tempted given they lost Bird and could use a defensive fullback, but at what cost and what would be the difference for Dugan to sign with them or us or even French rugby?

    They way it looks to me is that with the re-signing of Widdop as 5/8 for 4yrs, what is to be done with Field? My guess is that Dugan, as I mentioned above, is not a super priority for us. I feel that Field will play ffullback next year and given this year and another pre-season to "bulk-up" but without losing his dynamic speed.
    I think Millward has a vision of a spine of:
    Field
    Widdop
    Hunt
    McInnes

    Also, if Dugan isn't re-signed then use his current money and the priority must go (in order) Packer, McInnes - (extension), Mann+ Lafai, Lawrie + Kerr.
     
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  2. MilanDragon

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    Very good if true.

    4 years with a Widdop/hunt halves pairing could set us up very well.

    I'm curious to see how they bring through someone like Jai Field, he might have to start on the wing in the centres then be the long term solution to Widdop. By which time he would be around 23.. could be very well planned. Or I'm giving too much credit.
     
  3. possm

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    Great news. Well done Millward. The boys will lift on Tuesday against the Roosters.
     
  4. St Tangles

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    I hope his form remains strong after re signing.
    On this years form he is worth it.
    On lasts years form not so sure.
     
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  5. VodkaSaint

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  7. dragonssamy61

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    BSE
    Can you tell me the winner of the 5 at randwick
    Thanks
     
  8. Blood Shot Eyes

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    No worries mate....I'll be having a bet myself tomorrow...the 5th at Randwick....leave it with me I'll keep you posted stay tuned
     
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  9. mickeylane

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    Never in doubt ! Lol!!
     
  10. Minh

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    Widdop and Hunt in the halves...already salivating at the prospect of that....Fantastic news...
     
  11. Saintsified

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    Both have shown in 2017 something, but many wont rate Mary yet so why rate Widdop after 7 rounds? goes from being shit to a $1m dollar player in 7 rounds????? thats fair enough but now Mary is a supercoach too.
     
  12. FlameThrower

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    Great news and we are building nicely into a title contender...
    Need Dugan over the line...next..
     
  13. Country Dragon

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    Two very different prospects, and anyone saying otherwise is either full of shit or doesn't have a clue!
     
  14. thebigredv

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    never in doubt :)
     
  15. Saintsified

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    Well Mary is looking good right now, anyone who says he isnt is a f**kwit, now upgrade him, pay him double and give him 4 years.
     
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  16. OzDragon

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    Tell us this news this time last year, we go into meltdown.

    Tell us this news this year, we jump for joy.
     
  17. TruSaint

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    Makes sense.
     
  18. Saintsified

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    Exactly, cant wait for the reaction to Mary's extension.
     
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  19. thebigredv

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    Exactly what I am thinking.

    Biggest difference this year to last has to be the absence of Benji Marshall and Mitch Rein. Enter McInnes and McCrone and you see much happier 5/8 and much more productive back rowers and props. Now just imagine what Hunt and Widdop will get up to.
     
  20. OzDragon

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    I like the extension. Just funny the difference 12 months can make.
     

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