2020 Rabbitohs Rumours, Signings and News

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  1. callmack1

    callmack1 Moderator Staff Member

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    WAG holds key to Rabbitohs securing Origin star Jai Arrow

    South Sydney have confirmed they are eyeing off the signature of Queensland star Jai Arrow, and the trump card to the move may be Miss World Australia 2018, Taylah Cannon, the partner of the gun Titan.

    With a possible war chest of around $3 million, South Sydney have made an approach to sign Queensland front-rower Jai Arrow.

    Arrow’s partner Taylah Cannon, who was last year’s Miss World Australia, has told friends a move to Sydney could help her modelling career.

    Now that Greg Inglis, John Sutton and Sam Burgess have retired — and George Burgess has shifted to Wigan — the Rabbitohs have money and are poised to have a crack at Arrow, who is off contract after next season.


    Rabbitohs general manager of football, Shane Richardson, said his club had “an interest in Jai Arrow”.

    Arrow, 24, didn’t re-sign before the NRL’s November 1 deadline and is testing the waters on the open market.

    Six clubs are ready to pay the Gold Gold Titans and Queensland prop around $850,000 to $900,000 a season over four years. Many believe he will one day captain the Maroons.

    Souths co-owner Russell Crowe is always prepared to use his considerable influence to secure a high-profile player but the Rabbitohs cannot make a formal offer until they know how much salary cap dispensation they will receive for the early retirement of Sam Burgess.

    Arrow was born and bred on the Gold Coast and would prefer to re-sign with the club.

    However, he has become frustrated over the Titans’ on-field struggles and wants to consistently play finals footy. A sense of loyalty means he will let the Gold Coast make the final offer.

    “The club has made an inquiry about Jai Arrow through his manager but that’s all we have done at this stage, as we have done with a whole range of different players,’’ Richardson said.

    “But we haven’t made an offer yet. Until we get a decision from the NRL (about Burgess) we can’t really move on anything.

    “I haven’t spoken to Jai on the phone yet and neither has anyone else at the club, but I have spoken to his manager (David Riolo) about his availability from 2021 onwards.

    “At this time, it is a very limited inquiry.”

    Riolo was reluctant to discuss Arrow’s contract negotiations but did confirm strong interest in his client.

    “Jai is a quality player and quality players are always going to attract a lot of interest in the market,” Riolo said.

    “He will weigh everything up and look at all his options. He will work it out from there and probably (reach a decision) early in the New Year. Jai is a Gold Coast junior.”

    Rivals clubs will want an answer on Arrow around Christmas-New Year so they can pursue other players if unsuccessful.

    “Players who are going to cost between $500,000 to a $1 million a year are more likely to be approached earlier — and get done earlier — because interested clubs want to know whether they have them because it’s such big chunk out of their salary cap,” one manager said.

    “And if you miss out, there may not be an equivalent player available. That would change a club’s direction.

    “Clubs would want to know earlier rather than later what lies in store with current and future rep players.”
     
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  2. handyman2190

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    Agree he might give our defence a much needed boost but only worth the 750 titans offered him,i wonder what overs we will pay
     
  3. callmack1

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  4. Travitoh

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    Jai Arrow would be a great get for Souths and an ideal replacement for Sam Burgess imo.
    He carries Gold Coast and will flourish in a better side.
     
  5. Souths Till I Die

    Souths Till I Die First Grade

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    Only 24 years old as well so isn’t even at his peak yet.
     
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    Patrick Mago is training with us with a view to being offered a contract for 2020 and beyond.

    Was mentioned on another forum that he was seen in some pictures training with the squad. I have asked one of the trainers and this has been confirmed.
     
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  8. handyman2190

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    I mentioned this a month ago
     
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    Wow your my hero do you want a Davey Crocket badge :joy::joy:
     
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    Russell Crowe has the keys. What a lift up the rankings for her if Russell gets involved in luring Jai to Redfern.
     
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  12. handyman2190

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    Why isnt he? He is a prop,he is as big if not bigger than george burgess, we need forwards urgently
     
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    I'm just meaning that in my opinion, we need proven NRL forwards to help replace what we've lost. I wouldn't classify Mago as that yet.
     
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    According to some on other forums, Arrow has agreed to terms with us but who knows if that has any truth to it.
     
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    Mago is around 113kgs
    George is about 125kgs
    Still a big boy obviously Wayne sees something good in him interesting to see how he goes looks solid as
     
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    Just like Mitchell Fafita Radradra etc etc :joy::joy:
     
  17. handyman2190

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    Thats spock having a lend of us
     
  18. handyman2190

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    Bennet actually used him in a few games last year,so must have thought something of him, this year with all the other forwards being used he didnt get a look .
     
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    I've heard it from my father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate's girlfriend's uncle's cousin who had a friend whose aunt's cousin's husband's nextdoor neighbour's uncle thought he saw GI at a restaurant once, that we've signed A Beetson to replace S Burgess.
     
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  20. Travitoh

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    Patrick Mago should be a decent depth guy. Maybe score a bench spot early.
     
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