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2021 Rabbitohs Rumours, Signings And News

handyman2190

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I mentioned we should target nick meany,well i dont think if we did we would even have a chance,there are 3 others courting him,are we way behind the 8 ball?
 

callmack1

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If this whole Su'A scenario happened last year I'd be up in arms and screaming at the club to do whatever it took to re-sign him. However, this year, I think he's been one of our biggest disappointments so far. His attitude has simply been not good enough and his form has dropped so dramatically from last year he doesn't even look like the sam player. He deserved to be dropped and has a lot to work on to get back in. I thought Origin 1 would fire him up but it didin't at all. It's almost got the the point where I wouldn't be unhappy to see him go. In saying that, I'd love to see him turn it around because we all know what he brings when he's on.

‘Wait and see’ - Bennett weighing up multiple coaching options for next Season: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/1bbb97bef257476a2fb126707b7b6eda
 

callmack1

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NRL 2021 - Rabbitohs poised to dump ageing Stadium Australia as home ground for new SFS

They have enjoyed a long and fruitful association with Stadium Australia, but Souths may soon be on the move and playing closer to their spiritual home.

In an indication his famous club may return to playing games in Sydney’s east, Souths chief executive Blake Solly has spoken of the difficulties in “justifying” remaining at an ageing Stadium Australia.

The NSW Government is yet to announce renewed upgrade plans for the 22-year-old Stadium Australia, a silence which could push Souths to play matches out of the new Moore Park-based Sydney Football Stadium.

A shift east would be a homecoming as such for Souths, whose spiritual home at Redfern is just 3.2kms from the SFS.

Rabbitohs management expect to hold meetings in coming weeks with the State Government and NRL about whether the club will be directed to play from 2023.

The $780m rebuild of the Sydney Football Stadium is due for completion in time for the NRL finals next year.

Souths have enjoyed a strong and successful alliance with Stadium Australia since 2006 – and the club wants to remain loyal – but a move appears probable.

The NSW Government cancelled a planned $800 million redevelopment of Stadium Australia due to Covid last year.

“Clearly we have had a great relationship with Stadium Australia – they have been wonderful partners for our club,” Solly said.

“But it makes it very hard for us to justify staying at Stadium Australia when we know our members, fans and corporate partners deserve the best experience they can get - certainly at least one that will match the experience that fans, partners and members of other clubs are going to receive at the newly built stadiums.

“We have been asking for some time to understand what the government and NRL’s plans are for stadium investment.

“Hopefully we will get some understanding pretty soon, and then we can make a decision which is in the best interests of the football club, its members and partners.

“It (the SFS) is certainly close to our traditional heartland, but we also have a huge amount of members in western Sydney and outside the South Sydney area that love the club as well.

“We want to make sure that the supporters that have got behind us at Stadium Australia are equally well looked after at any new venue.”

Asked if he believed the NRL wanted Souths playing out of Moore Park, Solly said: “I’m not 100 per cent sure where the NRL wants us to play. but I suspect, like the government, they want the new stadium to be utilised as much as it can.

“We hope we can get around the table sooner rather than later. It’s clear when you drive past what is happening at Moore Park that it is moving along pretty quickly.

“We’ve been in discussions with NRL and government on improvements at Stadium Australia for seven years - so it would be good to finalise our long-term future sooner than later.”

NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo claimed there weren’t any plans for a redevelopment of Stadium Australia.

“I’m not aware of any redevelopment of ANZ Stadium but we are working with the NSW Government on a commitment to invest in suburban stadiums and infrastructure across the state. Those talks are ongoing,” Abdo said.

Abdo denied his organisation would force any club to play games at the SFS.

“We don’t dictate and we certainly don’t provide a view on where clubs should play their home games. They are absolutely autonomous in that regard,” Abdo said.

“But we want to help facilitate a great outcome for them and we want to make sure they are playing in the best venues possible.

“If the Rabbitohs would like (Moore Park) to be their base, and they feel like that is the right place to play, we will do all we can to help them get there. Clearly we want what is best for our clubs, fans and members. We are working with all Sydney-based clubs on their strategy for the long-term.

“Not just for when they play games but how we can help facilitate them growing a footprint in regional areas for one or two games a year. This stadium (SFS) is being built for a range of purposes. It’s not solely for the use of rugby league.”
 

Jim Rockford

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This is the news I've been waiting to hear. While it means I'll have to travel further to get to games I think it's vital that we're back playing in our "home"area. I think the gameday experience is going to miles better at the new stadium as opposed to Homebush. I'm guessing that pretty much everyone else feels the same way. I am super pumped about this news.
 

callmack1

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NRL 2021 - Wayne Bennett says Jaydn Su’A would be good asset for Brisbane Broncos

The salary cap squeeze at South Sydney has opened the door for the Broncos to swoop on another big-name Rabbitoh to bolster their squad — and he has Wayne Bennett’s support.

Wayne Bennett says salary-cap pressures are set to force Jaydn Su’A out of South Sydney with the Queensland Origin hitman revealing his interest in a return to the Broncos.

The Courier-Mail can reveal Su’A is resigned to looking for a new home next season as he prepares to arrive in Brisbane with Souths’ 21-man squad for Thursday night’s clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Su’A remains off-contract at season’s end and Bennett concedes the Rabbitohs cannot afford to table a new deal — opening the door for the Broncos to bring the Maroons enforcer home to Queensland.

While Bennett has omitted Su’A from his top 17 for the Brisbane clash, the super coach is adamant the 23-year-old would be a coup for the Broncos, who are ready to pounce if he hits the Redfern exits.

“The reality is we can’t keep Jaydn under the salary cap,” Bennett said.

“We can’t fit him into the cap and Jaydn knows that, it’s something he has known for a while now so it’s not a shock to him.

“He would be a good asset for the Broncos. He has played a lot of NRL now, he is quite a handy forward on that edge position where he could add something to the Broncos.

“The Broncos are an option for him. He is a Queensland kid, he didn’t want to leave Brisbane in the first place, but he did leave Brisbane and I’m sure his heart is still in Brisbane.”


Bennett axed Su’A a fortnight ago due to concerns over a slight dip in attitude and form, but the Souths mentor was the first person to endorse his Queensland selection when contacted by Maroons coach Paul Green.

It was Bennett who blooded Su’A at Red Hill in 2016 and Broncos coach Kevin Walters believes the veteran of 72 NRL games could bring some mongrel and aggression to his back row next season.

The Rabbitohs are also fighting to retain Su‘A’s Maroons teammate Dane Gagai and the Queensland back-rower said the Broncos are in the frame as he looks to finalise his future.

“It does play on your mind (being off-contract), but I’m hoping it will be sorted out shortly,” he said. “I know the salary cap is a struggle for Souths at the moment. I’m not sure if I can stay. I know they have a few off-contract and they are talking to ’Gags’ (Gagai) as well.

“The Broncos were a good club to start out with. Wayne gave me my debut and I had a good relationship with him. But then he left and I didn’t want to leave the Broncos, but that’s the way things panned out and I ended up playing Origin at Souths, so I am grateful for that.

“I do know the Broncos well. I don’t know if I will end up there, but in the next few weeks I would definitely like to sort something out.

“Brisbane is home and always will be, but I’ve found a really good home in South Sydney, too. It‘s a big decision I have to make when the time comes. Hopefully I can sort things out soon.”

The Broncos are also chasing another back-rower in Su’A’s Queensland teammate Kurt Capewell, but he is expected to opt for the Cowboys or stay loyal to Penrith.

Su’A backed up from Origin I for Souths last week in their 24-10 defeat of Newcastle, but Bennett said he never planned to pick the New Zealand-born forward for the Broncos clash.

“We had four players out last week and three middles, so Jaydn played, but he was never going to get a chance this week,” Bennett said.

“Jaydn knows why he was dropped. I will keep it between us. He knows what he has to do. He knows what I want. The other guys are doing the job and he has to wait to get an opportunity.”
 

Jim Rockford

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We really can't be surprised. Wayne is just following the script of how he leaves clubs. He had better not try to plunder any of our up and coming juniors.
 

handyman2190

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NRL 2021 - Wayne Bennett says Jaydn Su’A would be good asset for Brisbane Broncos

The salary cap squeeze at South Sydney has opened the door for the Broncos to swoop on another big-name Rabbitoh to bolster their squad — and he has Wayne Bennett’s support.

Wayne Bennett says salary-cap pressures are set to force Jaydn Su’A out of South Sydney with the Queensland Origin hitman revealing his interest in a return to the Broncos.

The Courier-Mail can reveal Su’A is resigned to looking for a new home next season as he prepares to arrive in Brisbane with Souths’ 21-man squad for Thursday night’s clash at Suncorp Stadium.

Su’A remains off-contract at season’s end and Bennett concedes the Rabbitohs cannot afford to table a new deal — opening the door for the Broncos to bring the Maroons enforcer home to Queensland.

While Bennett has omitted Su’A from his top 17 for the Brisbane clash, the super coach is adamant the 23-year-old would be a coup for the Broncos, who are ready to pounce if he hits the Redfern exits.

“The reality is we can’t keep Jaydn under the salary cap,” Bennett said.

“We can’t fit him into the cap and Jaydn knows that, it’s something he has known for a while now so it’s not a shock to him.

“He would be a good asset for the Broncos. He has played a lot of NRL now, he is quite a handy forward on that edge position where he could add something to the Broncos.

“The Broncos are an option for him. He is a Queensland kid, he didn’t want to leave Brisbane in the first place, but he did leave Brisbane and I’m sure his heart is still in Brisbane.”


Bennett axed Su’A a fortnight ago due to concerns over a slight dip in attitude and form, but the Souths mentor was the first person to endorse his Queensland selection when contacted by Maroons coach Paul Green.

It was Bennett who blooded Su’A at Red Hill in 2016 and Broncos coach Kevin Walters believes the veteran of 72 NRL games could bring some mongrel and aggression to his back row next season.

The Rabbitohs are also fighting to retain Su‘A’s Maroons teammate Dane Gagai and the Queensland back-rower said the Broncos are in the frame as he looks to finalise his future.

“It does play on your mind (being off-contract), but I’m hoping it will be sorted out shortly,” he said. “I know the salary cap is a struggle for Souths at the moment. I’m not sure if I can stay. I know they have a few off-contract and they are talking to ’Gags’ (Gagai) as well.

“The Broncos were a good club to start out with. Wayne gave me my debut and I had a good relationship with him. But then he left and I didn’t want to leave the Broncos, but that’s the way things panned out and I ended up playing Origin at Souths, so I am grateful for that.

“I do know the Broncos well. I don’t know if I will end up there, but in the next few weeks I would definitely like to sort something out.

“Brisbane is home and always will be, but I’ve found a really good home in South Sydney, too. It‘s a big decision I have to make when the time comes. Hopefully I can sort things out soon.”

The Broncos are also chasing another back-rower in Su’A’s Queensland teammate Kurt Capewell, but he is expected to opt for the Cowboys or stay loyal to Penrith.

Su’A backed up from Origin I for Souths last week in their 24-10 defeat of Newcastle, but Bennett said he never planned to pick the New Zealand-born forward for the Broncos clash.

“We had four players out last week and three middles, so Jaydn played, but he was never going to get a chance this week,” Bennett said.

“Jaydn knows why he was dropped. I will keep it between us. He knows what he has to do. He knows what I want. The other guys are doing the job and he has to wait to get an opportunity.”
How can we not fit him under our cap? We just saved 700 odd from AR, there is some BS flying, and bennets in the middle of it,i know there are 6 teams after sua so his price goes up, and we are not willing to give him probably 700 odd k for the 2 or 3 big tackles he provides a game. But ive noticed player wise there is a transition happening throughout the nrl,quality is hard to come by,there dosent seem to be enough to go around. Bennet has made suas decision easy,he has dropped him.
 

BotanyBorn&Bred

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Jadyn sua has been told he is free to leave, negotiations have reached a dollar value souths will not agree to, probably the reason he isnt even in the 17, and bennets endorsing his moving back to the broncos,personally ,im not comfortable bennet recruiting for the broncos while he is still with us,id say he was the major reason AR didnt take the 1 year deal we offered. So he is undermining our club,dropping him,thereby forcing sua to leave
i know a few here want sua out,but before this season he was playing good,is it a coincidence this is happening in bennets last year, he will decimate our club before he leaves, who else?
Sua hasnt done himself any favours,half the nrl is chasing him and he has probably priced himself out of our reach
Sorry, it's not normally my style to do this but after reading this I have to say it: what an absolute load of rubbish this post is, full of BS conspiracy theories, blaming everyone else. This makes QAnon look like the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Firstly, the reason he isn't in the 17 is not some JFK conspiracy concocted by Bennett. It's simple and obvious. His form is crap. And his attitude isn't what it should be - Bennett pretty much said that in his statement, which Callmack posted.

Secondly, I never read such childish analysis about Reynolds leaving - "Bennett made me do it" LOL. How thick do you have to be to not understand that if you are guaranteed $2.2mil compared to 700K with who knows what after that, maybe one injury away from zero dollars, you take that deal. Adam is carrying injuries, his back is pretty bad. Go to a training session and have a look for yourself. People who go, come away saying this. Over and over. But it's a massive credit to Adam that he keeps getting up for the fight.

Next, Bennett "forcing Sua to leave" Souths by dropping him? You can't be serious, because that's embarrassing.

Finally, the last statement makes zero sense. Sua hasn't done himself any favours because he is playing like crap. He has been crap for a while. He's been the invisible man in every game we've played against Melbourne, disappeared against Penrith, failed against Canberra in the PF we lost to them, the first SOO game this year, every formidable pack we've gone up against where he had the opportunity to show what a tough "hitman" he is, he wilted.

Half the NRL chasing him? Really? Who are these 8 teams? Where's the references to your info? Sources? You just making this stuff up.

And not doing himself any favours because he's charging Souths top dollar? Souths would be absolutely mental to pay the money he is rumoured to be asking for, particularly after letting Adam go because they wouldn't pay an extra 700K for an extra year. We'll see how much he ends up getting.
 

BotanyBorn&Bred

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How can we not fit him under our cap? We just saved 700 odd from AR, there is some BS flying, and bennets in the middle of it,i know there are 6 teams after sua so his price goes up, and we are not willing to give him probably 700 odd k for the 2 or 3 big tackles he provides a game. But ive noticed player wise there is a transition happening throughout the nrl,quality is hard to come by,there dosent seem to be enough to go around. Bennet has made suas decision easy,he has dropped him.
And following from my previous post, how many times do you have to be told the answer to this question? It's been explained to you over and over and over and over and over and over. Links with references to the salary cap, players currently signed, links with the South's player's wages of those that are in the top 100 earners which was officially published for the first time, last year but you keep asking the same stupid question over and over and over and over.

I'm done.

Callmack, where is the "ignore" button on this website to block people?
If we don't have one, we need to get one.
 

Rabbits20

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Sorry, it's not normally my style to do this but after reading this I have to say it: what an absolute load of rubbish this post is, full of BS conspiracy theories, blaming everyone else. This makes QAnon look like the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Firstly, the reason he isn't in the 17 is not some JFK conspiracy concocted by Bennett. It's simple and obvious. His form is crap. And his attitude isn't what it should be - Bennett pretty much said that in his statement, which Callmack posted.

Secondly, I never read such childish analysis about Reynolds leaving - "Bennett made me do it" LOL. How thick do you have to be to not understand that if you are guaranteed $2.2mil compared to 700K with who knows what after that, maybe one injury away from zero dollars, you take that deal. Adam is carrying injuries, his back is pretty bad. Go to a training session and have a look for yourself. People who go, come away saying this. Over and over. But it's a massive credit to Adam that he keeps getting up for the fight.

Next, Bennett "forcing Sua to leave" Souths by dropping him? You can't be serious, because that's embarrassing.

Finally, the last statement makes zero sense. Sua hasn't done himself any favours because he is playing like crap. He has been crap for a while. He's been the invisible man in every game we've played against Melbourne, disappeared against Penrith, failed against Canberra in the PF we lost to them, the first SOO game this year, every formidable pack we've gone up against where he had the opportunity to show what a tough "hitman" he is, he wilted.

Half the NRL chasing him? Really? Who are these 8 teams? Where's the references to your info? Sources? You just making this stuff up.

And not doing himself any favours because he's charging Souths top dollar? Souths would be absolutely mental to pay the money he is rumoured to be asking for, particularly after letting Adam go because they wouldn't pay an extra 700K for an extra year. We'll see how much he ends up getting.
Great post mate I agree with all of it.
 

Travitoh

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But ive noticed player wise there is a transition happening throughout the nrl,quality is hard to come by,there dosent seem to be enough to go around.

Melbourne Storm are proof that there is plenty of talent out there. Almost the entire squad was rejected by other clubs at some stage of their careers. It's the coaches who are unable to develop and bring out talent in players.
 

southsport

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Melbourne Storm are proof that there is plenty of talent out there. Almost the entire squad was rejected by other clubs at some stage of their careers. It's the coaches who are unable to develop and bring out talent in players.
There should be plenty of talent in the panthers lower grades.
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Hellray

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South’s resigned young back rowers Tallis Duncan & Thomas Fletcher. Duncan has some good highlights online already, anyone got any info on Fletcher?
 

Jim Rockford

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I'm the same, don't know too much about them but if they are highly thought of and this stops Wayne from taking them with him when he leaves then it's a very good thing.
 

handyman2190

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And following from my previous post, how many times do you have to be told the answer to this question? It's been explained to you over and over and over and over and over and over. Links with references to the salary cap, players currently signed, links with the South's player's wages of those that are in the top 100 earners which was officially published for the first time, last year but you keep asking the same stupid question over and over and over and over.

I'm done.

Callmack, where is the "ignore" button on this website to block people?
If we don't have one, we need to get one.
Sorry for disrupting the site, and upsetting you, ill keep my opinions to myself from now on
 

southsport

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South’s resigned young back rowers Tallis Duncan & Thomas Fletcher. Duncan has some good highlights online already, anyone got any info on Fletcher?
Fletcher was originally signed from the roosters and there is some video footage where he apparently looks good but it's behind a Telecrap paywall.
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