I've always hated Canberra, ever since they were one of the first to sell out during the Super League war.Raging Raiders take 'unprecedented step', demand NRL probe Wighton's Bunnies deal: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/635643be94edf840bb3ecf12a9746127
Oh for god sake Canberra! Are you friggin serious? Grow up.
Yea, he's taken less money to join a better club. So what? That happens all the time in the NRL. The Roosters do it all the time, their players have admitted it. Yet, does that get probed and all this crap about 'market value' get thrown around? No. It's just because it's Souths.
Secondly, in terms of his market value, we're signing him as a center, so this deal makes him one of the highest paid centers in the game. So surely there's no issue with market value. The Raiders wanted to sign him for $1.1m, it doesn't mean he's worth that to us as a center and it shouldn't mean that's what we have to pay him.
Finally, it has been well detailed how we can fit him into the cap. Of course, we don't know all the ins and outs but surely our club is smart enough and I trust them.
God, this has kind of made me a bit angry. If anything comes of this I will blow up deluxe! Especially the market value stuff. If the NRL comes out and says $1.1m is his market value then I'll fume. That basically means from then on, every player must be paid whatever their highest offer is which is ridiculous. If anything comes of this, we could offer Cleary or Manu $1.5m and the Roosters and Panthers would have to pay that if they go down that path.
Surely common sense prevails here.
Just face it Canberra, you've lost him to a better opportunity somewhere else. It sounds like sour grapes to me.
Kent is a d!(khead. Nobody takes him seriously.Kent never seems to say rorters signings have a stench to them probably on politis books he’s just a wank who thinks he’s the voice of rugby league most punters think he’s full of himself (shit)
Kent especially blew up and zome things he said were defamitory,after an add break he calmed down and appologised.It's been Rugby League's worst kept secret for the last week but it's now OFFICIAL!!!! Jacky Wighton is going to be a Rabbitoh!
Rabbitohs sign Jack Wighton until at least the end of the 2027 Season: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2...on-until-at-least-the-end-of-the-2027-season/
I still can't believe this has happened, it's all gone so quick but man, I am overjoyed right now! It's amazing, it's incredible that a player of the caliber of Jack Wighton wants to come to our club and we were actually able to make it happen!
I can't put into words how massive this is. No doubt it's one of our best modern-day signings, certainly our best since Latrell and let's hope that by the end of 2027, it goes down as one of our best signings of all time.
Ohhh man, this is just unreal, I have tears in my eyes imagining him running off Latrell and Cody. Jeez we're gonna be lethal in 2024.
Hats off to the club. The recruitment have copped it ever since Reyno left but now look at us, certainly can't knock us now. They've done such a great job to get him and keep it under wraps for so long and it's signings like this that prove how far we have come, proves we are now a powerhouse.
You know it's a great signing when It makes the media, Paul Kent especially, blow up.
Over the moon right now!!!! A day I'll never forget.