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2023 Rabbitohs Rumors, Signings and News

BotanyBorn&Bred

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Weidler is saying Wighton took $800K less to come to the Rabbitohs.
Canberra was offering $4.4mil/4 years, so that means we giving him $900K per season for 4 years.
It's a lot of money.
Hopefully we get at least one championship out of this.
 

handyman2190

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Ive written this in the broncos thread by mistake so ill repeat it here.
Knight 500k gonski
Carty 150k gonsky
Chee kam 150k gonsky
800 freed up with no impact on other players though canberra now have 1.1 to offer someone
 

callmack1

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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.
 

callmack1

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Raiders confirm Wighton's departure as Season's end: https://www.nrl.com/news/2023/01/01...ings-news-details-contracts-signings-updates/

Wighton bombshell 'won't go down well' with teammates as 'bitter, twisted' Raiders warned: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...y/news-story/8ee2676c751d28f7da12c53d29dacf71

'It is not fair' - Ricky takes swipe at 'flawed' system in stunning Wighton statement: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/1a53cd57acdff4b65a4bde5a9fc943e4

More bitter and twisted stuff from Canberra. How is it unfair? Jack has made a decision to make a lifestyle change and come to what he believes is a superior club. How is that not fair? We've signed him for above market value as a center, how is that not fair? The Raiders are starting to look bad in this.

I'd be upset if we lost a player under the same circumstances, I'd be devastated of course, but I wouldn't go moaning about how unfair it is.

Are we a chance of getting him this year if things go sour at Canberra? I'd find it unlikely but who knows?
 

handyman2190

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The sour grapes could bite us in the arse, canberra have 1.1m if the offer campbell 900k or even the mill are we going to be able to keep him?
 

handyman2190

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Ive never seen the screaming on nrl360,kenty went off, accusing the club and saying it stank,hoops stuck up for us and demanded that if kent had proof to put up.
The deal is, 1st year 700k
2nd year 750k
3rd year 900k
4th year 950k
On return from the addbreak kent appologised,he must have been told it was defamitory,he sure hates us
 

BotanyBorn&Bred

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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.
I've always hated Canberra, ever since they were one of the first to sell out during the Super League war.
Now look at that chite idea. Culling the number of teams to 12, but how many teams we got now? And expanding.
How did that work out for Rugby?
Everything Murdoch touches turns to chite.H

and F....Canberra.
 

BotanyBorn&Bred

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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 is a d!(khead. Nobody takes him seriously.
I blocked him in my household 2 years ago.
I feel better, and no less informed either.
 

callmack1

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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.

Glory, Glory.
 

handyman2190

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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.

Glory, Glory.
Kent especially blew up and zome things he said were defamitory,after an add break he calmed down and appologised.
If the breakup is right 700k for the 1st year 750 for 2nd then 900k then 950k
Is actually doable, players like knight on 500k is gone for sure,then there is thompson, carty, chee kam the 7 comes easily,like they said we re signed players on the old cap figure because the new one took so long to be anounced so we are ahead
 

callmack1

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'The salary cap is a joke' - Kenty questions if Wighton's new contract is 'illegal': https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...r/news-story/86c152d9e265b3793546cd1358fcd163

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! How good! Kenty is losing his mind and I love it. His complete meltdown and then the apology afterwards is some of the best television I've ever seen.

The thing is, this was officially announced today. Doesn't that mean the NRL has already registered it for it to be official?

'No faith in the club' - Meninga 'disappointed' by Wighton's shock Raiders exit: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/0417eab4bb9513384e0971203b9e2e50
 

Kilkenny

Coach
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Is there any wonder the lesser lights of the NRL struggle to come to terms with the anonomolies of the salary cap.

Good luck to the Bunnies, I think you may need it, because frankly he will be 31 years young by the time he takes up his mega deal. Maybe not quite the dollars on offer from the Dolphins or Raiders but far more than his is actually worth. Decent player, but his best is behind him so good luck paying the dollars for a centre or back up fullback/five eighth.

In my opinion this signing will not end well for your club. Just a gut feeling. A huge amount of money to spend on an aging player whose best years are behind him.
 

Rabbits20

Immortal
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Brilliant news a massive day for Souths just enormous. Glory Glory!

Some of the reaction from idiots like Paul Kent has me in stitches!
 

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