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2023 Rabbitohs Rumors, Signings and News

handyman2190

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your reasoning is crazy & based solely on you wanting to see fresh players, it’s the old endorphin effect again

Stability is what wins you games & comps, this is the best lead up we’ve had since 2014, why buy players when you don’t need to?

As for not bringing young players in? We’ve signed plenty, the black rabbit situation is looking great, you didn’t even know who Joe Gray is, yet you’re making silly comments about recruitment 😂😂😂
Thought his name was jye
 

Travitoh

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The weaker teams get stronger,2 years in a row we stay the same,no recruitment,no replacing departed players no significant poaching of youngsters, this will catch up to us and again i dont get it, a winger, a prop something other than from within, great gives our players a chance, but all teams need new blood

The only club in the current salary cap era that has had sustained success by buying players is Easts and even then, they've yoyo'd over the past decade.

Stability breeds success and having a production line of talent coming through the club to fill gaps will be more sustainable than signing external players.
 

handyman2190

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The only club in the current salary cap era that has had sustained success by buying players is Easts and even then, they've yoyo'd over the past decade.

Stability breeds success and having a production line of talent coming through the club to fill gaps will be more sustainable than signing external players.
For all the talk that they dont have cap the dogs are finding it from somewere
 

Black Panther

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Souths have the best finisher in the league on one wing and Izzac Thompson on the other wing, the kid has huge potential if he can control his ball handling.\\

they also have one of if not the best prop rotation in the league.

Tatola would have played for Australia If he was eligible, Tom had a great finish to the year, Sele could be anything if he stays on the field, Saliva was awesome as well.

souths have the best back row in the comp, and one of the top 3 spins behind roosters and storm.

They have some great young kids coming through.

whats not to get??
Best Prop rotation in the game? Penrith and Parra say hi. Leota, JFH and Leniu all Test players, Paula and RCG at Parra are better also.
 

callmack1

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A couple of articles from Zero Tackle. I looks as though these stupid CBA negotiations could finally, finally be over after all the drama,

Peter V'landys wants to guarantee NRL club's futures for a century

Peter V'landys is back to his best, and now the ARLC chairman wants rugby league club's futures sorted for the next 100 years.

As the financial feud between NRL clubs and the governing body begins to wind down, the dust is settling and the result is becoming clearer, revealing a big win for struggling clubs.

The two parties have created a future funding model for the NRL, giving relieving assurance to clubs with murky futures in the competition, guaranteeing they'll remain in the NRL for as long as they wish.

V'landys played a key role in finding the mutual ground, the chairman revealing the NRL is on the cusp of of a practically infinite license period.

“We are going to introduce perpetual licenses which run forever.

“The law says we have to put a figure on it so it will be 99 years for arguments sake," V'landys told News Corp.

The current agreement comes to an end in 2023, the new funding model putting ease to clubs that were reportedly considering not signing the upcoming agreement due to the feud.

It means an end to the current negotiation system.

“From here on the clubs won't have to sign a new agreement every 10 years,” V'landys said.

While it does give guarantees to clubs that aren't as financially well off as their rivals, the licenses can still be cancelled under an extreme circumstance, with V'landys using the current Titans ownership as an example.

“Right now the Titans have two great owners,” V'landys told News Corp.

“I hope they keep the ownership forever.

“But what if they decide to sell down the track?

“What if we find out a year later that the new owner is actually an international cocaine smuggler.

“What if he goes to jail. It's only that sort of scenario that might put a license at risk.”

The funding model is set to be confirmed in the 2023 agreement, with the NRL also adding in an equality factor to the deal, meaning that clubs will need to fill a certain number of seats on the board and senior internal positions with women.


Signing frenzy set to commence as salary cap negotiations approach finale

An NRL signing frenzy is set to commence in the run to Christmas, with the salary cap and collective bargaining agreement set to be agreed upon this week.

While the same line - that progress would be made by the end of the week - has been trotted out by the NRL and Rugby League Players Association over the stalemate on a regular basis over the last two months, frustration in the competition is growing.

The RLPA and NRL have both seemingly refused to budge from their respective positions over the future financials of the game, with the salary cap for 2023 - let alone 2024 - still to be locked in.

It will be determined by the CBA, which expired on October 31. It - combined with the lack of knowledge around the 2023 salary cap - has left players like Cooper Johns and Matthew Lodge on $1000 per week train and trial deals to train with insurance while they wait to be told what they can be paid in 2023.

Further on from that, there are over 190 players off-contract at the end of the 2023 season who have been able to sign with other clubs since November 1.

On that front, a smaller pool of players off-contract at the same time last year saw many sign with rivals or re-sign with their own clubs throughout the month of November, however, save for a pair of player swaps, some re-signings and the move of Keenan Palasia to the Gold Coast Titans for 2024, no moves have yet been made.

It means that a rush once the CBA is signed is expected, and The Daily Telegraph's Phil Rothfield told Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast on Monday morning that some stars will be amongst the names to make the first moves, or re-signings calls.

“Burton at the Canterbury Bulldogs, Gus (Phil Gould) and Cameron Ciraldo have offered him a significant pay rise and a long-term deal,” Rothfield said on Big Sports Breakfast.

“But they can't actually sign him or do a deal because they don't know what the salary cap is so that's why this week is so important.

Nathan Brown at the Parramatta Eels, I think if the cap goes up to what it's supposed to what they're hoping then Nathan Brown will sign at the Wests Tigers. I wrote last week he met Tim Sheens at a coffee shop.

“Also players like Marty Taupau at Manly, he isn't getting paid right now and doesn't have a club.

“But for example if Nathan Brown goes to the Wests Tigers that will trigger an opportunity for a Marty Taupau type player, same with Newcastle - he's also talking to them.

Brian To'o will sign at Penrith, so it's a really, really important week for the game. This has been going on 12 months these negotiations."

Pre-season for all clubs ahead of 2023 is now underway, with Round 1 just 13 weeks away, and pre-season trials commencing in 10 weeks.
 

Skip

Juniors
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Any news on Mitchell signing his contract extension??
He is still able to negotiate with other clubs until he inks that contract!
 

callmack1

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Any news on Mitchell signing his contract extension??
He is still able to negotiate with other clubs until he inks that contract!
Yes, technically he is able to negotiate with other clubs but I doubt he will. I think the deal is pretty much done, just pending an announcement.

Club could be waiting on the 2023 salary cap figures like so many others or they could just be waiting until closer to Christmas for an early present.
 

Hellray

Juniors
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Just curious, whats our prop rotation, and dont include hame pls
Tatola and Moale to start
Burgess and DSF off bench
Shaq and Knight
Then we may look at a kid like Tom fletcher

but outside the box. Let’s start arrow and prop, he has done it before and excelled at it. We have Host who can slot into the starting back row and that will help ease the pressure on some of the young kids
 

Thumper

Juniors
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Just curious, whats our prop rotation, and dont include hame pls
Sele is a gun. He just needs to stop getting injured.
I think souths depth at prop is the best in the league.
Burgess
Tatola
Saluka Fifita
Moale
Arrow. I think he plays more middle of host is fit.
sele
Havilli.
 

callmack1

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From Zero Tackle,

Referee crackdowns a thing of the past under new plan

Every year the NRL introduces a new set of rules to crackdown on an existing rule in an attempt to eradicate it, whether it be head high tackles, the play-the-ball, crushers, and so much more.

Last year it was contact with the head, as we saw with 17 sin-bins or send-offs in Magic Round, whereas this season we saw the rise of the 'hip drop', and some heavy punishments to stamp it out of the game.

However, it appears rushed rule altercations are a thing of the past under the NRL's new plan to introduce a more collective stance when it comes to adjudicating the NRL.

The Daily Telegraph reports that a consultation committee is set to be formed in a bid to create consistency in the crackdowns, as opposed to the current model of ruling harshly on incidents for a few weeks before relaxing the rules again, a warning shot for players and clubs alike.

The committee is set to be made up of eight members to give a wide array of perspectives on each issue, as opposed to those higher up making a gut instinct decision based off the public's uproar.

The eight member will consist of:

  • two current chief executives from clubland
  • two players (current players/RLPA members)
  • three members of NRL senior management (likely Jared Maxwell, Andrew Abdo and Graham Annesley)
  • one independent commissioner
RLPA boss and former Knight, Clint Newton, is stoked to see players finally getting a chance to voice their opinion before a crackdown is brought about.

“The more fatigued you are, the more chance you are of making a bad decision and potentially getting hurt,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“It's like driving a car – the more fatigued you are, the more chance you have of making a bad decision.

“Any rule change from here on needs a proper analysis with all parties involved.

“It is important for the players to have a voice.”

The commission is set to meet every three months to ensure the NRL and its laws are regularly being talked about and adjusted to as such.
 

YouKnowImRight

Juniors
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Sele is a gun. He just needs to stop getting injured.
I think souths depth at prop is the best in the league.
Burgess
Tatola
Saluka Fifita
Moale
Arrow. I think he plays more middle of host is fit.
sele
Havilli.

We also have 3 or 4 young props that are entering Reggie’s from Flegg, so they’re young & know the system, two are former Australian schoolboys, this is how you do it, you keep talented young blokes in the system, most might not mature for a while though
 

Rabbits20

Immortal
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Gives me a stiffy
This does me too!


Great news a key re-signing. He will help young Mamozelos well in his development too. Cookie still a top 5 hooker in this comp too and a great clubman!

DDDAAAMMIIIEEENNN
 

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