Ata hingano released?

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  1. JohnDoe

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  2. WellsNZ

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    Was only a matter of time if they kept putting other guys in the way.
     
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    Cannot wait to see were he goes.
     
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    That’s very disappointing. Looks like Green has come at a cost.
     
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    Have seen a rumour he is headed our way but that could just be someone adding 2 and 2 together and coming up with that

    I also doubt it because I've been told that Manly and Todd Carney have agreed to a deal but have to wait to see if the NRL will let him back

    There was talk of him heading to Canberra late last year so maybe that deal has been sealed after the Hodgson injury
     
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    My mate does security at The Steyne, I better give him a heads up.
     
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    Fair enough if you want to leave the club for a shot at a first grade spot, but don't come out in the papers a few days before and blow smoke up the fans backsides saying you want to stay and want to learn off Blake Green.

    I respect the fact that RTS was honest and upfront about his contract negotiations
     
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    He's a good kid, but he's not better than SJ or Green. At 20 years old you can either wait it out or take an opportunity elsewhere and hope it ends up differently.

    Good luck to him.
     
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    If the rumours are true and he is going to the raiders, then isn't he back in the same position? Instead of being stuck behind Sj and Green, he will be stuck behind Austin, Sezer and Williams..

    Also our halves depth looks pretty thin now too, it's just Lino and...?
     
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    It was mentioned somewhere by someone (sounds reliable donit?) that we were looking to free up a top 30 spot for Perham after the Nanai fiasco.

    Ata had a high ceiling but at present is nothing special.

    Santo can also play 6 if need be and has first grade experience.

    If all else fails, this is Kearney we're talking about - Tohu Harris come on doooowwwwnn.
     
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    Tohu Harris is an international half! :)
    Not sure how Green is in front of him?????
     
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    Like I said the other week, his sister told one of my teacher mates that the family was moving to canberra.
     
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    Good call haha.
     
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    Sezer and Austin are off contract at the end of the year, Austin might find himself playing some 9 with Hodgson gone. Williams is a journeyman.

    Much clearer pathway for him there than behind SJ and Green on a new three year deal.
     
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    Bugger.
    This adds pressure for Green to perform.
     
  17. Rich102

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    I don't think there is any doubt over Green's ability to perform.
    My concern will be over SJ's ability to stay injury free for the season; while still attempting a bit of contact.
     
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    I have the best warriors scoops on the interwebz.
     
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    Short-sighted imo - Green's fine, but you'd hope Hingano had a bigger upside.

    Will watch how he goes at Canberra with interest - they haven't themselves been any good at turning talented young halves into good first grade halves
     
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    Good talent. Hope he goes well. With hindsight though, I think the Green call is the right one. Ata has kind of hung in there without exploding to what I thought he'd be. So to me it's a precocious still finding himself talent v a well regarded journeyman. And I don't think in this case journeyman is a bad connotation, he's become better as his career has developed. He seems to be one of the few who went to U.K. and came back significantly better.

    Interestingly, Blake was the precocious talent as a young bloke. I remember my mate flying the Blake Green flag at full mast back in the day. Then again, he did tell me Shaun Wessels, Nick Youngquest and Don Tweedle would be rep stars so what does he know.
     
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