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Bunji to Broncos

Discussion in 'St George Illawarra Dragons' started by hewi, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. hewi

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    If true, the ultimate insult will come when he runs rings around McGregor's Dragons.
     
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    Makes no sense, why on earth would he be happy to play Queensland Cup on minimum wage? He's not going to be the utility when they have Nikorima and he sure as hell is not going to be a starting half.
     
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    Maybe they could send us Milford or Hunt.
     
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    How about BENNETT.
     
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    Rumour is Hunt to Dragons.......and no I dont mean Justin Hunt
     
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    Rather have Hutch than Hunt. If Bennett can't get Hunt to perform, what hope has Mary.
     
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    If Hutch can perform at least 3/4 to the how Hunt has performed i'd be extremely satisfied. No idea why Hunt is so heavily underrated, he has a huge amount of try assists and is able to actually organize his team.
     
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    Hunt strongly linked to eels as the replacement for Foran.
     
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    What Rex Hunt didn't know he was still around?
    If not him must C Hunt.
     
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    As long as its not Karmichal Hunt lol
    Sorry re spelling
     
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    Good luck to him if true. He has been quoted as saying it's not about the money & Bennett will certainly know how to use him unlike our L plate coach.

    BTW talk on facebook is Tom Carr has signed with the dogs.
     
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    Yep another talented young skinny lad stupidly let go off by stupid Dragons coaching staff and management who will be a gun in the future. Memories of the general Patten, Brett Stuart, Michael Lett all told they were too skinny!
     
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    Wasn't patten let go because he couldn't catch a ball off the ground to save his life. Michael let didn't amount to much.
    We have wingers coming up through the grades plus the addition of Nene. Wouldn't stress over this one too much.
     
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    Happy if Benji gets a run at the Broncs. He's nothing like the player of a few years ago but he always tried his guts out on the field and represented the Dragons professionally off the field. Good luck champ.
     
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    'London to a brick on', if signed he won't play half back. He is not a half back, doesn't want play half back and his style doesn't suit half back. He is a five eight.. Why the imposter persisted trying to put a 'square peg in a round hole' for so long is a head scratch...

    Bennett will probably use him as a utility back... Used the right way, I think there is still a few 'diamonds' left in the mine... McGregor couldn't do it.. But I suspect Bennett will.

    Good luck to him ..
     
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    Exactly this.
     
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    Benji Marshall to the Broncos: Wayne Bennett offers NRL lifeline to former Kiwi Test star
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    TRAVIS MEYN, PETER BADEL, The Courier-Mail
    October 18, 2016 8:06pm

    WAYNE Bennett has guaranteed Ben Hunt’s future at the Broncos in the wake of his shock decision to offer Benji Marshall an NRL lifeline.

    Bennett is in discussions with Marshall about the prospect of the former Kiwi Test star joining the Broncos for a one-year swan song.

    The revelations fuelled rumours Hunt could be squeezed out of Red Hill to link with ex-Broncos five-eighth Corey Norman at Parramatta.

    In England preparing for the upcoming Four Nations tournament, Bennett has quashed speculation Hunt could be forced out of Brisbane.

    “If Benji comes to the Broncos, and that is still an if, he will not be replacing Ben Hunt or Anthony Milford,” Bennett told The Courier-Mail.

    “I am very happy with both those players and they are part of our long-term future.”

    Bennett worked closely with Marshall during his tenure as an assistant coach in the New Zealand set-up.

    He is an unabashed fan of 31-year-old’s freakish talent, but would not use him in the No. 7 jersey like the Dragons did during his turbulent three-season stint at St George-Illawarra.

    “If Benji did come, I would not consider him as a halfback and he does not want to play in that position,” Bennett said.

    “His game is not suited to halfback. He can play centre and fullback besides five-eighth.”

    Bennett has carefully been adding to his 2017 roster with cut-price recruits.

    He has snared experienced Titans winger David Mead and boosted his centre stocks with Townsville duo Moses Pangai and Tautau Moga.

    Prop Mitchell Dodds is returning to the club and the premiership-winning Marshall will bring 255 games of NRL experience.

    “In this case, you have to back the views of the coach,” said Broncos legend Darren Lockyer.

    “Wayne has worked with Benji before in the New Zealand set-up during the World Cup. The coach has been around long enough to know what the team needs and doesn’t need.

    “Benji’s experience could be an asset. With Milford and Hunt there, they are exciting talents but they don’t have the old head on them that Benji does.

    “If he potentially comes into the squad, he would provide experience and that could help the squad.”

    Marshall would bring valuable depth to Brisbane’s playmaking stocks if Milford makes his State of Origin debut next season alongside fullback Darius Boyd.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...r/news-story/7cf10a627b80c0e0c3b2f808e16016d4
     
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    Interesting comments from Bennett:

    “If Benji did come, I would not consider him as a halfback and he does not want to play in that position,”

    “His game is not suited to halfback. He can play centre and fullback besides five-eighth.”

    Nice to have an actual coach's perspective on that.
     
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