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Actual Moses quotes (no commentary):

“I want to win a comp. Simple as that,” Moses said. “Speak to any other players and they want to win a comp, that’s all I’ve wanted to do since I started playing footy at four years old.

”We were close last year. I can take some lessons out of that, and I want to win the comp. Simple as that.”

“Definitely I want to get it sorted before the season starts,” he said. “I’ve definitely handled things better and my management has been outstanding in that aspect, they have allowed me to focus fully on footy.

“I’ve handled the talk about it [better]. I’ve blocked everything out, my management worries about those things. It allows me to focus on Parramatta and train good here, not come to training and be affected by what’s going to happen.

“I haven’t felt any pressure. I’ve handled it a lot better than in the past, you learn from those past negotiations and contract talks. Whatever happens, happens, I guess.”

“Me and Brooksy speak a lot, we’re best mates,” Moses said. “We speak all the time about everything. We’ve had a few conversations, me and Brooksy. My full focus this year is on Parramatta.


“Hopefully we get something sorted before the start of the year … You see all the talk but it hasn’t really come to me, I haven’t had to think about that side of it yet.”

“He’s been outstanding, Baz,” Moses said. “I’ve never had a halves coach who is so calm, he’s really narrowed my game down a bit. Having Hodgo [new hooker Josh Hodgson] there is massive with his experience and leadership, he’s been big for my game as well.

“Me and Baz, I have a convo with him probably every day about what we are going to do. I love talking footy, he loves talking footy, he’s just been perfect.
Hopefully we can replicate what we’re trying to work on here in the season.”
 
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Noise

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Just make a decision Mitchell so everyone can move on.

Not fazed anymore if he leaves but just make a decision so planning for 2024 can be made easier for everyone.
I don’t really care about the Tigers and their planning for 2024 if he chooses to stay with us
 

Twizzle

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This shit should not even be being discussed while he is preparing for a new season.

Our transfer system is f**ked, transfers should be when there is no footy being played not a year in advance. If he decides to go, he plays with us for a season knowing he won't even be here next year.

Like Rheed said in a recent interview "what have I done?". He plays out the season with these doubts on his mind. No wonder he was a bit ordinary so Mitch's form may also suffer as well.

It's f**ked.
 

yy_cheng

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This shit should not even be being discussed while he is preparing for a new season.

Our transfer system is f**ked, transfers should be when there is no footy being played not a year in advance. If he decides to go, he plays with us for a season knowing he won't even be here next year.

Like Rheed said in a recent interview "what have I done?". He plays out the season with these doubts on his mind. No wonder he was a bit ordinary so Mitch's form may also suffer as well.

It's f**ked.
Actually, rheed then realised how important last year was and he showed alot of passion and enthusiasm.

Same for moses, he will realise it will take some time for the tigers to challenge and so will give it his all.

It's in the crap teams that they can clock off
 

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All trial lists with an Eels focus from other clubs

Thursday, February 9​

Warriors vs Tigers, Mt Smart Stadium, 6pm​

Warriors squad: 1. Taine Tuaupiki 2. Marcelo Montoya 3. Brayden Wiliame 4. Viliami Vailea 5. Edward Kosi 6. Luke Metcalf 7. Te Maire Martin 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Freddy Lussick 10. Tom Ale 11. Jackson Ford 12. Demitric Sifakula 13. Michael Sio 14. Maiu’u Zyon 15. Sanele Aukusitino 16. Ali Leiataua 17. Jacob Laban 18. Moala Graham-Taufa 20. Kalani Going 21. Eiden Ackland 22. Ben Farr 23. Isaiah Vagana 24. Solomon Vasuvulagi 25. Paul Roache

Te Maire Martin and Luke Metcalf will get their chance in the halves while fellow recruits Brayden Wiliame (centre) and Jackson Ford (second row) will also make their Warriors debut.

Tigers squad: 1. Charlie Staines 2. Junior Tupou 3. Asu Kepaoa 4. Tommy Talau 5. Liam Scolari 6. Triston Reilly 7. Brandon Wakeham 8. Stefano Utoikamanu 9. Jake Simpkin 10. Aistasi James 11. Brandon Tumeth 12. Fonua Pole 13. Justin Matamua 14. Jahream Bula 15. Jordan Hill 16. Trey Peni 17. Josh Feledy 18. Christopher Faagutu 19. Sione Vaihu 20. Zane Camroux 21. Sione Fainu 22. Ruatapu Ngatikaura 23. Alex Seyfarth 24. Tanous Sukkar

Charlie Staines will line up at fullback after switching from Penrith in the off-season. With regular halves Luke Brooks and Adam Doueihi sitting out, Brandon Wakeham will be at halfback in his first appearance since joining from Canterbury. Tommy Talau will make his long-awaited return from a knee injury in the centres after tearing his ACL in 2021.

Friday, February 10​

Knights v Sharks, Central Coast Stadium, 5.55pm​

Knights squad: 1. Bailey Hodgson 2. Hymel Hunt 3. Krystian Mapapalangi 4. Dylan Lucas 5. Greg Marzhew 6. Tyson Gamble 7. Jackson Hastings 8. Daniel Saifiti 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Brodie Jones 12. Jack Johns 13. Kurt Mann 14. Phoenix Crossland 15. John Toleafoa 16. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 17. David Hollis 18. Adam Clune 19. Ben Talty 20. Thomas Cant 21. David Armstrong 22. Toni Tupouniua 23. Riley Jones 24. Ryan Rivett

Lachlan Miller won’t play for Newcastle against his old club a week after a late off-season transfer. Tyson Gamble and Jackson Hastings will combine in the halves with Kalyn Ponga out with a calf injury.

Sharks squad: 1. Daniel Atkinson 2. Thomas Rodwell 3. Mawene Hiroti 4. Kayal Iro 5. Samuel Stonestreet 6. Wade Graham 7. Niwhai Puru 8. Toby Rudolf 9. Jayden Berrell 10. Braden Hamlin-Uele 11. Teig Wilton 12. Jesse Colquhoun 13. Jack Williams 14. Cameron McInnes 15. Joshua Finau 16. Thomas Hazelton 17. Max Bradbury 18. Lachlan Crouch 19. Henry O’Kane 20. Samuel Healey 21. Jacob Gagan 22. Blake Hosking 23. Max Riolo 24. Manaia Waitere

Cronulla captain Wade Graham is a surprise at five-eighth with a backline containing no other regular NRL players. There is experience in the pack with Toby Rudolf, Braden Hamlin-Uele, Teig Wilton, Cameron McInnes and Jack Williams listed.

Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles, Central Coast Stadium, 8pm​

Rabbitohs squad: 1. Blake Taaffe 2. Richard Kennar 3. Josiah Karapani 4. Jacob Gagai 5. Leon Te Hau 6. Dion Teaupa 7. Jarrett Subloo 8. Hame Sele 9. Peter Mamouzelos 10. Davvy Moale 11. Michael Chee Kam 12. Jacob Host 13. Tallis Duncan 14. Terrell Kalo Kalo 15. Ethan O’neill 16. Ben Lovett 17. Louis Grossemy 18. Romano Cook 19. Jaxson Rahme 20. Thomas Carr 21. Shannon Gardiner 22. Leonard Skelton 23. Hugo Patterson 24. Brock Gray

Blake Taaffe is filling in at fullback with Latrell Mitchell on All Stars duty for an inexperienced side. Jacob Host is back after shoulder surgery alongside fellow NRL forwards Hame Sele, Davvy Moale and Michael Chee Kam.

Sea Eagles squad: 1. Jake Toby 2. Christian Tuipulotu 3. Jackson Ferris 4. Fletcher Myers 5. Ray Tuaimalo-Vaega 6. Cooper Johns 7. Jamie Humphreys 8. Toafofoa Sipley 9. Gordon Chan Kum Tong 10. Ben Condon 11. Ben Trbojevic 12. Samuela Fainu 13. Ethan Bullemor 14. Harradyn Wilson 15. Zac Fulton 16. Cameron Brown 17. Viliami Fifita 18. Jacob Sykes 19. Charlie Thompson 20. Joshua Stuckey 21. Dean Matterson 22. James Uesele 23. Joey Tramontana

Saturday, February 11​

Maori vs Indigenous All Stars – Men, Rotorua International Stadium, 3.45pm​

Indigenous squad: Bailey Butler, Selwyn Cobbo, Tyrell Fuimaono, J’maine Hopgood, Nicho Hynes, Ryan James, Albert Kelly, Josh Kerr, Daine Laurie, Latrell Mitchell, Shaquai Mitchell, Kierran Moseley, Brent Naden, Tyrone Peachey, Tyrell Sloan, Isaiah Tass, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Braydon Trindall, Cody Walker, Jack Wighton. Coach: Ronald Griffiths

Maori squad: Jesse Arthars, Zach Dockar-Clay, Austin Dias, James Fisher-Harris, Corey Harawira-Naera, Morgan Harper, Royce Hunt, Zane Musgrove, Briton Nikora, Hayze Perham, Sheldon Pitama, Adam Pompey, Jordan Rapana, Jordan Riki, Tukimihia Simpkins, Joseph Tapine, Leo Thompson, Paul Turner, Creedence Toia, Dylan Walker. Coach: Ben Gardiner

Dragons v St Helens, WIN Stadium, 8.05pm​

Dragons squad: 1. Treigh Stewart 2. Mathew Feagai 3. Moses Suli 4. Zac Lomax 5. Mikaele Ravalawa 6. Connor Muhleisen 7. Moses Mbye 8. Francis Molo 9. Jacob Liddle 10. Blake Lawrie 11. Ben Murdoch-Masila 12. Billy Burns 13. Jaiyden Hunt 14. Tautau Moga 15. Max Feagai 16. Michael Molo 17. Joshua Coric 18. Nick Lui-Toso 19. Dan Russell 20. Haele Finau 21. Sione Finau 22. Alexander Lobb 23. Savelio Tamale 24. Jackson Shereb

Tyrell Sloan’s absence on All Stars duty means Treigh Stewart lines up at fullback with regular custodian Cody Ramsey out for the year. Moses Mbye will line up at halfback and could end up Ben Hunt’s playmaking partner for the start of the year with Jayden Sullivan sidelined with a hamstring problem.

St Helens squad: 1. Jack Welsby 2. Tommy Makinson 3. Will Hopoate 4. Mark Percival 5. Jonathan Bennison 6. Jonny Lomax 7. Lewis Dodd 8. Alex Walmsley 9. James Roby 10. Matty Lees 11. Sione Mata’utia 12. Joe Batchelor 13. Morgan Knowles 14. Joey Lussick 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 16. Curtis Sironen 17. Agnatius Paasi 18. Jake Wingfield 19. James Bell 20. Daniel Norman 21. Ben Davies 22. Sam Royle 23. Konrad Hurrell 24. Lewis Baxter

 
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Sunday, February 12​

Storm vs Roosters, GMHBA Stadium, Geelong, 1.50pm​

Storm squad: 1. Sualauvi Faalogo 2. William Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Dean Ieremia 6. Tyran Wishart 7. Jonah Pezet 8. Aaron Pene 9. Bronson Garlick 10. Christian Welch 11. Joe Chan 12. Chris Lewis 13. Josh King 14. Ammaron Gudgeon 15. Young Tonumaipea 16. Jordan Grant 17. Eliesa Katoa 18. Jayden Nikorima 19. Keagan Russell-Smith 20. Cole Geyer 21. Grant Anderson 22. Angus Hinchey 23. Lazarus Vaalepu 24. Kane Bradley

Christian Welch will make a welcome return at prop for the Storm after an Achilles injury ruined his season last year in Round 1. Centre Reimis Smith (pectoral) is also on the comeback trail.

Roosters squad: 1. Ethan King 2. Daniel Tupou 3. Joseph Suaalii 4. Junior Pauga 5. Jaxson Paulo 6. Luke Keary 7. Sam Walker 8. Matthew Lodge 9. Brandon Smith 10. Lindsay Collins 11. Egan Butcher 12. Siua Wong 13. Victor Radley 14. Drew Hutchison 15. Fletcher Baker 16. Jake Turpin 17. Terrell May 18. Naufahu Whyte 19. Ben Thomas 20. William Fakatoumafi 21. Thomas Deakin 22. Tuku Hau Tapuha 23. Xavier Va’a 24. Tyler Moriarty

Brandon Smith is sure to cop a mixed reception from Storm players and fans when he makes his Roosters debut. The visitors have named plenty of big guns, including Joseph Suaali’i, Victor Radley, Luke Keary and Sam Walker. Suaali’i is lining up at centre in a likely pointer to his position for Round 1.

Raiders vs Bulldogs, Ack Weyman Oval, Moruya, 3.55pm​

Raiders squad: 1. Xavier Savage 2. Albert Hopoate 3. Jarrod Croker 4. Brad Morkos 5. Elijah Anderson 6. Matt Frawley 7. Brad Schneider 8. Ata Mariota 9. Danny Levi 10. Emre Guler 11. Clay Webb 12. Trey Mooney 13. Corey Horsburgh 14. Zac Woolford 15. Pasami Saulo 16. Jordan Martin 17. James Schiller 18. Hohepa Puru 19. Jed Stuart 20. Joshua Allen 21. Michael Asomua 22. Peter Hola 23. Ethan Strange 24. Loghan Lewis 25. Mitchell Spencer 26. Josh James 27. Lachlan Lewis 28. Ray Burns

Fingers will be crossed for club stalwart Jarrod Croker when he makes his comeback from shoulder surgery in the centres. Matt Frawley will suit up at five-eighth with Jack Wighton in All Stars camp. Brad Schneider will be halfback while Jamal Fogarty is kept in cotton wool after suffering a serious knee injury last year in the trials. Danny Levi and Zac Woolford will lay down their claims to be starting hooker. A surprise name is Lachlan Lewis on the bench with the former Canterbury half trying to revive his NRL career at Canberra.

Bulldogs squad: 1. Braidon Burns 2. Jacob Kiraz 3. Jake Averillo 4. Paul Alamoti 21. Jayden Okunbor 6. Josh Reynolds 7. Kyle Flanagan 8. Luke Thompson 9. Reed Mahoney 10. Max King 11. Jacob Preston 12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 13. Ryan Sutton 14. Fa’amanu Brown 15. Chris Patolo 16. Andrew Davey 17. Corey Waddell 19. Jeral Skelton 20. Jackson Topine 22. Bailey Hayward 23. Harrison Edwards 24. Khaled Rajab 25. Jayden Tanner 26. Kurtis Morrin

Off-season signings Reed Mahoney, Ryan Sutton, Fa’amanu Brown, Franklin Pele and Andrew Davey are part of Cameron Ciraldo’s first trial squad but former Panthers forward Viliame Kikau won’t make his Dogs debut until next week. Josh Reynolds is back in the halves for the Dogs after stints at the Wests Tigers and in the Super League with the veteran pushing for a spot in Round 1 as Matt Burton’s halves partner or a bench utility.

Cowboys vs Dolphins, Barlow Park, Cairns, 6pm​

Cowboys squad: 1. Tomas Chester 2. Laitia Moceidreke 3. Gehamat Shibasaki 4. Brendan Elliot 5. Robert Derby 6. Ben Hampton 7. Thomas Duffy 8. Taniela Sadrugu 9. Kyle Schneider 10. James Tamou 11. Jack Gosiewski 12. Kulikefu Finefeuiaki 13. Riley Price 14. Mia Pua’avase 15. Sylvester Namo 16. Emarly Bitugane 17. Julian Christian 18. Jordan Lipp 19. Zac Laybutt 20. Adam Cook 21. Jake Bourke

Gehamat Shibasaki and Jack Gosiewski will giddy up for the Cowboys after heading to Townsville in the summer but coach Todd Payten has kept many of his stars away from their opening trial.

Dolphins squad: 1. Jamayne Isaako 2. Jack Bostock 3. Tesi Niu 4. Euan Aitken 5. Oliver Gildart 6. Anthony Milford 7. Isaiya Katoa 8. Jarrod Wallace 9. Harrison Graham 10. Herman Ese’ese 11. Jeremiah Simbiken 12. Connelly Lemuelu 13. Ray Stone 14. Brayden McGrady 15. Valynce Te Whare 16. Tyler Szepanowski 17. Lachlan Hubner 18. Judah Rimbu 19. Rodrick Tai 20. Sherwin Tanabi 21. Kurt Donoghoe 22. Brenton Baira 23. Mason Teague 24. Poasa Faamausili

All eyes will be on ex-Panthers half Isaiya Katoa to see if he will live up to the hype. He has been chosen alongside Anthony Milford in the halves. Jamayne Isaako gis getting first crack at fullback with Tesi Niu listed in the centres for the Dolphins.

Broncos vs Titans, Sunshine Coast Stadium, 8.05pm​

Broncos squad: 1. Reece Walsh 2. Jordan Pereira 3. Kotoni Staggs 4. Herbie Farnworth 5. Deine Mariner 6. Ezra Mam 7. Jack Ahearn 8. Thomas Flegler 9. Cory Paix 10. Payne Haas 11. Shalom O’Ofou 12. Brendan Frei 13. Corey Jensen 14. Billy Walters 15. Logan Bayliss-Brow 16. Martin Taupau 17. Benjamin Te Kura 18. Ethan Quai-Ward 19. Tyson Smoothy 20. Tristan Sailor 21. Joshua Rogers 22. Jamen Johnson

Despite spending some time training in the halves during the pre-season, Reece Walsh will be in his preferred No.1 jersey for his first match back at Brisbane since his stint with the Warriors. Ezra Mam is at five-eighth but Adam Reynolds is not playing, giving young Jack Ahearn a chance at halfback. Cory Paix has got the nod at hooker ahead of Billy Walters while Tristan Sailor has earned a spot on the bench as he tries to restart his NRL career which was put on pause by off-field issues at the Dragons.

Titans squad: 1. Jayden Campbell 2. Alofiana Khan-Pereira 3. Aaron Schoupp 4. Phillip Sami 5. Sosefo Fifita 6. Toby Sexton 7. Tanah Boyd 8. Jaimin Jolliffe 9. Chris Randall 10. Joe Stimson 11. David Fifita 12. Klese Haas 13. Erin Clark 14. Sam McIntyre 15. Iszac Fa’asumaleaui 16. Jo Vuna 17. Treymain Spry 18. Thomas Weaver 19. Keano Kini 20. Jaylan De Groot 21. Tony Francis 22. Josiah Pahulu 23. Vaka Sikahele 24. Jacob Alick 25. Ryan Foran 26. Jaron Purcell

Toby Sexton is back in favour but at five-eighth with Tanah Boyd lining up at halfback. David Fifita will begin the first match in his contract year at second row while Aaron Schoupp and Chris Randall are making their first outing in Titans colours.

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Storm squad: 1. Sualauvi Faalogo 2. William Warbrick 3. Reimis Smith 4. Justin Olam 5. Dean Ieremia 6. Tyran Wishart 7. Jonah Pezet 8. Aaron Pene 9. Bronson Garlick 10. Christian Welch 11. Joe Chan 12. Chris Lewis 13. Josh King 14. Ammaron Gudgeon 15. Young Tonumaipea 16. Jordan Grant 17. Eliesa Katoa 18. Jayden Nikorima 19. Keagan Russell-Smith 20. Cole Geyer 21. Grant Anderson 22. Angus Hinchey 23. Lazarus Vaalepu 24. Kane Bradley
Joe Chan is Alex Chan's young feller I believe. At least 6 of that squad have dads who played first grade. Is Tepai still with the Storm's?
 
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@Gronk if we're going as far to have Tom Ale as Eels inspired may want to add Moala Graham-Taufa from the warriors, played 21s for us last year. Aaron Pene from the storm, played a couple of years in 20s for us.
 

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@Gronk if we're going as far to have Tom Ale as Eels inspired may want to add Moala Graham-Taufa from the warriors, played 21s for us last year. Aaron Pene from the storm, played a couple of years in 20s for us.
Also Joey Tramontana, Austin Dias, Reimis Smith, Jordan Grant and Daniel Tupou. I believe we recruited Erin Clark back in the day but he never got on the field for us. Must’ve been homesick or upset we didn’t have a Tarsha Gale team.
 

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Also Joey Tramontana, Austin Dias, Reimis Smith, Jordan Grant and Daniel Tupou. I believe we recruited Erin Clark back in the day but he never got on the field for us. Must’ve been homesick or upset we didn’t have a Tarsha Gale team.
FFS
 

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Actual Moses quotes (no commentary):

“I want to win a comp. Simple as that,” Moses said. “Speak to any other players and they want to win a comp, that’s all I’ve wanted to do since I started playing footy at four years old.

”We were close last year. I can take some lessons out of that, and I want to win the comp. Simple as that.”

“Definitely I want to get it sorted before the season starts,” he said. “I’ve definitely handled things better and my management has been outstanding in that aspect, they have allowed me to focus fully on footy.

“I’ve handled the talk about it [better]. I’ve blocked everything out, my management worries about those things. It allows me to focus on Parramatta and train good here, not come to training and be affected by what’s going to happen.

“I haven’t felt any pressure. I’ve handled it a lot better than in the past, you learn from those past negotiations and contract talks. Whatever happens, happens, I guess.”

“Me and Brooksy speak a lot, we’re best mates,” Moses said. “We speak all the time about everything. We’ve had a few conversations, me and Brooksy. My full focus this year is on Parramatta.


“Hopefully we get something sorted before the start of the year … You see all the talk but it hasn’t really come to me, I haven’t had to think about that side of it yet.”

“He’s been outstanding, Baz,” Moses said. “I’ve never had a halves coach who is so calm, he’s really narrowed my game down a bit. Having Hodgo [new hooker Josh Hodgson] there is massive with his experience and leadership, he’s been big for my game as well.

“Me and Baz, I have a convo with him probably every day about what we are going to do. I love talking footy, he loves talking footy, he’s just been perfect.
Hopefully we can replicate what we’re trying to work on here in the season.”
Did he bold those quotes or was that you?
 

yy_cheng

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Could the extra 250k tpa for the tigers deal to shift it from 1.5M to 1.75M come from one famous Jake Arthur?
 

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