Have the Warriors signed Tino Fa'asuamaleaui?

Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by Rich102, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Beavers Headgear

    Beavers Headgear First Grade

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    Tough one here, Warriors went above and beyond money wise and it still wasn’t enough

    Put yourself in the shoes of the 19yo kid though, and on one hand you sit down with Kearney “yeah mate, y’know, we are running a good um, ah, process here y’know” and then he sits down with Meninga “you know all the contacts I have in the game son and the teams I can get you into”

    I know many of the current generation know nothing about the history of the game, but regardless of that Mal will always have that aura surrounding him
     
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  2. KeepingTheFaith

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    Tino grew up in QLD and it's not like he took massive unders.

    As long as the GC were close we had no chance.
     
  3. VillaTheGorilla

    VillaTheGorilla Juniors

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    Literally laughed out loud when I saw this.
    Fuuuuuck haha.
    That stings a bit, obviously it means Jai is coming down under then? :sweat_smile:
     
  4. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Which hull? KR or FC?
     
  5. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    source please
     
  6. KeepingTheFaith

    KeepingTheFaith Referee

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    It's the top story on NRL website
     
  7. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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  8. JJ

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    Weighing up the Titans and the Warriors... FFS, both would seem horrific options for a talented youngster... presumably being closer to 'home' and Meninga's mana made it an easy (if dangerous) decision
     
  9. spear tackle

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    I wonder if theres a plan B?
     
  10. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    You have signed overseas players before.

    Gold Coast is far more attractive, they have an unproven coach.

    You have a proven putz.

    Dark times, but #round8, the clouds will disperse.
     
  11. SpaceMonkey

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    Yeah huge advantage for the GC there. Young Aussie players don’t want to move to Auckland, it’s a fact.
     
  12. Mr Angry

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    Chad did.
     
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  13. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    We taught him all he knows.
     
  14. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Yeah Stacey spoke to him once........then he won the lot................
     
  15. Fufu Andronez

    Fufu Andronez First Grade

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    Chad was smart. Put himself in the shop window and showed the Sharks that he could be a first grade half. Was never here for a long time. Heart will always be in the shire.

    Ended up delivering them their first premiership. Smart man
     
  16. JJ

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    Townsend, Maloney, Lane, Kemp maybe even Luck. There are others

    The Warriors don’t at present seem very welcoming of Australians anyway so it’s mutual... and anyone who thinks it through wouldn’t want to be developed or coached by Kearney et al
     
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  17. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    And brought Shaun with him...

    I love Shaun...

    I did notice in the Chad highlights, him and Mannering had a thing.

    Will find it, be back.
     
  18. SpaceMonkey

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    I don’t think any of them came because they found Auckland enticing, they came because they saw a career opportunity. Who’d see one of those at the moment?
     
  19. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    shouldn't be hard then.
     
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