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John Bateman

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Valheru, May 22, 2020.

  1. shear_joy9

    shear_joy9 First Grade

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    it would be such a bulldog thing to do to pay $800k+ for backrower that is so far a one season wonder.
    Don't they realise how god awful their spine is?
     
  2. typicalfan

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    Bulldogs have so many backrowers already. They need a gun half.
     
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  3. KennySterling

    KennySterling Juniors

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    He's no 'one season wonder'. In fact he could well be the toughest Pom since Mal Reilly. He never backs down and every team needs one of those.

    Bateman was 'killing it' in Super League from the age of 17 at Bradford Bulls. That's why Canberra signed him from Wigan. And he was outstanding the 2017 World Cup.
     
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  4. Chook Norris

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    Well, where there's smoke theres fire.

    Summing up what we can confidently assume to be fact:
    - Bateman (through his management) is shopping around / enquired about the Dogs, Knights and Dragons
    - Bateman has not asked for a release..... but could be gone soon if $$$ is good
     
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  5. The unknown

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    Jackson Hastings killed it in the super league aswell though.

    My query is if he was just benefiting off a red hot raiders team last year. A 96kg forward in today’s game is a bit on the small side too
     
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  6. some11

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    shhh don't tell them, it's awesome.
     
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  7. Greenfields

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  8. shear_joy9

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    he is so far in the nrl
     
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  9. Valheru

    Valheru First Grade

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    Lol

    Bateman would be one of the last 4 players they would want to get rid of before 2021 and i find it exceedingly hard to believe he isn't a top priority for them from 2022 onwards.

    There is definitely legs to this story.
     
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  10. gerg

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    Are you honestly comparing Hastings to Bateman? Haha....
     
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  11. The unknown

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    Lol what?

    Im saying if Hastings can do well in the super league, who played what half a season without a single standout game in the NRL, then “killing it” in the super league isn’t that impressive

    I think Batemens a great player but he’s gotta play more than 1 good season In the nrl to command 800k, if those figures are true
     
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  12. hineyrulz

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    Big tough bald headed Muppet 1 - Pommy scouser merkin 0
     
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  13. hineyrulz

    hineyrulz Post Whore

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    Heard you will be at the Raiders after June 30. Worst troll on LU.
     
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  14. GreenMachine121

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    I can see this ending poorly ... as a poster said above ... if the raiders have not prioritised his contract from 2021/22 onwards they are kidding themselves

    heard some reporter ... Brent ? Something saying there is zero chance JB is a raider next year ... make if that what you will
     
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  15. gerg

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    He's been in the English test side for five years.

    Fifita and Haas have played one good season (& arguably not as good as Bateman last year) and they're commanding around the million a year, but yeah probably on a pie and a coke at the Broncos.
     
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  16. Greenfields

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    The “reports” are all over the shop. Just have to wait and see what happens
     
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  17. hineyrulz

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    BroncoGeeDollars are amazing.
     
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  18. GreenMachine121

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    I’d swap him for fifita or haas in a heartbeat
     
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  19. Spot On

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    Bateman the Bulldog.

    Go Doggies!
     
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  20. Mr Angry

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    No, not at all, the hooker is there no doubt.

    Decent player, whinger of a pom, probably cannot handle sticky, go elsewhere, I care not, nuffie.
     
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