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RTS Off to Rugby (according to NZ National Radio)

Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by ozenzud, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. ozenzud

    ozenzud Juniors

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    It is no wonder the warriors struggle. The current captain would rather play in another sport.

    I suppose now Kearney has to immediately drop him as Captain. If I were running the show, I'd drop him from the team and put him in reserve grade for a year. Try and demonstrate there are penalties for lack of commitment. But it won't happen.

    I'd just got to the point where I was 'recovered' from last season.
     
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    ZEROMISSTACKLES First Grade

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    If this is true then he truly isn't a happy camper at the Warriors. He must regret coming to us. RTS should stick with league as I don't think he can cut it in union. Probably do good as a wing for the Crusaders but thats about it, and even then I'd doubt he'd make the All Blacks. All Blacks don't miss tackles, their defence is king.
     
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    So I presume JTS is gone too?
     
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    If it is true- and I won't believe that it is until he says it is, or there is a more substantial report- but if it is true, good luck to him. He's not breaking contract. He's moving from one hopeless franchise to another if you ask me...but that's his prerogative. I wouldn't want to see him dropped. No way. I'd transition him out as captain, but that's about it.
     
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    He’d have to take a big paycut if he did switch
     
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    Agent denying it now. That usually means the deal is signed. The original report did say he was playing for the Blues, but surely they are at least as bad as the warriors.
     
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    Pretty sure in his first interview after signing with the Warriors he was talking of his All Blacks dream, so hardly surprising if he goes that way
     
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    Why the f**k would you question his commitment and drop him?

    FFS, he's busted a gut on the field repeatedly - of course he must regret signing with the shit-hole club, with the geniused coaches that made him captain, and the f**ked culture - there's no suggestion he's doing anything other than honouring his contract - sure, remove the captaincy - but that was a dumb decision anyway and probably a relief to him

    I get why he'd want to be an All Black, but I'm not seeing him as a lock for the All Blacks by any stretch - doesn't look like a union fullback, nor a centre - I could be wrong, but would he really be happy on the wing in union - and yeah, the Warriors to the Blues - I guess that's a sideways move

    I thought he'd head back to an Aussie NRL club where his development could resume
     
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    Do the Kiwi National Side have a full back now?
     
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    Sort of...
    Damien McKenzie , Israel Dagg and Ben Smith sort of take turns.

    Skill wise I'd rate all 3 better than RTS...hed make a handy 2nd 5/8 or centre..
     
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    Agent seems annoyed by the report. Claims they have not spoken to the Blues.
     
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    Nightingale springs to mind only cos I seen him there with a few games for the Dragons.

    Fusitua is with Tonga.

    The now more experienced Lolohea returns to the back for the Tigers I hear. He wasnt one when he was with us but like I said before - hes now more experienced so it'll be interesting to see how he goes there now.

    Rapana has expressed interest.
     
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    Like I said before - RTS "Captain Happy" and thats based off a few things you guys have heard. A few weeks later now look...
     
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    It was always going to happen... him and Ngani Laumapi were always going to come back.

    They were both highly regarded juniors in RU that were earmarked for big things but were swayed by NYC and the profile it gave young kids.

    In RTS’ case the roosters threw the kitchen sink at his family to get him over.

    I could see RTS as a winger... in a similar vein to Milner-Skudder.
     
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    Veitchy saying he is close to resigning with the Warriors. More $$$ with the cap going up
     
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    Well if Kearney was my coach, I would probably take up curling.
     
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    If that muppet is reporting that then RTS is probably as good as gone !!
     
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    You listen to or read Veitch?
     
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    Battered woman syndrome perhaps??
     
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    Whatever happens ,happens I guess. Since hes only contracted until the end of the year hes with us until the end of the season.
    I'm more concerned with the guy who signed a contract when he was 15 apparently with his parents who enjoyed the benefits of being paid until he got a better offer from another code. It'll be interesting to see where that goes.
    It would be nice to keep Roger though.
     
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