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Gronk

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I'm no expert, but I'm wondering out loud if the Warriors found out that Lodge is not eligible for NZ visa as a tax resident in 2023 because of his criminal record and oops they failed to carry out the appropriate due diligence. Lodge got paid out for this season and next because of a Warriors mea culpa.

Anyway I am not against signing a Sydney based Lodge under the right circumstances. No long term deals so he'll need to back himself and not treat us as a retirement village like he would say at the Dogs or Tigers.

 

84 Baby

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I'm no expert, but I'm wondering out loud if the Warriors found out that Lodge is not eligible for NZ visa as a tax resident in 2023 because of his criminal record and oops they failed to carry out the appropriate due diligence. Lodge got paid out for this season and next because of a Warriors mea culpa.

Anyway I am not against signing a Sydney based Lodge under the right circumstances. No long term deals so he'll need to back himself and not treat us as a retirement village like he would say at the Dogs or Tigers.

f**k no!
Firstly he’s a 4 letter merkin.
Secondly RCG/Junior are 10 times better.
Thirdly Lodge is a lazy f**k.
Fourthly he’s a merkin.
 

Gronk

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Firstly Lodge is a POS merkin who shouldn’t be allowed in the NRL, secondly with the new Rules he’s a bit of a sloth and we are already paying our two starting front rowers big money.
He's been paid out in full for 2023, so there is an opportunity for a team to get him cheap on a two year deal. Agree that I would never pay him $700k, but we need a benchie to replace Oregon and I'm not sure that Emu is that guy.
 

SneakyEel

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I don't think we'll regress at all next year. Next year I reckon we'll field a side similar to this
1. Gutherson
2.Sivo
3.Blake
4.Penisini
5.Simonsson/Russell
6.D.Brown
7.Moses
8.RCG
9.Hodgson
10.Paulo
11.Lane
12.Cartwright
13.Matterson
14.N.Brown
15.Makatoka
16.Rodwell
17.Hopgood
Still a pretty good side, should be competing for the 4. These young guys will add some excitement to our pack. Already looking forward to seeing Hopgood play.
 

hindy111

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I'm no expert, but I'm wondering out loud if the Warriors found out that Lodge is not eligible for NZ visa as a tax resident in 2023 because of his criminal record and oops they failed to carry out the appropriate due diligence. Lodge got paid out for this season and next because of a Warriors mea culpa.

Anyway I am not against signing a Sydney based Lodge under the right circumstances. No long term deals so he'll need to back himself and not treat us as a retirement village like he would say at the Dogs or Tigers.


Don't sell yourself short. I think you could be an expert.
 
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