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Rumours (signings, sackings & other NRL stuff)

Fordy20

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Has he not played rugby league before?
Big risk at 27.
You're right. He is taking a big risk. We have a habit of signing Rugby players without giving them game time in first grade. Tristan Reilly is just the latest example. If he's lucky, Alaimalo might be able to get a gig with an Australian Super Rugby for 2025.
 

Vic Mackey

Referee
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Has he not played rugby league before?
Big risk at 27.
You're right. He is taking a big risk. We have a habit of signing Rugby players without giving them game time in first grade. Tristan Reilly is just the latest example. If he's lucky, Alaimalo might be able to get a gig with an Australian Super Rugby for 2025.

absolutely a risk, but it’s 1 year on minimum wage. Union guys are more miss then hit, but remember Taniela Tuliaki was playing 3rd grade Sydney rugby in the forwards when Sheens somehow spotted him
 

Mr_Raditch

Juniors
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Reported that Shane Richardson is headed to Concord....interesting

Great signing if true. He's definitely not everyones cup of tea, but he knows what it takes to get the front office in order. He's currently running a social media management company for athletes with his son & also running the Brisbane Firehawks (I think). Hopefully it happens, as he's the exact type of CEO we need. Someone with a long background in football clubs & business experience, plus he wouldn't hesitate in telling the board to butt out of football clubs matters.
 

Nutz

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the guys youtube highlights from 2020/1 super rugby season are pretty insane. Certinly looks a talent, big, strong, fast with great footwork. Reminds of Israel Folau. Hes clearly got the physical attributes to be a gun NRL back, but how he goes with things like defensive reads, tough carries etc will be the big test.
This is the guy I was telling you guys a month ago, my good mate is connected to NZRU and says he's a freak and will be a star in the NRL.
This guy is the real deal, have a look at the vids I posted back then.
 

Tigerm

First Grade
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Apparently no one has made inquiries as yet for Nofo’s availability to move?
But, you would expect they will want him cheap, so how much do you think would be a fair price to lose to get him out of here?
He may struggle to make the FG side this year?
He’s reportedly on $525k per yr for the next 2 years?
 
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Nutz

Bench
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This is the guy I was telling you guys a month ago, my good mate is connected to NZRU and says he's a freak and will be a star in the NRL.
This guy is the real deal, have a look at the vids I posted back then.
This guy is like Daniel Tupou and Joseph Suaalii wrapped into one. If he makes NRL next year I can just about guarantee Salad will hit his chest with some long balls and also put up some corner bombs for him to leap over the opposition to score.
I'm so excited about this.
A 1 year contract will quickly be extended after a few games I'm hoping.

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Tigerm

First Grade
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NBWT twitter:

St George Illawarra have offered Addin Fonua-Blake a four-year, $4.5 million deal to join the club from 2025. (SMH)

I’m not sure if it’s known, what we offered?
 

Tigerm

First Grade
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NBWT twitter:

Sources with knowledge of the situation told this masthead that Nofoaluma turned up late to training on Tuesday, giving the Tigers greater cause for concern over his commitment to the club.’

Something is going on?
I believe he can be sacked for breaching his contractual commitments?
Not saying being late to training would trigger it though, but he is doing some silly shit, if true?
 
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Nutz

Bench
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NBWT twitter:

St George Illawarra have offered Addin Fonua-Blake a four-year, $4.5 million deal to join the club from 2025. (SMH)

I’m not sure if it’s known, what we offered?
Offer him the same for 5 years. He'll be wanting a passionate release after 3 years before which we win a grand final.
We then trade him for dollars and everyone wins.
 

Tigerm

First Grade
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Offer him the same for 5 years. He'll be wanting a passionate release after 3 years before which we win a grand final.
We then trade him for dollars and everyone wins.
But we have supposedly put our offer in already? I believe the sharks are looking as well?
Not sure they will go into a bidding war again, it never ends well for us?
 

Tiger Ted

Bench
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Apparently no one has made inquiries as yet for Nofo’s availability to move?
But, you would expect they will want him cheap, so how much do you think would be a fair price to lose to get him out of here?
He may struggle to make the FG side this year?
He’s reportedly on $525k per yr for the next 2 years?
As with numerous toxic contracts negotiated during the Cleary & Maguire tenures we will be forced to take a severe haircut to rid ourselves of this pathetic ingrate.Fact is the bum isn’t worth half what he is earning at the concord charitable foundation.
 
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